Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center - The Lil'
Summer Camp

Summer is a time for relaxing outdoor fun, new adventures, budding friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.  Get all this and more with JCYS summer camps!   With so many different programs to choose from, find the experience, location and time length that works best for you and your family.

At the Lillian L. Lutz Family Center in Highland Park, we offer three different summer camp experiences:

Jon Vegosen Champ Camp

Grades 1 – 6
12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
June 19 – July 21, 2017
5 weeks,  $800*

Promotes healthy lifestyles through a combination of tennis, fitness, swimming and nutrition education. Focuses on developing confidence, self-esteem, healthy lifestyle habits, teamwork skills, and an appreciation for athletics and sportsmanship.
*Scholarships are available to help reduce cost.


Within age groups, Champ Campers participate in:

  • Ten and Under Tennis, the USTA’s preferred method of tennis instruction for children, which uses larger balls and lower nets – perfect for beginning players.
  • Daily swim lessons in our teaching pool featuring two shallow ends, slide and splash pad.
  • Healthy hands-on cooking and nutrition lessons.
  • Friday Fun Days include weekly all-camp activities to heighten Champ Camp spirit!

12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the five weeks of District 112 summer school, for children going into Grades 1-6.  Find more information online!

Pre Camp Care

Grades 1-6
June 12-16

9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Trying to fill the time between school and camp? Join us at The Lil’ for a week of fun! Our experienced counselors will treat your children to quality programming in a relaxed setting. Campers will enjoy The Lil’s multi-purpose Sports Court and two Max Davidson Tennis Courts, our own Baer Hollow, our heated pool, pool basketball, slide and splash pad, as well as fabulous arts and crafts under our craft tent. Choose any number of days to meet your scheduling needs.

After Camp Care

Grades 1 – 6
3:15 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Available Jun 19 – Aug 11, 2017
1 – 5 days per week
2, 4, 5, 6 or 8 weeks

Available for children who attend any summer day camp, After Camp Care is the perfect opportunity for kids that need a few more hours of fun, and parents that need a few more hours of child care.  Camp Counselors at The Lil’ help kids enjoy sports and games on our sport courts and in Baer Hollow, arts and crafts, water play in our heated pool, and an afternoon snack.  Transportation from JCYS North Shore Day Camp and NSDC Sports is available.

Pricing information


Before Camp Care at George W. Lutz Family Center

Grades K – 6
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
1 – 5 days/week
Available Jun 20 – Aug 12, 2017
2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks

Available for North Shore Day Camp and NSDC Sports Campers.
Drop off at the George W. Lutz Family Center
800 Clavey Road, Highland Park
NSDC Sports camp bus picks up at George W. Lutz Family Center at 8:30am to take campers to their location at Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center.

Pricing information

Register Now for Before Camp Care

Post Camp

Children Going into Grades 1 – 6
Aug 14 – 22, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., $85/day or  
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $60/day
Choose any number of days
Still in need of child care after the summer camp season? Our experienced counselors that have spent all Summer with your children at NSDC will provide quality programming in a relaxed, summer setting. Children will enjoy The Lil’s multi-purpose Sports Court, gaga pit, tennis courts, arts ‘n crafts, our heated pool and splash pad to truly get the most out of the last few days of Summer Vacation! You can pick our full day option or just come for part of the day-we would love to see you! Daily snack will be provided. You will bring a nut-free lunch. All lunches will be refrigerated.

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If you would like to register for any of our summer camp opportunities, contact Director Jori Rosenblatt at or (847) 432-6355 for more information.

Families that attend any JCYS Summer Camp receive 50% off a Family Membership at The Lil’!

*Post Camp and some After Camp Care excluded