Horner Grove Day Camp

Check back in early 2020 for information on Summer 2020 programming.

Children entering JCYS Pre-K or Kindergarten programs in the fall will love the summer fun at JCYS Horner Grove Day Camp! Campers enjoy all the classic summer camp activities, including arts and crafts, sports, swimming, and music, on top of weekly field trips to fun destinations like Pirates’ CoveJump Zone, the bowling alley, and the movie theater. Children enjoy afternoon special activities such as cooking, drama, and yoga throughout the week. Campers also participate in Red Cross swim lessons Monday through Thursday at the Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center (The Lil’) and local field trips on Fridays.  

Every Friday, campers come together for an inclusive Shabbat celebration at 9:30 a.m. We welcome children of all faiths to sing, dance, learn about Shabbat traditions, and enjoy a morning snack of challah and grape juice. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members are all invited to join us during this special time.  


Theme Weeks with Special Activities

Just like our Sunflower Campers, children in Horner Grove Day Camp also enjoy theme weeks that showcase special snacks, activities, and visitors to the Buffalo Grove center. Weekly themes for the upcoming summer include Science Lab, Build-It Week, Under the Sea Week, and Rainbow Connections (exploring colors and the color wheel).

Experienced Staff for Reliable Summer Fun

Horner Grove Day Camp is led by two veteran teachers, each with over 17 years of experience leading JCYS classrooms. Children enrolled in our 3-year-old preschool program will even recognize them as the same teachers they’ve gotten to know over the past school year: seeing the same familiar faces helps children easily transition to summer camp and enjoy the Horner Grove Day Camp experience. And all campers will love our beautiful facility, made-from-scratch catered meals, and outdoor playground with a rainbow sprinkler!   

Learn more about the JCYS Buffalo Grove facility and approach to early learning here.

Horner Grove Day Camp
Horner Grove Day Camp
(For children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten Program)
Summer 2019 Rates
 Extended Day Total Program Cost
2 extended days/week $1,222
3 extended days/week $1,644
4 extended days/week $2,082
5 extended days/week $2,488
Horner Grove Day Camp
(For children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten Program)
Summer 2019 Rates
 Full Day Total Program Cost
2 full days/week $1,754
3 full days/week $2,100
4 full days/week $2,540
5 full days/week $2,886