Sunflower Camp

Sunflower Camp will be held from July 20 – August 14, with adapted programs to ensure the safety of our staff, campers, and their families. We’re working to create a place of exploration and delight for children to enjoy – even if the programming looks different from our traditional camp activities. Our summer parent orientation via Zoom on Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 pm.

Sunflower campers take advantage of all the amenities available at JCYS Buffalo Grove during the school year, including our toddler gym, dance room, full-sized indoor gym, and securely enclosed outdoor playgrounds with age-appropriate facilities. For extra summer fun, we turn on the rainbow sprinkler outside so campers can splash around to cool off.  

Campers also love our catered meals and snacks, featuring fresh, colorful food made from scratch with local ingredients. We serve organic milk to all our campers and make sure each child gets enough nutritious food for a full day of adventures. 

Behind all the fun of Sunflower Camp are the caring early childhood staff at JCYS Buffalo Grove and all the know-how of a first-class preschool. Sunflower Camp rooms are led by our qualified and dedicated school-year staff. With a low staff-to-child ratio, campers get plenty of individual attention – and children who regularly attend preschool at JCYS Buffalo Grove will feel right at home with the same classroom teachers from the school year. 

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Infant Sunflower Camp

Infant Sunflower Camp

Infants age 6 weeks through 15 months participate in summer activities in an age-appropriate manner while receiving care from our expert infant staff. Please see the JCYS Buffalo Grove Infant Care page here for more details about our infant program.  

Toddler and Preschool Sunflower Camp

Our toddler and preschool campers get a fun-filled introduction to summer adventures at Sunflower Camp, where campers enjoy arts and crafts, music, sports, and fun in the water.  

Program Highlight: Theme Weeks

Theme weeks at Sunflower Camp give campers the chance to explore new places, environments, and ideas – from “Yes to the Mess” to “Magical Mystery Tour” to “Red, White, & You” week, our themes incorporate in-house field trips that provide a balance between entertainment and an introduction to community helpers. All campers also participate in daily themed activities, like a special art project, game, or book.

Toddler and Preschool Sunflower Camp
Teacher Making Slime at Buffalo Grove

Summer 2020 Schedule

  • Specials (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
    Each day campers will get to experience 1 of 5 camp specials. Included will be art, science, music/games, drama/storytelling, and sprinkler play.
  • Thematic Activities (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    Get ready for an action-packed rug time! Our teachers will be reading stories, singing songs, and participating in small group games. Centers will give children one-on-one attention and provide skill-building activities that center around our theme of the week.
  • Meals & Rest Time (9:30 am – 10:00 am; 12:20 pm – 12:55 pm; 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
    • Half-day campers will be served a morning snack.
    • Half-day with Lunch Bunch campers will enjoy a morning snack and lunch.
    • Full-day campers will receive a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
    • Rest time will occur between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Summer 2020 Tuition and Registration

Sunflower Camp (6 weeks - 15 months) Tuition
July 20, 2020 – August 14, 2020 Monthly Payment
Infant Half-Day Sunflower Camp
2 days/week $654
3 days/week $832
4 days/week $1,039
5 days/ week $1,166
Infant Full-Day Sunflower Camp
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2 days/week $1,107
3 days/week $1,407
4 days/week $1,756
5 days/ week $1,973
Sunflower Camp (15 - 24 months) Tuition
July 20, 2020 – August 14, 2020 Monthly Payment
Toddler Half-Day Sunflower Camp
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2 days/week $360
3 days/week $608
4 days/week $779
5 days/ week $926
 
Toddler Full-Day Sunflower Camp
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2 days/week $1,023
3 days/week $1,285
4 days/week $1,563
5 days/ week $1,896
Sunflower Camp (2 years) Tuition
July 20, 2020 – August 14, 2020 Monthly Payment
Half-Day (2 years) Sunflower Camp
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2 days/week $334
3 days/week $472
4 days/week $594
5 days/ week $761
Full-Day (2 years) Sunflower Camp
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2 days/week $924
3 days/week $1,138
4 days/week $1,363
5 days/ week $1,606
Sunflower Camp (3 years) Tuition
July 20, 2020 – August 14, 2020 Monthly payment
Half-Day (3 years) Sunflower Camp
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2 days/week $339
3 days/week $472
4 days/week $572
5 days/ week $745
Full-Day (3 years) Sunflower Camp
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2 days/week $912
3 days/week $1,092
4 days/week $1,320
5 days/ week $1,587
Register

In order to complete your registration, you must provide a non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit. Deposits for infant care, toddler care, and preschool are $250; for all other programs, they are $150. Deposits will be applied to the final program invoice or forfeited with early withdrawal.