Sunflower Camp

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

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. 


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 newest campers get a fun-filled introduction to summer adventures at Sunflower Camp, where campers through age 3 enjoy arts and crafts, music, sports, and fun in the water.  

Summer at camp also includes weekly in-house “field trips” – we bring the fun right here to JCYS Buffalo Grove. In the past, we’ve brought in a petting zoo, reptile show, and expert coaches from Amazing Athletes – this year’s program includes visits from a story bus, a fire truck, and Noggin Builders 

Every Friday, Sunflower 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.  


Program Highlight: Theme Weeks

Theme weeks at Sunflower Camp give campers the chance to explore new places, environments, and ideas – from trying out STEM activities during Build-It Week to reading new books for Storyland Week to leaning about other countries for “It’s a small World” Week. We redecorate our beautiful atrium every week to match the theme and campers help make a themed snack. All campers also participate in daily themed activities, like a special art project, game, or book.

Infant (6 weeks - 15 months) Sunflower Camp

Sunflower Camp
Age 6 weeks – 15 months
Summer 2019 Rates
Program Total Program Cost
Half Day
4- hour time slot of your choice
Half Day campers must attend 5 days/week


5 half days/week $2,200
Full Day
6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
3, 4, or 5 days/week
3 full days/week $2,706
4 full days/week $3,378
5 full days/week $3,794
Toddler and Preschool (15 months - 3 years) Sunflower Camp

Sunflower Camp
Age 15 months – 3 years
Summer 2019 Rates
Program Total Program Cost
Half Day
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Toddler 2 years 3 years
2 half days/week $680 $630 $640
3 half days/week $1,148 $890 $890
4 half days/week $1,470 $1,122 $1,080
5 half days/week $1,748 $1,358 $1,330
Extended Day
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2 years 3 years
2 extended days/week $1,450 $1,324 $1,222
3 extended days/week $1,990 $1,694 $1,644
4 extended days/week $2,462 $2,152 $2,082
5 extended days/week $2,856 $2,524 $2,488
Full Day
6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2 years 3 years
2 full days/week $1,968 $1,776 $1,754
3 full days/week $2,472 $2,188 $2,100
4 full days/week $3,006 $2,620 $2,540
5 full days/week $3,448 $2,920 $2,886