We are thrilled to welcome you into the JCYS family! Provided is a quick guide for our new families to walk you through the two-step application and registration process.

Step 1) Create your profile and submit your application

  • Select the center/location from the menu below.
  • If this is your first time registering for a JCYS program, select the button titled “New Families.”
  • Go through the steps to create your profile on myprocare.
  • Once your application is complete you will receive an email from the center updating you on your status and next steps.

Step 2) Complete your registration. If your application is approved you will then have the opportunity to complete your registration and secure your spot for 2019.

  • Return to myprocare and complete the form for the programs you wish to register for.
  • Submit your deposit. The deposit is non-refundable, but will be applied to your final invoice. (Please note that this deposit will not be required for Lincoln Square site until we have completed the DCFS licensing process.)
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration and enrollment.

To learn more about fees, tuition payments, and deposits, please review the JCYS Financial Policies.

Buffalo Grove - Northwest Family Center

Northwest Family Center

Preschool & Horner Grove Summer Camp

Ages 6 weeks – 6 years
Buffalo Grove, IL

Help your child build a strong foundation for the future at the Northwest Family Center. Our developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum encourages children’s creativity, fosters self-esteem and socialization, and establishes a love of learning. Through our Infant & Toddler Care, Preschool & Kindergarten Enrichment, Before & After School Programs, and Horner Grove Summer Day Camp, JCYS serves families of all backgrounds and is here to provide your children with the quality care and education they deserve.

Buffalo Grove - North Suburban Day Camp

JCYS North Suburban Day Camp

Grades K-8
Buffalo Grove, IL

A typical day is anything but. Our variety camp offers all the classic summer camp activities and experiences but we don’t stop there. Our specialty track program allows your camper to dive a little deeper into sports, the arts, and nature. JCYS North has the classic day camp experience and specialty programming rolled into one.

Our camp culture is filled with spirit and silliness, where everyone cheers on each other and children are supported to take risks, challenge themselves, and try new things

Registration for JCYS North has closed.

Lincoln Square Ravenswood - Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center

Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center

Preschool & Childcare
Age 15 months to 5 years (by August 31)
Chicago (Lincoln Square Ravenswood), IL

Wicker Park - Michael R. Lutz Family Center

Michael R. Lutz Family Center, Wicker Park


Ages 15 months – 5 years
Wicker Park, IL

JCYS Wicker Park offers early childhood education for children ages 15 months – 5 years old through school year and summer camp programming. Using the Reggio Emilia approach, our highly qualified teachers create nurturing classrooms that provide a play-based and developmentally appropriate learning environment for each child.

Chicago - Big City Day Camp

Big City Day Camp

Grades K–8
Lakeview, Lincoln Square Ravenswood, Wicker Park – Chicago, IL

Our campers experience the best of Chicago while gaining social skills, giving back to the community through stewardship opportunities, and growing in leaps and bounds in a positive, amazingly fun environment. Our camp culture is filled with creativity, kindness, and pride. We believe that positive guidance, support and the freedom to experience adventures gives our campers the chance to learn important life lessons, create budding friendships, and make foundational memories.

Camp Options
Regular Camp Session (June 17-Aug 16) $465 per week
Post Camp Session (Aug 19-Aug 30) $465 per week
*Register for a minimum of 2 weeks

Customize your Camp Experience
Before Camp $35 per week
After Camp $130 per week

Highland Park - George W. Lutz Family Center

George W. Lutz Family Center

Preschool & Sunflower Day Camp

Age 15 months to Grade 5
Highland Park, IL

Your child will benefit from a full range of developmentally-appropriate and enriching early childhood education programming at JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center, including a unique summer camp experience through Sunflower Day CampPre Camp, Post Camp, and After Camp Care.

Highland Park - The Lil' Family Memberships

Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center (The Lil’)

Family Memberships & Swim Lessons

Highland Park, IL

Enjoy low-key, family friendly fun with in an all-inclusive facility!
Caregivers appreciate our easy-to-supervise layout.

Take advantage of our great family membership discounts!

  • Half-off Membership for families with children enrolled in ANY JCYS summer camp in the 2018 season
  • $80 off with our Friends and Neighbors Discount

*Discounts cannot be combined

Highland Park - Camp STAR

Camp Star

Thank you for your interest in Camp STAR! Whether you are looking to enroll or just want more information, you’ve come to the right place!

Located in Highland Park, the program dates for 2018 are June 18th through August 3rd.

Camp STAR is a therapeutic program and therefore has an intake process to determine if the program will be a good fit for your child. Once you complete this form, a staff member will contact you to provide more information about the program and to begin the screening process. This form is not a registration.

Highland Park - Champ Camp

Champ Camp

Entering grades 1 – 6 in the fall
Monday-Friday, June 17-July 19, 2019*

*There is no camp on July 4

A rate of $850 covers the full five-week program. Scholarships available to qualified families. Transportation from Oak Terrace Elementary School to the Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center is provided Monday-Thursday for children to attend District 112 morning summer school.

Spots are still available for Champ Camp’s 2019 season. Registration forms are below. Please feel free to contact us at highlandpark@jcys.org for more information or to schedule a time to register.


Registro de Champ Camp con Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera

English Registration Packet with Scholarship Application

Registro de Champ Camp con no Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera

English Registration Packet with no Scholarship Application

If you would like more information about a particular program before registering, please fill out the form below! Please note, this is not a registration form.

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