Big City Day Camp

Grades K – 8
9 am – 3 pm*
Based at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, Il

An urban adventure day camp offering flexible scheduling, unique field trips, specialty workshops, and community service including:

  • Swim lessons with Red Cross certified instructors, and weekly sessions with professional sport coaches, artists, musician’s, yoga instructors, and theatre specialists.
  • Experienced staff that add in cooperative games, cooking, arts and crafts and FUN! Campers enjoy the best of Chicago and the suburbs with exciting field trips, Chicago beaches, cookouts, and stewardship opportunities with this one-of-a-kind urban camp adventure.  Older campers enjoy a one night overnighter at JCYS Camp Henry Horner.

* Before Camp (7:45 a.m.) and After Camp (3:00-6:00 pm.) is available


Camp Henry Horner

Grades Pre K – 8
9 am – 3 pm*
Ingleside, IL

An outdoor day camp located on 180 wooded acres on the shores of Wooster Lake. Features boating, fishing, swimming, a ropes course and zip line, sports fields, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, cooking, outdoor education and an outdoor heated pool!

A typical week includes:

  • Swim lessons and recreational swimming in heated outdoor pool
  • Boating, fishing, blobbing and swimming at Wooster Lake
  • Age-specific field trips
  • Themed Fridays

*Before & After Camp is available (7 am – 6 pm)

Camp Red Leaf

Youth and Adults ages 9 years and older
Ingleside, IL

Offers youth and adults with special needs an opportunity to enjoy a highly adaptable summer camp experience and weekend respite care.

Located on the grounds of the beautiful Camp Henry Horner and Lake Wooster.


Counselor-In-Training Program

Ages 13-15
5 days per week, 2 – 8 weeks
Jun 15 – Aug 7
Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Highland Park

Do you see yourself as a motivated team member?
Would you like experience that will apply to future employment?

JCYS Counselor-in-Training offers students an opportunity to work and learn with staff and campers at Sunflower Camp. Skills learned will benefit you and the community!

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Basic first-aid
  • Working with children


Ages 6 – 12 years
9 am – 4:30 pm
June 15 – July 31
Highland Park

A joint effort by the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic (HALP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and JCYS, provides quality programming for children with ADHD and related disorders by blending an intensive therapeutic program with a fun summer camp experience.


Horner Grove Day Camp

Ages 6 weeks – 6 years
Northwest Family Center – Buffalo Grove

Campers explore nature, karate, tumbling, sports, music, drama, arts and crafts, and participate in daily swim lessons.

Using a newly renovated athletic field and indoor facilities, it is an all-inclusive camp experience in a convenient location.

Parent / Child Camp

Ages 12 – 24 months and Parents
Mon & Wed OR Tue & Thu
Northwest Family Center – Buffalo Grove

  • Led by an Early Childhood teacher and a community member
  • Developmentally appropriate play activities
  • Fun adventures in the community
  • A great way to meet other parents and children

Jon Vegosen Champ Camp

Grades 1-6
5 weeks
12:15 – 3:30 pm
Highland Park, IL

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.

Daily swim and tennis lessons at the state-of-the-art Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center will make a champion of your summer camper!

After Camp Care is available.

North Shore Day Camp

Grades K – 8
9 am – 3 pm
Highland Park, IL

There is something for everyone on the North Shore! Campers enjoy daily swimming instruction, sports, music and drama, and arts and crafts, weekly field trips, overnighters and Friday FunDays.

Creates lasting camp memories of summer.

Before and After Camp Care is available.


NSDC Sports

Grades 2 – 7
9 am – 3 pm
Highland Park, IL

A camp at an ideal sports training facility, where challenging campers is no sweat (for us!).

A genuine sports camp experience, teamed with the spirit and sense of community. Each week, campers learn a variety of sports through skill drills, games and tournaments. Located at the Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center, campers have access to tennis courts, a heated pool for swim lessons and a sports court that can accommodate any game from basketball to flag football and soccer!

Before and After Camp Care is available.

Sunflower Camp – Highland Park

Ages 15 months – 5 years
Half Day: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Full Day: 9 am – 6 pm
June 29 – August 11
(2, 3 or 5 days/week)
George W. Lutz Family Center – Highland Park

Young campers enjoy age appropriate water activities, in-house field trips, arts and crafts, music, games and outdoor fun.


Sunflower Day Camp – Lakeview

Ages 15 months – 5 years
Half Day: 9am* – 12:30pm (2, 3 or 5 days/week)
Full Day: 9am* – 6pm (3 or 5 days/week)
*Morning Drop-off: 7:30-9am
June 13 – August 5
Michael R. Lutz Family Center – Lakeview

Young campers enjoy age-appropriate water activities, in-house field trips, arts and crafts, music, games and outdoor fun.