All Programs

Preschool

Extension Camps


        

Age 3-5, Takiff Center, 908201

Add a little extra camp to your summer with our Extension Camps! Children will have fun as we balance the daily schedule with indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote social skills, language development, math and science inquiry, self-help skills, and large/fine motor development! All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Baby Bears


        

Under Age 2, Tuesdays, 10-11 AM, Takiff Center. 908100
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/2, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/5 or 7/12-8/2

Are you new to Glencoe? Looking to meet your neighbor’s while introducing your little one to friends? Join us each week to meet your neighbors, play at our early childhood playground, and introduce your little one to a classroom environment. Toddlers and parents/caregivers are invited to join us in spending quality time with your baby bear. We will enjoy stories, songs and sunshine with their first friends. Each week we will meet in the classroom and then finish class on the Takiff Center playground. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Teddy Bears


        

Age 2, Tuesday/Thursdays, 9:15-11:15 AM, Takiff Center, 908101
8 Weeks: 6/14-8/4, 4 Weeks: 6/14-7/7 or 7/12-8/4

Two’s and not-quite twos join the summer fun in this friendly first-camp program. Our experienced teachers keep things relaxed with careful attention and sensitivity to these first time campers. Singing, painting, and playtime keep your little ones happy and busy as they make friends and take steps toward independence.  Teddy Bear Camps offer a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Panda Bears


        

Age 3, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9-11:30 AM, Takiff Center, 908102
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

Summer fun means arts and crafts, making friends, music, and lots of playtime in Panda camper! Add a little running in the sprinklers, a little fun in the sun, a satisfying dose of paint and glitter, and you’ve got the recipe for a happy camper. Panda Bear Camps offer a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Koala Bears


        

Age 4, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center, 908103
Extended Day: 7 AM-6: 30 PM, Full Day: 9 AM-3 PM, Half Day: 9 AM-1 PM
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

Koala camp ramps up the summer fun with water play, music, walking trips, and theme days. We provide refrigeration for lunches on site. Your Koala will be excited to go to local parks on walking trips, beach days at our beautiful Glencoe Beach, picnics at Takiff, sprinklers and in house performers to get them moving and grooving this summer. Koala Bear Camps offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Kinder Korner


        

Age 5, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center, 908301
Extended Day: 7 AM-6:30 PM, Full Day: 9 AM-3 PM, Half Day: 9 AM-1 PM
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

A high-energy camp for almost-kindergartners, Kinder Korner Camp is a great place to make friends, move muscles, and challenge imagination. Singing, games, and crafts are based on weekly themes custom-made for busy 5-year-olds. Dress up as a princess, a pirate, or an elephant – every day brings a new surprise! And we don’t stop there – Kinder Korner Camp hits the trail with trips to the beach, walking trips to local parks, and more! We will have some fun romping and stomping with performances by some of our favorite musicians. We provide refrigeration for lunches when on site. Kinder Korner offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Youth

Sun Fun


        

Entering Grades 1-3, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center
Extended Day: 7 AM-6: 30 PM, Full Day: 8:45 AM-3 PM
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

Ready for a day of fun in the sun? Every day brings something new, including arts and crafts, sports, and special events. We will have trips to the beach, special guests and more! We will provide refrigeration for lunches on site. There will be no camp on Monday, July 4. Sun Fun Camps offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter two week sessions may be added in March if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Camp Adventure


        

Entering Grades 4-5, Monday-Friday, Takiff Center
Extended Day: 7 AM-6: 30 PM, Full Day: 8:45 AM-3 PM
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

High energy and overflowing with choices, Camp Adventure meets your need for independence and variety! Campers have full use of athletic fields, a dedicated space for arts and crafts, and more. Plus, campers will enjoy visits to the beach, cook-outs, special guests, special events and more! We will provide refrigeration for lunches on site. There will be no camp on Monday, July 4. Camp Adventure offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Shorter two week sessions will be added in March added if space permits. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Action Quest


        

Entering Grades 6-8, Monday-Friday, 9:15 AM-3:15 PM, Watts Center
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

Get in on the action with the camp that’s always on the go! Join us each week as we take a relaxing trip to Glencoe Beach, participate in special events, and travel to exciting field trips including water parks, Chicago sports games, Six Flags and more! There will be no camp on Monday, July 4.

Action Quest offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Counselor-in-Training (CIT)


        

Entering Grades 7-10, Monday-Friday, 8:45 AM-3 PM, Takiff Center, 908520
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

This hands-on program will provide you with the skills needed to be an effective leader when working with school-age children. CIT’s will work directly with camp staff by assisting with daily activities at Sun Fun and Camp Adventure camps. Participants go on field trips with their camp group as well as participate in CIT-only field trips and trainings. CITs will receive guidance in the areas of lesson planning, safety, and organization skills. This is a truly rewarding experience for young adults interested in working with children and serving as a role model. There will be no camp on Monday, July 4. CIT registration offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Preschool Counselor-in-Training (CIT)


        

Entering Grades 7-10, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-12 PM, Takiff Center, 908521
8 Weeks: 6/13-8/5, 4 Weeks: 6/13-7/8 or 7/11-8/5

Experience what camp is like from a leader's point of view and bring your own energy and talents to our Preschool Summer Camps. Help lead daily camp activities while assisting counselors and children. Participants go on all walking and beach trips with their camp group as well as participate in CIT-only activities and trainings. CITs will develop teamwork skills, gain self-confidence, and learn leadership techniques. CIT registration offers a $150 fee as a deposit due at registration; the remaining balance will be billed equally on April 1 and May 2 with credit card provided at time of registration. You also have the option to pay the camp balance in full at time of registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.

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Aquatics & Sailing Camp NEW!


        

Ages 7-13, Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-3:30PM, Glencoe Boat House, 901600
2 week Session: 6/13-6/24, 6/27-7/8, 7/11-7/22, 7/25-8/5
1-Week Session: 8/8-8/12

Join us this summer at Glencoe Beach for ALL DAY fun and excitement on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan! This one-of-a-kind beach camp experience is sure to keep you busy on and off the water. Spend the summer learning kayaking, sailing, and stand-up paddle boarding skills. Excel as a skipper on one of our Opti or RS Quba sailboats. Are you just learning to sail? We have you covered with friendly instruction on one of our Hobie Getaway Catamarans. During rough days, campers will boogie board, body surf, or play games on the beach, including volleyball, tag football, and Nukem. During each session, campers will learn water-related safety lessons and receive on-water instruction. Each two-week camp section will be broken into two groups allowing our certified instructors to work closely with campers to help build their confidence and individual skill levels in sailing and other aquatic activities. All campers must wear life jackets while near or in/on the water and complete a swim check on the first day of camp. Once out on the lake, campers are supervised and assisted by lifeguard-certified instructors.

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Game On! Sports 4 Girls Camp Favorite!


        

Ages 4-14, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-3 PM, West School

Since 2007, Game On! has been committed to empowering girls ages 4-14 of all skill levels through sports. Learn and play multiple sports daily in a warm, fun and empowering environment. Confidence-building programming designed to shape girls who are strong in body, mind and team both on and off the fields. For more detail on our award-winning program, visit gameonsports4girls.com

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Game On! Sports 4 Boys Camp Favorite!


        

Ages 4-14, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-3 PM, TBD

Our fun and confidence-building youth sports camp is designed to help every participant grow strong in body, mind and team. With our unique, award-winning programming, boys of all skill levels ages 4-14 will learn and play multiple sports daily. Our mission is to ensure that every Game On! boy feels empowered and confident on and off the field. For more details, visit gameonsports4girls.com/locations/northsuburbs/gameonsportscamp4boys

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Summer's End


        

Entering Grades 1-5, Monday-Friday, August 9-13, Takiff Center, $267/294, 908525

Want to enjoy a little more summer fun before school starts? Join us for Summer’s End, a one week extension camp! This program starts at the conclusion of our regular eight-week camp session. First through fifth graders will have a blast as they participate in a multitude of activities including sports, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming, and outdoor activities. Cookouts and field trips to the Glencoe Beach are just a preview of the weekly fun. Campers should bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen every day. We provide refrigeration for lunches when on site. Camp registration will begin Tuesday, February 2 at 7 pm. Summer's End Camp payment in full will be required at registration. All camps will follow current COVID safety guidelines and capacity limitations. Details on how this affects camp will be shared closer to the start of camp. In order to keep children together in pods and ensure care for essential workers, this program will be available to register for the week only. Click "Learn More" below for answers to frequently asked camp questions, including our refund policy.summerendYOUTH-1

Special Events

Watts Opening Day Favorite!


        

All ages, 11 AM-7 PM, Friday, November 26, Watts Center , 220829

Celebrate Opening Day at Watts with a skate on our outdoor rinks! Must be a season pass holder to attend. Rinks will be open 11 AM to 7 PM. 

Family Skate Nights Outdoors!


        

All Ages, Fridays, December 3-February 25, 5-7:30 PM, Watts Center , $0 (Free to season pass holders)

Watts season pass holders are invited to join us on Friday nights for special theme nights! Each theme skate will include special music, activities, and surprises! Family Skate Nights are free, but only open to season pass holders. No need to pre-register, just come ready to skate!

  • December 3: Glow Skate Night
  • December 10: Jersey Night
  • December 17: Skate with the Grinch
  • January 7: Superhero Skate
  • January 14: Tik Tok Night
  • January 21: Disney Skate
  • January 28: Blackhawks Night
  • February 4: Decades Party
  • February 11: Snoopy's Sweetheart Skate
  • February 18: Moana's Ice Luau
  • February 25: Highlighter Party

Visit with Santa NEW!


        

All Ages, 12-3 PM, Saturday, December 18, Watts Center , $10 /12 , 220321

Take your picture with Santa and enjoy holiday treats and activities around the hearth at Watts Ice Center. Photo sessions occur every 10 minutes and advance registration is required. Each child taking a picture must register.

Winter Solstice – Light Up The Green Bay Trail FREE!


        

5-6 PM, Tuesday, December 21, Shelton Park

The Glencoe Park District is partnering with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail to celebrate the passing of the shortest day of the year with a Parade of Lights on the Trail. Decorate you and your family, dogs, strollers and wagons with lights and things that glow. No open candles or flames. A prize will be given for best lighting and trail treats. Severe weather cancels the parade. Event updates at gbtrail.org.

Itty Bitty New Year Favorite!


        

Ages 2-6 with a caregiver, 11 AM-12 PM, Friday, December 31, Takiff Center , $10 /12 , 320825

Get ready to dance the day away with big celebration at Itty Bitty New Year. Our festive celebration will end with a countdown and balloon drop at noon! Recommended for children ages 2-6; every child who attends must be registered and accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Watts Below Zero FREE!


        

10 AM-12 PM, Monday, January 17, Watts Center

Celebrate everything winter with skating, games, ice sculpting, and more! All children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather, event will be canceled and information will be posted at glencoeparkdistrict.com.