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Veterans Park District offers Summer Day Camp (Ages 6-12), Sports Camp (Ages 8-13), Learn and Play Summer Preschool (Ages 3-5) and Special Recreation Super Camp (Ages 6-13 and 14-22) during the summer and also Spring Break Camp and Winter Break Camp.

Camps currently offered:

VPD Sports CampSports Camp

AGES: 8-13

Does your child enjoy playing one sport? How about two or three sports? At this summer's Sports Camp, your child will get to learn and improve their skill base for different sports that we will have to offer!
We believe to be a good athlete, you have to be well-rounded at multiple sports. Skills that are learned at one sport can be helpful to your child as an athlete in another sport. Professional athletes come from a background of playing and excelling in multiple sports so why not try our Sports Camp. Hand-eye coordination, balance, speed, agility, decision making, teamwork and sportsmanship are just a few of the skills that will be taught for this camp.
Kids will learn the basics and go through developmental drills for all the specific sports taught for the day. Game play and tournaments will be played after going through warm-ups and drills. Children have the opportunity to learn a new sport, enhance their sport knowledge, gain a competitive edge and fine-tune their skills for each specific sport in Sports Camp.
Each session includes learning the basics of the sports, weekly.

Camp Hours: 9 AM-4 PM

Camp Location: Leoni Complex

Session 1 June 4–22
Session 2 June 25–July 13 (no camp July 4)
Session 3 July 16–August 3
Fee Per Session: R $250 / Friendly Neighbor $285* / NR $310

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VPD Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

AGES: 6-12

We are currently planning for another fun summer in the parks. Our traditional 6-week day camp will run June 4 – August 3. Each session includes three weeks of themed arts & crafts, games, weekly pool days, field trips, community visitors, and much more! Your child will make new friends while enjoying their summer in a fun and safe environment. Our day campers are placed in small groups based on age to give our staff the opportunity to get to know each camper individually.
Your initial registration includes: One Day Camp t-shirt (required on all field trips day and special events), one backpack, all field trip fees/special events, swim days (swim lessons not included), craft materials.

Camp Hours: 9 AM-4 PM

Camp Locations:
Bulger Park Community Center
Grant Park Recreation Center
Trumbull Park

Session 1: June 4 – June 22
Session 2: June 25 – July 13 (No camp on July 4)
Session 3: July 16 – August 3
Fee Per Session: R $225 / Friendly Neighbor $250* / NR $275

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VPD Summer Preschool

Learn and Play Summer Preschool

Come join our popular Summer Learn and Play Summer Program! Whether you are a new or continuing student, our summer program is an extension of the academic nine-month preschool program. Our learn and play summer curriculum is organized by different weekly themes for each session and filled with plenty of fun indoor and outdoor activities. Teachers will create lesson plans to incorporate activities utilizing the different areas of the classroom, such as blocks/dramatic play, small and large motor activities, quiet area as well as art, music, literacy, science and discovery. The learn and play program allows children to develop academically, physically, socially and emotionally. We also added NEW convenient sessions to choose from!


Veterans Park District Preschool, 112 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake
Half day: 9 AM-12 PM, Before Care: 8-9 AM
2, 3, or 5 day options!

Bulger Preschool, 1601 Hirsch, Melrose Park
Full day: 9 AM-4 PM, Before Care: 8-9 AM
2, 3, or 5 day options!


Session 1: Jun 4 – Jun 22 May 25
Session 2: Jun 25 – Jul 13 (No class Jul 4) Jun 15
Session 3: Jul 16 – Aug 3 Jul 6
Session 4: Aug 6 – Aug 24 Jul 27

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VPD Special Recreation Summer Camp

Special Recreation Summer Camp

Join Veterans Park District for our Special Recreation Day Camp! We now offer a five day a week camp and a full-day option! Qualified staff will lead small groups in games, songs, arts and crafts. Camp includes one afternoon of swimming each week at our Gouin Pool, one field trip per week, and fun entertainment each session. With all the fun, safety is our number one priority. Our staff will make sure that your child has a great time.

Full-day fee includes lunch. Financial assistance available
– call in advance to inquire.

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