The Wauconda Park District’s 2016/2017 club program provides a safe childcare environment that meets the physical and emotional needs of children as well as the needs of the parents. The Club program is available during the school year Monday through Friday, with before and after school care. The program is a relaxed recreational setting and is not academic based. Children participate in a variety of activities supervised by qualified staff. Daily activities include crafts, games, sports, free time, small group activities as well as a quiet space for homework. A morning and afternoon snack and drink are provided daily. Club is held at Robert Crown and Wauconda Grade School. The program is for children K-6th grade. Children must be registered for the school they attend. Matthews Middle School will be transported to Robert Crown and Wauconda Middle School will be transported to the Wauconda Grade School.
Payments are divided by 9 equal payments and remain the same each month and fees are discounted when more than one child in your family enrolls. Payments are due on or before the first day of the month with first payment being due on September 1st. If payment has not been received by the 5th of each month, a $15 late fee will be accessed to your child account. Payments can be paid in person, mailed, automatically debited from a credit card or made on-line once you have created an account at waucondaparks.com. Once school has started, we will allow 2 changes to your account and any additional changes will be subject to a $5 processing fee. The Club staff is not permitted to accept any type of payment or registration information.
Registration for this program began in February. Space is limited at this time. To reserve your spot in the program, parents need to stop by the Community Center to fill out a club registration form. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration and will be credit towards your last month’s bill when your child attends through June 2017.
Fee Structure and Hours
M-Th: 6:30-9:05 am
Fri: 6:30-9:35 am
M-Fri: 3:40-6:00 pm
*Fee Subject to Change
After School Classes
Classes held at the school are immediately following school. A light snack will be provided so please inform us of any food allergies. Please inform your child’s classroom teacher in writing of your child’s attendance in after school classes.
The 2015-2016 school year has started! Check out all our after-school classes here.
Camp – Emergency Treatment – REQUIRED
It is never too early to start thinking about Summer Fun! We have already planned a fun-filled summer for your children! Camp Wauconda offers a full-time and part-time format with activities like arts & crafts, swimming, games, parties, age appropriate field trips once a week, theme days, entertainers, and more! Let our fun and caring staff provide a memorable summer for your child. The Wauconda Park District offers the most activities, field trips, and fun for one of the lowest hourly prices in the area. Camp Wauconda is for children entering grades 1-8 in Fall 2016.
Camp Wauconda is an active day camp that is planned by our Coordinator, Counselors, Recreation Staff, and campers themselves. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 for 1st-4th grade and 1:12 for 5th-8th grade. Kids are grouped by grade so they are interacting with kids their own age most of the time. Each session is two weeks long and a schedule of activities is posted outside the gym. Each session, a new theme is incorporated into the activities, projects, and games that have been planned. There are also two trips scheduled per session and one special event, which are tied into the theme.
A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of registration along with an additional $20 non-refundable deposit for each session your child will attend. Dates may change due to Wauconda School District #118 schedule.
Early Bird/Stay & Play
If your child is enrolled in Camp Wauconda, then they can have even more fun by participating in this program. It’s perfect for working parents or die-hard campers!
About Our Staff
Our Camp Director is Ms. Annette, who has been our Camp Coordinator for 13 years and previously was our preschool director for 18 years. Ms. Annette brings a vast knowledge of working with kids and having fun. She is also an expert at listening to parents and helping kids. Our staff is made up of young women & men 18 years of age or older. They have been chosen to work camp because of their experience, creativity, caring and interest in a career of this type. Camp staff has been through a two-week long training session that includes a variety of topics such as safety, leadership, activity planning, interaction with kids, CPR/First Aid, Child Development, and group dynamics and having fun! Most of our staff returns each year. We have a great summer planned for your kids!
Fees: Fees listed are per camper, per session week.
*Fees subject to change
Dates to Remember
Resident Registration: March 7
Non-Resident Registration: March 14
Camp Runs from May 31st-August 12th
Week 1: May 31-June 3 (No Camp 5/30)
*Session dates subject to change without notice. Changes in School District #118 schedule may effect programs.
Location: Community Center
Camp Wauconda 2016 Themes
May 31-June 3: Jurassic Camp
An historic adventure through the ice age as we learn of large lizards and feathered friends, go on a dinosaur egg hunt, egg stomp, learn the dino whip and make our own fossils. There will be an erupting dinosaur volcano, fizzy dinosaur eggs and paleontologist dig.
June 6-June 10: Captain W and the Superheroes
It’s an adventure through the tanks, landmines obstacle course as you discover your Super Hero status through competitions between groups. You will solve the mysteries of Spider-Man’s web, the Human Knot and Gotham City Marshmallow Towers.
June 13-June 17: Space is the Place
Infinity and beyond adventure to practice some Jedi skills, create a space shuttle and go on an alien hunt. On our way to the Cantina, we will stop at the storm trooper knockout and death star ring toss. The force will be strong in this camp!
June 20-June 24: Out on the Open Seas
Aye Matey, you sunk my pirate ship and now we’re shipwrecked. It’s time to look for the treasure chest using our treasure map that Blackbeard left behind. We’ll send out a message in a bottle to Blackbeard and while we wait we’ll participate in an adventure of Pirates versus the lost boys tag and Mutiny on the High Seas.
June 27-July 1: Story Book Adventures
Edward Tulane, the China rabbit was very pleased with himself until the day he was thrown over the rail of the Queen Mary and ended up at the bottom of the ocean. This is when his miraculous journey began. In our adventures, we will have plays, activities and crafts that will reflect many of our favorite stories and characters from books we have read.
July 5-July 8: National Parks Adventure
During this journey, we will lace up our hiking boots, point our compasses toward innovation on the outdoor adventure of a lifetime. We will create art influenced by the animals and awe-inspiring scenery, explore the science of flying condors, leaping grasshoppers and biting bears. We’ll jump over slithering serpents without getting bitten in the game Snakes in the Canyon.
July 11-July 15: Through the Decades
An adventure through the 50’s: Hula-hoop contest, dance-off with Hand Jive/Twist and the Mashed Potato; 60’s/70’s: Tye-Dye, pet rocks, beaded necklaces, Twister tournament; 80’s: friendship pins, make a music video and join in on a Pac-Man adventure.
July 18-July 22: Westward Wagons Ho
It’s going to be a dusty ride along the Oregon Trail as our adventure takes us to the infamous Gold Rush in the Wild West territory. There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s looking for campers that are interested in a game of rattle snake tag, throw the wildest horse shoe and lasso a cow’s horn. We will make wanted posters, a map for the gold mines, and pan for gold, and race to deliver mail on the pony express or mosey up to the Root beer saloon.
July 25-July 29: You’ve Won the Golden Ticket
It will be an adventure once we enter the Chocolate Factory but remember, don’t touch the pipe cleaner lollipops but you may lick our candy wallpaper or drink our blueberry punch. We will play balloon volleyball; catch the floating bubbles, the oompa loompa waddle and buttons, buttons, who’s got the buttons.
August 1-August 5: Welcome All Secret Agents of Shield
It’s a top-secret adventure but we can fill you in on a few of the details. You will need a personalized Shield I.D. card to begin with and a pair of special sunglasses to read the decodable directions for your assignment. Bring along your juice box walkie-talkies and your invisible ink. You will have to make your way through the laser beams, mark out your body silhouette and collect clues on your mission but don’t worry; it won’t be an impossible mission.
August 8-August 12: Aloha
Say aloha to the new school year as we finish our summer with sand art, beach ball kickball, limbo contest, drip, drip, and drench and lawn games. It will be a Hawaiian Luau adventure as we feast on beach scene dirt cups, sand dollar cookies and punch with frozen colored orange slices. We will end with a Luau beach party down at Bangs Lake with music, dancing, food and games.