Before & After School Care
The Wauconda Park District’s 2015/2016 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 Fridays, 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.
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 credited towards your last month’s bill when your child attends through June 2016.
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.
Fee Structure and Hours
1 Day • $32 first child; $30 additional child
2 Days • $59 first child; $54 additional child
3 Days • $85 first child; $77 additional child
4 Days • $112 first child; $102 additional child
5 Days • $120 first child; $110 additional child
M-Th: 6:30-9:05 am
Fri: 6:30-9:35 am
1 Day • $31 first child; $29 additional child
2 Days • $57 first child; $51 additional child
3 Days • $82 first child; $74 additional child
4 Days • $108 first child; $97 additional child
5 Days • $114 first child; $105 additional child
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.
While school is out for summer, check out our Summer Youth Classes here.
2015 Registration Begins:
Residents – March 9th
Non-Residents – March 16th
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 2015.
Camp Wauconda is an active camp that is planned by our camp director, camp counselors, park staff & campers themselves. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 for grades 1-4 and 1:12 for grades 5 and up. Kids are grouped by grade so they are interacting with kids their own age most of the time. Camp headquarters are at the Wauconda Park District Community Center. We tend to visit a lot of the town on our quest to stay active. For trips around town that are further than walking distance, we will use the WPD van. Transportation for our field trips is provided by a local bus company. Each session, a new theme is incorporated into the many activities, projects, and games that have been planned. Wednesday camp field trips and Friday special events are also tied into this theme.
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!
For more information, please call the Wauconda Park District at (847)-526-3610 or email JBuchenberger@waucondaparks.com.
A $20.00 non-refundable registration fee must accompany all registrations as well as a non-refundable $20.00 deposit for each session you will attend. Session deposit will apply to session fee if you attend.
Download Registration Form Here!
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!
Fees: Fees listed are per camper, per session; Sessions are two weeks long.
Full-time 1st Child:
Regular Day Camp $190/210
Early Bird: $35/35
Stay & Play: $55/55
Full-time Additional Child:
Regular Day Camp $170/190
Early Bird: $28/28
Stay & Play: $48/48
Regular Day Camp $130/140
Early Bird: $28/28
Stay & Play: $37/37
*Fees subject to change
Session Dates and Dates to Remember
Resident Registration: March 9
Non-Resident Registration: March 16
Camp Begins: June 1
Session I: June 1-June 12
Session II: June 15-June 26
Session III: June 29-July 10
Session IV: July 13-July 24
Session V: July 27-August 7
*Session dates subject to change without notice. Changes in School District #118 schedule may effect programs.
Location: Community Center
Camp Hours: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Early Bird Hours: 6:30 am-8:00 am
Stay and Play Hours: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm