Summer fun is almost here and so is Camp Wauconda! We have a fun-filled summer for your children planned. 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 much more. Camp Wauconda is for children entering grades 1-8 in Fall 2013.
2013 Registration Begins
Residents: March 11
Camp Wauconda is an active day camp that is planned by our Camp Director, Camp Counselors, Recreation Staff, and campers themselves. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 for 1st-4th grade and 1:15 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 distributed to each group. 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!
Fees: (based on per session)
Full-time 1st Child:
Full-time Additional Child:
*Fees subject to change
Session I: June 3 – June 14
Session II: June 17 – June 28
Session III: July 1 – July 12 (No camp July 4)
Session IV: July 15 – July 26
Session V: July 29 – August 9
Session I – June 3 – June 14
Week 1-June 3-7: Ancient Egypt
It may not be really hot yet this early in the summer but we’ll warm things up by taking a tour into ancient Egypt, the land of pyramids, mummies, Pharaohs and crocodiles. We will be making a cat mummy tomb, Egyptian jewelry, sand paper art and learn to write our names in Hieroglyphics.
Week 2-June 10-14: Fiesta
During this week our site will be in Mexico where we’ll make maracas and dance the Mexican hat dance. We’ll weave blankets, sculpt clay pots, eat nachos and end our week with a fiesta and piñata. Then everyone will take a siesta!
Session II – June 17 – June 28
Week 1-June 17-21: Marvel versus DC
Help! A super villain of the worst kind has invaded Camp Wauconda! Every camper has a super power and throughout the week, we’ll see who is more powerful. Could it be Superman, Batman, Cat Womon, the Hulk, Iron Man, or Thor? DC and Marvel are looking for a new superhero creation. Are you ready to design the next Avenger?
Week 2-June 24-28: Star Wars
Counselors have dusted off their blaster and light saber for some pretty intense intergalactic combat so it’s time for the campers to prepare to face challenging Jedi trials to become Jedi Knights. You might run into some unusual looking alien life forms while having some refreshments at the lunch counter.
Session III – July 1 – July 12
(No Camp on July 4)
Week 1- July 1-5:
Growing and Loving Through Messy Play
Every kind of messy creation or concoction will be explored all week. Some of the fun will include clean mud, ice cream dough, erupting magic mud, Kool-Aid dough, and erupting snow. There will be glitter, paint, glue, and dirty hands. Make sure you don’t wear your party clothes this week because we’re going to get messy!
Week 2- July 8-12: Everyday-All Day Games
In this week we will be guiding you through games and activities with balloons, activity balls of all sizes, relays, blindfolds, hula hoops, Frisbee, and sometimes such things as whipping cream, crackers, and Skittles. Let’s see if we can complete the 100 games countdown throughout this week.
Session IV – July 15 – July 26
Week 1-July 15-19: Forever Artist
There is an artist in each and every one of you. Let’s explore the world of Chihuly glass by making a watercolor vase, a poster of Burton Morris’ pop art, Kente Cloth paper weaving, and Ed Emberley’s Fingerprint drawings.
Week 2-July 22-28: Video Games
Who doesn’t like video games! It’s video mania all week where we will be designing our own Mario Kart, creating a life size game of Angry Birds, and turning into Pac- Man chomping our way through the maze to reach the final destination.
Session V – July 29 – August 9
Week 1-July 29-August 2:
Where Everyday is a New Day of Fun
Everyday will be a new theme, such as a gold rush one day, a circus the following day, or maybe Pirates. Each day will be a surprise that the counselors will put together to keep you guessing as to what kind of fun you will have tomorrow.
Week 2-August 5-9: Fantastic Finale
It’s the Fantastic finale, which will be filled with a talent day, camp movies, memory books, and water games, decorating our camp tee shirts, and ending with an all Camp Beach Bash.
The Wauconda Park District’s 2013/2014 Club Program provides a safe childcare environment that meets the physical and emotional needs of children. 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 participants will be transported to Robert Crown and Wauconda Middle School will be transported to Wauconda Grade School.
We will begin taking registration for three or more days for the 2013/2014 school year, starting Friday, February 1st. Registration for fewer than three days will be processed on Saturday, June 1st. To reserve a space 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 the time of registration and will be credited on your last month’s billing when your child attends through June 2014.
Payments are based on 180 school days divided by 9 months. Payments remain the same each month and fees are discounted when more than one child in your family enrolls. Payments are due by the 1st of each month and a $15 late fee will be assessed on any late payments. Payments can be mailed, automatically applied to your credit card, or dropped off at the Community Center after initial sign-up and payment for the program. We will allow one change to your account then any additional changes will be subject to $5 processing fee.
Drop in Punch Pass Program
Are you a parent with a changing schedule that is not in need of full Before School/After School program? New in 2013 is our punch pass program. We will offer a 5 punch pass for dropping into the program. After you are registered for the program you will need to call the Park District at 847/526-3610 by noon 48 hours prior to the date of use. Punch passes are not valid for school days off or early release. They must be used within the school year that they are purchased. Limited numbers of passes are available at each site.
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
Days Off School