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.
Summer 2016 has arrived! See all the fun we have planned here.
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 K-8 in Fall 2017.
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 1:8 for K-2nd grade and 1:12 for 3rd-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 14 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
Location: Community Center