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Get ready to Fuel Up on Fun this summer!
Register now for Summer 2023 Day Camp   
Camp runs June 26 - August 4.

The Chicago Park District is looking forward to providing Chicago’s youth a fun-filled summer through our 2023 Day Camp program. Every summer our staff and campers look forward to reconnecting by engaging in fun, safe, and inclusive activities. 

The 6-weeks of summer fun will include sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities with the following ideas woven throughout the camp experience.

  • Civic Engagement 
  • Environmental Awareness 
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration & Team Building 
  • Brain Play
  • Reflection & Journaling
  • Friendship & Kindness


In addition to day camp, many parks have specialty campssports camps, and late summer camps.

Additional Day Camp Information

Registration Information 

An account is required to register for a program, whether registering online or in-person.  Accounts can be created online or in-person at the parks.  To create an account:  Create an Account

View these resources to help be prepared for online registration: 

See specific registration dates below.


The standard 6-week day camp program is for children 6-12 years old, as determined by age on September 1, 2023.  This date is used to match the CPS age calculation date, which will keep kids with their peers for camp.  This means that if a child is 12 at the start of camp but turns 13 on or before September 1, they will not be eligible to register for day camp.  Camps for ages 13-15 are available at many parks. 

Registration will be done by age group at most parks, to ensure campers are with kids their age. When registering, please confirm you have selected the correct age group option.

    Dates & Times

    June 26 – August 4, 2023 | Six hours, from 9 am – 3 pm or 10 am – 4 pm, varies by park.
    View hours for a specific park when camps are posted online for viewing on Monday, April 24,  2023.

    Food Program

    Lunch and snacks will be provided. The lunch and Snack menus will be posted closer to summer.

    Parent Orientation

    A Day Camp parent/caregiver orientation meeting will be held by each park prior to the start of camp. Patrons who register will be contacted by park staff with more information regarding orientation.  View the Parent/Caregiver Orientation booklet below.

    Financial Assistance 

    Financial assistance is available for Chicago residents.  Learn more:  Financial Assistance

    CHA Vouchers

    Chicago Housing Authority residents receive reduced pricing for day camp. Learn more about the process to receive a CHA voucher: CHA Vouchers 

    Canceling a Registration

    Refund requests will be issued either as a credit to the patron’s account for future use or a credit card/check refund. A 15% service charge will be applied to the amount credited.  All refund requests must be made at least two weeks before the camp’s scheduled start date. No refund requests will be accepted after the two-week point.


    Important Dates

    View Programs Online:

    Monday, April 24, 2023

    Online Registration: 

    Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 | Beginning at 9 am

    Monday, May 1 for parks located West of California Ave. 
    Tuesday, May 2 for parks located East of California Ave.
    View a list of registration dates by park here:  Summer Registration Dates by Park

    In-Person Registration: 

    Begins Saturday, May 6, or Monday, May 8, depending on the park.
    View a list of registration dates by park here:  Summer Registration Dates by Park

    Program Dates (6 weeks):

    June 26 – August 4, 2023, for day camp.
    Dates vary for other camps.

    Most other summer programs (besides camps) run June 26 - August 20, 2023.



    Park Kids are Our Kids Financial Assistance Fund




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