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Summer Horizons Camp Registration starts May 29th!
Camp starts Monday, June 1st and ends on Friday, August 21st.

The DeKalb Park District is excited to offer summer camp with modifications this 2020 season. Although, Camp Discover will be back in Summer 2021, camp will look a little different this year. Staff is excited to offer a safe and memorable camp experience to all our young campers with our new Summer Horizons Camp!

Small groups of ten campers and two camp counselors will enjoy each week of camp through games, activities, and theme days in a structured environment. Both staff and campers, as well as the facility and frequently touched surfaces, will undergo a rigorous disinfection routine. All individuals are required to wear face masks while indoors and outdoors when 6 feet or less of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Summer Camp includes:

  • Safe, physical distancing activities
  • Weekly themes
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided by VAC
  • Direction by educators & coaches
  • Separate air-conditioned activity areas (when needed)

Children entering School District K-6th grade (2020 - 2021 school year)

Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm

Sports and Recreation Center, located at 1465 South 4th Street

Summer Horizons Camp will be housed at the Sports and Recreation Center. The facility will be divided into four spaces, allowing for ten campers and two camp counselors per space, for a total of 12 individuals per space. IDPH guidelines allow for 10 participants per space. Each of the groups will not interact, with the bulk of social distancing camp activities being performed outdoors in the adjacent Kiwanis Park.

Summer Horizons Camp Fees & Registration

Resident Registration Opens Friday, May 29th
Non-Resident Registration Opens Saturday, May 30th
If you pre-registered for Camp Discover, please read our Camp Letter to Parents

One-time Registration Fee: $30

Individual Week Payment Option: $153 per week (4th of July week pro-rated $123)

  • Space is limited, secure your spot early
  • $10 minimum deposit required to hold weekly spot.
  • Weekly fees must be paid in full prior to start of the week.
  • Add $10 if complete payment is not made seven (7) days prior to start of the camp week.
  • If a cancellation is requested, there is a $10 service fee per week canceled.

A Zoom Parent Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 31st at 5:30 pm. Please email all emergency contact information to prior to the meeting. If you cannot make the Parent Meeting, we will coordinate with you to give you access to a recording of the meeting. Please email Greg Bruggeman at

How to Register:

Step 1: Pay One-time $30 Registration Fee

ONLINE ONLY at Pay for the one-time registration fee first as a separate transaction. This fee must process before weekly registration may occur. This may take up to 8 hours to process, but you will receive an email once verified.

Pay One-Time Fee

Step 2: Select Weeks and Payment Options

After your one-time payment fee has been verified, your are ready to register for camp! Select the week(s) of your choice and the corresponding age group room for each child. (Preschool Room: K-1st Grade(5-6 years old on September 1, 2020); East or West Gymnasiums 2nd-3rd Grade (6-8 years old on September 1, 2020); Fieldhouse 4th-6th Grade (9-12 years old on September 1, 2020).

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Field trips are not permitted with Phase 3 restrictions. No water activities will be permitted.

Questions? Email Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities, Greg Bruggeman, at

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read the IDPH Camp Guidelines

Does my child have to wear a face mask? Yes, you must provide a face mask for your child to wear at summer camp. Face masks will be worn while indoors and outdoors when 6 feet or less of physical distancing is not possible.

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