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Happy Campers Discover Summer Fun

Thu May 6, 2021

DeKalb, IL- For many children, summer vacation is their favorite time of the year. It is a designated time to have fun, play, be outside, and spend the entire day doing something they love, and hopefully, making new friends! DeKalb Park District summer camps offer that experience. 

Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade, are invited to have an adventurous summer at Camp Discover, a summer day camp that will delight campers each week with games, craft activities, theme days, swimming, and much more, all in a structured environment. Camp Discover is offered Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, with an After Camp Flex Hour from 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Sports and Recreation Center, located at 1765 S. 4th Street. The cost is $140 per week and there are no residency restrictions. 

“We can’t wait to welcome our 2021 campers! Our camp directors and counselors have been busy preparing a fun summer. We are thrilled to be offering an action-packed camp, complete with themed weeks and special guests,” stated Recreation Supervisor, Andrea Juricic. “We are looking forward to meeting you and your child!”

Camp starts June 1, and a parent meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm to share more details about Camp Discover. 

The DeKalb Park District is also teaming up with Dimensions Dance Academy to offer a weekly Dance-a-Story Summer Dance Camp, for ages 3-6 and 7-10, that is built around a different Disney Princess (Moana, July 6-8; Rapunzel, July 13-15; Ariel, July 20-22; and Elsa, July 27-29). Dance Camp for ages 3-6 is 9:30-11:30 am and ages 7-10, from 10:00 am-noon. The fee is $60 per camp or $225 for all four camps and will take place at Dimensions Dance Academy, located at 134 E. Lincoln Highway. 

Chess Wizard’s will also be offering a full (9:00 am–3:00 pm) and a half-day (9:00 am-noon) Chess Camp for ages 6-12 at the Sports and Recreation Center, June 21-25, or August 15-20. Campers will participate in exciting, strategy-themed physical activities, drawing from both classic and new summer camp games. Full camp is $320, and half camp is $195. 

And if your child, ages 5-18, has special camp needs, consider exploring Camp Maple Leaf offered through Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association! Children of all abilities are invited to have a fun and rewarding summer experience, June 7 – July 23. 

For more information about summer camps, COVID-19 safety restrictions, or to register, please visit or call (815) 758-6663.