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Naperville Park District Summer Camps Guide Now Available Online

Day camp registration is in progress; registration for other camps begins April 6

To help families plan a fun and memorable summer, the Naperville Park District Summer Camps Guide is now available online at, offering a variety of camp experiences for children from preschool through high school. Registration for day camps and summer school camps is in progress, while registration for all other camps begins at 8:30 a.m. on April 6 for Naperville Park District residents and at 8:30 a.m. on April 8 for nonresidents.

The Park District’s summer camp program includes day camps—both full-day and half-day programs—and special interest camps in arts, athletics, early childhood, golf, nature, science and technology. Most camps are meeting in person this summer, following current safety guidelines relative to COVID-19, with a few virtual programs also available.

For those looking for a traditional day camp with outdoor activities, arts and crafts and opportunities to make new friends, Camp Seager and Camp Frontier offer week-by-week registration for a full day program for ages 6-14. Experienced, enthusiastic camp counselors guide small groups in fun activities based on a different theme each week. Half-day camps include Adventure Camp, Camp Summer Fun and Summer School Camp, which is for students in grades 1-5 who are attending District 203 summer school classes in the morning.

Sports camps for a range of ages include baseball, fencing, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and tennis. Junior golfers can practice putting, chipping and a full swing at Springbrook Golf Course at a variety of golf camps. Nature camps at Knoch Knolls Nature Center include fishing, building forts, and outdoor adventures.  In arts camps, kids can learn to sew or practice their acting skills. Science and technology camps offer a variety of topics including website development, movie making, animation, gaming, robotics and engineering with LEGO®.

For the youngest campers, the Park District offers camps that meet for a shorter, age-appropriate length of time each day. Camp Toadstools and Pollywogs provides nature-based activities and outdoor adventures, and is available weekly from June 14-August 5. Special interest camps for preschoolers meet for just one week each and feature fun activities to learn about weather, dinosaurs, fairy tales, music and more. New this year is a two-week camp to help children prepare for kindergarten.

“We are excited to be able to plan a full summer of camp experiences for almost every age and interest,” said Andrea Coates, superintendent of recreation. “Summer is a perfect time to try a new activity, learn a new skill, make new friends and build confidence. Naperville Park District summer camps provide these opportunities right here in the community.”

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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