General Information

Camp Staff and Training

A qualified adult director supervises each camp. Counselors at each camp are mature and enthusiastic college and high school students. All camp staff complete an extensive training program that includes supervision and safety techniques, pool safety, activity development and first aid.

Parent Information & Emergency Forms

Online Access: We have partnered with CampDoc, an electronic health record system for camps that will help us consolidate and integrate important camper information into a centralized and secure location. See page 2 of our camps brochure for more information. 

Swimming at Camp

Swimming activities vary per camp and are specified in each camp description. All campers attending a camp that includes swimming will undergo a swim proficiency evaluation to ensure their safety. Park District issued life vests will be worn if a camper does not meet proficiency standards. Pool passes are not necessary for campers to enjoy our pools during camp hours as all of our campers are admitted as part of the camp. To utilize park district pools after camp hours or on weekends, pay the daily fee or purchase a seasonal pool pass. For information on purchasing an indoor or outdoor pool pass, stop by Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. or see our spring brochure.

Information Requests

Information regarding campers enrolled in park district camps is confidential. For your family’s safety, staff is not allowed to release phone numbers and addresses of other campers.

Change in Camp Locations

Though we do our best to secure camp locations in advance, occasionally we must relocate a camp due to last minute needs from the public schools or insufficient enrollment numbers necessitating consolidation of sections. If this should occur, you will always be given the choice of a full refund or a transfer to an alternate available camp.

Friday Lunch Service

The Glenview Park District is partnering with Kiddos Catering to provide lunch service every Friday at no additional charge as part of the camp experience for select camps. Food choices are from several excellent restaurants in the Glenview area so your camper can experience a variety of menu items. We will take care of the ordering so you won’t have to worry about placing an order each week! Please note on your pre-camp paperwork if your child has a food allergy, requires gluten-free meals, is vegetarian or has any other food restrictions.

Participating camps are:

  • Camp Funview
  • Camp Wilderness
  • Fun Quest
  • Glenview Children’s Theatre
  • Summer Explorers
  • Sun Troopers
  • Young Adventures

On-Time Camper Pick Up Procedure

It is important to pick your campers up on time at the end of the day. By the end of camp, campers are ready to go home, staff have other commitments and schools need to lock up for the day. To help ensure on-time pick up, the following procedure has been put in place:
•First time late – a reminder about the proper pick up time will be
given to the individual picking up the camper
•Second time late – Once pick-up is 10 minutes late, parent is charged
$15 and $1 for each additional minute. At the 30-minute mark, the fee
increases to $5 per minute
•Fee will be charged that same day.

Our Doors Open Early

We open our doors 10 minutes prior to the start of camp to begin signing campers in. This allows more time for activities and more time to get siblings to other camp locations on time.

Emergency Closings & Cancellations

The Glenview Park District endeavors to keep its facilities and programs operating whenever possible. There are times, however, when weather, road conditions or facility malfunctions dictate that programs and/or services must be cancelled or temporarily postponed or entire facilities closed. In such cases, the Glenview Park District reserves the right to close a particular facility, cancel a program or modify activities based on specific criteria which can be found on the park district website, glenviewparks.org, in the Park District Policies section.

The Glenview Park District will make every attempt to communicate any closing or cancellation via the park district Rainout Hotline Service, the website glenviewparks.org, the park district Cancellation Hotline at 847-724-3337 and the metropolitan Chicago Emergency Closing Center.

Safety & ADA Assistance

The park district wants to assure all campers have a safe and fun experience. Although the park district does not require children to have a medical examination to attend camp, your pre-camp emergency forms inform us of any special medical needs, including allergies and emergency details. As added protection for our campers, all of our camps are nut-free. If your child needs accommodations in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure a successful experience for your child. If you would like more information on inclusion, please contact Joe Pollina, assistant director of recreation at 224-521-2552. Individuals with T.D.D.’s can call 1-800- 526-0844, and the Illinois Relay Center will transmit the message to the park district.

Financial Assistance

The park district believes in making programs available for all children in Glenview. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to participate, the park district offers Recreational Leisureship scholarships. Assistance will be granted to families who qualify based upon need and availability of funds. This financial assistance program is available to Glenview Park District residents only. Click here to learn more.