Camp runs for 11 weeks, from May 30 - August 11!

Campers will discover new experiences and friendships each week through games, craft activities, sports, theme days, and more all in a structured environment. 

Sign up week-to-week or for the full 11 weeks for some summer camp savings. We also offer week long, half-day, Specialty Camps for a variety of interests. We're looking forward to an adventurous summer with you!

Camp Registration

July Snack

July Lunch

A Parent Meeting was held on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 pm. View the pdf presentation below!

Parent Meeting Presentation

Camp Parent Manual

Summer Programs

(Ages 3-5; All campers must be fully potty trained)

Location: Sports & Recreation Center

Week 11 Newsletter

Morning Minis

8:30 - 11:30 am

This program is designed specifically for our motivated and active young kids. A variety of activities and events are designed to get the young generation moving. 

Weekly Rate: $59

Lil’ Lunchers

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This lunchtime program is designed to promote social interaction amongst our young kids. This program begins with a full lunch provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank and ends with small activities related to story time and imagination games.

Weekly Rate: $29

Afternoon Adventurers

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Our young adventurers will spend the afternoon participating in crafts and activities that change the theme each week. Weather permitting, kids will embark on weekly outdoor adventures. A small snack is provided each afternoon from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Weekly Rate: $59

Evening Explorers

4:00 -  5:30 pm

This late afternoon program engages young kids by promoting interactive play and social engagement. Indoor athletic activities in our gym and field house will teach skills related to good sportsmanship and teamwork.

Weekly Rate: $29

Camp Discover

(Ages 6-12)

Enjoy one of DeKalb’s favorite summer camps that includes weekly field trips and regular swim days at Hopkins Pool! 

Full-Day Camp Time: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

Camp Discover Before & After Camp Care

Are you in need of extended camp hours? Enroll in our Before and After Camp Care to have the flexibility to pick-up and drop-off your camper any time within our extended hours. Pre-registration is required. Before and After Care is not available for Mini Campers.

Before & After Camp Care: 7:00 – 8:45 am & 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Camp Discover Week 11 Newsletter

Camp Discover





Full-Day $176 $1,799
Before Camp Care $18 $185
After Camp Care $10 $105

*4-Day Rates available for the weeks of Memorial Day and Fourth of July!

Camp Discover Locations

Week 1:  Sports & Recreation Center
Week 2-9: Jefferson Elementary School
Week 10-11: Hopkins Park Shelter 

Dekalb Residents who qualify may utilize our Scholarship Assistance Program towards camp fees! 

Forms & Waivers:

Please email forms to Recreation Supervisor Chrissy Tluczek at when completed! 

Emergency Contact Form

Medication Dispensing Info & Waiver

Use of Inhaler & Auto Injector Waiver

Specialty Camps

Check out our specialty camps that explore specific themes and sports! You can also explore our Dance Camp and Junior Golf Camp

All Sorts of Sports

(Ages 7 - 12)

Is your child taking an interest in sports, but doesn't have a favorite yet? The All Sorts of Sports Camp will explore a variety of both traditional, as well as lesser-known, sports each day. 

June 5-9 
1:00-5:00 pm 
Sports & Rec Center 
$125 R/ $156 NR 

Princess Camp

(Ages 5-10)

Grab your tiara and get ready for a week of sparkles and fun! Learn about real historical women rulers with fun crafts and activities as you become a pretty princess!

June 12 - 16
1:00-5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center

$130 R/ $163 NR

Egyptology Camp

(Ages 5-10)

Explore the ancient land of Egypt for a week! Make your own mummy and a pyramid to go with it, along with other crafts and activities as you become the ultimate Egyptologist! 

June 26 - 30
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$145 R/ $181 NR

DeKalb Explorers

(Ages 7 - 12)

Get the behind the scenes tour of the town you know and love! This camp will hit the road to explore behind the scenes of local attractions such as the DeKalb airport, Ellwood House, and more! Our camp will end with some famous custard and a day at Hopkins Pool.

July 10-14
1:00-5:00 pm 
Sports & Rec Center 
$145 R/ $181 NR 

Intro to Cheerleading 

(Ages 6 - 12)

Let's see your spirit! In this four-day camp you will learn the basics of cheerleading including forward rolls, cartwheels, toe-touches, pike jumps, and a short cheer routine. Join us for a fun week of cheer!

July 17-20 
5:30-8:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$175 R/ $219 NR 

Swing and Swim

(Ages 7 - 12)

Combine our passion for swing sports (baseball, wiffelball, kickball and more) with swimming at the Hopkins Pool. Each day will be a combination of both on-field time, as well as pool time. 

July 17-21
1:00-5:00 pm 
Hopkins Park 
$125 R/ $156 NR 

Shark Week Camp

(Ages 5-10)

Dive into this camp to learn all about sharks! Discover these animals through hands-on learning activities and games.

July 31-August 4
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$130 R/ $163 NR

Horseback Riding Camp

(Ages 5-10)

Have you ever considered getting your child involved with horses but would like an introduction first? This one-day camp is a great starting place for all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Participants will receive an engaging, hands-on horse experience while learning how to care for and stay safe around these large animals. Participants should wear long pants and shoes with no more than a 1" heel.

June 5 or July 31
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Willow Creek Farm, 10340 IL Rt. 64, Sycamore, IL 
$100 R/ $125 NR per session date

Teen Specialty Camps

DIY Camp

(Ages 12-18) 

Create your own items for your room, school, and more as you learn how to upcycle and do it yourself!

June 5 - 9
1:00- 5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$145 R/ $181 NR

Tabletop Roleplaying Game Camp

(Ages 12-18) 

Enter the world of TTRPG's with an introduction to Dungeons and Dragons. Create a character and play a campaign of the group's choice. No experience needed!

July 24 - 28
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$130 R/ $163 NR

Summer Camp Questions?

Please contact Recreation Supervisor, Chrissy Tluczek at or call (815) 758-7756 ext. 7270