Camp runs for 11 weeks, from May 28 - August 9!

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 (Specialty Camps go live April 15) for a variety of interests. We're looking forward to an adventurous summer with you!

Camp Registration

Camp Discover

(Ages 6-12)

Enjoy one of DeKalb’s favorite summer camps, including weekly field trips, water days, and entertainment. 

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 Camp Care: 7:00 – 8:45 am  

After Camp Care: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Camp Discover





Full-Day $186 $1,873
Before Camp Care $19 $195
After Camp Care $11 $115

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

Campers MUST be registered no later than noon the Tuesday prior to your week of camp. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Monday, so please call (815) 758-7756 for Tuesday morning registration. 

Camp Discover Locations

Week 1-9: Founders Elementary School
Week 10-11: Hopkins Park Shelter 

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Save the date for a Virtual Parent Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 pm.

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

Forms & Waivers:

Please email forms to Recreation Supervisor Emily Kvasnicka at when completed! 

Emergency Contact Form

Medication Dispensing Info & Waiver

Use of Inhaler & Auto Injector Waiver

Specialty Camps

Check out our half-day Specialty Camps that explore specific themes and sports! *Specialty Camps will be one week each, Monday through Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. 

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 3-7
1:00-5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$125 R/ $156 NR

Nature Crafts

(Ages 5-10)

Explore the great outdoors through the medium of art! We will learn about 
different parts of nature as we collect pieces and create fun crafts to take home.

July 29-August 2
1:00-5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Art Studio
$130 R/ $163 NR 

Heroes Camp

(Ages 8-16)

Explore passions, meet mentors, build skills and have fun! Your week will be jampacked with activities from multiple career fields including the Dekalb Police and Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Criminal Investigation Unit, Military and more! Along with tours and demonstrations from these organizations, children will receive CPR instruction, self-defense instruction and information about the military branches and training. Each day will start and end at the Sports and Recreation Center. 

July 22 - 25
1:00-5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$130 R/ $163 NR

*Intro to Cheerleading

(Ages 6 - 12)

Let's see your spirit! In this 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! 

Monday, July 15 & Wednesday, July 17
5:30-7:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, East Gym
$43 R/ $53 NR

Teen Specialty Camps

Pickleball Camp

(Ages 12-18)

Get a jump start on the youth pickleball trend as this sport is being incorporated into high school and college sports teams! Join PPR certified instructor Mary Gawrys to learn all about this sport: rules, scoring, the dink, volley, serve and more. Weather permitting, we will venture out to the brand-new outdoor courts at Hopkins Park at least once.  

June 17-21
1:00-5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$96 R/ $120 NR 

Yarn Camp

(Ages 12-18)

Learn how to knit and crochet in this week-long camp. We will work on basic stitches in each format so we can create finished projects to take home!

August 5-9
1:00-5:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center, Art Studio
$130 R/$163 NR

Specialty Summer Camp Questions?

Please contact Superintendent of Recreation Sabrina Hunley at or call (815) 758-7756 ext. 7270