Campers will discover new experiences and friendships each week through games, craft activities, sports, theme days, and more all in a structured environment. All camps will receive lunch and/or snacks provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Summer Camp Early Bird Registration begins on March 1, 2023.

Summer Camp runs for 11 weeks from May 30-August 11, 2023!

Sign up week-to-week or for the full 11 weeks for some summer camp savings. We're looking forward to an adventurous summer with you!

A Parent Meeting will be held virtually in May.

Camp Discover

NEW! Mini-Campers: A camp designed especially for our younger campers. Choose a half-day or full-day option.

Camp Discover: Enjoy one of DeKalb's favorite summer camps that includes weekly field trips and regular swim days at Hopkins Pool.

NEW! Adventure Teen Camp: Explore the area in our new teen camp designed especially for our older campers. Our teens will be a little more mobile and explore town through small field trips, community outreach activities, and swimming opportunities.

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. For Mini Campers and Teen Camp, transportation will be provided to and from main camp locations.

Camp Times

Full-Day Camp Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Mini-Camper Half-Day Options: 8:45 am - 12:45 pm (Lunch Included)
or 12:45 - 5:00 pm (Snack Included)
Before & After Camp Care: 7:00 - 8:45 am & 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Camp Includes:

  • Swimming at Hopkins Park or Water Days for Mini-Campers
  • Weekly Themes
  • Lunch & Snacks provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Weekly Field Trips for Camp Discover

2022 Rates & Locations:

Camp Name Ages Location Weekly rate* 11 Weeks




Sports & Rec


$90 $915




Sports & Rec


$171 $1750
Camp Discover 6-12

Little John


$171 $1750

Adventure Teen Camp


Lions Park


$171 $1750
Before Camp Care 3-15 Little John Elementary** $18 $185
After Camp Care 3-15 Little John Elementary** $10 $105

*4-Day Rates available for the weeks of Memorial Day and 4th of July
**Location of Camp will move to Hopkins Park at the end of July
***All campers must be fully potty trained

Emergency Contact Form

Medication Dispensing Info & Waiver

Use of Inhaler & Auto Injector Waiver

August Snack

August Lunch

Mini-Campers Newsletter: Week 10

Camp Discover Newsletter: Week 10

Check out our NEW! half-day specialty camps that explore specific themes and sports. All camps will be one week long.

Monday-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 6-10 
1:00-5:00 pm 
Sports & Rec Center 
$100 R/ $125 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 11-15
1:00-5:00 pm 
Sports & Rec Center 
$125 R/ $165 NR 

Intro to Cheerleading 

(Ages 6 - 11)

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!

July 18-22 
1:00-5:00 pm 
Haish Gymnasium
$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 combine have both on-field time as well as pool time.

July 25-29
1:00-5:00 pm 
Hopkins Park 
$100 R/ $125 NR 


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