Summer CAMP 2021

For Ages 4-7

June 14 through July 30, 2021

William E. Peterson Park – 16652 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.

To sign up for Vernon Township Summer Day Camp 2021, please click here.

To read a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

Vernon Township strives to provide an enjoyable and educational camp experience.  Daily activities could include arts & crafts, games, sports, swimming and other activities.  

The Vernon Township summer camp is for children who will be 4-7 years old on or before September 1st, 2021.  Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  This year, we are working to ensure the safest possible experience for our campers.  We are closely monitoring all guidance from the State of Illinois and Lake County Health Departments.  Activities will be designed to keep social distancing and mask wearing in mind. 

Campers will dress themselves for swimming and must be toilet trained.  Campers must also bring their own lunch, water bottle, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and rain gear.  Camp will take place outdoors, please make sure all campers are equipped properly for the weather. 

Vernon Township strives to provide an enjoyable and educational camp experience.  All counselors are carefully screened high school and college students.  Adult camp supervisors are always present.  

Camp Registration Information

Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Resident Fee: $1095 ($1645 for non-residents)

Camper/Counselor Ratio: 8:1 (5-7 years old), 7:1 (4 years old)

 Important Dates:

-A $95 deposit, and registration forms are due to Vernon Township by 4:00 p.m. on February 26, 2021

-Should an age group fill up, a resident lottery to be held after hours on February 26, 2021.

-The first payment of $500 ($775 for non-residents) is due to Vernon Township by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021. 

-The second and final installment of $500 ($775 for non-residents) is due to Vernon Township by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021.  

Vernon Township Summer Camp Registration Dates & Procedures

Returning Campers (Residents Only)

 Anyone that completed the 2019 summer camp or received a refund for the 2020 summer camp will be considered a returning camper.  Any camper not registered as of February 27 will be considered a new camper (no exceptions).

Registration Ends: Friday, February 26, 2021

Registration Can Be Completed Online HERE: Once your registration form is submitted, a member of the Township staff will be in touch via email to arrange for payment.  

Returning Camper Siblings

Siblings of returning campers that did not participate in the 2019 Summer Camp (or received a 2020 camp refund) can submit a registration and deposit with the Returning Camper Registration.  Sibling registration forms must be accompanied by a returning camper registration.   Once an age group is full a waiting list will be developed.  Deposits for siblings placed on a waiting list will be applied to the returning camper balance.  

 New Campers (Residents Only)

Registration Ends: Friday, February 26, 2021

Registration Can Be Completed Online HERE: Once your registration form is submitted, a member of the Township staff will be in touch via email to arrange for payment.  

Camp Lottery

Should a particular age group exceed the amount of new registrants than there is space for, on February 26, 2021, Township staff will randomly select registrants up to the maximum number of participants allowed in each camp group.  If the camp group is full, your registration will be placed on the waiting list.  If space becomes available, a confirmation letter will be mailed and your deposit check will be cashed.  Should space not be available, you will receive your uncashed deposit check via mail along with a letter stating your position on the waiting list.  Camp applications will not be accepted by Township staff or entered into the lottery without all proper information (Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency and Deposit Check).

Open Registration – Including Nonresidents

Registration Begins: Monday, March 1, 2021

Registration Can Be Completed Online HEREOnce your registration form is submitted, a member of the Township staff will be in touch via email to arrange for payment.  

Important: Please Read Before Completing Camp Registration

  1. Each camper requires their own registration form.
  2. All registrations must be completed online.
  3. Proof of age (birth certificate) is required at the time of payment, for each new camper, including siblings of returning campers.
  4. Proof of residency is required for ALL campers (Driver’s License or State ID only).
  5. All registrations require a $95 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit at the time of registration, unless otherwise noted.  All camp deposits must be in the form of a check.  No cash deposits will be accepted.
  6. Camp registration will not proceed if items 3, 4 and 5 are not satisfied.
  7. The fee balance will be divided into 2 payments.  The first payment of $500 is due by Monday, March 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.   The second payment of $500 is due by Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.  If the full balance is not paid by April 30, the camper’s place will be given to the next person on the waiting list.  No bill or reminder will be sent to you by Vernon Township.  If you require a payment plan, you must inform the Township at the time of registration.
  8. After May 3, 2021, refunds will only be granted for medical reasons or if the camper can be replaced can be found by Vernon Township.  Once camp begins, refunds will be prorated based on when the camper’s participation ended.  Camp fees will not be prorated to accommodate vacations.  
  9. You may pay the entire balance at the time of registration or before the balance due dates.  
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