Summer Camp Program

Thank you for your interest in our Village of Lake Zurich Summer Day Camp programs!  We have some exciting changes taking place this year so please read the information carefully.   If you would like further details regarding programs, please reach out to Jenna Stanonik, Recreation Supervisor through e-mail at jenna.stanonik@lakezurich.org and she will be happy to answer your questions. We strongly believe in the power of play in growth and development through our recreation programs and cannot wait for your camper to join in on the fun!

Camp Resources and Forms

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How to register for Summer Camp

To secure your child’s spot in our summer camp, you may pay either a $50 deposit or the full amount per session per child at the time of registration. The $50 deposit is applied towards your camp fee and is non-refundable.

Payment must be made two weeks prior to the start date of the session or your child may not attend. The Village of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation Department will accept partial payments up until that time. A $25 late fee per child will be charged for payment not received by the final balance due dates. Summer camp registration forms must be completed online for each child registered.  If you have multiple children in the program, you need to fill out the information separately for each individual child.  

Registration Dates for 2023 Camp Season

We are accepting camp registrations beginning on the dates listed below. Camp sessions fill up quickly, so do not delay in registering your camper for the season.

  • Lake Zurich Residents: Monday, February 6, 2023 (Fee R)
  • Non-Residents: Monday, March 13, 2023 (Fee NR)

Camper Information is Online with CampDoc

We have streamlined the gathering process for camper medical and pickup information through the CampDoc cloud platform. 

Two ways to register for sessions:

  1. Register for session online - or
  2. Complete the paper registration form

We'll process your registration quickly and you'll receive and email link from CampDoc within 48 hours.  Use the link to create an account and complete the requested household and medical information.  You may retain your account with CampDoc for future session.


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Camp Sessions for 2023

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Sponsors of the 2023 Summer Camp

Camp Cedar

AGES: Entering Grades 5th - 7th in fall 2023

Teen Camp is getting a makeover!  Same great format- new look and feel now as Camp Cedar!  Will you be entering 5th-7th grade this fall? How would you like to decrease your boredom this summer, meet new friends, renew old friendships and have new experiences? Each day will be a new adventure that will create lasting memories and add excitement to your summer. Each session there will be approximately 10 field trips included in the cost. Camp will be held at the Chalet in Paulus Park.

Summer Athletic Camps

New this 2023 Summer season are a variety of Summer Athletic Camps.   Expand your campers day with a variety of new activities such as Archery, Dodgeball/Capture the Flag, Triathlon training, sand volleyball and many more!  If you register your camper for a program during day camp hours of operation that they attend, our Day Camp staff will take them to and from the activity.  You must let the Day Camp leadership staff know that you have registered your camper for an additional program.

Information About Our Sumer Camps

Kamp Kiddie

AGES: 3-6 years old (Must be 3 by June 1st, 2023)

This enriching half day summer camp is designed to introduce our 3-6 year olds to the adventures and excitement of summer camp in a fun, non-competitive environment. Your child will enjoy outdoor nature projects, sports, games, arts and crafts and theme days are just a sampling of the many activities campers will enjoy. Camper gift included. (see our handbook)

Camp Alpine

AGES: Entering Grades 1st - 4th in fall 2023

Camp Alpine provides an opportunity to run, play and experience the outdoors for children entering 1st through 4th grade in the Fall 2023. Daily activities will consist of arts and crafts, nature programs, sports, games, theme days, and swimming. We provide an atmosphere in which children can build self-esteem and where they can grow socially, physically and intellectually in a safe environment. Camp Alpine is held in Paulus Park. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, drink, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily. Camper gift included. .

Camper Lunch Specials

Camp Alpine & Camp Cedar

No need to pack a lunch every day. Purchase a pre-paid lunch punch card at our Paulus Park Barn office for our concessionaire at Paulus Park and we will provide your child with a lunch. Lunch punch cards are available for $25 a week (5 lunches). Lunch punch cards are only valid during camp hours for the 2022 summer camp season and are non-refundable.

Our Camp Staff Ratios

The Village of Lake Zurich camp staff is made up of approximately 36 caring individuals who are dedicated to making each camper’s experience positive, memorable, and fun. Camp counselors are hired based on their ability to be proper role models and who possess positive leadership skills. Our counselors are enthusiastic and responsible individuals with great communication skills who care about children and the importance of summer camp. The ability to have excellent safety coverage throughout the day as well as providing every opportunity for the counselors to get to know their campers on a personal level is of utmost importance. Throughout the day the ratios for our camps consist of 1:6 for Kamp Kiddie 1:8 for Camp Alpine, and 1:10 for Camp Cedar, are maintained as campers participate in activities and programmed events.