Summer Camps

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for a 2017 Summer of Fun. The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is holding a camp for children of all ages. Each camp is designed for your child's specific interests. The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and All Star Sports have teamed up to offer some exciting and slightly competitive sports camps to keep your child active this summer. Preschoolers and Grade School children will have a blast playing games, doing crafts, and activities at Pre-K Adventures and Mighty Explorers Camps. 



Safety Town



Safety Town is a camp designed for incoming kindergartners to learn all about important safety issues concerning the home, school, and outdoors. Guest speakers from different organizations including the Fire Department, Police Department, and Veterinary Clinics will discuss important safety rules for children. Your child will create several projects and receive a bike helmet.



Pre-K Adventures Camp



Parents. are you looking for something to break up the summer and keep it fun and exciting all summer long for your little one? Your child's summer vacation will be filled with activities, games, crafts, and more when they sign-up  for the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department's Pre K Adventures Camp. Camp is held in weekly increments on Tuesdays and Thursdays with each week focusing on a new, exciting theme! Camp is held rain or shine and a small snack is provided. 


Themes:
  • Wild Wild West(6/27-6/29)
  • Wacky Water Week(7-11-7/13)
  • Mighty Dinosaurs(7/18-7/20)
  • Pirates!(7/25-7/27)
  • Under the Sea(8/1-8/3) 

Mighty Explorers Camp



Children will be jumping with joy during this fun filled, 2 day camp. Each week will feature a new, fun filled, theme that will have campers laughing as they play games and make new friends. Time will be spent on arts/crafts, playing indoors and out, and participating in silly games/activities! A small snack will be provided.

Themes:
  • Space is the Place(6/26-6/28)
  • Wacky Water Week(7/10-7/12)
  • Mad Scientists(7/17-7/19)
  • Gameapalooza(7/24-7/26)
  • Super Sleuths(7/31-8/2)

Video Game Maker



Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style video games all without leaving your home! You'll learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in  your game then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Graphics design and animation topics will also be covered. This class is appropriate for ages 10 and up and will require a fast internet connection. 


White Sox Camps



The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is offering three levels of Chicago White Sox Baseball Camps through the Bulls/Sox Academy. Begginer camp is for ages 5-6 and will introduce the game of baseball. Intermediate Camp is for ages 7-8 and will focus on the individual aspects of baseball including throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding, and pitching. Advanced camp is for ages 9-12 and will fine tune each participants hitting and throwing skills. 

Golf Camp


The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Chad Johansen Golf Academy to offer 2 levels of golf camp. Beginner Golf Camp is for ages 5-9 and will provide instruction on ettique, wood play, iron play, and putting. Advanced camp is for ages 10-14 and will provide in-depth instruction on golf course knowledge, etiquette, fundamentals, wood play, iron play, putting, and on-course instruction.


5 Star Soccer Camp



The 5 Star Soccer Camps offer a fresh, enthusiastic approach to teaching youth soccer. Staff will focus on working hard to build fundamental techniques, while creating an atmosphere that unlocks the game within each child. This program will present positive, enjoyable environment for learning proven in youth soccer.


Chicago Bulls Camp



This summer, learn from the best and let the Chicago Bulls teach you how to play like a champion. Camp will feature work on ball-handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, individual moves, footwork, and team concepts. Every participant will also receive an exclusive United Center experience, a duffel bag, indoor/outdoor basketball, and an evaluation report. 


Skyhawks Tennis Camp



Skyhawks tennis focuses on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players. Players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys, and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. In addition to developing a love for tennis, athletes will learn the rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game to play.


Let's Go Fishing


Students will explore all the different aspects of fishing including the use of different baits, tying proper knots, casting techniques, and much more! Participants will meet at different fishing locations each week. The list of specific locations will be given out during class. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pole and tackle to class; however, poles and tackle will be available for loan during class.



 For more information or to register for any of camps described above please download the Summer 2017 Catalog. Visit www.yorkvilleparksandrecreation.com to register or call 630-553-4357. Please contact the Yorkville Parks and recreation Department at   630-553-4357 or by email with any questions.