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Shark Camp

The Lake Forest Club

554 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

A Traditional Day Camp at Your Club

Our camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

Camp Hours

Full Day

9:00am - 3:00pm

Half Day

9:00am - 12:30pm

Complimentary Before-Care Start

8:30am

Complimentary After-Care End

3:30pm

2019 Dates and Rates coming soon!

Age Range: 3 - 12

All campers must be at least 3 years old by the first day they attend camp. In addition, campers must be potty-trained and able to handle an active program.

Activities

Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KECamps are exactly alike!  Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”.   The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include:

For more information on the tennis lessons at camp, please click here.

Tennis: 2 recreational group lessons each week
Swimming: recreational swim time in the club’s pool each day
Arts & Crafts
Group Games
Fun with Foods
Super Science Projects
STEM Challenges

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at camp is a wacky one with a different festive theme – a true highlight of each week! Check out this summer’s Wacky Wednesday Calendar!

Thankful Thursdays

We are excited to announce the return of Thankful Thursdays into our camp program! In true camp spirit, every Thursday campers will have the chance to give back to their community by working together on a simple, fun and rewarding community service project. Check out this summer’s Thankful Thursday Calendar!

Lunch & Snacks

You have the option to purchase a kid-friendly lunch provided by the club for $30 per week.  If you would like to purchase this optional lunch, you can do so at the time of enrollment.  Otherwise, you are welcome to pack a lunch for your child in a cooler or backpack.  Regardless of which lunch option you choose, all campers will receive an afternoon snack provided by the club. 

*Half-Day Campers:  The Half-Day program technically ends at 12:30PM, right before our lunch period.  Should you want your child to eat lunch at camp, he or she may stay for the lunch period which is 12:30PM – 1:00PM.  You may either purchase the lunch provided by the club or bring your own.  Please inform your Camp Director if you plan to have your child stay to eat.

Please note that we are a “Nut Aware” camp.  We ask that you do not send your child with any food that contains nuts.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INFORM US IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY FOOD ALLERGIES OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.

Packing List

Campers should dress in comfortable shorts, t-shirt and sneakers each day.

Please leave all electronic devices and cell phones at home.  Camp is a place to un-plug! Please pack the following items in a labeled bag or backpack:

Extra Snacks (Optional)
Flotation Vest: If you know that your child will be classified as a Bogey (our term for Non-Swimmer) this summer or you prefer your child to be classified this way, please pack a flotation vest for use in the Shallow End of the pool.
Lunch (if not purchasing from the Club)
Sunscreen: Spray for body is preferred
Swimsuit
Tennis Racquet
Towel
Water Bottle

Payments, Cancellations, Refunds

Registration & Payments

Registration for Summer 2019 will open soon and will continue until we are full.  So, you may add additional weeks as the summer goes on. You must be enrolled in advance, however, in order to attend camp. We are happy to accept online registrations up until the night before the start of each week of camp, provided that space is available.

Full payment is due upon registration. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

If your child has special needs or will require extra assistance while at camp, please contact us before you enroll to discuss!

Cancellations & Refunds

All requests for cancellations or changes must be made in writing to our office via email at info@kecamps.com.  Cancellations made before the very first day of the camp season will be refunded in full.   After that, there are no refunds. We will, however, always offer a credit towards a future week (if space is available) or for next summer.

Form Downloads

Don’t forget to take a look at the important camp forms below.

Parent Manual

Be sure to read this manual for important and specific details about camp.

Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Should your child require any medication during the camp day (including an Epi-Pen or Inhaler), we ask that you complete this form and send it directly to our office or hand it to your Camp Director on your child’s first day of camp.