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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 Dates

Week 1

Mon - Fri 6/14 - 6/18
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Mad Scientists
Thankful Thursday
Be Kind to Our Earth - Upcycle!

Week 2

Mon - Fri 6/21 - 6/25
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Deep Sea Dive
Thankful Thursday
Relay-a-thon for Project Morry

Week 3

Mon - Fri 6/28 - 7/2
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Superhero Campers
Thankful Thursday
Kindness Rocks

Week 4

Mon - Fri 7/5 - 7/9
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Camp Carnival
Thankful Thursday
Day of Gratitude

Week 5

Mon - Fri 7/12 - 7/16
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Rockin' the Red Carpet
Thankful Thursday
Alex's Lemonade Stand

Week 6

Mon - Fri 7/19 - 7/23
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
A Day of Dr. Seuss
Thankful Thursday
Lunch Bag Decoration for Meals on Wheels

Week 7

Mon - Fri 7/26 - 7/30
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Halloween in July
Thankful Thursday
Giving Jar for SCOPE

Week 8

Mon - Fri 8/2 - 8/6
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Camp Olympics
Thankful Thursday
Thankful for Family

Sold Out? Join our Waiting List.

We would be happy to add you to our Waiting List for any Sold Out week. Often, families need to make last minute changes to their registration and these cancelations could result in a space opening up for your child. There is no payment required if you would like to be added to the Waiting List. To add yourself, please use our online registration system to choose the weeks in which you are interested or email us at info@kecamps.com with your name, your child's name, your phone and email and the week(s) in which you are interested.

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

Camp Tuition

Members Accompanied Guests of Members
Weekly - Full Days $305 $365
Early Bird - Weekly - Full Days $285 $345
Weekly - Half Days $195 $250
Early Bird - Weekly - Half Days $180 $235
Early Bird - Weekly - Full Days: Enroll by March 15th to take advantage of this discount.

One-Time Registration Fee: $10

There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee per child per summer.

Optional Lunch: $30

You have the option to purchase lunch from the club or bring your own.

Club Registration Requirements

Please note that if you are not a member of The Lake Forest Club, you must be sponsored and accompanied by a member in order for your child to attend camp. Guests must attend on the same days as their sponsoring member.  Guests of Members may attend a maximum of 2 weeks per summer and may only be sponsored by 1 Club Member per summer.  Thank you for your adherence to this Club Policy. 

 

Multiple Child Discount

We will be happy to extend a 10% tuition discount to those families enrolling 2 siblings in the same week(s).  Please use the following discount code during online registration to take advantage of this savings: LFSIB 

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 KE Camps 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)
Face Mask: Please pack 2-3 face masks and a mask lanyard or necklace each day.
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 2021 is open and will continue until we are full. 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 ACH Payments and 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 by June 13, 2021 will be refunded in full (less the registration fee).   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.

Covid-19 Safety Policy

As we enter into Summer 2021, we are fully prepared to take on the challenging circumstances surrounding Covid-19 - we did it in Summer 2020 and we can do it again! The health and safety of all campers, families, and staff members continues to be our absolute top priority. As we are all well-aware, protocols and guidelines surrounding Covid-19 are fluid and as such, we will adapt and adjust our policies, as needed, leading up to and during the camp season.

We encourage you to enroll early as spaces will be limited this summer and we expect that camp will fill up quickly!  We are sure you agree that a summer spent at camp will be more needed and meaningful than ever this year.

Please find our 2021 Covid-19 Safety Policy here.

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.

Meet Your Camp Director

Dear Campers and Families,

Hello to all! My name is Alicia Rill and I am excited to be returning as the Shark Camp Director this summer at The Lake Forest Club. I look forward to spending another fun-filled summer together and I cannot wait to share all that we have in store for you!

This will be my fourth summer at camp. Initially, I began my camp journey as a group leader of the Minnows, then moved into the role of assistant director, and last summer I had the privilege of expanding upon my leadership role as the director. These last three years have been nothing but rewarding. I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful teams of staff, and an even more amazing group of campers.

During the school year, you can find me in the classroom, although this year via a virtual classroom, teaching 6th grade mathematics. This is my 8th year teaching. I am always ready for an adventure, which is one of the reasons I simply cannot wait to get back to camp, ESPECIALLY after the challenging year we all have had. I am grateful for the opportunity to incorporate and share my creativity through arts and crafts activities, to play all types of fun and exciting games in and out of the pool, and to make connections and build strong trusting relationships with each and every one of the campers. My ultimate goal is to establish a safe environment for all, one in which everyone feels comfortable, valued, and welcomed as arrive at camp each day.

Summer camp is a time for creating friendships, having fun, and for making memories that will last a lifetime. I cannot wait to dress up for our Wacky Wednesday themes, lead a group of chefs through our Iron Chef activities, nor can I wait to spend time learning how to make the coolest friendship bracelets with the help of the expert bracelet makers at our camp! I look forward to making an endless number of memories, each of which will forever be in my heart. My hope is that you too can make a scrapbook of memories of your experiences this summer at camp to share for years to come.

See you at camp!

Alicia Rill