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									                                  Summer Day Camps & Programs
                                         April 12, 2010

Bloomington Parks and Recreation
Contact: 434-2260
Four sessions run June 14-July 26 at Holiday Park.
Day Camp
 For ages 6-11
 M-F, drop off 7:00 - 9:00 am; pick up 3:30 - 5:45 pm
 Registration Deadline is the Friday before each session begins by 5:00 pm.
 Campers must bring swim suit, towel, sack lunch, and drink daily.
 $175/session; $165 for any additional children from same family.
For a full listing of summer activities see

Blooming Grove Academy
Contact: 827-2932
For ages 3-12
$725 (full day); $480 (half day)
Registration fee $70 or $85/family
Summer Camp:
 Camp is offered in two 5-week sessions:
 June 1-July 2 and July 5-Aug 13
 Children may attend M-F full day (7:00 am to 5:30 pm) or half day (7:00 am to noon or 12:30 to 5:30
 pm). Full day and half day AM programs include Scholarama classes.
Scholarama only ($150 per 2-week section)
 Fun, Educational Classes
 Three, 2-week sections, M-F, 9-11 am: June 14-25; July 5-16; July 19-30.
Registration ends May 3 or when classes are full.

BNAP Summer Camp - Catholic Charities
Contacts: Iris Hildreth or Brenda Richardson, 829-6307
Camp held at Holy Trinity Jr High, 705 E. Roosevelt, Blm
For ages 6-13
M-Th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
June 7 through July 23.
$300 per child for 7 week session.
Handicap accessibility is limited.

Boy Scouts
Day Camp & Resident Camp Contact: e-mail David Schwartz at
Day Camp for Cub Scouts in grades 1-5:
 Three, 3-day sessions at Comlara Park, Evergreen Lake.
 Sessions run Mon-Wed or Th-Sat, June 14-16, June 17-19 (Sat overnight offered), June 24-26
 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
 $83 Registration fee / Early bird registration = $63.
Cub Scout Resident Camp for grades 1-5:
 Offered July 9-11 or July 16-18
 East Bay Camp, Lake Bloomington
 $138 Scout/Parent fee, includes meals ($158 after May 1)
Please see website for complete camp details and all registration forms.

Boys & Girls Club
Contact: Laura Duvendack, 829-3034
Camp held at Boys & Girls Club/LINC, 615 W. Illinois, Blm.
For ages 5-12
M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (7:30-5:30 for working parents)
Camp runs June 7 through August 13.
$65/week for first child; $50/week each additional child*
*15% discount with camp fees paid in full at time of registration. Scholarships are available.
For more details or to download application, see

Camp Hope
Contact: Jamillah Gilbert, Camp Director, 309-827-2009
Camp Hope is an 8-week summer adventure and enrichment program, designed for kids, ages 6
through 14. It is also offered as two 4-week sessions. The program is structured to provide a fun and
safe environment for children during their summer break. Some daily activities include arts & crafts,
sports, music and drama, indoor/outdoor games, swimming, local and out-of-town field trips, guest
speakers, and opportunities to serve in the community.
Two age divisions for each session are: 6-9 yrs. and 10-14 yrs.
Two 4-week sessions offered: Session #1-June 14-July 9; Session #2-July 12-Aug 6. Campers can
sign up for the first, second, or both sessions.
Hours are from 7:30am - 4:30pm; After-Camp care is available.
Counselor:Camper ratio is 1:6 and each staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Location: Center for Hope Ministries, 14940 Old Colonial Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
Free lunch provided daily; morning and afternoon snacks provided.
Cost is $75/week for first camper in family; $65/week for each additional camper.
Tuition assistance is available for families that qualify.
Registration is currently OPEN; registration deadline is Mon, June 7, 2010.

Camp Kearney
Camp Kearney (pronounced KAR-knee) in Glasford, IL is offering a FREE week of summer camp to
central Illinois underprivileged kids over 10 weeks this summer. Kids are organized into age groups
and are cabined by gender. Attendance is limited to the first 450 kids. Age groups do fill up, though
last year there were still a few vacancies in a couple of the weeks. Camp Kearney is a ministry of
Peoria-based South Side Mission. For more information, visit

Creations Dog Training Center & Ranch
Contact: Chris Carlton, Director of Training, 309-451-5625
For ages 10-18 years old.
Six, week-long camps (M-F) offered June 14, June 21, July 12, July 19, Aug 2 and Aug 9. Camp
hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Location is 112 Merle Lane, Normal (out E. College Ave.)
$200/week per child
Youth will participate in both canine and equine-assisted activities throughout the day. Campers may

bring their own [well-behaved] dog, if they’d like. Participants will work both with horses (on the
ground, not in the saddle) and dogs in group activities that focus on learning to apply positive living
skills. Each child has the opportunity to train their dog or one of Creation’s dogs in a variety of
different activities which may include agility, obedience, free-style dancing, games, tricks, etc.
Campers will also do some fishing, hiking, and arts/craftwork with an animal theme. See website for
more info.

Easter Seal Camp
Contact: Mark Holstein, 309-365-8021
Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, Hudson (Lake Bloomington)
Inclusive recreation and camping programs, year round.
For children (6+) and adults with disabilities.
Fees vary depending on program; scholarships available for in-district.

Ecology Action Center
Contact: Michael Brown, 454-3169
 For grades 1 - 5
 Two M-F sessions: June 21-25 and July 19-23, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Eco-Action Adventures - Normal Parks & Rec provides this camp in cooperation with EAC. Camp
begins each day at the EAC (next to Normal Library). Campers then go to Comlara Park at Evergreen
Lake (transportation provided). Campers will go fishing, swimming and learn about lake ecology.
There will also be hands-on activities to learn about Native American practices and uses of land.
$70 per child
Register through Town of Normal, 454-9540 or

4-H Camps, University of IL Extension Office
Contact for 4-H Memorial Camps: Theresa Chambers, 663-8306
4-H Memorial Camp – Resident Camping near Monticello, IL
 Open to all McLean County youth, ages 8-16
 One week, Sun-Thurs, June 6-July 15.
$160 per child; $140 for additional siblings (scholarships may be available).
Register by phone 663-8306 or see website (above) to download application.
Registration deadline May 1.
4-H Memorial Mini-Camp
 Geared to first-time campers, ages 8-12
 Register through 4-H Camp Office in Monticello (217)762-2741 or see website to download app.
 June 3-5 (Thurs-Sat)
 $105 per child

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois - Summer Camp Opportunities for ALL Girls!
Contact: Katie Nolan, 1-800-640-8671 or
Registration for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois summer camp has begun! There are awesome summer
opportunities for ALL girls ages 5 to 18! You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend.
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois offers sessions for every level of camper and all kinds of interests,
including day camp, resident camp, and weekend and family events. Sessions include two local
Community Day Camps for girls in girls entering grades 1st through 4th – Camp Hollywood and Super

Soakin’. Camp Hollywood will take place at Anderson Park and Aquatic Center in Normal on June 21-
25. Super Soakin’ will take place June 28-July 2 at Fairview Park and Aquatic Center in Normal.
There are plenty of Resident Camp opportunities for all age levels at Camp Myra S. Peairs in
Hudson, Illinois including Zoo Pals, Sail Away, Outdoor Cuisine, Tack n’ Trail, and much more. You
may access the full Summer Activities Guide and all registration forms on our website at Financial assistance is available. Call our office for more information 800-
640-8671 or e-mail Sessions fill quickly – register today!

Heartland Community College YEP – Youth Enrichment Program
Community Education, 268-8160
Class times, number of sessions, and course fees vary, as well.
Registration has begun for students in elementary - high school. Community Education at Heartland
Community College is offering over 100 classes for youth with topics that include: Computers, Arts &
Crafts, Performing Arts, Life Skills, Academic Enrichment, Space & Science, Sports Camps,
Horseback Riding and more! Pre-registration is required for all programs. Financial assistance is
available to qualified individuals. Call Community Education at (309) 268-8160 for a schedule and to
register for programs. Online registration and a list of programs are available

Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Contact: Alicia Becker, Division of Specialized Care for Children, Springfield
1-800-322-3722 or (217)558-2350
Full-week program for parents of children (up to age 5) who have a significant hearing loss.
Camp held June 13-18 on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville. Parents learn
about children and hearing loss from a wide range of topics and children are given several types of
evaluations by child development professionals. Application is through DSCC (number above) and
whole families (brothers & sisters, 7 and under) may attend regardless of income. Application
deadline May 15. There is no charge for families to attend. Meals and housing are provided.

ISU College for Youth
Contact: ISU Conference Services, 438-2160
A wide variety of summer camp opportunities are available; visit
For pre-schoolers (4 y/o by Sept 1) through 9th grade
Select classes by the grade level your child will be entering in the fall.
Two-week sessions: June 21-July 2 and July 12-23
M-F, 9:00 am - 1:45 pm (class times vary)
$120/child. A limited number of $60 scholarships are available for students needing financial
assistance. Two new scholarships are available this year based on student volunteer work (see
website). Requests for scholarships must be made by May 21.
Metcalf Summer Camp will provide day care services for College for Youth students five years and
older during the four weeks of College for Youth. Contact Heather at 438-7238 for information
concerning fees and registration
Registration deadline is May 22.

Kindermusik presented by Music Connections
Contact: Kathryn Henderson, 828-6806, or
Class Location: Evangelical Free Church, 2910 E. Lincoln, Bloomington
Exciting Summer Camps for children birth to seven years and their families. See the website for

descriptions of all classes and registration information

Learning for Tomorrow, Inc.
LFT is offering several educational programs this summer. The programs are focused for those who
struggle with learning to those who excel in learning. We are also partnering with Heartland
Community College for some of our sessions. We offer scholarships for those in financial need. Visit or call Cathy for more details at (309) 530-2367.

Normal Parks and Recreation
Contact: Colette Farner, 454-2444 or 454-9540
For kids entering 1st - 6th grade.
Sessions available June 7 - July 19.
Day camps held at Anderson, Fairview and Maxwell Parks.
M-Th, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
$145 per child for regular day camp per 4 week session.
Additional $60 for extended days -- Early/Late Bird Camp (6:45-9:00 am and 3:30-5:45 pm)
Freaky Fridays available for $25-50 per week.
Other specialized day camps are offered through the Children’s Discovery Museum.
For a full listing of summer activities see

Normal Police Youth Program
Contact: Officer Amanda Street, 433-3440
For ages 9-13
A week long program intended to build relationships, expand self-confidence, bolster self-esteem,
learn valuable team concepts, gain leadership skills, and embrace community pride.
June 13-19
$10 fee
Camp drop-off at Chiddix Junior High School.
Registration deadline May 5.

S.O.A.R. (Special Opportunities Available in Recreation)
Contact: Diana Myers: 434-2405
Specialized, specific programs for children with disabilities.
For ages 4 to 21 (can vary by program).
June 14 - July 22
Mon-Thurs; hours vary.
May register for one, several, or all. Registration for each program is separate and sites vary daily.
Lincoln Leisure Center is used as a "base". Scholarships and payment plans available (fees vary
greatly by program).

TechnoKids Computer Camp
Contact: NovaTech, 661-1525 or 877-NOVATECH (668-2832)
For grades 2 - 4 and 5 - 8
Mon - Fri track; Call or see website for camp dates and fees (not posted at time of printing).
More information can be found on their website

USEP - UNITY Summer Enrichment Program
Contact: Any UCC staff @ 862-4041
Open to all youth, ages 5-13

Camp runs Mon-Fri, July 6 - Aug 6, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration starts May 10.
USEP features a multicultural theme where campers learn about a different culture - this year (2010)
it is West African cultures. Camp location will be at UNITY Community Center, 632 W. Orlando
Avenue, Normal.
$25 registration fee for first child in one family; $10 for add’l children in that family.

Wellgreen Farm Adventures on Horseback Camp
Contact: Marjorie Gilmore, 378-2124 (barn) or 530-0670 (cell)
Wellgreen Farm is located in Downs, IL
For ages 5 and up.
Camps run M-Th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and are offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level
$100/day or $95/day for 5 & 10-day packages.
For complete information and dates of sessions, see their website at

Contact: Joe Rodts, 827-6233 or
Camp Chrysalis at GE Park
For ages 4-13
June 7 (tentative start date) - Aug 13
M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Extended hours available: 7:00-8:00 am & 4:30-6:00 pm (no additional fee).
Registration currently underway and runs throughout the summer.
Camp registration fee: $30/individual or $50/family.
Camp fees: $20/day or $90/week; Prospective Member rate: $30/day or $135/week. Financial
assistance available for those who qualify.

Contact: 662-7826
Anita Conrad, School-Age Program Director, x274
Susie Geraghty, School-Age Program Director, x273
School-Age Summer Programs
  Currently accepting registrations. Activities include science, arts and crafts, cooking projects,
  games and physical activities, weekly field trips, and swimming.
  Full-day care for school-age children, ages 5-12 (5’s must have completed kindergarten).
  Dates: June 7 - Aug 13, 6am-6pm.
  Location of camps will be at the YWCA, 1201 N. Hershey Road, Blm, and at Sarah Raymond
  School, 1402 W. Olive, Blm.
  Cost is $160 per week (additional child $150) plus $35 nonrefundable activity fee. Subsidy
  available through CCRRN.

The Child Care Resource and Referral Network (CCRRN) provides child care referrals to families
looking for child care any time of the year and summer child care is needed by a very large number of
families. For options, call CCRRN at 828-1892 or 800-437-8256.

This document is published by PATH.

PATH always welcomes your input on the resource lists we provide to the community. Please
contact Susan Williams, 834-0513, for questions or comments.
                                                                                Rev. 04/12/2010


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