Here we go! Summer Camp 2024 is going to be AMAZING! Mark your calendars - resident registration opens Tuesday, March 5 at 8:30am online and in person. Non-resident registration opens Tuesday, March 12.

View all of our camps and summer programs, and start planning your summer now!



Our camps:

key dates 2024

  • March 5: Resident Registration begins at 8:30 am
  • March 12: Non-Resident registration begins at 8:30 am
  • May 1: Final payment for camps due to hold place in camp
  • May 31: Deadline to withdraw from camp & receive up to 90% refund
  • June 17: DAY CAMPS START
No camps:
  • July 4
  • July 5
  • Aug 7 (Lake Forest Day)


ONLINE registration is encouraged!

  • Desktop computers work best for registration.
  • Visit our online registration system and create an account.
  • Under "My Account" add members of your household.
  • Make sure to add ages and grades for all children. (This is the grade that your child is currently enrolled in, or recently completed).
  • NEW RESIDENTS: After you create an account, call the main office at 847.234.6700 with your Lake Forest address to get resident access BEFORE registration opens! Registration mornings are very busy - please do not wait until registration opens to get your resident access!
  • If you are coming in the office to register, fill out your registration form in advance to save time!


  • Registration is first come, first served.
  • Register online at, bring, or mail in your registration form to us at 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest.
  • Telephone registrations are not accepted.
  • Walk-in and online registration have first priority.
  • Forms that are received by mail will be processed as soon as time permits.
  • Children and adults MUST LIVE within the corporate limits of the City of Lake Forest to be considered a RESIDENT of Lake Forest.
  • If you are coming in the office to register, fill out your registration form in advance to save time!


Non-residents may register in person OR online at for any programs not already filled.

Non-resident fees include a 20% increase over the resident rate.

Lake Bluff & Mettawa Residents

  • Lake Bluff & Mettawa residents receive resident rates for all programs, fees, and memberships in the following areas: Athletics, Fitness Center, Stirling Hall Arts Center, Kinderhaven Preschool Academy, Lake Forest Dance Academy, Lake Forest Sailing, and Deerpath Golf Course.
  • Forest Park Beach operations and fees are not included in this agreement.
  • Lake Bluff & Mettawa registration takes place during the same time as non-resident registration.


  • Program fees must be included with registration form.
  • Checks should be made payable to LAKE FOREST PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT.
  • Fees may also be charged to your DISCOVER, VISA, MASTERCARD, or AMERICAN EXPRESS card.
  • If programs chosen have openings, your registration will be processed you will receive a confirmation receipt.
  • If you register online, you will receive the confirmation email right away.
  • If programs chosen have already reached maximum enrollment, your name will be placed on a wait list and you will be contacted as soon as a spot is available.

general information

Click on the link below to view the following general information:

  • Grade Information
  • Camp Staff & Training
  • Change in Camp Locations
  • Information Requests
  • Peanut Policy
  • Photo Policy
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accuracy
  • Withdrawal/Refund Policy
  • Inclusion Services

Camp Guide General Information

If you are in need of an Inclusion Companion through NSSRA, please contact Joe Mobile at

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