Just like the rock anthem "We Will Rock You" by Queen has whipped generations of kids into a frenzy, we are kicking off our 2022 summer camp season with the same energy and excitement!

We will, we will REC you!

We will, we will REC you!

Come along for the ride and see where it goes! We have camps for all the cool kids - from traditional day camps to sports, dance, nature, art, and more. Register today to make sure your little rock stars aren't left in the dust!

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Our camps:

registration INFORMATION

  • REGISTRATION opens March 2023.
  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER? If programs chosen have openings, your registration will be processed and a confirmation receipt will be sent to you. If you register online, you will receive the confirmation 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.
  • WHO IS A RESIDENT? Our residency policy: Children and adults MUST LIVE within the corporate limits of the City of Lake Forest to be considered a RESIDENT of Lake Forest.
  • Lake Bluff residents will be eligible to receive resident rates for all programs, fees, and memberships in the following areas: Athletics, Fitness Center, Wildlife Discovery Center, Stirling Hall, Kinderhaven Preschool Academy, Lake Forest Dance Academy, Sailing, and Deerpath Golf Course. Forest Park Beach operations and fees are not included in this agreement. Lake Bluff registration takes place during the same time as non-resident registration.
  • Staff Training: All staff will partake in our week-long, mandatory pre-camp training.
  • North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA): NSSRA staff partake in LFRD staff training to assist participants with special needs. NSSRA and the City of Lake Forest are aligned to follow IDPH restrictions and guidelines.

key dates 2022

  • March 1: Resident Registration begins at 8:30 am
  • March 8: 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 4: Parent Manuals will be available this week
  • July 4: No camp for 4th of July
  • Aug 3: No camp for Lake Forest Day holiday
Please watch this page for 2023 updates!

general information

Click on the link below to view the general information in our Camp Guide:

Camp Guide General Information