We pride ourselves in offering great quality day camps. We hire staff that are not just great role-models, but people who make sure that your camper has a blast every day.  Our counselors are skilled, enthusiastic young adults who will provide your child with a safe, enjoyable camp experience. A ratio of 1 counselor to 10 campers is maintained with assistance from additional supervisory staff.

Traditional Day Camps

Summer Safari (Previously Back to Basics)
Age: 5-12 years          
Time: 7:30am-6pm  or 9am-5pm          
Location: Chute Elementary School

Experience the best of Evanston's parks and beaches along with the best of what a small variety camp can be. Our individualized approach offers what can be your child's most memorable camp experiences: small groups defined by age interests, attention to detail, and a special balance of outdoor activities.  

Fun Factory
Age: 4-7 years          
Time: 7:30am-6pm  or 9am-4pm          
Location: Robert Crown Community Center

Summer should be full of fun! We seek to spark interest in recreation through a wide variety of activities including organized sports, games, arts and crafts, bowling, ice skating, swimming, theme days, exciting outdoor adventures and field trips. Your child is guaranteed to gain confidence, learn new skills, foster new friendships and have fun! Fun Factory puts the "variety" in camp with an assortment of daily activities designed to keep our campers happy, engaged, safe, and energized!      

Kid City 

Age: 7-10
Time: 7:30am-6pm  or 9am-4pm
Location: Robert Crown Community Center

Summer should be full of fun! We seek to spark interest in recreation through a wide variety of activities including organized sports, games, arts and crafts, bowling, ice skating, swimming, theme days, exciting outdoor adventures and field trips. Your child is guaranteed to gain confidence, learn new skills, foster new friendships and have fun! Kid City offers a structured camp experience with room for "children's choice" theme days to integrate children's interests into the camp experience.        

Tween Scene
Age: 11-12 years
Time: 7:30am-6pm  or 9am-4pm
Location: Robert Crown Community Center

A fun filled camp experience where tweens will make the most of their summer by trying new things and exploring new hobbies. Join us for an opportunity to get unplugged, explore creativity, learn, laugh, and make memories that will last a lifetime. We will also explore friendship and team building activities as well as exciting outdoor adventures and field trips, including water fun at the beach and pool.  

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Age: 13-14   at the start of camp
Time:  9am-4pm
Location: Robert Crown Community Center

Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp will prepare teens to work with staff and contribute their talents to the programs offered by Robert Crown Community Center. Participants serve as role models for the younger children who are enrolled in the Center's summer camps, and receive weekly training from a variety of social service professionals and mentors. CITs are expected to participate in the program Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm for the  six-week period. The registration fee includes training, supplies, field trips, and small group activities.   

Special Accommodations

If your child needs any special accommodations, such as medication, behavior management and physical assistance, please contact Ryan Dollins, at least two weeks prior to camp, at 847-448-8045 or rdollins@cityofevanston.org.