Summer Camps

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for the 2019 Summer of Fun! The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of summer camps for children of all ages, with each camp designed to appeal to your child's specific interests. Do you have a young athlete? The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and All Star Sports have teamed up to offer some exciting and slightly competitive sports camps to keep your child active this summer. Do your little ones have more artistic and adventurous interests? Preschoolers and Grade School children will have a blast playing games, doing crafts, and activities at Pre-K Adventures and Summer Safari Camps. With nearly 20 camps and several pages of activities to choose from, the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is sure to have everything you need for your 2019 Summer of Fun! Take a look at some of our highlighted camps below! For a full list of camps and activities, visit the 2019 Summer Catalog.


Pre-K Adventures Camp


Parents, are you looking for something to break up the summer and keep it fun and exciting all summer long for your little one? Your child's summer vacation will be filled with activities, games, crafts, and more when they sign-up  for the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department's Pre-K Adventures Camp. Camp is held in weekly increments on Tuesdays and Thursdays with each week focusing on a new exciting theme! Camp is held rain or shine, and a small snack is provided. Please visit Yorkville.il.us/register for more information or to register.


Themes:
  • Monster Mash (6/25-6/27)
  • Wacky Water Week (7/9-7/1)
  • Futuristic Fun (7/15-7/17)
  • All Ball (7/22-7/24)
  • Beach Bash (7/29-7/31)

Summer Safari Camp



Children will be jumping with joy during this fun-filled, 2-day camp. Each week will feature a new, fun-filled theme that will have campers laughing as they play games and make new friends. Time will be spent on arts/crafts, playing indoors and out, and participating in silly games/activities! A small snack will be provided. For more information or to register, please visit Yorkville.il.us/register.

 Themes:
  • Monster Mash (6/25-6/27)
  • Wacky Water Week (7/9-7/11)
  • Pirates (7/16-7/18)
  • Under the Sea (7/23-7/25)
  • Bugs are Rad (7/30-8/1)

Friday Fun


Finish your week with some fun!. This is a semistructured class where kids will be able to play with playdough, fingerpaints, chalk, singing, dancing and much more! It's a great way for children to interact with each other. This is a great class for children who have never had class without their parents. 


Lisa Lombardi Coaching Classes

Lisa Lombardi has a summer filled with fun, exciting classes. Lisa Lombardi Coaching is a growing favorite in the Yorkville Community. Classes are focused on building strong life skills such as self-esteem, communication, confidence and an overall positive self-image. Below is a full list of classes she will be offering this Summer!

  • Preservation Punch-Life Coaching For Kids(6/14)
  • Summer Slime, Squishy Toys, and Splat Balls Too (6/14)
  • Thrills and Chills of Ice Cream (7/23)
  • Demystifying Clique Chaos (8/9)
  • Root Beer Rocks (8/9 & 8/19)
  • Smashing the 7 "Soft Skills" (8/19)

Tot Rock


Maracas and clackers and tambourines, too; it's musical fun just for you! Tot Rock is a unique music and learning program designed specifically for 1 year olds. Each session focuses on a new educational theme that incorporates hand-held instruments, play props, sensory-integration, coordination exercises, and socialization. Structured and unstructured time is included in each class. This is a parent-participation class! 

Kid Rock



Make it a musical day! Kid Rock is a music and movement program designed to stimulate development through interactive play. Fine and gross motor skills are improved through imagination exercises, and by using rhythm instruments and movement props such as tambourines, maracas, scarves, and a parachute. Presented in a structured format, Kid Rock encourages cooperation and following directions. Each session focuses on a new educational theme. This is a parent-participation class! Sing, dance and play today!

KinderJam



Music, movement, learning and fun! KinderJam with Ms. Cyndi is a structured, high-energy music and movement enrichment program using upbeat children's music to instill preschool skills and concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes, letters, body parts, and listening skills. Children are up and moving as much as possible while using a variety of manipulatives such as pom poms, bean bags, parachutes and egg shakers. Self-confidence and positive social interactions are encouraged in a safe and welcoming setting.

NEW Youth Rugby Camp

Join the Chiefs RFC to try a unique sport growing in popularity. This program is designed to introduce non-rugby athletes to the skills, training, and sport of Rugby. This non-contact program introduces those new to the sport the concepts of the game as well as fine-tuning the skills of the seasoned player. Training sessions are conducted by experienced players from Illinois and local club, Chiefs RFC. 

White Sox Camp


Learn from the pros this summer at White Sox Summer Camp. Professional coaches from the White Sox organization have helped build programs designed for kids ages 5-12 at every ability level. All campers will work on throwing, hitting, fielding, and base running. Instructors will cater camp to different ages and experience levels for specific campers. On top of the four days of camp, each camper will receive a t-shirt, hat, four tickets, and behind-the-scenes access at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, June 14 for the game against the New York Yankees!

Golf Camp



The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Chad Johansen Golf Academy to offer 2 levels of golf camp. Beginner Golf Camp is for ages 5-9 and will provide instruction on etiquette, wood play, iron play, and putting. Advanced camp is for ages 10-14 and will provide in-depth instruction on golf course knowledge, etiquette, fundamentals, wood play, iron play, putting, and on-course instruction.


5 Star Soccer Camp



5 Star Soccer Camp offers a fresh, enthusiastic approach to teaching youth soccer. Staff will focus on working hard to build on fundamental techniques, while creating an atmosphere that unlocks the game within each child. This program will present a positive, enjoyable environment for learning from proven coaches in youth soccer. The camp is programmed by Michael Wiggins, the 2015 Illinois High School Soccer Coach of the year. 


Let's Go Fishing

Students will explore all the different aspects of fishing, including the use of different baits, tying proper knots, casting techniques, and much more! Participants will meet at different fishing locations each week. The list of specific locations will be given out during class. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pole and tackle to class; however, poles and tackle will be available for loan during class.


All Star Sports Instruction



All Star is offering a summer packed full of a variety of your favorite sports. All Star Sports instruction has been involved in the Yorkville Community for 15+ years and continues to grow in popularity. Your child is sure to enjoy their unique and fun way of introducing sports to youth. See below for a full list of the sports they are offering this Summer!

  • All Star Parent Tot
  • All Star Soccer
  • All Star All Sports
  • All Star T-Ball
  • All Star Sports Camp
  • All Star Basketball Camp

To see the full list of camps offered or for more information on any of the camps described above, please visit the Summer 2019 Catalog. To register for camps and activities, visit Yorkville.il.us/register on your computer or mobile device. In-person registrations will be accepted at Yorkville City Hall (800 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville) during office hours. Please contact the Yorkville Parks and recreation Department at 630-553-4357 or by email with any questions.