Summer Camps

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for the 2018 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 Adventurers 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 2018 Summer of Fun! Take a look at some of our highlighted camps below! For a full list of camps and activities, visit the 2018 Summer Catalog.

Pre-K Adventurers 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 Adventurers 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 for more information or to register.

  • Wacky Water Week (7/10-7/12)
  • Space Invaders (7/17-7/19)
  • Banyard Palooza (7/24-7/26)
  • Let's Go Camping (7/31-8/2)

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

  • Wacky Water Week (7/9-7/11)
  • Fun & Fitness (7/16-7/18)
  • Animal Planet (7/23-7/25)
  • Backyard Fun (7/30-8/1)

Summer Horse Camp


Try something new this summer and learn how to ride and take care of a horse! With both 1-day and 3-day camps available, your child is sure to have a fantastic time participating in various horse/pony activities, going on rides, playing games, and learning how to properly saddle and care for a horse. Please visit for more information or to register!

The Thrills and Chills of Ice Cream

Making and eating ice cream is a fun way to introduce early physics and chemistry teachings to children.  Kids can become an expert on this beloved treat as we make a batch of homemade ice cream.  Also, explore the science of the amusement park treat, Dippin' Dots.  Then sit down for the most outrageous ice cream eating contest in town.  Did anyone say BRAIN FREEZE?  This is a child's dream class and all about putting the fun back into learning .  This class explores both Chemical and Industrial Engineering concepts, along with how this treat evolved. Don't wear your Sunday best to this event, we will get sticky!  Lots of tastings and a themed souvenir included. The Registration Deadline is one week prior to class.

Let's Build it Crazy Circuits

Crazy Circuits is an exhilarating, cutting-edge area of engineering. In this unit, students will design, build, and test various circuits and electronic projects. Instructors will guide students through core concepts of electrical engineering, introducing them to circuits and electrical components. Students will use hands-on projects and experiments to explore hot electricity is part of our daily lives. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to build. Projects will include a disc launcher, electronic games, musical instruments, alarms, and more! For more information or to register please visit

The Science of Water Parks

Alot of science goes in to providing a safe trip down those tubes. How do water parks use basic physics and engineering concepts to keep their million annual visitors safe? Learn the secrets behind the fun of those slippery water sides, the winding lazy river, and the wild wave pool! highly motivating materials like tubes, funnels, pumps, lights, basics, sprayers and more will be used to enrich and challenge the children's understanding of the water park industry. For more information or to register for this class please visit!

White Sox Camps

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is offering three levels of Chicago White Sox Baseball Camps through the Bulls/Sox Academy. Beginner camp is for ages 5-6 and will introduce the game of baseball. Intermediate Camp is for ages 7-8 and will focus on the individual aspects of baseball including throwing, hitting, bunting, fielding, and pitching. Advanced camp is for ages 9-12 and will fine-tune each participant's hitting and throwing skills. 

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 ettique, 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.

Chicago Bulls Camp

This summer, learn from the best and let the Chicago Bulls teach you how to play like a champion. Camp will feature work on ball-handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, individual moves, footwork, and team concepts. Every participant will also receive an exclusive United Center experience, a duffel bag, indoor/outdoor basketball, and an evaluation report. 

Skyhawks Tennis Camp

Skyhawks tennis focuses on skill refinement as well as practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players. Players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys, and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. In addition to developing a love for tennis, athletes will learn the rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game to play.

Skyhawks Soccer Camp

Skyhawks was founded as a soccer club in 1979 for boys and girls. Thirty years later, we are still the number one choice for parents looking to introduce their children to the fundamentals of the world's most popular sport. Using our progressive curriculum, our sport-specific staff will ensure your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for their next step into soccer.  Designed for intermediate to advanced players, this camp focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. All participants receive a t-shirt, ball, and a merit award. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, a snack, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen.

Skyhawks Basketball Camp

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed with the intermediate to advanced player in mind.  This camp is designed to be skill-intensive, seeking to improve upon basic skills and expand into more intense and competitive drills.  The result is an unforgettable camp experience for your young athlete.  After a week of passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding, your child will show you why this is one of our most popular programs!  

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.

To see the full list of camps offered or for more information on any of the camps described above, please visit the Summer 2018 Catalog.
To register for camps and activities, visit 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.