Evanston summer camps 2018

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    The city of Evanston offers many different camps and workshops. There is an application for ½ price costs, and some of the D65 families received letters offering reduced rates based on their lunch applications. The resident prices run from $200 a week to much more depending on the activity and amount of hours.

    City of Evanston camps 2018 catalog: https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/parks-recreation-community-services/summer-camps

    These programs may accept reduced fees:

    Organization Name

    Type of Summer Program

    Program Costs

    Scholarships Available

    City of Evanston Park District

    Varied Summer Programs


    50% off all programs

    Ridgeville Park District

    Half Day Summer Programs


    Based on available funds

    Ridgeville Park District

    Drop-In Program at Elks, Brummel & Reba Parks


    Free program

    Freedom School

    Full Day 6 Week Summer Program


    Free Program

    Family Focus

    Full Day 7 Week Summer Program

    $300 for 7 weeks

    Based on available funds


    Full Day Summer Program for incoming 3rd - 5th graders enrolled at Washington/Oakton/Dawes or incoming 6th-8th at King Arts/Nichols

    Free for students at schools served

    Free program for eligible students


    Drama Programs


    Mudlark Theater

    Full Day 3 -Week Summer Programs


    Substantial Scholarships

    Piven Theater

    Full Day Weekly Summer Programs

    $395 per week

    Partial and full Scholarships

    Actors Gymnasium

    Full Day 4 Week Summer Program

    $1400 for 4 weeks

    Up to 95% Scholarships


    Arts Camps


    Kids HeArt Yoga Camp

    Morning 3 Diff Week-Long Sessions

    $175 per week

    Based on available funds

    Open Studios

    Numerous 1 Week Morning Camps

    $210 per week

    Substantial scholarships


    Other Camps


    Girls Play Sports

    Morning Week of June 11th - 15th


    As much as 100% if necessary

    The YMCA offers a few options for full day camp $250 - 310 per week: http://www.mcgawymca.org/childrens-center/school-age/day-camps/

    Free beach days for Evanston residents will be held at Clark Street Beach on Mondays from July 9 through August 27. Daily beach admission is $8, adult and $6, child age 1-11.

    Beach tokens: please vist the Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Servicesat: 847-448-8237 or visit the Evanston Park District webpage at: https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/parks-recreation-community-services/beach-admissions.

    Starting on April 2, season tokens may be purchased weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., and at local community centers during their office hours (Robert Crown, Chandler-Newberger, Fleetwood-Jourdain, Levy Senior Center, and Evanston Ecology Center). Starting on May 19, tokens may also be purchased at the Dempster Street Beach office between the hours of 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are accepted.

    Only District 65 families who reside within Evanston boundaries (i.e., have an Evanston address) with "free/reduced lunch verification letters" can receive beach tokens at NO COST.
    Families who need assistance may contact Ellen Urquiaga, at: 847-344-0225 (call or text) or urquiagae@district65.net