Camp After School

Does your family need a safe place for your child to play and grow as you transition back to in-person school days and navigate out-of-school days?

The Walcamp Camp After School program is an extension of our Summer Day Camp and Outdoor Education programs, providing assistance to families in our local area through safe outdoor activities for their children after school gets out each day.

We provide quality child care and a consistant location for your child's after-care needs, but do not just take our word for it! Here are some photos of our activites so far this school year:

 

Hours of Operation

Our Camp After School program is open most weeks during the Spring 2021 school year, Monday-Friday.

 

Health and Safety

The health of our campers and staff is our highest priority. We follow CDC and health department guidelines and are proactive in making the recommended changes.

What to Bring

Please see our E3 Parent Handbook below for a detailed list of what to bring to camp. Here are couple quick items:

Face Masks

Participants are required to bring at least two masks to camp with them.

We seek to provide mask-free outdoor activites when possible, however for everyone's safety we do require their use during the day when keeping safe personal distances can be difficult.

 

 

 

Loot Boxes

A "loot box" is a large container to help your child keep their personal belongs contained and to help our team during daily cleaning.

Loot boxes can be dropped off at camp and left here during the week. Most parents take their boxes home on Fridays to clean and restock them.

Participants attending Camp After School will be permitted ONE Loot box to stay at camp for the duration of the program (March through May) to assist with bus travel. This box must have a lid, and all personal belongings that do not fit inside the one box must be taken home by the end of each day.

Loot boxes are available to purchase from Walcamp if needed so that we can help everyone stay safe and organized.

 

Homework & Electronics

Participants may bring a laptop or tablet to camp for use in completing homework assignments or to keep stored between school and home.

Computer usage guidelines are outlined in our E3 Parent Handbook. Participants (and their parents) are asked to sign a Technology Use Agreement stating that these tools will be used appropriatly by the participant.

Cell phones use is discouraged, but participants arriving by bus can keep one powered off and stored in their Loot Box. We encourage contact through our Office team rather than directly calling/texting/messaging your child during the day to enhance the experience of all our participants.

 

Parent Handbook

Click here to download our Walcmap E3 Parent Handbook

Handbook includes:

  • Program introduction and details in a convenient PDF
  • What to Bring list
  • Participant Expected Behavior Agreement
  • Technology Use Agreement

 

Walcamp is licensed as a Camp by the State of Illinois, not as a registered education facility. Our team members are considered mandatory reporters, however we are not specifically regulated by DCFS.

Walcamp is accredited by the American Camp Association, to ensure that we provide quality programs and a high standard of excellence. ACA also provides guidance and resources to camps regarding best practices during current global health conditions.

Other Questions

We are here to serve! If you have questions that are not answered here, please call 815-784-5141 or email office@walcamp.org so that we can assist you.

Thanks for considering our Camp After School program!