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Summer Fun Day Camp 2020 Update:
Here at Benedictine University, we have been planning and preparing for summer as usual with the hope to safely run our Summer Fun Day Camp program for the children and families of our community. In the last few months, we have been working diligently to review, evaluate and plan for all of the guidelines and options set forth by the CDC and developed for the American Camp Association.
Unfortunately, in an effort to protect our campers and staff and to ensure Summer Fun Day Camp is positioned to continue serving the campers and families of our community in the future, we have decided to cancel the Summer Fun Day Camp programming for 2020.
This was an incredibly difficult decision that we are making with a heavy heart and to align with orders, recommendations, and guidance from government officials and healthcare professionals. Due to the many unknowns of this virus and the trust you put in us to provide a safe environment for your children, we feel as though we cannot offer the high-quality experience that we promise and you expect.
Any 2020 Summer Fun Day Camp fees will be paid back to your original form of payment method over the next 7-10 business days.
Thank you so much for your continued understanding, patience, and support of the Summer Fun Day Camp through this challenge.
If you have any further questions, please check out the FAQ's here.
|2020 Session Dates||Deadline||Spots available||Field Trip|
|Session 1 - Cancelled||
Monday, June 8th - Friday, June 12th
|Session 2 - Cancelled||
Monday, June 15th - Friday, June 19th
|Session 3 - Cancelled||
Monday, June 22nd - Friday, June 26th
|Session 4 - Cancelled||Monday June 29th - Thursday, July 2nd
(No camp Friday, July 3rd)
|Session 5 - Cancelled||
Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th
|Session 6 - Cancelled||
Monday, July 13th - Friday, July 17th
|Session 7 - Cancelled||
Monday, July 20th - Friday, July 24th
|Session 8 - Cancelled||
Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st
|Session 9 - Cancelled||Monday, August 3rd - Friday, August 7th||-||-||-|
Camp General Information
Campers entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to spend a fun-filled summer with us at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois!
Our program promotes healthy living and self-esteem by engaging campers ages 5-11 in academic activities and safe outdoor learning experiences, (recreational basketball, traditional and new camp games, water activites - no swimming), indoor activities (crafts, games, movies, fun academic activities), and university activities (Nature Museum).
Regular camp hours are 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, with the exception of holidays.
On April 15th, registration will begin on this website and will be open until each registration deadline or until capacity has been met for each session. Register on April 15th, 2020 and receive a free additional camp T-shirt! Upon completing registration, the parent/guardian agrees to all terms and conditions listed on this page.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration for each session you are registering for. We no longer accept deposits or payments at the start of a session. The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to the Monday start of a session or until capacity has been met for each session.
Receipts will be issued at the end of Summer Fun Day Camp 2020 when camp comes to a complete close, regardless of your child's last session. We appreciate your patience.
We offer a flexible 3, 4, or 5 day/week registration. We do not offer 1 or 2 day/week attendance. Discounted rates are offered if you register for 11, 10, 9, or 8 full weeks (5 days) of camp (see Discounted Rates below).
|2020 Regular Rates||Cost||$10 discount per week
for 2nd / 3rd child
|5 days/week||$220||$210 / $200|
$180 / $170
|3 days/week||$160||$150 / $140|
Prices are subject to change. Summer Fun Day Camp qualifies for a U.S. Income Tax childcare deduction.
Refund Policy (Regular Rates Only)
For regular rates only, a full refund minus a $20 administrative fee per session per child will be honored if requests are made before the registration deadline for each session (see registration deadline chart above). After a registration deadline, a 50% refund minus a $20 administrative fee per session per child will be honored if requests are made online up until the Friday prior to the session start. No refunds will be given the weekend before, the day of, or after a session starts. Refunds will not be given if a child is dismissed from camp for behavioral misconduct. To request a refund, please email Lauren Hernandez, email@example.com.
In the event, the University cancels due to current circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
Summer 2020 discounted rates will no longer be offered due to the current number sessions available. Please check back Summer 2021 for discounted rates during our full 11 weeks of camp. Thank you for understanding!
*Updated May 6, 2020*
Children ages 5-11 who are enrolled in Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to register for Summer Fun Day Camp. *Note: groups will be formed based on enrollment. The classroom group names are listed below:
This year's field trips will include at an additional charge:
Field Trips are still being determined. They will be posted as soon as everything is set and scheduled! We appreciate your patience!
Campers may attend the field trip for the sessions they are already register for, campers who receive a behavioral incident report the week of the field trip (Monday through Thursday) will be disqualified from attending the field trip non-refundable payment.
Deadlines for field trips are on the Monday of the week before actual date of the fieldtrip , any parent/guardian registering a child after deadline date will be subject to a $5.00 late surcharge fee.
Camp T-shirt & Gym shoes
For protection and easy identification, campers are required to wear gym shoes and their official camp T-shirt every day. Extra T-shirts can be purchased for $10 each. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather.
Campers should bring a backpack with a nut-free snack and full water bottle each day. All items should be labeled in permanent marker with your child's full name and carried in a small tote bag/backpack, also labeled with your child's full name.
It is not necessary for a camper to bring any other items to camp. Other personal items brought for open recreation use (books, balls, gloves, etc.) are permitted, but these items will only be allowed during open recreation times and must be stored in their backpack otherwise. All items should be marked with the camper's full name. Small items such as playing cards, bouncy balls, etc. are not encouraged, as they are easily lost. Campers are responsible for their own items. Summer Fun Day Camp is not responsible for any items lost, damaged, or broken.
Electronic devices such as cameras, iPods, or video game players are not allowed at camp. Any items which the Camp Director deems to be potentially dangerous, harmful or problematic are not allowed.
Hours of Operation
Regular camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of camp closure on Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Full session price is charged regardless of how long a camper attends each day.
Drop off hours are 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Camp organized activities run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pick up hours are 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Campers should be dropped off no later than 9:00 a.m. and picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. If a child will be dropped off late (after 9:00 a.m.) or will be picked up early (before 4:00 p.m.), the parent/guardian is required to call the camp phone and speak with the Camp Director or Assistant Director to coordinate late drop off or early pick up. Parents/Guardians will be charged $1 per minute per child for any late pick-ups after 6:00 p.m.
These forms must be completed by TBA per child to avoid a $15.00 late submission fee , this ensures each child's safety by identifying their needs prior to camp arrival .
The forms may be mailed to Summer Fun Day Camp office at Benedictine University Attn: Summer Fun Day Camp 5700 College Rd. Krasa Suite 178 Lisle IL 60532. The forms may also be scanned and emailed to the Camp Director SummerFunDayCamp@ben.edu with Subject Line: SFDC Forms, by TBA.
Please download, read and complete the Camp Contact, Medical Information, Pick Up/Drop Off, and Behavior /Discipline Contract ,Media Consent Forms for each child.
Your child (ren) will not be allowed in Summer Fun Day Camp unless our records indicate that the forms have been properly completed and signed.
Snack & Lunch
Campers should bring a nut-free snack and full water bottle each day to camp. Please check ingredients before sending your child with a snack as we will not be providing a snack if your child(ren) is not able to eat their own. If your child is not able to eat their snack, a note will be sent home with them with reasoning. Lunch will be provided daily in our cafeteria. Campers are encouraged to select 2 healthy food choices (e.g. sandwich, vegetables, fruit or salad) prior to eating their 1 unhealthy. Desserts may be available upon chef's choice, as long as they are nut-free. Beverage choices include a variety of juices, milk, and water.