Summer Camps

2020 Northfield Park District Dolphin Day

Kindergarten - 4th Grade 
3 Week Sessions | 9AM - 3PM or 9AM - 12PM

  • Session 1: June 15 - July 3 (3 weeks) 1st-4th Grade | 9AM - 3PM

  • Session 2: July 6 - July 24 (3 weeks) K-4th Grade | 9AM - 3PM or 9AM - 12PM

  • Session 3: July 27 - August 14 (3 Weeks) K-4th Grade | 9AM - 3PM or 9AM - 12PM

All new summer programming is tentative and subject to change based on the District's ability to provide a safe and quality experience for staff and participants while following all guidance related to Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. 


Session 3 registration is now closed.

Participants must register for a full three-week session, 9am-3pm or 9am-12pm. Select weeks and/or select days will not be available this summer. Due to location restrictions, before and after camp will not be available this summer. 

Fees and Payment

3-week session, full day (9AM - 3PM) fee for residents is $825 and $900 for non-residents.

3-week session, half day (9AM - 12PM) fee for residents is $425 and $500 for non-residents.

Camp fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Dolphin Day Camp Medical And Emergency Forms

All campers must complete and submit the "Camper Emergency Contact and Medical Information" form before their camp start date. One form per camper. 

Camper Emergency Contact and Medical Information

Each camp family must complete and submit the "Authorized Pick-up List" form before their camp start date. One form per family, information differs. 

Authorized Pick-up List

All campers required to take any kind of medication while at camp must complete and submit the "Permission to Dispense Medication" form before their camp start day. One form per camper. 

Permission to Dispense Medication

2020 Camp Changes

Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. Park District staff have worked hard to reformat our program to create as safe of an environment as we can for all campers. Following is a comprehensive list of the adjustments made.

Smaller Camp Size

The size of Dolphin Day Camp has been drastically reduced so that we can maintain small groups of 15 or less. This will allow children to spread out and ensure that staff are able to monitor and enforce social distancing. The anticipated camper to staff ratio will be 15:2 for all groups.

Outdoors (when possible)

All camps will be held outdoors. Camp will only be moved indoors during inclement weather. While indoors, campers will remain in small groups of 10 or less and will participate in activities that allow them to keep a social distance from others. Indoor activities will be held in a classroom setting.

Sanitizing & Cleaning

Campers and staff will be required to wash their hands when they arrive at camp, before they leave, and whenever soiled. All staff will carry hand sanitizer at all times for themselves and campers to use. High touch surfaces and objects will be sanitized before and after camp.

Staff & Training

In addition to our regular counselor training, all staff will receive extensive training on proper COVID-19 safety and health procedures.

Field Trips Cancelled

All field trips, beach days and other excursions/performances have been canceled.

Face Coverings

All staff and campers will be required to wear a face covering when indoors, social distancing requirements cannot be met, and to comply with DCEO guidelines. Campers will be responsible for bringing their own face covering each day.

Adjusted Age Group

We’ve adjusted the age range for Dolphin Day Camp to be for incoming Kindergartners to 4th graders. Based on our experience in recreational settings, children at this age exhibit greater independence from family, a critical factor when children will be required to practice physical distancing without parental guidance.


Each half-day of Dolphin Day Camp will run 9am-12pm with a snack in the morning and 9am-3pm for full-day with lunch around noon. Each camper is responsible for bringing their own water bottle and snack each day and a lunch each day if they are signed up for full-day. Participants must register for the full three-week session. Select weeks and/or select days will not be available this summer. All campers must bring a snack and reusable water bottle and full-day campers need a lunch as well.

Although we have made these adjustments, there is always a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 when participating in group activities. We encourage parents to consider and properly weigh these risks for their child and family and only do what they feel most comfortable with.