Summer Recreation Program

Recreation Day Camp

Recreation Day Camp (RDC) offers a variety of recreation activities for children ages 5 – 11. They will enjoy a wide variety of sports, games, arts and crafts, guest speakers and more! This fun program keeps children outdoors and active all summer! All RDC sites are led by trained recreation leaders.

2021 Recreation Day Camp Information:

Week-long camps June 7 – August 6, 9 a.m. – noon

Iron Horse Park OR Yankee Park

Fee/week: $45 residents, $68 nonresidents

Resident camp registration begins online Monday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Nonresident camp registration begins online Monday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Phone registration will begin one day later.

Jump on the summer camp fast track! In an effort to improve your camp registration experience, we have created a way for you to fill out the required camp forms PRIOR to the first day of camp registration. This will make your camp registration go faster, and decrease the chance that your child will be placed on a camp waiting list.

Review the 2021 summer camp brochure >


Snacks will not be provided at RDC. Participants may not bring snacks from home.

Inclement Weather

In the event of rain or storms, please return to the park to pick up your children. Cancellations will be posted on the top of the Park District’s home page. Opt-in for text alerts when you register to receive weather cancellations via text message.


There is a “three-strike” disciplinary system for RDC. Examples of behaviors that would result in a yellow, orange or a red card include: inflicting physical harm upon others, continuously wandering away from the group, disregarding what leaders ask of them, generally ignoring rules and opting out of participation. This procedure is to ensure the safety of the group and create the best possible experience for all participants. If a child receives two red cards, we will ask that they not return to RDC this summer.

Leaders will keep to the established discipline policy and will handle all incidents with kindness, consistency and understanding. Attention will be given to the specific needs of each child while, at the same time, each is encouraged to participate. Leaders will discuss the rules of RDC throughout the summer.

All participants must be independent in the six activities of daily living: using the restroom, eating, bathing, dressing, transferring (i.e. walking) and continence. If your child requires an accommodation to participate, please let us know when you register.