Summer Friends

Week 1 - June 10 - 14 - Adventure in Architecture: This theme includes building, construction, and engineering! Campers will use recyclables to construct their own creations, dissect old appliances, build their own circuits, legos, Minecraft and create own inventions to share with all!

Week 2 - June 17 - 21 - Art Week:  Delve into new mediums and explore your messy, creative side with multiple opportunities for your child to express themselves.

Week 3 - June 24 - 28 - Culinary Creation:  This theme includes learning about different types of foods and your child creating their own. We will have cooking competitions, fear factor challenge, and making food from other cultures.

Week 4 - July 1 - 3 - Mindfulness: Camp will spend the day learning the art of mindfulness. Meditation, yoga and pilates, mindful eating and empathy – all skills your campers will be learning during this relaxing week.

Week 5 - July 8-12 - Survivor Week: The camp will be split into tribes and let each tribe compete on during a Survivor-like competition. Obstacle courses, puzzles, and team-building exercises – all are perfect for Survivor Day.

Week 6 - July 15-19 - Game Week: This theme is all about competition and working together. The activities include; minute to win it games, Let's Make a deal, amazing race, red rover,  and tag.

Week 7 - July 22-26 - Fun and Fitness: This week is all about exercise. Each morning will start will some stretching and little cardio. Each day the campers will compete in different sporting events. For example, kickball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, and other sports.

Week 8 - July 29 - August 2 - Water Week: Everything that has to do with water! The campers will play in sprinklers, have water balloon fights, build sprinklers, and more.

Week 9 - August 5 - 9 - Music and Movie: The campers will be able to create their own music video or movie. The week will be spent planning out their creation individually and/or in groups. Campers will be able to choose different roles. (cast, crew, songwriting, movie making)

Week 10 - August 12 - 16 - Homesteading Week: This week is all about going back to the basics. Your child will hike, build a fire, learn to sew and make items from scratch.


OPFS Family Camping Trip - August 16-18

August 19 - Field Trip to Raging Waves

August 20 - Field Trip to Lincoln Park Zoo and the Beach at North Ave.

OPFS Summer Camp
2019 Themes

Summertime brings our summer camp.  For the sixth year in a row, we will be launching our full-time summer camp.  This has been the highlight of our year often.  As a staff we strive to pick themes (see below!) that not only the kids, but that we, as a staff, get excited about.  Each week we spend the whole time exploring the theme.  The themes vary from Art, to Water, to Time Travel and Camping and more.  Like our program during the school year, we want kids to have the experience of being at camp, but yet experience things they normally would if they were at home as well.  To that end, we make frequent, if not daily trips to the pool.  Provide swim lessons through Fenwick, and basically spend most of our day out and about Oak Park.  Most weeks we take an off-site field trip that lets us spend the day immersed in whatever theme we are exploring.