COVID Safety Precautions:
We require all campers and counselors to wear masks at all times. Masks are required for all members within the club at all times. Meals will be served outside. Kids will remain in their own camp groups and will not mix groups. Campers will socially distance as much as possible. We ask all camp families to follow the City of Chicago travel orders and to communicate that information with us. We will continue to update and re-evaluate our Covid safety procedures as we receive updates from the City of Chicago.
To reserve your spot in camp, a non-refundable deposit of $50 per camp week is required. You can adjust your camp dates until May 15th, after which there are no refunds on any camp purchase. Payment plans are available, and the final payment is due on May 15th.
When to Register:
We encourage you to add more camp days throughout the summer! Due to our full enrollment and meal preparation, we simply ask that all camp days be requested with at least 24 hours’ notice. Campers who are registered within the 24-hour window will be charged a $25 late fee.
Camp weeks may be changed prior to May 15th pending availability without additional charge. Any date change after May 15th must be requested in writing to LPCamp@LakeshoreSF.com and will incur a $50 processing fee per week changed. Camp weeks can be changed pending availability. There are no refunds for missed days, and we do not prorate week-long programs for any reason. Deposits are non-refundable.
Should you need to change the program for which you are registered, you are welcome to do so. However, please realize that you will forfeit the difference in pricing should you switch to a less expensive program, and you will owe the difference in pricing should you switch to a more expensive program.
Ways to Save:
There are a few ways to secure savings on your summer camp purchase!
- New Year Discount: We offer 10% off your camp purchase during the month of January.
- Referral Discount: When you refer a new camper who purchases a minimum of 2 weeks, you receive a $100 camp credit and the camper you refer receives 10% off their purchase.
- Sibling Discount: We offer a 10% discount on all children after the first.
Please note that you may not stack New Year and Sibling discounts. We will always honor whichever discount is greatest. Referral discounts can be used in addition to New Year discounts and Sibling discounts. Past discounts or referrals are not valid to rollover.
Camp Session Cancellations:
Camp Lakeshore reserves the right to cancel camp programs for any reason, including low enrollment.
Late Pick-up Fees:
We ask that you are prompt in picking up your camper. If you are not able to check out your camper by 3:05pm, he/she will automatically be enrolled in After Camp, and your account will be charged accordingly. If you are not able to check out your camper by 6:00pm, you will be subject to a $25 late fee for the first 15 minutes of tardiness plus $1/minute for every additional minute after 6:15pm.
Guidance & Discipline:
We take a positive approach to guidance and discipline, and we expect campers to be responsible for their behavior. If campers and counselors are able to act and treat each other with respect, we are confident that every camper will have fun! If a child’s behavior becomes inappropriate, parents may be called to pick up their child immediately and may risk being asked to leave the program.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will I have the opportunity to meet my campers’ counselor?
Yes! All Camp Counselors will be at our Parent Orientation in May!
What should I pack for my camper?
Please send your camper in comfortable clothing and sneakers. Be sure to pack a backpack with an extra face mask, bathing suit, change of clothes, sunscreen, and water bottle. Don’t forget to label all of their belongings!
My child has allergies. How can I be certain he/she is safe during lunch and snack time?
We provide hot, healthy, allergy-free meal and snack options daily. We do not allow outside food in the Club, but all meals are designed by our Executive Chef and offer campers a balanced diet that includes allergy-free and picky eater options. Field trip days will include a cold sack lunch.
My child isn’t a strong swimmer. Who will be watching the campers in the pool?
Campers are required to take a swim test in order to swim in the pool unassisted. If they are unable to pass, they will be required to wear a life vest that LSF provides. All camp counselors swim with the children, plus we have a lifeguard on deck.