Summer Camps

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Enjoy a variety of programs, parks and special facilities that contribute to the attractiveness of neighborhoods, conservation of the environment and overall health of the community.

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  • All campers must be toilet trained unless limited by a disability.
  • Lunches are not refrigerated, and microwaves are not available.
  • Camps may be canceled at any time if weather conditions become severe or threaten the safety of the campers and staff. No refunds are issued when camps are canceled due to weather.
  • Counselors-in-Training (CIT) Experience camp from the leader's point of view and bring your own energy and talents to the Urbana Park District's summer camps. Participate in and lead daily camp activities while assisting counselors and campers with Nature Day Camp. CITs will volunteer 15-20 hours per week, three days each week. Throughout the summer, CITs will set personal goals for success, attend weekly CIT meetings and reflect on experiences while growing personally and professionally. Join the Urbana Park District team and gain experience and leadership skills that prepare you for future summer and part-time jobs. Must be between the ages of 13-15 with the completion of 7th grade. For more information, contact Cathy Schneider at

    Fillable application can be found here.  Application deadline is March 31, 2024.
  • Check out the 2024 Summer Camp Handbook (English version) for lots more information and details about specific camps. 2023 Spanish and French versions are below:


Note: Urbana Park District summer camps are license-exempt, meaning that these facilities and programs are not licensed or regulated by DCFS.


  • If you have any registration questions, call the Phillips Recreation Center at 217-367-1544.
  • Full payment is preferred at registration. An extended payment option is available for anyone who registers in person. To register by phone or online, payment in full by credit card is needed. Your child can be enrolled in a camp when the following conditions are met:
    • Space remains in the camp session(s) requested. As camps fill, waiting lists are created on a first come, first serve basis. Please ask a staff member for details.
    • Registration and full payment is made by cash, check or credit card, or extended payment form is turned in to the Phillips Recreation Center.
    • If needed, an Inclusion Aide from Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation has been secured.

Camp Forms

The Urbana Park District uses a secure, paperless system called ePACT to organize and secure your camper’s information. This web-based program stores data such as the campers medical conditions, dietary restrictions, in case of emergency contacts, and is used to perform daily tasks such as camper check-in and check-out.

  • After registering your camper, you will receive an email invitation to set up or update an ePACT account through their website or free mobile app. The email address on file in the UPD’s ACTIVENet registration system must match the username you create in ePACT. If you need to update your email address on file please call 217-367-1544.
  • Once you receive the email invitation, please click on the orange “Complete Request” button and, if you haven’t setup an ePACT account in the past, click on the blue “Create Account” button. Your ePACT account is different from your ACTIVENet account, so your login credentials for ACTIVENet will not work as your ePACT login credentials.
    • Assistance navigating the system is available once registered. If you do not have access online, we also have devices available to get your account set up. Please call 217-384-4062.
  • Once your account is created, you can designate who is allowed to pick-up your camper from camp and upload photos of those individuals. Parents and guardians as well as people designated as emergency contacts are automatically included in the camper’s pick-up/drop-off list. Creating an account in ePACT and designating at least one additional adult as an emergency contact is a requirement.
  • It is required that each camper has all of their information completed in ePACT before the first day of camp. You will not be permitted to drop off your camper at camp until this step is complete and you see the “successfully submitted” screen. If you need technical assistance or would like to use an internet-connected device in order to set up your camper’s ePACT account, please contact Nicole Hilberg at 217-384-4062 (ext. 355) or

If your child must take medication during the camp day, please complete the Medication Administration Packet and return it to or in person at the Phillips Recreation Center. We strongly discourage administering medication at camp unless medically necessary. If possible, ask your physician to write the prescription so that the medication can be given outside of camp hours.

If your child has a special need or disability, you may request an Inclusion Aide from Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation (CUSR). Email, or let registration staff know when you sign up, and a camp coordinator will contact CUSR on your behalf. The CUSR Inclusion Coordinator will then contact you to discuss your child's specific needs. Inclusion requests must be submitted at the time of registration.


Sports Camp and Sports Extended Camp
Joe Manning, Athletics Coordinator
217-255-8601, ext. 305

Nature Day/Extended Camps
David Subers, Environmental Public Program Coordinator
217-384-4062, ext. 361

Junior Counselor (JC), Camp FRESH!
Cathy Schneider, Environmental Education Coordinator
217-384-4062, ext. 360

Summer Arts/Extended Camp, Preschool Arts/Extended Camp
Matt Lewis, Community Program Coordinator
217-367-1544, ext. 276

Scholarships, CCRS, & Payment Plans
Recreation Office Staff