Registration and Policies

Registration and Policies

2024 Registration Information

  • Summer Camp Brochure Released to Patrons on Monday, January 29

  • Resident Registration Opened on Monday, February 5, online at 7:30am and in person at 8:30am

  • Non-Resident Registration Opened on Friday, February 9, online at 7:30am and in person at 8:30am

Camp Refund Procedure

You may request a withdrawal either by calling 847-692-5127 or by submitting a completed Program Withdrawal Request form and emailing to

If you withdraw from a program prior to the start, a full program fee minus a $3 administrative fee will be applied as a credit to your Park District account.

Prorated refunds will be issued for classes canceled by the District that are unable to be rescheduled, for medical reasons (doctor’s note may be required), or for a patron moving out of District.

After the start, a prorated program fee, minus the $3 administrative fee, will be issued as a credit based on the date of the request. The district may prorate the expenses already incurred in advance for any program or event. 

No refunds will be issued after the third class.

Class credits or refunds will not be granted for participant schedule conflicts. 

If for any reason, you would like to be reimbursed instead of credited, please allow two to three weeks for refund processing.

The above policy does not apply if you are unsatisfied with a program; the Park Ridge Park District promises to provide quality recreational services. View our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Camp Registration Waiting Room

A virtual waiting room feature is applied to our Summer Camp Registration on the first day of resident registration.

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Payment Plan Instructions

  • Payment Plans are available for MOST summer camps. 
  • If registering on-line, a payment plan option will be available until February 28.
  • Starting March 1, payment plan options can only be set up in-person at the Maine Park Leisure Center. 
  • If choosing the payment plan option, a placeholder will be charged at $1 for residents and $5 for non-residents for each qualifying summer camp. 
  • Monthly payments are automatically withdrawn on the 1st of every month (March, April, May, June) by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover (credit or debit card).
  • All policies, waivers, and proof of residency as outlined in the camp brochure apply.
  • All summer camps must be PAID IN FULL prior to the start of the camp week.

For more information, please call 847-692-5127.

Camp Expectations (Code of Conduct)

We want camp to be a great experience for all. In order for this to happen, everyone needs to play a role in creating a positive and safe environment. Campers have a responsibility to help with this as well by:

  • Showing respect to all campers, staff, equipment, and facilities. 
  • Behaving in a way that results in only appropriate, kind, and positive interactions with others.
  • Leaving any unnecessary items at home that may cause a distraction at camp, including toys, animals, cell phones, electronics, inappropriate language, weapons, or items that appear to look like weapons.
  • Using caution when playing with others, to avoid close contact or causing bodily harm to others.
  • Keeping the Park Ridge Park District an alcohol, drug, and tobacco free zone.
  • Be completely toilet trained to participate.

Consequences for not following these or any other rules developed for the camps will be shared with the campers each session. In order for this to be successful, the Park District asks for parents’ support in enforcing these guidelines. Staff will address each incident with the camper (and parent if the situation requires) in a positive and fair manner meant to help teach campers how to make better choices. The Park District reserves the right to dismiss a camper whose behavior endangers the well-being of themselves, other participants, or Park District staff. No refunds are issued in these circumstances.