Drop Off is at the dead end of Forestview with an indoor location in the Ridge Room at Maine Park. Campers need to be signed in and out on a daily basis. Please make sure you have your photo I.D. ready, as we check them until the staff is familiar with the pick-up person. Please make sure all pick up people are listed on your ePACT form.
Camp Pick-Up & Drop-Off Map
Lunch & Drink: Send a peanut/tree nut free snack and lunch in a reusable container, or you may order a hot lunch from our camp lunch program. Also send your camper with water to drink in a reusable refillable container.
Camp Lunch Program: Forms are available online. Camp lunch program is not available on field trip days.
Clothing: Wear shoes and clothing that reflects a busy, messy camp day.
Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen to your child before drop-off.
Swimming: We use Centennial Aquatic Center 1-2 afternoons per week, weather permitting. The weather is never certain, so send your camper daily with a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen on the swimming days listed on the weekly camp calendar. . The Supervisor and Recreation Program Division Manager determine if campers go swimming in questionable weather. Lifeguards assess campers' swimming ability on the first pool trip.
Fishing Days: We fish/pond dip weekly unless there is a field trip. Campers are encouraged to bring their own pole (labeled with their name). If they do not have a fishing pole, Wildwood has poles and nets to borrow. Wildwood also supplies bait, or campers can bring their own bait from home (please let your counselors know if you have bait in your backpack so it can be stored in the fridge).
Campfire Cooking Days (optional): Campers cook their own food over the campfire. Depending on the week, your camp could be doing breakfast, lunch, or dessert. Reference the welcome email for what to send with your child. Remember to pack a bun or other necessary items. Food needs to be labeled with the child's name and ready to be stored in the fridge (in reusable container or plastic bag). Make sure your camper is aware there is food in their backpack. If campers do not want to participate, please send them with a regular lunch. Campfire Cooking days vary or might not occur if there is a trip or special event. Please check the weekly camp schedule (emailed a few days before the start of the camp week) for your campfire cooking day.
FIELD TRIPS: On field trip days campers must wear their camp t-shirt. Camp t-shirts will be passed out the week of their first field trip. Please arrive at camp on time, as the buses depart on schedule. Complete a General Field Trip Form prior to the trip. Certain trips require additional waivers. These field trip specific waivers will be emailed to you prior to the field trip.
What to Bring: Campers must bring their own backpack (as opposed to sharing), a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray. Certain field trips might also require special equipment (like helmets). You will be notified of any special requirements prior to the field trip.
- What to Wear: Wear camp field trip shirt, comfortable walking or hiking shoes, and dress appropriately for the type of field trip.
- Lunch and Beverage: Send a peanut/tree nut-free lunch in a reusable container along with a water in a refillable bottle. Camp Lunch program is not available on field trips.
Field Trip Schedule (subject to change)
- June 23, Zoo
- June 28, Canoe at Skokie Lagoons
- July 28, Indoor Rock Climbing at Climb Zone
- August 2, Hiking at Volo Bog
- June 22, Zoo
- June 29, Canoe at Skokie Lagoons
- July 27, Indoor Rock Climbing at Climb Zone
- August 3, Hiking at Volo Bog