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Young Sprout Summer Camp

First United’s Young Sprout Summer Camp is a fun and stimulating summer day camp experience led by our highly credentialed teaching staff. The camp emphasizes nature study and science discovery. During the day, children will take walks to the parks, play on the playground and will participate in science and art experiences based on a unit topic. Literature, math, music and cooking experiences are also a part of the camp curriculum and a hose and sprinkler are set up on the front yard of the church for water frolic one day each week. Camp is fun!

Teachers may plan local excursions as part of the curriculum if it enhances the topic of study. Parents may be invited to assist with an excursion during their child’s camp attendance.

Kelly green camp t-shirts with the camp logo printed in white are available. Shirts are ordered and prepaid at the time of registration.

Children eligible for camp must be three by June 1, 2019, and toilet-trained. Camp is open to children ages three to seven. Children between kindergarten and second grade are welcome. There are several class groupings in June and July in one-week camp sessions offered, five days per week, 8:45-11:45.

Registration Dates

Camp registration opens February 1, 2019, for children currently in attendance at First United, a member of a First United Church family or registered for September, 2019.

Registration is open to the public March 1, 2019.

To Register

Registration forms may be mailed to 848 Lake Street, Oak Park, or delivered in person to Joan White at the Nursery School. The full fee is due at the time of registration if registering for one session. If registering for more than one session 50% may be paid at the time of registration. Registrations will be accepted in the order received.


Camp Staff: There is a 1 to 6 or 7 adult to child ratio in each camp classroom. The highly credentialed First United Church Nursery School staff is the backbone of the Young Sprout Summer Camp staff.

For additional information phone Joan White at 708-848-4910