early childhood camps

Early Childhood Camps

A variety of Early Childhood Summer Camps are offered at both the Pat Shephard Center and the Meineke Recreation Center. We offer camps to meet the interests of the youth we service. Camps specialize in: robots, zoo animals, science  based camps, kindergarten readiness skills, Legos and nature exploration.

Camps are led by experienced staff who have knowledge of Early Childhood philosophies and age appropriate activities. Camps are under the direction of the Early Childhood Supervisor. Early Childhood Camps include a variety of outdoor play, group activities and learning experiences.

Benefits of attending summer camp include:

  • Social Skills Development: leadership, communication, independence, participation
  • Self-Respect and Character Building: responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience
  • Community Living/Service Skills: caring, fairness, citizenship, trustworthiness
  • Physical and Thinking Skills: adventure, imagination, exploration, environmental awareness 

Camp information and descriptions are available in the program guide.

Spring Valley also offers many different programs for children.

For more information, call 847/490-7036.

Registration Forms

Registration forms for camps are available online here.

For more information, call 847/490-7036.

Early Childhood Summer Camps

Camps available summer 2015 include:

  • Camp Adventure in our own Backyard
  • Camptastic
  • Camp Overtime
  • Little Scientists
  • Junior Adventure
  • Preschool in July
  • Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue Camp
  • LEGO Academy
  • LEGO Camps
  • LEGO Camp Extravaganza
  • Robots, Robots, Everywhere
  • Color Splash
  • Alphabet Stars
  • Little Investigators
  • Off to Kindergarten Camp
  • Preschool Readiness
  • Printing Fun with ABCs
  • Summer Preschool
  • Discovery Preschool
  • Squish, Squash and Squirt
  • Safety Town
  • The Great Safety Adventure
  • Safety Explorers
  • Zoo Keeper

For more information, call 847/490-7036 or visit the summer camps page.

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