Summer Camps

2016 Summer Camp Planner

Camp Planner 2016

Learn to Play Sports Camp

Enjoy an affordable, safe, and fun camp this summer. Children can enjoy a summer outdoors being introduced to a variety of sports in a recreational manner, while learning the important life skills of respect, leadership, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Campers will be constantly supervised by our facility’s highest quality instructors trained in child approved activities. Our camps welcome children of all skill levels. Each week, we will introduce children to a multi-sampler of sports, with a special focus on hockey and one other sport. We provide all the equipment at no extra cost to you, and as always, the RPD upholds its recreation satisfaction guarantee.

EXTENDED CARE OPTION: This optional fee allows you to drop your child off between 8:00 and 8:30 am, and/or pick up between 4:30 and 5:00 pm. This fee is $25 (resident)/$30 (non-resident) per camp week.

Location: Jr. IceHogs Training Facility

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Glide and Slide Camp

This unique camp combines skating and swimming lessons. We will take the ice first for lessons and some free skating time, then walk over to the Dolphin Swim Club to participate in a half-hour swim lesson and open swim time. What a great way to spend the summer! Fun daily themed activities, off-ice activities, crafts, etc. Lunch is not provided. Extended Care is available with an additional $25 nonresident fee or $20 resident fee.

Extended Care allows you to drop off your child between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, and to pick up your child between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Location: Carlson Ice Arena

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Nature Quest

Every week, Nature Quest offers an introductory camp experience with a different theme.

Location: Aldeen Park


Camp Lone Oak

Campers will be placed in age-appropriate groups and supervised by our trained staff as they participate in engaging camp activities.

Location: Atwood Center


Little Buckaroo Pony Camp

Little Buckaroo Pony Camp is geared for the younger camper who is developing an interest in horseback riding.

Location: Lockwood Park


Saddle Up Camp

If your child has always wanted to ride their own horse, this is the camp for them.

Location: Lockwood Park


Blazing Saddles Advanced Camp

This camp is geared towards experienced horseback riders.

Location: Lockwood Park


LLCC Youth Summer Camps

Campers will stay active all summer with friends at the community centers while enjoying indoor sports, arts and crafts, dancing, and video games.

Location: Lewis Lemon Community Center


WPCC Youth Summer Camps

Campers will stay active all summer with friends at the community centers while enjoying indoor sports, arts and crafts, dancing, and video games.

Location: Washington Park Community Center


Summer Blast

Summer Blast is a place for your child to be active both indoors and outdoors, make new friends, and have fun all summer long. Different activities are lead by trained, energetic staff, ensuring the safety of all children. Outdoor activities include various sports, water games, and playing on the playground. Indoor activities will include playing in the gym, board games, and “make-it, take-it” art and crafts projects. Activities and field trips are based around a different theme each week that’s sure to keep campers fascinated. Instructional lessons will be offered in the areas of track, golf, and flag football. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Location: RESA Middle School

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Tween Scene

Tween Scene is a fun, positive place for tweens to hang out this summer. This program packs a variety of activities into every day, so your child won’t be bored all summer long. Some of the daily activities offered are sports, gaming systems, ping pong, foosball tables, indoor and outdoor games, arts, and hanging out with cool, energetic staff. Your tween will develop skills and friendships that will last a lifetime. Lunch and morning/afternoon snack provided.

Location: RESA Middle School

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Jr. Leader Training Camp

Jr. Leader Training Camp is where we find our upcoming recreation leaders for the Time 2 Play Neighborhood Playgrounds Program, Summer Blast Day Camps, Lewis Lemon Community Center, and Washington Park Community Center. Teens will learn leadership skills in the areas of how to lead sports games, recreational games, basic group planning, and communication skills. Campers will get the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to work as a leader with the Rockford Park District. Teens will be placed at sites based on number of years in camp, performance in camp, and location needs.

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Youth Sports Tots Camp

Introduce your child to a new sport each practice. Themes include: football drills and skills, basketball, QuickStart Tennis, T-ball, agility, and coordination training. All activities are designed to keep children active, moving, and most importantly, having FUN! Each participant receives a camp shirt, trophy, certificate, and a healthy snack after each practice.

Location: Brown Park

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Challenger British Soccer Camp

Challenger Sport’s British Soccer Camp provides young players of all abilities to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Campers will be exposed to foot skills, technical skills, tactical practices, small sided games, and scrimmages. Your child will receive a free t-shirt, soccer ball, giant fold-out poster, and a personal player evaluation. Campers should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, shin guards, cleats or athletic shoes, and active summer wear. Parents are encouraged to join in for the First Kicks age group.

Location: Mercy Sportscore 2

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Football Camps


Skating Camps


Basketball Camps


Tennis Camps


Volleyball Camps



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