Summer Camp

Cherry Preschool’s camp is a six-week summer program designed to give children a safe, fun, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate camp experience.  The camp is located in and on the grounds of Cherry Preschool, 1418 Lake Street, Evanston.  Camp meets Monday through Thursday, June 21 – July 28, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  We are also offering 2 Extended Camp Care options for added fun!

Camp Includes:

  • Camp teachers plan special themes weekly.
  • Weather permitting, outdoor play takes place at Penny Park, at our on-site playlot (sand box, bubble fun, riding toys, water play & sprinklers, climbing equipment, messy art, balls & hoops), and at our outdoor classroom.
  • Healthy snacks provided by Cherry Preschool.
  • Large motor & creative movement activities in our air-conditioned gym.

Rules of the Game

  • Children must be three by September 1.
  • Due to the outdoor nature of our program, children must be toilet trained. This means no diapers or pull-ups.
  • For children who have not had previous preschool group experience without a parent or for children who are new to Cherry Preschool, please contact the Camp Director, Maggie Hessler, before enrolling. We take this position in the best interest of the children as Summer camp may not be a good place to work on separation issues.
  • We strive to create groupings of children based on friendships and to balance the groupings by age and gender.
  • Absences for any reason do not reduce tuition. There are no refunds for non-attendance due to vacations or illness.
  • Families of children with disabilities and/or developmental delays should contact, Jenny York, Child Development and Inclusion Director to determine the appropriateness of the camp program for their child.

Camp Staff

Camp groups include up to 16 children and are taught by two staff members: a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.  High school students serve as counselors, under the supervision of our teaching staff.  Junior counselors assist with indoor and outdoor activities, and snack.

Enrollment

  • To enroll, click the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Returning families that apply by January 27 at 9:30 AM are guaranteed placement in camp. Applications received after the registration deadline will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Families who are interested in camp for their child, but cannot commit to the full six week program, may contact the Camp Director, Maggie Hessler, to discuss alternative enrollment options and their costs.
  • Families with children not yet toilet trained should complete an application and submit it without payment to be placed on the waiting list in order of date received.  As appropriate spaces become available for recently toilet trained campers, the $100 initial non-refundable payment will be required to hold the space.
  • Enrollment in the camp program does not guarantee placement in fall classes.

Fees

$995 for the 6-week program:

  • $100 non-refundable payment due with your application
  • The balance will be divided and due March 1 & May 1

Extended Camp Care Options

Give your child and yourself more than 3 hours of Camp with these optional supervised programs before and after each Summer Camp day. Early Drop-off is $20 per week, except the week of July 5-8 which is $15. Lunch and Fun is $90 per week, except the week of July 5-8 which is $68. Families of children with disabilities and/or developmental delays should talk with Jenny York, Child Development and Inclusion Director to determine the appropriateness of the camp program for their child.

Early Drop Off

(8:30 – 9:00AM, Monday – Thursday)

Lunch and Fun

(12:00 – 1:30PM, Monday – Thursday)