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PPD Academy Camp

While many summer camps are suspended this summer, PPD Academy Camp is a half-day summer camp that includes some of the best of Park District camps. Each day includes STEAM learning drawn from Wilderness, Peoria Zoo, and PlayHouse camps, recreation activities, and academic time to help chidren make up for lost school time this spring. This camp is available for children entering 1st grade through children entering 8th grade.

Camps are offered at both Proctor and Lakeview Recreation Center locations. The camp day is from 7:30-11:30 am, and includes both breakfast and lunch. Enrollment is offered weekly – choose the weeks that work for your schedule – at a weekly cost of $75.00 for Park District residents and $85.00 for non-residents.

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What is the schedule for PPD Academy camp days?

7:30-8am Camper drop off. Breakfast provided and eaten in classroom.
8-8:50am First class (math or reading comp)
8:50-9am Bathroom break / Wash hands
9-9:50am Second class (math or reading comp)
9:50-10am Bathroom break and wash hands
10-10:40am Seated recreational experience
10:40-11:20am Active recreational experience
11:20-11:30am Bathroom Break / Wash handsCounselor and teacher bios
Pick-up lunch at front desk and prepare for pick-up by parents

Who are the counselors and teachers?

Read our Counselor and teacher bios to meet some of this summer’s staff!

Will my child need to wear a mask?

Yes, masks will be required at all times while inside the building. Because there is enough space outdoors, campers may take off their masks while participating in outdoor activities.

Will my child be kept socially distanced from other children?

Yes, we will be practicing social distancing.

To maintain social distancing no groups will intermix at any point throughout the day. Each group (1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th) will have its own designated classroom and outdoor activity area. Outdoors, there will be a minimum 30-foot separation between individual groups. Within each group, social distancing will be practiced during all activities. All of the activities (physical included) are planned with social distancing guidelines in mind.


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