Your Summer Adventure

Summer adventures begin at an early age at the North Shore Country Day School. For over 65 years, the Day Camp has provided enriching experiences. The Day Camp's diverse programs allow for all campers to try new activities in a setting where individual growth is fostered by a caring staff. The goal is to actively involve all campers while offering encouragement and support as they tackle new endeavors.

Dates & Times

June 19 – August 11. You may choose the weeks you wish to attend. The weeks do not have to be consecutive. There is a minimum four-week sign up. No camp on July 4.

Day Camp Times (Monday through Friday):

Morning Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All Day: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


June 19 - August 11 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks
Mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $1900 $2260 $2620 $2980 $3340
Full Day 9:00 am - 3:30 pm $2530 $3020 $3510 $4000 $4490


DEPOSITS $500 per child is required with registration. This includes a $200 non-refundable and nontransferable application fee. The remaining $300 is refundable until February 28, 2017



We offer group instruction in archery, arts & crafts, creative play, dance, gymnastics, outdoor adventures (includes rock climbing) and tennis. Offerings depend on age of camper.

We offer daily swim lessons. Canoeing and sailing are activities for our 8 – 10-year-old campers. Canoeing and sailing take place at Lloyd Beach in Winnetka.

The Day Camp's archery program is taught under the auspices of the Camp Archery Association. This program is for our campers ages 7 – 10 years. An emphasis on safety is an integral part of this program.
Arts and Crafts
Everyone participates in arts & crafts. Age-appropriate projects keep the campers busy twice a week in this creative program.
Creative Play
This activity is geared for our campers ages 4 – 6 years. It is an exploration of singing, dancing, acting and role playing. Campers participate as a group in a wide range of creative activities.
Our gymnastics program is led by a qualified gymnastic instructor. Instruction is geared for our campers ages 4 – 6 years and emphasizes stretching, tumbling and low beam exercise.
Outdoor Adventures
This program is for our campers ages 7 – 10 years and emphasizes an awareness of nature. As a group, campers learn skills that emphasize teamwork and trust. As a part of the program, campers are given instruction in rock climbing.
Swimming Lessons
Everyone swims at the Day Camp! Using the National Safety Council's "Learn to Swim" program, every camper—non-swimmer to competitive swimmer—receives exactly the right level of instruction. As campers gain confidence and skills, opportunities to advance to the next level are offered. Lessons are taught by certified counselors and staff. All children are supervised by certified lifeguards trained by Ellis & Associates, a private lifeguard training company. Campers need to pack a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily.
Sailing & Canoeing
For our campers ages 8 – 10 years, the Day Camp offers instruction in sailing and canoeing. The fleet of boats consists of Sunfish and Barnett sailboats as well as canoes. Campers learn basic boating and seamanship before taking to the water. With a three camper to one instructor ratio, campers learn to sail/canoe in an individualize setting. As campers gain confidence and skill, they will advance through the levels in our program. Patrol boats operated by our staff take special precautions to ensure safety. In addition to bringing a swimsuit, campers will also need to wear suitable footwear for the water. Old tied-on sneakers work best.

Campers Ages 4-10 Years

Campers 4 – 10 years participate in a five-day a week program.

Group Setting

Campers are placed in a group with up to sixteen other children the same age and gender. Campers are supervised by a Senior Counselor, who is at least 18 years of age and has previous camp leadership experience, and a Junior Counselor, who is at least 16 years of age.

Length of Stay Flexibility

The camp season is eight weeks. Parents may sign up for a minimum of four weeks up to the full eight-week season. Campers do not have to attend consecutive weeks, allowing for family vacations, etc. Parents who sign up for the less than eight weeks may extend their camper's stay by adding weeks during the summer.

1/2 and Full Day Sessions

Parents can choose from one of two camp options. Morning Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. All Day Camp program operates from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Campers enrolled in either program benefit from all the instructional activities appropriate for their age group.


The staff ratio for the day camp is 1:8. Campers are supervised by a Senior Counselor, who is at least 18 years of age and has previous camp leadership experience, and a Junior Counselor, who is at least 16 years of age.

Extended Care

Morning program: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
(no transportation available)

Afternoon program: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(no transportation available)


The Day Camp/Language Immersion Program/Expedition Camps offer door-to-door transportation to those families who live inside of our pick-up area, which ranges from Evanston to Glencoe. We travel as far west as Waukegan Road in Glenview. This service is included in your camp tuition.

With safety as our number one concern, the Summer Program operates a fleet of certified school buses driven by fully licensed drivers.

Transportation assignments will be mailed the first week of June. No transportation requests or changes will be accepted after May 15.

If you are providing your own transportation, we ask that you drop-off and pick-up your child in the circle parking lot each day. For campers who begin the day at 9:00 a.m., please do not drop off earlier than 8:50 a.m. Also, if you are planning to pick up your child early, we ask that you call and/or send a note in advance. We will have your child waiting for you in the camp office.