2024 Camp Details Now Available!

2024 Fred's Camp

Hello, summer!

8-Week Session: June 17 – August 9
1st Session: June 17 – July 12
2nd Session: July 15 – August 9

Camp Hours and Location:

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
DePaul University – The Quad
Ray Meyer Fitness & Recreation Center, 2235 N. Sheffield

DePaul University

The Quad

Ray Meyer Fitness & Recreation Center

2235 N. Sheffield

An extended day until 6:00 p.m. is available for an additional charge, and is only offered Monday – Thursday. There will be no aftercamp on Wednesday, July 3.

CAMP PHONE/OFFICE

The summer camp office is located in the Clifton-Fullerton Hall, 2350 N. Clifton.

The phone number is 773-325-FRED (3733).

Once camp begins, please use this number (7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) for questions regarding changes in transportation, absences and general day-to-day information.

Please leave absence information and transportation changes on the voice mail along with your phone number. If you need to reach Mark after camp hours, he can be reached after 7:00 p.m. at 773-818-8036.

Camp Forms

NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CAMP WITHOUT SUBMITTED FORMS. If your child needs to receive medicine (including keeping an Epi-pen at camp) while at camp, please print out the physician’s signature form, which must be completed by both physician and parent, and upload back into the system. If you would like to check if we received it, you may log in and under Forms and Documents you will see what has been received. FRED’S CAMP cannot administer medications without this form.

CALENDAR

BUSES

Bus schedules will be emailed approximately 1-2 week before camp begins.

If you have any questions/changes (i.e. morning or afternoon bus only), call Jodi 773-818-8027 ASAP. Once camp begins, please only use the camp phone number 773-325-3733 to reach Jodi.

TRIP DAYS - Not every week

Tween Camp – Monday

Senior Camp – Tuesday

Junior Camp – Wednesday

FIRST AID/EMERGENCIES

Minor bruises, scratches and cuts will be taken care of at camp. If it is anything more serious, we will call you or your emergency number. If emergency care is required, we will go to Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital or the closest medical facility. During our staff orientation, most of our Senior staff will become certified in CPR/Red Cross and Epi Pen trained.

LUNCHES/COOKOUTS - Peanut and Tree Nut Free

Parents are to send lunches every day except Friday, which is our cookout day. We will provide beverages every day and a snack before the campers go home. Lunches are refrigerated as soon as your children arrive at camp. Please send your child’s lunch in a labeled bag marked with his/her name. On trip day, please do not send a lunch that can spoil as lunches are not refrigerated that day.

SWIMMING

We will be swimming 3-4 times per week under the direction of our own Water Safety Instructors (WSI). Each swim period includes about 25 minutes of instruction. Please send a bathing suit and towel every day, unless notified by camp, as we often have water activities on our trip days.

We leave camp around 9:15 a.m. and will be away the entire day. The calendar will list the various trips. Your child will return home at the usual time.

Virtual Orientation – Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

We will be sending out a link for parents to submit questions ahead of the call so we make sure to answer everything.

To recap, campers will need to wear comfy weather appropriate clothing, closed toe shoes with rubber soles (gym shoes are the best), sunscreen, lunch, bathing suit, and towel. We provide lunches on Fridays.

We are looking forward to a fantastic summer. Please reach out with any questions or comments.

— Jodi Greenburg Lasky and Mark Greenburg

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
Before & After Care Available

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