BASE Camp

BASE CAMP 2022 UPDATE

REGISTRATION for Summer 2022 Opens February 2, 2022!

Stay tuned for more details!

LIVE SPOKEN WORD IS BACK

Our Spoken Word progam is back in the classrooms, serving all middle schoolers during their Language and Literature classes this year. 

OPEF MAKES MAGIC

Our first-ever virtual fundraiser, OPEF Makes Magic, raised more than $30,00 for BASE Camp scholarships. Stay tuned for details on our 2022 fundraiser!

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Our experts bring real-world insights and hands-on projects to all District 97 students and teachers.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Learn how your contributions can make a difference in the lives of Oak Park children.

ENSURING INCLUSIVITY

Every K-8 Oak Park public school student participates in at least six free hands-on residencies during their time in D97.

Award-Winning Programs

Art Start

Artists animate the curriculum through visual and performing arts with K-2nd graders.

Geared Up

3rd-grade students engineer simple machines using specialized LEGOs.

Science Alliance

Working scientists conduct experiments and lead field trips with 3rd-8th graders.

Spoken Word

Middle schoolers find and cultivate their unique voices by reading, writing and performing poetry.

Vex Robotics

Tech experts work with teams of middle schoolers to design, build, program and compete with robots.

What’s New

2022 Base Camp Changes & Updates

2022 Base Camp Changes & Updates

Summer planning is already well underway, and we wanted to share our good news early. Every year we ask our families what they loved about BASE Camp and what we can do to make BASE Camp a better experience. While we love hearing words of praise, we also learn so much...

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Magical Prizes for a Magical Night!

Magical Prizes for a Magical Night!

By this point in the Pandemic, we're all about ready to get away, one way or another. That's why we're so excited about the raffle prizes for our upcoming Evening of Magic. We'll help you get out of town, out of the house, or maybe a little bit out of your mind!...

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Events

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See Us in Action!

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“There isn’t any other part of our curriculum that is like this. It gives students a glimpse into a very specific world of science through a person who is making a career of it, but it also carries over into our everyday science units in school. I appreciate the time the scientists give this program.”

District 97 Teacher