BASE CAMP

Build A Summer Education for kids grades 1-8.

CONNECT

Explore your community and make new friends.

POWERED BY STEAM

Engaging programs that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

BOOST CREATIVITY

Hands-on camps help teach problem solving and boost confidence.

BASE CAMP

BASE CAMP 2020 WILL RUN FROM JUNE 15-JULY 10 IN OAK PARK AT BEYE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Registration will open Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at noon.

Full day, half day, and extended day options for kids entering grades 1-8 (grade as of Fall 2020).

BASE Camp Schedule

Take a look at our camp schedule and start planning for summer fun!

BASE Camp Descriptions

Check out all our amazing camps. Don’t forget, you’re looking for camps that match your child’s grade as of Fall 2020.

BASE Camp Logistics

Get details on locations, teachers, and policies.

 
 

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for BASE Camp. Find out how to apply or how to donate.

Have questions? See our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about OPEF and BASE Camp.

Want to know who will be teaching BASE Camp this year? Check out our teachers’ bios.

BASE Camp News

BASE Camp 2020

BASE Camp 2020

Mark your Calendar! Registration for BASE Camp 2020 opens February 5th at noon. Our full list of 2020 camps can be seen here. Camp runs June 15th to July 10th. What is BASE Camp? OPEF’s summer BASE Camp offers a wide variety of STEAM-focused camps with topics such as...

Now Offering Partial Scholarships for BASE Camp

Now Offering Partial Scholarships for BASE Camp

NEW! Partial Scholarships Available For the first time, thanks to our generous donors, we are offering PARTIAL scholarships to D97 families with campers going into grades 1-8 in the fall. If you don't qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, but still find it a...

New Mosaics Grace D97 Walls

New Mosaics Grace D97 Walls

NEW MOSAICS GRACE THE WALLS OUTSIDE FOUR D97 SCHOOLS It's always inspiring to see creative ideas burst into fruition for all to enjoy. This school year you will find original mosaics by renown artist Tracy Van Duinen gracing prominent exterior walls of...