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 2019 WILL RUN FROM JUNE 17-JULY 19 IN OAK PARK PRIMARILY AT BEYE ELEMENTARY AND BROOKS MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

Registration will open January 30, 2019 at noon.  

Full day, half day, and extended day options available for kids entering grades 1-8 (Fall 2019).

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 2019.

BASE Camp Logistics

 
Get details on locations, teachers, and policies.

Scholarship Info

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

A Big Idea to SHINE

We know how important summer and extra-curricular activities are for children. It's a thrill to watch kids engage in active, hands-on learning, having new experiences and making new friends. We're fortunate that our donors have made our robust scholarship program...

All About BASE Camp 2019

BASE Camp never really ends in the OPEF offices. If we aren’t running camps, we’re planning for them. Mark your Calendar! Registration for BASE Camp 2019 will open January 30th at noon. Our full list of 2019 camps can be seen here. More Camp! Perhaps the biggest...

End of Summer Soirée for Scholarships

Both new and long-time supporters stopped by the historic home of Mary Jo & Stephen Schuler last Friday night to celebrate the end of summer and support scholarships for BASE Camp. Thanks to our hosts and fabulous chefs Kim Wojak, Alice Ireland, and Wayne Juhnke,...