• 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 at Beye and Brooks Schools in Oak Park, IL. Registration will open in late January 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

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

BASE Camp Schedule

BASE Camp Schedule

Take a close look at our schedule for this summer.

BASE Camp Descriptions

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

BASE Camp Logistics

Get details on times, locations and programs.

Scholarship Info

Scholarship Info

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

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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

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 […]

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Julian speaking

'A great legacy for the students at this school to uphold'

The following is a transcription of the remarks Faith Julian made at the dedication ceremony for the BASE Camp mural […]

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Turn Your Trash into BASE Camp Treasure!

Yarn, cardboard boxes, two-liter bottles, toy cars … whatever you’ve got lying around your house, we can use for BASE […]

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biking kids at camp

New BASE Camp Sections Now Open to Rising 6th Graders

We heard you! So many rising 6th graders (6th grade as of Fall 2018) have asked for more BASE Camp […]

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