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 A D97 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (TBD) AND BROOKS MIDDLE 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 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

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...

Teacher Spotlight: Guillermo Delgado

Teacher Spotlight: Guillermo Delgado

Folk Art fun with BASE Camp's Guillermo Delgado Guillermo Delgado is the kind of OPEF instructor that makes campers feel instantly at ease. When visiting his BASE Camp Folk Art classroom, Delgado had familiar classical soundtracks from top movies like...

A Big Idea to SHINE

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...