2019 Camp Locations

Our camps take place at centrally located Oak Park public schools.

Beye Elementary School

Beye Elementary School

230 N. Cuyler, Oak Park, IL for incoming 1st-6th graders.

Brooks Middle School

Brooks Middle School

325 S. Kenilworth, Oak Park, IL, for incoming 7th-8th graders.

 

Registration/Payment Options

Registration Information

BASE Camp registration for 2018 opens January 31st at noon. Please register here.

Please note that BASE Camp changed registration systems in November 2016. If you have never registered for camp, or not registered for a camp since 2016, you will need to create a new user account and password, and add each child to the system. If you were registered for camp in 2017, you can log back into your account and choose the 2018 season.

Wait List Procedure
If a camp you are interested in is full, you may add yourself to the wait list through our registration system.  Should an opening become available, BASE Camp staff will contact the names on the wait list in the order received. If your name is next up, you will be contacted by email right away and offered the open spot with no obligation to take it. You will have 48 hours to reply before the next name on the wait list is contacted. While we do not have an online way to share your place on the wait list, feel free to contact us at any time for a status update. Openings to the list are, as you might guess, difficult to predict!

For questions, please contact Amy Struckmeyer, Operations Coordinator, at astruckmeyer@opef.org.

Payment Plan Overview

Families may elect to pay via payment plan.

The payment plan’s initial deposit includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee per camp, as well as a $10 deposit per add-on item (early drop-off, extended camp, or lunch items), due at the time of registration. A $50 deposit is required for 2-week or full-day camps ($100 for 4-week or Sailing), $25 of which is a non-refundable registration fee.  The remaining balance will be billed in equal installments on March 15 and April 16, 2018 to the credit card on file.

If the credit card on file is declined, BASE Camp staff will notify you via email and give you 48 hours to respond and update your payment information.

Payment plans not completed by April 16 will result in cancellation of camp registration.  Refunds will be issued for any amount paid beyond the required registration fees per camp.

To take advantage of this payment plan, choose the “installment plan” payment option at checkout.

For questions, please contact Amy Struckmeyer, Operations Coordinator, at astruckmeyer@opef.org.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds, less a $25 fee per camper per session, must be requested no less than 14 days before the first day of registered camp sessions. No refunds will be issued after that date. Contact Amy Struckmeyer at astruckmeyer@opef.org to cancel a camp registration.

Scholarship Information
Scholarships are available for families that qualify. Find more information here.

BASE Camp Staff

BASE Camp employs a team of year-round professional staff, as well as an outstanding seasonal staff of teachers, building managers, teacher assistants and youth counselors.

Angela Hawkins

Angela Hawkins

Angela Hawkins
BASE Camp Co-Director, Staffing & Curriculum
ahawkins@opef.org
312-802-8755

Amy Struckmeyer

Amy Struckmeyer

Amy Struckmeyer
BASE Camp Co-Director, Operations & Management
astruckmeyer@opef.org
312-282-0139

Our Teachers

Our Teachers

Learn more about the amazing collection of experienced and creative teachers we hire.

2018 Policies and Procedures

2019 policies will be available in March 2019. In the meantime, to help with your planning, you can find a complete list of 2018 policies about attendance, drop off and pick up, and other important issues here.

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