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

2018 BASE Camp Schedule Announced

It's hard to imagine in January, but summer is just around the corner. We're pleased to announce our 2018 schedule of camps for students in grades 1-8. BASE Camp 2018 is shaping up to be our best year ever, with STEAM-related camps ranging from Yoga to Programming, we...

Gwendolyn Brooks Mosaic Unveiling

  On a beautiful fall evening that felt more like summer, about 50 people gathered at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School for the dedication of the Gwendolyn Brooks tribute mosaic. The 330-square-foot mosaic includes depictions of Brooks, Maya Angelou, Jane Addams,...

Learn More about Oak Park

One of the best things about BASE Camp is the way it connects students not only to each other, but to their community. This presentation was created by campers at Oak Park Go! under the guidance of D97 teacher John Colucci and with help from the OPRF Historical...