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

Turn Your Trash into BASE Camp Treasure!

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 Camp. Our staff and campers will take your trash and turn it into exciting STEAM education projects! Contact Amy Struckmeyer to arrange for pick up....

New BASE Camp Sections Now Open to Rising 6th Graders

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 options that we have opened the following camps, previously only available for 7th & 8th graders, to 6th graders. The newly opened camps are: Lift Off: Aeronautics...

2018 BASE Camp Schedule Announced

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...