STEVE & KATE'S OAK PARK RIVER FOREST · DATES: Jun 10 - Aug 16, 2019 · ADDRESS: St. Vincent Ferrer School, 1515 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL

OPRF Summer Camp

After a long history of running camps, I have learned that my favorite part is seeing kids smile, hearing them laugh, watching the counselors entertain, and of course, making memories to last a lifetime. It is such a pleasure to be apart of this community. If you see me around, say "hey!" If you don't, then shoot me a note or give me a call, and I'll find you! I'm here to make this summer and this community better than it ever has been, and I will go to the ends of the earth to make that happen.

Jess Handibode, Self-Director
Call or text: 773-295-4866 | oakparkriverforest@steveandkate.com

THE BASICS

Contact and Location

St. Vincent Ferrer School,
1515 Lathrop Avenue,
River Forest, IL 60305

Email Jess:
oakparkriverforest@steveandkate.com

Call or text Jess:
773-295-4866

Camp Dates

June 10 - August 16, 2019

No camp July 4, 2019.

Need more camp? Day Passes and Memberships can be used at any location.

Parking

Daily drop off and pick up will occur through the South door of the school, facing Le Moyne Pkwy on the corner of Lathrop Ave. This door will be our main and only entrance for camp.

CAMP FEES THAT WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE.

  • Buy any number of Day Camp Passes for our educational camps and use them anytime.
  • Get fully refunded for any unused Day Camp Passes, automatically.
  • Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 7:30am to 6pm.

Buy 1 or more

$110 per day

Buy 5 or more

$100 per day

Buy 20 or more

$90 per day

Membership


$2,700 per child

To learn more about our summer camp fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.
Fees for our mentorship program are a little different; you can find those details on the mentorship page.

UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THIS LOCATION

  • Our outdoor space boasts a large grass field, play structure and blacktop space.
  • Water activities will be available on hot and sunny days until lunch. We recommend that families apply sunblock at home and send children with a bathing suit or change of clothes, and a towel.

REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • For Pick-up & Drop-off please use the doors located on LeMoyne.
  • If you arrive after 9:30am, please ring the doorbell located on the doors located at LeMoyne.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.

LUNCH

VG = Vegetarian, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Monday

  • Chicken Enchiladas - Grilled Chicken, cheese, corn tortilla - from Taco Burrito King (GF,EF,SF)
  • Cheese Quesadilla - Flour Tortilla, Cheese Quesadillas from Taco Burrito King (SF,EF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Tuesday

  • Chicken Cesar Salad - grilled chicken over fresh lettuce and croutons from Sarpino's. (EF, Contains Chicken Base)
  • Spaghetti Marinara- Classic spaghetti with marinara sauce from Sarpino's. (VG,DF,EF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Wednesday

  • Avocado Roll - 8 pieces of sushi (EF, DF, GF)
  • Chicken dumplings - 4 tender chicken dumplings (DF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Thursday

  • Beef Ravioli - Our meaty version of an Italian classic from Sarpino's. (VG,EF)
  • Chicken Tenders - Tender chicken breast fried to perfection from Sarpino's (EF, SF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Friday

  • BBQ Chicken Wings - 5 pieces of wings smothered in BBQ sauce
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Activities for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.

RECREATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FEATURES

Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Recreational Features. The Director at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of their three Recreational Features, so feel free to contact your Director or look at the Daily Features schedule below to find out what will be scheduled each day.

  • SOCCER_STADIUM_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Stadium
    Jump into a game of hockey, soccer, dodgeball, or pillow polo inside of our custom inflatable stadium designed to amplify the action!

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    Animatronic Ride-Ons
    Have Chicken? Will travel! Whether by Moose, by Croc or aforementioned Chicken, campers can confidently cruise and careen til they’re keen on these custom motorized karts. Helmets are required and will be provided if needed, but we highly encourage you to bring your own.

  • SLIP_N_SLIDE_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Inflatable Slip and Slide - Cool off in style on our giant inflatable slip and slide. Check with the Director to find out when this will be scheduled, and bring a swimsuit and towel if your child would like to participate.

DAILY SUMMER CAMP FEATURES

Throughout each week, we'll spice camp up with featured workshops such as dance, sports clinics, or dress-up days.  We generally schedule the most jaw-dropping summer camp feature on Friday! Check back often for updates! 

June 10 - 14, 2019

Monday: Camp - made Photo Booth - First Day Pictures

Tuesday: Coming soon

Wednesday: Alien Planet Bounce House
Details: all equipment will be provided

Thursday: Coming soon

Friday: School of Rock - musical performance

June 17 - 21, 2019

Monday: Coming soon

Tuesday: Tye Dye Day

Details: bring a while shirt for your camper to tye dye!

Wednesday: Coming soon

Thursday: Coming soon

Friday: Pie Day

Velcro Sticky Wall 

June 24 - 28, 2019

Monday: Jakhil Jackson Presentation

Tuesday: Groove Box - Launchpad Workshop

Wednesday: Coming soon

Thursday: 3 in 1 Bounce House

Friday: Clean Minecraft Presentation

July 1 - 5, 2019

Monday: Oak Park Fire Department - real life heroes!

Tuesday: Flags of the World

Wednesday: 4th of July Parade

Thursday: No camp on July 4

Friday: Pie Day

Dunk Tank

July 8 - 12, 2019

Monday: Coming soon

Tuesday: Coming soon

Wednesday: Extreme Rush - Dry Slide

Details: No extra clothes needed.

Thursday: Coming soon

Friday: Pie Day

Animal Quest 

Details: Wild animal show!

July 15 - 19, 2019

Monday: Summerween decorating

Tuesday: Coming soon

Wednesday: Sugar Beets Cooking School

Details: Bike Blender smoothies!

Thursday: Costume Day and Parade!

Friday: Pie Day

Airbrush Face Painting

 

July 22 - 26, 2019

Monday: Coming soon

Tuesday: Coming soon

Wednesday: Coming soon

Thursday: Coming soon

Friday: Pie Day

Disco Dome Bounce House 

Sugar Beets Cooking Class - Blender Bike Smoothies!

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Monday: Dress up day -- favorite book character.

Tuesday: Groove Box - Launchpad Workshop

Wednesday: Coming soon

Thursday: The Happiness Club - Dance performance/workshop

Pedalheads Pop Up - bike pop up event (please bring your own helmet)

Friday: Pie Day 

Pedalheads Pop Up - bike pop up event (please bring your own helmet)

MVP Chiropractic - storytelling!

August 5 - 9, 2019

Monday: Color War! - 1st team meetings

Tuesday: Color War - Decorating!

Wednesday: Color War - 2nd team meetings

Thursday: Color War - trivia

Friday: Pie Day

Color War - Final countdown

Galactic Light Speed Challenge - inflatable

August 12 - 16, 2019

Monday: Little Miss Ann - musical performance

Tuesday: Groove Box - Launchpad Workshop

Wednesday: Talent Show

Thursday: Carnival Decorations

Friday: Pie Day 

Camp Carnival!

August 19 - 23, 2019

Monday: Inflatable bounce house open all afternoon
Details: [a link? or just a spot for more info?]

Tuesday: Dance troupe
What: Chance to Dance group performance
Details: link, blurb provided by company, etc

Wednesday: Climbing wall
Details: all equipment will be provided

Thursday: Yoga at 11am
What: Child's yoga group
Details: Teacher will be leading a group yoga session. If you have a yoga mat feel free to bring it, but mats will also be provided!

Friday: Pie Day, Magic tricks by Bob the Magician at 3pm.

August 26 - 30, 2019

Monday: Inflatable bounce house open all afternoon
Details: [a link? or just a spot for more info?]

Tuesday: Dance troupe
What: Chance to Dance group performance
Details: link, blurb provided by company, etc

Wednesday: Climbing wall
Details: all equipment will be provided

Thursday: Yoga at 11am
What: Child's yoga group
Details: Teacher will be leading a group yoga session. If you have a yoga mat feel free to bring it, but mats will also be provided!

Friday: Pie Day, Magic tricks by Bob the Magician at 3pm.

LUNCH

VG = Vegetarian, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Monday

  • Chicken Enchiladas - Grilled Chicken, cheese, corn tortilla - from El Burrito Express (GF,EF,SF)
  • Cheese Quesadilla - Flour Tortilla, Cheese Quesadillas from El Burrito Express (SF,EF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Mr. Pizza Man (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Tuesday

  • Fettucine Alfredo - Cheesy and creamy fettuccine pasta from Mr. Pizza Man. (EF, Contains Chicken Base)
  • Spaghetti - Classic spaghetti with marinara sauce from Mr. Pizza Man. (VG,DF,EF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Mr. Pizza Man (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Wednesday

  • Teriyaki Chicken with Rice - Teriyaki Chicken with white rice from Ono Hawaiian Grill
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Mr. Pizza Man (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Thursday

  • Mac & Cheese - Our cheesy version of an American classic from Mr. Pizza Man. (VG,EF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Mr. Pizza Man (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Friday

  • Avocado Roll - 8 pieces of fresh avocado roll (GF, EG, VG)
  • Chicken Dumplings - 4 pieces of chicken filled dumplings
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Mr. Pizza Man (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

TESTIMONIALS

I have only seen my son's confidence continue to soar since starting at Steve & Kate's camp. I am so appreciative of the model the founders created and the ability of you and your staff to carry it out with such enthusiasm and compassion. This is truly the quickest, most positive shift towards greater independence and socialization with peers I have ever seen in him. Thank you.

Laura

(S&K parent)

We have a 5 year old having the summer of her (admittedly short to date) life. She dances her face off then comes home flushed and happy from a day with buddies of all ages with a loaf of kid-baked bread to boot. Beyond our daughter's experience, every parent touch point has been top notch… the camp has proven itself beyond our hopefulest hopes.

Julie B.

(S&K parent)

How much do I and my kids love this camp? Honestly there are days I consider quitting my job and hanging with them at camp! My kids love the regular staff who are happy, helpful and pleasant. My kids love the food (no packing lunches!!) and the camp is vegetarian friendly. This camp is a lifesaver whether your kids go one day or the whole summer.

Cami M.

(S&K parent)

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