Though it seems like summer could not be any further away, space is already filling up for Lake Forest's summer camps, which offer programs that will appeal to athletes, bookworms, dancers and adventure-lovers.
Here's a roundup of some of the highlights from the Lake Forest Park and Recreation Department's summer program offerings for 2013. To see more, and check availabilities, click here.
The information below comes from the Parks and Recreation Department of Lake Forest.
Ages 3 to 6
This program offers kids the chance to try indoor rock climbing, sailing, fishing, orienteering, swimming at the beach, archery, fire starting and camping. There will also an overnight campout each session to northern Illinois or Wisconsin.
Chicago Bears Football Camp
Ages 6 to 14
This camp is coached by various high school, college and professional players and coaches, including some past Chicago Bears. This program provides non-contact football instruction, athletic skill development and fitness training.
Wildlife Science Camp
Ages 9 to 13
In this program, participants will learn how to use Radio Telemetry, GPS, Field Scopes and other gadgets to study wildlife. Campers will get to interact with the animals at the Wildlife Discovery Center, play water games and ride bikes on the Middlefork Savanna.
Musical Theater Camp
Grades 1 through 8
This camp meets twice a week to create a production highlighting a favorite musical. All students get the chance to perform, sing, dance and act as well as learn about and participate in all production aspects of theater. During the first week of classes, campers will be asked to do a dance audition, read from the script and sing a short solo. Don't worry though -- everyone performs.