Bensenville Park District summer camps filling fast

New Sunset Camp for ages 3-5 added for summer 2024

Bensenville, Ill. (April 8, 2024) — Bensenville Park District summer camp programs are filling at a rapid pace, according to park district officials. The district offers three distinct summer camps for children ages 6 to 10 in addition to a teen camp for those ages 11-15 and Tot Camp (age 2), Sunshine Camp (ages 3-5) and a new Sunset Camp for ages 3-5.

“With summer-like weather starting to arrive, camps are on everyone’s minds,” explains Bensenville Park District Customer Service Manager Laura Borshell, who cautions prospective campers not to wait. “Bensenville camps are the place to be this summer, and registrations have been brisk, so don’t wait until the last minute to register.”

There’s another practical reason not to wait; early bird registrants can save $10 per session by signing up for Under the Sun and Fischer Farm camp sessions on or before May 3.

The Fischer Farm Camp allows children ages 6-10 to explore and enjoy farm life. Participants will interact with animals and learn about working and living on a farm. Participants will hike, churn butter, take care of goats and feed chickens.

Adventure Camp—based at the Deer Grove Leisure Center (DGLC), 1000 W. Wood Street, Bensenville—emphasizes fun, making new friends and trying new activities. Campers aged 6-10 will have a summer full of adventure, cool crafts, games, new discoveries about their surroundings, fantastic field trips, afternoon swim time and nature exploration.

All skill levels are welcome at Sports Camp at the DGLC. The focus of this camp for 6-to-10-year-olds is having fun, learning good sportsmanship, practicing new skills and developing athletic abilities. Participants learn the rules to a new sport each session, then compete against their friends near the end of the session. Campers will also enjoy field trips and swim time.

Teen Leadership Camp, for those aged 11-15, teaches responsibility, respect and cooperation as campers take on the role of counselors in training. Teens will enjoy interesting crafts, cool games and sports, afternoon swim time, exciting field trips and opportunities to help lead the younger campers in activities. They will also take field trips on their own.

“The Bensenville Park District offers so many different kinds of camps, and sessions are only a week long, so children can explore multiple interests throughout the summer and families have more flexibility to take vacations,” says Recreation Supervisor-Program Coordinator Leslie Monarrez.

Tot Camp offers a caring and gentle introduction to the camp experience for two-year-olds with a new and exciting theme presented each week. Campers meet in the Bamboo Room from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and enjoy nature exploration, vegetable gardening, water play and visits to the splash pad on hot days. They also play games, get messy with sensory craft projects and have story time.

The Sunshine Camp caters to children aged 3-5 and is designed to foster children’s growth and independence through exploration, guest speakers, sports, camp songs and playground time. The camps run from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Tiny Tot Room. Sunset Camp engages campers through arts and crafts, stories, songs, indoor and outdoor games and free play time. Each week has a theme and includes daily visits to the Splash Pad. A Tot, Sunshine and Sunset camp meet and greet takes place at the DGLC at 6:30 p.m. May 29.

“We are excited to add a new afternoon camp—Sunset Camp,” says Cindy Banazynski, the park district’s lead preschool teacher. “Like our other camps, we try to engage with our youngest group in a safe way, enjoying the outside and nature—singing, dancing, playing and exploring our world.”

Camps begin Monday, June 3. Before- and after-camp experiences are also available for those ages 6 and older. Registration can be completed in person at the DGLC, and payments may be made with cash, credit card, money order or check payable to the Bensenville Park District. For more information, visit

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