Camp Adler FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Camp Adler?Junior Counselor Mural in downtown Libertyville's Artist Alley

Camp Adler is open to children ages 5-11. Campers must be of the appropriate age on the start date of the session they are registering for. Children entering grades 7-10 may apply for our Junior Counselor Program.

Where does the camp take place?

Camp Adler takes place at the David Adler Music and Arts Center. Camp classes take place throughout the building.

What are the camp session dates?

Session I runs from June 11-June 29 (3 weeks) and Session II runs from July 9-July 27 (3 weeks).

What are the camp hours?friends at camp

Full day camp takes place from 9:00AM-4:00PM, Monday through Friday. We also offer a half day morning session from 9AM-12:15PM or a half day afternoon session from 12:45PM-4:00PM.

My child is going to summer school. Can they still participate in Camp?

Yes, campers enrolled in D70 summer school may enroll in the half day afternoon session. A Camp Adler staff member will meet summer school students at the bus drop-off at Adler Park School and accompany them to the Adler Center. District 70 Summer School Campers may attend Full Day Fridays for an additional $90 fee. Full Day Friday campers will participate in a Fine Arts Friday class created especially for them, including music, art and drama.

What is the cost?

Full day camp is $820 and Half day camp is $460. A 50% deposit is due at enrollment for full day campers. Remaining balance is due April 23rd. Half day tuition is due in full at time of enrollment. Campers who enroll in both sessions will receive a 5% discount.

What is the Junior Counselor Program?clay class

The Junior Counselor Program is designed to offer young teens, entering grades 7-10, an opportunity to learn the basic skills of being a camp counselor and gives participants a head start on developing important job skills. Junior Counselors will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the staff and Counselors and will build self-esteem, independence, and leadership skills. Junior Counselor tuition is $625. A 50% deposit is due upon enrollment; remaining balance due April 23rd. For more information please see the Junior Counselor Program Information 2018.

What is your refund policy?

In the event that a camper withdraws from Camp Adler prior to April 23rd, 2018, their deposit and any pre-paid tuition will be refunded less a $25 enrollment fee. Deposits are non-refundable after April 23rd. Tuition is non-refundable after May 19th.


How are campers divided into Squads?

Campers are divided into coed squads based on age. Each squad consists of approximately 12 campers. Squads spend time together outside of classes doing additional creative activities with supervised by their Counselor and Junior Counselors. We do our best to honor any friend requests but cannot guarantee friends or siblings will be in the same squad.

Who staffs the camp?

6 camp counselors, 6 instructors, and the Head Counselor and Camp Director.performance of Grease

What is Celebration?

Celebration of the Arts will be held on the second to last evening of each session, June 28 and July 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, to showcase the performing and visual arts created at Camp Adler.  Family and friends are invited to attend.  A detailed schedule of performances and exhibitions will be sent home with campers at a later date.  It is vital to camp classes that all performing campers attend Celebration of the Arts.

What are the classes like?

Camp Adler is a multidisciplinary camp offering classes in art, music, and drama. Campers have a variety of classes to choose from each period and build their schedule based on their interests.
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What should my child bring to camp?

Water bottle, packed lunch labeled with camper’s name, backpack or small bag, insect repellent, sun screen.

What should my child NOT bring to camp?

Personal electronics, toys, cellular phones.

Do you allow nut items at camp?

Due to allergies and dietary restrictions, please do not bring nuts, nut products, chocolate, legumes or any type of fish to camp.

May I send treats with my camper to share with the other children?

As many of our campers have allergies, please do not send any food for your camper to share.

Will the children be outside?playing nukem

While classes occur inside, squad time is often spent outdoors. In the event of extreme heat or heavy rain, all camp activities will be conducted indoors.

What kind of medical and emergency information do you need for my child?

If your child is currently taking any over the counter or prescription medication, a Medication Information Form must be filled out. The Adler Center may only administer medications if we have this form on file. Please list any allergies on your registration form in the medical section.  If your child has an IEP or 504 Plan, please provide a copy so we can better facilitate the instruction of your child.

Do you administer first aid? How do you handle emergency situations?

Minor bruises, bumps, bug bites, and wounds will be taken care of at camp. If anything more serious arises, we will contact you immediately. If emergency care is required, we will call an ambulance, which will go to the closest medical facility.

What should my child wear to camp?learn ukulele

If a camper is enrolled in an art class, we ask they bring a smock or an old t-shirt to protect their clothes. Water games are often played during squad time, so we recommend sending an extra change of clothes in case they get wet.

Do you offer Extended Care?

Before care is offered from 7:45-9:00AM and after care is offered from 4:00-6:00PM for an additional fee. Extended care is $75/hour for an entire session. The daily drop in rate is $5 per hour. Payment is due prior to care. Any campers not picked up by 6:00PM daily will be issued a $25 late pick-up fee.

Can I visit during camp hours?

Parent and family are always welcome to visit their campers during camp hours. All visitors must check in with the main office to receive a guest pass.

What are your drop-off and pick-up procedures and attendance policies?

Drop off begins 10 minutes before the camp day begins (Ex. 8:50AM for Full day and Morning campers; 12:34PM for Afternoon campers). Pick up begins at 12:15PM for Morning campers and 4PM for Full day and Afternoon campers. If your camper will be absent or late, please contact the Adler Center office at (847)367-0707 or