Children had a blast at Schaumburg Park District's Wacky Wagon camp!
The popular camp returned this summer with even more fun than before. The free camp for ages 6 to 12 ran mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday from June 3 to July 19 at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way; Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road; and Bock Neighborhood Center, 1223 W. Sharon Lane.
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Campers enjoyed field trips to fun, active places on Thursday Expeditions and took part in new themed Fantastic Fridays. Each Friday had special games and crafts centered around one theme including Massive Messy Fun, Party in the USA, Creatures Around the World, Birds with Bad Attitudes and Blast from the Past.
"Wacky Wagon has so many wonderful things to offer," said Pam Gauper, camp supervisor for Wacky Wagon. "It's free every year, there's no commitment and children get to have fun outside enjoying the parks and being active!"
Daily activities included dodgeball, soccer, capture the flag and many other games to keep kids moving during summer vacation.
Counselors consistently thought of more activities each week and stayed just as active as the campers.
"I ran around and had fun with the kids outside all day," said Eric Carlson, a camp counselor. "Wacky Wagon is just as much fun for me as it is for campers."
Wacky Wagon has been a crowd favorite for several years.
"The parents really took advantage of this great free opportunity, which has kept the camp growing for four years," said Gauper. "Children are safe and the kids love having the opportunity to choose what they want to do each day."
Campers also had a blast with the new Fantastic Fridays.
"Fantastic Friday themes are my favorite part," said Dylan McGee, a 7-year-old camper. "We played, got really wet and had lots of fun with all the themes."
Wacky Wagon will return next summer with more fun trips, games and activities.
For more information, call (847) 490-2509 or visit parkfun.com.