Yes or no. We are no longer catering lunches on Thursdays however we have partnered with Gourmet Gorilla so that you have the option of ordering a gourmet lunch that will arrive fresh and tasty each day. Everyday it is important to bring a water bottle. Drinking fountains, cold water and lemonade are available daily.
Thanks for your interest in Oasis Summer Day Camp. Below are some commonly asked questions we have been asked over the years. We hope you find them helpful as you plan your summer schedule. Please let us know what other ones you have and remember our early bird rates run through January.
We group campers according to age, gender and friendship request. Your child's group does not prohibit him from interacting with anyone at Oasis. One of the great features about our summer camp is the socializing everyone does with each other. We often see the older groups enjoying their time with the younger campers, mentoring and participating in the same activities. More information about camper groupings can be found HERE.
Yes. As the owners we are typically the first person you will see every morning. Our director Jon is loved by all and another great resource who welcomes campers each day.
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter are updated often during camp hours. Additionally, a daily email reminder informs parents about camp news, what to pack for tomorrow and what is on the schedule. Some families need more so they text/email us for a more personal message which often includes a photo of their camper in action.
We've copied a link to a blog entry that does a nice job explaining our swim days. Swim lessons are available and are a part of your tuition. http://www.oasisdaycamp.com/blog/h2oasis-02222012
Our schedule is action-packed and is exciting because we have wonderful staff members who make each day come alive. On Mondays and Wednesdays we visit beaches or water parks in the area. On Fridays we are on an adventure trip/non-water trip. Fridays are trips to museums, Cubs games, Great America, arcades, ice rinks, etc. Finally, Tuesdays and Thursdays are spent at our Highland Park campus participating in Mystery Science labs, cooking with Sticky Fingers Gourmet, performing with an improv class, or creating with Little Strokes of Genius. We also dive into LEGO S.T.E.M. classes, sports, games, competitions or enjoy visiting with special performers.
Campers can be dropped-off between 8:00-9:00. Campers can be picked up at the end of the day between 3:30-5:30. These flexible, extended hours are a part of your tuition. Your campus location is determined during registration.
In January we off early-bird rates. The first camper's tuition is $367 a week (a $30/week savings). Each additional camper is $337 a week (a $60/week savings). Register for the entire 9 weeks and we'll reduce each week by another $30.
Oasis Summer Day Camp is conveniently located in Winnetka, Highland Park, and Arlington Heights, Illinois. Our Winnetka camp is on a 3.5-acre lot at the corner of Linden Street, Hill Road, and Ridge Avenue. Our Highland Park campus is located on the corner of Green Bay Rd. and Deerfield Rd. Spacious parking allows for easy drop off and pick up and we meet and greet outside the gymnasium each morning. Our locations are:
180 Ridge Avenue
770 Deerfield Road
308 N. Evergreen Ave.
For the full Oasis experience, most children attend the full nine weeks of camp. However, you may choose from our flexible one-week sessions to accommodate a busy summer schedule. Whichever option you choose Oasis Summer Day Camp will provide many magical memories.
We put forth a lot of effort accommodating campers and parents. We do our best to honor friendship requests. Campers are organized according to age, gender, and interests.
Yes, all staff members are highly qualified. On-site staff members include the owners of Oasis, directors, professionals in the education or recreation field, and college students. School psychologists, a Golden Apple For Excellence In Education fellow, and accomplished athletes, coaches and a PE teacher make up Oasis staff. All employees are first-aid certified and given background checks.
Yes. Oasis prides itself on having a low staff-to-camper ratio of 1:7. Staff members are CPR certified and responsive to camper needs.
Oasis Summer Day Camp creates a noncompetitive atmosphere where winners are determined by participating, showing good sportsmanship, and having fun. Much of our day is spent on field trips, at pools and water parks, visiting with enthralling special guests, creating works of art, dressing up for themed days, and participating in team building events. Though sports are a part of Oasis we are a lot more than a sports camp.
Families have two choices. First, campers can be dropped off and picked up by a parent, guardian, or caregiver. Drop-off times are from 8:00-9:00 am and pick-up times are from 3:30-5:30 pm. On Wednesdays pick-up is from 3:45-5:30. Our second option is to use our door-to-door transportation service which is owned and operated by a former Oasis family. More information can be found HERE.
Oasis hires an insured professional busing company with licensed drivers. All buses have air-conditioning and seat belts.