We believe staff is the key to our campers' enjoyment. Therefore, we take great care in hiring and training a qualified and mature staff who have experience working with children, and who will create a fun and unique day for their camp groups. Counselors assigned to camp groups are responsible for ensuring the safety of their groups and for facilitating age-appropriate activities during the day.
Health and Safety
A health officer serves all Summer at Latin programs that are in session. Upon registration, you will be asked to complete a medical form for your child. Please be certain it contains all the information needed to properly care for your child. Feel free to contact the Day Camp Office prior to registration to discuss any health concerns.
The aquatics curriculum follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Every full-day camp group is scheduled for weekly swimming lessons. Certified swim instructors assure that each camper enters the water at an appropriate pace and skill level. Each camper participates in a skills assessment and is assigned to an appropriate swim group. Children in the Navigators Program begin with Level I.
Lunch is provided for all full-day campers, four days a week, including a barbecue once a week. On field trip days, campers need to bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.
All full-day campers take weekly field trips around the Chicago area. Campers will travel by school bus to off-campus field trips. Camp Discovery campers might have special field trips locally.
Latin Day Camp encourages the highest standards of honorable conduct, civility, and a sense of fair play as is consistent with the student standards of behavior of The Latin School. Children enrolled in Day Camp are expected to be polite to their fellow campers, counselors, and other camp or school personnel, and to respect the property of others and the school. Campers are not to leave the building on their own, and they are expected to be with their assigned camp groups at all times. Latin Day Camp reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any camper the opportunity to participate in camp if the child's social conduct or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory by the camp administration.
Photo practice statement
Latin occasionally takes photos for use in print and electronic publications and for archival purposes. If you have any questions about this practice, or the use of your child's photograph, please contact Latin's Communications Office at 312.582.6072.