What should I send my child to camp with?
Every day:
Gym shoes and socks, active-wear clothing, lunch (we have a refrigerator), a refillable water bottle, and sunscreen.

On swimming days:
Swimsuit, towel, camp t-shirt, and goggles

On fieldtrip days:
Camp t-shirt, and brown paper bag lunch with non-perishable items.


What should I NOT send my child to camp with?
Gum, cell phones, electronic devices, and any valuables.
What if my child has medications, sickness, and injuries?
Campers requiring medication during camp must have a signed medical authorization form. Please send the medication, clearly labeled with name and directions, with your camper on the first day and our director or assistant director will administer the medication as per your authorization.
What is the drop off and pickup procedure
Each day drop-off and pick-up will be on the east side of Philip Rogers School. This is a fenced in grassy area located on Jarvis and Washtenaw. We will be outside playing on nice weather days, or have someone to escort you inside on heat advisory or rainy days. We ask that each morning you greet a counselor so they can sign in and and sign out your child to assure the safest measures possible.
What does the camp fee include?

Camp Play-A-Lot T-Shirt
Camp activities from 8am – 4:30pm
Morning and afternoon snacks
Aftercare is available at an additional rate from 4:30pm-6pm
Will there be chances for me to visit my child at camp?
Yes, on the last day of camp there will be an end of camp party for families of all campers to see what we’ve been up to all summer long. Typically in July, we also have a “Bring your friend to Camp Day” where campers can register their non-PAL friends for one day of fun. A fee applies.
Is there camp on the 4th of July?
No, there is no camp on July 4th (or in 2020, on July 3rd) to allow families time to celebrate the holiday.
What is Camp PAL's code of conduct?
Camp PAL’s main imperatives are an emotionally/physically safe, healthy, and positive camp environment. We begin each summer with a community generated camp code that includes input from campers and staff members. Part of how we build positive relationships is by empowering campers to take ownership and pride in our camp from day 1. If at any time Camp leadership feels that we are unable to maintain these imperatives due to a campers’ behavior, in consultation with the family we reserve the right to recommend removal from camp. Behaviors that will not be tolerated at Camp PAL include: bullying, physical harm to self or others, excessive discipline issues based non-cooperation, vandalism or deliberate damage to property.
What is the best way to contact us?
Please feel free to email us at campplayalot@gmail.com to ask us questions, provide us with feedback or suggestions, and let us know how we’re doing! Camp director, Jenn Jacobs will be happy to get back to you in a timely manner.
(773) 875-2587
Philip Rogers Elementary School
7345 N. Washtenaw Chicago, IL 60645