Discovery Camp

A fun-filled summer of learning, exploration, and making memories with friends!

Information for Discovery Camp 2023 is coming! Check back in March 2023

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To Register please print and fill out the registration forms and return them to the school office.

Registration Forms

Discovery Camp 2022 Fees - 4-5 year olds

Discovery Camp 2022 Fees - 1st through 8th grade

2022 Discovery Camp:  FAQ Page

*Please note that a 3% processing fee will be added for all credit card transactions

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10

About Discovery Camp
Immanuel offers a summer camp program for children from prekindergarten through those entering 8th grade this fall. All children are welcome and do not have to be current Immanuel students to attend. The program runs from the beginning of June until mid-August every summer. While Discovery Camp is one “big camp family,” a 4-5-year-old program is offered for children entering prekindergarten (minimum 4 years of age) and/or kindergarten in the fall and a school-aged program is offered for 1st-8th grade children. Half day options are only available for the 4-5-year-old program. Camp activities are designed to meet the needs of all age groups and ability levels.

Children are provided with supervised playtime, indoor and outdoor recreation, field trips, science/craft/cooking projects, and stimulating educational experiences. Activities are planned around weekly themes and include swimming at the Palatine Family Aquatic Center. Weekly field trips are included in the camp program. Children attending Discovery Camp will also participate in Immanuel’s Vacation Bible School.

Camp Counselors
Enthusiastic, energetic, and empathetic counselors provide high quality supervision and care at Discovery Camp. Counselors are selected based on his/her skill set, maturity, creativity, and sensitivity to the needs of all camp participants. Counselors receive extensive training in safety procedures, behavior management, social-emotional learning, and facilitation of camp activities prior to the start of camp and throughout the summer. Many Discovery Camp staff members are Alumni from Immanuel Lutheran School and have training in educational fields and experience working with children.

Email the Director at

2022 Schedule

Week 1 (June 8-10): Aladdin
Field Trip: Urban Air

Week 2 (June 13-17): Shrek
Field Trip: Morton Arboretum

Week 3 (June 20-24):
Vacation Bible School (Make Waves)
Field Trip: JP Wood Martial Arts Studio

Week 4 (June 27 - July 1): Wall-E
Field Trip: Santa’s Village

Week 5 (July 5 - July 8; No Camp July 4): Up
Field Trip: Minions Movie

Week 6 (July 11-15): How to Train Your Dragon
Field Trip: Medieval Times

Week 7 (July 18-22): Brave
Field Trip: Chiicago Dogs Baseball Game (3rd-8th)
Ball Factory (PreK-2nd)

Week 8 (July 25-29): Zootopia
Field Trip: Chicago Museum (TBD)

Week 9 (August 1-5): Coco
Field Trip: Timber Ridge Water Park

Week 10 (August 8-10): Onward
Field Trip: Fun Fest (onsite)

*Field Trip Schedule is TBD and subject to change*

Enroll early, as registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. Register early and take advantage of the early-bird pricing! A maximum number of students will be included in the 4-5-year old and school-aged programs to ensure appropriate camper-to-counselor ratios. To register your child, a completed registration packet must be filled out and emailed to the Director at

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Schedule & Fees
Discovery Camp is in session from 9am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. Before Care is offered from 7-9am and After Care is offered from 4-6pm at a rate of $8 per hour per child. Before and After Care will be billed on a weekly basis through Tuition Express. Campers may be registered for any number of days during the week across any of the weekly schedule (i.e., campers do not have to be registered for the same number of days each week). Changes to a camper’s schedule must be requested at least two weeks in advance. The Director will do her best to accommodate schedule changes, although requested changes cannot be guaranteed. Fees include breakfast, snack, and a camp t-shirt. Campers must bring their own lunches daily and purchase a Palatine Pool pass or punch card.