Discovery Camp

A fun-filled summer of learning, exploration, and making memories with friends!
Discovery Camp 2023

Discovery Camp 2024 Registration will OPEN Monday, April 8 at 4pm.  Discovery Camp 2024 Registration will CLOSE on Friday, May 17, at 11:59pm!

Discovery Camp 2024 Fees - 4-5 year olds

Discovery Camp 2024 Fees - 1st through 8th grade

Registration Form

Tuition Express Form

Liability Form

2024 Discovery Camp:  FAQ Page

School Age Camp Registration

4-5 Year Camp Registration

*Please note that a 3% processing fee will be added for all credit card transactions.  We do not accept American Express.

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
1 Corinthians 9:25, NIV

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.

4 and 5 year olds

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.

A Discovery Camp informational session will be held virtually on Thursday, April 18, from 7-8pm.  The link to the virtual session can be found here:  Copy and paste the link into your browser to join the meeting.
Email the Director at

2024 Schedule

Week 1 (June 5-7): Gymnastics
Field Trip: The Zone

Week 2 (June 10-14): Basketball
Field Trip: Chicago Dogs (3rd-8th)
Field Trip: Kid’s Empire (PreK-2nd)

Week 3 (June 17-21): Scuba
Diving into friendship with God (VBS)
Field Trip: Animal Show

Week 4 (June 24 - June 28): Golf
Field Trip: Morton Arboretum

Week 5 (July 1 - July 3): Cycling
*NO CAMP July 4th & 5th*
Field Trip: Inside Out 2

Week 6 (July 8-12): Surfing
Field Trip: Enchanted Castle

Week 7 (July 15-19): Volleyball
Field Trip: The Amazing Gary Magic Show

Week 8 (July 22-26): Football
Field Trip: Water Works

Week 9 (July 29-August 2): Archery
Field Trip: Christies Dairy Delights (PreK-2nd)
Field Trip: Feed My Starving Children (3rd-8th)

Week 10 (August 5-7): Track and Field
Field Trip: Foam Party

*Field Trip Schedule is TBD and subject to change*

Enroll early, as registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. We strive to accept as many camp registrations as possible. A completed Registration Form, Liability Form, and Tuition Express Form must be submitted at the time of registration via the Google Form. 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, please click the appropriate Google Form link (e.g., 4–5 Year Camp Registration or School-Age Camp Registration). No registration forms will be accepted via hardcopy or email this year. 

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 $10 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). No changes to a camper’s schedule can be made after registration is submitted. Refunds for missed days are not given. There are no make-up days for missed days, regardless of reason. Camp fees include a light breakfast, snack, crafts and activities, and a camp t-shirt. Campers must bring their own lunches daily and purchase a Palatine Pool pass or punch card. Please refer to the Discovery Camp FAQ document under the registration section for additional information.