Discovery Camp

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

Registration for 2023 Discovery Camp is now CLOSED!

Discovery Camp 2023 Fees - 4-5 year olds

Discovery Camp 2023 Fees - 1st through 8th grade

2023 Discovery Camp:  FAQ Page

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

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
Psalm 28:7

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.

Camp Orientation is June 1, 2023 from 6:30-7:30pm in the cafeteria!
Email the Director at

2023 Schedule

Week 1 (June 7-9): Just Dance
Field Trip: Trinity Gymnastics

Week 2 (June 12-16): Minecraft
Field Trip: Chicago Dogs (3rd-8th)
Field Trip: Pirate’s Cove (Pre-2nd)

Week 3 (June 20-23): Stellar
Shine Jesus’ Light (VBS)
*NO CAMP June 19th*
Field Trip: Mad Science

Week 4 (June 26 - June 30): Pokémon
Field Trip: Elemental (movie)

Week 5 (July 5 - July 7): NBA 2K
*NO CAMP July 3rd & 4th*
Field Trip: Thrown Elements Pottery

Week 6 (July 10-14): Mario Kart
Field Trip: Wicked Ball (1st-8th)
Field Trip: My Flavor It (Pre-kinder)

Week 7 (July 17-21): Candy Crush
Field Trip: Timber Ridge

Week 8 (July 24-28): Animal Crossing
Field Trip: Main Event

Week 9 (July 31 - August 4): Roblox
Field Trip: Morkes Chocolate

Week 10 (August 7-9): Onward
Field Trip: JP Wood Martial Arts

*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. We strive to accept as many camp registrations as possible. To register your child, a completed registration packet must be filled out and turned into the main school office. No registration forms will be accepted via 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 $9 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 the requested changes are not guaranteed. 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, and a camp t-shirt. Campers must bring their own lunches daily and purchase a Palatine Pool pass or punch card.