Fred's Camp is proud to offer a broad and flexible program encouraging campers
to participate and challenge themselves. Through creative and stimulating activities,
children will have the opportunity to develop physical coordination, awareness
of themselves as group members, self-esteem and sensitivity to their environment.


Experience The Fred’s Camp Difference

Junior camp consists of campers entering junior kindergarten through 1st grade. Boys and girls participate in a wide variety of sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball, flag-football to name a few. The excitement continues off campus with weekly field trips to water parks, children museums, and a few surprise trips along the way. 

Campers also receive weekly music, drama, dance, yoga, sport, and arts & crafts as a part of the curriculum. Campers participate in a variety of team building activities to facilitate positive group dynamics.

The week culminates on Friday afternoon with a tradition that dates back to 1994, Fred's Fabulous Franks, and Fred's Camp Unit Activities. Below are a few highlights from last summer. 

  • Extremely low camper to staff ratios, the best in camping!

  • American Red Cross Learn To Swim Program

  • Balanced, age-appropriate curriculum

  • Age-appropriate introduction to a wide variety of sports and large motor activities

  • “Kid-sized” equipment and playing fields

  • Daily programs to satisfy young children’s love of art, music, movement, and sports

  • Focus on Social and Emotional Development

  • Parent Swim Observation

  • Fred’s Follies- each and every Monday 

  • Weekly field trips

So many ways to explore, create, wonder, grow nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park with access to our air-conditioned inter-collegiate facilities.

Our junior campers will enjoy all of the other aspects of camp that make it so much fun like Theme Days, Carnival, Color War, Sports Clinics, Olympics, Scavenger Hunts, and much more

Throughout the summer kindergarten and 1st grade groups are greeted by local entertainers who bring their magic, juggling, and comedy to campers throughout the summer.


At Fred’s Camp we are committed to providing the highest level swim instruction in the camping industry. For the 2020 summer we will be teaming up with the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program. This progressive curriculum will focus on water safety, swimming basics and the four core swimming strokes. Please click here to learn more about our swimming curriculum. Swimming is held, rain or shine, 4 times a week, at the Ray Meyer Fitness Center. The ratio in the pool is 4:1 which provides a safe nurturing environment for everyone.

Senior Camp Color War

Senior Camp Color War


New Experiences and Awesome Variety for Our Senior Campers!

Senior camp consists of campers who are entering 2nd through 5th grade.

Fred’s Camp’s innovative program for allows campers to create an individualized Fred’s Camp experience.! Our choice-based program has an astounding array of specialized sports, arts and adventure activities. At Fred’s, we satisfy the mature camper’s appetite for variety and BIG FUN! Fred’s Camp offers a summer long calendar of exciting field trips and exciting events. Campers also enjoy athletic excitement with enhanced weekly League Play by participating in our sports track.

Our progressive swimming curriculum will focus on water safety, swimming basics and the four core swimming strokes. Please click here to learn more about our swimming curriculum.

In the morning campers will be grouped by age/gender. They will be led by the finest camp professionals in the business. In the afternoon campers will have the opportunity to choose their own adventure by self selecting one of two program choices (Click below to learn more).

Sports Track / Classic Camp FAQ

A Sampling Of Our Senior Camp Menu

  • Minimum of (2) swim periods per week

  • Tremendous range of sports, arts, and adventure activity options

  • Choice Scheduling—once per day our campers get to choose between two activities. For example, …classic track or sports track…you pick!

  • Sampler Menu is our weekly elective program where our campers can pick their favorite from a wide range of activities to participate, including sports, dance, and magic.

  • Weekly League Play in soccer, baseball/softball/basketball and football for our sports track athletes

  • Weekly field trips that will surely make a splash

  • Lock-In – Once per summer campers get a taste of overnight camp with an amazing day chock full of evening activities…and a sleepover (3rd-5th)


Remarkable, Rewarding Summer Camp FUN

Our middle-school campers know what they want, and Fred’s Camp listens! Tween Camp is when campers get more input into determining their own camp activities. Through our Sampler Menu elective program and expanded choice scheduling, campers can choose preferred activities from a tremendous range of athletic and creative possibilities. Tween campers also enjoy weekly traditional camp activities that have been a staple at Fred’s Camp since 1994. We provide our middle schoolers with a program rich in activities and a forum for self-expression.

Tween camp is a wonderful transitional program for campers entering grades 6-8, in which campers have a unique opportunity to further foster friendships they have built over the years and develop new ones.

  • Rising 6th-8th graders

  • Weekly double-swim period

  • Social and emotional development

  • Weekly theme days

  • Two field trips per week

  • Two extended-days per session

  • Magic Waters and 2nd session sleepover 

  • Wacky Wednesdays weekly pool party!

    And more – And of course our tween campers still enjoy all of the other aspects of camp that make it so much fun like Theme Days, Carnival, Color War, Sports Clinics, visiting acts and more…



For those working parents or parents in need of a longer camp day, we offer an extended day until 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Those choosing this program may do so during the application process or add it at a later day.


***Note: It is important to remember that any parent picking up a child later than 6:00 p.m. will be charged $1 per minute, per child. The late charge will be paid directly to the supervising counselors as compensation for extending their day beyond what was expected.