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Camps

Flying High is proud to offer day camp to children ages 4-12 years when school is out of session. Our caring day camp staff keeps your camper entertained with activities that keep their brains and bodies learning and engaged all day long. We offer a flexible and convenient full-day and half-day schedule including extended care options perfect for today’s working parent.

Scroll down the page to see all of the camps offered!

No School Day Camps 2017-2018

When school is out for holiday breaks Flying High's Day Camp is in! Check out the days our camp is in session below and keep your child off the couch and learning at Flying High!

No School Day Camp Dates & Themes:

  • Institute Day- Friday, Nov 3rd 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day-  Monday, Jan 15th 2018
    • Theme is "Goin' Green".  By helping to instill a send of pride in being eco-friendly, kids can learn at a young age to actively protect their planet.
  • Institute Day- Friday, Feb 16th 2018
  • President's Day-  Monday, Feb 19th 2018
    • Theme is "Stars and Stripes".  The white days of winter are here, but don't let that cold get you feeling blue!  Today we celelbrate our great country with a Red, White, and Blue theme.  So pack your Uncle Sam hats, American Flag apparel, and plenty of energy because the only thing we want turning red is your face of exhaustion!
  • Institute Day- Thursday, March 8th 2018
  • Institute Day- Monday, April 23 2018

REGISTER FOR A FULL DAY OF NO SCHOOL DAY CAMP

REGISTER FOR A HALF DAY OF NO SCHOOL DAY CAMP

Fall Break Camp 2017

Fall Break Camp will run Nov 20-Nov 22 with a Field Trip Day on Nov 21!  Camp runs from 9am-4pm daily with extended care options available.  Camps are for children ages 4-12.  

This year's Fall Break Camp Theme is "Turkey Bowl".  Traditional Super Bowl theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports & fitness activities, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, and field trip centered around theme.  Field Trip will be on 11/21 to the Children's Museum located in Navy Pier.

 REGISTER FOR THE FULL WEEK OF FALL BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR A FULL DAY OF FALL BREAK CAMP

 REGISTer FOR A HALF DAY OF FALL BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR  THE FIELD TRIP DAY OF FALL BREAK CAMP

Winter Break Camp 2017/2018

Winter Break camp will run Dec 22, Dec 26-Dec 29, and Jan 2-Jan 5 with Field Trip Days being on Dec 26 and Jan 2. Camp runs from 9am-4pm daily with extended care available.  Camps are for children ages 4-12.  

The first Week of Winter Break Camp is Themed "The Night After Xmas", based on the well-known poem "Twas Night Before Christmas".  The holidays aren't over yet!  The second Week of Winter Break Camp is Themed "Camp Spirit Week".  Show us your Camp Spirit through team banners, goofy hats, crazy socks, crazy hair day, mismatch day, and so much more!  Let's start the New Year being silly and creative beyond the 'usual school clothes'.  Field Trip Info coming soon!

REGISTER FOR A FULL WEEK OF WINTER BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR A FULL DAY OF WINTER BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR A HALF DAY OF WINTER BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR A FIELD TRIP DAY OF WINTER BREAK CAMP

 

Spring Break Camp 2018

Spring Break Camp will run March 26-March 30 and April 2.  Camp runs from 9am-4pm daily with extended care available.  Camps are for children ages 4-12.  

This year's Spring Break Camp is themed "Thing 1 & Thing 2".  Find your inner creativity as we climb into the colorful worlds of Dr. Suess!  From Cat in the Hat to Horton Hears a Who we are all running around like Thing 1 and Thing 2 just having a blast at camp!

REGISTER FOR THE FULL WEEK OF SPRING BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR A FULL DAY OF SPRING BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR A HALF DAY OF SPRING BREAK CAMP

REGISTER FOR THE FIELD TRIP DAY OF SPRING BREAK CAMP

 

Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018 dates coming soon!! Our Summer Camp is a popular pick for area parents looking to make sure their child’s summer break is well balanced with fun, discovery & learning. Kids ages 4-12 years old are welcome to join us for the entire summer.  Or join us for part of the summer thanks to our flexi-schedule which is perfect for the child and family on the go!  

Check out some of our Summer Camp activities:

  • Weekly Field trips! Previous Field Trips have been to Lincoln Park Zoo, Morton Arboretum, Field Museum, Adler Planaterium, Oak Brook Pool, Rhem Pool and Park, and more!
  • Science experiments!
  • Open Gym Time in our 20,000 square foot facility!
  • Independent reading time!
  • Arts & Crafts!
  • Specialty classes such as Martial Arts, Gymnastics,Ninja Zone, and Art!
  • Outdoor adventures!
  • Pizza Pajama Party every Thursday!
  • Special Guest Instructors!
  • Academic-based activities!

SCHEDULE:

There are no weekly commitments! Pick and choose between full weeks, full-days, half-days, and field trip days. We offer Summer Camp Monday through Friday!  Each week is a different theme.  Take a look at last year's themed weeks here.

Full Day: 9am-4pm
Half Day: 9am-11:30am OR 1:30pm-4:00pm
Field Trip Day: 9am-4pm

Because Flying High understands the needs of today's modern parent we proudly offer extended care options. We offer FREE Before and After care!! Before Care starts at 8am and After Care ends at 5:30pm.

Have additional questions we didn't answer? Read our Camp FAQs below!

CAMP 2017-2018 COST:

Full Week 9am - 4pm daily (cost includes field trip when applicable)

All 3 Days for Fall Break: $160 per child

All 4 Days for Winter Break: $210 per child/per week

All 5 Days for Spring Break: $230 per child

 

Daily Options:

Full Day (9am – 4pm)

$54 per child/per day

 

Half Day (9am - 11:30am or 1:30 - 4pm)

$30 per child/per day

 

Field Trip Day (9am – 4pm)

 $65 per child/per day

 

Extended Care (8am-9am and 4pm-5:30pm)

Before Care: FREE

After Care: FREE

 

All Campers (full time or part time) will be charged a non-refundable administration fee of $35 at time of registration.

Camp price does NOT include the price of lunch. Campers may either bring their own lunch or purchase a lunch package at our Cosmic Cafe!


COST SAVINGS:

Sibling Discounts 
Flying High is proud to offer discounts that enable siblings to share in the Camp experience together! Receive 10% off for second sibling and receive 15% off for third sibling!! Four plus siblings are FREE!


CAMP REGISTRATION:

Registration and payment is due one week prior to children’s start of camp. Walk-in spots may not be available on certain days in an effort to ensure we maintain optimal child/staff ratios. Please call ahead to confirm if space is available. All Field Trip campers must be registered one full week before the scheduled field trip.

If you have any additional questions or comments please contact our Main Office at mainoffice@flyinghighgym.com.

Faqs

What emergency procedures are in place?

ALL Flying High staff is trained in First Aid and CPR.  A first-aid kit is on site and easily accessible.  Staff members carry first-aid supplies and cell phones when children are out of the building.  Fire, tornado, power outage, and serious injury procedures are in place and staff is fully trained in each area.  It is the parent’s responsibility to provide an emergency phone contact daily.  

What if I am running late to pick up my child from camp?

Please give us a courtesy call to make us aware of the situation.  We will keep your child in our care until you arrive (see Parent Handbook for exceptions).  Based on the situation, you may be charged a fee for the extra time.

What if someone else will be picking my child up from camp?

Please notify staff of this as soon as possible.  You may leave a note for staff, tell a staff member in person at drop off, or call or email as soon as possible.  Children will not be released to an unauthorized pick up pick-up person!

What if I have to pick up my child early or drop my child off late?

Please notify the Camp Director and/or Front Desk as soon as possible.  You can do so by emailing mainoffice@flyinghighgym.com or calling 708-352-3099.

What is the drop-off/pick-up procedure?

 Parents will drop-off and pick-up their child in our homeroom on the second floor.  An adult MUST sign the child in and out of camp every day! 

What if we are members and my child has class on camp day?

No problem!  If your child is attending camp and has a Flying High class anytime during camp hours, our staff will be sure to get your child to and from class! 

Is Before and/or After Care available?

Yes!  Before Care is available Monday-Friday from 8am-9am.  There is NO fee for Before Care!  After Care is available Monday-Friday from 4-5:40pm.  The fee for After Care is $10.00 per child/per day. 

What savings are offered?

You will receive savings if your sign up multiple siblings.  

What if my child only signed up for one week but has so much fun he/she wants to come back?

Great!  You do not need to pay the supplemental insurance fee again.  Simply stop at the front desk to sign up and make payment for additional days/weeks.  Payment for additional weeks must be received by Monday morning of the first additional week or by the morning of for each additional day.

When is payment due?

Payment is due before your child will begin attending summer camp.  All payments are made at the front desk.

How do I purchase lunch for my child/children from the Cosmic Café?

If you would like to purchase a lunch package, you can do so from the Cosmic Café for $5.00.  Packages include a main course, side item, and dessert.  Payment can be made in advance via cash, credit card, or check at the front desk.  Cash payments may be made in the camp room when lunch order is placed.  When paying with cash in the camp room, please have exact change.   Change may be unavailable in the mornings. 

All lunch orders are placed during sign in time.  Forms will be available each morning in our homeroom on the second floor.

Lunch packages and other café items may also be charged to your Flying High account.  Please see a staff member to set up a charge account.

Snack items may also be purchased from the café via cash or Flying High charge account.

What should my child bring every day?

Each child will be given a cubby when they arrive at Flying High.  This cubby will belong to the child for the entire time he/she is at camp.  Children should keep a bottle of sunscreen and change of clothes (just in case!) in their cubbie at all times.  Children should bring a bottle of water (for outside time) and a bag lunch every day (except Thursdays) or money to purchase lunch at our Cosmic Café.  A snack will provided by Flying High each day but children are more than welcome to bring one or to bring money to purchase one from the Cosmic Café. 

Remember, Flying High field trip shirts are required for field trip days!

What should my child wear?

Children should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing each day.  We will be participating in activities indoors and outdoors on a daily basis.  While in the building, children usually do not wear shoes.  While out of the building, it is important for children to wear athletic shoes so he/she can walk comfortably and participate in outdoor sports and games!  Please make sure your child wears athletic shoes every day or has a pair of athletic shoes to keep in his/her cubbie to use when needed.

All children that attend a field trip day will be given a Flying High field trip shirt.  It is REQUIRED, for safety reasons, that ALL children attending field trips wear this shirt!!  If your child does not wear his/her field trip shirt, he/she may not be permitted to attend the field trip.  Wearing this shirt is VERY important.

What is Pizza Pajama Party?

Every Thursday children get to wear their pajamas all day!! Children will participate in Open Gym, games, arts and crafts, and will have pizza for lunch!  We will spend the afternoon watching a different, age-appropriate movie every week.  Pizza Pajama Party days are a great way for children to unwind and relax after an action-packed week of camp!

How will I know what my will be doing all week?

All summer campers (members and nonmembers) will be required to fill out a registration form complete with an email address.  Through this address, you will receive a schedule of activities, important updates and reminders for the week(s) your child will be attending camp.  

When/what are the field trips?

Most field trips are scheduled for Tuesdays.  Examples of field trips include Oakbrook Indoor Pool and Outdoor Splash Pad, The Emerald City Children’s Theater, and Lincoln Park Zoo.  More specific information regarding field trips will be included in our Parent Handbook.

All children that attend a field trip day will be given a Flying High field trip shirt.  It is REQUIRED, for safety reasons, that ALL children attending field trips wear this shirt!!  If your child does not wear his/her field trip shirt, he/she may not be permitted to attend the field trip.  Wearing this shirt is VERY important.

Can I request that my child be grouped with his/her friends or siblings?

Yes!  Children are normally grouped based on age (ages 4-6 and ages 7-12), but exceptions can be made.

What will my child do all day?

Kids will be busy, busy, busy all day long!! They will participate in activities including: group games, safe science experiments, sports, arts and crafts, gymnastics, martial arts, zumba, playtime at the park, Open Gym, field trips, Pizza Pajama Party Thursdays and so much more!!

What is the staff/camper ratio?

 The ratio varies from 5/1-10/1 depending on the activity.

Can my child attend camp if we are not members of Flying High?

YES!  Membership is not necessary.

Where can I find specific information regarding all of your policies (i.e. refund policy, absence policy, discipline policy, etc)?

All parents will be given a Parent Handbook at the time of registration.  This handbook outlines all of our summer camp policies and included other important information.  It is the parents’ responsibility to read the handbook and to become familiar with our policies and procedures.

How old does my child need to be in order to attend camp?

All children ages 4-12 years are welcomed to join the fun.

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Countryside Location

5400 East Ave
Countryside, IL 60525
P: 708-352-3099
F: 708-589-7320
mainoffice@flyinghighgym.com