We are going away for the July 4th weekend, do we pay for days my child doesn’t attend camp?
Camp will be in session July 3rd and July 6th, therefore we cannot issue credit for those days. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will be coming late or leaving early so we can accommodate accordingly!
Do I have to register in advance?
Yes, registration for each session closes two weeks prior to start date. Please email our Camp Director, Cheryl Cepuran directly at cheryl@core4skills.com for outstanding circumstances.
Can I pay the day of my class?
No, we require payment in advance In order to finalize your registration. It’s the best way for us to have an accurate headcount for the camp courses and have adequate supplies for the session.
What is the payment and cancellation policy?
Payment is due at the time of registration in order to secure your camper’s spot in camp. In the event that you need to cancel the registration, we would first like to encourage you to simply move to another session so your child can have the experience of summer camp. However, we understand that things come up and you may need to cancel all together. To do so, please call or email us with this information.

  • If you cancel with more than 30 days till the session start date, then you will receive all money paid
  • 15-30 days until the session start date, 50% refund
  • 2 weeks prior to start of camp session = NO REFUND

We understand that medical issues may arise over the summer or just as your child is set to attend camp. Please call us as soon as possible to inform us of your need to cancel. We will ask that you submit a written excuse from your child’s physician. If you child is sick and there is time and room, we will work with you to switch your camper to a later session.

Can I switch camp sessions for my child?
We can accommodate a change in enrollment for camp sessions with reasonable notice and availability.
Can my child attend split sessions?
Each two-week session is it’s own individual camp and we cannot accommodate split sessions.
How much does it cost? What does camp include?
The cost of the camp is $995 which covers 2 weeks (10 days) of day camp from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Lunch is included. A discounted rate of $845 will apply for early registrations (before April 1st, 2015) Skills are taught in fun and interactive classes and through hands-on activities.
What is the fee for early drop-off?
Early Drop-off is available 8:30am – 9:00am. We will provide breakfast and supervised outdoor activities for an additional $15 per day (Additional $150 for full camp session).
What ages are the camps designed for?
The camp is designed for kids entering or finishing grades 6-8, or who fall within 11 – 14 yrs. of age.
Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?
The curriculum for each camp session is designed for a two week implementation. A child may sign up for more than one session but they will go through the same activities and curriculum.
Can I request my child be placed in the same group as their friends?
We will try to honor any requests for same-group placements but can not guarantee placement.
Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes, we offer a $100 discount for siblings enrolled in the 2015 summer sessions.
Do you provide a bus for pick-up and drop off?
Core4 Camp doesn’t have designated bus for pick-up and drop-off. Camp is located close to the North/Clybourn Red line stop and CTA Buses #8, 72 and 132. We also have bicycle racks available onsite.
Is lunch provided, is there a menu or is it pre-selected?
Lunch will be provided daily for students and will follow a pre-selected menu posted online. We will make sure a meal is available for your child that abides by medical and dietary restrictions.
Is the camp nut-free?
Core4 Camp is nut-free. Please make sure to indicate any food or nut allergies on your child’s application.
My child has an allergy or dietary restriction. Can you accommodate?
We do our best to accommodate allergies/dietary restrictions. When you set up your child’s profile (whether online or with our staff by phone), be sure to provide allergy information, and make sure to update it as necessary. Please also indicate the severity of the allergy (for example, whether your child can be around the relevant food, and whether ingredients processed on shared equipment or in a shared facility are okay). Any doctors notes or directions are welcome to be places in your child’s file.
What is the camper to instructor ratio?
We strive for an 18 camper to one instructor ratio. The class size varies slightly according to the number of campers for each session and a Jr.Counselor will facilitate with larger groups, as needed.
What if my child is sick or something else comes up?
Please review our Class Cancellation Policy.
Does my child need to bring anything?
Your child just needs to bring a good attitude and a willingness to participate.
What should my child wear to camp?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes that are appropriate for physical activity such as walking, stretching and running. Please send students to camp in closed toe shoes or sneakers.

Contact Us

Core4 Skills, Inc
Chicago, IL



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