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The Evanston Ecology Center provides a unique opportunity for your child to explore nature, learn, and have an enjoyable experience in a fun and encouraging setting. This one-of-a-kind environmental summer camp, combined with enthusiastic staff with backgrounds in education, natural history and recreation, is sure to lead to a wonderful summer! We have programs designed for children entering preschool through grade nine.  There is a counselor in training program too for ages 12 to 14.


Here are the Ecology Center summer camps and their respective age ranges:

  • Wildflower: Ages 3 - 4.
  • EcoQuest Day Camp: Ages 5 - 7.
  • EcoTravelers Camp: Ages 8 - 9.
  • EcoExplorer Camp: Ages 10 - 11.
  • Summer Summit: Ages 5 - 11.
  • Ecology Counselor in Training: Ages 12 - 14.

MORE INFORMATION. To find out more about the following topics, see the City of Evanston's Summer Camps web page and magazine.

  • Details on individual camps
  • Transfer policy
  • Fee assistance/scholarships
  • Health/safety/ADA
  • Pick-up/drop-off
  • Pre- and post-camp care
  • Important information
  • Dates to remember


    Evanston Residents

    Each year (usually in February), Evanston residents will have an opportunity prior to non-residents to register for Ecology Center summer camps. Visit the City of Evanston's Summer Camps web page and magazine for this year's details and specfic dates or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

    Non Residents

    Registration for nonresidents begins about a week after Evanston registrants have their opportunity for early registration. After registration is open to both residents and non residents, non residents may register for camps online at

    , at all the recreation centers and by phone.

    A $25 deposit per camp section is due at enrollment. 

    Register Online

    To register online, click HERE.


    Call the friendly staff at the Evanston Ecology Center at (847) 448-8256.

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