DPS 61 Summer Camps 


    Decatur Public School District 61 has been on the forefront of a national movement toward providing meaningful, experiential summer learning in “camp” style programs.  DPS61 partners with leading local organizations like the Decatur Park District, the Decatur Family YMCA, Millikin University, and Richland Community College to provide summer programs for youth and adults alike.


              Available to all current students in grades 1-8 that can benefit from enrichment support in Reading and Math

              Available to all incoming Kindergarten students that will be attending DPS in the fall



    Charlotte Thompson




    Summer programs are all intentionally designed with the following core values:

    • Create meaning
    • Inspire action
    • Build community
    • Smile often

    Summer is an important, transformational time in everyone’s life.  We play, learn, grow and succeed unconstrained by traditional structures.  We want our entire community – regardless of age – to continue to grow and be the best citizens they can be.