Join the fun with MPD Camps! The Park District offers summer camps for ages 3 – 11 and holiday camps for K-5th grade, complete with optional before and after care. Camps are instructed by caring professionals who create an environment of adventure and fun, while encouraging positive social development, physical activity and emotional well-being. Campers create long-lasting friendships while learning new skills, playing favorite games, expressing creativity, and making lifelong memories!Summer campers enjoy weekly field trips and fun at Central Park Splash Pad. Camps are held at Central Park and the Hansen Community Center. Installment billing options are available for summer camps.  

Camp Chickadee 

Ages 3-5             

9 am – 12 pm     

3 and 5-day options

An exciting way for young campers to explore the outdoors, learn and play new games, enjoy the splash pad, and make new friends!

Camp Coyote 

Ages 5 – 11         

9 am – 4 pm      

3 and 5-day options


Campers adventure in the outdoors, use their creativity, discover and explore, and make new friends! Campers enjoy weekly field trips and fun at Central Park Splash Pad.

Holiday Camps

K-5th grade     

9 am – 4 pm         


Full-day holiday camps for K-5th grade students at Central Park and the Hansen Community Center during fall, winter and spring breaks.

Summer 2019 Camp Registration Form PDF

Summer Camp 2019 Parent Manual

For more information regarding Camp  contact us at 815-478-3324 Ext 203

Aveda Marotta

Aveda has worked with the Manhattan Park District for 13 years in the before and after school program, and also works at Nelson Ridge School caring for students at lunch and recess. Aveda is happily married with three children and two wonderful granddaughters.

Taylor Medeiros is the Site Director of The Den Before and After School Program. Taylorbegan working with The Den at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, but has more than ten years of experience with child care and before and after care programs. Working in childcare is her passion, and she loves having the opportunity to see each child grow and become amazing people. Taylor enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, baking delicious desserts and playing with her three cats.

Taylor Medeiros
Taylor Martinez

Taylor Martinez is a senior at Illinois State University andwas born and raised in Manhattan. She is an experienced child caregiver and enjoys working with The Den students. Taylor especially loves being back at Anna Mac because it brings back great memories of when she attended school there!

Sarah is new to The Den but absolutely enjoys being a part of the fun, and working with the students each afternoon. Sarah is planning to attend community college next year and will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Sarah Crost