C.A.R.E. and Restore Illinois 

Gurnee Park District is accepting limited registration for the before/after school program at Growing Tree Preschool as well as District 50 and District 56 schools. If you are in immediate need, please call Sabrina at 847-599-3746 to discuss enrollment options.  

Additional program details, including safety policies, can be found below. Should you have any additional questions, please contact the program supervisor, Sabrina Hinkens, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 847-599-3746.

Register for District 50 C.A.R.E. 

Register for District 56 C.A.R.E.

Register for Preschool C.A.R.E.

District 50 C.A.R.E. at Hunt Club Park Community Center

We offer quality after school care for children K-8th grade participating in Woodland’s Hybrid 50/50 Model.

Kindergarten - for AM kindergarten only, students will be bussed from school to Hunt Club Park Community Center after school. Children will need to bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle.

1st-3rd grade - students will be bussed from school to Hunt Club Park Community Center after school. Children will need to bring their own snacks and water bottle.

4th-8th grade - students will participate in Remote Learning at the park district as well as be bussed to/from school the days they attend in-person learning. Children will need to bring their own school supplies on Remote Learning Days, lunch, snacks and water bottle.

District 50 C.A.R.E. (Tuesday - Friday) 

AM Kindergarten     10:10a-5:30p

April 13 - April 30 

$480/month

AM Kindergarten     10:10a-5:30p

May 4 - June 6 

$808/month

1st-3rd Grade     1:40-5:30p

April 13 - April 30 

$228/month

1st-3rd Grade     1:40-5:30p

May 4 - June 6 

$438/month

4th-8th Grade GRP A     7:30a-5:30p

April 13 - April 30 

$344/month

4th-8th Grade GRP A     7:30a-5:30p

May 4 - June 6 

$728/month

4th-8th Grade GRP B     7:30a-5:30p

April 13 - April 30 

$460/month

4th-8th Grade GRP B     7:30a-5:30p

May 4 - June 6 

$612/month

District 56 at Viking Park Community Center

This program is contingent on District 56 returning to in-person learning and will follow the District 56 calendar. Students attending In-Person Learning will be bused from their school to the After School CARE program by the school district. (Viking Middle School students will walk to the program). Parents are responsible for contacting Gurnee Transportation to make busing arrangements.

Children will be required to wear a face covering and must be able to comply when asked by staff to wear their face covering. 

Registration is OPEN. Please note the schedule is subject to change based on District 56 Return to School Plan.  Click the link below to register for each week. 

Register for District 56 C.A.R.E.

District 56 C.A.R.E.

April 12 - 16     1:45 - 5:30pm

$95

April 19 - 23     1:45 - 5:30pm

$95

April 26 - 30     1:45 - 5:30pm

$95

May 3 - 7    1:45 - 5:30pm

$95

May 10 - 13    1:45 - 5:30pm

$76

May 17 - 21    1:45 - 5:30pm

$95

May 24 - 28    1:45 - 5:30pm

$95

June 1 - 4    1:45 - 5:30pm

$76

June 7 - 8    1:45 - 5:30pm

$40

Registration is OPEN. Please register for the number of weeks needed for after school CARE.  

Register for District 56 C.A.R.E.

Preschool C.A.R.E. Program

A variety of options are available for Preschool C.A.R.E. This program is available to students attending Growing Tree Preschool at Hunt Club Park Community Center. 

Children enrolled in Growing Tree Preschool will have fun with supervised play, crafts, games and outdoor activities. Children bring the appropriate outerwear each day so we can use our outdoor parks and facilities. Staff will escort children to/from their preschool class. This program is not in session on school days off. A calendar will be provided at the beginning of the school year.

Register for Preschool C.A.R.E.

GROWING TREE PRESCHOOL C.A.R.E.
Ages 3 - 5 

2-DAY Hunt Club

Times and Prices Vary

3-DAY Hunt Club

Times and Prices Vary

5-DAY Hunt Club

Times and Prices Vary

Supply List: C.A.R.E.

For all C.A.R.E. programs, we ask that majority of materials are brought from home. 

What to bring to C.A.R.E.

  • Face covering or mask 
  • All materials for remote learning: chrome book, ipad, headphones, pens/pencils, any additional supplies needed 
  • Container/bag or storage for all remote learning items
  • Snack 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Appropriate outerwear, as some activities may be held outside 

Register for C.A.R.E.

Days Off School 

Are you looking for something for your child to do on the next day off? Let us take care of the planning. Children will be required to wear a face covering. Registration closes one week prior to the program date. Days Off School days wil include fun, themed activities and take place at the Hunt Club Park Community Center. Parents/guardians can drop off anytime after 7:30 am. Pick up is available until 5:30 pm. 

What to bring to Days Off School 

  • Face covering or mask 
  • Lunch 
  • Water bottle 
  • Appropiate outerwear, as some activities may be held outside 
  • Athletic/gym shoes 

Register for Days Off School 

Transportation

District 50

Transportation is not available for District 50 students attending C.A.R.E at Hunt Club Park Community Center. 

District 56

Transportation is not available for District 56 students attending C.A.R.E at Hunt Club Park Community Center. 

 Payment Policy

All CARE payments will be set up via auto-pay. When registering, a minimum of one month's payment is due at the time of registration. All other payments for the full-day program will be billed bi-monthly on the 1st and 15th of each month. Payments for the half-day program (D50) will be billed once a month on the 15th. If you cancel prior to the school year starting, you may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. 

Refund Policy

If you cancel prior to the start of the program you may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. 

Once the program has started, prorated fees will not be given for partial month's attendance or withdrawal.

Please refer to the parent handbook for the complete payment policy and automatic payment Information.