Youth Services

The DuPage Township Youth Service Department was established to support and provide Youth Services to its residents. The Youth Department is dedicated to offering educational and recreational programs that provide guidance, direction, and encourage healthy life shaping decisions. Our goal is to provide and expose the youth to programs that are fun, offer prevention services, safety awareness, build self-esteem and self-confidence. Programs that are marked with an asterisk (*) are programs that have requirements in order for a child to participate. Please contact the DuPage Township at (630) 759-1317 for more information about our youth programs.

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a summer camp that allows children to enjoy 8 weeks of exciting activities and field trips, free of charge. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer, coaches lead their teams through various activities while working to enhance the children’s teamwork, leadership, and social skills.

Field trips occur once every other week to places like Pelican Harbor Water Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Wilderness Falls Mini Golf, and many more! You can check out some pictures from this year’s Summer Bridge and field trips at: www.facebook.com/dupagetownshipyouth

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:30AM-12:30PM

Where: Bulldog Park (behind Brooks Middle School)

Who: children going into K-8th grade

Tee It Up for Kids *

This is a program designed for youth who have no previous golf experience. The program runs as a week long summer camp and is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game as well as rules and etiquette.

*Must meet income qualifications

When: 8-9:30AM

Where: Bolingbrook Golf Club Academy (2001 Rodeo Dr. Bolingbrook)

Who: Children ages 7-12

Tools for School*

Through partnerships with the community, the Township is able to provide school supplies for families in need. Each student receives the essential supplies such as paper, pencils, and glue that will ensure he/she begins the school year with the tools he/she needs to be a successful student. Please contact the Township if you would like to donate any supplies.

*Must meet income Qualifications

“Under the Lights” Football Camp

Thanks to our partnerships with Bolingbrook High School and the Bolingbrook Trojans, DuPage Township offers a free, semi-intensive football camp that teaches youth many football fundamentals and prepares them for a big game at the end of the week.

Where: Bolingbrook High School

Who: Children ages 7-14

Cheer Camp

Bolingbrook High School Cheerleading Program and the Bolingbrook Trojans partnered with DuPage Township to offer a free cheer camp that teaches youth various cheers and stunts in preparation for a cheer exhibition at the Football Camp.

Where: Bolingbrook High School

Who: Children ages 7-14

STARS Middle School Convention

The STARS convention takes place each winter and includes students from each Valley View School District Middle School, as well as the two parochial schools within the Township boundaries. This day-long event is focused on helping students make healthy life decisions and to encourage their peers to do the same.

The DuPage Township office maintains a current list of local service providers who are able to meet a variety of youth and family needs.

Contact information:

Phone: (630) 759-1317

Email: youthdepartment@dupagetownship.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dupagetownshipyouth