Access Kids Camp whenever you like — and only pay for what you need. Flat hourly, meal, sibling, and snack rates ensure there are no surprises. And if you find your schedule is more consistent than you thought, you can always upgrade to Flextime!
6:30 a.m. — 9 p.m.
6:30 a.m. — 10 p.m.
9 a.m. — 10 p.m.
Benefit from the ultimate value with a Flextime membership. Purchased hours are valid for an entire year — and the more you buy, the cheaper it is! You can still drop off any time with no ties and no monthly payments.
25 hours | $275 ($11/hour)
50 hours | $500 ($10/hour)
75 hours | $675 ($9/hour)
100 hours | $800 ($8/hour)
Fill out the Kids Camp paperwork. There are a variety of forms, so we recommend that you plan ahead before your child’s very first Kids Camp visit.
Bring your completed paperwork to Lodgic Kids Camp anytime we are open. Pay your annual membership enrollment fee, and choose a membership plan. While you're here, meet our directors, and get to know Kids Camp.
That’s it. You’re ready for your child’s first Kids Camp visit. Don’t forget to bring all your paperwork! You can upgrade, change or cancel your membership at any time.
Mon–Thurs, 6:30am – 9pm
Friday, 6:30am – 10pm
Saturday, 9am – 10pm
Jump in! Lodgic Kids Camp is a flexible, play-based learning environment of discovery and exploration. Intentionally designed for today’s on-the-go families who juggle priorities, Lodgic Kids Camp helps families balance what’s important to them by providing come-and-go, drop-in childcare that is safe, fun, and dependable. It is a high-quality early childhood education experience with a distinct focus on caring for others, social responsibility, and community contribution.
Experienced! Our Lodgic Kids Camp curriculum is a reimagined adaptation of our 100 year foundation and legacy, Mooseheart. Mooseheart was established in 1913 by the Loyal Order of Moose and began as a home and school in rural Illinois to care for children facing life circumstances beyond their control. Today, the Mooseheart flagship campus has grown so large it has its own ZIP Code and represents an unrivaled expertise in residential child development and building community character. We believe in and promote the promise of potential that is inside every child.
From the heart! Our six Big Moose Heart Values are the timeless pursuits that drive the Lodgic Kids Camp experience: Empathy, Caring, Respect, Kindness, Responsibility, and Service. These values are embedded into the Lodgic Kids Camp Curriculum where 26 specific social skills are modeled into the fun activities of every day.
Every moment! Our professionally trained staff focuses on being attentive to creating positive, lasting social and emotional competency. We aim to be ready for teachable moments that can happen at any time. Staff training also includes Lodgic Kids Camp curriculum, guidance strategies, state-required training, and ongoing early childhood professional development.
Nourishing! We believe in promoting healthy character and healthy bodies. We believe discovery and growth happen best with natural environments and wholesome materials. Our food is nutritious, and our play-based learning is styled to be outdoorsy, hands-on, and interactive.
The Lodgic Kids Camp environment is designed to foster creativity while empowering children as active participants in their own learning. The classroom is strategically staged for learning with attractive, age-appropriate, natural, authentic, and open-ended learning materials. Once the stage is set, teachers allow children to engage in deep exploration and carefully watch for opportunities to spontaneously facilitate the child’s learning in authentic teachable moments. Our classroom environment is designed for flexibility that constantly changes based on the varying needs, interests and the individual learning styles of the children.
Kids Camp learning environments are tailored to three developmentally appropriate age-based peer groups to grow minds, build character, and deliver fun. The Nest is a safe, joyful, nurturing, high-attention environment for your littlest ones to learn and play.
The Meadow fosters social and emotional skills-building in a fun, hands-on environment your preschoolers will love.
The Mountaintop is an inspiring, fun-forward adventure quest for your school-agers to thrive.
Explore the great outdoors! Tommy Moose and Friends live in the Heartland. It’s more than an outdoor playground— it’s a world of sunshine, discovery and adventure.
Lodgic Kids Camp safety systems and protocol include secure video monitoring, First Aid and CPR training, emergency contingency planning, standard precautions and medication administration protocols, and parent-text communication.
Lodgic Kids Camp welcomes Cherie Mondrella, a highly-credentialed and seasoned early childhood education expert from Moose International and Mooseheart Child City and School. Cherie’s areas of specialty include program and curriculum development, quality improvement of national daycare brand schools, and resolving operational issues at distressed schools for The Learning Care Group and for The Learning Experience. Cherie founded and operated Fun-Etics!, Inc., a Chicago-based company that has delivered foundational early learning experiences to over 75,000 children over the course of 16 years. As President of Fun-Etics, Inc., and as conference presenter for The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Cherie has also trained thousands of childcare directors and teachers to develop and manage quality programs to streamline operations, and to increase compliance performance with all regulating agencies.
A national expert, owner and operator of groundbreaking drop-in childcare, Melinda has advised the creation and development of Lodgic Kids Camp as “Flextime Learning by Mooseheart.” Melinda has been in the childcare industry since 1992, and has been a national catalyst in revolutionizing the drop-in child-care model. She spent 16 years serving as the Vice President of Operations for KidsTown's Colorado and Wyoming locations – a drop–in, child–care center – before launching her own child care consulting practice in July of 2018, specializing in state licensing standards.
A life-long contributing member of the Champaign-Urbana community, Jasmine has ten years of experience teaching in state licensed child care facilities, including LaPetite Academy, the national Head Start program, and a licensed group child care home. She is Director-Qualified with the state of Illinois’ Department of Child & Family Services with a comprehensive knowledge of state day care licensing standards. Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Care Education at Eastern Illinois University, Jasmine recently interned with regional supervisor of the Day Care Licensing Office within the Illinois Department of Child & Family Services.
Nutritious Lodgic Kids Camp meals are always prepared fresh and delivered directly from our on-site kitchen. Your child will be served a meal or a snack if he/she is present during our regular meal time or snack time. Meals and snacks are automatically tracked and conveniently added to your hourly drop-in fees. Meals are $5, and snacks are $3.
Meals: 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 6 p.m.
Snacks: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.
Lodgic Kids Camp operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If one-on-one care is determined necessary for your child, an increased hourly rate may be applied. Rates will be determined by the Director if further evaluation is necessary. Our goal is to develop a team-based plan with community resources, parents, and staff to help children be successful in a group childcare setting. If we are unable to meet your child’s needs, the Center Director can assist with the community resources to assist your family.
Lodgic Kids Camp can administer medication in most circumstances under strict protocols with written authorization from parents. Lodgic Kids Camp complies with the Nurse Practice Act. See the Kids Camp Director for Medication Authorization forms.
Illinois Department of Child and Family Services childcare provider ID #570111.
Staff are required to become certified in First Aid, CPR, and Standard Precautions.