About/Contact PREP

Patriot Recreation Education Program
The Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) at Stevenson High School exists to help you reach your personal, professional, and recreational goals through our affordable, high-quality community education programs for youth and adults year-round.

Proudly serving the communities of Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Long Grove, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Riverwoods and beyond.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The PREP Office is located in Room 3040, near the Circle Drive and parking lot B, adjacent to the Main Office.

Contact Us
Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP)
One Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Phone: 847-415-4145
Fax: 847-634-7286

Or complete the contact form below:

Register/Find a Course

If you haven't registered for any PREP classes since the fall of 2018, you'll need to create a new account.

When registering for summer camps, please mark your child with their new grade in the fall.



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Camp Patriot

2019 Camp Dates
June 10-Aug. 9 (no camp the week of July 4)

Our new registration software is custom-designed for us! You have the option to select the weeks of registration you’d like, and the days of the week for before- or after-camp care. This flexibility will help you better fit camp into your schedule. The idea is to make it as easy on you as possible!

Full day: $375/week
Half day: $225/week *
* Half-day camp is only available to campers enrolled in other PREP summer programs (engineering, theater, sports, STEM morning camps).

Lunch, swim lessons, and field trips are included in the registration fee.

10% discount if you register before Jan. 1, 2019 

10% down payment required. All payments must be made in full by April 15, 2019.

As a parent, we're sure you have lots of questions. Below are answers to some common questions. If you have more, please don't hesitate to call or email:

Isaac Brubaker

Camp Patriot FAQ

Does Camp Patriot Provide Food?

Lunch and snacks are provided for all campers. To see what we're serving, take a look at our Camp Menu below. If your child doesn’t want what we’re serving for lunch, please pack a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.

camp patriot menu

Where is Camper Drop Off and Pick Up?

Camper Drop Off

If parents are dropping off during before-camp care:
We will be outside starting at 7 a.m. for parents to drop off their campers in parking lot E. We’ll enter the building through the Sports Center entrance, and take the campers to Room 2104. There is no sign-in required, but we will check the campers in.

If parents are dropping off between 8:30 and 9:00:
Staff will be in the Sports Center drive to collect campers from parent’s vehicles and escort them to 2104.

Camper Pick Up

All campers must be signed out with the group when parents pick up. This procedure ensures the safety of our campers. Parents/guardians should park in lot E and enter the building through the doors near the Sports Center. Please be prepared to show ID when picking up your camper.

campus map

Who Can Attend Camp?

Camp Patriot is open to all campers who are entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall. We welcome everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, orientation, country of origin, or color of skin. We're all here to have a good time and no one should be excluded.

Who Are the Staff?

Our seasonal staff is comprised of high school and college-aged counselors (but we call them Role Models). Stevenson High School teachers and coaches also help lead some of our specialized activities! We work hard to keep our ratios around 1:6 during the day and even lower during specialized activities.

Will My Camper Get Swim Lessons?

Yes, we provide daily swim lessons at the Stevenson High School pool. All lessons are taught by the staff at the Patriot Aquatic Club while CP Role Models assist in the pool. We firmly believe swimming is a critical life-skill. Once our campers can be safe in the water, then they can use swimming for recreation and athletics! For more information, visit or reach out to Megan O’Sullivan at

camp patriot swimmer

Do I Have to Pay All at Once?

No, you must make a down payment of 10% per session during our Early Bird registration (until Jan. 1). All payments must be made in full by April 15.

What If I Change My Mind? (Refund Policy)

No worries. If cancellation is necessary, notification must be in writing. You may email with your written notification. Refunds will be granted on the following basis once notification is received:

- Full refund if request is made two weeks prior to the start of camp.

- Less than two weeks prior to the start of camp, we will refund your fees paid, less 10%.

- After the start of camp, no refunds will be given except for documented injury or illness.

All refund requests must be made in writing to the PREP office at There will be no refunds or prorating for days that are periodically missed throughout a session. Refunds are not given to campers dismissed for disciplinary issues. It is the responsibility of the parent to inform the camp in writing of their child’s withdrawal from the program. Therefore, if the camp is not informed of termination the parent is still responsible for payment.

What Does It Mean to be “Relentless”?

We don't have to be the biggest camp around; we just want to be the best. Every day we'll work to make sure that your kids get an experience unlike anywhere else!

every single day camper

What is the Daily Schedule Like?

Daily activities are led by counselors and professional staff. These may include art, cooking, dance, drama, fishing, music, sports, STEM, and daily swim lessons in our indoor, heated pool.

Our schedule changes depending on the day and on your camper! Older campers get the opportunity to choose some of their activities, giving them ownership and allowing them to practice decision making skills.

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Are There Extended Care Opportunities?

Camp Patriot offers before camp care from 7 a.m. until camp starts at 9. After-camp care is also available until 6 p.m.

Half-day camp is available to campers who have signed up for another PREP camp (engineering, theater, sports, STEM morning camps).

More information and extended day pricing is available on our registration page.

Important Forms, Information & Policies

Mabel's Labels
It's best if you label all your camper’s items. Mabel’s Labels offers options for all of your items, including those that go in the dishwasher! Find Camp Patriot in the dropdown menu under “Select Your Camp.”

Social Media
We’ll be posting all of the pictures we take at camp on Perfect Mind throughout the summer! For the safety and security of all campers, these pictures are only accessible to registrants, but you’re welcome to download and share the pictures of your camper with friends and family! We also will be posting some pictures daily on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Camper Intake & Shirt Size

Authorized Pick Up Form

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Work for Camp Patriot

Camp Patriot begins hiring staff every November for the following summer. Open positions will include:

Counselors (Role Models): Our camp Role Models will work directly with our K-8 campers. Job duties include, but are not limited to: singing songs, leading games, playing sports, making art, swimming, and, above all, keeping every child safe!

Camp Assistant: No one at camp is an island. We all need help and this role is exactly that! The camp assistant will help set up, take down, organize, and make sure that everything runs smoothly!

Camp Photographer: There's nothing worse than a parent asking their camper what they did that day and hearing "nothing". Your job will be to document the ins and outs of camp! We have a goal of getting one great picture of every camper every day for the parents to ogle over! We want them to see their camper having fun, trying new things, and growing. You should expect to be busy, moving all over the building to try to capture as much of camp as you can in both photo and video.

Specialists: If you have a skill that you think campers would like to learn, let us know! These include, but are not limited to, art, archery, cooking, fishing, crafts, sports, music, dance, drama, and STEM. These positions are open to faculty and staff.

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A Note to Parents of Potential Counselors:

Hi! I'm so glad you're interested in your child being a part of the Camp Patriot staff. Part of what we try to encourage and develop is a sense of personal responsibility and investment in the program. What that means for you is that you should pass along my information to your child and let them reach out. I'm happy to answer questions and set up interviews with them directly.

I'm sure you're awesome! Really and truly! We're going to trust them with the safety of children. Trust that you've done a great job raising your kids and let them earn their place here at Camp Patriot!

Contact me with any questions.

Isaac Brubaker

Private Music Lessons

Stevenson PREP is proud to offer high-quality, affordable private music lessons for all ages and skill levels. Suzuki lessons for violin and cello may start as early as age 4. Piano lessons typically may start from age 5. Adult students are welcome!

Private Lessons for Non-SHS Students
To register for music lessons, please complete an Online Inquiry Form to be placed with a teacher and lesson time. You may also contact the PREP office via email at or at 847-415-4145.  Students will then be assigned a code for online registration.

If you have already been assigned a registration code, please click here to complete the Music Lesson Registration.


Private Lessons for Current SHS Students

Private Lessons for Current SHS Students
This information only pertains to current Stevenson High School students enrolled in a SHS music course.

Instructions for Students and Parents

 Please download and read the Music Department Private Music Lesson Guidelines.

• Please print and complete a PML Application Form 2018-2019 and turn it in to your music faculty, PREP office, or private teacher any timeYou may also fill out the Private Music Lesson Application online.

 Once a teacher has been assigned, the teacher will contact you to discuss lesson day/time. You will then receive an email from the Stevenson PREP office with online registration instructions.

 Students must register for the full semester (or remainder of semester from start date). Students are strongly encouraged to continue lessons for the full school year.

Registration must be completed and fees paid in full before the first lesson of each semester.

2018-19 Lesson Rates (current SHS students only): 
During School Day                 
Half period: $27
Full period: $54                       

Before/After School 
30-min.: $32
45-min.: $48
60-min.: $64

If you have questions about the program, please contact your student’s band, choir or orchestra teacher.



Will I receive confirmation of enrollment?
Confirmations will be sent within seven business days of receipt of your registration.

Age and Eligibility
Participants must be the appropriate age on the first day of class or entering the appropriate grade in the fall of the current calendar year. Adult classes are for participants 16 years or older, unless otherwise specified.

Americans With Disabilities Act
The Patriot Recreation Education Program will not discriminate against eligible residents for participation on the basis of a disabling condition. We invite any community member with a special need to contact our staff upon registration so that a smooth inclusion may occur.

Do I need insurance?
For insurance purposes, PREP programs and activities require a signed waiver. PREP is not responsible for supervision of children arriving on site prior to or remaining on site after the established program times.

Can I make up classes missed ?
In order to preserve the safety of the participant-to-staff ratio and the quality of the classes, PREP does not provide for or allow make-up classes. There will be make-up classes for classes missed which are caused by PREP. 

Does PREP prorate?
No, PREP does not prorate for any of its camps, classes or programs. 

Can I withdraw from a class?
We will issue a full refund of the fee paid prior to two weeks before the start of the program (one week for sports camps). Less than two weeks prior to a program's start date, we will refund your fee paid less 10%. After the start of the program, no refunds will be given. Written requests can be submitted via email to

How do I register for classes?
You may register online, mail, or drop off your forms to the PREP Office in Room 3040. 

Registrations will be processed by the date received. PREP will return any illegible or in-complete registration.

Who provides transportation?
Transportation for all courses is the responsibility of the participant or parent unless expressly indicated.

Can I transfer to another class?
When class size permits, participants may request a transfer from one program to another in writing, one week prior to class start.

How do I get the Senior Fee?

Participants age 60 or older are eligible to receive the Senior Fee on select classes. Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Seniors may register for selected PREP classes at a reduced fee, provided the minimum enrollment for the class is met (selected classes have senior pricing listed in their description). Textbook, food supply fees, etc are additional. No other discounts apply.

Can I smoke on campus?
The District 125 non-smoking policy prohibits smoking on the Stevenson premises for students, faculty and visitors. 

What happens when a class is full?
When a class reaches its maximum enrollment a waiting list is established. If an opening occurs, or a new class is formed, you will be notified.

Is PREP looking for instructors?
PREP is always looking for talented individuals to teach classes. Contact us at 847-415-4145.

PREP Policies Acknowledgment
All participants must agree to the following prior to participating in any of our programs:

Acknowledgement, Waiver and Insurance Information
We/I the participant or parent(s)/guardian(s) of a participant in PREP program(s) at Stevenson High School, recognize(s) and acknowledge(s) that there are risks of physical injury including serious personal injury, paralysis, death, damages, medical care expenses, or loss which may be sustained as a result of participating in any or all such activities connected with or associated with these program(s). Our/my son/daughter is permitted to participate in all such activities.

We/I understand that the School District does not provide health/accident insurance for participants in such programs. We/I the participant(s) or parent(s)/guardian(s) understand that we/I become responsible for the payment of medical expenses for the care and treatment, including continuing care and treatment, of ourselves/myself or our/my son/daughter as a result of a personal injury or other loss of any type incurred during participation in the PREP program of this School District. We/I hereby waive all claims against Stevenson High School District 125, and any corporate entities, their employees and agents which are offering PREP classes, including but not limited to medical expenses, personal expenses or other loss or damage, we/I may have/or incur as a result of our/my participation or my son/daughter's participation in any program at Stevenson High School District 125 and release and discharge said School District including its board members, administrators, officers, agents, servants and employees, and any corporate entities, their employees, and agents which are offering PREP classes of and from any such expenses. I have read and fully understand and accept the program details, policies, procedures, waiver and release of all claims.

I hereby give my permission for myself/my child to participate in the SHS PREP Program. Further, I authorize qualified medical personnel to provide emergency treatment of any injury or illness that may be experienced if they consider treatment necessary, or perform the treatment. This authorization is granted only if I/my emergency contact cannot be reached and a reasonable effort has been made to do so. I am aware that participation is a potentially dangerous activity. I assume all risks associated with participation PREP, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and other reasonable risk conditions associated with the programs. All such risks to are known and appreciated by me. I understand this conforming consent and agreement to its conditions.

Publicity Consent
PREP reserves the right to photograph/video its programs for documentation and publicity purposes. I consent that the student(s) being registered may be included in images/video for these purposes.

Withdrawal Policy 
We will issue a full refund of the fee paid prior to two weeks before the start of the program. Less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date, we will refund your fee paid less 10%. After the start of a program, no refunds will be given.

Online Learning (Ed2Go)

Whether your goals are related to career development, acquisition of new skills and knowledge or for you own personal enrichment, our Ed2Go program has online classes to help you reach your goals. These instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. Most courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. The best part is that you can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at anytime of the day or night. Visit to get started.

Junior Patriot Basketball

The cost of the league is $600, uniforms are provided by the school, and each player gets a practice jersey and shooting shirt to keep. Questions? Contact PREP/IM Coordinator Aaron Wellington at or call 847-415-4141.

The Junior Patriot Feeder basketball program is for 6th-8th grade boys and girls that live in District 125. This highly competitive basketball program teaches fundamental offensive and defensive skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Each team will have practices (typically at Stevenson) and play in competitive games and tournaments throughout the season. The season runs from November to March. Tryouts begin in October. There will be up to two teams in each grade level, so there will be cuts depending upon the number of players that try out. The following links will bring you to a website with details about our program and the tryouts.

CLICK HERE to see the Patriot Girls web page
CLICK HERE to see the Patriot Boys web page

Program Goals

Goal #1: Provide an opportunity for 6th-8th grade boys and girls that reside in District 125 to participate in a competitive basketball program. 
Goal #2: Teach fundamental offensive and defensive skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Register Here (we have new registration software so you'll need to create a new account)

6th Grade Boys

7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Boys

6th Grade Girls

7th Grade Girls

8th Grade Girls

We don't plan on any accidents during our program, but we want to make sure that our Concussion Care Protocol is public.

Teach for PREP

Would you like to share your knowledge and get paid for it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you could be an instructor for PREP. We accept course proposals on an on-going basis, so if you have a fabulous idea for a course, just fill out this form and we will be in contact with you.