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Kid’s Summer Camps…

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…Adventure Awaits.

This is the 2nd part of our series devoted to helping you find the best summer camp experience for your children.  You can find more camps in the March/April edition on our website. Just click on ‘Past Issues.’ There’s plenty of time for your child to experience a few camp sessions this summer. Register NOW!


College of DuPage Youth Academy
Kids entering grades K to 12 explore, grow and make friends through our popular summer camps and classes. Active and engaging learning experiences include topics sure to spark a student’s interest, from art to STEM and from public speaking to archery, COD Youth Academy brings the fun of summer, with the instructional quality and academic standards you expect from College of DuPage. Register today at (630) 942-2208. Visit us at

Summer Camps are designed for campers to challenge themselves, push their limits, gain a sense of empowerment and develop a sense of camaraderie while engaging in a variety of fun and healthy activities. Have Fun, Be Active! Located at 2050 Tower Drive, Glenview. For more info and reservations, please visit, Email: or call 224-432-5435.

Good Times Summer Day Camp
Offers campers an exciting and active program for children ages 4-12.  Each week is filled with incredible field trips, many hours of swimming, various sports, exciting guests, challenging crafts, special events, and a theme based cookout. We accommodate parent’s busy schedules by offering extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at no extra charge. Schedules are flexible – come only the days you want. Convenient locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. Busing available in some areas.  For more information, please call 847-680-4884 or visit

KidZone at TopGolf
Our half-day golf clinic includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing to the rules and etiquette, your kids will learn everything they need to know about the game of golf. Visit for more information!

Wheeling Park District
It’s Camp time at the Wheeling Park District! From Lil’ Campers and Tiny Tots to Adventure Camp, Sports Camp, Art Camp, Theater Camp, Dance Camp and Teen Camp, we offer options for ages one year to Grade 9. Payment plans, sibling discounts, and swim lessons available. Register today for memories and friendships to last a lifetime. Go to For more information, call 847-465-3333.

Schaumburg on Stage
Little Mermaid Musical Theater Camp
The camp will run for 6 weeks including performances-full costumes, lights, sound and sets from June 25 – July 28. Over 90 hours of instruction will include training in voice, drama, and dance to improve your theatre skills and enhance your natural talents! Participants are from the ages 8 – 19. Live performances run August 1 – August 5 at Barrington High School. For information or to register visit, email info@schaumburgonstage. org or call 847-345-0092.

Great Lakes Volleyball
Make sure to check out all the 2018 Great Lakes Volleyball Center Youth Volleyball summer camps. The Great Lakes Center Youth Academy is accepting girls and boys ages 2-14 for the GLCYA Fall, Club, Winter and Spring programs. All sessions focus on motor development and individual skill development by teaching both proper skill technique and introducing the young athlete to age appropriate game play as well for volleyball. The Great Lakes Volleyball Center is located at 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, IL. 60502. For more info call 630-898-6400 or visit FB: Great Lakes Center Youth Academy

University of Illinois
Summer Sport Camps
University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has committed itself to the development of well-rounded summer sport camps for boys and girls. Young athletes have the opportunity to learn more about their sport, improve their skills, create new friendships and have fun at the same time. Campers receive excellent coaching, experience campus life, and meet athletes from a variety of backgrounds. To learn more about specific camp offering go to

Salt Creek Ballet
Salt Creek Ballet provides excellence in dance education all year long. High level training also available for the summer: Join us for up to TWO WEEKS of Fairy Tale Ballet Camp and/or Creative Ballet Camp (July 30-August 10, M-F) for ages 3-7. Weekly ballet classes (June 18-July 27) also offered for ages 3-8. More information & other classes:, (630) 769-1199, 98 E Chicago Ave, Westmont, IL 60559.

Big Blue Swim School
We’ve reinvented swim lessons! Come discover just how much your child will grow in the pool — and out! Kids who learn to swim the right way gain confidence that positively impacts their entire life. It’s why we say life’s BIG moments start here™ at Big Blue. Conveniently located in Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Niles, Wilmette and coming to Chicago in 2019.  Check us out at or call us at 847-729-7665.

Rock ‘n’ Kids!
This summer, come out to sing, dance and play the Rock ‘n’ Kids way! Tot Rock and Kid Rock are structured music and movement programs for children ages 1-5 years that focus on imaginative play, sensory integration, fine and gross motor movements, rhythm skills and socialization, while utilizing a variety of rhythm instruments and props. Classes offered at park districts in the Northwest Suburbs. / 847-961-6584.

Elmhurst College Girls Basketball Camp
The goal of the camp is to create an entertaining environment for girls to learning the game of basketball.  We will focus on the fundamentals of the game both on the offensive and defensive end.  Campers will receive excellent coaching and develop friendships with their fellow campers. June 18 – 21. Kdg. Thru 8th grade. Elmhurst College Gym, 221 Walter St, Elmhurst. For more information: or call Tethnie Carrillo at 630-617-3144.

Plainfield Park District
Calling all Kids… Adventure awaits you this summer! Build memories, fun and friendship! Plainfield Park District is your place for all your summertime smiles! Located at 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield, IL. For more information, please call (815) 436-8812 or visit Follow us on social media and watch the progress of the new Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC) at 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield.

Hanover Park Park District
The Hanover Park Park District offers a verity of themed summer camps, including; Adventure Camp, Discovery Camp, Teen Camp, Sports & Splash Camp, Camp Sunrise and Camp Sunset. Summer Camp is for ages 4-14 and is divided into age groups.  Bus services also available for every camp, call 630.837.2468 for more information or click Register online or visit our administration office at 1919 Walnut Ave. Hanover Park IL, 60133.

Soccer Made in America
Welcome to Soccer Made in America Training Camp, a high quality program for players 4 – 17. The SMIA training program is designed to provide the most complete soccer training for both individual players and teams of all levels and abilities. Each camp is designed to teach players proper technical and tactical skills while enjoying playing the game of soccer. The SMIA clinicians are well recognized for providing personal attention to every participant. Since 1984 thousands of children have kicked the ball for the first time in a Soccer Made in America training program. Many have gone to compete at collegiate, professional, Olympic and national team levels. Come experience a great week at a Soccer Made in America camp. For camp schedule go to or call 630-257-6900 for more information.

Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre
“Unprecedented Youth Theatre” Hosts Musical Theatre Classes & Performing Arts Summer Camps in Downtown Naperville, Ages 5-18. Three-Week Sessions, Full Day Camp, Students Perform in Broadway Shows, Kids & Teens Love Our Inspiring & Professional Instructors, ONGOING OPEN ENROLLMENT – Summer Shows “Madagascar”, “Legally Blonde”, “Peter Pan”, & “The Addams Family”. Camps Sessions Begin 6/4 & 6/25. RMCT is Celebrating 12 Years of Extraordinary Training Nationwide for the Young Actor, Nurturing Confidence & Creativity.  JOIN US & Be a Part of Our Drama! 20 N. Center St, Naperville 60540 – 630-352-4490 – REGISTER TODAY – Many Discounts Available – $50 OFF for Suburban Family Readers, Discount Code: SUBFAM18!

Kiddie Academy
CampVentures offers children ages 2 – 12  all day adventures all summer long. Campers enjoy fun, creative learning opportunities; soaking up the joy of summer with physical fitness activities, exciting weekly themes and special visitors. Whether you’re stopping in during the school’s break or one of our year-round students, our CampVenture program is loaded with fun. It’s sure to make this summer the best one yet. Contact one of our six locations to learn more about our camp programs.

iD Tech
The #1 Summer STEM Program
Ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI, and more! Held at Loyola, GEMS World Academy, Northwestern, Benedictine, Lake Forest, and 150+ locations nationwide. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), and iD Tech Academies (2-week, 13-18). Your child can make friends as they master new tech skills, and will join a community of 350,000 alumni.; 1-844-788-1858.

At camp with Keshet, endless opportunities are provided for children with disabilities. From learning a new stroke in the pool to getting invited to their first playdate, Keshet provides a positive, inclusive camping experience for all of our campers. Campers with a disability participate to the greatest possible extent in the full experience of a regular camp setting alongside their peers. Campers with and without disabilities do all camp activities together, eat together, and at overnight camp live together, with no separation. Behavioral supports and accommodations based on each camper’s individual needs are incorporated into daily living. For more information about Keshet Camps, contact Jen Phillips at or call (847) 205-0274.

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions
Spend your summer at one of these amazing camp opportunities at Overshadowed Theatrical Productions in Medinah, Illinois. Each student will participate in workshops that will increase their skills, but also perform at the end of camp! For more information visit the website at or send an email to

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