Summer Camp Source
Kids might count down to summer vacation all year, but for parents, the last school bell can signal stress about finding affordable summer childcare. Summer camps are a great option. You will find many great options to choose from in this section.
Good Times Summer Day Camp
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 www.goodtimesdaycamp.com.
Willowbrook Ice Arena
Our new facility is offering hockey classes, public skating, and figure skating classes. The next Skate School summer session starts June 17th and runs thru August 14th. Call for details about our summer sessions. Our Learn to Skate Program is managed by former Team USA, National/International Medalist & World Team Member Figure Skating Director Mary Beth Marley. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Located at 201 63rd Street, Willowbrook. www.willowbrookicearena.com.
DanceDuo is the home of Ballroom dance, Latin and Standard styles. We offer ProAm, social dance nights, competitive, special occasion dances, private and group classes. Everyone from the age of 3 – 100 years young can learn, excel and enjoy the dance. Our professional instructors will teach you step by step to develop your dancing skills. DanceDuo provides themed dance parties for your child’s birthday! Summer Dance camps at DanceDuo studio (ages 4-12) and Lakeside Cabins/Three Oaks (ages 8-16) are intensive but fun dancer’s technique and stamina improvement. All levels dancers are welcome! Located at 635 Executive Drive, Willowbrook. 630-455-0524. www.danceduostudio.com.
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 22-August 2, M-F) for ages 3-7. Weekly ballet classes (June 10-July 19) also offered for ages 3-8. More information & other classes: http://saltcreekballet.org/2019-summer-schedule, (630) 769-1199, 98 E Chicago Ave, Westmont, IL 60559.
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build 21st-century skills and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will code and program futuristic robots, explore radio frequencies and unearth ancient fossils. Local educators will lead these innovative, hands-on STEM activities that build collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10).
Naper Settlement, an award-winning outdoor museum, is a cultural campus of life-long learning, discovery and fun for all ages. Sprawled across 13-acres, visitors can explore its beautiful grounds and 30 historic buildings. Families can bring their little ones to the Early Learning Playscape and splash pad, or sign up their curious camper for a summer camp program. Visit Naper Settlement April through October for the museum’s summer hours open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday 1-4 PM (closed on Mondays).Located at 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL. For more information, call 630.420.6010 or visit www.NaperSettlement.org.
Rock ‘n’ Kids
Calling all toddlers 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 that use a unique approach to music education! Since 1995, Rock ‘n’ Kids has been educating young children through imaginative play, sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, and socialization. A variety of rhythm instruments and movement props are utilized and a new educational theme is implemented each session! Classes offered at park districts in the Chicago-land area. Mobile music and dance parties also available! www.rockitkids.com / 847-961-6584.
Waldorf School of DuPage
Remember childhood summers full of joy? Building forts, exploring, catching frogs and making mud pies? How about Drama and Dance? Music? Arts and Crafts? Cooking? At the Waldorf School of DuPage we think these things should be an integral part of every child’s summer experience. Please join us on our 6-acre property filled with fields, trees, gardens, and forest and let your child experience the magic of summer for themselves. We offer eleven 1 week sessions starting June 3rd. Pick one week, several weeks or all summer! Child care is offered through 6 pm in a homelike environment. Sign-up soon, space is limited! See our unique variety of camps at: www.waldorfdupage.org/camp-waldorf or call 630-836-9400.
Transform your child’s love for technology and video games into an exciting learning adventure! Code Ninjas camps offer an interactive and fun environment for children to learn coding and robotics, build problem-solving & critical thinking skills, gain confidence, and have a blast with friends! Code Ninjas offers 10 different Technology Camps including Drone Programming, Minecraft Create, Game Builders Club and more! Camps are great for beginners and experienced learners ages 7-14. Register today! www.codeninjas.com.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Summer Camps
Building Story Through Design, a weeklong summer camp for grades 3-5 and 6-8 in June and July, invites participants to design, build and innovate in Frank Lloyd Wright’s own drafting room. The Trust is also offering 5 Sites + 5 Works, a day camp for high school students. Students will visit 5 Wright sites in the Chicago area and create work onsite in response to their experience of Wright’s design. Register now at flwright.org.
Saint Ignatius College Prep
Saint Ignatius College Prep offers a wide variety of athletic and academic programs for students. Our camps and courses are engaging, enjoyable, and challenging in the tradition of Saint Ignatius College Prep. Choose from “Summer with the Pack” athletic camp opportunities for students beginning in the 3rd grade, our “Taste of Ignatius” academic enrichment program for rising 7th and 8th grade students, and our High School academic offerings. 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. Visit www.ignatius.org/academics/summer-school for details and registration.
Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
Hearts to Art
Each year, Hearts to Art welcomes a group of campers (two two-week sessions, one for kids ages 7-10 and another for kids ages 11-14), all of whom have lost one or both parents. Campers get to participate in acting classes, dance and music lessons, and small group “healing” sessions with counselors. Hearts to Art is a completely unique and very necessary program that attracts young people from Chicago, from the suburbs, and from across the country. The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr. Chicago. Camp costs just $50 per camper per session (and scholarship opportunities are also available). Applications can be found online at auditoriumtheatre.org/education/hearts-to-art-summer-camp/.
Elmhurst College Girls Basketball Camp
The goal of the camp is to create a fun environment for girls to learn or advance their basketball skills. We will focus on the fundamentals of the game both on the offensive and defensive end. We offer camps for all ages: Youth, Jr. High and High School age girls. For more information: www.elmhurstwbbcamps.com.
Little Mountain Community Theatre
Children entering grades 2-8 in the fall are invited to join us Mondays through Fridays, June 17-28, for a two-week theatrical immersion while rehearsing for a production of Peter Pan Jr. Participants will learn lessons in teamwork, responsibility, and self-confidence. Singing, dancing, and acting will be an integral part of the program with a final performance in the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center. Space is limited. Visit www.littlemountaintheatre.org for details
Great Lakes Volleyball Center
Ready for summer and looking for a camp for your son or daughter, well the Great Lakes Volleyball Center is the place to go. We have summer camps in June and July for all ages. We offer 1/2 day and full day camps. The Great Lakes Center has 12 indoor courts, great staff and is air-conditioned! The Great Lakes Volleyball Center is located at 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, IL. 60502. For more info call 630-898-6400 or visit www.greatlakescenter.com or email email@example.com.
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions Theater Camps
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions – Spend your summer at one of these amazing camp opportunities at Overshadowed Theatrical Productions with locations in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village and 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 www.overshadowed.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 hpparks.org. 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 www.smia.com or call 630-257-6900 for more information.
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 fightingillini.com/camps.
Animal Explorers, Summer Camps
West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS wshs-dg.org) will host six different Animal Explorer Summer Camps for children ages 6 to 11 at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale located at 17 West Maple Avenue in Hinsdale, Illinois this summer. These camp programs will teach children about cats and dogs with hands-on activities, crafts, and games to educate the importance of shelters and shelter animals. Register for the Animal Explorer Summer Camps online at https://wshs.coursestorm.com.