Summer Camp Source
What to do with the kids this summer? Camp or no camp? Vacation or no vacation? Here is the area’s most comprehensive source of “kid’s camps” … loaded with great options to help you make an easy decision! Happy campin’ kiddos!
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Camps
In the room where Frank Lloyd Wright and colleagues pioneered a new vision for American architecture and design, In Wright’s Studio summer camps let young participants collaborate and create with professional architects, artists and designers. Newly designed workshops serve grades 3-12. Two week-long workshops serve younger students. High school students build portfolios during single-day Saturday workshops. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park. For more information, visit flwright.org/camps or call 708.725.3828.
Des Plaines Park District ~ Summer Camps
Beautiful Lake Park features three of our most popular summer day camps: Camp Chickagami has lots of outdoor activities, great special events, and 2 field trips each week. Camp Opeka is packed with fun, including swimming every week. Adventure Camp Is a full week of exciting day trips around the area. Our dedicated, experienced camp counsellors make the difference. No wonder our campers come back year after year, and tell their friends, too! For more information, please call 847-391-5700 or visit www.DPParks.org
Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School – Swim safety is ALWAYS in season at Goldfish Swim School — especially during spring break and summer! Whether you sign up for perpetual lessons or a one-week, intensive Jump Start Clinic, Goldfish makes it easy for your little fish to learn the key skills to prepare them for fun in the water while you gain peace of mind. Swim by any of Goldfish’s 9 Chicagoland locations or visit goldfishswimschool.com for more information today!
St Charles Bowl
St Charles Bowl is a Fox Valley Tradition since 1961. Our 24 lane bowling center offers the best in adult and youth leagues as well as family fun! For our 10 and 6 week summer program, kids bowl one session a week and learn bowling skills with the bonus of free open bowling all summer. We also host the best fundraisers, company and group outings. Kids love our Cosmic Birthday Parties and New Jumbo Video Music Screens. 2520 W. Main Street, St. Charles, IL, 630-584-9400. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.stcharlesbowl.com
Rock ‘n Kids
Song and dance, rhythm and rhyme, join the fun for a rockin’ good time! 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. www.rockitkids.com /847-961-6584.
Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre
“Unprecedented Youth Theatre” Hosts Musical Theatre Classes & Performing Arts Summer Camps in Downtown Naperville, Ages 5-18. 3-Week, Full Day Camps, Students Perform in Broadway Shows, Kids & Teens Love Our Inspiring & Professional Instructors, ONGOING OPEN ENROLLMENT – Summer Shows “Lion King”, “Madagascar”, “Wizard of Oz”, & “Shrek”. Camps Sessions Begin 6/5 & 6/26. RMCT is Celebrating 11 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 – www.YouthActors.com REGISTER TODAY, Many Discounts Available!
Cantigny is the 500-acre former estate of Robert R. McCormick and part of the nonprofit McCormick Foundation. Visit the colorful gardens and McCormick’s historic home, now a museum. Upcoming activities at the park include parent-child classes, gardening workshops, lectures and Easter activities, including a fabulous brunch. The gardens, museums and most special events at Cantigny are complimentary admission with paid parking ($5 per car). See the Spring Events Guide at Cantigny.org. For event reminders, text PARK to 36000. Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
In SAIC’s camps, kids work together on a variety of fun projects, including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, digital art and more. One- and two-week camps for students ages 4 to 13 begin in June. Located at 36 South Wabash Avenue Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603. 312-629-6170. Visit http://www.saic.edu/cs/
Fox Valley Park District
Some of the best times from childhood can be traced back to youth camp, those indelible memories of exploring, learning and growing – all while having fun. The Fox Valley Park District features more than 60 such camps that offer exciting opportunities for youth of all ages and interests. Venture into new worlds of discovery, enjoy a variety of sports, advance specific skills or just enjoy some good, ol’ summer fun. It’s all here! Visit www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org for full details
Sports Broadcasting Camp
Boys and girls 10-18 will have an opportunity to learn from the pros in the sports broadcasting industry. July 10-14, 2017. Meet sports celebrities. Make sports anchor, play-by-play, and reporting tapes. Participate in mock sports talk radio and PTI style shows, trivia and Stump The Schwab contests, and much more. Day/Overnight Options at Holiday Inn–Skokie. Check us out on facebook.com/sportsbroadcastingcamps and youtube.com/sportsbroadcastcamp. For more information, call 800.319.0884 or visit: www.playbyplaycamps.com or email: email@example.com
Bartlett Park District
Splash Central Indoor Aquatic Center located in the Bartlett Community Center. Take a wild ride at Splash Central and experience a New Way to Play! Amenities include a six-lane, 25-yard, 3.5 to 12 foot depth lap pool, One meter diving board, a zero-depth entry activity pool ranging from zero to 3.5 foot depth, body slide, kiddie slide and water spray features. Available for year-round swim lessons, private rentals, group outings, birthday parties, fitness classes, special events and much more. 700 S. Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, IL 60103. For hours of operation and more information call 630.540.4800 or visit www.bartlettparks.org
Camp Fire IL Prairie Camp Kata Kani
Camp Kata Kani offers 11 weeks of summer fun and learning for only $115 per week (less on Holiday weeks). Archery, fishing, hiking and open fire cooking, plus Camp Fire programming and field trips. Kids thrive while playing, making new friends and having new experiences. For a small additional fee, parents can drop and collect campers before and after camp hours. To register, call 630-629-5160 or visit www.campfireusa-illinois.org
Cub Creek Science Camp
Ages 7-17. A summer camp with its own zoo! Feed lemurs, zoom down a zip-line, and take classes in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Care, Survival Skills, Archery, and Arts & Crafts. A/C cabins. ACA accredited. www.MOScienceCamp.com Travel abroad with our sister camp…see below.
Animal Camp Jamaica (see Cub Creek above)
Ages 14-18. 13 day program focused on Marine Biology and site-seeing. Spend mornings snorkeling and afternoons exploring the island of Jamaica swimming with dolphins, trying exotic foods, and jumping from waterfalls! PADI Scuba certification available. Seven Palms Villa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. www.AnimalCampJamaica.com For more info call (573) 458-2125.
Come join After School Sports Summer Camps at The Yard, two state-of-the-art athletic and family recreation centers located in the near-west suburbs of Chicago. Kids will enjoy field trips and pool trips every week, sports on our fields, our play tower and inflatables field, games, arts/crafts, science, reading, projects, and more. For more information, visit napervilleyard.com or westmontyard.com or call 630-245-1101 for Naperville Yard and 630-737-1110 for Westmont Yard.
InZone Camps at Harper College
InZone, Harper College’s enrichment and sports camp for ages 8 to 14, fills your summer with fun and learning. Kids can become 3D printing masters, dunk a basketball, learn to cook, or master math challenges, all while they make new friends. Visit harpercollegece.com/family to learn more about InZone, request a catalog, and schedule your summer fun. Harper College CE, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.925.6300.
SciTech Summer Adventure Camp
SciTech Summer Adventure Camps are an opportunity for young people to imagine, explore, and discover the incredible world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. We offer seven weeks of camp for Preschool to Kindergartners, and four weeks of camp for First to Eighth Graders. Registration is open until June 1st. Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! Discounted pricing is available, please visit www.scitechmuseum.org for more information.
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. Visit www.ignatius.org/academics/summer-school for details and registration. 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.
Wellness House KidsKamp
At Wellness House, we know you don’t have to have cancer to be affected by it. Family Matters is a comprehensive group of educational and supportive programs at Wellness House that helps kids, teenagers, and parents learn about cancer and express their feelings in a safe and supportive place. Wellness House is located at131 N. County Line Road in Hinsdale. To learn more about their services and KidsKamp programs call 630-323-5150 or visit wellnesshouse.org
Overshadowed Theatrical Production
Join us for a theater camp experience you will never forget! Perform in a production with costumes and set, sharpen your acting skills and make new friends! Choose from two exciting camps or attend them both for a discounted price! Or check out our camp for younger children! Also, participate in workshops led by Overshadowed acting company members along with other artistic and camp staff. Workshops include text work, movement, voice, audition skills and team building. For more information, please visit Overshadowed.org.
Funtopia literally means “fun world” – a place for FunBelievable adventures to happen. Kids here can climb and play on their own or with their buddies. Our staff always provides great care and everybody gets to have a great time.The rides present medium to high-difficulty obstacles for people of all sizes and ages. All of them are designed with fun in mind and are themed accordingly. Funtopia offers day camps with a variety of adventurous activities during school holidays. 2050 Tower Dr., Glenview. 224-432-5435. funtopiaworld.com/Glenview
Camp Naper at Naper Settlement
June 5 – July 24, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Explore and discover epic experiences through hands-on and immersive adventures at Camp Naper! Naper Settlement’s all new one-day to weeklong camps offer a variety of enrichment activities including STEM exploration, science, history, cooking and more. Day camps are for children grades 1 to 8 and are led by experienced, adult counselors. Registration opens in March. Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, Illinois 60540. Call 630.420.6010 or visit our website at: www.napersettlement.org/camp
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
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.
American Diabetes Association Northern Illinois Area Day Camp
A unique recreational and educational experience for children with diabetes. Sharing experiences with other youngsters who have the same lifestyle encourages acceptance and promotes a positive self-image. Diabetes education sessions teach campers about nutrition, exercise, insulin, highs and lows and blood sugar testing. The generosity of donors allows the ADA to offer every camper nationwide a significant reduction in camp fees. To learn more visit diabetes.org/chicago or call 312-346-1805.
Mount Carmel Academic and Athletic Summer Camps
Since 1900 Mount Carmel has prepared young men of all learning levels and interests to attend the nation’s top universities. Learn and train with the Caravan this summer and join a 117-year tradition of academic and athletic excellence. Transportation is available at no extra charge to camp participants. Register at mchs.org/SummerCamp
Great Lakes Center Youth Academy
Sports Performance / GLCYA Summer Volleyball Camps. “American’s #1 Volleyball Camp Program.” Week long day camps for Jr. High and High School age athletes. We are accepting girls and boys ages 4-14 who are interested in learning, developing and training the correct volleyball skills for the “Great Lakes Center Youth Academy Summer Volleyball Camp Series”. All camps focus on individual skill development by teaching both proper skill technique and introducing the campers to age appropriate game play as well. All camps are held at: The Great Lakes Volleyball Center, 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, IL. 60502. For more info call 630-898-6400 or visit www.greatlakescenter.com or www.facebook.com/GreatLakesCenterYouthAcademy
Big Blue Swim School
Big Blue Swim School is excited to announce this summer’s Super-Improver Camps schedule. Each four-day camp will run Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, June, 5th and packs a month’s worth of progress into four consecutive days with the same teacher. Big Blue’s state-of-the-art swim lesson facilities are conveniently located in Buffalo Grove, Wilmette, Niles and coming this summer to Hoffman Estates. Call 847-769-7665 to register or visit www.bigblueswimschool.com. Call today!
Shady Oaks Camp
At Shady Oaks Camp, we create outstanding camp experiences that enrich the lives of our campers by providing outdoor fun and recreational opportunities for children with Cerebral Palsy and all disabilities. Because the Association is a not for profit, private organization the money to run camp must be raised by the parents. who conduct many fundraisers throughout the year. We strive to create a space for our campers that promotes safety, independence, supportive care and attention based on the individuals needs and goals, with a unique one on one camper ratio. We are now accepting applications for membership and camp for summer of 2017. Located at 16300 Parker Rd., Homer Glen, IL. Call 708-301-0816 or visit: shadyoakscamp.org
Outrageous fun is around every corner at Camp Anokijig! For over 90 years, we have nurtured independence, character, and confidence in our campers as they build positive values, friendships, and life skills through their experiences. We offer a huge variety of activities for campers to self-direct their own camp experience, build self-esteem, and create an enriching week of summer camp . Convenient, 1-week sessions offer valuable flexibility to accommodate busy family schedules. Be part of the family and catch the Anokijig spirit! For more information: www.anokijig.com or 920-893-0782 (ACA Accredited)
Christ Community Church At Camp Commotion
1st to 6th graders choose from 16 different activity focuses to create the unique summer experience they want! Camp is offered at Christ Community Church in St. Charles every week from May 30 to August 11. Kids can come for one week…or all 11. It’s only $120 per week (that’s less than $3.50 an hour). Extended care is available (regular hours are 9am-4pm). Register now at www.campcommotion.org.
Oak Brook Swim & Tennis Club
Kids will have a blast this summer in our full day or half day summer camps (Swim & Tennis), (Tennis, Archery, & Sports), (Art & Tennis) and (Soccer & Tennis) while parents with busy schedules will love their new found flexibility! Sign up for one week, all nine weeks, or anything in-between. All camps begin June 12. Oak Brook Swim & Tennis Club | 800 Oak Brook Road | Oak Brook, IL 60523 | www.oak-brook.org/swimandtennis | 630-368-6420
Indoor Rock Climbing – Our camps are designed to meet the needs of all climbers ages 6-16. Whether your climbers are beginners or advanced, our camps provide each child the proper instruction to achieve personal goals in a fun, supportive, and controlled setting. Our instructors possess years of knowledge in climbing movement, technical know-how, and safety. In addition to camps, we also provide: open climbing for all ages and abilities, group events, and more. Located at 246 Windy Point Drive, Glendale Heights. Visit us at www.verticalendeavors.com or 630.784.9000 to learn more!
Give yourself a couple of free hours and your kids some paddling adventure with our Youth Paddlesports Camp. Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) concepts will be taught, providing them the skills and confidence to safely and comfortably maneuver on the water. In addition, on Day Four, Mom or Dad are invited to come out and paddle with the kids! For more information, please give us a call at 630-506-57606 or visit www.rocktownadventures.com
Moraine Valley Community College’s FitRec
Spend your summer with FitRec! Moraine Valley Community College’s FitRec is hosting recreational summer camp for ages 5-13. Campers will stay entertained with a variety of activities in our state-of-the-art facility. Half day options are also available to fit your schedule. Add on options include before & after care and swim lessons. Refer to back cover for dates and prices. 9000 W. College Pkwy., Building H, Palos Hills. For more information, please visit morainevalley.edu/fitrec or call (708) 608-4000.
At Kiddie Academy we believe the best learning happens during play. From family style dining to character education, parents can rest assured that our proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum gives your child a full day of learning and fun. In addition, Kiddie Academy sets the standards for safety, education and trust because we understand children need to thrive in an environment that’s as clean, safe and nurturing as home. Call to schedule your tour today!