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Camp directors around the region have made it a priority to provide a safe experience for children and staff. You will find many camps in this section that are planning in-person sessions this year! Help your child discover new passions and register for one NOW!

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Chicago Red Stars
Chicago Red Stars camps are back and better than ever! We have a variety of training programs for every young player and position. Our new curriculum and world class coaching is designed to bring out the best in each athlete. Our camps are specifically tailored for aspiring female soccer players who want access to and insights from the best coaches and players in women’s soccer. Each camp and clinic will be a unique experience that helps players see and play the game at a higher level. And training with friends is always more fun, we offer group discounts! Learn more about our College ID, Day, Elite, Goalkeeper and Technical camps at https://www.chicagoredstars.com/camps-clinics
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Northwestern University’s 
Center for Talent Development
Center for Talent Development’s Summer Online Programs offer advanced students, PreK through grade 12, an exceptional opportunity to delve into a subject of interest, build upon their strengths, and connect with a community of peers. Flexible asynchronous and live online course options available. For more information, visit www.ctd.northwestern.edu/summer-programs.
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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.
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Downers Grove Park District – Summer Camps
Downers Grove Park District summer camps offer nearly 100 adventures where kids will make memories that will last a lifetime! Check out action-packed sport camps, teen trips, traditional day camps and our early childhood camps. Unique specialty camps let kids delve into science, robotics, cooking, visual and cultural arts. Campers can take a swing at our golf camps, discover the great outdoors with nature camps or explore their historical side at one of our museum camps. Before and after care is available.

Lincoln Center; 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, 630.963.1300. Lyman Woods Nature Center; 901 31st St., Downers Grove, 630.963.9388. Downers Grove Museum; 831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, 630.963.1309. Downers Grove Recreation Center; 4500 Belmont Rd., Downers Grove, 630.960.7250. For more info visit: www.dgparks.org/summercamps
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Schaumburg On Stage
Two Great Ways to Have Fun this Summer:

  • Seussical Jr. Musical Workshop – June 9th to July 9th. Ages 8 to 14, Monday-Thursday 9 am to noon.
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Musical Theater Camp – June 27th to August 7th, Ages 10 to 18, Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to 3 pm. Live performances at the end of each camp.

All Covid Precautions Taken. Visit www.schaumburgonstage.org or call 847-278-7185 for complete details.
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Speed and Hurdle Camp – Benet Academy
Are you looking for ways to improve your athletes speed? Brian Quick is the acclaimed boys head track coach at Benet Academy. Brian is also a certified personal trainer, youth exercise specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a past Illinois masters sprint champion.

He continuously inspires high performance athletes with his caring, encouraging, and enthusiastic coaching style. The camps are for any athlete of any sport grades 6-12. For more info www.benetcamps.org.
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Camp Galileo
Rediscover Summer Fun at Camp Galileo, pre-K – rising 8th graders engage in hands-on art, science and outdoor activities that build their creative confidence and deliver unforgettable fun—all in a worry-free, COVID-safe setting. Save $50 on Camp Enrollment.  Save $150 when you book for 3 weeks (Use Code SFMCAMPS).Offer valid until 6/13/21. Learn more at www.galileo-camps.com.
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FACETS Summer 2021 Film Camps
Ever wanted to make your own film? Get the skills to bring your stories to life at FACETS Film Camps for kids and teens ages 8-17. With virtual, hybrid, and in-person camp options, including the flagship Film 101 camp and 10 specialty camps, FACETS Film Camps give families multiple opportunities for fun, safe, and affordable summer activities. Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, August 27, 2021. Virtual camps are hosted on Zoom and accept enrollments from anywhere in the U.S. Hybrid and in-person camps take place at FACETS (1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL) and are only available Chicagoland residents. Pricing: Between $350 to $500 for each camp session. Deadline for cancellations is two weeks prior to the start of each program with a $100 cancellation fee. Enrollment link: www.facets.org/virtualcamps
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Camp Naper! at Naper Settlement
Get ready for a summer of learning and exploration at Naper Settlement’s Camp Naper! Children will embark on interactive learning adventures while exploring art, STEM, history, and more. Camp Naper will inspire your child to learn about the past and make connections to the future! All camps include supplies and a snack and are led by experienced, adult counselors. Camps are recommended for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall, unless otherwise noted. Learn more at www.NaperSettlement.org/CampNaper.
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Addison Park District – Summer Day Camps
Join the All Stars for fun at the Addison Park District Summer Day Camp. Our acclaimed camps will help children make new friends, build positive relationships, stay active and have fun while creating lasting memories.  Camp includes supervised hikes, sports, plant a children’s garden, arts and crafts, dance parties, and fitness and movie days.  The program will operate in small groups which will enable participants to receive individual attention in a fun, safe environment.  www.addisonparks.org
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Harper College InZone Summer Camps
Join us on campus this summer! InZone, Harper College’s enrichment and sports camp is returning with in-person camps from June 14 through August 13. Fill your summer with fun (and educational!) activities including arts, sports, music, and more. One-week morning and afternoon sessions fit your family’s summer schedule. Camps available for ages 6-14. Learn more and register now: www.harpercollege.edu/inzone. Harper College CE, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067.  Email inzone@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6300 with inquiries or questions.
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CAMPVENTURES by Kiddie Academy of Lemont
All Day Adventures. All Summer Long. CampVentures® will turn your child’s ordinary summer vacation into a summer of STEM activities and exploration. Kiddie Academy’s CampVentures® program inspires imagination through exciting activities and special visitors, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in our care. Awaken a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child! 15907 127th St, Lemont. 630-914-9990. www.kiddieacademy.com/lemont
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Creativity from the Heart Children’s Studio Art Camps
Does your child love to draw, paint, sculpt, or just create? Join our art camps where students will create clay bobble heads, sew their own fruit stuffed animals, learn to paint amazing landscapes, draw optical illusions and more! Each week features two camps with small in-person groups great for ages 6 & up. Space is limited so inquire today at AnnGriffinArts@gmail.com or visit CreativityFromTheHeart.com.
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Rock ‘n’ Kids
In-person and virtual music, movement and imagination classes available for 1-6 years in the Chicagoland area! Tot Rock, Kid Rock and Rockin’ at Home programs are Interactive and educational, with each class including songs and rhymes, basic dance steps and movements, fine and gross motor skills, rhythm instruments and movement props, imaginative play, socialization and fun! Sing, dance, and play the Rock ‘n’ Kids way! We have been having fun with music for 26 years! Get more information at www.rockitkids.com.
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Good Times Summer Day Camp
Good Times Summer Day Camp offers campers an exciting and active program for children ages 4-14.  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 Libertyville, Wheeling, Deerfield, & Glenview. Busing available in some areas. For more information, please call 847-680-4884 or visit www.goodtimesdaycamp.com.
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BIG Gymnastics
BIG Gymnastics offers a variety of themed summer camps and clinics including: Princess Camp, Ninja Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Bars Clinics, Back Handspring & Tumbling clinics! Summer Camps and Clinics are for ages 3 and up and are divided into age groups.  BIG provides a safe, clean and air-conditioned gym with experienced coaches for all camps/clinics!  Call 630.323.6244 for more information or register online at www.biggymnastics.com!
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Lombard Park District – Camps
Lombard Park District is excited to offer full-day camp programs to children entering grades 1-5. Our camps are designed for your child to have a fun, safe and memorable summer. Days will be filled with arts and crafts, sports, games and a variety of enriching activities. With a variety of registration options, the Lombard Park District has a camp fit for everyone’s schedule and needs. For additional questions regarding the Day Camp program, please visit www.lombardparks.com/day-camps.
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NIU STEAM Summer Camps
Your epic summer adventure awaits online. Online doesn’t have to mean hands off. Our virtual camps for ages 7-18 offer hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math fun. Explore video game design, rockets, kitchen chemistry, role playing games, sci-fi writing, healthcare careers and other STEAM topics. Build friendships and work in teams. Develop your creativity and learn to think like a scientist as you complete open-ended, creative challenges. Go.niu.edu/STEAMCamps21, niusteam@niu.edu, 815-753-8554.
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Great Lakes Volleyball Center
Looking for a summer volleyball camp for your son or daughter ages Pre-K through 12th grade?  The Great Lakes Center is located at 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, IL. 60502 will be running camps in late June through the first week of August. You do not want to miss our World Class Training with “America’s #1 Summer Volleyball Camp Program” Don’t forget to ask about our site camps where we come to you! For more information call 630-898-6400 or visit www.greatlakescenter.com/campsFB: Sports Performance Volleyball
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