Over 20 great Kid Camp sources.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the one event kids really look forward to all year is a Summer Camp. And, below you will find so many wonderful camps to pique their interest and expand their abilities.
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.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Get your girl ready for a fantastic year! Together with Girl Scout friends, your child will gain the confidence to try new things, speak up in class, and explore various opportunities. From being outdoors at our awesome summer camps to participating in our many spectacular programs, there is no shortage of activities for your girl. We welcome all girls in grades K to 12 to register! www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html
Started in 2015, “Shining Stars” is a camp where children can enjoy baseball and softball as they learn basic skills in a fun, creative, and Christian environment. Though the camp is open to children of all skill levels, it is specifically targeted toward children who have had limited or no organized baseball experience. The centerpiece and differentiator of this camp over and above any other baseball / softball camp is sharing and helping kids grow in Christ Jesus. Hamilton Park, Palatine, IL (1037 N. Smith St.) www.immanuelpalatine.org/shiningstars
Young Moguls Business Bootcamp
Give your child the tools they need for a successful future with our summer camp for business entrepreneurship and financial literacy! Designed for ages 7-14, our program teaches kids how to create and market their own product, understand basic financial concepts, and develop a can-do attitude. Our experienced mentors and instructors will guide your child every step of the way, culminating in a fun lemonade stand where your child can put their skills to the test. Available in Downers Grove, Des Plaines, and Orland Park. Register at www.kid.camp.
Rockstar 101 Music Camp
Discover your child’s inner rockstar with our Rockstar 101 Summer Day Camp! Perfect for beginner to intermediate musicians ages 7-14, this camp offers hands-on experience with a variety of instruments, from guitar to drums, bass, and piano. With fun musical games and activities, your child will learn music fundamentals and even play songs as a band. At the end of each week, they’ll perform in a rockin’ concert, showing off their new skills and talents to friends and family. Available at three locations in Downers Grove, Des Plaines, and Orland Park. Register at www.kid.camp.
Tech Titans Code Camp
Embark on a journey from app consumer to app creator this summer! Our camp is designed for kids aged 8-14 who love video games like Minecraft and Roblox, but want to learn the code behind the fun. With our program, your child will gain valuable skills in artificial intelligence, web, app, & video game coding. No experience required! They’ll discover the satisfaction of bringing their own ideas to life while becoming better prepared to thrive in a rapidly changing digital world. Join us for an unforgettable summer of tech exploration, learning, and fun! Available at three locations in Downers Grove, Des Plaines, and Orland Park. Register at www.kid.camp.
Camp Naper at Naper Settlement
Utilizing Naper Settlement’s beautiful 13-acre museum campus as their learning laboratory, campers in grades 1-8 will go on adventures in history, art, science, and more at the uniquely themed Camp Naper summer day camps. Campers will enjoy hands-on educational activities, such as creating 3D-printed art projects, investigating scientific mysteries, and learning how pioneers survived in the past. Whether exploring foods and cultures from around the world, taking a blast to the past, or learning about life and landforms on the ocean floor, each of Naper Settlement’s summer day camps provides an immersive learning experience that will capture campers’ imagination while strengthening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Camp Naper begins on June 5 and runs through August 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with drop-off available for parents beginning at 8 a.m. for no additional fee. To view the list of camps and register, visit www.NaperSettlement.org/CampNaper
Downers Grove Park District’s 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 for full-day camps. www.dgparks.org/summercamps
Carthage College Soccer Camp.
Develop your soccer skills in a positive environment on the beautiful campus of Carthage College. Boys and Girls, from young players learning the game to elite recruits looking to play at college. 10-14 yrs Junior Resident Camp June 16-19; 14-17 yrs Senior Resident Camp June 22-25; 15-18 yrs Elite Camp June 22-25. 5-8 yrs Junior Kickers July 24-27; 7-114 yrs Day Camp July 24-27. Learn from college players and be seen by college coaches. Questions, call: 262-551-5930. Register online at www.carthagesoccercamp.com
Sports Performance Volleyball
The Great Lakes Center offers youth volleyball programs ages 3 years old to 12th grade. Looking for world class training? Join us this summer for our Sports Performance Summer Camps offering skill camps from beginners to elite level players for both boys and girls. Week long camps offered in a variety of skills from 1st Contact, Setting, Attack/Block/Pass/Serve, Middle Blocker, All Skills, Fundamentals and more! Sign-up today! www.greatlakescenter.com
Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local or call 800-968-4332 to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25.
Little Mountain Community Theatre
SeussicalTM Kids FIX TRADEMARK
Children entering grades 2-8 in the fall are invited to join us Mondays through Fridays, June 19-30, for a two-week theatrical immersion while rehearsing for a production of SeussicalTM Kids. 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
Rock ‘n’ Kids
Springtime Fun! Rock ‘n’ Kids provides music, movement and imagination classes for 1-5 years at park districts in Chicagoland! Tot Rock and Kid Rock 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! We are also available for mobile music and dance parties! We have been singing, dancing, and playing for over 28 years! Get more information at www.rockitkids.com.
NIU STEAM Camps!
Your summer adventure awaits at NIU. Day and residential camps for aspiring scientists, engineers and creators on the campuses of Northern Illinois University. Explore engineering, health sciences, video game design, robotics, creative writing, filmmaking, food science and other STEAM topics. Build friendships, work in teams and develop your creativity as you complete open-ended creative challenges. Day and residential camps for grades 2-12. go.niu.edu/steamcamps23, email@example.com, 815-753-8554
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! www.kiddieacademy.com/lemont
The Actors Gymnasium’s Circus and Performing Arts Summer Camp 2023
Summer camp will be every Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm for 4 weeks and campers will learn skills from tumbling to unicycling, juggling, aerial silks and more guided by our incredible group of instructors and camp counselors! The experience, kids tell us, is nothing short of transformational. We offer financial assistance and payment plan options as well. July 10 – August 4, 2023. The Actors Gymnasium, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, (847) 328-2795, www.actorsgymnasium.org/camps
Camp SEASPAR: Camps Specially Designed for People with Disabilities
SEASPAR’s summer day camps are the perfect place for kids, teens, and young adults with disabilities ages 3–22 to spend their summer enjoying creative, social, and physical activities as well as fun community outings! SEASPAR is a special recreation association offering therapeutic recreation programs and services to people with disabilities of all ages. For more information on day camps and other programs for children and young adults, call SEASPAR at 630.960.7600 or visit SEASPAR.org.
White Sox Summer Camp
Learn from the pro’s this summer at a White Sox Summer Camp presented by Wintrust! Professional coaches from the White Sox organization will work on throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running, but more importantly, kids will be taught how to love the game of baseball. On top of the four days of camp, each camper will receive tickets to a White Sox game (date TBD), a White Sox t-shirt, hat, and other various White Sox goodies. For more info visit: www.whitesox.com/play
University of Illinois
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 www.fightingillini.com/camps
Outrageous fun is around every corner at Camp Anokijig! Since 1926, we have nurtured independence, character, and confidence in our campers as they build positive values, friendships, and life skills through their camp experience. We offer a huge variety of traditional and not-so-traditional 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. Become part of the Anokijig family and catch the spirit! For more information: www.anokijig.com or 920-893-0782 (ACA Accredited).
Sports Broadcasting Camp
Play By Play Camps is the Nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp for sports fanatics ages 10-18. Learn the ins and outs of sports broadcasting from top professionals in the business at our 1-week day and overnight summer camps. We’re back in Chicago at the Holiday Inn – Skokie on July 10-14, 2023! Campers will practice all aspects of sports broadcasting including sports talk radio, sideline reporting, anchoring with a teleprompter, hosting a variety of on-camera sports & PTI-style debate shows, podcasting, and so much more. Live out your sportscasting dream as you host your own shows, tour professional stadiums, meet top sportscasters & athletes, and make friendships that’ll last a lifetime. For more information visit playbyplaycamps.com, check us out on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @playbyplaycamps or call 800.319.0884
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