Adapting to the challenges of a changing world takes commitment. Check out these organizations who are making the safety of their campers and staff a top priority.so the summer magic can happen.
The Forge: Lemont Quarries
Sign your kids up for the coolest summer vacation ever! Quarry Camps at The Forge: Lemont Quarries are the perfect way to keep your kids active, engaged, and outdoors this summer. Campers will engage in exhilarating recreational activities, environmental education opportunities, and team development programs to strengthen communication, exercise critical thinking, and promote creativity. Registration is now open. Head to forgeparks.com/summer-camps and for more information and to sign your kids up today!
School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Online Summer Camps
We take creativity and fun seriously! Your child will be exploring in a wide range of materials including drawing, painting, mixed media, fibers, performance, wearables, and animation. Enroll for one of our one- or three-week sessions or signup for multiple weeks. Camps for students ages 4 to 13 begin in June. Visit: www.saic.edu/cs/
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.
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, email@example.com, 815- 753-8554.
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/camps/ FB: Sports Performance Volleyball
Downers Grove Park District
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
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/
Do you want your daughter to grow in character, make friends and deepen her knowledge of STEM this summer? Then check out Camp SOAR and Camp SOAR Jr. — week-long day camps at Willows Academy in Des Plaines, Ill., where girls in grades 6-8 will enhance their artistic design techniques in our fully equipped art studio, and girls entering grades 1-5 will engage in creative arts and crafts. More details and registration information at www.willowsacademy.org.
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.
SEASPAR’s summer day camps are the perfect place for kids, teens, and young adults ages 3–22 to spend their summer enjoying creative, social, and physical activities as well as fun community outings! For more information on day camps and other programs for children and young adults, call SEASPAR at 630.960.7600 or visit SEASPAR.org.
Little Mountain Community Theatre
Children entering grades 2-8 in the fall are invited to join us Mondays through Fridays, June 14-25, for a two-week theatrical immersion while rehearsing for a production of Wizard of Oz Jr. Participants will learn lessons in teamwork, responsibility, and self-confidence. Singing, dancing, and acting will be an integral part of the program. The workshop will be held at The Forge, Lemont Quarries with Covid-19 protocols in place. Space is limited. Visit www.littlemountaintheatre.org for details.