Help your kids discover all the joy, freedom and fun that summer has to offer — check out the options in this section and register for summer camp NOW!
NIU STEAM Camps
Join us for an in-person summer adventure. Day and residential camps for aspiring scientists, engineers and creators are back on the campuses of Northern Illinois University. Explore engineering, health sciences, video game design, drones, 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/STEAMCamps22, mailto:email@example.com, 815-753-8554.
Camp Naper at Naper Settlement
Calling all parents of adventurers in grades 1-8! Register your child for a summer full of learning and exploration at Naper Settlement’s Camp Naper this June-August. Utilizing Naper Settlement’s beautiful 13-acre museum campus as their learning laboratory, campers will go on adventures in history, art, science, and more! Whether learning the science behind their favorite magic trick or building their own box city with the help of a local construction firm, each of our 16 unique, themed day camps provide an immersive learning experience that will capture your child’s imagination, while strengthening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. To learn more or register your child for one of our 3-, 4- or 5-day camps, please visit NaperSettlement.org/CampNaper.
The Forge: Lemont Quarries
Quarry Camps at The Forge: Lemont Quarries help young adventurers get outdoors and stay active while learning. Our one-week sessions foster personal growth with a variety of fun, safe, educational, recreational, and group activities – all outdoors! Kids will rock climb, traverse our ropes course, zipline, kayak, learn about conservation, learn through art & STEM-based activities, and so much more! Learn more at www.forgeparks.com/summer-camps
Rock ‘n’ Kids
Get on your feet! 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 27 years! Get more information at www.rockitkids.com.
Under the Sun Camps
The Bensenville Park District’s Under the Sun summer camps provide hours of safe, supervised fun and promote development, teamwork, and socialization. During each exciting day, campers will participate in a wide variety of engaging games, projects, crafts, and of course, daily swim time at the water park. There’s even a before-and-after-camp program! Register by May 6 and save $10 off each full 10-day session reserved for Adventure, Discovery and Teen Camps. For details, visit BvilleParks.org/Programs/Camps.
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.
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
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. 5-8 yrs Junior Kickers June 20-22; 7-12 yrs Day Camp June 20-22; 10-18 yrs Resident Camp July 22-24; 15-18 yrs Firebird ID Camp July 22-24. Learn from college players and be seen by college coaches. Register online at www.carthagesoccercamp.com, Questions, call: 262-551-5930.
FACETS Film Camp
This summer, FACETS is offering 10 in-person and virtual film camps designed to help youth stay creative over break. With a variety of camp options, from the flagship Film 101 camp to the new Introduction to YouTube camp, young creatives of all types can find something fun and affordable at FACETS Film Camps (1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago). Three, four, and five-day camp options are available for ages 8-17 from June 27-August 19, 2022. Enrollment ranges from $225-$500. www.facets.org/education/film-camps
IC Catholic Prep
Join IC Catholic Prep this Summer for their 2022 Summer Camps! Enroll in numerous camps for all ages Kindergarten-8th grade. Camps include: Track & Field, Bowling, Dance, Wrestling, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Football. Located at 217 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst. Be a part of something bigger at IC Catholic Prep. Sign up and learn more online at iccatholicprep.org/summer-camp-2022
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 fightingillini.com/camps
Little Mountain Community Theatre
Children entering grades 2-8 in the fall are invited to join us Mondays through Fridays, June 27 to July 8, for a two-week theatrical immersion while rehearsing for a production of The Music Man 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.
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.
Soccer Made in America
Soccer Made in America Training Camp is a high-quality program for players 4 – 14. 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. Aleks Mihailovic is recognized as one of the finest teachers of the game in the United States, specializing in technical and tactical elevation. 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 SMIA training program. Many have gone to compete at collegiate, professional, Olympic and national team levels. Son and midfielder, Djordje Mihailovic, grew up playing in the SMIA training camp environment. A full US National Team and Olympic team player recognized as one of the top players in the MLS. He is being considered by some of the top clubs in Europe. Come experience a great week at a SMIA camp. For camp schedule go to www.smia.com or call 630-257-6900 for more information.