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.
Salt Creek Ballet
Join Salt Creek Ballet for our 6-week Summer Intensive from June 12th to July 21st. Classes and camps are available for all ages and taught by nationally renowned faculty. Classes include superior ballet training, with additional classes in contemporary, tap, jazz/musical theatre, character dance, and a pas de deux workshop. Students in Level B and above will perform in our Summer Workshop at the end of the Intensive. Jump start your dance training this summer! (630) 769-1199, 98 E. Chicago Ave, Westmont. www.saltcreekballet.org
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 5–22 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 www.SEASPAR.org.
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
Schaumburg On Stage
Join Schaumburg On Stage for our Summer Musical Theater Camp; Matilda Jr.
Placement Day is Sunday, June 25, 2023. First day of camp Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at our 1945 Wright Blvd. Studio in Schaumburg. Camp meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am until 3 pm through July 27th. Show dates August 4th, 5th and 6th at Cutting Hall. Tuition $450 per student. Limited Financial Aid Available. Visit us at www.schaumburgonstage.org for complete information.
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.
Calling all aspiring directors, actors, animators, and film editors: it’s time to tell your stories. This summer FACETS is offering 6 film camps for ages 8-17 designed to teach foundational filmmaking skills, story development, acting, animation and more! With a variety of camp options, including the flagship Film 101 camp and new YouTube camp, young creatives of all types can find something fun, educational, and affordable at FACETS Film Camps. Sign up today at www.facets.org.
Rock ‘n’ Kids
Summertime 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.
Creativity From the Heart Children’s
Studio Art Camps & Classes
Does your child love to draw, paint, sculpt, or just create? Join our art camps where students will create clay bugs, build fairy homes, create optical illusions, paint landscapes and more! Each week features two camps with small in-person groups great for ages 6 & up. Or join us for our 3-day classes, or daily workshops! Space is limited so inquire today at AnnGriffinArts@gmail.com or visit www.CreativityFromTheHeart.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
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 for full-day camps. www.dgparks.org/summercamps
NIU STEAM Camps!
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
Bensenville Park District’s Camps
Bensenville Park District summer camp programs are filling fast. The district offers Adventure, Discovery and Sports camps for children ages 6 to 10 in addition to Teen Leadership Camp for those ages 11-15 and Tot (age 2) and Sunshine Camps (3-to-5-year-olds). Camps begin Monday, June 5. Before- and after-camp experiences are also available for those ages 6 and older. Save $10/session by registering by May 5. BvilleParks.org/Camps.
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
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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