Summer camps are a great time for Chicago kids to try new things, nurture unique interests, meet new friends, stretch their creativity, and have tons of summer fun! Get in on the fun before camps fill up!
*Since many camps are still finalizing their plans for camp this year, we will continue to add to this list. Keep checking back!
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Explore the magic of theatre with American Eagle's summer performing arts camps! Led by professional teaching artists, campers hone skills in acting, singing, and dance while playing games, socializing with peers, and performing for audiences.5437 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL Read More
Give your kiddos the gift of circus fun this summer at CircEsteem's Summer Circus Camp! Open to beginner students who are trying circus for the first time, intermediate, and advanced students wanting to work on skills.4848 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL Read More
Circus Camp for Kids 5-13. Have fun doing Gym Wheel, Aerial Silks, and more!5944 N Magnolia Ave., Chicago, IL Read More
Spend the summer with your friends at Dovetail Studios as we serve up some fun summer times. Sign up for dance themed camps such Pokémon, Frozen, Little Mermaid and The Floor is Lava tfor ages 5-7. For the older child and theatre lover, come join Skyline Children’s Theatre for Camp Rock and High School Musical 2! Don’t forget our Musical Theatre intensive featuring Shrek and Wicked. June-August2853 W. Montrose, Chicago, IL Read More
We are so proud to offer our first ever tennis camp - in German! Our native German speaking instructors are excited to welcome novices and intermediate players ages 10-14 to this 2-week session.Warren Park, 6601 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL Read More
Let's get Cooking this Summer! Is your child a wiz in the kitchen?!? Have they ever wanted to learn how to cook better? Well… get them in the kitchen this summer with our amazing Chef Janet Cobb during our Kids (7-11) & Teens (12-16) Cooking Camps!3617 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL Read More
Kids 2nd-9th grade can JOIN the CAST of Matilda the Musical Jr when they register for GingerSnap Performing Arts Summer Musical Theatre Camp! We'll spend 3 weeks rehearsing our lines, songs, and dance moves as we get ready for 1 weekend of professionally produced shows complete with costumes, set, props, and stage lighting that will be open to the public.2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL Read More
IAA has both summer camps and teen intensives! Our kids come back year after year and love working hard towards a performance that they are so proud of!3633 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL Read More
Take your creativity and curiosity to the next level with hands-on science camps Kids Science Labs camps include weekly themes ranging from Innovators Workshop to Space Camp for kids ages 4-12 yrs old.Locations in Chicago, Northbrook, and Wheaton, Chicago, IL Read More
Kids' Work Chicago Riverview's high-quality summer camp program for kids ages 3-6 is an extension of the exceptionally reliable care provided year-round in our children’s learning center.3429 N. California, Chicago, IL Read More
Our summer program runs from June - September from 8:30am-3:30pm with an optional Arts and Nature program from 3:30-6pm. Full time and part time schedules available. Each day features Montessori / Shelf Time, Tinkering and Engineering, Dramatic Play Open Ended Art and Expression, Gardening and plenty of outdoor time.3742 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL Read More
Campers explore ceramics, printmaking, metal-smithing, sewing, digital art, and more in week-long camps!4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL Read More
JUNE 12th-AUGUST 25TH
Little Beans offers a fun-filled camp for kids 2.5-9 years. Each week brings a new theme and unique fun. The week’s theme is included in the week’s activities and classes. Imaginative play, active play, sports, art, a daily class, a healthy snack, and outdoor games are included every day. Little Beans offers a preschool camp and a school aged camp.430 Asbury Ave, Evanston, IL Read More
Our camps are full instructional camps and we use very creative games and exercises to fully engage the players in learning while they have a great time playing and enjoying Golf and Tennis. The suitable ages for our camps is between 5yrs and 13yrs.141 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL Read More
Explore everything from singing, dancing, guitar, percussion, fiddle, harmonica, musical theater, and more in Old Town School's Summer "Mini-Camps"!4544 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL Read More
Whether your child is a budding artist, future engineer, sports enthusiast, or just looking forward to a relaxing summer break with friends, Pilgrim Lutheran Summer Camp offers a variety of themed activities (plus weekly field trips!) to keep them busy and having fun in the sun!4300 North Winchester , Chicago, IL Read More
Quad Indoor Sports Summer will never be cancelled due to weather. Our climate-controlled facility will keep campers, (ages 5-14), comfortable and dry. Quad Indoor Sports has you covered!2454 Oakton Street, Evanston, IL Read More
Redline VR will be hosting a variety of camps this summer including VR Gaming, Dungeons and Dragons, Music, Theater, and Sewing.4702 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL Read More
Senshi Karate of Chicago welcomes YOU to our 2023 Karate Summer CAMP! Make this year different, have fun and make new friends while learning something new!5707 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL Read More
School of Rock offers music camps perfect for musicians (ages 5-18) of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.5600 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL Read More
Fun and enriching S.T.E.A.M camp with both indoor and outdoor activities. What make our camp fun and enlightening is the use of LEGO®, Robotics and Engineering. Shh, don’t tell them it’s educational!Multiple locations, Chicago, IL Read More
Explore new art methods each week at the StudioUs Summer Art Workshops. Young artists can paint, sculpt, sew, write, and create in our weekly and single-day workshops from 10:00am to 3:00pm, running June 5th to August 25th.4806 N Clark St, Chicago, IL Read More
Summer Baking Camp, a hands on culinary experience for grade, middle school, and high school students.2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL Read More
After a half-day of exploring their imaginations and bodies via the performing arts with the professional theater and dance instructors at The Rooted Space, campers enjoy lunch on the playground and an enriching afternoon of music.1803 W Byron St., Suite 201, 3759 N Ravenswood Ave., Suite 119, Chicago, IL Read More
After a morning of music with Merry Music Makers and lunch on the playground, it's into the pool with the professional swim instructors at Edgewater Athletic Club for this weeklong camp!1040 W. Granville Ave., Chicago, IL Read More
Our little athletes are introduced to the fundamentals of such sports as soccer, t-ball, basketball, tennis, and other sports and group games. For our older athletes, this program is an opportunity for older kids to dig deeper into the games they love.
Each session includes four hours of focused instruction, drills, and friendly competition. Our coaches give detailed pointers while still keeping it fun.2957 N. Hoyne, Chicago, IL Read More
StoryStudio is proud to offer nine week-long writing workshops for young scribes. With our talented instructors, young writers can expect to learn elements of writing, build friendships and community with fellow peers, and get feedback on their creative works. Check out our different sessions, a mix of online and in-person, ranging from creative writing to comedy to screenwriting, and covering grades 5 through 12.4043 N. Ravenswood, #222, Chicago, IL Read More
Sports camps for kids ages 5-13 from 9:00-3:00 on specific weeks on the northside of Chicago. Our camps are focused on games, skill development and fun!Different Chicago Locations, Chicago, IL Read More
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