2024 Summer Camp Guide - Chicago Moms Network

Thank you for making the Chicago Moms Network Summer Camp Guide a part of your family’s camp research! We’ve curated a detailed list of the best camps being offered in 2024. We hope that this makes your search for your child’s perfect camp a little easier! 

The Local Moms Network and subsidiary Chicago Moms Network does not endorse any one camp and assumes no liability. When making your camp decision, please be sure to perform your due diligence.

All About Dance Summer Camp

501 W North Ave. Chicago, IL 60610
[email protected]

Creativity Camp: Join AAD’s Creativity Camp for a unique summer experience blending visual arts and dance. Expert instructors guide kids in painting, drawing, music, and dance, fostering self-expression and confidence. Enjoy laughter, exploration, and endless fun while inspiring the next generation of creatives!

Taylor Swift Camp: Dance to the tunes of Taylor Swift at AAD’s themed camp! Experience a week of music, movement, and fun inspired by her hits. Learn choreography, develop dance styles, and create memories with experienced instructors. This camp promises an empowering experience for Swift enthusiasts. Let’s make this summer extraordinary!

Age: Pre-K/Kinder (half days) 1st-4th Grade (full day)

Dates/Themes: See full list of dates offered for each theme in the graphic! 

Hours: Half Day 9am-12pm (Pre-K/Kinder), Full Day 9am-3pm (1st-2nd & 3rd-4th Grade) 


Altitude Chicago Summer Camp 202

404 N. Armour St. (Ashland and Kinzie)

Bounce over to Altitude Chicago for Summer Camp 2024!! Structured activities and free play on our 14, unique attractions including Extreme Dodgeball, Trampoline Basketball and Main Court!! Arts & Crafts and Team Building fun, too! Full day and half day options! DROP-IN and after-care available!

Age: 6 and up!

Dates: June 10, 2024-August 30, 2024

Hours: 9am-5pm 

Discount: Member and Sibling discount available

Bennett Day Camp

955 W. Grand Ave.

Ready to make the most of summer? Bennett Day Camp’s registration is now open for 2024! This summer they are excited to offer day & academic camps for ages 4-8 at their campus in Chicago’s West Loop/Fulton Market neighborhood. View all offerings in their Summer 2024 Camp Guide.

Camp Highlights:

  • Camp runs from June 17 – August 16 and costs $525/week+
  • Every week of day camp includes STEM, art, and movement activities that cover a broad range of interests.
  • Lunch and occasional sweet treats are included for all full-day campers.
  • Camp hours are 8:45 am – 3:00 pm (Monday-Friday) with extended hours available.
  • Bennett prides itself on being flexible. Their refund policy allows families to receive a full refund up until the first day of camp.
Camp Mission: At Bennett Day Camp we provide an enriching atmosphere that enables our campers to develop self-identity, leadership skills, and a lifelong sense of adventure. Our campers and counselors will participate in field trips, neighborhood explorations, team sports, music, arts, scientific discovery, and water play in a collaborative culture.
Age: 4-8


Day Camp ($525/Week): 

  • 6/17-6/21: Investigators (4-day camp)*
  • 6/24-6/28: Explorers
  • 7/1-7/3: Designers (3-day camp)**
  • 7/10-7/14: Creators
  • 7/17-7/21: Collaborators
  • 7/24-7/28: Inventors
  • 8/1-8/5: Storytellers
  • 8/8-8/12: Adventurers
  • 8/15-8/19: Field Trip Week***
*Camp is closed on 6/19 in observance of Juneteenth. Camp costs $420.
**Camp is closed on 7/4 and 7/5 in observance of July 4th. Camp costs $315.
***Field Trip Week costs $700 and includes all field trip costs.

Academic Camp with Connections Academics ($950-$1050):


  • 6/17-6/28: Reading Enrichment Camp for Ages 4-5
  • 6/17-6/28: Creative Writing Camp for Rising 2nd-4th Grade
  • 7/8-7/19: Reading Enrichment Camp for Rising 1st-2nd Grade
  • 7/8-7/19: Summer STEM Camp for Rising 2nd-4th Grade
  • 1-on-1 Tutoring is also available throughout the summer for Rising Kindergarten-5th Grade
View camp descriptions in their Summer 2024 Camp Guide

Hours: Full Day Camp from 8:45 am – 3:00 pm (extended hours are available)

Discounts: 10% off for siblings


Summer Preschool at Bubbles Academy

2184 N Elston Chicago, IL 60614
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Ignite wonder this summer and Bubbles Academy Art-Integrated Preschool! We offer full and half day options for ages 2-6 to have a blast making new friends, learning, growing and having plenty of outdoor time on our nature playground.

Full details at https://bubblesacademy.com/preschool/

Age: 2-6

Dates/Themes: June 3rd – August 23rd (monthly and full summer enrollment options)

Hours: 8am – 5pm (with half day and flexible scheduling options), morning & afternoon snack + lunch included

Connections Academics Summer Camps

Bennett Day School, 955 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 248-3043
[email protected]

Our academic summer camps are the perfect way to bridge the summer camp and prevent learning loss! This summer, we’re offering Reading, Writing and STEM Camps for Pre-K to 4th grade students at Bennett Day School. Camps are taught by licensed teachers and include a mix of fun and learning. Our theme this summer is “Going for Gold” complete with Olympics themed activities, lessons, books and crafts. Check out individual camp pages for more specific information on what will be offered. 
Age: Rising JK to Rising 4th Grade 
All camps this summer will be Olympics themed! 
Session 1: June 17th to June 28th
  • Rising JK Reading Enrichment Camp
  • Rising SK Reading Enrichment Camp
  • Rising 2nd-4th Grade Creative Writing Camp 
Session 2: July 8th-19th
  • Rising 1st Grade Reading Enrichment Camp 
  • Rising 2nd Grade Reading Enrichment Camp 
  • Rising 2nd-4th Grade Creative Writing Camp 
  • Rising 2nd-4th Grade Summer STEM Camp 

Hours: 9am-12pm, with option to join Bennett Day School camp for lunch and traditional camp fun in the afternoon 


Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago

2641 W Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612
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HiFive Sports Camp is back for our 24th summer in the city! HiFive is a sports camp offering a full menu of team sports designed for kids from Pre-K (4 years old) to 8th grade. HiFive Sports Camp Chicago is about so much more than winning and losing… it is about teamwork, playing hard and playing fair. And it is about making new buddies and enjoying the comradery. A camp that is as encouraging as it is challenging. As safe as it is high-energy. And as instructional as it is fun. We are a full-service day camp that offers a delicious hot lunch program, swim instruction, to-and-from bus transportation and field trips too! At HiFive, FUN is the name of the game!

Age: 4-13

Dates/Themes: June 17 – August 9 (8 Weeks). Week 4 and Week 8 contain End-of-Session Award Ceremonies.

Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM (AfterCamp care available until 5:30 PM)

Discount: Yes. Parents can use code LPAM24 to get up to $350 off!

Junior Chefs Kitchen Summer Camp 

2448 North Lincoln, Suite 2, Chicago, IL. 60614
[email protected]

Junior Chefs Kitchen is enriching young lives through an adventure in culinary and nutrition education. We are so fortunate to work with a Registered Dietitian who helps guide our curriculum, recipes and more with evidence-based nutrition information.
Our Summer Camp gives your child the opportunity to have fun and explore cooking in a clean, safe environment. The curriculum will reflect our daily classes and be a mixture of cooking (and cleaning) and will revolve around an interactive theme with different lesson plans that will keep your child engaged. On any given day, your child might take a cooking class, prepare a meal for someone in need, meet a chef, learn about the history of various foods and cultures, arts and crafts, create their own recipe, get a little physical activity at nearby Jonquil park, and occasionally go on a field trip to visit a professional kitchen!
Age: 4+
  • June 10-14: Breakfast Beats
  • June 17-21: Around The World
  • June 24-28: Colors of the Rainbow
  • July 1-5 (No Camp July 4th): Red, White, & Blue
  • July 8-12: Cupcake Wars
  • July 15-19: Farm to Table
  • July 22-26: Pizza, Pasta, & Bread, Oh My!
  • July 29-Aug 2: 30 Minute Meals
  • Aug 5-9: Plant Powered
  • Aug 12-16: Colors of the Rainbow Part 2
  • Aug 19-21: Mini Meals
  • Aug 26-30: Around the World Part 2


  • Full Day: 9am-3pm, $650 Per Week, $140 Drop In
  • Half Day: 9am-12pm, $350 Per Week, $75 Drop In
  • After-Care is available from 3-5pm for an additional $20 per day. Must be purchased at time of registration or no later than 1 week prior to the start of camp.
  • Lunch & Snack Included – just bring a labeled water bottle!

Discounts: EARLY BIRD PRICING: 10% off when you sign up before March 31, 2024 + Siblings get 10% off

Camp Kid’s Work 

3429 N. California Chicago, IL 60618

Camp Kids’ Work is designed for children ages 3- 6 years-old is an extension of Kids’ Work’s top-rated and exceptionally reliable children’s learning center.  Located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, this program has convenient scheduling options to meet every family’s needs. 

Each week offers a different theme for learning and exploring, and campers will enjoy weekly music classes with Ms. Elisa of Wee Groove, yoga sessions with Buddha Belly Yoga, Spanish class, in-house special activities, and local field trips! In addition, campers will also enjoy fun outdoor activities including; walking trips, water play, sports, and free play on our beautiful, onsite playground! Campers also enjoy freshly prepared meals and snacks each day from Healthy Organic Kids

Age: 3-6

Dates/Themes: SESSION 1: June 10-June 28 *KWCR closed June 19th SESSION 2: July 8-July 26 SESSION 3: July 29- August 16


  • Under the Sea
  • Outer Space
  • Pirate Adventures
  • Safety
  • The Zoo
  • Camping
  • Our City Chicago
  • At the Beach
  • Farmers Markets
  • Fun with Sports
  • Science Fun
  • and MORE!

Hours: Open drop off/ pick up between 7:30am-6:30pm

Lillstreet Art Center 

4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
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Lillstreet Art Center offers a wide variety of summer camps for children and teens ages 3-16 in multimedia and specialized art forms including pottery, digital art, photography, fashion design, jewelry, comics, painting and more. Each day, campers add to the lively Lillstreet community, working and learning alongside professional artists. Each student is seen as an individual with a unique voice. Instructors foster a relaxed and non-competitive environment in the classroom and everyone has lots of fun!

Age: 3-16

Dates/Themes: New camps begin every week, June 10 – Aug 23, 2023

Hours: Full day and half day camps available

Pedalheads Camps


  • Chicago – Andersonville – St. Augustine College
  • Chicago – Bucktown – Moos Elementary School
  • Chicago – Lake View – William H. Prescott Elementary
  • Chicago – Lakeview High School 
  • Chicago – North Center – Alexander Graham Bell Elementary
  • Chicago – North Center – Horner Park
  • Chicago – Roscoe Village – Alcott College Prep
  • Chicago – West Loop – Mitchell Elementary School
  • Naperville – Community Christian Church
  • River Forest – Concordia University Chicago
  • Wilmette – Baker Demonstration School

[email protected]

Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride week-long summer bike camp for kids 2-12, best known for helping kids get off training wheels and riding on their own. We combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling curriculum, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get some of the most tentative kids biking on their own. We also offer advanced bike camp options that focus on road safety and trail riding.

Why Pedalheads?

  • Proven track record over the last 25+ years
  • Winner of several Parents Choice Awards for Best Children’s Day Camp
  • Fully trained instructors for beginner and advanced levels
  • Weekly Half-day, All-day, and 1.5hr Tots options

Age: 2-12

Dates/Themes: Weekly June 10 – August 12, 2024

Hours: All Day (9am – 4pm), Half Day (AM 9am – 12pm, PM 1pm – 4pm), and Tots programs (9am – 10:30am, 10:45am – 12:15pm)

Discount: CHICAGOMOMS50 for a $50 discount valid till August 30, 2024. Must be used at time of purchase.


The Revival Summer Camp 

906 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 680-6721‬
[email protected]

Campers ages 6-12 can expect a warm, joyful, and supportive environment that celebrates each day with a variety of fun, “on-your-feet” classes including: improv, sketch comedy, music, and more. Our instructors are among the best in Chicago with a wealth of classroom and stage experience. Summer Camp at The Revival offers a wonderful opportunity to jumpstart creativity, develop new skills, and have fun!

Age: 6-12
Dates/Themes: June 10th – August 30th
Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saint Luke Summer Camp 

1500 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL  60657
[email protected]

A Summer Full of Activity, Exploration & Learning! 2024 Summer Camp will run for 7 weeks from June 10th – August 2nd. Each theme-based week will include art, outdoor adventures, hands-on engaging projects, free play & water activities, in a fun and safe environment.   No camp week of July 4th. Before & After Care is available.

Age: 3 years-old through rising 3rd graders.  (Must turn 4 by September 1, 2024 and be potty trained)


  • June 10 – 14        Magical Creatures
  • June 17 – 21        Superheroes
  • June 24 – 28         Imagination Station
  • July 8 – 12            Mighty Pups!
  • July 15 – 19           Jr. Detectives
  • July 22 – 26           Young Explorers
  • July 29 – Aug. 2     Olympics – Go for the Gold!
Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm.  Before Care (8:00 – 9:00am) and After Care (3:00 – 6:00pm) is available for an extra fee.
Discounts?: Early Bird Pricing until March 15th!  Register for all 7 Weeks at once to receive a 5% discount. Must register for all 7 weeks at once to receive the discount.

Skyline Children’s Theater Broadway Summer Camp

Lincoln Park: Greenhouse Theater Center located at 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Lakeview: Southport Fundamentals 3827 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Ravenswood: Dovetail Studios located at 2853 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 

(773) 234-7688

Sing, dance, act, and have fun in the sun with Skyline all summer long! In Skyline’s Broadway Summer Camps, rising young stars ages 5-14 will discover the magic of musical theater and fall in love with the performing arts, all while building self-confidence, making new friends, and having fun. With the guidance of Skyline’s fabulous Teaching Artists, actors will each memorize a named role in the show, learn fully-staged songs and dances, and work together as a team to create an incredible performance for friends and family on the final day of each camp. 2024 Broadway Camps run June 10th-August 23rd. Summer Titles include Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical 2, Shrek the Musical, and Matilda. The stage is set. The spotlight awaits. It’s time to shine at Broadway Summer Camp!
Age: 5-14
Dates/Themes: Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical 2, Shrek the Musical, and Matilda
Hours: 9am-4pm
Discounts: Sibling discounts offered for the second sibling enrolled in a camp of equal or lesser value!



Summer Art Camp at Small Gathering

3717 N Ravenswood Ave Suite 115W, Chicago IL, 60613
[email protected]

Summer Art Camp is designed for children ages 5-8 years.  We will work with different mediums throughout the week, including paint, clay, collage, and more. Students will have the opportunity to bring home their unique creations at the end of the week. Our mornings together will include individual art time, collaborative art time, daily walks, sensory art play and snack/bathroom breaks.

Age: 5-10 y/o


Sculpture Camp – 6/10- 6/14
Abstract Painting Camp – 6/17- 6/21
Pop Art Camp – 6/24 – 6/28
Fiber Camp – 7/8 – 7/12
Collage Camp – 7/15 – 7/19
Mexican Folk Art Camp – 7/22 – 7/26
Photography Camp – 7/29 – 8/2
Clay Camp – 8/5 – 8/9
Printmaking Camp – 8/12 – 8/16
Hours: 9am-1pm (Extended Hours 1pm-3pm)

Stages Chicago

1535 N Dayton St, Chicago, IL 60642 (Lincoln Park); 1150 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60607 (West Loop)
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Stages has combined the magic of Broadway with the fun and freedom of summer to create the ultimate theater camp experience for children and teens. Camps are run by professional teaching artists with years of experience both onstage and in the classroom and offered in both the West Loop and Lincoln Park. NEW FOR 2024: 2 and 3 Week long production camps Gr. 3-12, Eras Camp featuring the songs of Taylor Swift, Harry Potter Acting Intensive for campers in Gr. 4-8 and a Shakespeare Intensive inspired by the hit musical “& Juliet” (Gr. 4-8)!

Age: 3-18 years

Dates/Themes: Camps run June 10 – August 23. Themes vary by age & location.                                                                                                            

Hours: Half day: 9:00am – 12:00pm, Full day: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Before Care: 8:30am-9:00am, After Care: 4:00-5:30pm

Discount: Early Enrollment Discount when you enroll before April 1

Steve & Kate’s Camp 


1340 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607 (West Loop – Chicago World Language Academy)

3500 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (Lakeview – Audubon Elementary)

4046 N Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60618 (North Center – Coonley Elementary)

2851 N Seminary Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (Lincoln Park)

1621 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Bucktown)

1200 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201 (Evanston)

1185 Sheridan Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022 (Glencoe)

145 S Green Bay Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 (Lake Forest)

Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. Kids choose from a variety of activities in real-time, including sewing, coding, maker crafts, baking, sports, and more! As kids try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of the world with creativity and confidence.

Families can buy any number of days, to use at any time–no weekly reservations required. Or, buy a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. Either way, any unused Passes are automatically refunded at summer’s end.

Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Age: 4-12

Dates: June 10th – August 16th, check your preferred sites for their exact dates!

Hours: 8am-6pm Monday-Friday

Discounts: Financial aid is available for qualifying families

Ultimate Ninjas Summer Camp

2500 W. Bradley Place, Chicago IL 60618
[email protected]


Your kids will have a ton of fun in our gym this summer with obstacle training, weekly themes, group races, and outdoor time.

Age: 5-13

Dates/Themes: June 10th – Aug 30th.  Weekly themes are here (scroll down):  https://ultimateninjas.com/location/chicago/summer-camps/

Hours: Full day camp – 9am – 3:30pm, Half day mrng camp – 9am – 12pm, Half day afternoon camp – 12:30pm – 3:30pm.  After-care:  3:30pm – 5:30pm

A Fairytale Ballet Summer Camps 

Lakeview: 3234 N Southport Ave
Bucktown: 2243 W North Ave


Phone Number:
Lakeview: 773- 477- 4488
Bucktown: 773-606-0318

[email protected]

Twirl into a magical summer in our Fairytale Ballet Mini or Lunch Bunch Camps featuring enchanting children’s literature with Ballet, Costume, Props & Crafts.  Ballerinas love discovering new themes & stories each week, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Frozen, Moana and more! Don’t miss our Academy Camps for ages 6 and up, which include Ballet and Ballet Story development, Character, Tap, Contemporary & Jazz.


2-3 years with Caretaker
3-6 years
6+ years


Dates and Themes: June 24 – August 18



2-3 years:
Mini Camp With Caregiver 9:15-10:15
3-6 years:
Lunch Bunch Camps 10:30-1:30 or 12:00-3:00
Mini-Camps 10:30-12:00 or 1:30-3:00
6+ years:
Days & Times Vary – Follow us on Instagram @afairytaleballet or check afairytaleballet.com for details & updates.
A-la-carte camps offered Mon-Fri.  Choose your week, then choose your day(s).
**We also offer weekly SUMMER CLASSES beginning June 24th**


Game On! Sports 4 Girls

Walt Disney Magnet School 4140 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, IL
[email protected]

Girls K-8th, join us for weeks of empowering FUN & Sports at the Nike Girls Multi-Sport Camp with Game On! Sports 4 Girls in Chicago, IL. Girls of all skill levels will learn and play multiple sports daily in a confidence-building and FUN environment. Game On! may offer campers daily/weekly exposure to a wide range of sports including: lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, field hockey, flag football, pickleball, martial arts & more.

While sports and active play happen all day, we also work to impact each camper’s growth on and off the field, integrating lessons focusing on self-esteem, respect, nutrition, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, & more. Camp includes exposure to role models through highly-trained staff, motivational speakers and clinics. Since 2007, our mission has been to ensure every Game On! girl experiences growth as an athlete and a person, along with feeling empowered, confident, proud & “GirlStrong.”
Ponytails (K-1st campers): Gain confidence in the fundamental movements behind critical sports skills through creativity and fun. Read more here. Half day option available for K campers only.
Bright Stars (2nd-4th campers): A summer of sports fun and learning intersects with growth and empowerment. Read more here.
Sports Leadership (5th-8th campers): Integrates in-depth sports learning and play, leadership training and team-building. Read more here.
Dates/Themes: June 17 – August 9 
Hours: 9am – 4pm (after camp care available)

Green Explorers Club 

2936 N Southport Ave, Suite 308
(312) 520-7500
[email protected]

Did you know the average American child can identify roughly 1,000 corporate logos, but can only identify a handful of plants and animals in their hometown? We created Green Explorers Club to help change those numbers. Your Green Explorer will learn about nature and sustainability through hands-on projects and science experiments that help them understand and navigate our changing planet. In our summer camps, your child will explore far away ecosystems, start their own gardens, learn how to protect our oceans, discover famous environmentalists, and become environmental experts themselves at the end of each week. Check out our website for the full lineup of fun!

Age: Sprouts Camp – ages 4-7, Full Day Camp – ages 5-10

Dates/Themes: June 10th-August 16th, 9 different themes to choose from!

Hours: Sprouts (4-7yrs) 9am-12pm, Full-Day (5-10yrs) 9am-3pm.  After Care – 3-6pm

Discounts:  Early Bird ends 2/15.  5% discount for siblings and multi week purchases. 

Summer at Latin Day Camp 

59 W. North Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610-1492
[email protected]

Located near Lake Michigan, Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park neighborhood and some of the best museums in the world, Latin provides children of all ages (preschoolers to teens) with access to a unique urban summer camp experience that includes myriad opportunities to explore the best of what the city has to offer. There is also a large selection of academic and recreational programming to choose from, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities and on-site swimming lessons. In addition, Latin offers top-notch amenities for full-day camps such as a full food service program that provides campers with nutritious meals that are tailored to their dietary and food allergy needs.

Visit https://www.latinschool.org/summer/about-summer to learn more about Summer at Latin or register for our camps. Have questions? Contact Cat or Chase at [email protected].

Age: Ages 4-14, based on birthdate as a Sept. 1, 2024

Dates/Themes: Day Camp Session 1: June 17 – July 3; Day Camp Session 2: July 8-26; (closed June 19; July 4 and 5)

Hours: 9am-3pm. Extended day available for all full-day or morning camps.

Mini Jam Tot Camp

1909 W Byron Ave

Embark on a musical adventure tailored just for your little ones at the Merry Music Makers Mini Jam Tot Camp! This engaging drop-off camp, located conveniently in Northcenter at the newly renovated American Theater building on Byron at Lincoln Avenue, promises an unforgettable experience for your 3-5-year-old music enthusiasts.
  • Storybook Musical Themes: Each day brings a new musical journey inspired by captivating storybooks. Through singing, playing, and dancing, our little campers explore the magic of music.

  • Sensory Exploration: Dive into a world of sensory delights with specially crafted sensory bins, providing a hands-on experience that enhances their connection to the music.

  • Snack and Potty Breaks: Our campers enjoy essential breaks for snacks and potty time, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Sample Schedule: 

  • 9:00-9:20: Morning centers

  • 9:20- 9:40: Circle Time 

  • 9:40- 10:10: Storybook-inspired musical exploration

  • 10:10-10:30 Snack

  • 10:30-11:20: Whole group theme-related musical activity 

  • 11:20-11:30- get ready to go home

Mini Jam is a perfect first-time drop-off experience for your little one. Caring instructors will inspire campers’ curiosity about the musical world around them!

Age: 3-5 years old
Week 1: Meet The instruments (6/17-6/21)
Week 2: Around The World (6/24-6/28)
Week 3: The Science of Sound (7/8-7/12)
Week 4: Percussion and Drumming (7/15-7/19)
Week 5: Meet the Instruments (7/22-7/26)
Week 6: Around the World (7/29-8/2)
Week 7: The Science of Sound (8/5-8/9)
Hours: 9am-11:30am 
Discounts: Multi-week enrollment OR sibling discount save $15


My Gym South Loop

1333 S Wabash Ave
(312) 600-9772
[email protected]

At My Gym camp we activate the fun every single day – SO LET THE FUN BEGIN! Energizing games, exciting gymnastics, cool arts and crafts, and music that guarantees to keep them moving and engaged.

Our half-day drop-off program, pay-by-day options and multi-day and Class Card discounts make My Gym camp an awesome, affordable, no-stress option.

My Gym Summer Camp is conducted in a clean, safe and caring environment in our air-conditioned gym.

Age: 4-8.5 years old
Dates/Themes: Mid-June to August (details on our website)
Hours: Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm, Thursday 1:00-4:00pm, Friday 1:00-4:00pm       
Discounts: $49 pay per camp day, 5-day camp: $196, 10-day camp: $343 (Camp cards CAN be shared between Siblings)



School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)’s Summer Arts Camps 

36 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60603
[email protected]

SAIC’s Children’s Multi-Arts Camps (ages 6-9) and Middle School Program (ages 10-13), held on our state-of-the-art campus in Chicago’s loop, offer course subjects and resources not available to young artists and creators anywhere else in the world, and include daily visits to the Art Institute of Chicago museum. Kids learn to discover, explore, and imagine in their own unique ways, experimenting with a variety of art materials and methods that encourage the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Each class has a new theme so students can enroll in multiple sessions. Course subjects include Animation, Architecture, Comics, Painting, Sustainable Practices, Video Game Design, World-Building Camp, and more. Learn more and register at saic.edu/cs!

Age: 6-13



Children’s Multi-Arts Camp (Ages 6-9) 2024 Session Dates:
SESSION 1: TWO WEEKS | 7/1–7/12,     M-F, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

SESSION 2: TWO WEEKS | 7/15–7/26,  M-F, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
SESSION 3: TWO WEEKS | 7/29–8/9,   M-F, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
SESSION 4: ONE WEEK    | 8/5–8/9,     M-F 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.


Middle School Program (Ages 10-13) 2024 Session Dates:

SESSION 1: TWO WEEKS | 7/1–7/12, M-F, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

  • Animation Camp: 10-13 #1181
  • Comics and Graphic Novels Camp: 10-13 #1179
  • Drawing and Painting Camp: 10-11 #1196
  • Drawing and Painting Camp: 12-13 #1199
  • Fashion Camp: 10-13 #1180
  • Toy Design Camp: 10-13 #1186
  • Video Game Design Camp: 10-13 #1178

SESSION 2: TWO WEEKS | 7/15–7/26, M-F, 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

  • Architecture Camp: 10-13 #1185
  • Drawing and Painting Camp: 10-11 #1197
  • Drawing and Painting Camp: 12-13 #1200
  • Fashion Camp: 10-13 #1187
  • Illustration Camp: 10-13 #1189
  • Video Production Camp: 10-13 #1188
  • World Building Camp: 10-13 #1182

SESSION 3: TWO WEEKS | 7/29-8/9, M-F, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.


  • Advanced Drawing Camp: 10-13 #1202
  • Animation Camp: 10-13 #1193
  • Architecture Camp: 10-13 #1190
  • Comics and Graphic Novels Camp: 10-13 #1191
  • Drawing and Painting Camp: 10-11 #1198
  • Drawing and Painting Camp: 12-13 #1201
  • Fashion Camp: Accessories and Embellishments: 10-13 #1192
Family Camp (Ages 4-10 with Adult) 2024 Session Dates:
  • SESSION 4 (8/5–8/9), #1176, M-F, 9-12
  • SESSION 4 (8/5–8/9), #1177, M-F, 1-4

Hours: M-F, 9 am – 4 p.m.

Discount: Financial Aid and Scholarships are available.

Summer Jam & Swim

6218 N Kenmore Ave
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Dive into a summer filled with music, creativity, and splashes at our Summer Jam & Swim Camp! This exciting camp, designed for kids aged 6-12, offers a unique blend of musical exploration and aquatic adventures.

Camp Logistics:

  • Beginning at 8:45, you may drive up to the loading zone at the entrance to Edgewater Athletic Club. Then proceed to the front desk where we’ll escort your child to the classroom. You MUST sign your child in and out each day. The loading zone and entrance are at 6218 N Kenmore Ave.

  • Outdoor Time: Lunchtime includes outdoor activities on the nearby Loyola campus field. We will be outdoors at lunchtime, so feel free to apply sunscreen before camp.

  • Food & Drink: Pack a water bottle, peanut-free snack, and lunch.

  • Swimming: To make life easier for younger children, we recommend that you send your child with their swimsuit on under their clothes. After exiting the pool, we will have small towels on hand for drying off, but having their own towel would be preferable. Packing a pair of goggles and a swim cap is useful. Pack a change of clothes as backup.

  • Aftercare: Limited aftercare is available upon request at a rate of $25 for one child, $35 for 2 children from 3-4pm only.

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:45-9:00am: Morning Centers

  • 9:00-9:30am: Morning Meeting

  • 9:30-9:50am: Mini Lesson

  • 9:50-10:20am: Snack

  • 10:20-11:20am: Stations

  • 11:20-11:50am: Whole Group Activity

  • 11:50am-12:00 pm: Get Ready for Lunch

  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

  • 1:00-3:00pm: Swimming warm-ups, instruction, and free play.

Join us for a summer of musical exploration and aquatic fun! Enroll your child now for the best of both worlds – arts and exercise in one amazing camp experience!

Age: 6-12 


  • Week 1: Meet the Instruments (June 10-14)

  • Week 2: Percussion and Drumming (June 17-21)

  •  Week 3: Your Vocal Instrument (June 24-28)

  • Week 4: Music by the Decades (July 8-12)

  • Week 5: Storytelling through Music (July 15-19)

  •  Week 6: The World of Jazz (July 22-26)

  • Week 7: Around the World (July 29-Aug 2)

  • Week 8: The Science of Sound (Aug 5-9)

  • Week 9: Best of Summer 2024! (Aug 12-16)

Hours: 9am-3pm   
Discounts: Multi-week enrollment OR sibling discount save $25


Summer Art Camp at The Paintbrush

2446 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 
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For ART-loving kids ages 4-10. Explore ART through a variety of approaches including drawing, painting, ARTist inspired projects, weekly tie-dye day and slime day, games and more! Lunch break and some ART exploration/play may take place outdoors (weather permitting).

*older kids are welcome, especially older sibling and repeat campers.


Age: Summer ART Camp at The Paintbrush (Ages 4-10)


June 10-14 Click to Register

July 22-26 Click to Register

August 5-9 Click to Register

August 19-23 Click to Register


Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:45-3:15 (NEW LONGER DAY!) ages 4-10* Weekly tuition includes The Paintbrush t-shirt.

Unicoi Art Studio

2059 W Belmont Ave.
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This summer, campers will be exploring COLOR! Each week, our young artists will explore a new color/color scheme and the many associations we form with them! With everything from One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eaters to famous works by artists such as Jasper Johns, your camper will learn all about the power and role color plays in the world we live in!

Campers days will be a mix of free-play with toys and open crafts, structured 1-hr art projects, and a daily trip to the park!


Age: 4-12 yrs

Dates/Themes: Week of June 3rd- Week of Aug 19th

Hours: Morning (9am-1pm), Afternoon (1:30-4pm), Full Day (9am-4pm) and Before/After Care. 

Any Discounts: Early Bird Discount (summerofart) until 3/22, 10% siblings discount

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