Awesome Summer Camps in Chicago, IL

What time is it? SUMMER TIME! With promises of life slowly getting back to normal, now is a great time to start planning for the upcoming months. Kids have been cooped in the house and needing something to entertain them, summer camps are a true lifesaver. We know establishing new routines and adjusting to a new normal will be stressful. Lucky for you, we have put together a guide of some great summer camps in the Chicago area available for your children to help you start planning.

Child at robotics camp
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Snapology

‍Snapology’s curriculum is designed to build on the math, science and technology knowledge students have gained over the school year to keep them interested and engaged in STEAM year-round. But shh…don’t tell them it’s educational! The best part about Snapology is that their programs are so packed with fun, children will be excited to return to school next year to use what they've learned. Exciting summer camp themes include Adventures with Jedi Masters, Gamebots, Junior Creators, Amusement Park Engineering and much more! Snapology also focuses on developing real-world interpersonal skills through sharing ideas, communicating and working together. Learn more here.

Children at art camp
Photo courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Get creative this summer with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC summer camps are a great way to combine creativity and fun! Children will be able to experience different forms of art including drawing, painting, mixed media, fibers, performance, wearables, and animation. Camps with SAIC are interactive and have a strong emphasis on collaboration. Each week is different to allow students to participate in camps all summer!

Children in dance camp
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Dance to Evolve

Dance into fun this summer with Dance to Evolve. Dance camps are perfect for children of all ages and abilities. Each week is a new theme to keep kids excited. Camp themes include superheroes, jungle safari, rainbow unicorns, and fairyland. Children will be able to perform for parents on the last day of camp. Instructors will help students build confidence, learn dance techniques, and have fun!

Kids at basketball camp
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Breakthrough Basketball

Get up and active this summer with Breakthrough Basketball. Campers will be able to learn basketball skills like shooting and ball handling through fun and competitive games. While learning these skills, instructors will also help children build confidence and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. There are many camps available with different focuses all organized by age and location.

Child and penguin
Photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Get wild with summer camps at the Lincoln Park Zoo! Camps are available both in-person and online. Camps at the Lincoln Park Zoo are a great way for children to experience the great outdoors and learn about exciting animals. Camps have different themes throughout the summer including Storybook Safari, Animal Architects, Leaders of the Pack, Migrations Around the World, and many more! Discounts are available for zoo members.