2022 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs

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It may still be chilly, but spring break camps are ready for sign-ups! Our guide to all things spring break (including camps, activities, and other fun events) includes fun all over the western suburbs. Whether you’re looking for full-day options, one-off activities, or family fun to do together, you’ll find options below. Everything’s broken down by event type and town to make finding good options a little easier. Pro tip? Think about using spring break camps to test out your summer camp plans: If there’s a summer camp option you’ve been eyeing, but aren’t familiar with the organization or venue, try a spring break camp to see if it’s a good fit for your child. (Annie just released our full summer camp guide, too!)

This guide to spring break is sponsored by Breakaway Basketball and the Naperville Park District.

Breakaway Basketball Spring Break Showdown

Breakaway Basketball
Locations in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Lombard, Homer Glen, Lemont, and Milwaukee
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Breakaway Basketball is the largest skill development program in IL training over 10K players a year and over 500 teams. Their mission is to teach players how to work hard and understand that being successful at anything is a process. This process takes focus, hard work, perseverance, and patience. They use the game of basketball to teach these lessons that will translate to their everyday lives.

The Spring Break Showdown is a 5-day clinic open to boys and girls in grades 1-12 where players compete against other players in a 4 on 4 short-court. Players will spend 40 minutes on skill development each day followed by 35 minutes of games. There will be a regular season, playoffs, and the championship game on the big court.

Naperville Park District Spring Break Camps

Naperville Park District Spring Break Camps. Programs begin March 28. Ages 3-14. Register today.

Naperville Park District
Various locations across Naperville
(630) 848-5000
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The Naperville Park District is offering so many choices for spring break camp fun this year! Options abound for ages 3 to 14.

Sports camps include gymnastics, badminton, baseball, cheerleading, dodgeball, flag football, volleyball, and more. During LEGO: Pokémon Engineering using LEGO® camp, kids ages five through seven will build their own Pokémon-themed creations. Two theater camps let budding performers play in the worlds of Ninja vs. Unicorns or Wicked, ending with a one-of-a-kind performance.

Sign up is open, so register today!

Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in Chicago’s West Suburbs

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Spring Break Camps

The Park District of Forest Park Spring Break Camps (Forest Park)
March 21 – 25, 2022 | 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sports, crafts, and activities for grades K – 6. Sign up for the whole week, or just one day of fun.

Fox Valley Park District’s Spring Break Camps (Aurora)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | full- and half-day options
With Spring Blast Camp, MVP Sports Academy, Gymnastics Camp, and Chess Scholars, there’s something for every child to enjoy.

Flying High Spring Break Break Camp (Countryside)
March 28 – April 1 and April 18 – 22, 2022 | 8:00am – 3:00pm; half-days and extended care available
Ages 4 – 12 are welcome to these themed weeks of fun.

Darien Park District’s Spring Break Camp
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Camps available from children ages 613. Different games and activities each day.

Chess Scholars Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am 12:00pm
Kids can spend the week learning skills and playing chess. No experience needed.

Link Day Off Adventures Spring Break Camps (Downers Grove)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | times vary with extended care available
Activities, games, crafts, and more.

Let’s Play It Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
A physical fitness class offered by Afterschool Enrichment Solutions.

Windy City Ninja Spring Break Camp (Elmhurst)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30pm – 3:30pm
A week of camp at Windy City Ninjas in Elmhurst, offered through the Downers Grove Park District.

Smart Start Art Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Fun, games, and art projects for kids aged 5 to 9 through Afterschool Enrichment Solutions.

Museum Explorer Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am 12:00pm
Kids spend the week exploring all there is at the Downers Grove Museum.

Half-Day Spring Break Nature Camp (Downers Grove)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Kids can spend spring break exploring and discovering throughout Lyman Woods.

Spring Break Art Camp and Spring Break Junior Art Camp (Elmhurst)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 3:00pm; junior camp also has half-day options
Individual and group art project at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Gym Class (Elmhurst)
March 28 – April 2, 2022; register for one or multiple days | 7:00am 6:00pm
Come dressed for fun! Children in kindergarten through 5th grade will spend the day playing in the gym and making new friends.

Geneva Park District’s Spring Break Fun Zone (Geneva)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 8:00am 2:15pm; extended care available
Register for one day, more than one day, or the whole week!

The Community House’s Spring Break Camp (Hinsdale)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 7:00am – 3:30pm
Join for games, activities, sports and arts and crafts.

Gemini Gymnastics Spa-Nastics Spring Break Camp (La Grange)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 8:45am – 11:45am
Register by the day. Gymnastics activities followed by spa services from Pamper Me Pretty Parties.

Spring Break Quest (Lisle)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 7:15am – 6:00pm
Kids will have a great time making new friends and learning new things. Register for one day, multiple days, or the whole week.

Spring Break Camp (Lombard)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 4:00pm; extended care available
Kids will do crafts, play games, and have fun making new friends.

Naperville Park District Spring Break Camps (Naperville)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | times vary
For kids from ages 3-14 years old, Naperville is offering all sorts of fun spring break camps. Check out athletics camps, LEGO camp, performing arts camps, and more.

Naperville Area Humane Society Spring Break Junior Internship (Naperville)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
This week-long adventure in animal care gives teens aged 12 to 15 an inside experience with working at a local animal shelter.

Spring Break Camp (North Riverside)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am 3:00pm
Campers will enjoy a day (or more!) of fun-filled games, crafts, and activities.

Oak Brook Park District’s Pee Wee Spring Break Camp (Oak Brook)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 11:30am
Arts and crafts, games, sports and storytime will fill these fun sessions for your 3 5 year old. Sign up for individual days or the whole week.

Oak Brook Park District’s Playground Spring Break Camp (Oak Brook)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Arts, crafts, games, and more. Campers go swimming at the aquatic center every day.

Breakaway Basketball’s Spring Break Showdown (Oak Brook)
March 28– April 1, 2022 | times vary depending on age
Sign up for the appropriate session to join in a 4-on-4 shortcourt tournament. Read more about this fun opportunity above!

Villa Park Spring Break Camp (Villa Park)
March 28 – April 1, 2022 | 9:00am 4:00pm; extended care available
Games and activities for ages 5–12; sign up for one or more days.

Spring Break Camp (Warrenville)
March 28 – April 1, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts and adventures await. Ages 3 to 11.

Westmont Yard’s Spring Break Camp (Westmont)
March 28 – April 1, 2021 | 6:30am – 6:00pm
Field trips to Enchanted Castle, laser tag, and roller skating help make this camp for children in kindergarten through eighth grade extra fun.

Future Pros Spring Break Camp (Woodridge)
March 28 – 31, 2022 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Whether practicing the basics or advancing skills, kids spend the week playing soccer with new friends. Runs Monday to Thursday.

Wheaton Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 28 – April 1, 2021 | times vary
With full-time traditional day camps, half-day sports camps, and spring adventure camps, there’s something for everyone.

Second City Spring Break Camps (Chicago or Virtual)
April 11 – 15, 2022 | times vary
Virtual or in-person improv classes for kids at this storied improv institution.

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Spring Break Activities

You may not be heading somewhere warm for spring break, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the afternoon swimming. Splash around for a day-trip at one of these nearby indoor waterparks, or even plan a night away.

Nature centers offer a dose of the great outdoors, even when the weather isn’t cooperating. Visit one of these local Nature Centers and bring the outdoor fun inside!

The zoo is always more fun when the weather cooperates! Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, Cosley Zoo, and Philips Park Zoo are all amazing spots for kids to spot some of their favorite animals.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is filled with lush, colorful vegetation year round. The Oak Park Conservatory is a great spot as well!

If the weather is nice, find a new playground to swing, jump, and climb. Readers voted and came up with an awesome list of the 10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs. Sick of playing at the same places? Here’s a list of new playgrounds!

Discover some local waterfalls and explore one of the Best Forest Preserve Trails for Kids. If you’re up for a drive, spend the day soaking in some fresh air with a hike at Starved Rock downstate in Utica. Check out our tips!

Not so great outside? Many indoor play places are open and ready for fun!

A day trip to Chicago is a time-honored tradition for suburban families on spring break. Why not check out the Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, or the Shedd Aquarium?

How about a family game of bowling at one of these kid-friendly bowling alleys?

Find even more indoor fun and get your game on! We’ve rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms in the Chicago area.

The suburbs are home to some of the best libraries in the country. Grab a pile of new books at your local library and spend your day reading together. Don’t forget your library card!

The outdoor ice skating rinks may be closed for the season, but there are many indoor options with public skate times! Check this out: Ice Skating Rinks for Families in the Western Suburbs.

Eat lunch or dinner at one of these destination restaurants. Don’t forget our list of places that usually offer kids eat free, but you will want to call ahead to confirm the deal.

It looks like rain is in the forecast for spring break. Head to our guide to rainy day fun for even more ideas!

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Spring Break Events

Spring Break week is a great time to check out new events around the western suburbs. Check out our events calendar for events hosted by local libraries, park districts, businesses, and more! Here are a few events going on during the week of March 28 to April 1, when most area schools will be on spring break:

Miss Jamie Mondays Interactive Musical Series (Aurora)
March 28, 2022, 10:30am – 11:15am

Irish Dance (Brookfield)
March 28, 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Meet an Archaeologist (Elmhurst)
March 28, 2022, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Take It Tuesday (Clarendon Hills)
March 29, 2022, 10:00am – 8:00pm

Museum of Contemporary Art Free Day (Chicago)
March 29, 2022, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Mid-Day Movie (Darien)
March 29, 2022, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Museum Free Day (Oak Brook)
March 30, 2022, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Open Nature Play Day (Chicago)
March 30, 2022, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Hot Wheelin’ Fun (Clarendon Hills)
March 30, 2022, 10:00am – 11:30am

DuSable Museum of African American History Free Days (Chicago)
March 30, 2022, 11:00am – 4:00pm

From Atlatl to Archery: Ancient Hunting Technologies (Warrenville)
March 30, 2022, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Hot Wheelin’ Fun (Clarendon Hills)
March 30, 2022, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Anime Movie and Crafts (Brookfield)
March 30, 2022, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Adler Planetarium Illinois Resident Free Days (Chicago)
March 30, 2022, 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Video Game Night (Glen Ellyn)
March 30, 2022, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

National Crayon Day (La Grange Park)
March 31, 2022, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Three Sisters Make-and-Take Activity (Elmhurst)
April 1, 2022, 11:00am – 3:00pm

First Fridays (Aurora)
April 1, 2022, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

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Check out our resources for families page for more great information on local things to do with your kids.

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