2024 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs

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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 and northwestern 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 featured listings.

Breakaway Basketball Spring Break Showdown

Breakaway Basketball
Locations in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Lombard, Orland Park, Lemont, and Mount Prospect
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Breakaway Basketball is the largest skill development program in IL training over 14K 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 K-8th where players compete against other players in a 3 V 3 setup. Players will spend 45 minutes on skill development each day followed by 45 minutes of games. There will be a regular season, playoffs, and the championship game.

Spring Break Camps

Arlington Heights Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 25 – 29, 2024 | times vary
Traditional day camp with activities and crafts, as well as a Sampler History Camp at the Historical Museum. Registration is per day.

Hot Ground Gym Spring Break Camp (Arlington Heights)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | half-day or full-day options
Obstacle courses, fitness games, self-defense and more offered at both their Arlington Heights and Libertyville locations.

K.E.E.P. Day-Off Program (Barrington)
March 22, 25 – 29, 2024 | 8:00am – 6:00pm
Offered at Langendorf Park, each day will offer a variety of activities including a trip to the Milwaukee Zoo, Enchanted Castle, and Elgin Indoor Pool. Registration is per day.

Bartlett Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 25 – 29, 2024 | times vary
Bartlett Park District is offering a traditional day camp throughout spring break. Families can sign up per day, or for the whole week. Bartlett Nature Center will also be home to a week-long Nature STEAM Spring Break Camp.

Second City Spring Break Camps (Chicago)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
In-person improv classes for kids at this storied improv institution.

Flying High Spring Break Break Camp (Countryside)
March 25 – 29 and April 1 – 5, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm; half-days and extended care available
Themed day camps for ages 4–12.

Darien Park District’s Spring Break Escape Camp
March 25 – 28, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Camp for children ages 6–12, with different games and activities each day. Also offering a Spring Break Mini Camp for children ages 3–5.

Half-Day Spring Break Nature Camp (Downers Grove)
March 25 28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Kids ages 5 through 12 can spend spring break exploring and discovering throughout Lyman Woods.

Day Off Adventures: Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 25 28, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Five-day camp with themed days, sports, crafts, and a bowling field trip.

The Park District of Forest Park Spring Break Camps (Forest Park)
March 25 29, 2024 | 7:30am – 6:00pm
Spring break camps with sports, crafts, and activities for grades K – 6. Sign up by the day or week.

Geneva Park District’s Spring Break Fun
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 8:00am – 2:15pm; extended care available
Register for one day, more than one day, or the whole week. Field trips to destinations like the Red Oak Nature Center, Sky Zone and more.

The Community House Spring Break Camp (Hinsdale)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 7:30am – 3:30pm; extended care available
Games, craft, art, science, and more. Register for one or more days. The Community House is also offering various sports camps over spring break, such as Chicago Elite Volleyball, Soccer, T-ball, and more.

Spring Break Climbing Camp at The Forge: Lemont Quarries (Lemont)
April 6 – 7, 2024 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Active outdoor camp features various courses at The Forge.

Spring Science Camp (Morton Arboretum, Lisle)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Investigate science topics throughout the Morton Arboretum.

Spring Break Quest (Lisle)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | pick-up/drop-off between 7:15am – 6:00pm
Day camp with flexible drop-off and pick-up times, as well as field trips to bowling, SkyZone, and more. Register for one day, multiple days, or the whole week.

Spring Break Camp (Lombard)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm; extended care available
Kids will do crafts, play games, and have fun making new friends. Register by day or for the full week.

Naperville Park District Spring Break Camps (Naperville)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | times vary
For kids from ages 3-14 years old, Naperville is offering all sorts of spring break camps. Check out athletics camps, LEGO camp, performing arts camps, and more.

Funtopia Day Camp (Naperville)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | half and full-day options
Register in advance for a daily drop-in, or a full week’s worth of camps. Activities include STEM and art activities, and of course, plenty of climbing time.

Naperville Area Humane Society Spring Break Camp (Naperville)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 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.

Hi Five Sports Spring Break Camp (Naperville)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Children ages 4 to 14 will play a variety of sports throughout the week. Families sign up for camp daily.

Spring Break Camp (North Riverside)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am 4:00pm
Campers will enjoy five days of fun at camp. Open to children ages 3-12.

Oak Brook Park District’s Spring Break Camps (Oak Brook)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | times vary
In 2024, Oak Brook Park District is offering three spring break camps: Soccer Made In America, Windy City Ninja Warriors, or The Language Labs Spanish Adventure.

Breakaway Basketball’s Spring Break Activities (Oak Brook, Lombard and Mount Prospect)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | times vary depending on age
Sign up for the appropriate session to join in a shortcourt tournament, ball handling academy, shooting academy or camps.

Salt Creek Park District’s Spring Break Trips (Palatine)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
This year’s trips will be to Safariland, Wheeling Indoor Pool, Enchanted Castle, Dunn Museum and AMC Theaters. Participants sign up per day.

Schaumburg Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 25 – 29, 2024 | times vary depending on camp
Gymnastics, dance, football, nature, day camps, and more are all offered throughout the week with the Schaumburg Park District. Camps run Monday through Thursday or Monday through Friday.

Villa Park Spring Break Camp (Villa Park)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am 4:00pm; extended care available
Games and activities for ages 5–12; sign up for one or more days. Spring Break Mini Adventure Camp is also offered Tuesday through Thursday for children 2-5 years old.

Spring Break Camp (Warrenville)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts and adventures await. Ages 5 to 10.

Westmont Yard’s Spring Break Camp (Westmont)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 6:30am – 6:00pm
Field trips to Safari Land, laser tag, and more at this camp for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Kids will be grouped by age.

Wheaton Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 25 – 29, 2024 | half-day camps
Chess, dance, theater, and spring adventure camps for kids ages 4-12.

Fox Valley Park District’s Spring Break Camps (Aurora)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | half or full-day camps
Fox Valley Park District is hosting Spring Blast Camp, MVP Sports Academy, MVP Sports Soccer Camp, or MVP Sports Basketball Camp

Riverside Arts Center Spring Break Camp (Riverside)
March 25 – 29, 2024 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Art projects in various materials for ages 5+. Can register for one or multiple days.

Gemini Gymnastics Break Camps (La Grange)
To Be Announced
In 2023, registered by the day for girls’ gymnastics class (ages 6+), co-ed ninja class (ages 6+), mini gymnastics camp (ages 4-5), or mini ninja camp (ages 4-5).

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 and Wilder Park Conservatory are great spots 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.

Not so great outside? Many indoor play places are open and ready for fun! Check out our list of Top 10 Best Indoor Playgrounds and Kids Play Spaces, as voted by our readers. The list was recently updated for 2024, and there are some fun new picks to check out!

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?

We also have an amazing list of immersive experiences for a memorable day! We have reviewed the newest, most unique experiences in Chicagoland, so you can check those out.

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. Check out a new one on our list of 10 Best Children’s Libraries according to our readers.

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 extra-fun restaurants for kids. Don’t forget our list of places that usually offer kids eat free, but you will want to call ahead to confirm the deal.

If it looks like rain is in the forecast for spring break, head to our guide to rainy day fun for even more ideas!

Events During Spring Break

Spring Break week is a great time to check out new events around the western and northwestern suburbs. Check out our events calendar for events hosted by local libraries, park districts, businesses, and more!

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

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