2020 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs

PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY OF THESE CAMPS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL LOCATIONS TO CONFIRM.

Spring break is the perfect way to get a taste of summer fun. Head to the park, check out a new nature center, or sign up for a robotics camp. There’s no need to head out of town when we’ve got so much to do in the western suburbs. Our list below features spring break camps, activities and events that give you ways to schedule your week, or ideas for leaving it open to decide as you go.

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

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Spring Break Camps

Gemini Gymnastics Spring Break Camps

Gemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-2977

March 23 – 27, 2020 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Staying local for Spring Break? Gemini is offering camps during the the week of March 23. $45/ session with sibling discounts. Choose from Tiny Twistars Co-Ed Camp for ages 3-5, Ninja Monkey Co-Ed Camp for age 6, and Girls Gymnastics Camp for ages 6+.

Codeverse Spring Break Camps

Codeverse
55 S Main Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(844) 644-2633

March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:00 am 3:00 pm
complimentary extended hours available and lunch included

During Codeverse’s Spring Break Camp, campers will build games and apps, as well as program dozens of gadgets featured within the Codeverse studio, using KidScript – a real programming language. The Codeverse studio is a futuristic, digital wonderland. Every aspect  – from the furniture to the hardware – is designed to encourage play, inspire creativity, pique curiosity, and promote collaboration.

Kids will spend a week exploring our interactive studio, creating multi-level video games, building real robots, designing 3D printed projects, learning to code, and more! 

Codeverse’s Spring Break program is designed for 1-8th graders and is packed with hands-on STEM activities and challenges for beginner and pro coders alike.

Breakaway Basketball Spring Break Clinics – CANCELED

Breakaway Basketball
Locations at Oak Brook Park District, Supreme Courts in Aurora, and Megaplex Homer Glen

March 23 – 27 and March 30 – April 3, 2020
1.5 hour time slots, divided by grade levels
Oak Brook Park District: time slots starting at 11:00 am
Megaplex Homer Glen: time slots starting at 9:00 am
Supreme Courts: time slots starting at 9:00 am

Breakaway Basketball is the largest skill development program in IL training over 8K players a year and over 300 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.

Their Spring Break Clinics are open to all our 3rd-8th grade boys and girls. The clinics will allow their players to continue to develop their dribbling, shooting, passing, finishing moves, while most importantly building confidence and improving their individual skillset.

Rock Your Break at YEP!

Rock Your Break at YEP! (Aurora and Sugar Grove)
Experience your favorite tech activities in an educational environment!

March 31 – April 2, 2020 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME  ages 9-11
Learn conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, coding and more!
Aurora Downtown 

3D PRINT YOUR IMAGINATION  ages 12-14
Create your own toy, figure or fashion accessory with design software and 3D printing equipment in a state-of-the-art lab.
Sugar Grove

ROBLOX CODER  ages 9-11
Learn to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games, game design and coding.
Aurora Downtown 

Saturdays, April 4-25, 2020 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

DRONE ADVENTURES  ages 9-11
Learn to safely fly drones. Working in teams, you will be able to code your drone to complete challenging missions.
Sugar Grove

Brookfield Zoo Spring Camp 
March 23 27, 2020 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Spring has sprung! Learn about seasonal animals and plants throughout the world. Daily enrollment available.

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Elmhurst Art Museum’s Spring Break Camp
March 23 – 27, 2020 | time varies
Spend the week painting, sculpting and building masterpieces. All supplies are included, whether signing your 812 year old up for the full camp, or your 57 year old up for the mini or full-day camp.

The Park District of Forest Park Spring Break Camps
March 23 – 27, 2020 | 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sports, crafts, and activities for grades K – 6. Sign up for the whole week, or just one day of fun.

Hodgkins Park District Spring Break Classes 
March 23 – 27, 2020 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (sign up for 1-hour blocks)
Pick your favorite activities amongst a list that includes trivia, dodgeball, relay races, and more.

Academia Institute of Language and Culture (Oak Park)
March 23 – 27, 2020 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; extended care available
Spend the week exploring the wonders of the Amazon through arts and crafts, documentaries, and games.

Flying High at Countryside Spring Break Break Camp 2020 – CANCELED
March 23 – 27, and April 13 – 17, 2020 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; half-days and extended care available
Ages 4 – 12 are welcome to these themed weeks of fun and field trips.

Second City Spring Break Camp (Chicago)
March 23 27, March 30 April 3, and April 6 – 10, 2020 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spend the week acting and practicing improv with Second City. Camps begin at ages 5 and up.

Westmont Park District Spring Break Camparama
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; extended care available
Spend spring break going on field trips and enjoying activities like bowling, swimming, and mini-golf.

Bloomingdale Park District’s Spring Break Camp
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; half-days and extended care available
Camps available from children in grades K – 5. Register for the whole week, or pick from the daily themes offered.

Darien Park District’s Spring Break Camp
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | times vary with half-day sessions
Camps available from children ages 613. Register for the whole week, or pick days that work best with your schedule. This year’s themes are Chess Scholars Spring Break Camp and Let’s Build It Spring Break Camp.

Downers Grove Park District Spring Break Camps
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | times vary with extended care available
Full-day or half-day, week-long or individual days, there’s something for your child.

Geneva Park District’s Day Off Trips
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with extended care available
Start each day with activities until the camp leaves for the daily field trip.

The Community House’s Spring Break Camp (Hinsdale)
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Join for games, activities, sports and arts and crafts. Field trips will also be included.

Benedictine University Day Camp (Lisle)
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with extended hours available
Spend the week playing games, and doing indoor and outdoor activities, all while learning about a healthy lifestyle.

Naperville Park District Spring Break Camps
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | Times vary
Whether looking to practice skills for a specific sport, explore the great outdoors at Knoch Knolls Nature Center, or spend the day making new friendships and enjoying crafts and activities at day camp, the park district has something for everyone.

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Hi-Five Kids Days Off School Spring Break Camps (Naperville)
March 30 April 2, 2020 | 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Children ages 6 12 can take part in various team sports. Register for only one day, or receive a multi-day discount.

Naperville Area Humane Society’s Spring Break Junior Internship
March 30 April 3, 2020 | 9:00 am 12:00 pm
This is a great opportunity for your preteen to get hands-on experience with animal care and welfare.

Oakbrook Park District’s Pee Wee Spring Break Camp
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:00 11:30 am
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.

Villa Park Spring Break Camp
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:00 am 4:00 pm; extended care available
Themes and activities for ages 5–12; sign up for one or more days.

Westmont Yard’s Spring Break Camp
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | full day 9:00 am 3:00 pm, half day 9:00 am 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm 3:30 pm
Campers ages 5 14 will take part in a variety of team sports activities.

Kids Science Labs’ Day-Off Camp (Wheaton)
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:00 am 3:00 pm with extended hours available
Enjoy a week full of hands-on science activities. Camp is available for children ages 4 and up in both half-day and full-day format.

Wheaton College’s Spring Break Staycation
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Wheaton College will be offering various free events throughout the week including cooking, science, theater, sports, and more. Registration is required.

Future Pros Spring Break Camp (Woodridge)
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 9:30 11:30 am
Whether practicing the basics or advancing your skills, spend the week playing soccer with new friends.

YMCA Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove, Elmhurst, La Grange Park, Naperville)
March 23 – April 3, 2020 | 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Programming includes crafts, games, activities and field trips. Check Fry YMCA, Greater La Grange YMCA, Elmhurst YMCA, or Indian Boundary YMCA to confirm days.

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Spring Break Activities

The DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville is a great spot for a day out. Check out Nicole’s review of their new exhibit, How People Make Things. Start, or end, your spring break with their creepy event, Bug Bonanza on Saturday, March 28 featuring all things that flutter, crawl, creep, and fly.

Stop into Wonder Works Children’s Museum for special themed activities during spring break weeks.

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! My girls keep asking to go back to Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is filled with lush, colorful vegetation year round! Stop in on the weekend to see a family-friendly concert or to learn more about the plantlife.

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!

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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. Check out our tips!

Not so great outside? Move the fun inside to one of the top 10 best indoor playareas as voted by you, our readers!

Find 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.

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

The suburbs are home to some of the best libraries in the country. Check out a new library or visit one of your favorites from our list of Best Libraries for Kids. Don’t forget your library card!

Find tickets to a kid-friendly theater production on our live theatre guide. Blue Man Group has an enhanced spring break performance schedule with added shows plus ticket packages. You can click here to get discounted tickets for their show and others!

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 .

Looking for sensory-friendly ideas? Read our article about sensory-friendly events, which includes movies, shows, play times, and more.

Eat lunch or dinner at one of these train restaurants in the suburbs or destination restaurants. Don’t forget all of these places that kids eat free!

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Spring Break Events

Week of March 23

Spring Break Railway Days (Elmhurst)
March 23, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Kid Hoops (Lombard)
March 23, 2020, 11:30am – 12:00pm

Magic Class (Batavia)
March 23, 2020, 5:00pm – 5:55pm

Kids Paint Day (Barlett)
March 23, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Magic (Naperville)
March 23, 2020, 6:45pm – 7:40pm

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Illinois Resident Free Day (Chicago)
March 24, 2020, 12:00am

Rise and Shine Storytime: Trains (Elmhurst)
March 24, 2020, 9:15am – 9:45am

Free Playgroup for Ages 5 and Under (Joliet)
March 24, 2020, 9:30am – 11:30am

DuSable Museum of African American History Free Days (Chicago)
March 24, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Whole Foods Kids Club Storytime (Various Locations)
March 24, 2020, 10:00am

Spring Break Railway Days (Elmhurst)
March 24, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Chicago History Museum Free Days (Chicago)
March 24, 2020, 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Teen Movie Matinee (Brookfield)
March 24, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Spectacular Spring Science (Naperville)
March 24, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Free Admission Days (Oak Brook)
March 25, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

METRA Train Safety Presentation (Elmhurst)
March 25, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am

Spring Break Railway Days (Elmhurst)
March 25, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Volunteer Restoration Day (DuPage Forest Preserves)
March 25, 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Morning Movie: Curious George (Elmhurst)
March 25, 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Various Locations)
March 25, 2020, 10:30am

Kids Breakfast + Lunch = Brunch (Forest Park)
March 25, 2020, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Everyone Loves Elmo (Naperville)
March 25, 2020, 11:30am – 12:15pm

Camp Fire Camp: Live 360 (Bolingbrook)
March 25, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Art Institute Free Admission (Chicago)
March 25, 2020, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Science and Benefits of Laughter (Gevena)
March 25, 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Nerf Warz (Berwyn)
March 25, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Reputation Raptor (Gevena)
March 25, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Illinois Resident Donation Day (Chicago)
March 26, 2020, 9:00am – 5:00pm

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Illinois Resident Donation Day (Chicago)
March 26, 2020, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Railway Days (Elmhurst)
March 26, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Break Movie: A Wrinkle in Time (Elmhurst)
March 26, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Playdough Playdate (Brookfield)
March 26, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

SciTech Storytime (Aurora)
March 26, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

3D Design and Printing (Darien)
March 26, 2020, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Hour of Code (Naperville)
March 26, 2020, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Writing Club for Kids (Homewood)
March 26, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Baby’s First Egg Hunt (St. Charles)
March 26, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Rise and Shine Storytime: Trains (Elmhurst)
March 27, 2020, 9:15am – 9:45am

Spring Break Railway Days (Elmhurst)
March 27, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Rise and Shine Storytime: Trains (Elmhurst)
March 27, 2020, 10:15am – 10:45am

School’s Out Adventure Camp (Half Day) (Lombard)
March 27, 2020, 12:30pm – 6:00pm

School’s Out Adventure Camp – Early Release (Lombard)
March 27, 2020, 1:15pm – 6:00pm

Parent’s Night Out (Bensenville)
March 27, 2020, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Week of March 30

Hour of Code (Naperville)
March 30, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Silly Science Workshops (North Riverside)
March 30, 2020, 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Let’s Create Peter Cottontail (Warrenville)
March 30, 2020, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Lectures at Mayslake: Louisa May Alcott (Oak Brook)
March 30, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Illinois Resident Free Day (Chicago)
March 31, 2020, 12:00am

Free Playgroup for Ages 5 and Under (Joliet)
March 31, 2020, 9:30am – 11:30am

DuSable Museum of African American History Free Days (Chicago)
March 31, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Whole Foods Kids Club Storytime ()
March 31, 2020, 10:00am

Tech Take Apart (Naperville)
March 31, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Chicago History Museum Free Days (Chicago)
March 31, 2020, 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Tech Take Apart (Naperville)
March 31, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Jungle Bingo (Brookfield)
March 31, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Free Parking Day at Cantigny Park (Wheaton)
April 1, 2020, 12:00am

Hour of Code (Naperville)
April 1, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Kids Bunny Cupcakes and Egg Decorating (Forest Park)
April 2, 2020, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Brick Builder Club (Naperville)
April 2, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Flashlight Candy and Egg Hunt (Franklin Park)
April 2, 2020, 8:00pm

Elmhurst Art Museum Free Days (Elmhurst)
April 3, 2020, 11:00am – 5:00pm

First Fridays (Aurora)
April 3, 2020, 5:00pm – 11:30pm

Egg-mazing Race (Geneva)
April 3, 2020, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mom and Son Night (Elmhurst)
April 3, 2020, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Mom Son Sockhop (Woodridge)
April 3, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Kids Night Out (Lombard)
April 3, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Egg Scrambler (Melrose Park)
April 3, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Bunny B-I-N-G-O (North Riverside)
April 3, 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tween Flashlight Egg Hunt (La Grange )
April 3, 2020, 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Flashlight Egg Hunt (Forest Park)
April 3, 2020, 8:00pm

Flashlight Egg Hunt (Bloomingdale)
April 3, 2020, 8:30pm

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About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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