2021 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs

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Spring break week is the welcome reprieve our family needs from our usual routines of school and work. This time off is our preview of all the excitement heading our way in the summer. Like so many families, we’re staying home this spring break, but that won’t stop us from trying out new things. We like to find new parks to explore, stop by a few family-friendly events, and visit our favorite museums or zoos. Spring break camps also give families a way to test out their summer camp plans (Annie just released our full summer camp guide!). Children can play games, make new friends, and learn something new. Our list below features a variety of activities, spring break camps and events that give you ways to schedule your week, or ideas for leaving it open to decide as you go.

This guide to spring break is sponsored by Breakaway Basketball.

Breakaway Basketball Spring Break Showdown

Breakaway Basketball
Locations in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Homer Glen
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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.

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.

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

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Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Day Camp (Addison Park District)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 7:00am 6:00pm
Register your kindergarten – 5th grade children for one day, or the whole week. Each day has a different theme.

Fox Valley Park District’s Spring Break Camps (Aurora)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | full and half-day options
With Spring Blast Camp, MVP Sports Academy, and Chess Scholars, there’s something for every child to enjoy.

Bloomingdale Park District’s Spring Break Camp
Weekdays from March 22 – April 2, 2021 | 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.

Nature Spring Break Camp (Bolingbrook)
April 5 – 9, 2021 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Spend your week off of school exploring indoors and outdoors at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

ActiveKids Day Off Spring Break Camp (Carol Stream)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am 4:00pm; extended care available
Enjoy a day of fun-filled games, crafts, and activities. Sign up for one day, or the whole week.

Flying High Spring Break Break Camp (Countryside)
March 22 – 26, and April 5 – 9, 2021 | 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 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm with extended care available
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.

Chess Scholars Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 29 – April 1, 2021 | 9:00am 12:00pm
Spend your week perfecting your chess game. No experience needed.

Link Day Off Adventures Spring Break Camps (Downers Grove)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | times vary with extended care available
Full-day or half-day, week-long or individual days, there’s something for your child.

Museum Explorer Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove)
March 29 – April 1, 2021 | 9:00am 12:00pm
Spend your week exploring all there is at the Downers Grove Museum.

Spring Break Nature Camp (Downers Grove)
March 29 – April 1, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Spend your days exploring and discovering throughout Lyman Woods.

School Day Off (Elmhurst)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 7:00am 5:00pm
Come dressed for fun! Children in kindergarten through 5th grade will spend the day playing and making new friends.

The Park District of Forest Park Spring Break Camps
March 29 – April 1, 5, and 6, 2021 | 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sports, crafts, and activities for grades K – 6. Sign up for the whole week, or just one day of fun.

Geneva Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | times vary
With full-time traditional day camps, chess wizards, art and early childhood camps, there’s something for everyone!

The Community House’s Spring Break Camp (Hinsdale)
March 30 – April 3, 2020 | 7:00am – 3:30pm
Join for games, activities, sports and arts and crafts. The Community House is also offering a pee wee soccer spring break camp.

Spring Break Quest (Lisle)
March 29 – April 1, 2021 | 7:15am – 6:00pm
Kids will have a great time making new friends and learning new things.

Spring Break Camp (Lombard)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm; extended care available
Kids will do crafts, play games, and have fun making new friends.

Spring Break Camp (North Riverside)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am 3:00pm
Campers will enjoy a day (or more!) of fun-filled games, crafts, and activities.

Spring Break Sports Camp (Veterans Park District, Northlake)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am 5:00pm
Kids will spend the week playing a variety of team and individual sports.

Oakbrook Park District’s Pee Wee Spring Break Camp
March 29 – April 1, 2020 | 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.

Playground Spring Break Camp (Oakbrook)
March 29 – April 1, 2020 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Arts, crafts, games, and more.

Breakaway Basketball’s Spring Break Showdown (Oakbrook)
March 29 – April 2, 2020 | 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!

Spring Break Camp (Oswego)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:30am
Sign up for one or all of these fun morning sessions where your child will paint, play, and have fun.

Chess Scholars Spring Break Camp (Villa Park)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Kids will spend the week perfecting their chess game. No experience needed.

Villa Park Spring Break Camp
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am 4:00pm; extended care available
Themes and activities for ages 5–12; sign up for one or more days.

Future Pros Spring Break Camp (Woodridge)
March 29 – April 1, 2021 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Whether practicing the basics or advancing skills, kids spend the week playing soccer with new friends.

Spring Break Gymnastics Camps (Naperville)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | times vary
Ranging from ages 3-14 years old, gymnastics camps will help your tumbler challenge themselves throughout a week of fun.

Spring Break Camp (Warrenville)
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | 9:00am – 3:00pm; extended care available
Indoor activities, games, crafts and adventures await.

Wheaton Park District’s Spring Break Camps
March 29 – April 2, 2021 | times vary
With full-time traditional day camps, half-day sports camps, chess wizards, and spring adventure camps, there’s something for everyone.

YMCA Spring Break Camp (Downers Grove, Elmhurst, La Grange Park, Naperville)
March 22 – April 2, 2021 | 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.

TBA Spring Break Camps for 2021

The western suburbs are full of incredible camp opportunities. While the organizations below usually host camps during spring break, they have not yet advertised for 2021. Check their website for up-to-date information, and keep them in mind for 2022!

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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! My girls keep asking to go back to Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center as soon as it opens again.

We’re so excited to see the zoos open again! Starting in early March, Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo are opening again to guests. Cosley Zoo stayed open throughout the winter, and is perfect for younger children to spot some of their favorite animals. Don’t forget, all three require advance online ticket sales.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is filled with lush, colorful vegetation year round! Don’t forget to make a reservation online in advance. 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. Check out our tips!

Not so great outside? Many indoor play places have reopened, with some even offering private rentals!

Some of Chicago’s finest museums will be back open to the public by spring break week. Don’t forget to purchase tickets online for the Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium.

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

There’s no better snack for movies than fresh movie theater popcorn. Spring break week is a great time to check out movie theaters with private rentals!

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. My kids won’t pass up a chance to eat at 2Toots! Don’t forget our list of places that usually offer kids eat free, but you will want to call ahead to confirm the deal.

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Spring Break Events

Spring Break week is a great time to check out new events around the western suburbs. Our March and April events pages are FULL of free museum days, easter egg hunts, maple sugaring opportunities, and everything in between.

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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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