2024 Best Summer Camps for Kids in Chicago’s Suburbs

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Classes and Camps for Kids

Now is the time to start looking at summer camps! Some camps are currently taking registrations, while others are still formulating their plans, but you don’t want to miss the camps that fill up and some even have early bird discounts.

Your kids are going to love these new activities! They might even learn some new skills, make new friendships, and obtain leadership skills and teamwork skills at these indoor and outdoor summer camp programs.

Have first-time campers? We have you covered! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures, as well as camps for special needs. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the west and northwest suburbs!

We will be continually adding to this guide as more businesses and organizations are ready with their information, so check back as even more camps become available.

Also, don’t overlook classes for kids over the summer! Although they tend to be once or twice a week instead of a concentrated time, they add structure to your day and your kids will have a blast learning something new.

This guide is sponsored by Breakaway Basketball and the featured camps.

2024 Summer Camps

Breakaway Basketball Summer Clinics

Breakaway Basketball
Locations in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Lombard, Orland Park, Lemont, and Mount Prospect
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Breakaway Basketball is the largest skill development program in Illinois, 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.

Breakaway Summer Day Camps and Summer Academies are open to all K-8th grade Boys and Girls. These camps and academies will allow players to continue to develop their dribbling, shooting, passing, finishing moves, while most importantly building confidence and improving their individual skillset.

Jo’s Footwork Studio Dance Camps

Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street – 2nd Floor
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Sign up for specialty camps at Jo’s Footwork Studio! These camps for ages 4-10 at broken up by age group to ensure maximum fun and are full of dancing, games, arts, crafts, and snacks with a special performance at the end. 

Princess Camps
August 7-9, 2024
Ages 4-5: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ages 6-9: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Disney Camps
August 14-16, 2023
Ages 5-7: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ages 8-10: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Students must wear leotards and tights, ballet slippers (princess dress is okay, too!) Bring a bag that includes hair ties and a water bottle. Fee includes craft supplies, snacks, and a special t-shirt!

Registration opens on March 1, 2024. Please include t-shirt size with registration.

Gemini Gymnastics Academy Summer Camps

Gemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 6052
(708) 352-2977
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Come join the fun! Gemini offers camps for children ages 4 years old and up including fun and active games, outside activities, and themed arts and crafts. Morning sessions run from 8:30 to 11:30 am, and afternoon sessions are 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Each camp is Monday through Friday and $320 per week. There’s limited availability, so don’t miss this one!

Here’s the lineup of camp sessions:

  • Week of June 10: Friendship
  • Week of June 17: Survivor
  • Week of June 24: Swiftie
  • Week of July 8: Tropical Beach
  • Week of July 15: Olympics
  • Week of July 22: Olympics
  • Week of July 29: Friendship
  • Week of August 5: Kid Power

DuPage Children’s Museum Tinkering Camp

Tinkering Camp
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Build gadgets and gizmos that spur imagination, challenge creative thinking, and strengthen problem solving during a summer camp like no other. Tinkering Camp is a full-day or half-day camp for ages 4–11 years. Budding engineers will find joy in the challenges, knowledge in the failures, and the confidence and ability to keep trying.

Tinkering Camp provides children a creative, safe environment to collaborate with peers as they explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Small groups with a child to adult ratio of 6:1 allows for a supportive experience. Confidence will soar as Campers bring their imaginations to life! Learn more: dupagechildrens.org/summer-camp.

Camp Naper at Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement Summer Camp
523 S Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010
Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | X | LinkedIn

Campers will go on adventures in history, art, science, and more at Naper Settlement’s uniquely-themed Camp Naper summer day camps. Utilizing the 13-acre museum campus as their learning laboratory, campers will enjoy hands-on educational activities while unraveling scientific mysteries, creating historical crafts, exploring diverse ecosystems, and embarking on one-of-a-kind learning adventures.

Whether stepping into the captivating world of coding, encountering fascinating creatures, or diving into an oceanic journey, each of the camps provide a fun learning experience that will capture your child’s imagination while strengthening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All camps provide leveled activities for younger and older campers. Each camp runs from 9 AM to 3 PM with drop off available for parents beginning at 8 AM for no additional fee. For more information and to register for camp, visit NaperSettlement.org/CampNaper.

Kiddie Academy Summer Camps

Kiddie Academy
Locations across the Chicago suburbs
Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Kiddie Academy CampVentures® program turns your child’s ordinary summer vacation into an unforgettable summer of fun and exploration. Our program inspires imagination through exciting activities, outdoor adventures, field trips and special visitors, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in our care. CampVentures awakens a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child.  We have a designated time for learning. Always.

Join us for a summer of discovery and learning, including:

  • Fields trips and special visitors
  • Music and arts
  • Special visitors
  • Fun STEM activities

Pottery Camp at Bothwell Pottery

Bothwell Pottery Clay Camp
Brookfield, IL
(708) 710-1771
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Learn to make ceramic projects from scratch! Campers will be introduced to a variety of techniques and skills in hand building, wheel throwing and glazing. Choices include morning or afternoon with the option to add an hour for lunch. All day camp is available. Discounts for signing up for multiple weeks.

  • All Camps are for young artists ages 6-15, camps and classes are drop off only.
  • Kids can repeat camps. As skills improve, they will be encouraged to explore and develop more independently.
  • Camps are available in weekly sessions. We will create several projects during the camp.
  • All day and lunch options available.
  • The kids will get a few chances to try the pottery wheel.
  • Fridays are dedicated to finishing and glazing some of the projects.
  • First week starts June 3rd and continues through Aug 23rd.

Call, text or email Ryan with any questions: 708-710-1771 / bothwell.pottery.info@gmail.com

Bright Horizons Summer Explorations

Bright Horizons Summer Explorations
Locations in the city and suburbs
(877) 624-4532
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

Join Us for a Summer of Fun, Friendships & Exploration.

Get ready for a summer full of adventure at Bright Horizons®! Our program offers plenty of time to experiment with science and technology, engage in the creative arts, discover nature, and explore the world. Experienced teachers, a curriculum based on each child’s interests, engaging projects and activities, field trips and events will make summer fun and educational.

At our schools, you will find:

  • Action-packed summer camp program that’s both fun and educational
  • Age-appropriate, engaging investigative topics that incorporate children’s interests
  • Field trips & special guests, and daily fitness activities
  • Flexible weekly schedules with full- and part-time options
  • Programs for two different age groups: (depends on center)
    • Preschool Adventures (ages 3 – 5)
    • School-Age Adventures (ages 6 –12)

School of Rock Summer Camps

School of Rock
116 S. Washington St, Hinsdale: (630) 936-4742
105 N. Maple Ave, Elmhurst: (630) 750-7625
220 N. Washington St, Naperville: (630) 922-5400
Website | Facebook | Instagram

School of Rock music camps are an excellent way for young musicians to get the revolutionary School of Rock experience. We offer instrument specific camps, early childhood music camps, performance camps, artist-themed camps and more. There’s a camp available for every interest and skill level. Utilizing the School of Rock METHOD, our patented music education system, students practice in a band and are taught popular songs as a proven way of learning to play music. And, most music camps end with an epic, live rock show where you’ll see how much they have learned. Start your child’s musical journey today. Nearby locations in Hinsdale, Elmhurst and Naperville offering camps now!

Hummingbird Summer Academy

Hummingbird Children’s Academy
750 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont: (630) 560-0136
9018 Heritage Parkway, Woodridge: (630) 442-7662
NEW SPRING 2024: 501 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst: (630) 560-0136
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Hummingbird Children’s Academy is a one-of-a-kind therapeutic enrichment program in the western suburbs with locations in Westmont, Woodridge, and Elmhurst. They offer summer sessions as well as school-year sessions.

Hummingbird’s Summer Children’s Academy:

  • Promotes self-confidence, critical thinking & successful peer relationships.
  • Has two professionally designed sensory play gyms at every location, complete with rock climbing walls, ball pits, swings, slides, and more.
  • Includes fun & creative therapeutic small group activities (art therapy, cooking classes and more) taught by licensed and certified pediatric therapists in the fields of speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, physical therapy, counseling and reading.

Hummingbird’s Summer Academy is open to all kids between 2-9 years old. It begins the week of June 3rd and runs approximately 11 weeks, Monday-Thursday. Give Hummingbird a call or email for more information!

Registration for summer is now OPEN. These classes fill up fast!

Blue Moose Sports Camp

Blue Moose Sports Camp
Field Park, Western Springs (Monday-Friday)
Walker’s Grove Elementary, Plainfield (Monday-Thursday)
(708) 829-1236
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Blue Moose Sports Camp was created to give kids the opportunity to get outside. Join them this summer and PLAY! Your kids will learn new games, make new friends and work on skills in a safe, fun and engaging environment. Get a classic outdoor summer camp experience at Blue Moose!

There are three sessions at Western Springs: 8am-10am, 10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm. Sessions are $120 and you can sign up for multiple sessions per day. They also offer full day camps, which run from 8am-3pm and are limited to 25 kids.

Plainfield offers two sessions: 9am-11am and 11:30am-1:30pm. Sessions are $90 and you can sign up for BOTH sessions.

Use the code KIDLIST for 10% off until April 30.

BIG Gymnastics Summer Camps

BIG Gymnastics Summer Camps
16w110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

BIG Gymnastics offers a variety of fun-filled options for families when it comes to summer camps! With camp options for ages 3 and up, there is something for everyone!

  • Different themed camps ALL summer long including: Princess, Ninja, Superhero, Gymnastics, Tumbling and more!
  • Age-appropriate programs specific for each camp!
  • Creative gymnastics activities, games and crafts all themed around each camp!
  • Safe, clean and air-conditioned gym with experienced and trained staff!

Join BIG for a summer full of excitement! Visit the BIG website or call today to learn more about the camp options and “Do Something BIG with Your Summer!” Registration OPEN NOW!

The Forge Outdoor Adventure Camps

Summer Camp at The Forge
227 Heritage Quarries Drive
Lemont, IL 60439
Website | Facebook | Instagram

CAMPS! CAMPS! CAMPS! The Forge is giving kids the summer break they deserve by letting kids be kids! Full days of outdoor activities, including climbing, exploring, paddling, playing, creating, imagining, and enjoying the great outdoors! Their programs are designed to foster personal growth through education & recreation in their 300-acre adventure park. With a wide variety of camps for ages 3-14, including specialty weeks, and the new Camp Coyote, you can’t go wrong with Camp at The Forge this summer! Click here to learn more about all of their camps. PLUS use code KIDLIST for 10% off, when you register before 4/30/2023.

Oak Brook Park District Summer Camps

Oak Brook Park District Summer Camps
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 645-9590
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Oak Brook Park District provides a wide variety of exciting camp experiences for children of all ages. From the traditional recreational summer camp experience to an innovative tennis camp, summer is always a blast. They also offer a wide variety of sports camps, tennis skill development camps, and aquatic activities throughout the year. Please use the links to the right on the Oak Brook Park District camps page to explore all of their camp programs. You may also browse camp programs online or download a printable version of their current program guide.

Naperville Park District Summer Camps

Naperville Park District
Various locations across Naperville
(630) 848-5000
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Looking for youth summer camp experiences locally that will create memories, foster friendships, and develop new skills? Naperville Park District camps provide these benefits and more, with a variety of fun experiences for kids in preschool through high school. Choose from full-day and half-day camps offered all summer long that feature a wide variety of onsite activities including sports, games and arts and crafts, and field trips to cool destinations like Centennial Beach! Additionally, many other camp experiences are available for all ages including sports, arts, and nature themes. Registration for all camps begins in early March. View program information and learn more details at napervilleparks.org/camps.

Westmont Yard FUN Camp & Sports Camp

Westmont Yard
233 W 63rd Street
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 737-1000
Website | Facebook | Instagram | X | YouTube

Westmont Yard is offering FUN Camp & Sports Camp this summer!

FUN camp explodes with summer excitement! Our days burst with epic water trips, heart-pounding sports battles, and creative tie-dye adventures. You’ll soar through soccer games, dodge balls, and climb to conquering cheers. FUN Camp is offered for a full day or weekly summer experience!

Goal! Your summer just got epic with Summer Sports Camp Mania! Hone your soccer skills with coaches, dribbling past defenders and nailing game-winning shots. But that’s just the kickoff! Spike volleyballs, shoot nerf guns, and launch into epic dodgeball battles. This summer, score the ultimate win at Sports Camp which is offered half or full day. Before and After Care is available, too!
Get ready for an exciting summer packed with laughter, new friends, and memories that’ll last a lifetime! Sign up today and join the adventure for FUN and Sports Camp at Westmont Yard!

Summer Camps by Category

Fine Arts Camps

Pottery Camp at Bothwell Pottery

Bothwell Pottery Clay Camp
Brookfield, IL
(708) 710-1771
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Learn to make ceramic projects from scratch! Campers will be introduced to a variety of techniques and skills in hand building, wheel throwing and glazing. Choices include morning or afternoon with the option to add an hour for lunch. All day camp is available. Discounts for signing up for multiple weeks.

  • All Camps are for young artists ages 6-15, camps and classes are drop off only.
  • Kids can repeat camps. As skills improve, they will be encouraged to explore and develop more independently.
  • Camps are available in weekly sessions. We will create several projects during the camp.
  • All day and lunch options available.
  • The kids will get a few chances to try the pottery wheel.
  • Fridays are dedicated to finishing and glazing some of the projects.
  • First week starts June 3rd and continues through Aug 23rd.

Call, text or email Ryan with any questions: 708-710-1771 / bothwell.pottery.info@gmail.com

Active & Sports Camps

Breakaway Basketball Summer Clinics

Breakaway Basketball
Locations in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Lombard, Orland Park, Lemont, and Mount Prospect
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Breakaway Basketball is the largest skill development program in Illinois, 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.

Breakaway Summer Day Camps and Summer Academies are open to all K-8th grade Boys and Girls. These camps and academies will allow players to continue to develop their dribbling, shooting, passing, finishing moves, while most importantly building confidence and improving their individual skillset.

Westmont Yard FUN Camp & Sports Camp

Westmont Yard
233 W 63rd Street
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 737-1000
Website | Facebook | Instagram | X | YouTube

Westmont Yard is offering FUN Camp & Sports Camp this summer!

FUN camp explodes with summer excitement! Our days burst with epic water trips, heart-pounding sports battles, and creative tie-dye adventures. You’ll soar through soccer games, dodge balls, and climb to conquering cheers. FUN Camp is offered for a full day or weekly summer experience!

Goal! Your summer just got epic with Summer Sports Camp Mania! Hone your soccer skills with coaches, dribbling past defenders and nailing game-winning shots. But that’s just the kickoff! Spike volleyballs, shoot nerf guns, and launch into epic dodgeball battles. This summer, score the ultimate win at Sports Camp which is offered half or full day. Before and After Care is available, too!
Get ready for an exciting summer packed with laughter, new friends, and memories that’ll last a lifetime! Sign up today and join the adventure for FUN and Sports Camp at Westmont Yard!

Blue Moose Sports Camp

Blue Moose Sports Camp
Field Park, Western Springs (Monday-Friday)
Walker’s Grove Elementary, Plainfield (Monday-Thursday)
(708) 829-1236
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Blue Moose Sports Camp was created to give kids the opportunity to get outside. Join them this summer and PLAY! Your kids will learn new games, make new friends and work on skills in a safe, fun and engaging environment. Get a classic outdoor summer camp experience at Blue Moose!

There are three sessions at Western Springs: 8am-10am, 10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm. Sessions are $120 and you can sign up for multiple sessions per day. They also offer full day camps, which run from 8am-3pm and are limited to 25 kids.

Plainfield offers two sessions: 9am-11am and 11:30am-1:30pm. Sessions are $90 and you can sign up for BOTH sessions.

Use the code KIDLIST for 10% off until April 30.

The Forge Outdoor Adventure Camps

Summer Camp at The Forge
227 Heritage Quarries Drive
Lemont, IL 60439
Website | Facebook | Instagram

CAMPS! CAMPS! CAMPS! The Forge is giving kids the summer break they deserve by letting kids be kids! Full days of outdoor activities, including climbing, exploring, paddling, playing, creating, imagining, and enjoying the great outdoors! Their programs are designed to foster personal growth through education & recreation in their 300-acre adventure park. With a wide variety of camps for ages 3-14, including specialty weeks, and the new Camp Coyote, you can’t go wrong with Camp at The Forge this summer! Click here to learn more about all of their camps. PLUS use code KIDLIST for 10% off, when you register before 4/30/2023.

Animal and Nature Camps

Cooking Camps

STEM Summer Camps

DuPage Children’s Museum Tinkering Camp

Tinkering Camp
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Build gadgets and gizmos that spur imagination, challenge creative thinking, and strengthen problem solving during a summer camp like no other. Tinkering Camp is a full-day or half-day camp for ages 4–11 years. Budding engineers will find joy in the challenges, knowledge in the failures, and the confidence and ability to keep trying.

Tinkering Camp provides children a creative, safe environment to collaborate with peers as they explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Small groups with a child to adult ratio of 6:1 allows for a supportive experience. Confidence will soar as Campers bring their imaginations to life! Learn more: dupagechildrens.org/summer-camp.

Music and Theater Camps

School of Rock Summer Camps

School of Rock
116 S. Washington St, Hinsdale: (630) 936-4742
105 N. Maple Ave, Elmhurst: (630) 750-7625
220 N. Washington St, Naperville: (630) 922-5400
Website | Facebook | Instagram

School of Rock music camps are an excellent way for young musicians to get the revolutionary School of Rock experience. We offer instrument specific camps, early childhood music camps, performance camps, artist-themed camps and more. There’s a camp available for every interest and skill level. Utilizing the School of Rock METHOD, our patented music education system, students practice in a band and are taught popular songs as a proven way of learning to play music. And, most music camps end with an epic, live rock show where you’ll see how much they have learned. Start your child’s musical journey today. Nearby locations in Hinsdale, Elmhurst and Naperville offering camps now!

Dance and Gymnastics Summer Camps

Jo’s Footwork Studio Dance Camps

Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street – 2nd Floor
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Sign up for specialty camps at Jo’s Footwork Studio! These camps for ages 4-10 at broken up by age group to ensure maximum fun and are full of dancing, games, arts, crafts, and snacks with a special performance at the end. 

Princess Camps
August 7-9, 2024
Ages 4-5: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ages 6-9: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Disney Camps
August 14-16, 2023
Ages 5-7: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ages 8-10: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Students must wear leotards and tights, ballet slippers (princess dress is okay, too!) Bring a bag that includes hair ties and a water bottle. Fee includes craft supplies, snacks, and a special t-shirt!

Registration opens on March 1, 2024. Please include t-shirt size with registration.

Gemini Gymnastics Academy Summer Camps

Gemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 6052
(708) 352-2977
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

Come join the fun! Gemini offers camps for children ages 4 years old and up including fun and active games, outside activities, and themed arts and crafts. Morning sessions run from 8:30 to 11:30 am, and afternoon sessions are 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Each camp is Monday through Friday and $320 per week. There’s limited availability, so don’t miss this one!

Here’s the lineup of camp sessions:

  • Week of June 10: Friendship
  • Week of June 17: Survivor
  • Week of June 24: Swiftie
  • Week of July 8: Tropical Beach
  • Week of July 15: Olympics
  • Week of July 22: Olympics
  • Week of July 29: Friendship
  • Week of August 5: Kid Power

BIG Gymnastics Summer Camps

BIG Gymnastics Summer Camps
16w110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram

BIG Gymnastics offers a variety of fun-filled options for families when it comes to summer camps! With camp options for ages 3 and up, there is something for everyone!

  • Different themed camps ALL summer long including: Princess, Ninja, Superhero, Gymnastics, Tumbling and more!
  • Age-appropriate programs specific for each camp!
  • Creative gymnastics activities, games and crafts all themed around each camp!
  • Safe, clean and air-conditioned gym with experienced and trained staff!

Join BIG for a summer full of excitement! Visit the BIG website or call today to learn more about the camp options and “Do Something BIG with Your Summer!” Registration OPEN NOW!

Summer Camps for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Bright Horizons Summer Explorations

Bright Horizons Summer Explorations
Locations in the city and suburbs
(877) 624-4532
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

Join Us for a Summer of Fun, Friendships & Exploration.

Get ready for a summer full of adventure at Bright Horizons®! Our program offers plenty of time to experiment with science and technology, engage in the creative arts, discover nature, and explore the world. Experienced teachers, a curriculum based on each child’s interests, engaging projects and activities, field trips and events will make summer fun and educational.

At our schools, you will find:

  • Action-packed summer camp program that’s both fun and educational
  • Age-appropriate, engaging investigative topics that incorporate children’s interests
  • Field trips & special guests, and daily fitness activities
  • Flexible weekly schedules with full- and part-time options
  • Programs for two different age groups: (depends on center)
    • Preschool Adventures (ages 3 – 5)
    • School-Age Adventures (ages 6 –12)

Kiddie Academy Summer Camps

Kiddie Academy
Locations across the Chicago suburbs
Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Kiddie Academy CampVentures® program turns your child’s ordinary summer vacation into an unforgettable summer of fun and exploration. Our program inspires imagination through exciting activities, outdoor adventures, field trips and special visitors, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in our care. CampVentures awakens a world of fun, learning and friendships for your child.  We have a designated time for learning. Always.

Join us for a summer of discovery and learning, including:

  • Fields trips and special visitors
  • Music and arts
  • Special visitors
  • Fun STEM activities

Summer Camps with a Variety of Options and Themes

Camp Naper at Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement Summer Camp
523 S Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010
Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | X | LinkedIn

Campers will go on adventures in history, art, science, and more at Naper Settlement’s uniquely-themed Camp Naper summer day camps. Utilizing the 13-acre museum campus as their learning laboratory, campers will enjoy hands-on educational activities while unraveling scientific mysteries, creating historical crafts, exploring diverse ecosystems, and embarking on one-of-a-kind learning adventures.

Whether stepping into the captivating world of coding, encountering fascinating creatures, or diving into an oceanic journey, each of the camps provide a fun learning experience that will capture your child’s imagination while strengthening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All camps provide leveled activities for younger and older campers. Each camp runs from 9 AM to 3 PM with drop off available for parents beginning at 8 AM for no additional fee. For more information and to register for camp, visit NaperSettlement.org/CampNaper.

Naperville Park District Summer Camps

Naperville Park District
Various locations across Naperville
(630) 848-5000
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Looking for youth summer camp experiences locally that will create memories, foster friendships, and develop new skills? Naperville Park District camps provide these benefits and more, with a variety of fun experiences for kids in preschool through high school. Choose from full-day and half-day camps offered all summer long that feature a wide variety of onsite activities including sports, games and arts and crafts, and field trips to cool destinations like Centennial Beach! Additionally, many other camp experiences are available for all ages including sports, arts, and nature themes. Registration for all camps begins in early March. View program information and learn more details at napervilleparks.org/camps.

Oak Brook Park District Summer Camps

Oak Brook Park District Summer Camps
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 645-9590
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Oak Brook Park District provides a wide variety of exciting camp experiences for children of all ages. From the traditional recreational summer camp experience to an innovative tennis camp, summer is always a blast. They also offer a wide variety of sports camps, tennis skill development camps, and aquatic activities throughout the year. Please use the links to the right on the Oak Brook Park District camps page to explore all of their camp programs. You may also browse camp programs online or download a printable version of their current program guide.

Enrichment Camps

Hummingbird Summer Academy

Hummingbird Children’s Academy
750 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont: (630) 560-0136
9018 Heritage Parkway, Woodridge: (630) 442-7662
NEW SPRING 2024: 501 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst: (630) 560-0136
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Hummingbird Children’s Academy is a one-of-a-kind therapeutic enrichment program in the western suburbs with locations in Westmont, Woodridge, and Elmhurst. They offer summer sessions as well as school-year sessions.

Hummingbird’s Summer Children’s Academy:

  • Promotes self-confidence, critical thinking & successful peer relationships.
  • Has two professionally designed sensory play gyms at every location, complete with rock climbing walls, ball pits, swings, slides, and more.
  • Includes fun & creative therapeutic small group activities (art therapy, cooking classes and more) taught by licensed and certified pediatric therapists in the fields of speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, physical therapy, counseling and reading.

Hummingbird’s Summer Academy is open to all kids between 2-9 years old. It begins the week of June 3rd and runs approximately 11 weeks, Monday-Thursday. Give Hummingbird a call or email for more information!

Registration for summer is now OPEN. These classes fill up fast!

Overnight Camp

If you are looking for a sleepaway camp or overnight summer camps, check out this list! Many of them sell out well in advance (like last summer!), but you can always check it out now so you are prepared for next year.

  • Angelic Organics Farm Camp
  • Brehm Summer
  • Camp Agawak
  • Camp Anokijig
  • Camp Ben Frankel
  • Camp Cedar Lodge
  • Camp Chi
  • Camp Geneva
  • Camp Jorn YMCA
  • Camp Manito-Wish YMCA
  • Camp Manitowa
  • Camp Newaygo
  • Camp Nicolet
  • Camp Ojibwa
  • Camp Tecumseh
  • Camp Timberlane for Boys
  • Camp Woodland for Girls and Towering Pines for Boys
  • Cedar Lodge Horseback Riding Camp
  • Chippewa Ranch Camp
  • Covenant Harbor Bible Camp
  • Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts
  • Hoofbeat Ridge Camps
  • Hoop Mountain Midwest Basketball
  • Lake of the Woods Camp for Girls and Greenwoods Camp for Boys
  • Loras Sports Camp
  • Missouri Military Academy
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
  • St. John’s Northwestern
  • Swift Nature Camp
  • The Country Experience
  • WeHaKee Camp for Girls

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