Summer Camps for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

The school year is only half over, but it’s time to start thinking about your summer plans. Summer camp registration starts early, so take a look at some of the options to keep the kids entertained and active while school is out! This guide is sponsored by the featured summer camps for kids in the southwest suburbs.

Fun in the Sun Day Camp

Romeoville Recreation Department
900 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446

Fun in the Sun Day Camp in Romeoville is your affordable answer for child care during school break! Each week campers will partake in activities like swimming, arts ’n crafts, sports, games, music, and field trips. Campers will build friendships, explore their creativity and develop skills while having an unforgettable summer. Early Bird Special: Register before June 1st to receive a discounted rate for regular camp – $99/R – $152/NR per week. That’s a savings of $8 per week!

Age: 5 to 14 Days: Mon – Fri
Regular Camp (9am-4pm) Fee: $107/R – $160/NR

Additional care (Early 7am-9am / Late 4pm-6pm) Fee: Early $24/R – $36/NR and Late $24/R – $36/NR
Ask about our tiny tots camp for ages 3-4!

Tinley Park Park District Summer Day Camp 
Various Locations
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200
Options for tots ages 3-kindergarten, day camp for grades 1-6, and a teen camp for grades 7-10.

Orland Park Park District Summer Camp
Various Locations
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 403-6100
Camp times for kids ages 3-18 including science, sports, and art camps along with an extended day camp.

Palos Heights Park District Summer Camp
6601 West 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 361-1807
Morning camp for tots and full day camp for the elementary and junior high aged, including before and after care.

Worth Township Youth Commission Summer Camp (Worth/Alsip)
11601 S. Pulaski Road
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 371-2900 x 45
A six week camp for ages 3-15 with fun both indoors and outdoors.

Midlothian Park District Day Camp 
14500 South Kostner
Midlothian, IL 60445
(708) 371-6191
Ages 3-16 can attend summer camp with many options for days (two, three, or five days) and times.

Hickory Hills Park District Summer Camp
Various locations
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 598-1233
Different options for full day or half day, including a splash pad camp. Availability for ages 3.5-16.

Frankfort Park District Summer Day Camp
140 Oak Street
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-9400
Day camp available for children in grades 1st through 5th at Commissioners Park and teen camp for grades 6th through 8th will be at Founders Community Center. Mini-camps for tots will be released in the summer brochure soon!

Palos Park Episcopal Summer Day Camp
12219 South 86th Avenue
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 361-4066
Offering a full-day and part-day option in the summer for ages 2 to 8 years of age and full-day for ages 15 months to up to 2 years of age.

Lifetime Fitness Summer Camp (Orland Park)
16333 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 364-0300
Different themes each week to keep the summer fun and interesting!

Ivy League Kids Summer Camp (Mokena)
8500 W. 191st Street
Mokena, IL 60448
(815) 464-1265
Enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, and many more exciting events through Ivy League’s summer camp.

The Center Farm Camps (Palos Park)
12700 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 361-3650
Ages 3-17 can learn how to be a farmer with junior farmers, day camps, and even week long residential camps.

Camp Manitoqua (Frankfort)
8122 West Sauk Trail
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-2319
Day camps available for grades pre-k to 8th with overnight options starting at 2nd grade.

Camp Palos (Palos Park)
11736 Will Cook Road
Palos Park, IL 60464
(312) 912-6371 (Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana)
Day Camp or resident camp options available for registered Girl Scouts.

Looking for more options? You can also check out our Western Suburbs Summer Camp Guide.

About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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