Winter Break Camps for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs 2017–2018

Winter break is coming! Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays pass, some of us may be left wondering what we can do to get the kids out of the house for a little bit. Winter break camps are a great way to expose our children to some new things (or to keep them from getting too bored). Check the list below for some local winter break camps that will bring your kids all the way back to the start of school!

Winter Break Camps in the South Suburbs

Please note that all of the camps require pre-registration. 

Winter Break STEM Camp (Bolingbrook)
201-B Canterbury Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 410-9602

  • January 2 – 5, 2018
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for Juniors (ages 4 -7) and Apprentices (ages 8 – 11)
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for Masters (ages 12 – 14) and High School (ages 15 – 18)
  • $155 – $195 depending on time of registration

Bear Paddle Swim School (Orland Park)
16124 South LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
(630) 692-7946

  • December 26 – 29, 2017
  • Ages 6 months to 11+ years
  • $90 camp fee and $15 camp enrollment fee applies

Winter Break Rock Climbing Camp (Orland Park)
11351 West 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 645-7529

  • December 26 – 28, 2017
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Ages 7 to 12 years old
  • Resident: $30.00 | Non-resident: $43.00 | Sportsplex Member: $25.00

School Days Off at the Sportsplex (Orland Park)
11351 West 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
(708) 645-7529 60467

  • December 26 – 29, 2017
  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Open Gym & Rock | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Open Field
  • Ages 9 years old and up
  • $4 – $18 per day depending upon residency and age

Fitzjoy Farm (Palos Park)
12211 South LaGrange Road
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 361-7977

  • Week 1: December 27 – December 29, 2017 or Week 2: January 3 – January 5, 2018
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Ages 7 to 15 years old
  • $210 per week

United Gymnastics Academy (Frankfort)
722 Center Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-8282

  • December 26 – 28, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am or 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Ages 4 years old and up
  • $30 for a single day or $75 for a three-day pass

Winter Blast (Frankfort)
8122 West Sauk Trail
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-2319

  • December 26 – 29, 2017 or January 2 – 5, 2018
  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • For 1st through 6th grade students
  • $140 per week

FLASH Camp (Oak Lawn)
Contact the FLASH office for a location near you
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 857-2420

  • December 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018
  • 6:45 am – 6:30 pm
  • For kindergarten through 8th grade students
  • $45 per day, plus the cost of a $10 t-shirt if the student does not already have one

Flying High Sports and Recreation Center (Countryside)
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-3099

  • December 22 and 26 – 29, 2017 and January 2 – 5, 2018; register for a half day, full day, or full week
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 4 to 12 years old
  • $54 – $210 depending on days

Camp Blizzard (Joliet)
3000 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-7275

  • December 21, 2017 – January 3, 2018
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Ages 4 to 6 years old
  • $250

Camp Reindeer (Joliet)
3000 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-7275

  • December 22, 26 – 29, 2017 and January 2 – 5, 2018
  • 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • For kindergarten through sixth 6th students
  • Resident: $22 per day, $190 for full camp | Non-Resident: $27 per day, $200 for full camp

Lego Mini Camp (New Lenox)
1 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-6400

  • December 27 – 28, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 5 – 10 years old
  • $64

Check the Kidlist calendar for more family-friendly fun over Winter Break, too.

About the Author

Jill Kowalski

Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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