Thank you for making the Lincoln Park Moms 2022 Summer Camp Guide a part of your family’s camp research! A HUGE thank you to our sponsor, City Volkswagen of Chicago. City Volkswagen has made it possible for us to provide this 2021 guide to you, and we truly appreciate their support of our beloved local businesses! Thanks so much City Volkswagen!
A note about camp programs and Covid-19: We’ve spoken to so many camps who are really doing their best to move with the ever-changing CDC guidelines and have your child’s safety and health in mind. Please contact the camp of interest to ask any specific questions!
The Local Moms Network and subsidiary Lincoln Park Area Moms does not endorse any one camp and assumes no liability. When making your camp decision, please be sure to perform your due diligence.
3234 N Southport Ave & 2243 W North Ave
Lakeview: 773-477-4488 Bucktown: 773-606-0318
Ages 9 & up- Ballet Theater Intensive at Lakeview
Age: 2-6 years & 7+
Dates and Themes: June 27th – August 19th, Themes vary by location
Hours: 2-3 years, 9:00-10:00 am & 3-6 years, 10:30-1:30 pm
501 W North Ave. Chicago, IL 60610
Age: 3-10yrs (Pre-K & Kinder: Half Day, 1st-4th Grade: Full Day)
Dates/Themes: (each day is a different theme ie. Disney Day, Color Day, Under the Sea….)
June 20th- 25th
June 27th- July 2nd
July 25th- 30th
August 1st- 5th
August 8th -12th
Hours: 8:30-12:30 (Half- Day) & 8:30-3:30 (Full Day)
Discount: Use code SUMMER10 for 10% off (expires March 1st)
404 N. Armour St. (Ashland and Kinzie)
Join us for Summer Camp 2022! Offering flexibility to accommodate YOUR busy schedule! Starting June 13th-week of August 29th! ***OPEN ENROLLMENT***
Full Day & Half Day options. After care available! Member, Sibling & Full week discounts available!*
Summer Camp Activities: Open Jump, Arts & Crafts, Structured Activities led by our Camp Staff , Team Building!
Dates/Themes: Starting June 13th through the week of August 29th
Full Day- $95
Campers bring NUT-FREE sack lunch and water bottle
Half Day – $55
After Care- $25/per jumper
Discount: Sibling discounts available!
Lincoln Park, Chicago
Age: Art In The Park (Ages 5-11), Summer ART Camp at The Paintbrush (Ages 5-10)
Dates/Themes: Art In The Park: Monday-Thursday, June 20-23, June 27-30, July 11-14, July 18-21, August 1-4, August 15-18; Summer ART Camp at The Paintbrush: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, June 27-July1, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 8-12
Hours: Art In The Park: 3:45-5:15; Summer ART Camp at The Paintbrush: 10:00-2:00
955 W. Grand Ave.
Ready to make the most of summer? Bennett Day Camp’s registration is now open for 2022! In addition to the day camp everyone has come to know and love, Bennett is offering academic and specialty camps like Camp Read-A-Lot, Extreme Adventures, Woodworking & more! View all offerings in their Summer 2022 Camp Guide.
- Every week of day camp includes STEM, art, and movement activities that cover a broad range of interests.
- The city is their playground! Campers will go on age-appropriate field trips that expose them to cool architecture, local neighborhoods, and different cultures.
- The full-day camp is held Monday through Friday, with morning and aftercare available.
- Bennett prides itself on being flexible. Their refund policy allows families to receive a full refund up until the first day of camp.
- Weekly from June 20-August 5: Bennett Day Camp for Ages 4-11
- June 20-24, June 27-July 1: Fencing Camp for 1st-4th Grade
- June 20-24: Musical Theater & Improv for 5th-10th Grade
- June 27-July 1, August 1-5: Extreme Adventures for 5th-10th Grade
- July 5-8: Volunteer Week for 5th-10th Grade
- July 11-15: Young Chicago Architects for 5th-10th Grade
- July 18-22: Lasercutting & Engineering for 5th-10th Grade
- July 25-29: Woodworking for 5th-10th Grade
View Academic Camp offerings/dates in their Summer 2022 Camp Guide.
Hours: Full Day Camp from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (extended hours are available)
Discounts: 10% off for siblings
2184 N Elston Chicago, IL 60614
IGNITE WONDER as we create epic summer adventures together! Camp Bubbles is inquiry-based summer camp, shaped around your child’s curiosity and interests! So much has been outside of our children’s control over the past two years. This summer, we are creating an environment where students will be able to impact their own learning, research topics most interesting to them and explore in hands-on ways. We will brainstorm together, inviting expert speakers, planning field trips and more!
Age: For children entering 1st or 2nd grade in September 2022
Dates/Themes: June 6th – August 26th
Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM, extended day until 5pm available
Discount: 10% discount for advance enrollment in 6+ weeks
31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
Age: 4-15 years (students are grouped depending on their age)
Dates/Themes: The camps will run every week from June to August
Hours: Monday-Friday (9 AM – 1 PM)
100 S. Racine
Step into a fairy tale tornado, climb aboard for a deep sea adventure, navigate across the galaxy, saddle up for a unicorn quest, and more! Chicago Children’s Theatre’s unique line-up of virtual and in-person camps give students the chance to create fantastical, original on-stage and filmed productions. Explore the basics of acting, songwriting, scenic and prop design, choreography, and collaborative story development in a fun, vibrant space to play. Each camp culminates in a world-premiere performance for friends and family. Financial aid available.
June 15 – 17: School’s Out Mashup Camp!
June 20 – 24: Adventure Camp: Tales with Tails
June 27 – July 8, 2022 Adventure Camp: Back to the Past
July 11 – 22 Musical Theatre Camp: Briny Dancer
July 18 – 22: Kidprov! Improv for Kids
July 25 – August 12 : Camp Red Kite 2022
July 25 – August 5 : Our Stories, Our Voices: Teen Devising Intensive
August 8 – 12: The Future is Funny: Sketch Comedy and Improv
August 15 – 26: Adventure Camp: Those Meddling Kids
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-4:00PM CST
Free Before-Care from 8:15-9:30AM and free After-Care from 4:00-5:30PM.
4730 N Sheridan Rd.
CircEsteem Summer Camp is a fun, safe, supportive environment where children explore the many skills that create the Circus Arts. Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess. Skills taught may include: trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, stilt walking, gym wheel, tight wire, rola bola, and mini trampoline.
Dates/Themes: June 20 – August 26
Hours: 9am-3pm (Before and after care available)
Discount: Early Bird Discount – Save $50 on all registrations prior to 3/23
Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N Dearborn St Chicago 60610)
Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Your actor will learn the entire musical during the 2 week camp and then perform an in studio performance
Dates/Themes: June 20 – August 26
Hours: 9am-3pm, final performance August 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Discount: If tuition assistance is needed please call Patty Corella at 814-602-8221 enroll at corellaproductions.com
3126 N. Broadway
Join us for a week of arts & crafts, games, imagination, fun with friends, and of course a lot of dance!
Dates/Themes: Monday through Friday the weeks of: 6/13/2022, 6/20/2022, 6/27/2022, 7/11/2022, 7/18/2022, 7/25/2022, 8/1/2022, 8/8/2022, 8/15/2022, 8/22/2022
Quest Multisport/Hope Academy Field (2641 W Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612)
Hi-Five Sports Camp is back for our 22nd summer in the city! Hi-Five is a sports camp offering a full menu of team sports designed for kids from Pre-K (4 years old) to 8th grade. Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago is about so much more than winning and losing… it is about teamwork, playing hard and playing fair. And it is about making new buddies and enjoying the comradery. A camp that is as encouraging as it is challenging. As safe as it is high-energy. And as instructional as it is fun. We are a full-service day camp that offers a delicious hot lunch program, swim instruction, to-and-from bus transportation and field trips too! At Hi-Five, FUN is the name of the game!
Dates/Themes: June 20 – August 12 (8 Weeks)
Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM (AfterCamp care available until 5:30 PM)
Discount: Yes. Parents can use code LPAM22 to get up to $250 off!
1034 N. Wells Street
Redefining creativity, sports, teamwork & adventure in Chicago! Apachi Old Town’s traditional and innovative activities provide campers with heart-pounding fun and the thrill of discovery, keeping them motivated, thinking and moving all summer long. Imagine your camper…
- Building confidence on the high ropes, climbing wall and obstacle courses.
- Creating solutions using art and construction in the Design & Tinkering Lab.
- Practicing skills, playing and competing in an extensive array of team and individual sports.
- Finding his or her voice as member of a cheerleading squad or tumbling team.
And, of course, each week is filled with endless moments of Apachi Magic – theme days, Shabbat celebrations, guest entertainers and more. Giggles and grins are encouraged. Camps focus on basic art principles and introduce students to many different art materials. Campers get to explore, make a mess and have fun!
Age: 4yrs – 7th grade + Counselor in Training 8th-10th Grade
Full Summer | 7 Weeks | June 27-August 12
Session 1 | 3 Weeks | June 27-July 15
Session 2 | 4 Weeks | July 18-August 12
Camp Hours | 9:30am – 3:15pm
Before Care begins at 8:15am
After Care ends at 5:30pm
3003 W. Touhy
As a Jewish Orthodox camp, summer at the J has a strong emphasis on a torah-rich environment, which is combined with daily camp fun. We also prioritize camper care and every camper’s social emotional growth is supported as they navigate relationships and form friendships, gain independence and build confidence.
The J prides itself on giving campers the opportunity to discover their personal passions through innovative chugim (choice-based specialties). In addition, our wide variety of activities, including Judaic learning, daily davening, arts & crafts, sports & games, archery, plus Color Wars and theme days make each week special.
You may not see it from our front doors, but venture out back and you’ll discover a gorgeous, expansive green athletic field with two baseball diamonds, shaded areas, a rock climbing wall, an archery range, two playgrounds and a large tent at the center of the campus. Plus, an indoor heated swimming pool and indoor air-conditioned spaces make this the perfect backdrop for campers to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Learn more about the J’s Village camp program, specifically designed for preschoolers ages 2-4.
Age: 2yrs – 7th grade + Counselor in Training 8th-10th Grade
Full Summer | 8 Weeks | June 21-August 12
Session 1 | 4 Weeks | June 21-July 15
Session 2 | 4 Weeks | July 18-August 12
Camp Hours | 9:30am – 3:30pm
Before care begins at 7:30am
After care ends at 6:00pm
3709 N Southport Avenue
Our energized summer camps offer an exciting format for art exploration. Camp curriculum is designed to inspire and educate your young artist in an environment where giggles and grins are encouraged. Camps focus on basic art principles and introduce students to many different art materials. Campers get to explore, make a mess and have fun!
Dates/Themes: Camps run from 5/17-9/2. Themes include: Claylicious, Oh my, Glitter, Little Mess Makers, Slime-tastic, and many more!
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9-12 and 1-4, with the option to add lunch. Workshops are also available on Fridays.
Discount: Sibling discount 20%- must call or email to apply
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Lillstreet Art Center offers a wide variety of summer camps for children and teens ages 3-16 in multimedia and specialized art forms including pottery, movie making, photography, sewing, jewelry, comics, painting and more. Each day, campers add to the lively Lillstreet community, exploring and learning alongside professional artists. We celebrate each camper’s individuality and unique voice—our instructors foster a relaxed and non-competitive environment in the classroom, and everyone has lots of fun!
Dates/Themes: New camps begin every Monday this June 14–September 2. Featured camps this summer include Jurassic Art for ages 3–5, Plushies for ages 6–8, Urban Nature Photography for ages 8–10, Creative Costumes for ages 10–13, and Scientific Illustration for ages 13–16.
Hours: Morning and afternoon, full and half-day camps available
Discount: Save up to $20 per camp: January 24 – Feb 28, Save up to $15 per camp: March 1-28, Save up to $10 per camp: March 29 – April 18
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Nature Museum Summer Camp offers fun-filled day camps that immerse campers into the wonderful world of nature and science. Campers ages 4 to 11 years old will play, explore, and investigate during two-week sessions that take place in the Museum building and on the Museum grounds. Campers will meet Museum animals, enjoy outdoor unstructured play, explore Lincoln Park, and more. More information can be found at https://www.naturemuseumcamp.org/
Age: Children 4 to 11 years old
Session 1: July 5-July 15; Session 2: July 18-July 29; Session 3: August 1-August 12; Session 4: August 15-August 26
Themes include city animals, city nature, nature exploration, and more.
Hours: M-F; 9am-2:30pm
Discount: Nature Museum members can save up to $65 per session.
Age: 4-8 (Young Artist Playhouse) and 9-12 (Young Artist Workshop)
Dates/Themes: Weekly June 20th-August 26th
Hours: 9am-4pm, with option for 8am early drop off and 5pm late pick up
Discount: Register by March 31st for $50 off per week
Lincoln Park (St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1633 N Cleveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614)
- Chicago – Bucktown – Moos Elementary School
- Chicago – Irving Park – Mt Olive Church
- Chicago – Lake View – William H. Prescott Elementary
- Chicago – Lincoln Park – St. Michael’s Catholic Church
- Chicago – Near North – Manierre Elementary School
- Chicago – North Center – Alexander Graham Bell Elementary
- Chicago – Norwood Park – Philadelphia Romanian Church
- Chicago – Roscoe Village – Alcott College Prep
- Chicago – Sauganash – Korean United Presbyterian Church
- Chicago – West Loop – Mitchell Elementary School
- Evanston – Evanston – Unitarian Church of Evanston
- Mt Prospect – Mt Prospect – Trinity United Methodist Church
- Northfield – Northfield – Lutheran Church of the Ascension
- River Forest – River Forest – Concordia University Chicago
- Wilmette – Wilmette – Baker Demonstration School
Pedalheads Bike is a learn-to-ride bike program for kids ages 2 – 12 best known for helping children get off training wheels and safely ride one the road. We provide innovative and effective programs that are safe, fun, and challenging children to discover a world of opportunities. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors.
Dates/Themes: June 13 – August 12
Hours: All Day (9am – 4pm), Half Classes (AM 9am – 12pm, PM 1pm – 4pm), and Tots programs (9am – 10:30am, 10:45am – 12:15pm, 11am – 12:00pm)
Discount: Code LPMOMS for a $50 disocunt (Valid until May 31, 2022)
Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture located at 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.
First Free Church Family Life Center located at 5255 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640.
Dovetail Studios located at 2853 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Dates/Themes: June 13 – August 26 (Various themes based on location)
Hours: 9am-3pm or 9am-4pm
Allegro Hotel 171 W. Randolph St, Chicago; Hayes Building Lake View 4043 N. Ravenswood, Chicago; St. James Church 2050 N. Fremont, Chicago
Snapology, the #1 franchise in its category 2 years in a row. We believe that children are meant to learn through play. When children are engaged in interactive, hands-on learning activities, their creativity flourishes and they show an increased interest in school. We help your child grow up with a thirst for knowledge. How do we do it? Using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology!
Dates/Themes: June 13 – Aug 26
Hours: Half day 9a-12p or 1p-4p; Full day 9a-4p.
Discount: $100 off all full-day camps with discount code “SNAP22FDS”; $50 off all half-day camps with discount code “SNAP22HS” (Deals expire April 18th)
1535 N Dayton St, Chicago, IL 60642 (Lincoln Park); 1150 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60607 (West Loop); 2369 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park, half-day only)
Age: 3-5 (half-day) and 5-14 (full day)
LINCOLN PARK – THE DRUCKER CENTER (full-day and half-day)
June 20-24 – Summer in Arendelle (Frozen)
June 27-July 1 – Buddha Belly Broadway (in collaboration with Buddha Belly Kids Yoga)
July 5-8 – Summer in the City (Hamilton)
July 11-15 – Summer in Casa Madrigal (Encanto)
July 18-22 – Summer in the Greatest Show (The Greatest Showman)
July 25-29 – Summer in Oz (Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, and the Wiz)
August 1-5 – Summer in the Fairytale Forest (Shrek)
August 8-12 – Summer in Auradon (Descendants)
LINCOLN PARK – PLAY2DAY (half-day only)
June 6-10 – Summer Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)
June 13-17 – Summer in Neverland (Peter Pan)
June 20-24 – Summer in the Enchanted Castle (Beauty and the Beast)
June 27-July 1 – Summer in Arendelle (Frozen)
July 5-8 – Summer in the City (Newsies)
July 11-15 – Summer on Pride Rock (The Lion King)
July 18-22 – Summer at Rydell High (Grease)
July 25-29 – Summer in Motunui (Moana)
August 1-5 – Summer in Corona (Tangled)
August 8-12 – Summer in Casa Madrigal (Encanto)
August 15-19 – Summer in the Fairytale Forest (Shrek)
August 22-26 – Summer at the Royal Ball (Cinderella)
WEST LOOP – SOUL CITY CHURCH
June 20-24 – Buddha Belly Broadway (in collaboration with Buddha Belly Kids Yoga)
June 27-July 1 – Summer in Casa Madrigal (Encanto)
Half day: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Full day: 9:00am – 4:00pm
10% early bird discount before May 1
20% sibling discount for siblings in the same camp
If you are registering for more than one week of camp you will receive a discount of $50 off additional full-day camps and $35 off additional half-day camps.
1340 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607 (West Loop)
3500 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (Lakeview)
1734 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As campers try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.
Campers choose minute to minute from a variety of activities including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports & recreation, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long.
This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, or weeks due to pandemic protocol in Chicago, to use throughout the summer! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, we’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end. Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8am–6pm) are included.
3717 N Ravenswood Ave Suite 115W, Chicago IL, 60613
Age: 4.5-8 y/o
Discount: Sibling discount is 10% off per sibling
2337 W North Ave
The Kids’ Table is the premier Chicago cooking school for kids and we are THRILLED to be back to host our 16th year of IN-PERSON Summer Camp in the heart of Wicker Park. Fill your belly, expand your taste buds, discover new recipes and pick up some mad kitchen skills with us this summer.
In our FULL DAY KIDS CAMPS we spend about half the day in the kitchen whipping up delicious dishes, and the rest of the day is full of food-themed crafts, games and more.
In our HALF DAY TEEN CAMP, campers will work at small group cooking stations for maximum skill-building and increased independence.
Check out our weekly themes which are already posted on our website.www.kids-table.com
Additionally, we will continue to offer Virtual Summer Camp this year if you prefer a remote style of learning.
Age: Kids Camp (Ages 5-10) Teen Camp (Ages 11-14)
Dates/Themes: June 7 – Sept 3
Kids Full Day Camp | June 6-Sept 2 | 9am-3pm
Teens Half Day Teen Camp | June 6-Aug 12 | 1pm-4pm
Discount: 10% Sibling Discount
1331 W. Adams Street
Dates/Themes: June 15th – August 26th
Hours: Half Day 9am-12pm and Full Day 9am-4pm. Early drop off 8:30am, extended pick up 5pm.
Discount: Save $50 on a full day camp with discount code LPAM2022