Hot List: Amazing 2017 Summer Camps

Posted: February 26, 2017

The 2017 Camp Guide lets you find the perfect camp for your little ones this summer. Our Camp Guide is organized by different types of camps, including art camps, dance camps, music camps, STEM and science/technology camps, theater camps, sports camps and more. Below are highlights of some of the featured camps you'll find in this year's Camp Guide. Visit the full guide to find more great options!

   Bright Horizons
Locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs
Summer camp at Bright Horizons offers fun and excitement for your child AND meets your expectations of convenience, flexibility, safety, and experienced counselors. Learn more.

   Camp Invention
30+ locations throughout the Chicago suburbs, Chicagoland
Camp Invention is a one week summer enrichment program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation in partnership with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Locally delivered, engaging activities cover the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Learn more.

   Summer at ChiArts
2714 W. Augusta Blvd, Chicago
A three-week summer camp designed for students in grades K-5 and 6-8 to explore the artistic disciplines of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts in a joyful and nurturing environment. Learn more.

   Camp Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201., Northbroo
EXPLORE! BUILD! CREATE! Noggin Builders offers one-week camps to enhance the problem solving skills of your curious explorers (grades K-8) using fun, hand-on, STEM-based activities. Each week includes science, technology and team building games. Learn more.

   Compass Creative Dramatics Summer Theatre Camp
Various Chicago and Chicagoland Locations
Campers stretch their creativity and bravery muscles through daily rehearsals and workshops in topics like improv and stage combat. Students perform alongside two professional actor/educators, who lead by example, helping your camper shine. Learn more.

   Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop
5255 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
See why Dream Big was voted #1 Theater Class in Chicago! Taught by professionally skilled teaching artists, our 1-Week Drama Camps offer children ages 3-18 an unforgettable collaborative experience acting, singing, and dancing with friends! Countless creative themes all summer long! Learn more.

   Dunes Learning Center Summer Camps
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 700 Howe Rd, Chesterton IN
Discover the beaches, prairies, rivers, and woodlands of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore while bog stomping, bug hunting, night hiking, and more at summer camp in the national park. Learn more.

   Emerald City Theatre Summer Camp
In Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and now in Lincoln Square
Emerald City Theatre is proud to offer Summer Camp 2017, now serving ages 3.5 – 15! Featuring new and exciting titles such as Moana, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music and many more! Learn more.

   Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids
Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
We believe that summer camp should be crazy fun and profoundly enriching at the same time. Combining our eye-opening, mindset-shaping innovation approach with plenty of summertime silliness, we run engaging camps pre-K – 8th graders love. Learn more.

   iD Tech Summer Camps for Kids & Teens
Multiple Locations Chicago and Suburbs
At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more. Learn more.

   The Laboratory: Science and Story STEAM Camps
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago
Make magical potions like Harry Potter. Build robots. Train at Camp Half-Blood. Find Fantastic Beasts. Survive a Zombie outbreak. Our unique STEAM camps combine kids’ interests with chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, computer science, math and the arts. Learn more.

   Lincoln Park Baseball Academy Summer Camp
Oz Park at Lincoln and Webster, Chicago
Lincoln Park Baseball Academy, (LPBA) is a Chicago based organization focused on baseball and softball instruction for boys and girls of all ages. Our summer baseball and softball camps cover all key skills from hitting and pitching to defense and team dynamics. Learn more.

   Little Beans Cafe Day Camp
Two locations, Chicago and Evanston
Little Beans Cafe Chicago and Evanston offer a fun and flexible summer camp including classes, imaginative and active play, outdoor games, fun themes and more! Offered for kids 3-5 years in Chicago and 3-9 years in Evanston. Flexible scheduling offered June - August. Learn more.

   The Little Gym of Chicago Summer Camp
3216 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Put on your super cape, it's time for adventure!! Our all new Super Kids' Quest Sumer Camp is full of exciting, creative missions where kids will exercise their muscles, imaginations and cooperation skills to complete a different Quest each day! Learn more.

   North Shore Country Day School Summer Programs
310 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
For more than 67 years, North Shore Country Day School’s Summer Programs have provided children with safe and fun summer experiences. Offerings for 2017 include: Day Camp (ages 4-10), Expedition Camps (ages 10-13), Language Immersion Program (ages 4-10) and Little Explorers (for children age 3). Learn more.

   YMCA Camp Benson
16355 Scenic Palisades Rd,, Mount Carroll
YCB is an adventure based overnight summer camp in northwestern Illinois for boys and girls in 1st-9th grade. We’re dedicated to positively impacting the lives of our campers and providing a transformational camping experience. Learn more.

   YMCA of Metro Chicago Camps
Chicago Metro Area, Michigan, Wisconsin
YMCA Summer Camp provides your child an exceptional summer camp experience where they can get unplugged, explore their creativity, learn, laugh and make memories and friends that last a lifetime. Learn more.