Hot List: Amazing 2018 Summer Camps

Posted: February 26, 2018

The ChicagoKids.com 2018 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, including a NEW category for cooking camps! 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!


Featured Camps:
   Bit Space
Multiple Locations, Chicago and suburbs
Bit Space is Chicagoland's premier maker lab for kids and teens - a place where they can learn to use real tools to build real things. Bit Space offers summer camps, day-off camps, after-school classes, birthday parties. Learn more.



   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.



   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.



   Emerald City Theatre Summer Camp
Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and now in Lincoln Square
Emerald City Theatre is proud to offer Summer Camp 2018, serving ages 3.5-15! Titles include Hamilton, Moana, A Year at Hogwarts, The Wizard of Oz, School of Rock, and more! Learn more.



   iD Tech Summer Camps for Kids & Teens
Multiple Locations, Held at Loyola, Northwestern, Benedictine, and more.
At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Learn more.



   Lakefront Scholars
1046 W. Kinzie, Chicago
At Lakefront Scholars, we believe in a direct application of classroom learning to real world usage of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) concepts. Our mission is making summer learning kinetic, energetic, and fun! Learn more.



   Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
Young artists can learn pottery, photography, jewelry making, drawing, fashion design and much more. Mix and match your summer with over 50 different fun, multimedia and specialty art camps to choose from. 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.



   The Menomonee Club Camp at the Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St., Chicago
The Menomonee Club offers fun week-long summer camps all summer long! Choose from art, chess, fencing, LEGO, RetroActive Sports, theater, and yoga camps. Register online today! 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.



   The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
We immerse your kids in art all day with introductions to artists and discussions about artistic styles and ideas, and then we work on our own artist-inspired masterpieces using a variety of artistic media. Learn more.



   Porchlight Music Theatre
2350 N. Racine Ave, Chicago
Porchlight Music Theatre's summer camp in Lincoln Park for ages 7 - 12 has two sessions between June 25 - July 20. Create your own musical! Learn more.



   School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Camp
36 South Wabash Avenue Suite 1201, Chicago
In SAIC's camps, kids work together on a variety of fun projects, including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, digital art and more. One- and two-week camps for students ages 4 to 13 begin in June. Learn more.



   Swift Nature Camp
W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong WI
Swift Nature Camp attracts bright, curious and creative children with a passion for nature and the outdoors. At camp, they tackle exciting adventures, and gain confidence and independence with their outdoor explorations. Learn more.



   Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Hands-on cooking camps all summer long and every school holiday for ages 4-13. Each day is a new culinary adventure creating both savory and sweet recipes from scratch. Register by the week or by the day. Learn more.



   Windy City Fieldhouse Sports Academy
2367 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago
WCF specializes in youth programs including sports classes and camps YEAR-ROUND that are a big hit with children and parents alike. The parents love the structure while the children love the coaches and no pressure environment. Learn more.

Find tons of great 2018 Summer Camp options in our full Camp Guide!