Chicago Kids Best Summer Camps

Posted: May 01, 2024

The ChicagoKids.com 2024 Camp Guide offers you the opportunity to 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, cooking 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.

Featured Camps:


Imagine Performing Arts
5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago
We're bringing the drama to summer break! At Imagine Performing Arts, we are here to kick summer up a notch with our fun and engaging theatre programming for kids ages 4-13. Learn more...



Snapology of Chicago
Multiple Locations
Shh, don't tell them they are learning. Children receive a FUN S.T.E.A.M experience using the world's #1 toy, LEGO's. Kids ages 4-14 will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities while making new friendships in Themed camps, Robotics and more! Learn more...



The Little Gym of Chicago Weekly Summer Classes
3216 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
The Little Gym is here to empower children for life's adventures. Weekly classes support your child's physical, social, and emotional growth giving them the confidence to be the best that they can be! Learn more...



American Eagle Productions
Chicago (Andersonville) and Naperville,
Explore the magic of theatre with American Eagle's summer performing arts camps! Led by professional teaching artists, campers hone skills in acting, singing, and dance while playing games, socializing with peers, and performing for audiences. Learn more...



Catherine Cook Summer Camps
6218 N Kenmore Ave., Chicago
Open to rising preschoolers (age 3) through 8th graders. Exciting activities include indoor/outdoor exploration, sports, coding, art, water play, service projects and more! Learn more...



Summer Camp at Smart Love
2222 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago
Summer Camp for preschooler's ages 3-5 feature a season of outdoor exploration, learning adventures and exciting planting and harvesting. Learn more...



Fit City Kids
2540 W Lawrence Ave., Chicago
Fit City Kids' Summer Camp is an active camp that focuses on FUN through fitness, sports, creativity, and self exploration. Each day, campers will adventure through activities such as fitness games, sports, arts and crafts, creation, and plenty of free play. Learn more...



Paris Saint-Germain Academy Soccer Camps
Multiple Locations, City and Suburbs
Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago offers week long Elite Camps for aspiring soccer players ages 5-19. Camps are run by the PSG certified coaches with a focus on skill development, soccer IQ and character building. Learn from the Best! Learn more...



Kids Clay Room Summer Camp
2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Come explore the wonderful medium of Clay! Children will work with wet clay, clay tools and glazes to make unique and fun ceramic pieces from start to finish. Learn more...



The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2446 N. Clark, Chicago
ART Immersion Camp for your ARTsy kids! Hands-on ART lessons through a variety of approaches, including ARTist-inspired projects and more! Learn more...



i9 Sports Summer Camps
Multiple Locations
i9 Sports Summer Camp offers full-day camps for all kids ages 5-13 in Lincoln Park during various weeks in the summer. The focus is on fun, games and skill development in many sports throughout the week. Learn more...



Merry Music Makers: Mini Jam Tot Camp and Summer Jam & Swim
Mini Jame at 1909 W. Byron, Summer Jam & Swim at 6218 N. Kenmore, Chicago
Mini Jam Tot Camp offers a musical adventure that is an unforgettable experience for your 3-5-year-old music enthusiasts. Summer Jam & Swim provides a summer filled with music, creativity, and splashes for kids aged 6-12. Learn more...



Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons
Summer is for exploration and Bright Horizons is the place to do it! Action-packed days are full of fun, putting a seasonal spin on science, technology, creative arts, nature and more. Learn more...



Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
Children and teens ages 3-6 can learn pottery, movie making, photography, fashion design, jewelry, comics, painting and more at Lillstreet Art Center. New camps are offered weekly all summer long! Learn more...



Steve & Kate's Camp
Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
The summer camp that puts kids in charge. Campers choose minute to minute from activities including sewing, coding, building, sports & more! Est. 1980. Lunch, snacks & all hours (8am-6pm) included. Learn more...



Swift Nature Camp
W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong WI
Our small old fashioned camp blends fun activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature and the environment. Boys and Girls ages 6-17. We specialize in 1st time campers! Learn more...



Bach to Rock - Summer Camps
Arlington Heights, Naperville, and Northbrook
Music camps are a fun way to spend the summer at Bach to Rock! Explore diverse camps from Rock Band to DJing. Kids get to perform what they've learned at the end of the week! Learn more...



Camp Anokijig
W5639 Anokijig Lane, Plymouth WI
A Camp Anokijig summer camp experience nurtures independence, positive values and characteristics, and confidence in your child. Customize your week with a variety of activities including waterfront, shooting sports, crafts, horseback riding, and more! Learn more...



Oui Chef
2622 N Halsted Street, Chicago
Oui Chef camp offers a fun and educational, hands-on cooking experience creating individual recipes. Each session will include a variety of cooking techniques and tools which will continue to expose the campers to new culinary ideas. Learn more...



CircEsteem Summer Camp
4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
Learn circus this summer at CircEsteem Summer Camp! Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess. Learn trapeze, tightwire, juggling and more! Learn more...



Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago
2641 W Harrison St., Chicago
Hi-Five Sports Camp offers a full menu of team sports for boys and girls from Pre-K to 9th grade. Hi-Five Sports Camp is about so much more than winning and losing - it is about teamwork, playing hard and having fun all summer long! Learn more...



Black River Farm and Ranch Camp
W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong WI
Saddle up for adventure this summer at Black River Farm & Ranch, an all-girls overnight camp. Our mission is to inspire leadership, self-confidence, and independence through horsemanship and a variety of camp activities. Learn more...




School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Camps
36 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago
Kids discover, explore, and imagine with a variety of art materials and methods that encourage creative thinking and problem solving, alongside daily visits to the Art Institute of Chicago museum. 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...



FAME Center Fine Arts Summer Camp
1319 S. State Street, Chicago
Join FAME Center for Fine Arts Camp this year! Campers will spend their days engaging in fine arts classes, outdoor activities, games, and creative projects. Good times and new friends guaranteed! Learn more...



The Country Experience at Amstutz Family Farm
115 Wind Mill Road, Elizabeth, IL
Summer camp on the farm is a week-long sleepaway experience for 7-17 year-olds, full of meaningful fun where children connect with the substance of their character and develop a greater sense of the world. Learn more...



Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
The Museum of Science and Industry has exciting camps for Kindergarten to 12th Grade, that engage youth in science, making and the wonder of MSI! Campers engage in STEAM activities bridging science, art and engineering. Learn more...



Artist Playhouse - Music Playhouse
Two Locations: West Rogers Park and Humboldt Park
At Young Artist Playhouse Camp, we put FUN first. Everyday campers will learn and explore music, art, dance, AND theater. Every Friday there is a performance for parents! Learn more...


Find tons of great 2024 Summer Camp options in our full Camp Guide!