2020's Hottest Summer Camps

Posted: March 05, 2020

ChicagoKids.com 2020 Hot Summer Camps - Featured Camps

The ChicagoKids.com 2020 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, 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.

Visit the full guide to find more great options!


   Bach to Rock
Three locations, Arlington Heights, Naperville, and Northbrook
Summers ROCK at Bach to Rock! Give your budding rock star a chance to shine at one of our music camps. Enjoy 10% off earlybird registration until April 15 with promocode Summer2020. Learn more.



   Baker Summer Discovery Camp
201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette
Campers have every opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive and happy environment, with summer experiences that encourage kids to try new things, build confidence, make friends, learn something new and have fun. Learn more.



   Arlington Heights School of Rock
17 E Campbell, Arlington Heights
School of Rock Arlington Heights is the fastest growing, largest music school in the Chicagoland Northwest suburbs. We teach guitar, vocals, ukulele, bass, drums, sax, and keyboards. We offer weekly private lessons, beginner group instrument classes, and school break camps and workshops. Learn more.



   Bit Space
Chicago and Wilmette
Calling all creative makers - the camp you’ve been waiting for is here! A week-long immersion into design-thinking, collaborating, and making that will spark your curiosity and flex your creative muscles like never before. Learn more.



   Bright Horizons
Locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs
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.



   Codeverse
819 West Eastman Street, Multiple locations
Launch into a universe of fun and learning at weeklong camps at Codeverse! Explore our interactive studio, create multi-level video games, build robots, design 3D prints, and more! (6-13yrs, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm) Learn more.



   GTA Photography Summer Camps
610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Join us at Chicago's #1 Photography Summer Camps! Have fun on daily field trips & learn from award-winning photographers. Perfect for Kids (Ages 8-12) & Teens (Ages 13-17). Learn more.



   Hi-Five Sports Chicago at Whitney Young High School
1450 W. Adams Street, 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.



   Hoofbeat Ridge Camps for your Horse Lover
5304 Reeve Rd., Mazomanie, Wisconsin
Located 25 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. Sleepover Camp for girls ages 8-15. One or two week sessions offered. English or Western riding lessons daily, crafts, sports, trail rides, modern bunkhouses. We have 250 acres, 60+ horses, certified riding instructors, and have been family owned/operated since 1962. Learn more.



   Kids Clay Room - a pottery studio for children
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. Wheelthrowing options for children ages 10 and up. Learn more.



   The Kids' Table
Two Chicago Locations, Wicker Park and Lakeview
Why Cooking Camp? Because cooking is fun & a life skill, real food is really good, if they make it they’re more likely to eat it + lunch is included! For ages 4-14; Jun 8 - Sep 4. Learn more.



   Little Beans Cafe
Chicago and Evanston
Little Beans Cafe has a fun Summer Camp offered Mon, Wed, Fri for kids 3-5 years at Little Beans Chicago and Monday-Friday for kids 3-9 years at Little Beans Evanston. Learn more.



   Mad Science Camp
Multiple Chicago locations, Chicago
We offer kids camp experiences that are sure to delight! They will be wowed by green glowing liquid, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. There's something for everyone! Learn more.



   The Menomonee Club Camp at the Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St., Chicago
Week-long programs to keep young campers’ minds and bodies busy this summer! Join us for sports, arts, STEM, theatre, chess, and more. We have something for everyone. Learn more.



   Music House, School of Performing Arts
Humboldt Park and West Rogers Park
Take the stage this summer at Music House Performing Arts Camp. Campers are encouraged to create, explore, and let out their inner artist through dance, music, visual arts, and rock band. No experience necessary! Learn more.



   North Suburban YMCA Day Camp
2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
The North Suburban YMCA provides fun, safe, and enriching summer day camp experiences. The Y’s camp provides adjustable, flexible schedules for traditional & special interest camps for kids ages 2-13, with experienced staff that make the summer fun! New are camps center around preschool options, specialty camps, extended sports camp and S.T.E.A.M. programs. Learn more.



   Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
617 Dartmouth Place, Evanston
Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University helps academically talented students reach their full potential. CTD’s approach allows students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become bold, creative achievers and contributors. Learn more.



   Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Camps immerse children into the wonderful world of nature and science! Find out why parents say we're the "best camp in Chicago!" Learn more.



   Oui Chef
2622 N Halsted Street, Chicago
Campers will have a hands-on cooking experience creating individual recipes and then tasting their amazing creations! Each week includes a variety of cooking techniques and tools to keep the campers engaged and learning. Learn more.



   Shedd Aquarium Summer Camp
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Join us for a week of summer camp and explore the impressive world of aquatic animals! Your camper will look nature in the eye as they meet animals up-close and explore Shedd Aquarium habitats. Learn more.



   Sherman Lake YMCA Camp
6225 N 39th St, Augusta Michigan
Give your child the "Best Summer Ever" at Sherman Lake YMCA Camp! Fun activities abound with swimming, hiking, canoeing, indoor/outdoor climbing, sports, horseback, ropes course and more. There's something new and different every week! Learn more.



   Sprouts Academy Preschool
350 W. Ontario St., Chicago
A green, eco-friendly alternative in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Sprouts Academy Preschool offers a summer filled with nature, urban gardening, arts, crafts, science and more for children ages 23 months – 6 years old. Learn more.



   The Laboratory: Science and Story STEAM Camps
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago
Make potions like Harry Potter, build robots, discover dragons, solve mysteries, train at Camp Half-Blood or survive zombies. Includes: Outdoor time, making lifelong friends, outstanding instructors, and 4+ STEAM experiments per day. 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.



   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.



   YMCA of Metro Chicago
Multiple Chicago Locations
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.



Find tons of great 2020 Summer Camp options in our full Camp Guide!