President's Day Camps and Events

Posted: February 13, 2018

President's Day is Monday, February 19, and school's out! Our calendar is packed with activities for that day, including some President's Day camps and workshops, as well as our regular drop-in and onging events. Whether you can spend the day with your little ones, or if you need to keep them occupied in a drop off camp or activity, we can help you find what you need!

Here are our top picks, and you can find lots more suggestions in our calendar for February 19.

All Day Circus Experience for Kids!
TSNY Chicago, 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago
The All Day Circus Experience for Kids is a great way for your child to join the circus for the day. Lasting from 10 am to 4 pm, each child will receive instruction in Flying Trapeze, Trampoline, Aerials, Juggling, & more! Let your kid soar to new heights, make new friends, & really challenge themselves in this day long circus experience. Ages 6-18. 10 am - 4 PM. $135. Learn more >

Day off School Camp: DNA Detectives
Mad Science of Chicago, 1053 N. California, Chicago
Join us for a day of Mad Science camp! We will be exploring the mysteries of cells and DNA including extracting DNA from an onion! Camps include take home activities and snacktivities. Before and after care is also available. Grades K-6. 9:00 - 4:00. $60. Learn more >

Power4Girls Presidents Day Off
MB Ice Arena, 1801 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Game On! Sports 4 Girls & the Chicago Blackhawks are proud to present the Power4Girls Presidents Day Off Event. This active and empowering morning event will feature Ice skating with Blackhawks staff; Team building with Game On! Sports 4 Girls; and STEM fun with Code Play Learn and a motivational Speaker. Event cost includes ice skate rental; kids can bring their own skates. Grades k-5. 9am - 12pm. $50. Learn more >

Presidents Day Camp at CRE8 Workshop
CRE8 Workshop, 405 Lake Cook Rd #205, Deerfield
School is out and the kids are looking for something fun to do. Come to CRE8 for a fun morning of crafting. We will be making projects not offered for birthday parties or drop in crafts. Ages 7-14. 9:00-12:00. $65. Learn more >

Presidents Day Camp at FUNDAY
FUNDAY, 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
No special plans for Presidents Day? While some kids are channeling Lincoln or Washington, campers at FUNDAY can channel LeMoyne Brothers. Come join us for Mardi Gras camp - 1/2 day (10 am-12:30 pm) or (2 pm-4:30 pm) or a full-day camp (10 am-4:30 pm) filled with fun activities like mask making, face painting, fun games, balloons and much more. A healthy snack will be provided in the morning and afternoon. A pizza will be served for lunch on the full day program. Campers must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. Half-day program $35 (1 child) $25 (per sibling after the 1st child); Full day program: $70 (1 child) $50 (per sibling after the 1st child) Ages 3-12. Learn more >

Presidents Day Camp at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo's Presidents Day Camp offers exciting learning opportunities for animal and nature lovers in PreK–4th grade. Each camp group will explore the zoo and participate in a variety of activities. Activities will focus on animal diversity, environmental conservation and the ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild. Grades preK-4th (minimum age 4). 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $68 ($58 for Lincoln Park Zoo members). Learn more >

Presidents Day: Future Celebrity Chef Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the Kitchen for a unique cooking adventure that prepares your chefs for their future Celebrity Chef status. New tastes, techniques, and sabotage games await as we take to the Kitchen to learn new skills and create new recipes that will be sure to wow. We’ll whip up both savory and sweet recipes - from Veggie Sushi Rolls to Matcha Turtle Bread and Pocky Sticks - so your chefs leave ready for future stardom! This is a 3-hour camp. Budding chefs age 4-8 attend from 9am-12pm. Ages 9-13 attend from 1-4pm. $60 per day. Learn more >

Presidents Day Camp at Kids Clay Room
Kids Clay Room, 2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Join us for our 1/2 day handbuilding camp. Participants work with wet clay, cookie cutters, stamps and other clay tools to make and paint clay projects. Ages 5 and up. 9 am to 12 pm. $55. Learn more >

Presidents’ Day ART Camp
The Paintbrush, 2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
The Paintbrush offers unique camp day experiences on days that CPS is closed. Kids ages 4 through 11 can join in the creativity of a half day or full day of art projects based on our class model of introducing an artist and creating a masterpiece based on that artist’s work. The laid-back camp atmosphere often allows for a second or third project, and/or our beloved free-art play options such as painting the table, creating a group project, face painting and more. Ages 4-11, ages 7 and up may be dropped off. 12:00-3:00. $57. Learn more >

Ranger Adventure Day
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
Kids can find out what it takes to be a ranger, and try archery, go on a guided hike and enjoy other outdoor fun while learning about plants and animals. Ages 9 – 12. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $60 per person. Register at 630-850-7284 or Online. Learn more >

Searching for Sasquatch
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park
Bundle up for an afternoon of searching for Big Foot. We’ll learn about the legends, play games, hike and search for clues of his presence. Please bring warm, waterproof outdoor clothing and boots for exploring outside. Min/Max is 6/15. Ages 6-10. 1-3pm. $15. Learn more >