2020's Most Awesome Spring Break Camps

Posted: February 28, 2020

Spring Break is coming up fast, and there are many great options for spring break camps for kids. Here are some of our picks for great options taking place in Chicago and the suburbs, including spring break art camps, theater camps, sports camps, music camps, theater camps and more! Find more Spring Break Camp options here!

Featured Spring Break Camps:

A Taste of Summer Camp this Spring Break! Try Everything Arts- 1, 2 or all 5 days this Spring Break!
West Rogers Park Location: 2925 W. Devon
Humboldt Park Location: 1018 N. California
Spend your spring break sampling what we have to offer over the summer! Campers will spend each day exploring a different "mashup" of two performing arts disciplines that will be offered as a specialty series this summer! What better opportunity than to spend 1,2, or 5 days testing out which mashup is right for you. Each day of spring break camp will be completely different and totally exciting! The daily schedule will go as follows:
Day 1: Rock Band and Video Production
Day 2: Drama, Set Design, Costumes + More!
Day 3: Rhythm & Soul: See, Hear, Move, Make
Day 4: Fashion and Performance
Day 5: Stage Illusions: Clowning, Magic, Puppetry, Juggling and more! Learn more...

Let your child's creativity blossom at Codeverse's Spring Break Camp!
From creating video games and 3D models, to building and navigating robots around a futuristic lab, Codeverse spring break camp is an out-of-this-world experience for kids ages 6-13! Spend a week exploring their interactive studio, creating multi-level video games, building real robots, designing 3D printed projects, and more! The Codeverse program is packed with hands-on STEM activities and challenges for beginner and pro coders alike. Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, lunch and snacks included! Learn more...

Phones down. Tools out.
The BitSpace Spring Camp that unlocks creativity is here!

Join BitSpace’s week-long immersion experiences into design-thinking, collaboration, and making to spark curiosity in your child and help them flex their creative muscles like never before. Our campers are supported by an unprecedented camper to guide ratio of 5:1. In small groups, with the support of expert guides (real-life architects, designers, and makers) your kids will discover how to turn their unique idea into a reality using the newest tools and technology available. Yes! That means virtual reality, 3D printing, laser cutting, and so much more. By the end of the week your child’s thinking will have transformed from “I don’t know what to do” to “WOW! Look what I made!” Sign up with code makerkid2020 to unlock your child’s creativity today! Learn more...

Spring Cooking & Science Camp
The Kids' Table, Chicago (Wicker Park & Lakeview locations)
If you think experiments are just for science class, think again! Join us for a week of fun and tasty experiments in the kitchen. Sure to be delicious fun for foodies and play-it-safe eaters alike! We’ve got big plans outside the kitchen too, including field day games in the park (weather permitting), kitchen science experiments, building projects, crafty creations and dance parties. March 23-27 & April 6-10. For ages 4-10. 9am - 3pm. $90/day or $400/week. Learn more... Learn more...

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Sign up for one day or all five days. Children in grades K – 5 will participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. This spring, children will dissect and plant seeds, explore fragrant herbs and flowers, search for birds and early spring plants on nature hikes, create take-home science-themed projects, and much more. March 23-27. Grades K-5. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. $63/$79 each day. Learn more...

Cabin Fever: Spring Theatre Adventure Camp
Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago
Using the frameworks of legends and fairy tales your child will learn the basics of acting, songwriting, singing, dance choreography, collaborative story development, scene and prop construction, and gain new, specialized skills as they work together to create an original story. So come make new friends and create a big wonderful show in a cabin far, far away. At the end of the week, campers will perform their own new story for friends and family in CCT’s Pritzker Family Studio Theatre. April 6-10. Grades K-5. :30 am – 4 pm. $485 Learn more...

The Laboratory
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago, Chicago
Spend a day dabbling in Robotic Engineering with our popular 1-day program. Design and build a cutting-edge robot and teach it to spin, slither, walk, or drive in a Brickworld of your own creation. Participants will use LEGO WeDo and WeDo2.0 motor and sensor system. Ages 6-12. March 30 - April 3 and April 6 - April 10. 9am - 3pm. $90. Ages 6-12.Learn more...

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
Join us on a spring break African Safari! We will explore the ins and outs of habitats from across Africa and get to know more about the critters that call these places home. Each Spring Break Camp group will explore the zoo and participate in activities to discover animal diversity, environmental conservation, and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild. April 1, April 2, April 3, April 6, April 7, April 8, April 9, April 10. Grades pre-K-4. Half or full day, see web site. Fees vary. Learn more...

Second City Spring Break Camp
1616 N Wells St., Chicago
Spend your Spring Break working out your creative energies in our Spring Break Camps. Learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy hanging out at The Second City during the break from school. No previous experience is required. Each five-day camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm each day with an optional Games & Movies session available until 6:00. Students are grouped by age. Ages 6-18. March 23-April 10. 9am - 4pm. Learn more...

Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Calling all chefs from across the globe! Who needs a vacation when we've got your passport ready in our Kitchen! Let’s take your palate on a world tour and enjoy flavorful favorites from each country we visit including Lasagna Cupcakes and Chocolate Biscotti from Italy, Coconut Mango Cake from Thailand, Fortune Cookies from China, Butternut Squash Empanada from Mexico and many more. This camp is drop-off. Save $25 when you sign up for the whole week AND receive a free apron! March 23-27. Ages 4-8 are 9am-noon; Ages 9-13 1-4pm. $60 per day. Learn more...