Chicago Children's Nature Camps, Farm Camps and Zoo Camps

If your little one loves the outdoors, look into these great Chicago nature camps. You'll find camps at the zoos, farms, nature centers and other nature-themed locations.

Note: This 2020 Summer Camp Guide is our regular annual Summer Camp Guide, and we are working hard to keep information up-to-date. However, information is changing rapidly and often, so please contact camps to get the most current information on their offerings and operating status.

To find Virtual Camps, please visit our special 2020 Virtual Camp Guide.

Featured Listings

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Canceled

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!"

Swift Nature Camp

W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong WI,
CAMP IS ON!! 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

Shedd Aquarium Summer Camp - Going Virtual

1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago,
Are you ready to make a splash with Shedd Aquarium? Join Wellington the penguin and dive into the world of aquatic animals with a week-long virtual Summer Splash Camp: Stay Home Edition!

Angelic Organics Learning Center Farm Camps
1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia
Join us for summer fun on the farm! Kids ages 5-16 do farm chores, harvest veggies, hike to the creek, cook fresh snacks and......

Brookfield Zoo Summer Day Camp - Canceled
We're ACA-Accredited! Our Summer Camp Program one of only three zoo camps in the country to earn American Camp Association......

Chicago Botanic Garden Camp - Canceled
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Dunes Learning Center Summer Camps - Canceled
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 700 Howe Rd, Chesterton IN
Discover the beaches, prairies, rivers, and woodlands of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore while bog stomping, bug hunting......

Emily Oaks Nature Center Camp

Forest View Farms Camps
16717 S. Lockwood Ave , Tinley Park
Come and join us for a week of horsey fun here at Forest View Farms. Horse camp is a great way to learn about horses and other......

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center Camp - Canceled
3609 Spring Rd. , Oak Brook
Children will learn about nature art, camping and ecosystems through projects, hands-on experiences and exploration in a......

Heller Nature Center/Park District of Highland Park Camp
Highland Park

Lincoln Park Zoo Conservation Camps - Going Virtual
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
During Virtual Conservation Camp, Lincoln Park Zoo educators will lead campers, grades Pre-K–4, through a variety of......

Modified and Virtual: Morton Arboretum Summer Science Camp
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
Updated June 8:

Explore the new addition to Summer Science Camps, Virtual Camps! Sessions are available for children......

Modified: Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Garden
7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
These one hour programs offer one-on-one with an educator, and have activities personalized to your family based on the age of......

Nature's Farm Camp - Canceled
Nature's Farm Camp is an overnight summer camp where kids can reconnect with food and nature - growing, foraging, cooking......

North Park Village Nature Center Camp

Willowbrook Wildlife Center Camps - Canceled
525 S. Park Blvd. , Glen Ellyn
Willowbrook Wildlife center offers 2 day camps for children, Hodge Podge Lodge for ages 6 – 8 and Roger Raccoon for campers 9......