2023 North Shore Day Camps | Chicago North Shore Moms

Thank you for making the 2023 North Shore Camp Guides a part of your family’s camp research! This guide is produced by Chicago North Shore Moms, part of The Local Moms Network. You are currently searching for North Shore Day Camps. Here you’ll find art camps of all varieties, sports for girls, boys and coed programs, nature programs, preschool only programs and of course, variety programs so beloved for having a little of this and a little of that. As of January 2023 these camps all have availability but hurry – that won’t last.

Camps for Diverse Learners


The Cove School ESY Program, Northbrook

In addition to receiving highly individualized and multi-sensory reading instruction, The Cove School’s ESY Program offers many courses such as STEAM, Life Science and Writing. Orton-Gillingham-trained special education teachers at Cove collaborate with the speech & language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, reading specialists, and Cove’s assistive technology specialist to provide lessons that address student needs and support students toward meeting their IEP goals.

The Cove School provides a highly individualized education and support to students with complex learning disabilities. If you are interested in applying, visit the admissions page on www.coveschool.org

Our main campus and ESY program serves K-12 students. The Cove Career Center is our second campus. Serving as a program to provide a unique and highly individualized education and life strategies for young adults with learning disabilities, the Cove Career Center and offers post-high school academic instruction, vocational opportunities, job coaching, independent living skills and social support to prepare for adult life.
 
Learn more and register here.

Address: 350 Lee Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062
Dates: June 13th – July 20th
Hours: 9:00-12:00 Intensive and Individualized Academic Support
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Enrichment 
Contact: 847-562-2100 and [email protected]


 

Cooking and Art Camps


Art Camps at the The Art Center of Highland Park

TAC 2023 Summer Camps run 6/12-9/4, offering 1-week, 2-week, and 3-week camps! The Art Center Highland Park aims to inspire and ignite a passion for the arts through its innovative classes and camps – for ages 6 and up – in a variety of mediums: Jewelry, Ceramics, Murals and Street Art, Mixed-Media, Mosaics, Cartooning, Fashion and Sewing! All skill levels are welcome! In August, the Summer session will culminate in a Youth Summer Showcase!

For the ULTIMATE FUN and the BEST ARTS EDUCATION on the North Shore, register your child for TAC Summer Camps!

Age Groups: Young Masters Camps, Ages 6-9. Mixed-Media Camps, Ages 9-12. Murals and Street Art, Ages 9-12. Murals and Street Art, Ages 12-15. Create, Design, Perform!, Ages 9-12. Metalsmithing Camp, Ages 12-15. Fashion and Sewing Camp, Ages 7-13. Fashion and Sewing II Camp, Ages 9-14. Collage and Assemblage Camp, Ages 9-12. Painting Studio, Ages 12-15. Clay Camp, Ages 7-11. Clay Camp, Ages 12-15.
Address: The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park IL 60035
Dates:
CAMP Session 1: June 12 – June 23: Week 1: June 12 – 16; Week 2: June 20 – 24
CAMP Session 2: (8 Class days) June 26 – July 7 (No Class July 3 and 4) Week 3 – Jun 26 – 30; Week 4 – Jul 5-7 (3-day Camp)
CAMP Session 3: July 10 – July 21 Week 5: July 10-14; Week 6: July 17 – 21
CAMP Session 4: July 24 – August 4 Week 7: July 24 – 28; Week 8: July 31 – August 4
Hours: Camps are offered in the Morning and Afternoon, 9 am-12 pm and 12:30-3:30 pm. All campers will have snack breaks outside (weather permitting), and all-day campers have the option of a monitored lunch break 12-12:30 pm.

Discount: 5% discount offered to all MEMBERS of The Art Center Highland Park. To become a member: https://theartcenterhp.org/membership-tac/


Cooking Camps at Taste Buds Kitchen, Bannockburn

Our cooking camps are the perfect recipe for gaining kitchen confidence, learning essential culinary skills and making new friends. Younger chefs, age 4-8, focus on the basics with breaks for stories and kitchen games. Ages 9-13 tackle advanced techniques as well as knife and burner skills, and recipe reading. And ages 10+ can apply to be a CIT for a full day experience.

Let’s get cooking! Register today!

Ages: Ages 4-8 (9am-12pm) / Ages 9-13 (1-4pm) / Ages 13-17 select weeks (5-8pm)
Address: 2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, IL 60015
Dates: June 5-Aug 25
Hours: Ages 4-8 (9:00am-12:00pm) / Ages 9-13 (1:00-4:00pm)
Contact: 847-230-0330 and [email protected]


One River School of Art + Design Summer Camps, Evanston

One River School has transformed the summer camp experience by developing the most fun and compelling creative camps in America. Our program allows Teens and Kids to select from a wide range of studio art and digital art & design experiences that cater to students of all ages and all levels.

Registration begins 2/1/23. Register early, Spots fill up fast!

Ages: Grades K-12
Address: 1033 Davis St, Evanston
Dates: Weekly, June-August
Hours: Options with Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon
Contact: 847-737-5806 and [email protected]

Discount: Early registration discount $50 off each camp.


EV Sewing & Fashion Design Camp – Wilmette!

Love Fashion? What to design your own clothing? During this 5-day camp, students will learn how to design and create their very own clothing. Supplies & materials will be provided including sewing machines, fabrics, and more. Students will leave wearing a custom outfit they design and sew each day! All levels of experience are welcome.

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Age Groups: Ages 7-12
Address: Mallinckrodt Community Center, 1041A Ridge Rd, Wilmette IL
Dates: Weekly: June 12-16 June 19-23 June 26-30 July 10-July 14 July 17-21 July 24-28 July 31-4 Aug 7-11 Aug 14-18
Hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM / 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Contact: 847-558-3174 and [email protected]


EV Fashion Design & Sewing Camp – Highland Park!

Love Fashion? What to design your own clothing? During this 5-day camp, students will learn how to design and create their very own clothing. Supplies & materials will be provided including sewing machines, fabrics, and more. Students will leave wearing a custom outfit they design and sew each day! All levels of experience are welcome.

Join our mailing list to receive updates on summer camp registration in your area! 

Age Groups: Ages 7-11
Address: Highland Park Art Center & The Park District of Highland Park
Dates: Three sessions: 6/12-6/16, 6/19-6/23, 7/31-8/4
Hours: 9:00AM-12:00PM, 12:30PM-3:30PM
Contact: 847-558-3174 and [email protected]


 

Theatre, Dance & Music Camps


Best of the 90’s, I Love Rock and Roll & The Beatles at School of Rock Highwood & Evanston

The School of Rock offers a wide variety of music camps that teach your rocker how to play in a real band and perform a live show! Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level!

Come ROCK with us! Sign Up for a Rock Camp Highwood and Evanston today!

Ages: 7-14
Addresses: 1311 Sherman Place Evanston, IL 60201 AND 9 Prairie Ave. Highwood, IL 60040
Dates: June 19 – 23, June 26 – 30, July 31 – August 4, August 7 – 11
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-3pm
Contact: 847-433-7625 and [email protected]

Discount: $100 off with promo code CNSM100 through March 31, 2023!


School of Rock Glenbrook Summer Camps, Northbrook

School of Rock, Glenbrook’s performance-based rock camps are highly immersive and insanely fun! Perfect for all skill levels and featuring themes like Songwriting, Classic Rock, 80’s, Pop Punk, Metal, and more! We teach vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard; campers learn songs and perform an epic rock show for friends and family at the end! Visit our website for a breakdown of week-to-week themes and options.

Sign-up for Summer Rock Camp Today!

Age Groups: 5-7, 8+
Address: 3139 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
Dates: Weekly starting June 5th through July 23rd
Hours: M-F 9am-12pm & 9am-2:30pm
Contact: 224-904-7625 and [email protected]

Discount: 20% off with promo code CNSMROCKS20 through June 1, 2023.


On Your Toes at Studio North Academy, Wilmette

For the beginning and newly intermediate dancer, we offer a full day of themed programming (9:30-3pm) each week, creating a well-rounded schedule of classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Modern. A final performance of varying styles will be presented in-studio at the end of each week.

$300/week

Week #1: June 19-23 (Musical Theatre Week)
Week #2: June 26-30 (Pets! Week)
Week #3: July 10-14 (Summer Splash Week)
Week #4: July 17-21 (Hollywood Week)
Week #5: July 24-28 (Around the World Week)
Week #6: July 31-August 4 (Holidays Week)

Register Now to Secure Your Spot!

Address: 414 Linden Ave., Wilmette
Age Groups: 6-10
Dates: June 19-August 4, 2023
Hours: 9:30-3pm
Contact:
847-251-7627 and [email protected]

Discount: 10% off if you register by February 1st, 2023!


Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School Summer Dance Camps Summer, Highland Park 

 

 

The Irina Makkai Classical Ballet School is the premier dance school of Highland Park, Vaganova method, russian ballet, dance, ballet, classical variations. Join us for three fun filled weeks of dance, classes include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, pilates, body conditioning, student choreography and more!

For more information go to www.balletmakkai.com

Age Groups: 7 – 18 years
Address: 2126 First Street, Highland Park
Dates: June 12 – June 30, 2023
Hours: 9:30-3:00
Contact: 847-433-1449 and [email protected]


Rootz Mini Musicals Camp Entering Grades K-2, Deerfield

This summer, we dive into the wonderful world of musical theatre with adaptations of some of our all-time favorite fairy tales! Every participant will perform in group numbers and have a choice of a solo of their own or a duet with a friend. The kids will also engage in beginner’s scene study and acting lessons, musical theatre dancing and singing. When not rehearsing, campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, and building friendships with fellow cast-members. All campers must be present for the final performance at the end of the week on Fridays at 12:10pm. Parents are welcome to attend our performance. We look forward to seeing all of our little performers light up the stage this summer!

Learn more here!

Age Groups: Entering Grades K-2
Address: 7 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield
Dates: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, August 7-11, August 14-18
Hours:Weekly options M-F 9:30am-12:30pm
Contact: 224-269-0004 and [email protected]

Discount: Use code SUMMER2023 to save 20% off through January 31, 2023.


Rootz Musical Theatre Camp Snow White – Entering Grades 1-8, Deerfield

Our Rootz theatre and dance programs combine this summer to give you: Musical Theatre Camp!  We will focus on putting on a show and building musical theatre skills with rehearsals, technique instruction, and games.  Join us this summer for a musical adaptation of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Our passionate camp leaders bring all of the fun of an intensive program while still being inclusive and accepting of beginners and veterans alike.  Please save the date for our final performance on Saturday, August 5 located at Gorton Center in Lake Forest. If you are looking for a child-based program that emphasizes process while also producing stellar performances, look no further: Rootz is your theatre destination!

Learn more here!

Age Groups: Entering Grades 1-8
Address: 7 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield
Dates: 3 Week Option M-F 9:30am-12:30pm
Hours: July 17- August 4 (Performance on August 5)
Contact: 224-269-0004 and [email protected]

Discount: Use code SUMMER2023 to save 20% off through January 31, 2023.


Rootz Dance Camps Entering Grades K-8, Deerfield

Rootz is your specialty summer camp destination!  With full and half-day options ranging from 1 to 8 weeks, it is easy to fill your summer with an exciting variety of programs.  Whether your child wants to shine on stage, dance the day away, or foster their love of computers, we have a program for everyone! Choose from daily or weekly dance camps, including Princess Ballet/Tot Hop, Disney Dance, Kidz Bop, Hip Hop/Poms and more!

Learn more here!

Age Groups: Entering Grades K-8
Address: 7 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield
Dates: 3 Week Option M-F 9:30am-12:30pm
Hours: July 17- August 4 (Performance on August 5)
Contact: 224-269-0004 and [email protected]

Discount: Use code SUMMER2023 to save 20% off through January 31, 2023.


Deerfield Summer Performers Camp (Sarah Hall Theatre Company)

Performers Camp Presents NEWSIES JR! Summer Performers Camp is a place for students who love to take the stage! This four-week camp consists of theatre training and rehearsals, resulting in a full-scale Broadway Jr. musical production. The passionate theatre staff of industry professionals fosters an environment of creativity and friendship. Campers spend their days acting, singing, dancing, and enjoying outdoor games and activities.

Reserve your camper’s spot today!

Age Groups: Grades 4-9
Dates: June 12th – July 7th
Hours: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Contact: 847-826-3486 and [email protected]


Summer at Actors Training Center, Wilmette

ATC offers a wide array of day camps and intensives specializing in acting, movie-making, musical theatre, comedy, and more! Camps range from 1 week up to 4 weeks. Programs for students ages 7-18. Whether you have a budding star or someone who is working on coming out of their shell, summer is the perfect time to explore our offerings!

Learn more here!

Age Groups: Ages 7-18
Address: 1159 Wilmette Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091
Dates: Camps begin June 12th, 2023 and the last program ends August 18th
Hours: Most programs run 9am – 1pm or 9am – 3pm
Contact: 847-251-8710 and [email protected]

Discount: Those who register before March 15, 2023 will receive 10% summer tuition!


 

Nature-based Camps


High Tide Low Tide (aka “beach camp”) @ Rosewood Beach

Grow up in the camp and gradually do more advanced activities while seeing familiar faces, places, and themes. Explore our beach world where sandcastles are built to new heights, treasures are found daily, and friendships only grow stronger! Sun, sand, and water adventures are waiting for you. Adventures include:

• Daily and weekly themes including Water Week and Time Traveler’s Week
• Swim and play at the beach everyday
• Intro-to-Swim lessons once a week
• Weekly field trips
• Meet live animals
• Hunt for insects, fossils and rocks
• Create unique artwork
• Perform experiments

Embark on a summer adventure along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! Register today!

Ages: Ages 6-8
Dates: 06/19/2022 – 08/04/2023 – 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 2:45 pm
Contact: 847-579-4184 and [email protected]

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save! $100 off 7-week sessions, $50 off 4 & 3-week sessions, and $25 off mini and 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28. SIBLING DISCOUNT Save $50 on each additional sibling who registers for any 7,4, or 3-week camp.


Into the Wild Camp @ Heller Nature Center, Highland Park

Sneak through the trees, seek and explore birds, insects, and animals in the forest. Uncover the natural world through play, exploration, games, and adventures! The Experience:
• Nature exploration
• Pond dipping
• Geocaching
• Swimming
• Archery
• Live animals
• Fire building

Find Your Adventure! Register today!

Address: Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
Ages: 8-10
Dates: We offer 7-week (6/19/23-8/04/23), 4-week (6/19/23-7/14/23) and 3-week (7/17/23-8/04/23) camps
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-4183 and [email protected]

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save! $100 off 7-week sessions, $50 off 4 & 3-week sessions, and $25 off mini and 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28. SIBLING DISCOUNT Save $50 on each additional sibling who registers for any 7,4, or 3-week camp.


Outdoor Adventure Camp @ Heller Nature Center, Highland Park

The name says it all; this is the camp where you will spend most nights camping under the stars, speed through the trees on a zip line, and see nature’s beauty while paddling across the open water. Build confidence in yourself and experience the great outdoors from a whole new perspective! The Experience:
• Rock climbing
• Whitewater rafting
• Zip lining
• Kayaking
• Camping (two overnight trips of 2 nights and four overnight trips of 4 nights, weekends excluded. Some camp-outs are out of state.)

Prepare for adventure on a whole new level! Register today!

Ages: Grades 7-9
Dates: 06/19/2022 – 08/04/2023 – 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-4184

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save! $100 off 7-week sessions, $50 off 4 & 3-week sessions, and $25 off mini and 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28. SIBLING DISCOUNT Save $50 on each additional sibling who registers for any 7,4, or 3-week camp.


Trekkers Camp @ Heller Nature Center, Highland Park

Make your own path through the wilderness at this non-competitive, out of the ordinary adventure camp that fosters team building and self-confidence. Camp features five overnight camping trips within Illinois & other states, ranging from one to two nights (weekends excluded). The Experience:
– Camping
– Horseback riding
– SCUBA diving
– Wake boarding
– Fire and shelter building
– Ziplining
… And more!

Be challenged both mentally and physically. Adventure Seekers Wanted! Register here!

Ages: Grades 5-6
Date: 06/19/2022 – 08/04/2023 – 3 session options
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-4183 and [email protected]

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save! $100 off 7-week sessions, $50 off 4 & 3-week sessions, and $25 off mini and 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28. SIBLING DISCOUNT Save $50 on each additional sibling who registers for any 7,4, or 3-week camp.


 

Sports Camps: Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Golf & Variety

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Hi-Five Sports Camp, Northfield

Celebrate our 32nd anniversary this summer! Hi-Five Sports Camp – North Shore will meet from approximately 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day during the eight week session. Boys and Girls entering K-7th Grade will enjoy a full menu of sports, games and activities on the Hi-Five Fields of Dreams!! Incoming 8th & 9th Graders can also take part in our Counselor In Training (CIT) program!! Camp will operate from Monday, June 13th through Friday, August 5th. No Camp July 3rd & 4th. We are very excited to once again be back at Christian Heritage Academy (315 Waukegan Road) in Northfield!

Register Today!

Ages: 5-14
Address: Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield
Dates: 6/12-8/4, 2023
Hours: 9am-3pm
Contact: 847-229-9555 and [email protected]

Discount: $100 off new campers 3 weeks or more.


Wildcat Sports Camp, Evanston

As one of the North Shore’s best multi-sport day camps, Wildcat Sports Camp offers campers the exciting experience of learning and growing through exercise and sports. Each day campers are introduced to various games and activities while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship.

Wildcat Sports Camp is administered on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

A summer of fun lies ahead – Learn more!

Address: 2311 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Ages: Children currently attending 1st – 6th grade
Dates: Session I: June 20 – 30, 2023; Session II: July 3 – 14, 2023 (no camp July 4); Session III: July 17 – 28, 2023
Hours: Drop-off time begins at 8:30 a.m., and pick-up time is from 3 – 4 p.m.
Contact:  847-491-7314 and [email protected]


P2 Soccer Camps, various North Shore locations

P2 soccer uses a developmental curriculum designed by USSF and AYSO certified coaches to ensure a rewarding and engaging experience for every child. P2 trainers are all professionally licenses and fully background checked.

Get Out And Play Soccer! Register today!

Ages: 4-14 years (divided into smaller groups)
Address: Nick Corwin Park, Winnetka. James Park, Evanston, Gallery Park, Glenview. Jewett Park, Deerfield
Dates: June, July, August – various dates
Hours: 9am-4pm
Contact: 312-809-6160 and [email protected]

Discount: $10 off any program with code NORTHSHORE


Game On! Sports Camp for Boys, Glencoe

Building confidence and poise in boys grades K-5th of all abilities through sports. Learn and play multiple sports daily in a fun, spirited environment. Programming designed to shape boys strong in body, team, and character.

Register today for a one-of-a-kind, confidence-building multi-sport summer camp experience just 4 boys! 

Ages: K-5th
Address: Glencoe school TBD
Dates: June 12 – August 4, 2023
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday
Contact: 847-229-9959 and [email protected]

Discount: Register for Game On! Sports Camp 4 Boys by February 28, 2023 and receive 20% off a birthday party run by Game On! (Game On! will provide sports equipment, activity agenda and staff to run and supervise a fun hour of play & games. Family will provide the facility, food and beverages, invitations and favors and is responsible for all costs outside of running the Game On! activities. Date, time, and location must be mutually convenient for both parties. Parties available for girls and boys 4 and up.)


Deer Creek Racquet Club Tennis Camp, Highland Park

Experience our tennis camps this summer with expanded instruction in tennis basics, fundamentals and play matches with the surrounding area clubs. What to expect:

  • Daily instruction is served up by our USTA Tennis Professionals and counselors.
  • Innovative drills
  • Aside from time on the court, campers also enjoy an afternoon activity or field trip, such as: movies, laser tag, bowling, swimming, tournaments, and more.
  • Advanced players (Junior Excellence and up) may stay on the court during the afternoon activity part of each day for more personalized instruction from their coaches.

Find Your Adventure Here!

Ages: Ages 7-16
Address: Larry Fink Memorial Park Tennis Courts, 701 Clavey Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
Dates: We offer 7-week (6/19/23-8/04/23), 4-week (6/19/23-7/14/23) and 3-week (7/17-23-8/04/23) camps.
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Contact: 847-579-4123 and [email protected]

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save $25 off 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28.


Golf Academy Camp @ Highland Park Golf Learning Center

Get into the game with the finest in PGA golf instruction! If you are new to golf or have experience on the greens, get the tools you need to improve and have fun playing this great lifetime sport.

The Experience: Immerse your young golfer in the world of golf. We learn: Golf fundamentals; Proper swing techniques; Driving; Putting; Golf etiquette; Rules of the game; Goal-setting & self-esteem

In addition to everyday skill development, campers have fun participating in exciting summer camp activities and field trips to: Hidden Creek AquaPark; Mini Golf; Rosewood Beach; Laser tag and more!

Camp also travels to local golf courses to experience actual course play and practice their new skills! We can’t wait to see you here!

Tee up for fun!

Ages: Ages 8-15
Address: 2205 Skokie Valley Highway, Highland Park, IL 60035
Dates: 06/19/2023 – 08/04/2023
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-4162

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save $25 off 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28.


Junior Varsity Sports @ Wayne Thomas Elementary Highland Park

Do you have a love for the game? Sports are the best when you can play alongside your friends and improve as a player along the way! Campers build skills and compete in both traditional and non-traditional sports, with field trips and swimming to round out the summer.

Find Your Adventure Here!

Ages: Grades 1-4
Address: Wayne Thomas Elementary, 2939 Summit Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035
Dates: 06/19/2023 – 08/04/2023
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact: 847-579-3124

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save $25 off 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28.


 

Sports Camps for Girls Only

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Hi-Five Sports Camp 4 Girls @ Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield

Hi-Five Sports Clubs brings an exciting 30-year plus tradition to the Northshore. Hi-Five Sports Camp 4 Girls will be featuring some awesome activities like yoga, dance, team building for girls and a variety of sports. We want to inspire girls to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life.

Our experienced and passionate coaching staff will divide campers into balanced teams that learn about and compete in a wide variety of team sports in an all-day sports camp. It’s fun in the shade and controlled environment with indoor fields and courts for non-stop action all day!

Register Today!

Ages: 5-13
Address: Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield
Dates: 6/12-8/4, week to week options available
Hours: 9-3
Contact: 847-229-9555 and [email protected]

Discount: $100 off new campers 3 weeks or more


Lakeshore Lacrosse Stars Summer Camp @ Techny Turf Fields, Northfield

Stars Camp is a high energy camp for beginner and intermediate level players looking to learn and improve lacrosse skills, make friends, and have fun! Camp combines drills and skills with our favorite camp games, relays, competitions, trivia, live play and more! Join us for our most popular summer camp for an atmosphere that players (and coaching staff) love!

Looking to combine lacrosse camp with fun games, technical skills and fantastic female athlete role-models?! Register today!

Ages: PreK-3rd Grade (half day) 9a-12p & 4-10 grade (full day) 9a-3p
Address: Techny Prairie Turf Field (1750 Techny Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062)
Dates: July 10-13, 2023
Hours: See above
Contact: 215-490-8993 and [email protected]


Girls Play Strong @ Northwood Junior High, Highland Park 

Designed to create the perfect mix of a traditional camp experience with a focus on sports to help young females embrace their inner strength! We strive to cultivate an empowering environment, seeking to build strong friendships, leadership and character development. Learn teamwork, confidence, and what it means to PLAY STRONG!

Find Your Adventure Here!

Ages: 8-12
Address: Northwood Jr High, 945 North Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035
Dates: We offer 3-week (7/17/23-8/04/23), 4-week (6/19/23-7/14/23) and 7-week (6/19/23-8/04/23) camps.
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Contact; 224-551-8175

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register early and save! $100 off 7-week sessions, $50 off 4 & 3-week sessions, and $25 off mini and 1-week camps. Early bird discount ends Tuesday, February 28. SIBLING DISCOUNT Save $50 on each additional sibling who registers for any 7,4, or 3-week camp.


Game On! Sports 4 Girls, Glencoe

Empowering girls ages 4-14 of all abilities through sports. Learn and play multiple sports daily in a warm, fun and spirited environment. Confidence-building programming designed to shape girls strong in body, mind and team. PLUS new this summer – weekly STEM sessions and more!

Register today for a unique and empowering multi-sport summer camp experience!

Ages: Girls K-8th grades
Dates: June 12 – August 4, 2023
Hours: 9:00AM – 3:00PM (before and after camp care is available upon request)
Contact: 847-229-9959 and [email protected]

Discount: Register for Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls by February 28, 2023 and receive 20% off a birthday party run by Game On! (Game On! will provide sports equipment, activity agenda and staff to run and supervise a fun hour of play & games. Family will provide the facility, food and beverages, invitations and favors and is responsible for all costs outside of running the Game On! activities. Date, time, and location must be mutually convenient for both parties. Parties available for girls and boys 4 and up.)


 

Variety Camps (a little of this, a little of that)

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GrowGirl, A woodlands Academy Summer Camp, Lake Forest

GrowGirl is an all-girls summer day camp open to campers entering grades 4-7. Taught by world-class faculty from Woodlands Academy, this camp offers a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary approach to exploration, growth, and fun. We know girls! Our camp programming is tailor-made to engage girls in subjects and experiences that excite them.

Ready for your girl to grow? Sign her up today!

Ages: Rising 4th – rising 7th grade students (currently in grades 3-6)
Address: 760 E. Westleigh Road, lake Forest, IL 60045
Dates: 6/20-6/23, 6/26-6/29, 7/10-7/13, 7/17-7/20/2022
Hours: 9am-3pm
Contact: 847-234-4300 and [email protected]

Discount: Register by Feb 1, 2023 and receive a 10% camp tuition discount


Summer Camps at Gorton, Lake Forest

Summer camps at Gorton provide a chance for your child to learn something new, make new friends, build independence, explore talents and express his/her creativity all while doing so in a safe environment. We offer a wide range of week-long summer camps that encompass an extensive range of experiences – from acting to STEM – all taught by local, experienced professionals in our historic building in Lake Forest. Our camps vary from week to week, so you can customize your child’s camp experience, and our Lunch Bunch program provides a way to create a full-day camp experience.

Sign Up for Summer Fun At Gorton!

Ages: 2-13
Address: Gorton Center – 400 E Illinois Rd. Lake Forest
Dates: June through August
Hours: Half or full day options available
Contact: 847-234-6060 and [email protected]


‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp, Northbrook

‘Z’ Frank Apachi supports campers’ social emotional growth as they navigate relationships and form friendships, gain independence and build confidence. Campers can try everything from sports, arts & crafts and yoga, to cooking, drama, archery and rock climbing. Our theme days are legendary, and our Shabbat celebrations foster a true sense of community. Our beautiful 10-acre campus has open green spaces, shaded areas, air-conditioned buildings, two large heated outdoor pools, an outdoor cooking classroom, a theatre in the round, boating, a tennis court, a climbing tree and more.

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Ages: 4 years – 7th grade + Counselor In Training (8th-10th grade)
Address: 3050 Woodridge Lane Northbrook, IL 60062
Dates: Session 1: Session 1: June 19 – July 14, Session 2: July 17 – August 11
Hours: 9:30am – 3:30pm, Before care begins at 7am, After care ends at 6pm
Contact: 847-272-7050 and [email protected]


Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp & Apachi Village, Lake Zurich

Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp creates a safe space where every camper can thrive. Nestled within 37 beautiful acres, camp features sports fields, natural wetlands, nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, a climbing wall, zip line, ropes course, athletic courts and air-conditioned buildings. Days are filled with swimming, ceramics, theme days, music, dance, sports, Shabbat celebrations and more. Campers love exploring Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M. museum with 52 hands-on exhibits. Our two specialty camps for 4th-7th graders, STEM and Performing Arts, combine dedicated programming with traditional camp fun. Elaine Frank Apachi’s beautiful campus is also home to Apachi Village Lake Zurich. With our focus solely on 3- and 4-year-olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with age-appropriate activities.

Learn More and register today!

Ages: 3 years – 7th grade + Counselor In Training (8th-10th grade)
Address: 23280 North Old McHenry Road Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Dates: Session 1: June 12 – July 7 Session 2: July 10 – August 4
Hours: Elaine Frank Apachi I 9:30am – 3:00pm Before care begins at 7am, After care ends at 6pm I Apachi Village Lake Zurich I 9:30am – 1:00pm
Contact: 847-726-0800 [email protected]


Apachi Evanston Day Camp @ St. Joan of Arc School, Evanston

Apachi Evanston Day Camp creates a safe space where every camper can thrive. Campers can enjoy sports, performing arts, cooking, arts & crafts, theme days, Shabbat celebrations and more. Centrally located between Skokie and Evanston, camp features an open green field with shaded areas, and the indoor, air-conditioned space includes a large gym and stage. There are multiple specialty camps including Sports Camp where 2nd-7th grade campers work on skills, drills and mini-games to enhance sports performance. Apachi Ivrit exposes campers, Kindergarten – 5th grade, to conversational Hebrew. All specialty camps include traditional camp fun combined with their focused specialty.

Learn More and register today!

Ages: 3 years – 7th grade + Counselor In Training (8th-10th grade)
Address: St. Joan of Arc School 9245 N. Lawndale Evanston, IL 60203
Dates: Session 1: June 12 – July 7 Session 2: July 10 – August 4
Hours: 9:15am – 3:15pm Before care begins at 7:30am, After care ends at 6pm
Contact: 773-516-5882 and [email protected]


Ramah Day Camp! “The Best Day Ever. Over and over and over.”

Fun is at the forefront of everything we do at Ramah Day Camp! Whether we’re playing baseball, climbing on our low-ropes course or swimming. All that fun is a vehicle for our campers to learn, grow, make friends and absorb the Jewish values that are fundamental to who we are.

Ramah Day Camp! The Best Day Ever. Over and over and over. Reserve your spot here.

Ages Groups: Pre-K to 9th Grade
Address: 98 W Hintz Road; Wheeling, IL 60090
Dates: June 19, 2023 – August 11, 2023
Hours: 9:15AM – 3:15PM
Contact: 312-690-8326 and [email protected]


Discovery Day Camp, Lincolnshire

A summer day camp in Chicago’s northern suburbs with programs for campers ages 4-14. Enjoy daily swimming on-site with lessons, climbing, sports and other outdoor activities. Extended care and bus service is available. JOIN US FOR SUMMER 2023!

Call/email to schedule a tour or start your enrollment online!

Age Groups: 4-14
Address: 241 US HWY 45 Indian Creek, Lincolnshire
Dates: June 12 – August 4
Hours: Regular day: 8:45 – 3:15 | Extended hours: 7:30 – 6 | Bussing also available
Contact: 847-367-2267 and [email protected]


Banner Day Camp, Lake Forest

Welcome to Banner – where summers are magical. We greet the day with enthusiasm and excitement. Then we spend it trying new things and learning new skills and values. Parents call Banner “transformative”; a safe place to make friends, accept new challenges and develop self-confidence.

Enroll Now – Space is Limited

Age Groups: 3-14
Address: 1177 Riverwoods Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Dates: June 19 – August 11 3 day/week options available for ages 3 – grade K
Hours: Regular day: 8:45 – 3:15 | Extended hours: 7:30 – 6 | Bussing also available
Contact: 847-295-4900 and [email protected]


Countryside Day Camp

 

CDS offers summer camp programs for Pre-K/Kindergarten, and Elementary students. Countryside staff teachers lead all of the programs making sure to keep the school’s mission in sight. Our camp provides a safe, fun and active environment where campers enjoy daily swimming in our outdoor heated pool!

Age Groups: Prek, Kindergarten and Elementary
Address: 1985 Pfingsten Road Northbrook, IL
Dates: June 12- August 4
Hours: 9-3pm
Contact: 847-498-1105 and [email protected]


 

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Camp Gorton at Children’s Learning Center, Lake Forest

This summer, campers at Gorton will be going on an exciting adventure that explores many types of water, land and air transportation. Daily activities will include arts and crafts, games, music, story time, gardening and of course, outside motor and water play! We have many fun activities planned for all campers. The staff has worked hard to plan a fun and memorable camp experience for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Sign Up for a Summer of Fun at Camp Gorton!

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Dates: Jun 14, 2022- Aug 12, 2022
Length of Day: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Contact: 847-234-6060
Discount: 10% off Camp Gorton at Children’s Learning Center when registered by May 1


Apachi Village Northbrook Day Camp, Northbrook

Apachi Village Northbrook Day Camp provides a fun and nurturing environment where emerging independence and confidence is fostered. With our focus solely on 3- and 4-year-olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with age-appropriate activities taking place at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. Easy in, easy out carpool lines help ease the transition and make drop off and pick-up a breeze. Sprawling outdoor sports fields, climbing rock, playground, and full-size gymnasium are perfect places to take the first step into Apachi Day Camp. Our campers explore, sing and dance, have water play, create arts & crafts, play sports, experience new activities and create lasting friendships.

Learn More!

Ages: 3 – 4-year-olds + Counselor In Training (8th-10th grade)
Address: Bernard Weinger JCC 300 Revere Drive Northbrook, IL 60062
Dates: Session 1: June 19 – July 14, Session 2: July 17 – August 11
Length of Day: 9:30am – 1pm (3yrs) or 2pm (4yrs)
Contact: (224) 406-9221 and [email protected]


Camp Sunshine @ Ravinia School, Highland Park

Campers follow a schedule of 30-45 minute activities throughout their busy day. Each day is filled with exploration, socialization, confidence building, and creating memories of a fun-filled summer!

Note: For safety related to the ongoing pandemic, age exceptions for campers under age four are not permitted. For Pre-K summer activities, join us for Camp Tot Stop (information can be found in our Spring Brochure – released in February 2022). The Experience:

• Field trips to Heller Nature Center, Hidden Creek AquaPark, local parks, Rosewood Beach, Recreation Center of Highland Park, Sunset Woods Park, and more!
• Express your creativity during weekly themes
• Indoor/outdoor art projects, songs, and games
• Show and tell
• Lunch time (brought from home)
• Swim lessons taught by certified swim instructors
• Visits to Rosewood Beach or Hidden Creek Aqua Park

The perfect “first camp” opportunity for your little one! Register here!

Ages: Ages 4-5
Address: Red Oak and West Ridge Center locations
Dates: 06/20/2022 – 08/05/2022, 3 session options
Hours: 9:00am-2:45pm
Contact: 847.579.3121

Discount: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by 2/28/22 and save up to $150!


Countryside Day Camp

 

CDS offers summer camp programs for Pre-K/Kindergarten, and Elementary students. Countryside staff teachers lead all of the programs making sure to keep the school’s mission in sight. Our camp provides a safe, fun and active environment where campers enjoy daily swimming in our outdoor heated pool!

Age Groups: Prek and Kindergarten 
Address: 1985 Pfingsten Road Northbrook, IL
Dates: June 12- August 4
Hours: 9-3pm
Contact: 847-498-1105 and [email protected]


 

*Disclaimer: Please contact the camp of interest to ask your specific questions relating to activities, swimming changes, bus conditions, etc. Thank you and have a safe and fun summer! Chicago North Shore Moms researches all camps in our guide. However, please note that these camps are paid partnerships. The Local Moms Network and subsidiary Chicago North Shore Moms does not endorse any one camp and assumes no liability. When making your camp decision, please be sure to perform your due diligence.

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