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Explore, learn and thrive at KidzToPros Sports, STEM and Arts Camps for kids ages 4 to 14! KidzToPros provides the perfect opportunity to develop valuable skills in a fun and safe environment. Led by top-tier instructors who are enthusiastic about your child’s development, KidzToPros camps will ignite your child’s passion and creativity!

Sports Camps are designed to keep your child active and engaged. We teach fundamentals including proper technique, skills, strategies and rules. Our programs emphasize mindful play, leadership, teamwork and respect for others. Check out Basketball, Tennis, Soccer and Play It All! Sports Camps.

STEM Camps prepare kids for the tech-driven future! Innovative, project-based camps teach your child how to program robots, design and code video games in Minecraft, Roblox, Java or Unity, create websites and develop 3D models.

Art Camps encourage imaginative thinking and inspire your child to look at the world from new perspectives. Visual and performing arts camps help kids develop their creativity and bring ideas to life. From Arts Skills to Graphic Design, Music Production, Film Studio and more, KidzToPros art camps offer opportunities for your child to express themself and inspire others!

SAVE $100 with code RT-100 until April 30th

KidzToPros
Email: contact@kidztopros.com
Phone: 877-202-1554
Online: https://www.kidztopros.com/

The Second City is a place to exercise your creative energies in our comedy camps! Campers play fun improv games to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

Study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

Come develop your personal style as a stand-up comedian as we focus on developing original material, stage presence, delivery and honing in on your sense of humor.

Online and in-person options available!

The Second City
230 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
Email: customerservice@secondcity.com
Phone: 312.664.3959
Online: https://www.secondcity.com/courses/chicago/kt-comedy-camps/

Summer is a time for kids to stretch their imaginations, learn, and play. This summer let us be your trusted partner in keeping your children happy, safe, and engaged.

For roughly a century, the Y’s summer camps have empowered Chicagoland’s youth to do mighty things. We’ve adapted our offerings to comply with public health guidelines so whatever the summer brings, we’re ready for your children to join us for the adventure.

Camp with us

  • Our camps meet the moment: Our in-person camps follow CDC and ACA guidelines and the Y’s staff uphold our values of care, responsibility, and equity.
  • Y camps build lifelong friendships: The Y’s camps create a space for youth to have fun, make friends, and create lasting memories.
  • Flexible schedules mean options for your family: Our camps give families the flexibility to choose what options work best. They run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Your kids will be better prepared for next school year (and life!): Our camps offer joyful learning experiences that educate, teach new skills, and cultivate personal growth.

2/14    Family Membership holders SAVE 10% when registering by March 20

3/20    Registration opens to the public

YMCA of Metro Chicago
1030 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60607
Email: memberservices@ymcachicago.org
Phone: 773.905.5115
Online: https://www.ymcachicago.org/

Get the skills to bring your stories to life with the power of film.

Sign up for one of FACETS virtual + hybrid Film Camps to learn the best filmmaking techniques to tell a story in your own unique way.

  • Virtual + hybrid options with interactive instruction via Zoom
  • Get filmmaking, animation, & storytelling skills
  • Learn valuable 21st Century media literacy skills

Available Programs

Film 101 (Hybrid) – Celebrating 28 years!

  • July 12-16 (Ages 11-14)
  • July 19-23 (Ages 11-14)
  • July 26-30 (Ages 8-10)
  • Aug 2-6 (Ages 8-10)

Editing 101 (Virtual)

  • June 21-25 (Ages 8-10)
  • June 28-July 2 (Ages 11-14)

Advanced Editing (Virtual)

  • July 6-9 (Ages 11-14)
  • July 26-30 (Ages 15-18)

Digital Animation (Virtual)

  • June 21-25 (Ages 11-14)
  • July 6-9 (Ages 8-10)

Storytelling with Scratch Animation (Virtual)

  • June 28-July 2 (Ages 8-10)
  • July 12-16 (Ages 11-14)

Advanced Storytelling with Scratch Animation (Virtual)

  • July 12-16 (Ages 15-17)
  • Aug 2-6 (Ages 11-14)

Photography and Filmmaking (Virtual)

  • July 19-23 (Ages 15-17)
  • Aug 2-6 (Ages 11-14)

Fun with (Virtual)

  • Aug 2-6 (Ages 11-14)

Zoom Filmmaking (Virtual)

  • August 9-13 (Ages 8-10)
  • August 16-20 (Ages 11-14)

FACETS
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Email: help@facets.org
Phone: 773-281-9075
Online: https://facets.org/

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**Early Bird Discount available through 4/1: a savings of $50 per registration!**

Summer Circus Camp  is a fun, safe, supportive environment where children explore the many skills that create the Circus Arts. Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess.

Skills taught may include: trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, stilt walking, gym wheel, tight wire, rola bola, and mini trampoline.
Students enrolled will get to share their excitement and newfound skills with family and friends at the end of the week in a Show Off performance!

Schedule: Monday – Friday  9am-3pm
Ages: 6-16
Levels: Beginner students who are trying circus for the first time AND Intermediate to Advanced students wanting to work on skills.

CircEsteem
4730 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
Email: info@circesteem.org
Phone: 7737324564
Online: https://circesteem.org/parents/camp/

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The Instituto Cervantes program is designed to provide children of different ages the opportunity to learn Spanish in a rich, stimulating, and motivating environment that fosters enjoyment and curiosity.

Children will learn Spanish in a safe atmosphere where they will feel comfortable and free to actively participate. Students will be nurtured and encouraged to communicate in Spanish and work in collaborative groups – promoting cooperation, group effort, and authentic communication.

DAILY PROGRAM 

The goal of the Instituto Cervantes 2021 Summer Camps is to offer our students and their families the same fun and educational Spanish-learning experience adapted to a digital environment.

ZOOM will be the digital platform used for the 2021 Summer Camps. Teachers will create a recurring invite for each week of the camp so that families can access daily sessions through the same link every day.

The learning objectives of each lesson will be shared with parents at the beginning of each session (or week) along with the specific contents and the materials that will be needed each day.

Summer camps may be held in-person if the health Authority allows it.

Instituto Cervantes Chicago
31 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: info.chicago@cervantes.org
Phone: 312-335-1996
Online: https://chicago.cervantes.es

Summer at Smart Love embodies the joys of summer! Our play-based summer camp program is filled with outdoor exploration, themed learning adventures, arts & crafts, games, our gardening program, and more! All of our toys, games and activities are developmentally appropriate for preschool aged children, ensuring they will love returning to camp every day!

Our 2021 themed camp adventures are:

  • Discovering Dinosaurs
  • Under the Sea
  • Safari Adventures
  • Incredible Insects
  • Fantastic Farmers
  • Budding Architects
  • Cool Chefs
  • Marvelous Maestros

Contact us today to learn more!

Smart Love Preschool
800 W Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Email: preschooladmissions@smartlovefamily.org
Phone: 773-665-8052 ext.1
Online: http://www.smartlovepreschool.org

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Calling all music theatre loving singers, dancers, writers, and anyone who loves razzle dazzle! Porchlight Music Theatre offers three sessions for all levels with in-person and virtual options.

In-Person camps meet daily from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for $650/session. Virtual Camp will meet daily from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm over zoom for $325/session.

  • Broadway Basics for ages 7-10, Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 23
  • Music Theatre Bootcamp for ages 11-13, Monday, July 26 – Friday, August 6
  • Advanced Music Theatre Performance for ages 14-17, Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 20

Actors in each level will learn songs, choreography, and even write their own original musical. At the end of the session families join us for a virtual final performance to celebrate all your young actors’ work!

In-person camps will be completely masked and have a maximum of 10 campers to keep everyone safe. If you would prefer a virtual experience, join us for half days via zoom.

Aftercare is available each day from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for $250/session or $30/day.

Red Tricycle families can use REDTRICYCLE for 15% off the purchase of Summer Camp. See you center stage!

Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
4200 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Email: rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org
Phone: 773.777.9884
Online: https://porchlightmusictheatre.org/events/summercamp/

Lillstreet is proud to host the widest variety of multimedia art camps offered in Chicago. Our summer program consists of over 200 week-long summer camps for young artists ages 3–16. Campers explore topics in pottery, painting, sewing, photography, and more in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. Campers become a part of our lively Lillstreet community, learn alongside professional artists, make new friends, and most importantly—have fun! Popular camps include Movie Making, Wheelthrowing, Fashion Week, Film Photography, and Scientific Illustration. New camps will begin every week, June 14 to August 30.

Save $10 per camp when you register by March 29. No coupon code necessary!

Covid-19 Safety: The health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff is our highest priority. In response to the pandemic, we have updated our classroom layout to allow for social distancing, hired a new full-time custodial team, capped class and camp enrollment numbers at 8 students, limited our building capacity to 40%, and implemented protocols requiring mask-wearing and social-distancing at all times inside of our building. We saw great success with these procedures in place in 2020, and we will continue to follow city guidance in 2021.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Email: lillstreet@lillstreet.com
Phone: 7737694226
Online: https://lillstreet.com/

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Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago is back for another amazing 8 straight weeks of camp starting Monday, June 21st through Friday, August 13th. The camp day runs from appoximately 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Campers spend the day doing what they love most: participating in the major team sports like baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, lacrosse, tennis, Gaga, dodgeball and floor hockey. Campers learn to develop their skills through daily “teaching stations” and game play.

  • Flexible 2-8 Week Programs Available
  • Bus Transportation Optional
  • After-Camp Care
  • Optional Hot Lunch Program

Regarding COVID-19:

In 2020, we were one of only a handful of camps in Chicago that were able to open. On top of that, we completed our full 6-week Summer Camp with zero (yes, zero!) cases of COVID-19. This took an incredible amount of effort into planning and modifying our typical operations and taking every precautionary measure possible to ensure utmost safety. We are hard at work planning for a fun and jam-packed summer camp experience for each and every child, while keeping in mind the extremely-fluid health crisis. We are working closely with local public health departments and medical professionals to implement and maintain effective safety protocols and procedures.

Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago
Email: brad@hifivesports.com
Phone: 312-226-6555
Online: https://www.hifivesportsclubs.com/chicago_sports_camp_summer_camp/