2019 Camp Guide

By Sara Yaniga, Macaroni Kid Chicago (Midtown) February 24, 2019

West Loop Soccer Club

Join the Summer Fun
The WLSC Soccer Camps are a great place for any soccer enthusiast who is looking to improve their skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun! Our mission is to provide athletes with the tools to improve and to enjoy soccer for life! We offer coed programs for children of all ability levels in a safe, fun and family oriented environment. We focus our training on foot-skills and ball control, SAQ (speed, agility, and quickness), small sided games and finishing.

Learn More! 
 Call (773) 312-5054 for more information!

For other Chicago Fire Summer Camp locations and more information CLICK HERE

Lincoln Park Baseball Academy

Our mission is to provide young area players and coaches with a resource for developing athletic potential through instruction, mentoring, and competition.  

LPBA Summer Baseball Camps provide players with a camp experience that is safe, challenging, fun and educational.  Over 2,000 youth players have participated in our summer programs since 2011. Players ages 5 to 13 years at all levels of experience are welcome.  The camp experience includes a daily exercise and agility training routine followed by instructive drills relating to base running, pitching, defense, bunting, outfield play, infield play, batting practice, and other hitting drills.
LPBA Softball Summer Camp has partnered with the Chicago Bandits women's professional softball team.  Players and coaches from the Bandits will be on hand throughout the summer to work with our softball campers on hitting, pitching mechanics and defensive fundamentals.  LPBA Softball Camp is open to girls ages 7-13.  This new partnership will offer a truly unique camp experience for Chicagoland softball players

Summer Camps run June 10th to August 30th at Oz Park (2021 N Burling) and offer Half or Full Day options
Click Here to Register! 
 Call (312) 246-1616 for more information!

enerGEEwhizz is Chicago's only kids' fitness center and the BEST Summer Camp, no matter your interests!
Each day includes a one-hour long customized, tracked and FUN fitness program along with the daily themed activities.  
This gives your child exposure to different activities to keep them physically, cognitively, socially, and mentally fit!
Half-day options will include the hour workout, snack, and education and activity based on the theme.  
Full-day options will continue the afternoon with a healthy lunch, yoga, and a deeper exploration into the themed activity with field experts
 (on site or at a neighborhood location)  

Ages: Preschool*  to 13  years

Ages: 6  to 13  years

(*Must be Potty-trained)

Click Here For Details and to Register 


Where Kids Learn To Code!
Codeverse is the world's first fully interactive coding studio for kids. Our summer camps are designed for kids aged 6-13. Codeverse weeklong summer camps run Monday-Friday, from 9am-3pm, throughout the months of June, July, and August at our Lincoln Park, Naperville, and Wilmette studios.
During camp, kids learn how to build robots, create apps, design video games, and program cutting edge technology (such as lights, speakers, and TV's) featured in our studio using real code!

 Call (844) 644-CODE for more information!

Camp Invention
The new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, allows campers to experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking! From robots and high-tech farms to superhero gadgets, campers will invent the future! Intercultural Montessori Language School is hosting Camp Invention in Chicago. 
Visit or call 800-968-4332 to register!

Special Offer:
Use promo code PLAY15MACto save $15 (expires 5/10).


Young artists learn to create fearlessly at Lillstreet Art Center as they explore a variety of media including painting, comics, movie making, photography, pottery, sewing, printmaking, metal-smithing and more! 

Campers are presented with projects that develop critical thinking skills, enhance creativity and build confidence. Kids and teens are encouraged to discover their own artistic interests while refining technical abilities. 
The techniques we develop at Lillstreet do not stop here; campers use their new skills artistically, interpersonally and academically for years to come. 
Each young artist is welcomed into the studio as an individual with a unique voice to share. Kids are taught to prioritize on the process of making art over the end result. Most importantly, Lillstreet fosters a relaxed and non-competitive environment and everyone has lots of fun!
The camp curriculum and guided learning experiences are thoughtfully designed to maximize creativity.  Camp sizes are kept small and taught by dedicated, professional teaching artists. 
Lillstreet Art Center offers early morning drop off and aftercare options to accommodate for a range of schedules
 all summer long. 

HERE for more information and to Register today!

The Paintbrush offers unique summer programming for children who LOVE ART! 

2019 ART in the Park
(for kids ages 5 - 12)
10:00a to 1:00p

June 18-20
July 9-11
July 16-18
July 30-Aug 1
August 6-8
August 13-15

$175 (Tues/Weds/Thurs)
 includes t-shirt

(for kids ages 4 - 12)
9:00a to 4:00p

June 24-28
July 22-26
August 19-23
August 26-30

*Weekly Rate: $275/half days or $435/full days
Daily Rate: $57/half day or $90/full day
*includes t-shirt
Offering full and half-day schedules.
Campers may register for single days or full week
Before- and After-Care is available!
Click HERE to Register! 
 Call (773) 636-1968 for more information!

In SAIC's Multi-Arts Camps, kids (ages 4-9) learn to discover, explore, and imagine in their own unique ways, experimenting with a variety of art materials and methods that encourage the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
With the most summer camp options in Chicago, your children will be inspired by our fantastic downtown location, exceptional instruction, and regular opportunities to explore the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago museum.
Camps are grouped by ages 4–5, 6–7, and 8–9. Campers work together on a variety of fun projects and experience the joys of making art with old and new friends. Projects include painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, digital art, and more.

Campers enroll for a morning, afternoon, or both* timeslots (all day) with no duplication of projects. Each 1- and 2-week camp will have a new and exciting theme, so students can enroll in multiple sessions.
CW Multi-Arts Camps will host a final exhibition on the last day of camp at 12:30 p.m. for both the AM and PM campers. Please plan on joining us- family and friends encouraged to attend!

Click HERE to register for Children's Multi-Arts Camps (Ages 4-9)

*Multi-Arts Camp: Ages 4–5 is a morning-only camp.


CircEsteem Summer Circus Camp

CircEsteem’s summer camp is a fun and engaging day camp for ages 6-16. Kids are given opportunities to try varying circus apparatus including trapeze, silks, juggling, German wheel, tumbling, and trampoline. Camp activities are led by our skilled circus staff and supported by our teens and alumni support staff. Campers are divided by age group and taken through five skill stations per day. Campers are given time to eat a snack in the late morning and lunch in the afternoon. Each week culminates in a circus show open to all friends and family free of charge. M-F 9am-3pm with before and after care available.

Click HERE to register!
Call (773) 732-4564 for more information!

Emerald City Theatre 
Join us for a summer of creative play, singing, and dancing that is tailored to the budding actor!
- Creative Drama activities expand life skills while focusing on teamwork and confidence
- Improved literacy and communication skills through line and song memorization
- Introductory theater games for our youngest campers and attention to technique for our older campers
Each camp ends with a final performance for family and friends.
This year’s titles include Descendants, Pete the Cat, Hamilton, Matilda, Mean Girls: The Musical, and more!

Register HERE
for Camps for ages 3.5 - 15 in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Lincoln Square! 

Where Families Come to Play!
At Filament Theatre summer camp there are no scripts and no assigned roles. 
Through drama and creative play, Filament’s experienced teaching artists support campers in creating their own play inspired by
 the themes and stories from Filament's professional season of theatre for young audiences. 
One and two-week camps are available from July 8th thru August 16th. 
Camps are available for ages 6 - 12.

Registration is available at


The Chopping Block offers kids’ and teens’ summer cooking camps to get your child cooking! 
These programs provide an opportunity for budding chefs to get comfortable and have fun in the kitchen, working with recipes geared for their age group. Kids 7 to 11 years old have their choice of three different four-day Kids’ Camps, featuring hands-on cooking and lots of eating! 
We will focus on following recipes, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new foods. 

We also offer a five-day camp for teens age 12 to 16 to experience, hands-on, cooking simple yet sophisticated menus that they can recreate at home. They will learn the basics of knife skills, menu planning, and organizing prep work. We wrap up the week with a team cooking competition! 
See the full schedule here 
All camps take place at our Lincoln Square location and can be taken in any order.

Do you have a budding chef in your house? Join us this Summer for the perfect mix of cooking, eating and play!
Part & Full Day Cooking Camps for Kids & Teens
June 10 - August 30  |  Chicago, IL (Wicker Park & Lakeview locations)

Join the cooking fun this summer at The Kids’ Table, Chicago’s premier Cooking School for Kids & Families. 
Fill your belly, expand your taste buds, discover new recipes, and pick up some mad kitchen skills. 
Named one of the 10 Coolest Cooking Camps in America by bon appetit magazine!

for kids ages 4-10  |  Wicker Park & Lakeview Locations

for kids ages 4-7  |  Lakeview Location

for kids (ages 7-10) & for teens (ages 11-14)  |  Lakeview Location

Visit our website for more info & to register!


The Chicago Park District offers a variety of programming for all ages throughout the year.  
To see their list of Summer Camps and Programs please check their website on 04/08/2019 to create your "wishlist".  Registration begins 04/22 for those who live West of California Avenue and on 04/23 for those  East of California Avenue.
Click HERE for more information

Do you have a summer camp or program that is perfect for our Macaroni Kid Chicago community?  

Contact us today to create your own listing!