Summer Camp Guide

Summer camp can be one of the most exciting experiences for kids. Nowadays, there are summer camps for every interest — sports, theater, music, tech, and even camps for the whole family. Here are some of our tips to help your kids get the most out of camp and advice for parents on the fence about sending their kids to camp. You can also find a directory to local camps, as well as a few out of state, below.

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Camp Directory

Actors Training Center at Wilmette Theatre
Wilmette
847-251-8710

Banner Day Camp
Lake Forest
847-295-4900

Big Blue Swim School
Wilmette
847-729-7665

Bulls/Sox Youth Academy
Lisle
630-324-0865

Camp Birchwood
LaPorte, Minnesota
800-451-5270

Camp Birchwood for Boys
Grand Marais, Minnesota
218-388-4402

Camp CBG at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe
847-835-5440

Center for Enriched Living
Riverwoods
847-315-9920

Chicago Center for Music Education Glee Camp
Chicago
312-738-2646

Chicago Rowing Foundation
Chicago
312-636-1239

Harand Theatre Camp
Evanston, Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin
847-864-1500 (Illinois) / 262-551-2149 (Wisconsin)

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, Michigan
800-681-5912

Jewish Council for Youth Services Summer Camps
Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Ingleside
312-726-8891

Lake Forest Sailing
Lake Forest
847-615-4592

Light Opera Works Summer Workshops
Wilmette
847-920-5360

Mad Science of Chicago Rockin’ Robots Camp
Chicago
773-227-3345

McGaw YMCA Camp Echo
Freemont, Michigan
231-924-0829

New Vision Athletics Summer Camp
Lake Forest
847-295-0682

Nike Soccer Camps
Elmhurst
800-645-3226

Northwestern Volleyball Camp
Evanston
847-467-3893

Northwestern Youth Soccer Camps
Evanston
Girls: 847-467-5297
Boys: 847-467-1312

Piven Theatre Workshop
Evanston
847-866-6597

School of Rock Songwriting Camp
Evanston, Highwood

Second City Summer Comedy Camps
Chicago
312-664-3959

Tamarak Day Camp
Lincolnshire
847-634-3168