Summer camps

 

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Day camp

Zion Early Childhood Summer Camp

Through July 31

https://www.zionhinsdale.org

This hand-on interactive online camp for ages 2 1/2 to 6 offers a fun and relaxed learning platform that encourages creativity and curiosity with themed lessons. Each camper will receive a camp kit with materials that coordinate with the online videos and Flipgrids. When the early childhood center can safely re-open, the camp will transition to the classroom. Cost: $72 per two-week session. RR

The Community House Summer Camp

July 6-Aug. 21

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

This year’s day camp program for ages 5-14 will have a 40-camper maximum. Children will be broken by age (and siblings) into groups of 10, each of which will stay together for the entire day to guard the safety of the children, staff and community. Outdoor activities will be prioritized; field trips and water activities are not permitted according to current guidelines. Campers will wear face coverings, remain at least six feet apart and will not share objects. Registration will be on a weekly basis; daily registration and drop-in campers will not be permitted. Program dates and details are subject to change based on guidance from public health officials. Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $300 a week. RR


ART CAMP

Summer Art Camps

July 6-Aug. 14

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Campers ages 6-11 will create various projects in every imaginable medium — painting, sculpture, fashion, graphics and more — with each week inspired by one of three colorful decades — the 1980s, 1990s or 2000s. Each day brings something new with something cool to bring home. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $200. RR, MD

Animation Camp

July 13-16

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Academy Award nominated animation producer Ed Newmann leads kids ages 8 to 16 through the history, technology and techniques of this amazing art form and teaches them how to create their own stories one frame at a time.

Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $213. RR, MD

Puppetry Camp

July 28-30

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids 8 to 16 will make and operate simple to complex puppets with the help of Connor Asher, artistic director of Creventive Puppet Co. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: $213. RR, MD

GREAT OUTDOORS

Lil’ Buggers Mini Camp

July 9-10

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Children ages 4 to 7 will learn about the many legged friends that creep and crawl with live animal investigations, crafts and stories. Campers will spend time outside looking for creepy crawlies in the wild.

Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $39.

Nature Safari Mini Camp

July 7-8, 13-14 or 23-24

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Children ages 4 to 7 will learn about local creatures and explore the urban jungle through hands-on activities, stories, crafts and outdoor explorations. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $39.

Showtime

Comedy Improv Camp-Young Actor’s Studio

July 6-9

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids ages 9-17 will enjoy working with award-winning actress Mina Dillard-Gits, trained at Second City and the Groundlings in L.A. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $213. RR, MD

Little Wing Beatles Camp

July 6-10

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Students ages 3 to 5 will “come together” as a band, singing, playing hand instruments and using their imagination as they learn the music of the Fab 4. Campers also will be introduced to each of the main rock band instruments (guitar, bass, drums, piano/keyboard and vocals) so they have an understanding of how they produce sound and what makes them unique. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $199. RR


Top Driver

Beginning Guitar Camp

July 6-10

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

This camp for ages 8 to 12 is a five-day rock and roll experience that will take complete beginners and get them up and playing real rock songs in one short week. The camp will also explore cool equipment like amps, pedals and other gear needed to play like a rock star. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $199. RR


Broadway Workshop Summer Camp

July 6-11, July 13-18 and Aug. 3-8

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

https://www.bamtheatre.com

Summer theater camps will be offered in person with special social distancing guidelines. “Newsies” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 6-11 for ages 7 to 13. “Songs from Frozen 2” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13-18 for ages 3 to 10. “Stranger Things: A BAM Original Musical” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3-8 for ages 9 to 15. “Descendants: The Musical” is slated for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3-8 for ages 7 to 13. Cost: $270. RR

CT Experience: Live!

Through July 10

Children’s Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

https://www.theatrewesternsprings.com

[email protected]

This fun, safe, in-person experience for kids meets the Phase 3 state guidelines and limits classes to 10 students, with exclusive spaces and one teacher per class. Different topics such as Dancing with Disney, Creative Dramatics, Up with Puppets and Shakespeare by the Sword are offered at the sessions, most of which run for four days. Times vary per class. See the website listed above for a full schedule. Cost: $125 a week for rising kindergartners to fifth graders, $175 a week for rising fifth-graders to completed seniors. RR

Beginner Drums Camp

July 13-17

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

This camp will immerse students ages 8 to 12 in the rhythm section of the rock band while teaching them to play alongside their peers. Campers will focus on drum terminology, kit setup, proper posture, different grip techniques and counting before learning to play iconic drum grooves. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $199. RR

Intro to Rock Camp

July 13-17

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

In this camp, 6- and 7-year-old beginners will learn about different rock instruments and be introduced to music theory and appreciation. Ear training, song structure, rhythm patterns and group playing are all part of the camp. Students will have hands-on learning with guitar, bass, drums and keyboards scaled to smaller hands and vocal instruction designed specifically for this age group. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $199. RR

Music Production Camp

July 21-23

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Obsessed with pop, rock or hip-hop music? Wonder what goes into making the catchiest songs you hear on the radio? Composer and musician Jon Kostal will work with kids age 8 and older, taking them through the production process layer by layer as they collaborate to record songs. Participants do not need to know how to play an instrument. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $150. RR, MD

Music Theater Acting Camp

Aug. 3-7

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Campers in sixth through 12th grade will work with Stage Door Fine Arts to develop a show in just one week — complete with song, dance, solo work and ensemble performance. The week will focus on famous shows, actors and composers, with the final performance featuring numbers from Broadway favorites. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $230. RR, MD

Music Theater Acting Camp

Aug. 10-14

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Campers in first through fifth grade will work with Stage Door Fine Arts to develop a show in just one week — complete with song, dance, solo work and ensemble performance. The week will focus on famous shows, actors and composers, with the final performance featuring numbers from Broadway favorites. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $230. RR, MD

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

CHESS Camp

July 27-31

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Illinois Chess Teachers Inc. will work with kids ages 5 to 14 at all levels to either learn a new game or sharpen their skills. Camp includes a combination of lessons, play and activities, with all campers receiving trophies or medals, certificates, individual evaluations and photos. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $239. RR, MD

Zombie Camp ‘After Dark’

July 27-30

Harvester Park

15W400 Drive, Burr Ridge

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This zombie adrenaline camp is perfect for kids ages 8-12 who want to make a night of it. Discover new skills like learning to build a shelter, navigating the wilderness and the zombie “disaster.” Dress for muddy conditions and bring a water bottle. Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $130. RR

Zombie Adventure Camp

Aug. 3-6

Harvester Park

15W400 Drive, Burr Ridge

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 8 to 12 will learn basic survival skills and how to prepare for a zombie “disaster.” Participate in daily zombie patrols and stealth contests while learning to build a shelter, navigate the wilderness and live off the land. Dress for muddy conditions and bring a water bottle. Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $130. RR

Sports CAMPS

Track & Field Camp

July 6-10

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids age 6-12 will learn the fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching and cool-down techniques are taught. Track and field events include javelin, discus, shot put, hurdles, long jump, triple jump and various running and relay events (activities may vary by area). Participants should bring appropriate athletic clothing, a snack, and a water bottle Campers will wear face coverings, remain at least six feet apart and will not share objects. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $109. RR

Soccer Made in America Training Camps

July 6-10 or 27-31

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

The Aleks Mihailovic Soccer Made In America soccer training camps emphasize psychological dimensions such as motivation, confidence, leadership and game smarts. World-class professional clinicians instruct players ages 4 to 14 at beginning, traveling and advanced levels. All participants receive a camp T-shirt and a Certificate of Achievement on Awards Day. Note: Participants must bring their own soccer ball, shin guards and water bottle to camp. A full-day camp is also offered (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $249, including lunch). Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $159, with discounts for additional family members. RR

Mini Hawk Camp

July 27-31

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 4-7 will learn the essentials of soccer, baseball and basketball in a safe, structured environment with a lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Participants need athletic clothing and shoes. A baseball glove is optional. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $109. RR

Pre-season Flag Football League Camp

Aug. 10-14

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Skyhawks Sports will help kids ages 6 to 12 prepare for the upcoming season by learning league rules, fundamentals and game play through fun drills and activities. Returning players can brush up on their skills. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 6-8, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9 to 12. Cost: $109, $75 for younger kids. RR

STEm Camps

Body Trek Summer Camp

July 13-17

https://www.robertcrown.org

This popular one-week journey of exploration for students entering grades five to eight has been modified into an online camp featuring interactive games, dissections, special guest visits, and activities and experiments. For more information email Lance Williams at [email protected] Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $150. RR

Morton Arboretum Science Camp

Through Aug. 14

https://www.mortonarb.org/learning-place

(630) 719-2468

Kids in first through sixth grades are invited to join this online Morton Arboretum camp. The camps are divided into grades one to three and four to six, and each session features a different topic. Topics include Natural Artists, Wild Photographers, Backyard Scientists, Eco-Investigators and Green Thumb Gardeners. See the website listed above for a full schedule. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $65. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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