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Day camp

The Community House Summer Camp

Through 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. 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

Through 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

SHOWTIME

Broadway Workshop Summer Camp

Aug. 3-8

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

https://www.bamtheatre.com

“Stranger Things: A BAM Original Musical” theater camp will be offered for ages 9-15, and “Descendants: The Musical” will be offered for ages 7-13. The camps are in person with special social distancing guidelines. Times: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 9-15; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 7-13. Cost: $270. RR

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

Little Wing Animal Rock

Aug. 3-7

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Three- to 5-year-olds will have a blast learning great classic rock songs from the 1950s to the present that feature animals in the lyrics. Campers will be introduced to each of the main rock band instruments (guitar, bass, drums, piano/keyboard and vocals) and will enjoy singing, playing hand instruments, large and fine motor activities, crafts, sound experiments and games designed to develop a love and understanding of music. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $199.

Modern Rock Performance Camp

Aug. 10-14

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Students ages 8-18 who have had some previous instruction will learn and perform songs from some of the most popular artists of the 21st Century, including Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse, Imagine Dragons, Paramore, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Monday through Thursday will be spent learning and rehearsing songs, culminating in a live performance at the end of the week. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $399.

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

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

Baking Camp

Aug. 3-7 or 17-21

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids ages 5 to 12 will learn the basics of baking while measuring, mixing and kneading some tasty treats in this Whole Child Learning camp. Then sample the fresh-baked items and take some home, too. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17-21. Cost: $365. RR, MD

Roblox Create

Aug. 3-7

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Spark the imagination and explore game concepts through Roblox. This virtual camp offered by Code Ninjas is for kids ages 7 to 14 from beginners to experts. Time: 9:30 a.m. noon. Cost: $179. RR

Minecraft Create

Aug. 10-14

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Dream up and design your own Minecraft world with Zombies, purple trees and flying pigs. This virtual Code Ninjas camp is for kids ages 7 to 14. Time: 9:30 a.m. noon. Cost: $179. RR

Boy Scouts At-Home Day Camp

https://www.BackyardScouting.org

Home, On the Frontier, a new style of day camp, meets the challenges of these times with adventures like nature activities, Scout skills, crafts and even STEM, all in the backyard. It’s the perfect summer activity addition for kids in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Best of all, the at-home day camp has all the support of a specially crafted program that can be enjoyed at a self-paced experience accessed at a family’s convenience. Families have two options. The Ranger option is 35-plus self-paced activities that can be accomplished at any time. The Explorer option includes a camp kit with many of the materials needed to complete the activities. The kit includes are a bird house kit, tea light candle, nails, inner tube, potting soil, rocks, paper plates, water bottles, chalk, thread, pine fence wood, owl pellet dissection kit and more. Most activities can also be done with household items. Cost: $20 plus shipping for Explorer kit.

Sports CAMPS

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

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

Harry Potter Science Camp

Aug. 17-21

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-7500

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

Kids ages 5 to 12 will join the wizarding class at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learning how to cast spells, mix potions that actually work and discover unique creatures. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $325. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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