Summer camps

 

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ANIMAL CAMPS

n All Abilities Animal Friends Camp

Every other Friday, June 11-Aug. 6

Tuthill Family Pet Rescue and Resource Center

21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale

https://www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org

(630) 323-5630

This Hinsdale Humane Society camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12, especially those with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Due to COVID-19 limitations, spots are reserved first for children with such disabilities. Any remaining spots can be filled by children without disabilities. Campers will be provided with an array of activities that will encourage them to get active, express their creativity and share their emotions. Register for all five sessions or pick and choose. Please email [email protected] with questions about the camp, including cost, or to register. Masks are required if campers are indoors due to inclement weather. Time: 10 a.m. to noon.


ART CAMPS

n Drawing from Life

June 14-17

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 7-16 will learn foundational skills to take their work to the next level from master artist David Marcet. Learn to see and draw like a pro. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $213. RR, MD

n Comedy Improv Camp

June 14-18

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

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

n Summer Arts Camp

June 21-Aug. 13

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Explore the art and culture of three distinctly beautiful American cities right here in our Art Studio. Drop in on Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York City, behold the beautiful landscapes of Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe and meet up on the corner of Haight & Ashbury in San Francisco. Take each theme week in any configuration over the summer. The camp is for ages 5 to 12. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $200. RR, MD


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n Music Production Camp

June 22-24

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Obsessed with pop, rock or hip-hop music? Ever wonder what goes into making the catchiest songs you hear on the radio? Composer and musician Jon Kostal takes students 8 and older through the production process layer by layer. Campers will collaborate on making and recording their very own songs. No knowledge of playing an instrument is required — just curiosity and love of music. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $177. RR, MD


n Animation Camp

June 28 to July 1

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 7 to 16 will explore the history, technology and techniques of this magical, illusory art form and make their own stories one frame at a time. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $213. RR, MD

CAMPS FOR YOUNG KIDS

n Guppies Kiddie Camp

June 14-Aug. 20

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This day camp for kids ages 3-6 will offer fun, creative learning experiences including sports, drama and environmental awareness, with field trips and a different theme each week. All participants must be toilet trained. Sign up for the whole summer, individual weeks or individual days. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $200 a week, $45 a day. RR, MD


n Zion Early Childhood Summer Camp

June 14-Aug. 2

204 S. Grant St., Hinsdale

https://www.zionhinsdale.org

(630) 323-0384

Zion Early Childhood Education center is offering eight one-week sessions of summer camp for 2 1/2- to 6-year-olds. Campers participate in theme-based activities that are appropriate for the child’s age group, including games, music, outdoor exploration, creative art, language arts, Jesus time, snack and free-choice time. Sign up for two days a week, full weeks or all eight weeks. The camp day can be extended to 2 p.m. with “Munch a Lunch and a Bunch of Fun.” Jump Into Summer programs are offered from June 1-11; see website for details. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $37 a day for morning session, $29 more to extend day (including lunch). RR


n Little Wing British Invasion Camp

June 21-25

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

(630) 936-4742

https://locations.schoolofrock.com/hinsdale/

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In this camp, 3- to 5-year-olds will learn about artists such as The Beatles, The Who, Queen and The Rolling Stones as they develop a love and understanding of music through play. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $199. RR

DAY CAMPS

n Summer Day Camp

June 14-Aug. 20

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 6 to 13 (grouped by age) will create memories and safely enjoy time with their peers as they experience sports, drama and environmental awareness, with field trips, special guests and a different theme each week. Sign up for the whole summer, individual weeks or individual days. Before and after care (7 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.) are available at an additional cost. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $300 a week,


$65 a day. RR, MD

MUSIC CAMPS

n Beginner Guitar Camp

June 28-July 2

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

(630) 936-4742

https://locations.schoolofrock.com/hinsdale/music-camps

Students ages 8-12 can will learn the basic fundamentals of guitar such as chording, tuning, strumming and picking in this fun, five-day camp. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $199. RR

n AMI Summer Music Camp

July 19-23

AMI Downers Grove campus

1032 Maple Ave.

(630) 850-8505

https://www.amimusic.org

Musicians of all instruments and levels are invited to participate in the Beginner Music Camp (ages 5-12), Little Mozart Camp (ages 5-12) or Young Artist Camp (ages 13-18). After care until 5:30 is available at an additional cost. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $375 early tuition through today. RR


MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS

n ‘Seussical’ Musical Theater Camp

Weekdays, June 7-18

First United Methodist Church

4330 Howard Ave., Western Springs

https://www.musicmakersstudio.com

(708) 246-8222

Music Makers is offering this intensive musical theater experience for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Auditions are by appointment from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. Visit the website listed above. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 18-19, on the front porch of Music Makers, 4332 Howard Ave., Western Springs. Rehearsal times: noon to 2:30 p.m. for Cast A, 2:30 to 5 p.m. for Cast B. Tuition: $400.


n BAM Broadway Workshop Series

June 14-Aug. 14

https://ticketpeak.co/bam/classes

This is the perfect summer camp for any kid who has a theatrical side. Each camp session offers a unique show and is skillfully designed for a specific age group. Students will learn the foundational practices for musical theater — singing, acting and dance. Each session culminates with a final performance so each student gets to shine. Rehearsals and performances will take place at a location in the Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills area. Openings remain for Broadway Tots! “Peter Pan” (9 to 9:45 a.m. June 28-July 2 for ages 2 to 5), “SpongeBob Musical” (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12-17 for ages 7 to 13) and “BWS Jedi Masters” (19 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 26-31 for ages 8 to 15). Cost: $75 for Broadway Tots, $255 plus fees for other camps.

n CTWS ‘The Little Mermaid’ Summer Camp

June 28-July 9

Theatre of Western Spring

4384 Hampton Ave.

https://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

Kids in kindergarten through seventh grade will present this Disney classic. COVID-19 protocols will be practiced. Final performances will be filmed on the last day of camp. Additional sessions will be offered July 12-23 and July 26-Aug. 6. Times: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $400.

n CTWS ‘Something Rotten’ Summer Camp

July 5-23

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

(708) 246-4043

https://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

Kids who will enter seventh grade this year through those who have completed high school will enjoy performing in this Broadway hit. The final performance will be filmed on the last day of camp. Sessions are limited to 50 people (campers and staff) and masks will be required. Times: 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $500. RR

SPORTS CAMPS

n Archery Camp

June 28-July 2

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Participants ages 7-12 will learn a fun, challenging and timeless sport through the nationally recognized beginner’s 9-step to the 10 ring progression. All supplied are provided. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $135. RR, MD

n Badminton & Pickleball

June 28-July 2

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids 7 to 12 will be introduced to stroke fundamentals such as serving, receiving, smashing, volleying and dropping. Fun and challenging drills and recreational matches will help young players develop the hand-eye coordination, motor skills and mental abilities needed for successful pickleball and badminton groups. Equipment is provided. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $135. RR, MD

n Cheerleading Camp

June 21-25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Learn how to show spirit for the home team in this exciting camp for ages 7 to 12. This camp will provide instruction on crowd and sideline chants and cheers as well as arm motions, tumbling and floor routines for beginners or those looking to prepare for the next season. Basic stunts and jumps will be incorporated throughout the week. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $135. RR, MD

n Flag Football Summer Camp

June 21-25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Through positive coaching, players ages 5-7 will build flag football skills like catching, passing, de-flagging, and offense and defense strategies. Football plays will be taught through drills and games in a positive and safe environment with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. A session for kids ages 8 to 12 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon ($135). Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $89. RR, MD

S.T.E.M. CAMPS

n Summer Science Camp

June 7-Aug. 13

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

https://www.mortonarb.org/science-camps

(630) 719-2468

The Morton Arboretum is offering a variety of themed summer camps for preschoolers through those entering eighth grade, with students grouped by age. Morning supervised play from 8 to 9 a.m., supervised lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon supervised play from 3 to 3:30 p.m. is available at an additional cost. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for full-day camps, 9 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 3:30 for half-days camps. Cost: $410 full-day camps, $245 half-day camps.

n Harry Potter Science Camp

June 14-18

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5 to 11 are invited to join the wizarding class at Hogwarts and learn how to cast spells and mix potions that actually work in this Whole Child Learning camp. Masks must be worn. An additional session will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2-6. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $325, with early bird and member discounts.

n Baking Camp

June 14-18

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This Whole Child Learning camp for ages 5 to 11 will teach participants the basics of baking as they measure, mix and knead their way to tasty treats. Kids will sample their creations and take some home, too. Masks must be worn. Additional sessions will be offered July 6-9 and Aug. 16-20. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $365, with early bird and member discounts.

n Culinary Science Camp

June 21-25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5 to 11 will learn the basics of cooking and have a blast in this Whole Child Learning camp. They will make breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; design an apron; and compete in a Chopped Challenge. Masks must be worn. Additional sessions will be offered July 12-16 and Aug. 9-13 (1 to 4 p.m.). Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $365, with early bird and member discounts.

n Minecraft Camp

June 21-25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This Whole Child Learning camp for ages 5 to 11 will give kids — from beginners to advanced players — the chance to play games with their friends and make crafts. Masks must be worn. Additional sessions will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. July 26-30 and Aug. 16-20. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $325, with early bird and member discounts.

n LEGO Engineering Camp

June 21-25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5 to 10 will design moving assemblies, build bridges and robots, and explore programming with WeDo Robotics in this Whole Child Learning camp. Masks must be worn. Additional sessions are July 19-22 and Aug. 16-20 (9 a.m. to noon). Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $325, with early bird and member discounts.

n Vet Science Camp

June 28 to July 1

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

In this Whole Child Learning camp, kids ages 5 to 11 will give pet exams, learn about caring for pets and have live encounters. Masks must be worn. Additional sessions will be offered July 12-16 (1 to 4 p.m.) and Aug. 9-13. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $260, with early bird and member discounts.

n Spa Science Camp

June 28-July 1

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5 to 11 will make lip gloss, bath bombs and more while learning the basics of facials, make-up and nutrition in this Whole Child Learning camp. Masks must be worn. Time: 1 to 4 p.m.. Cost: $260, with early bird and member discounts.

n Super Slime and Gooey Chemistry Camp

July 6-9

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Become a mad scientist and brew up crazy concoctions — maybe even an explosion or two — in this Whole Child Learning camp for ages 5-11. An additional five-day session will take place Aug. 16-20 ($325). Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $260, with early bird and member discounts.

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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