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ART CAMPS

Mixed Media Art

June 14-17

Tianto Art

941 S. Monroe St., Hinsdale

(630) 363-884

https://www.tiantoart.com

Students will participate in drawing and printmaking and create a mask and a kite in this outdoor summer art camp run by Hinsdale resident Chun Ye. An art show and reception will be held in October at the Hinsdale Public Library. Groups will be limited to four to six students. All materials are included. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $185

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

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

Multi-Art Week

June 21-24

Tianto Art

941 S. Monroe St., Hinsdale

(630) 363-884

https://www.tiantoart.com

Students will participate in 3-D drawing, clay art, drawing and mask-making in this outdoor summer art camp run by Hinsdale resident Chun Ye. An art show and reception will be held in October at the Hinsdale Public Library. Groups will be limited to four to six students. All materials are included. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $185. RR

Paintbrush Camp

June 21-25

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Participants 6 and older will enjoy several hours of painting with nontoxic acrylic paints each day. Daily ideas and inspiration will be provided, with small group and individual instruction. Time: 1 to 4 :30 p.m. Cost: $125.

BAKING & COOKING CAMPS

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.

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.

CAMPS FOR YOUNG KIDS

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

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

Pokémon Engineering

June 21-25

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers ages 5 and 6 will join Ash and Pikachu as they build, capture, train and explore the vast world of Pokémon with tens of thousands of LEGO parts, all while exploring engineering with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $156. RR

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

Nature Safari Mini Camp

June 21-22

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Take a trip to the wild terrain of Terrace View Park and spot exciting native wildlife. Kids ages 4-7 will learn about local creatures and explore the urban jungle through hands-on activities, stories and crafts. Additional sessions are set for July 8-9 & 29-30. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $39. RR

CODING CAMPS

Minecraft Builder

June 14-18

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 7 to 14 will learn digital modeling processes and storytelling as they build scenes in Minecraft and produce stories in their digital world. They also will be introduced to recording, editing and mixing audio and visual. Another session is set for Aug. 9-13. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

Robotics Book Camp

June 14-18

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers will explore the wonders of robotics using the Ninja Toolkit to its full potential. Each day kids ages 5 to 14 will work through progressively more advanced projects, simultaneously learning engineering and programming. Time: 12:30 to 3:30. Cost: $299. RR

DAY CAMPS

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

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

MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS

‘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.

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.

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.

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

OUTDOOR CAMPS

Survivor Mini Camp

June 28-30

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers will learn fun skills like tent building, wayfinding, starting a campfire and being safe outdoors. The program is for kids ages 8-11 and will be outside rain or shine. A second session is set for July 21-23. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $85. RR

Zombie Camp After Dark

July 12-15

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 8-12 will meet at the center then head out to Harvester Park to learn to build a shelter, find their way through the wilderness and survive the “zombie disaster.” Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $130

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

Volunteer Camp

June 14-17

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Rising seventh- through ninth-graders will travel by and from The Community House to a different location each morning following an orientation to volunteering. Participants will receive a T-shirt and pizza lunch on Thursday. Additional sessions will be offered June 21-24, June 28-July 1 and July 12-15. Sign up for one or all four. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $135. RR, MD

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

EV Sewing Camp

June 21-25

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

EV Sewing Camp promotes self-confidence, encouragement and more as students age 7 to 14 work on a different project each day, gaining a great sense of accomplishment after they see each garment come to life. There is a fashion show at the end of the week for the students to showcase all of their hard work. The atmosphere is fun and light-hearted, and all levels of experience are welcome. Sewing machines will be provided for those who do not own one. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $400. RR, MD

SPORTS CAMPS

5 Star Soccer Camp

June 14-18

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Instructor Mike Wiggins’ 5 Star Soccer Camps offer a fresh, enthusiastic approach to teaching youth soccer to players ages 5 to 14. Staff will use the most current curriculum to help build on fundamental techniques while creating an atmosphere that unlocks the game within each child. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $145. RR, MD

Volleyball Camp

June 14-18

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Players ages 7-12 of all skill levels will work on passing, serving, defense, setting, blocking and hitting along with technique, set location, play sets, footwork and overall knowledge of the game. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $115. RR

RISE Field Hockey Summer Camp

June 14-24

Robbins Park hockey field

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Coaches will teach campers how to handle the stick, dribble the ball, shoot on goal and pass and receive. Creative and age/skill appropriate training will be provided to kindergartners through eighth-graders who are new to the game or looking to hone their skills. Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m. for K-fourth grade, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for fifth through eighth grade. Cost: $295. RR

S.T.E.M. CAMPS

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.

Pokémon Master Engineering

June 21-25

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers ages 7 to 12 will start their training in Pallet Town and expand their Pokédex as they collect their favorite Pokémon with LEGO materials. Design and build as never before and explore crazy ideas while learning about STEM concepts. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $156. RR

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.

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.

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.

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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