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ANIMAL CAMPS

n All Abilities Animal Friends Camp

Every other Friday, June 25-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 send an email to [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. RR

ART CAMPS

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

n 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

n Paintbrush Camp

June 21-25

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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. RR

n Mixed Media Craft Week

June 28-July 1

Tianto Art

941 S. Monroe St., Hinsdale

(630) 363-884

https://www.tiantoart.com

Students will paint on a T-shirt, design a hand bag, create a paper fan lion and try fashion design 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

n Miniature Worlds Camps

June 28-July 2

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 6 and older will design ideas on paper and work with an artist to build, sculpt and paint a 3-D world with an African safari theme. Design an alien planet during a second session July 19-23. Time: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $165. RR

n Relief Printing Camp

July 12-15

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Master artist David Marcet will teach campers ages 7 to 16 to plan, carve and run their own series of original block prints. This ancient technique creates handmade art that can be duplicated and shared for years to come. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $213. RR, MD

n Animation Camp

July 26-29

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

BAKING & COOKING CAMPS

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. RR, MD

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. RR, MD

n Farm to Table Cooking Camp

July 6-9

Westmont Community Center

75 E. Richmond St.

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Explore the bounty of summer-fresh, local, colorful ingredients and discover how these foods get from the ground to the plate. Young chefs in kindergarten through fifth grade also will learn what makes certain ingredients beneficial for the body and how delicious they can taste. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $285. RR

n STEAM Cooking Camp

July 29-23

Westmont Community Center

75 E. Richmond St.

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

Campers in kindergarten through fifth grade will explore the many connections between cooking and science, technology, engineering, art and math while creating delectable dishes. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $355. RR

CAMPS FOR YOUNG KIDS

n Zion Early Childhood Summer Camp

Through 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 Guppies Kiddie Camp

Through 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 Pokémon Engineering

June 21-25

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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

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

CODING CAMPS

n Roblox Game Builder

June 28-July 2

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This class is a fully guided experience for kids ages 7 to 14 to learn how to build their own Roblox game. Open to all levels of experience, kids will plan, design and build their own Roblox 3D world and invite friends to play in it. Another session is set for 9 a.m. to noon July 26-30. Time: 12:30 to 3:30. Cost: $299. RR

n Roblox Game Builder Advanced

July 5-9

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 9-14 who are familiar with Roblox will take their skills to the next level with a scripting language called LUA. They will learn the fundamentals of scripting (coding) and dig into the game-making side of Roblox to move from being a player to being a developer. A second session will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16-30. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n Minecraft Builder

Aug. 9-13

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

DAY CAMPS

n Summer Day Camp

Through 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 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 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. for most camps. Cost: $400. RR

MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS

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

n BAM Broadway Workshop Series

July 12-17 or 26-31

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 “SpongeBob Musical” (July 12-17 for ages 7 to 13) and “Jedi Masters” (July 26-31 for ages 8 to 15). Cost: $255 plus fees. RR

n SDFA Music Theater Camp

Aug. 2-6

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Campers in sixth through 12th grade will develop a show, complete with song, dance, solo work and ensemble performance in this Stage Door Fine Arts camp. The week will focus on famous shows, actors, and composers, with a final performance featuring numbers from Broadway favorites. A camp for kids in first through fifth grade will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9-13. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $230. RR, MD

OUTDOOR CAMPS

n Zombie Camp After Dark

July 12-15

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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. RR

n Junior Ranger Camp

July 12-16

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Campers age 7 to 9 will learn about conservation and stewardship through nature play, crafts and outdoor games. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $175. RR

n Green Thumb Mini Camp

July 14-16

Lake View Nature Center
17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Children will learn about the growing cycles of plants and trees and their role in nature. Each day campers ages 7-9 will take home a project. Children should come in clothing that can get dirty. An additional session takes place Aug. 2-4. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $85. RR

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

n Volunteer Camp

June 21-24

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. An additional session will be offered June 28-July 1. Sign up for one or both. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $135. RR, MD

n Body Trek Virtual Camp

June 28-July 2

https://www.candorhealthed.org

[email protected]

Candor Health Education, formerly known as Robert Crown, has modified its popular one-week journey of exploration for students entering grades five to eight into an online camp featuring interactive games, dissections, special guest visits, activities and experiments to be completed after camp each day. The camp is designed for students interested in a career in the nursing, medical or science fields or those looking for a one-of-a-kind camp experience. An additional session will be offered July 12-16. For more information, send an email to Lance Williams at the address listed above. Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $150, $200 with dissection kit. RR

SPORTS CAMPS

n Badminton & Pickleball

June 28-July 2

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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 3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. RR

n Cheerleading Camp

June 21-25

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Learn how to show spirit for the home team in this exciting camp for kids ages 7 to 12 who are new to Her story of how she came to be an essential member of our program is quite awesome. She was cut from JV and played with frosh her first year. What she did to improve her skills and confidence is remarkable. or preparing for the next season. Instruction will be provided on crowd and sideline cheers as well as arm motions, tumbling and floor routines. Basic stunts and jumps will be incorporated throughout the week. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $115. RR

n Soccer Made in America Training Camp

July 5-9

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

The Aleks Mihailovic Soccer Made in America soccer training camp emphasizes psychological dimensions such as motivation, confidence, leadership and game smarts. Open to players ages 4 through 14, world-class professional clinicians will provide beginner, traveling and advanced levels. All participants receive a camp T-shirt and a certificate of achievement. Extend the session to 3 p.m. for an addition $100. A second camp will be offered July 26-30. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $159. RR

n Lacrosse Camp

July 12-16

KLM Park

5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Players ages 7-12 will learn various lacrosse techniques such as cradling, scooping, passing, catching, shooting and goalie skills during drills and games in a fast-paced and safe environment. Offensive and defensive technique and positioning also will be taught. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $115. RR

n Multi Sport Camp

July 26-30

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Participants ages 5-8 will learn the fundamentals of basketball, soccer and baseball/T-ball in organized games that emphasize sportsmanship, sharing and teamwork. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $115. RR

n Baseball/Softball Camp

Aug. 2-6

Veeck Park

701 Chicago Ave., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This camp for kids ages 7-12 will include instruction in skill development, fundamentals and games. Drills for defense, hitting, base running and throwing will be taught. Outfield, infield, pitching and catching segments will be included. Please bring a labeled mitt, bat, face covering and water bottle. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $115. RR

n Elite Basketball Camp

Aug. 2-6

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This camp focuses on individual skill sets in offense and defense, understanding offensive and defensive play within a team concept, and learning proper conditioning for speed, strength and jumping ability. Players ages 8 to 14 will get skill instruction in ball handling, shooting, passing, footwork, off-ball movement, rebounding, transition offense/defense and team defense to help them become more valuable to their team next season. Drill repetitions and playing time in games enhance the skills learned to create a complete player. Please bring a labeled water bottle and face covering. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. RR

S.T.E.M. CAMPS

n Summer Science Camp

Through 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. RR, MD

n Pokémon Master Engineering

June 21-25

Burr Ridge Park District Community Center

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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

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. RR, MD

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. RR, MD

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. RR, MD

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. RR, MD

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. RR, MD

n Harry Potter Science Camp

Aug. 2-6

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. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $325. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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