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ANIMAL CAMPS

n All Abilities Animal Friends Camp

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

Through 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 Puppetry Camp

Aug. 10-12

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Love The Muppets? Curious about how marionettes work? Or how to take an everyday object and give it life? Campers ages 8 to 16 will make and operate simple to complex puppets and perform a show. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $177. RR, MD

BAKING & COOKING CAMPS

n Culinary Science Camp

Aug. 9-13

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. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $365. RR, MD

n Baking Camp

Aug. 16-20

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. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $365. 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

CODING CAMPS

n Roblox Game Builder Advanced

Aug. 16-20

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. Time: 12:30 to 3:30. 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 Best of the ’90s Performance Camp

Aug. 2-6

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St.

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

(630) 789-7090

Come celebrate bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Weezer and many more, learning and practicing songs from the ’90s, culminating in a live performance. The camp is for students ages 8 to 18 who have had some previous instruction. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $399. RR

MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS

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

n BAM Broadway Workshop Series

Aug. 9-14

https://ticketpeak.co/bam/classes

Students ages 8 to 15 will learn the foundational practices for musical theater — singing, acting and dance — as they prepare to perform “Legally Blonde.” Rehearsals and performances will take place at a location in the Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills area. Time: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $255 plus fees. RR

OUTDOOR CAMPS

n Green Thumb Mini Camp

Aug. 2-4

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $85. RR

SPORTS CAMPS

n Five Star Soccer Camp

Aug. 2-6

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

The 5 Star Soccer Camps are proud to offer a fresh, enthusiastic approach to teaching youth soccer, using a curriculum that presents the most current and advanced information on the development of the youth soccer player. Quality staff work hard to build on fundamental technique, while creating an atmosphere that unlocks the game within each child. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $125. 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

n Pre-season Flag Football Camp

Aug. 9-13

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 9-12 can prepare for the upcoming flag football season with SportsKids’ one-week training camp. Get ahead of the game by learning the league rules, fundamentals and game play through drills and scrimmages. Players will learn skills on both sides of the ball, including passing, catching, defensive positioning and de-flagging. Please bring a labeled water bottle and face covering. Time: 9 a.m. to noon or 2:45 to 4:45 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

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

n Super Slime and Gooey Chemistry Camp

Aug. 16-20

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $325. RR, MD

n LEGO Engineering Camp

Aug. 16-20

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $325. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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