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BAKING & COOKING CAMPS

n Culinary Science Camp

June 20-24

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. A second session is set for 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $380. RR, MD

n Baking Camp

June 27-July 1

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This Whole Child Learning camp for ages 5 to 12 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. An additional session is set for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8-12. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $380. RR, MD

n Global Taste Buds

July 18-22

Westmont Community Center

75 E. Richmond St.

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 5-11 will cook their way around the world in this globally inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking Camp while exploring customs, songs, geography and languages associated with recipes from South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $385 RR

CAMPS FOR YOUNG KIDS

n Guppies Kiddie Camp

June 6-Aug. 12

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 water days on Tuesdays and Thursday and special interest days every Thursday. All participants must be toilet trained. Sign up for the whole summer, individual weeks or individual days. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $225 a week, $50 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 May 31--June 10; see website for details. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $40 a day for morning session, $30 more to extend day (including lunch). RR

CODING CAMPS

n Code Your Own Robot

June 6-10

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Learn to use code to control a virtual robot in Minecraft, programming it to complete all the boring tasks of digging, farming, building and more. The camps is for ages 8 to 14. A second session is set for 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

n Intro to Roblox

June 6-10

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 8-14 of all levels of experience will learn how to plan, design and build their own Roblox games and invite friends to play in them. A second session is set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 18-22. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n Movie Making in Minecraft

June 13-17

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids will learn scene building, storytelling and video recording from their own Minecraft world. They also will jump into the basics of editing and mixing audio as they produce short movies. This camp is for ages 8-14. A second session is set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 11-15. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n Robotics with LEGO

June 13-17

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 7 to 14 will learn the fundamentals of how to design, build and code robots, working through progressively more advanced projects each day. A second session is set for 9 a.m. to noon July 25-29. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

n Stop Motion Animation

June 20-24

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers ages 8-14 will learn stop motion animation production through a variety of mediums, including Claymation, pipe cleaner creatures and more. Kids will capture images frame by frame and produce videos in a rapid prototyping style. A second session takes place Aug. 1-5. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

n Become a You Tuber

June 27-July 1

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 8-14 will advance their coding skills and learn vlogger skills, including designing unique channel art, profile pictures and video thumbnails. They also will be guided through how to record, edit and upload videos. A second session is set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n Modding with Minecraft

June 27-July 1

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Experienced Minecraft players ages 9-14 will learn how to make unique mods (modifications that change the game) and create their own custom tools, weapons, armor, enemies and more. A second session is set for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8-12. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

DAY CAMPS

n Summer Day Camp

June 13-Aug. 12

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 6 to 14 (grouped by age) will create memories and safely enjoy time with their peers as they experience sports, drama and environmental awareness, with a weekly field trip and swimming at the pool two days a week. Sign up for the whole summer, individual weeks or individual days. Half-day options also are available. 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: $325 a week, $70 a day, with discounts for siblings. RR, MD

MUSIC CAMPS

n Beginner Guitar Camp

June 20-24

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

(630) 936-4742

https://villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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 Rookies Intro to Rock Camp

June 20-24

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

(630) 936-4742

https://villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Ear training, song structure, rhythm patterns and group playing are all part of this weeklong introduction to music. Students will learn about all the different rock instruments and begin their introduction to music theory and music appreciation. This camp is for students ages 6 and 7 who have little to no experience with music. Another session is set for June 27-July 1. Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost. $199. RR

n Music Production Camp

June 21-23

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: $195. RR, MD

MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS

n Stage Door Musical Theater Acting Camp

Aug. 1-5

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

In one week, campers in sixth through 12th grade will develop a show complete with song, dance, solo work and ensemble performance. The week will focus on famous shows, actors and composers with numbers from Broadway favorites. A camp for first- through fifth-graders is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8-12. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $255. RR, MD

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

n Chess Camp

June 6-10

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5 to 14 can learn a new game or sharpen their skills in this camp, which includes a combination of lessons, play and activities including master level instruction, grandmaster moves and more. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $339. RR, MD

n Volunteer Camp

June 13-16

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Rising seventh- through ninth-graders will travel by van to 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 20-23, June 27-30 and July 11-14. Sign up for one or all four. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $150. RR, MD

n Little Doctor School Camp

June 13-17

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Campers will role-play the key responsibilities of a doctor and learn about vital organs in the human body. Future doctors ages 6 to 12 will learn how to use a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and reflex hammer and more. A second session is set for July 18-22. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $340. RR, MD

n Spanish Camp

June 13-17

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Campers ages 4-5 and 6-12 will be fully immersed in Spanish, learning the language the way native learners do by singing songs and enjoying stories, movement, art, music and more. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Additional sessions are set for July 11-15 and Aug. 8-12. Cost: $402, with discounts for siblings. RR, MD

n Veterinarian School Dog Camp

June 13-17

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 6-12 will role-play the key responsibilities of a veterinarian and learn how to care for a dog, including removing ticks, performing a nose-to-tail exam, suturing lacerations and more. Another session is set for Aug. 15-19. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $340. RR, MD

n RPG Camp

June 20-23

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Role Playing Games encourage kids 10 and older to foster teamwork, exercise the imagination and make new friends. Campers receive their own polyhedral dice to create, draw and build characters; write stories and backgrounds; and then act out the story at the conclusion of the quest. A second session is set for June 27-30. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: $235. RR, MD

n Comedy Improv Camp

June 20-24

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 9-17 will enjoy working with Stage Door Fine Arts in this intensively fun camp. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $225. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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