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ART CAMPS

n Summer Arts Camps

June 13-Aug. 19

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Step into a time machine in the Art Studio and explore the art and culture of yesterday and today while imagining what the world will become tomorrow. Three themed weeks (past/present/future) run three times each throughout the summer, featuring painting, sculpture and mixed media projects. The camp is for ages 5 to 13. Campers also can sign up for an individual day. There is no camp the week of July 4. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $225/week, $50 a day. RR, MD

n Outdoor Summer Art Camp

June 13-Aug. 20

Tianto Art

941 S. Monroe St., Hinsdale

(630) 363-884

https://www.tiantoart.com

Each week has a different focus, from mixed media art to art with fabric to sculpture. An art show and reception will be held in October at the Hinsdale Public Library. Groups will be limited to four to eight students. All materials are included. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays to Thursdays. Cost: $190 a week, $50 per day. RR

n Ev Fine Arts Jewelry Making Camp

June 27-July 1

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This camp will teach students ages 7-14 how to create handmade jewelry from scratch out of polymer clay. There is a live display for parents to attend at the end of the week. All supplies and materials needed to create five handmade pieces will be provided. A second session is offered Aug. 8-12. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $425. RR, MD

n Relief Printing Camp

July 11-14

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Master artist David Marcet will teach participants 9 to 16 to plan, carve and run their own series of original block prints. Perfect for young artists and tinkerers alike. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $235. RR, MD

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

CAMPS FOR YOUNG KIDS

n Enchanted Engineering using LEGO

June 20-24

Burr Ridge Park District

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Use LEGO to build and interact with favorite fairytale characters like Cinderella, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, and Alice and the Queen of Hearts. The camp is for ages 5-6. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $156. RR

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

n Lil Buggers Mini Camp

June 20-21

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 4-7 will about many-legged friends that creep and crawl with live animal investigations, crafts and stories. Children should come dressed for outdoor exploration. Additional sessions are offered June 30-July 1 and July 25-26. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $44. RR

CODING CAMPS

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

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 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

n MARVELous Engineering Using LEGO

June 20-24

Burr Ridge Park District

15W400 Harvester Drive

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Kids ages 7-11 will use LEGO to build the strongest Avengers to defeat Thanos, help Thor retrieve Mjolnir, swing through the city with Spiderman and tell Hulk to smash. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $156. RR

SPORTS CAMPS

n White Sox Summer Camp

June 13-16

Veeck Park

701 Chicago Ave., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.whitesox.com/play


Kids ages 5-12 at every ability level will learn from the pros, focusing on throwing, hitting, fielding and baserunning. Each camper will receive tickets to a White Sox game, a T-shirt, hat and other various team goodies. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $159. RR

n 5 Star Soccer Camp

June 13-17

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This camp for ages 5-13 offers a fresh, enthusiastic approach to teaching youth soccer, using a curriculum that presents the most current and advanced information on the development of the young player. Another session is set for Aug. 1-5. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $125.

n Chicago Union Ultimate Camp

June 13-17

Veeck Park

701 Chicago Ave., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Ultimate is a noncontact action packed sport played with a flying disc, where players pass the disc from one to another until someone catches it in the opponent’s end zone for a goal. The camp is for ages 9-13. A second session is set for July 18-22. Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $130. RR

n Outdoor Floor Hockey Camp

June 13-17

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

SportsKids’ ball hockey class will introduce kids ages 7-12 to the fundamental concepts of the game in a fun, supportive and noncompetitive environment. In addition to learning skills, kids will enhance their game and improve their scoring through weekly scrimmages. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $125. RR

n Volleyball Camp

June 13-17

Burns Field

320 N. Vine St., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

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: $125. RR

n Yoga/Cheer Camp

June 13-17

Prospect Park

315 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Each day at camp, cheerleaders ages 6-12 will start off with yoga and then find their voice to learn the cheer and pom routines. A second session is set for July 11-15. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $150. RR

n Flag Football Camp

June 20-24

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Through positive coaching, players ages 8-12 will build skills like catching, passing and deflagging and offensive and defensive strategies. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $125. RR

n International Dance Camp

June 20-24

Prospect Park

315 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Discover the joy of learning a new dance each day, including folk, Latin, Indian and salsa. The camp is for ages 6-12. A second session is set for July 18-22. Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $75. RR

n Yoga/Hip Hop Camp

June 20-24

Prospect Park

315 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Dancers ages 6-12 will start off with yoga to stretch out and work on their flexibility, then learn a dance routine focusing on technique and freestyle movements. Another session is set for July 18-22. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $150. RR

n Breakdance Camp

June 27-July 1

Community Center

315 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This camp offers dancers ages 6-12 the chance to discover a new style or add on to their current dance styles. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Cost: $75. RR.

n Herd Lacrosse Summer Camp

June 27-30

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

This Hinsdale-based lacrosse program run by East Ave Lacrosse focuses on growing the game in the area and developing the next generation of high school players. The camp for preschoolers through eighth-graders is open to boys and girls of all experience levels. Time: girls — 9 to 10 a.m. for pre-K to fourth grade, 9 to 10:30 a.m. for fifth through eighth grade; boys — 10 to 11 a.m. for pre-K through fourth grade, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for fifth through eighth grade. Cost: $120 for girls, $150 for boys.

n 5 Star Soccer Premier Day Camp

June 27-July 1

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

The ultimate camp for competitive players ages 7-13 will offer training in all levels of the game, helping refine technical ability while developing tactical awareness. Fee includes T-shirt, lunch and beverage. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $250. RR

n Archery Camp

June 27-July 1

KLM Park

5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Participants ages 7-12 will learn the nationally recognized beginner’s 9-step to the 10 ring progression along with history of the game and more. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $125. RR

n Badminton & Pickleball

June 27-July 1

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: $125. RR

n Tumbling/Cheer Camp

June 27-July 1

Community Center

315 Chicago Ave., Clarendon Hills

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Take a cheer routine to the next level with cartwheels, handstands and mini-pyramids. Kids ages 6-12 will grow their confidence in the sport and be introduced to the tumbling side. Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $75. RR

S.T.E.M. CAMPS

n Jr. STEM Discoveries

June 20-24

Code Ninjas

842 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers will discover the world of STEM by designing and building hands-on projects. Kids ages 5-7 will learn about electricity, building and more and will get to take their projects home. Another session is set for Aug. 1-5. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n LEGO Engineering Camp

June 20-24

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 5-12 will design moving assemblies, build bridges and robots, and explore programming with WeDo Robotics in this Whole Child Learning camp. An additional sessions is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15-19. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. $330. RR, MD

n Virtual Body Trek Camp

June 20-24

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This fun and exciting summer camp offered by Hinsdale-based Candor Health Education is perfect for students entering fifth through eighth grade. Highlights include interactive games, dissections, special guest visits and activities and experiments. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $150, $200 including dissection kit. RR

n Super Slime and Gooey Chemistry Camp

June 27-July 1

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 5-12. An additional session will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15-19. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $330. RR, MD

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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