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ART CAMPS

n Summer Arts Camps

Through 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 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

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 Guppies Kiddie Camp

Through 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

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 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 Video Games in Scratch 3.0 Camp

June 27-July 1

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Kids ages 6-11 will develop five video games in Scratch in this coding and game design camp. The course culminates in a final project where students use their creativity to code their own game. This is a great course for beginner to intermediate Scratch coders. Campers must have a laptop or Chromebook. Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $205. RR, MD

DAY CAMPS

n Summer Day Camp

Through 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 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 20-23

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 27-30 and July 11-14. Sign up for one or more. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $150. RR, MD

n Spanish Camp

July 11-15

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. An additional session is Aug. 8-12. Cost: $402, with discounts for siblings. RR, MD

SPORTS CAMPS

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 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 Chicago Elite Volleyball Camp

July 5-7

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

This development program for ages 6 to 14 will introduce kids to the game and continue to improve their individual skill development in areas such as passing, setting, attacking, blocking, serving, defense and movement. Players will be divided according to age and skill level and challenged accordingly. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $105. RR, MD

n Soccer Made in America Training Camps

July 5-8

Robbins Park

Seventh and Vine streets, Hinsdale

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

(630) 789-7090

The Aleks Mihailovic Soccer Made in America training camps emphasize psychological dimensions such as motivation, confidence, leadership and game smarts. The program offers beginning, traveling and advanced level training for kids ages 4 to 14. Another session is set for July 25-29. Camps for preschools ages 3-4 and advanced level players ages 9-17 are offered as well. See website listed above for details. Cost: $169 for half day, $269 for full day, with sibling discounts available. Time: 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

n 5 Star Soccer Camp

Aug. 1-5

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. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $125.

S.T.E.M. CAMPS

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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