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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

BAKING & COOKING CAMPS

n Culinary Science Camp

July 18-22

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. 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 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 or full weeks. The camp day can be extended to 2 p.m. with “Munch a Lunch and a Bunch of Fun.” Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $40 a day for morning session, $30 more to extend day (including lunch). RR

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 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 Rock 101 Beginner Performance Camp

July 18-22

School of Rock

116 S. Washington St., Hinsdale

(630) 936-4742

https://villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Want to play in a band onstage? This camp is designed for ages 8-12 and no experience is necessary. Students will explore instruments through musical games and activities, with camp culminating in a concert at the end of the week for family and friends. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $399. RR

n AMI Summer Music Camp

July 18-22

AMI Clarendon Hills Campus

60 55th St.

(630) 850-8505

https://www.amimusic.org

Students are invited to participate in Beginner Music Camp (ages 5-12), Little Mozart Camp (5-12) or Young Artist Camp (13-18). Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. for an extra fee. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for beginners. Tuition: $450.

MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS

n BAMtheatre Summer Camps

July 11-Aug. 19

https://www.bamtheatre.com

Sing up for three-hour camps focused on “Encanto” and other Magical Movies (July 11-16 for ages 3-8), “Frozen” (July 18-23 for ages 4 to 12) or “Newsies” (Aug. 8-19 for ages 7 to 16). All camps take place in Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills and culminate with a production or showcase. Times: vary per camp and per session. Tuition: $270, $465 for “Newsies.”

n CTWS HSR Summer Stock

July 11-29

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

(708) 246-4043

https://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

Kids entering eighth grade this fall through those who have completed high school will enjoy performing in “The Music Man.” Performances will take place July 29-31. Times: 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $500. RR

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

OUTDOOR CAMPS

n Nature Skills Camp — Advanced Anglers

July 11-13

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Ten- to 13-year-olds will take basic fishing skills to the next level by using a variety of bait, learning to tie flies and repair poles and equipment. Rods, reels and bait will be provided. Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $120. RR

n Survivor Mini Camp

July 18-20

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Campers will learn fun skills like tent building, wayfinding, starting a campfire and being safe outdoors. The program is for kids ages 8-10 and will be outside rain or shine. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $90. RR

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

n Volunteer Camp

July 11-14

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. 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 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 Rowing camp

July 11-15

9950 S. Madison St., Lemont

https://www.rowchicago.com

The Chicago Rowing Foundation will hold its Hinsdale/Burr Ridge summer camp on the Des Plaines River. Campers will participate in land activities (rowing machines, calisthenics, field games, etc.) and water instruction, weather permitting. Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $250. RR

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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