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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 Outdoor Summer Art Camp

Through 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 Sewing Camp

Aug. 1-5

The Community House

415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale

https://www.thecommunityhouse.org

(630) 323-7500

Students ages 7-14 work on a different project each day, gaining a great sense of accomplishment after they see each garment come to life. There is a fashion show at the end of the week for the students to showcase all of their hard work. The atmosphere is fun and light-hearted, and all levels of experience are welcome. Sewing machines will be provided. An additional session is set for Aug. 8-12. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $425. RR, MD

n Ev Fine Arts Jewelry Making Camp

Aug. 8-12

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. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $425. 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

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

n Baking Camp

Aug. 8-12

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. 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

n Lil Buggers Mini Camp

July 25-26

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. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $44. RR

CODING CAMPS

n Code Your Own Robot

July 18-22

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n Intro to Roblox

July 18-22

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. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

n Robotics with LEGO

July 25-29

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. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $299. RR

n Stop Motion Animation

Aug. 1-5

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. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. RR

n Become a You Tuber

Aug. 8-12

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. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $299. 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 18-Aug. 19

https://www.bamtheatre.com

Sing up for three-hour camps focused on “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 Musical Theatre Camp

July 25-Aug. 5

Theatre of Western Springs

4384 Hampton Ave.

https://www.theatreofwesternsprings.com

Rising kindergartners through rising eighth-graders can sign up to perform Disney’s “Descendants.” Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $400.

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 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

n Fishing Mini Camp

July 27-29

Lake View Nature Center

17W063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org

Kids ages 8-10 will receive instruction on baiting a hook, tying knots, casting a line and handling fish for a safe return to the water. Campers also will learn about all sorts of swimming creatures. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $90. RR

SPORTS CAMPS

n Chicago Union Ultimate Camp

July 18-22

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. Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $130. RR

n International Dance Camp

July 18-22

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. Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: $75. RR

n Yoga/Hip Hop Camp

July 18-22

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. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: $150. RR

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.

n Baseball/Softball Camp

Aug. 1-5

Veeck Park

701 Chicago Ave., Hinsdale

(630) 789-7090

https://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

This camp will include instruction in skill development, fundamentals, and games. Drills for defense, hitting, base running, and throwing will be taught. Outfield, infield, pitching, and catching segments will all be included. Please bring a labeled mitt, bat, and water bottle. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $125. RR

Key

RR - registration required

MD - member discount

 
 

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