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Lincoln Park Summer Camp Guide

Posted on March 2, 2018

Thinking about how to keep your little ones busy when school lets out? Thankfully, Lincoln Park offers a wide variety of summer camps for kids of all ages and interests. There’s no better place for your child to spend the summer than right here in Lincoln Park!

Nature Lovers

Summer Conservation Camp @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Engage your little ones with all the wonders of animal diversity! For 3 weeks this summer, students from PreK-4th grade can spend the day exploring the zoo, learning about environmental conservation, and experience firsthand how zookeepers take care of the animals. This camp is selling out quickly, so don’t wait!

Registration open until all spots are filled.
Register now.
Ages 4-10
June 11-August 24

Summer Camp @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Your kids will love all the hands-on building, climbing, digging, and exploring at the Nature Museum’s Summer Camp! Examples of these exciting activities include: collecting specimens around the museum grounds, taking off-site field trips to the lakefront, and investigating the museum’s woodland, wetland, and prairie ecosystems! Camp sessions are 1-2 weeks long.

Registration open until all spots are filled.
Register now.
Ages 4-11
June 25- August 17

Interested in the Arts

Summer Camp 2018 @ Emerald City Theatre
Leap into a world of creative play and fantastical journeys as campers use their imaginations to discover new characters, sing their favorite tunes, and learn some new dance moves. Theatre isn’t just about performance- it’s about helping your child become more self-confident! Camp sessions are 1-2 weeks long. Each age level will be working with an age-appropriate and fun movie or musical, like Hamilton, Moana, The Lion King, and more.

Registration open until all spots are filled.
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Ages 3.5-15
June 4-August 17

Gus Camp 2018 @ Gus Giordano Dance School
Looking for something fun and high-energy for your kids to do this summer? Check out Gus Giordano’s 1- Week Dance Camps! Kids of all skill levels have the opportunity to learn about the kinds of dance they’re interested in, including ballet, hip hop, and contemporary.
Have a toddler that loves to boogie? Check out their Tiny Tots program for kids 2-5!
Apply by March 31 for $25 off the total cost!

Registration open until all spots are filled.
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Ages 5-15
June 11-August 13

Time Travel Summer Camp @ NY Kids Club – Lincoln Park
Join the NY Kids Club for an unforgettable summer of Time Travel! Campers will be immersed in a theatrical adventure which will keep them moving, creating, learning and laughing all summer long. Each week campers will experience a new place and time from the stone age, ancient Egypt, Medieval times and the Gold Rush of the Wild West.

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Ages 2 ½ – 6
June 4 – September 2

Summer Camp 2018 @ Old Town School of Folk Music
The Old Town School is excited to offer 3 enriching arts experiences for kids this summer: Arts Camp, Fiddle Camp, and Dance Camp! One of our personal favorites? Fiddle Camp- which lets young minds learn, practice, and make music with everything fiddle. Campers will develop new skills and build friendships, all while discovering their own creativity and place in the arts. Sessions are 1-2 weeks long.

Registration open until all spots are filled.
Register now.
Ages 4-16
June 25-August 20

Performing Arts Studio @ Oz Park
Summer Camps are a combination of physical and performing arts. Classes will be taught both inside Performing Arts Studio located right across the street from Oz Park and at Oz Park itself. The combination allows students to learn new skills in the state-of-the-art studio as well as enjoy the outdoor summer weather.

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Ages 6 – 9
June 25 – 29

Ages 9 – 12
July 9 – 20

Summer Comedy Camps @ The Second City
How fun does a Comedy Camp sound? Spend part of your summer at The Second City in their improv and comedy writing camps. Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy.

Registration open until all spots are filled.
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Ages 6 – 18
June 4 – August 31

Everything in Between

Camp Lakeshore @ Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness offers a summer of unique camps and experiences! With a diverse set of classes for students of differing age levels, there’s sure to be something to keep your child occupied. For example, the Stringrays Swim Camp is guest-coached by three time Olympian, Sebastien Rousseau! Their Water Park Week camp sends kids to 5 of Chicagoland area’s best water parks. There’s so much to do!

Register by April 30.
Register now.
Ages 2-18
June 4-August 31

Summer Camp Program @ Creme de la Creme

Searching for a specialized summer camp experience? Look no further than Creme de la Creme. Perfect for kindergarteners through middle schoolers, their summer camps span topics from Super Hero Science to Culinary Creations to Walk on the Wild Side. Get your kids geared up for a summer of fun.

Registration differs by program.
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Ages 5-12


Summer Camps @ Menomonee Club
Sports, dance, and crafting, oh my! The Menomonee Club is offering a wide range of summer camps for students K-12th grade. Send your youngin’ with imagination to Creative Camp, which is all about painting, drawing, and sculpting! Have a more adventurous kiddo? The Menomonee Fencing Team is offering classes all summer long. There’s a camp for students of all ages and interests. Camps can last anywhere from 4 days to 6 weeks depending on the program.

Registration differs by program.
Register now.
Ages 4-18
June 4-August 24

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