In-person summer camps still happening in Chicago

Written by: Laura Baginski

Chicago-area summer camps still planning in-person camps for 2020

There's no doubt about it: Summer in Chicago will look a lot different this year. But before you start panic-purchasing inflatable pools and water guns, take a look at these summer camps that are still planning on having in-person camps. Of course, in this COVID-altered world, things can change—camps may reconfigure their schedules or cancel altogether. But for now, check out these camps that are adhering to city safety guidelines for in-person gatherings.

[Not ready for in-person camps? See our list of virtual summer camps.]

Banner Day Camp: General-interest camp in Lake Forest for ages 3–9th grade

Bethesda International Academy: General-interest camp in West Ridge for preschool 3–8th grade

Chicago Fire: Soccer camp in North Center for ages 7–14

Chicago Park District: Multi-location general-interest camps for ages 6–12

Children's Lighthouse: General-interest camp in North Center for kids ages 2–6

CircEsteem: Circus-arts camp in Uptown for ages 6–16

Codeverse: Coding camp in Lincoln Park for ages 6–11

Easel Art Studio: Arts camp in Bucktown for ages 5–10

Edgewater Playhouse: General-interest camp in Edgewater for ages 4–6

Fit City Kids: General-interest camp in Lincoln Square for ages 5–10

Fred’s Camp: General-interest camp in Lincoln Park for ages 4–13

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club: General-interest camp in Hyde Park

iPro Skills Academy: Soccer camp in West Ridge

Game On! Sports 4 Girls: Girls sports camp in your backyard or park for ages 6–14

JCC/Apachi: Multi-location general-interest camps for ages 3 years to 9th grade

Kids Playing Camp: General-interest camp in North Park for ages 2nd grade+

Kids Science Lab: Multi-location science camp for ages 4+

The Kids' Table: Cooking camp in Lakeview for ages 4–10

The Laboratory Collective: STEM camp in Bucktown for ages 8–12

Lakeshore Academy of Artistic Gymnastics: Gymnastics camp in Gold Coast for ages 5–12

Lillstreet: Arts camp in Ravenswood for ages 3–16

Little Beans Evanston: General-interest camp in Evanston for ages 3–9

Oui Chef: Cooking camp in Lincoln Park for ages 5–15

The Paintbrush: Arts camp in Lincoln Park for ages 5–11

Play2Day: General-interest camp in Lincoln Park for ages 2-6

Quad Indoor Sports: Sports camp in Evanston for ages 4–14

Roycemore: General-interest camp in Evanston for ages 3–12

St. Philip Lutheran School: STEAM camp in North Park for preschool 3–8th grade

Steve & Kate’s: General-interest camp in West Loop and Lakeview for ages 4–12

Swift Nature Camp: Overnight camp in Wisconsin for ages 6–15

Tennis on the Lake: Tennis camp in Northbrook for ages 5–17

Tuesday's Child: Camp for kids ages 3–6 with behavioral challenges in Irving Park

Urban Prairie Waldorf School: General-interest camp in the Near West Side for grades 1st–5th

Windy City Ninjas: Sports camp in North Center for age 5+

Wishcraft Workshop: Arts camp in North Center for ages 5–12

XS Tennis: Tennis camp in Washington Park for ages 7–18

YMCA: General-interest camp with multiple locations for age 5+

Keep checking back! We'll be updating this list as we get new information from Chicago-area camps. 

Are you a Chicago camp planning an in-person experience this summer? Email to be added to this list.

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Posted on June 03, 2020 at 1:46 PM