Chicago summer camp guide

From songwriting to horseback riding, these summer camps in and near Chicago will keep your kids entertained all summer long

Photograph: Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez
Get some hands-on learning at the Shedd Aquarium's summer camp.
School's out for summer! But what to do with your little ones? You could drop them off at daycare or, to really make it a summer to remember, you could send them to camp. With so many great summer camp options, from day camps at some of the best Chicago museums and indoor playgrounds to sleepaway camps that allows them to commune with nature, it's easy to find the right fit for any kind of kid, whether they love horseback riding or songwriting. Here are some of the best summer camps in and near Chicago.
 

Chicago summer camps

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Academic camps

Kids can learn how to program a robot, order in French at a French restaurant, study wildlife and more.  

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Sleepaway camps

Kids commune with nature, while you get a summer off from parenting. Everybody wins.

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Arts camps

Nuture your kid's creative ambitions this summer at an arts-focused camp.

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Sports camps

With camps available for almost any sport you can imagine, you'll have no problem getting little ones off the couch.  

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General interest camps

These summer camps keep the activities stimulating and everchanging.

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