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Big City Day Camp

Ages K–8
Lakeview, Lincoln Square Ravenswood, Wicker Park – Chicago, IL

June 17 – August 16, 2019 (Register for a minimum of two weeks)
Post Camp August 19 – August 30
Kindergarten Camp (For kids entering Kindergarten in fall 2019, three or five day schedule available)

Full-day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Before Camp Care 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
After Camp Care 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer 2019 is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! We are finalizing our programming for 2019 so please check our facebook page for updates.

Our campers experience the best of Chicago while gaining social skills, giving back to the community through stewardship opportunities, and growing in leaps and bounds in a positive, amazingly fun environment. Our camp culture is filled with creativity, kindness, and pride. We believe that positive guidance, support and the freedom to experience adventures gives our campers the chance to learn important life lessons, create budding friendships, and make foundational memories.

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Session Dates

Week 1: June 17 – June 21
Week 2: June 24 – June 28
Week 3: July 1 – July 5
Week 4: July 8 – July 12
Week 5: July 15 – July 19
Week 6: July 22 – July 26
Week 7: July 29 – August 2
Week 8: August 5 – August 9
Week 9: August 12 – August 16

Post Camp Week 1: August 19-23
Post Camp Week 2: August 26-30

(Grade K in Fall 2019)

Counselor-to-Camper ratio is 1:7

(Grades 1-2 in Fall 2019)

Counselor-to-Camper ratio is 1:9

(Grades 3-4 in Fall 2019)

Counselor-to Camper ratio is 1:10

(Grades 5-8 in Fall 2019)

Counselor to Camper ratio is 1:10

Campers follow a daily schedule with their groups.  Activities focus on each camper’s level of development and skill. Our program is structured to allow campers to enjoy activities they already love, while also encouraging them to try new experiences.

Our workshops taught by professionals in the field. Each summer, we offer new workshops with topnotch providers you’ll recognize. Every summer is a different experience with new and favorite trips around the city and suburbs.

Channel your Creativity

Ceramics, Crafts, Cooking, Dance, Movie Making, Origami, Theatre.

We’ve worked with: BrainArts Productions, Design Dance, Knuckleball Comedy, Skydog Workshops.


Red Cross Swim Lessons EVEN MORE in 2019! Visits to Camp Henry Horner (Undernighter for Trekkers, Wheelers, and Fliers. Overnighter for Rovers), Weekly Field Trips.

Individual and Team Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics/Circus, Tennis, Soccer, Yoga.
We’ve worked with: Coach Anne Marie, First Tee, Runaway Circus, We Got Game.

Stewardship Opportunities

Campers support projects such as animal shelters, senior centers, environmental projects, and childrens’ needs.
We’ve: raised money for Cancer Foundations, worked with Cradles to Crayons, baked Dog Treats for a local animal shelter, and more!


Customize your Camp Experience

Create the perfect summer by choosing from our 2 to 9-week options. Camp runs 9am-3pm out of the Center on Halsted.

Before Camp available as early as 7:45 am at the Center on Halsted.

Enjoy a morning to ease into the day with a variety of activities to get the day started.

After Camp available until 6:00 pm, and includes after camp snack.

Camp Options
Date  Program Type  Weekly Payment
June 17-Aug 16 Regular Camp Session (K-8) $460
June 17-Aug 16 (M/W/F) Kindergarten Camp $280
Aug 19-Aug 30 Post Camp Session (K-8) $460
June 17-Aug 16 (M/W/F) Post Kindergarten Camp $280
Customize your Camp Experience
Before Camp (7:45 am – 9:00 am) $35
After Camp (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) $130
Kindergarten Before Camp (7:45 am – 9:00 am) $20
Kindergarten After Camp (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) $80

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