Big City Day Camp

For children who thrive on adventure, Big City Day Camp offers a summer full of discovery and exploration. We take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer, from water parks to canoe trips to cooking classes – and of course, plenty of trips to the beach for sandcastles and splashing around.

Campers at Big City Day Camp also enjoy regular swim lessons with certified instructors. Our own camp counselors assist small groups of campers in the water, under the guidance of the lead swim instructor. We evaluate each camper’s level of comfort in the water on the first day of camp and provide tailored instruction to make sure every child has a positive experience.

Big City Day Campers Outside Shedd
Big City Day Campers

When they’re not out and about, Big City Day Campers spend time at JCYS Lincoln Square Ravenswood telling stories, crafting art projects, learning yoga poses, singing songs, and more! We also host workshops where children learn about sports, arts and crafts, and more from top-notch experts. In past, we’ve worked with BrainArts Productions, Design Dance, Knuckleball Comedy, First Tee, Runaway Circus, and more. On Fridays, campers enjoy an inclusive Shabbat celebration and a cookout to end the week with a bang. Children come home from Big City Day Camp excited, happy, and ready to talk your ear off about all their adventures!

Our fantastic staff members all bring their own special interests and talents to share with Big City Day Campers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Big City Day Camp at JCYS is staffed by experienced counselors from all different backgrounds, including music, acting, athletics, and dance. With our highly qualified staff and small group sizes, parents can rest assured that their child is in good hands.

Campers in Big City Day Camp are divided into groups by age:
Trekkers, our youngest campers, entering kindergarten in Fall
Wheelers, entering grades 12 in Fall
Fliers, entering grades 34 in Fall
Rovers, entering grades 58 in Fall

Summer 2020 Pricing and Registration

Big City Day Camp (Entering Grades 1 - 8)

*In order to participate in Big City Day Camp/Kindergarten Camp, your camper must be registered for at least four sessions.

June 22, 2020 – August 14, 2020 Weekly Payment
Big City Day Camp
Mon – Fri
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$494
Session 1: June 22 – June 26
Session 2: June 29 – July 3
Session 3: July 6 – July 10
Session 4: July 13 – July 17
Session 5: July 20 – July 24
Session 6: July 27 – July 31
Session 7: August 3 – August 7
Session 8: August 10 – August 14
Kindergarten Camp (Entering Kindergarten)

*In order to participate in Big City Day Camp/Kindergarten Camp, your camper must be registered for at least four sessions.

June 22, 2020 – August 14, 2020 Weekly Payment
Kindergarten Camp (3 days/week)
Mon/Wed/Fri
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$296
Kindergarten Camp  (5 days/week)
Mon – Fri
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$494
Session 1: June 22 – June 26
Session 2: June 29 – July 3
Session 3: July 6 – July 10
Session 4: July 13 – July 17
Session 5: July 20 – July 24
Session 6: July 27 – July 31
Session 7: August 3 – August 7
Session 8: August 10 – August 14
Post Camp
August 17, 2020 – August 28, 2020 Weekly Payment
Big City Day Camp Post Camp
Mon – Fri
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$494
Post-Camp Session 1: August 17 – August 21
Post-Camp Session 2: August 24 – August 28
August 17, 2020 – August 28, 2020 Weekly Payment
Kindergarten Camp Post Camp (3 days/week)
Mon/Wed/Fri
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$296
Kindergarten Camp Post Camp (5 days/week)
Mon – Fri
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$494
Post-Camp Session 1: August 17 – August 21
Post-Camp Session 1: August 24 – August 28
Before Camp
June 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020 Weekly Payment
Big City Day Camp Before Camp
Mon – Fri
7:45 am – 9:00 am
$37
June 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020 Weekly Payment
Kindergarten Camp Before Camp (3 days/week)
Mon/Wed/Fri
7:45 am – 9:00 am
$21
Kindergarten Camp Before Camp (5 days/week)
Mon – Fri
7:45 am – 9:00 am
$37
After Camp
June 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020 Weekly Payment
Big City Day Camp After Camp
Mon – Fri
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$135
June 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020 Weekly Payment
Kindergarten Camp After Camp (3 days/week)
Mon/Wed/Fri
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$83
Kindergarten Camp After Camp (5 days/week)
Mon – Fri
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$135
Register

*In order to participate in Big City Day Camp/Kindergarten Camp, your camper must be registered for at least four sessions.

Registration is now open!

In order to complete your registration, you must provide a non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit. Deposits for infant care, toddler care, and preschool are $250; for all other programs, they are $150. Deposits will be applied to the final program invoice or forfeited with early withdrawal.