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Big City Day Camp

Grades K–8
Lakeview – Chicago, IL

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.

BCDC Science Museum

(Grade K in Fall 2018)

Counselor-to-Camper ratio is 1:7

(Grades 1-2 in Fall 2018)

Counselor-to-Camper ratio is 1:9

(Grades 3-4 in Fall 2018)

Counselor-to Camper ratio is 1:10

(Grades 5-8 in Fall 2018)

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 2018! 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 4, 6, and 8-week options. Camp runs 9am-3pm out of the Center on Halstead.

Before Camp available as early as 7:45 am at the Center on Halstead.
Enjoy a morning to ease into the day with a variety of activities to get the day started.

NEW for 2018! Pick up and Drop off location at JCYS Wicker Park!

After Camp available until 6:00pm at the JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center.
Your child will be transported from BCDC to the Lutz Center for games, arts and crafts, and more! An after-camp snack is included.

Camp Options
Date  Program Type  Weekly Payment
June 18-Aug 17 Regular Camp Session $465
Aug 20-Aug 31 Post Camp Session $465
Customize your Camp Experience
Before Camp $35
After Camp $125

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