Parent Corner

Everything you need to know in order to get ready for camp! Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

What if my child cannot swim at all?

That’s okay!  We do not push any child to do anything he or she is not ready for.   A good number of children come into camp not swimming at all, or even with a fear of the water.  We do ask them to get dressed into swim gear, but they can sit on the bleachers of the pool during the lessons.  It’s our experience that when hesitant swimmers watch their peers get in and have fun, most children feel comfortable trying by the second lesson.

What is the Center on Halsted?

The Center on Halsted, at the corner of Waveland and Halsted, is home-base for Big City Day Camp during the summer.  Taking over the 3rd Floor, Big City Day Camp utilizes three full-size gyms, an outdoor patio, a lobby area for quieter activities and a professional theater space!

Camp Calendars

Check out our 2018 calendars for a taste of what’s to come!

Big City Trekkers
Big City Wheelers
Big City Fliers
Big City Rovers

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We want you to enjoy all the wonderful benefits that Big City Day Camp has to offer. If you are seeking financial assistance please reach out to Hannah Bailenson at