Big City Day Camp
Our Program

Grades K-8                               

June 19 – August 18, 2017                                
9 am – 3 pm

Before Camp Care: 7:45 – 8:45 am
After Camp Care: 3:15 – 6pm 


An urban day camp offering amazingly diverse activities and field trips.
Our positive atmosphere entices campers to try new things and build new friendships.

Enjoy flexible scheduling! Choose any 4 weeks of the nine-week regular camp weeks.* 
*4 week minimum registration required.

Options and Rates

2017 Early-bird rates until Feb 24
4 weeks                    $1,740
5 weeks                    $2,175
6 weeks                    $2,610
7 weeks                    $3,045
8 weeks                   $3,480
9 weeks                   $3,915

Sibling Discount $100 for each additional child.

Program Additions

2017 Rates

Before Camp Care     $35.00/day
After Camp Care        $100 / week

Post Camp Weeks (August 21 – September 1, 2017)*

*Post camp will have a separate registration

What keeps our campers coming back each year?

Big City Day Camp partners with the best providers of youth programming in the city:

  • Sports with WeGotGame
  • Real golf with First Tee
  • Swimming with American Red Cross certified swim instructors at Fitness Formula Club
  • Circus and Zumba with The Runaway Circus
  • Yoga and folk dance with Coach Anne Marie
  • Hip-Hop with Design Dance

Campers enjoy the Big City with unique field trips to Second City, a Chicago Sky Basketball game, Paddle boarding, Chicago Shakespeare theatre and more.

  • Trips to Chicago beaches, local pools and water parks for water play fun and to improve swimming skills
  • Singing, cooperative games, dancing and arts & crafts in age-appropriate groups with qualified camp counselors
  • Overnight camping experience at Camp Henry Horner for campers in Grade 3 and above.

Fridays begin with Shabbat celebration, followed by “all-camp hour”, a cookout and stewardship projects with organizations such as PAWS, Feed My Starving Children and Friends of the Parks.

Going into Kindergarten
Counselor-to-Camper ratio is 1:7

Grades 1 – 2
Counselor to Camper ratio is 1:10

Grades 3 – 4
Counselor to Camper ratio is 1:10

Grades 5 – 8
Counselor to Camper ratio is 1:10

Before Camp Care
Available 7:45 – 9 am
Activities at the Center on Halsted.

After Camp Care
Available 3 – 6 pm
Activities, games, arts & crafts, and a snack at the Michael R. Lutz Family Center at Grace and Sheffield.

Post Camp
9 am – 3 pm
Before and After Camp Care available
A fun-filled field trip every day!



Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Big City Day Camp 2017 is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about this program here.