Big City Day Camp

9 am – 3 pm*
* Before Camp (7:45-9:00 a.m.) and After Camp (3:00-6:00 p.m.) is available
Grades K – 8
Based at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, Il

JCYS Big City Day Camp is an urban adventure day camp offering flexible scheduling, unique field trips, specialty workshops, and community service. Our activities feature:

  • Swim lessons with Red Cross certified instructors.
  • Weekly sessions with professional sport coaches, artists, musicians, yoga instructors, and theatre specialists.
  • Experienced staff that add in cooperative games, cooking, arts and crafts, and FUN!

Campers enjoy the best of Chicago and the suburbs with exciting field trips, Chicago beaches, and cookouts with this one-of-a-kind urban camp adventure. Older campers enjoy a one-night overnighter at JCYS Camp Henry Horner.


Counselor in Training at Lakeview Sunflower Camp

Grades 8-10
Enjoy summer fun while gaining valuable work experience! Learn what it takes to be a great camp counselor while developing leadership skills at Sunflower Camp.


  • Receive hands-on experience under the guidance of seasoned early childhood staff;
  • Attend weekly training sessions related to child development led by a licensed social worker;
  • Gain leadership skills and build confidence while being a role model for young campers;
  • Have fun guiding campers through exciting activities; and
  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime!