2017 Chicago Area Spring Break Camps

Posted: March 02, 2017

Spring Break is coming up fast, and there are many great options for spring break camps for kids. Here are some of our picks for great options taking place in Chicago and the suburbs, including spring break art camps, theater camps, sports camps, music camps, theater camps and more!

Angelic Organics Kids with Kids Day Camp
1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia 
Camp is for ages 6 - 12 and runs and up runs March 27-31. Camp introduces kids to goats right in the middle of birthing season. We'll begin each morning with animal chores and health checks, then help care for baby goats and their mothers. We'll also create art projects, make simple snacks, and play fun games. 9am - 3pm. $255. Learn more... 

Artist @ Heart
340 N. Milwaukee Road, Libertyville
Camp is for ages 6 - 12 and runs and up runs March 27-31. Full day camp is 10am - 3pm, $55; Half day camp is 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 3pm, $30. Choose a full week or single days. Topics include Mosaics, Mixed Media Birdhouses, Dream Catcher Canvas Painting, Recycled Art and more. Learn more...

Bulls/Sox Academy Spring Break Camp
Lisle
The Official youth sport development program of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox will be offering Spring Break Baseball, Basketball, and 2-Sport Combination Camps from March 27th-29th for ages 5-14 in Lisle, LaGrange and Glen Ellyn. Your athlete can practice every aspect of the game from hitting & fielding to pitching & game strategy. During our Bulls Camp, athletes can work on their basketball game with an outstanding coaching staff! To experience the best of both sports, check out our Combination Camp, allowing campers the ability to improve their offensive and defensive game in both baseball and basketball. See web site for age groupings and cost. Learn more...

Center for Gifted Spring Break Experimental Excursions
1926 Waukegan Rd., Glenview
Camp for grades 3-5 run March 27-30th 12:30am - 3:30pm. $45/day. Test NEW projects and experiments in the areas of chemistry, physics, STEM, and biology! Master the science and impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of the experimental process!(847) 901-0173. Learn more... 

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Camp for grades K-5 run March 27-31 9:30am - 3pm. Children will engage in exciting indoor and outdoor activities while exploring the Garden, with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Camp is $75 nonmember, per child per day. Garden Plus members receive 20 percent off. (847) 835-8361. Learn more...

Chicago Park District
Various locations, Chicago
The Chicago Park District holds full day Spring Break camps from April 10-14 at more than 50 parks throughout Chicago. Chicago Park District Camps allow children the opportunity to spend the day with kids their age, in a fun and supervised environment. Children participate in recreational activities, arts and crafts, sports and other fun activities. Learn more...

Chicago KICS United FC
Chicago Indoor Sports, 3900 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago
Players enjoy the sport of soccer and learn individual techniques, skill and tactics through creative and motivating activities that will increase a player’s passion for the game. Camp is held April 13-14 from 9am - 12pm. Outdoors @Dunbar Park Sports Park Comple if good weather, Indoors @Chicago Indoor Sports if bad weather. For ages 4-14 years, players will be broken up into small groups based on age and ability. $75 before March 20, $95.00 on or after. Learn more...

CRE8 Kids Spring Break Camps
405 Lake Cook Road, Suite 205, Deerfield
Come to CRE8 for a fun morning of crafting when school is out. Camp is for ages 7-14, and is a 2-day camp offered from 9am - noon on Tuesday/Wednesday March 28-29; and Thursday/Friday March 30-31. $114 per child. Learn more...

DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington St., Naperville
Spring Break 2-Day Workshops run March 27-31 for grades 1-3, cost is member $110 | nonmember $125. Your child will join Museum educators for fun activities, games, art activities, and many more hands-on projects that explore the arts, science, and math. (630) 637-8000. Learn more...

Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel, Skokie
Spring break camp is March 27-30, 9am - 4pm, $140 residents, $175 non-residents. For kids ages 4-6, "Storybook Adventures" shares storybooks like Diary of a Worm, A Grand Old Tree, and All Eyes on the Pond; afterwards, kids play outdoors and participate in exciting activities, games and craft projects related to the nature tales. Kids in Grades 1-2 can try Spring Break Wild Ones, which includes outdoor play to explore animal habitats and adaptions, as well as games, hiking, crafts project, puzzles and stories. For grade 3-5, kids can try Spring Break Survivor Camp, where they'll learn outdoor survival skills: create a shelter, find water sources, use a map, work with a team, and build a fire. Learn more...

FlavorPot Springredients Kids Cooking Camp
FlavorPot, 2041 Tower Drive, Glenview
Camp for kids ages 6-12 runs March 27-31 from 12pm - 2pm, for kids ages 5-12. Kids will chop, mix, grate and measure their way to creating healthy dishes that will make the pickiest go “WOW”. They’ll also gain understanding of sources of food and be inspired to make better food choices to fuel their growing bodies. Two hours of fun, 12:00 – 2:00 pm each day. Sign up for individual days ($42) or SAVE when you register for the entire week ($200). (224) 300-0656 Learn more...

Inside Out Art Studio
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Spring Break Art Camp for ages 5 and up runs April 7-14 from 10am - 2pm. Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional teaching/artists. Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills. $40/day ~ 3 days $110 ~ $35/ day for 4 or more (773) 697-5012. Learn more...

Kids Clay Room
2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Spring Break Camp for ages 5 and up runs March 20, 24, and April 7 and April 10-12 from 9am - noon. $50 per child. Students will make and glaze clay projects, and learn about the tools and techniques used to create a ceramic piece from start to finish. Each child works on their own pieces. Learn more...

Kids Science Labs
Multiple Locations
We will be offering our half and full day options for all our students. Our camps will offer our hands-on science programs with our engaging teachers and creative classes. Camp is for kids 4-12 yrs. There will be two 75 minute hands-on science classes in the morning, and one hands-on class in the afternoon, with plenty of fun in between. Come join us for robots to chemistry for kids to little engineers. South Loop: March 15-17, March 20-24, April 17-21. Lincoln Park: April 10-14. Wheaton/Naperville: March 27-April 1. Northbrook: March 27-April 1.

Kids Stem Studio
1319 S. State St., Chicago
Camps for grades K-6 runs April 10-14 from 8:30am – 5:30pm. Keep your kids engaged during Spring break and develop an interest in STEM fields. Join us for fun filled and hands on STEM camp for students in K-6th grade. Activities include Minecraft Redstone & Hands on Engineering Monday through Wednesday, and Kerbal Space Program & Hands on Engineering on Thursday and Friday. (312) 757-5000. Learn more...

The Kids' Table
2337 W. North Ave., Chicago
2864 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Cooking camps are available for kids ages 4-14. Camps are available March 20-24, 27-31; April 3-7, 10-14. Se web site for the age groups and locations for the different dates. Full week & single day signups are available, $185/week or $45/day. (773) 235-COOK (2665). Learn more...

The Laboratory - LEGO Robotics and Finding Fantastic Beasts
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago, Chicago
The Laboratory offers a one-day LEGO Robotics Camp for ages 6-12 on March 24, where kids will design their own interactive machines, and then program them using LEGO WeDo drag-and-drop software and MIT Media Lab Scratch software. $90 / $81 Members. April 10-14 is Finding Fantastic Beasts for ages 7-12, based on the Harry Potter prequel, and kids can use real chemistry and biology to make shiny objects for your Niffler, learn the elements of the Erumpet’s glowing horn, re-create the Occamy’s silvery eggs and more. $405 / $364.50 Members. (630) 880-6458. Learn more...

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood, Chicago
Held on April 7, from 9am - 3:30pm for ages 5-7. $85. Campers will build with clay, paint, draw, print and sculpt colorful works of art before heading off on their spring break vacation. (773) 769-4226. Learn more...

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
Spring Break Camp will be held March 20-24 and April 10-14. Spring Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades PreK-fourth grade. The curriculum and activities for both weeks are identical. Full-Day for grades 1-4 is from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., $340/week ($290/week for Lincoln Park Zoo members). Half-Day Programs for PreK–K are 9–11:30 a.m.or 12:30–3 p.m., $170/week ($145/week for Lincoln Park Zoo members) After care is available. (312) 742-2000. Learn more...

Lookingglass Theatre - Springglass Camp
821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Soar to new heights with our interpretation of the beloved French novella The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with Spring Break Camp 2017. Camp is April 10-14, for Grades K-4, $325. (773) 477-9257. Learn more...

Mad Science at the Lab!
1053 N. California Ave., Chicago
Spring Break Camp Week with Music House for grades K-6 runs Apri 10-14 from 9am - 4pm. $292.50; $325 after Feb 28. (773) 227-3345. Learn more...

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
Spend your spring break in the arts! Learn scenes and songs from these exciting shows, and then top it all off with a performance on the Metropolis stage for family and friends on the final day of camp. Camp for ages 4-5 will do From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, $135, March 27-31 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Camp for Grades 1 - 3 will do Scenes & Songs from Dreamworks Trolls, $135, March 27-31 , 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Camp for Grades 4 - 8 will do Scenes & Songs from The Wiz, $135, 3/27 - 3/31, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. (847) 577-5982. Learn more...

Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St., Naperville
Offering a camp on March 27 from 9sm - 3pm Snack Science. Campers will use household objects and ingredients to conduct edible experiment - Make marshmallow monsters, Build gummy bear molecules and Construct a lemon-powered battery! $45/camper/day. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Learn more...

NASA Spring Break Camp
International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Spring Break Camp: Living and Working in Space runs April 10th-14th from 8:30am-3:00pm, for 5th and 6th grade students only. $30 fee to participate. Daily lunch provided. The week's activities: Day 1: An Introduction to the Museum/ An Introduction to NASA; Day 2: The Human Body; Day 3: Astronaut Training; Day 4: Life in Space; Day 5: Robots in Space/ Robots in Medicine. Apply online by Monday March 13. Learn more...

Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook
Camps for grades K-2 and grades 3-8 March 27-31 from 9am - noon ($50 per day) or 9am - 4pm ($90 per day). For ages 35 from 1-3pm ($30 per day.) Each day offers a different theme, like Amazing STEM Race, Cookie Crazy, Go Green!, Super Hero Teamwork, Wacky Water Day, Wizards & Witches and more. (847) 687-2450 Learn more...

Oakbrook Terrace Park District
1S325 Ardmore Ave, Villa Park
Oakbrook Terrace Park District offers 2 spring break camps March 27-31 - Chess Scholars Camp and Bricks 4 Kidz- Mining and Crafting. Chess Camp is at the Heritage Center from 9am - 10:30am for ages 5-12; $102. Bricks 4 Kidz / Minecraft camp is 1pm - 4pm at Westmont Park District Community Center for ages 5-10, $155.00 for residents and $165.00 for non-residents. Register online. (630) 627-6100. Learn more...

The Paintbrush
2856 N. Halsted, Chicago
The Paintbrush offers camp March 20, 22, 24, 27. 29 and 31; and April 3, 5, 7 ,10 and 12. Camp runs Noon - 3pm for ages 4-11, $55/day. Enjoy an afternoon immersed in the wonderful world of ART. Learn about artists and their works through hands-on ART projects. Different projects every day. (773) 636-1968. Learn more...

Robot City Workshop
3226 N. Sheffield, Chicago
Spring Break Camp runs April 10-14 for ages 5-12, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm. RobotCity Workshop’s Spring Break Camp 2017 is a five day event where kids can build robots while learning about circuits, mechanics and how robots work! Come for all five days or check out the Mini Camp option!(773) 281-1008. Learn more... 

Second City Spring Break Camp
1616 N Wells St., Chicago
Week-long camp sessions run March 13-17, 20-24 and 27-31; and April 3-7, 10-14 and 17-21. Second City Spring Break Camp for ages 8-18 lets kids work out their creative energies and learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy hanging out at The Second City. This spring's two camps include Improv & Clowning (ages 8-10) and Improv & Stand-Up (ages 11-18). Each five-day camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. Students are grouped by age. $500 per week. (312) 664-3959. Learn more...

Shedd Aquarium Spring Break Camp
1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Get up close and personal with Shedd's animals, visit behind-the-scenes work areas and travel to local natural areas to learn more about the amazing animals we care for at Shedd. Camp is for grades 3-5, and run 9am - 4pm, Session 1 is March 27 - 31 and Session 2 is April 10 - 14. $295 ($275 for members.) Learn more...

Sports Zone
2100 N. 15th Avenue, Melrose Park
Camp dates are March 27-31 and April 17-21. Kids will spend each day playing games, jumping in the FUN ZONE inflatable playground and creating awesome arts & crafts. Lunch is provided for full day campers. Full Day for ages 6-13 is from 9am - 3pm, $55 per day or $225 per week. Half day for ages 4-13 is from 9am - 12pm, $35 per day or $150 per week. Hourly Drop-In for ages 4-13 is available at $12/hour. Learn more...

Take a Break Playcare
2855 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Camp is offered April 7 and 10-14, with daily rates available for ages 5-13. Day camp includes free play, movie, tech time (ages 7+), and an art project. Rate is $50/day for 6 continuous hours; $65/day for 8 continuous hours, with discounts available for siblings. (773) 661-9944. Learn more...

TopGolf KidZone Spring Break Academy
Naperville and Wood Dale
Camp is for ages 6-12 and will be held March 28-31 from 9am – 11am. Topgolf's Spring Break Academy is an exciting 4-day program filled with all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know about the game of golf. Each Academy is designed and taught by our Golf Teaching Professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. $99. Learn more...

Unicoi Art Studio
2059 W. Belmont, Chicago
Camp is for ages 4-12 and will be held March 27 from 9:30 - 3:30, and March 29 and 31 from 9:30 - 1:30. Morning camp (9:30 - 1:30) is $55 per day; afternoon camp (1:30 - 3:30) is $35 per day; and all day camp is $75 per day. Mornings include art styles and movement, lunch, free time and a trip to the park (weather permitting); afternoons include free play and an art class with sketching, painting or mixed media. (312) 324-3700. Learn more...

Whole Foods Lincoln Park Cooking Camp
1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago
Camp for ages 8-10 is held from 11am – 3pm, April 10-14. All participants will be shopping, prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning. Most food is made from scratch and in season, with a different menu each day. $40 per day. (312) 587-0648. Learn more...

Windy City Ninjas
2500 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago
Camp for ages 5 and up  are held for full days or half days from March 20-24, March 27-31, April 7, and April 10-14. Camp will include climbing, obstacle courses and games with a focus on helping kids achieve what they didn’t think possible. (773) 886-1996. Learn more...

Wishcraft Workshop Make A Day Of It Camp
3907 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago
Camp for ages 5-12 are held 9:00am-3:00pm March 23-24 and 27-31; April 3-7, 10-14 and 17-21. After care is available. Each camp offers a new theme, new skills and new friends. The day’s activities are planned to consider the enrolled campers who are then grouped by age-range and interests on the day of camp. (773) 348-WISH. Learn more...

YMCA of Metro Chicago
Multiple Locations
YMCA of Metro Chicago offers camps at multiple locations during Spring Break in your school district. Just like Y Summer Day Camp, Spring Break Camp provides a variety of activities and offers children the opportunity to meet new friends, have new experiences and most importantly, have fun! Visit our online registration page to see locations, days and pricing. Learn more...