Camp - Short Run/Drop In

Mix and match your summer camp activities, or fill in for days when the need arises! These are short-term session camps, and camps that offer single-day drop in availability.

Camps are shown in order of start date. Please note that we list the camps' start and end dates, but camps may not take place every day in between. Most camps will be closed for holidays. Please check with the camp's web site.
Bubbles Academy Summer Camp
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston, Chicago
(312) 944-7677
June 04 -
August 24
Mini Camp: Arrr, Mateys!
Dance Center Evanston
1934 Dempster Street, Evanston
(847) 328-6683
June 18 -
June 22
Farm Leadership Day Camp
Angelic Organics Learning Center
1545 Rockton Road, Caledonia
(815) 389-8455
June 18 -
June 22
Emerald City Theatre School Summer Camp - Oz Musicals
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Pkwy, University Park
(708) 235-2222
June 18 -
June 22
BrightSide Theatre Youth Project Summer Camp
BrightSide Theatre Rehearsal Studio
4953 Fairview Ave, Downers Grove
630-447-8497
June 18 -
June 28
Seussical Summer Camp
Vero Voce Theater
951 State Ave Ste F, St Charles
630-584-0139
June 18 -
July 01
Super Hero Camp
Ballet Chicago
17 N State St Suite 1900, Chicago
(312) 251-8838
June 18 -
June 22
Junior Intensive Dance Camp
Ballet Chicago
17 N State St Suite 1900, Chicago
(312) 251-8838
June 18 -
June 22
Summer Jam & Spanish
Merry Music Makers
3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 119, CHICAGO
(773) 929-4666
June 18 -
June 29
Summer Wonders
Prairie Elementary School
1530 Brandywyn Lane, Buffalo Grove
(847)901-0173
June 18 -
June 22
One Week STEM Camps
Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook
(847) 687-2450
June 18 -
August 13
Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder
Prairie Elementary School
500 S. Charles Ave., Naperville
(847) 901-0173
June 18 -
June 22
Around the World Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
June 18 -
June 22
Summer Camp
My Gym River Forest
7625 W Lake Street , River Forest
(708) 209-1600
June 19 -
August 23
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
June 19 -
June 22
POW! Summer Camps
POW! Kids Summer Camp
310 S Racine, 1st floor, Chicago
(312) 829-7699
June 20 -
June 29
Knuckleball Comedy 2-Day Camp
Menomonee Club - Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
June 21 -
June 22
Kid’s One Day Cooking Camp - Every Day Is A Holiday - Pride Weekend
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
June 22
Camp Cedar Lodge - One to Eight week camps
Camp Cedar Lodge
47000 52nd St, Lawrence
(269) 674-8071
June 24 -
July 01
Summer Wonders
Prairie Elementary School
1530 Brandywyn Lane, Buffalo Grove
(847) 901-0173
June 25 -
June 29
Future Celebrity Chef Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
June 25 -
June 29
Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder
Prairie Elementary School
500 S. Charles Ave., Naperville
(847) 901-0173
June 25 -
June 29
Chicago Academy for the Arts Summer Program 2018
Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago
(312) 421-0202
June 25 -
June 30
Fashion Design and Sewing Camp - Jun 25-29
Cayenne Couture Atelier
1665 East 79th, Chicago
June 25 -
June 29
Vacation Bible School - June 25-28
Our Savior Lutheran Church
1244 W. Army Trail Road, Carol Stream
(630) 830-4833
June 25 -
June 28
Knuckleball Comedy Week-Long Camp
Knuckleball Comedy at the Menomonee Club
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
(773) 659-9770
June 25 -
June 29
Acrobatics & Improv Camp -Ages 6 to 9
Oz Park
2021 North Burling Street, Chicago
(773) 857-0577
June 25 -
June 29
Science of the Wizarding World: Discovering Diagon Alley
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
June 25 -
June 29
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
June 25 -
June 29
Summer ART Camp
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
June 25 -
June 29
Idea Playground Camp: Fly Bobbin Fly
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
(773) 348-WISH
June 25 -
June 29
Summer Jam & Spanish
Merry Music Makers
3759 N Ravenswood Ave. Ste 119, Chicago
(773) 929-4666
June 25 -
June 29
Summer Road Trip
Shedd Aquarium Summer Camp
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
(312) 939-2438
June 25 -
June 30
Kid’s One Day Cooking Camp - Every Day Is A Holiday - 4th of July
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
June 26
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence Michigan
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 674 8071
June 27 -
June 28
Fourth of July Family Camp
Angelic Organics Learning Center
1545 Rockton Road, Caledonia
(815) 389-8455
June 30 -
July 01
Camp Cedar Lodge - Residential Summer Camp
Lawrence, MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence
(269) 674 8071
July 01 -
July 08
Summer Wonders
Prairie Elementary School
1530 Brandywyn Lane, Buffalo Grove
(847) 901-0173
July 02 -
July 06
July 2-6 - One Day Camps
Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook
(847) 687-2450
July 02 -
July 06
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
July 02 -
July 03
Cooking Science/Test Kitchen Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
July 02 -
July 06
Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps - Northwestern University
Northwestern University
633 Clark St, Evansville
(330) 333-2267
July 02 -
July 06
Week-long Music Camp
UpBeat Summer Music Camp
4318 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago
(773) 384-3469
July 02 -
August 31
Minecraft Building & Engineering Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 02 -
July 06
Code Your Own Video Games in Scratch Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 02 -
July 06
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 6748071
July 05 -
July 06
Kid's Cooking Camp: Breakfast Foods
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
July 05
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
July 05 -
July 06
Camp Cedar Lodge - Residential Summer Camp
Lawrence, MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence
(269) 674-8071
July 08 -
July 15
Summer Wonders
Half Day School
239 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
(847) 901-0173
July 09 -
July 13
Tasty Tales Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
July 09 -
July 13
Restaurant Week Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
July 09 -
July 13
In Wright’s Studio Summer Camp: Creating Community
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Avenue, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
(708) 725-3828
July 09 -
July 13
Young Innovator's Summer Camp July -13
St. Philip Lutheran School
2500 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago
(630) 595 9310
July 09 -
July 13
App Camp for Girls
Chicagoland camp
7400 Augusta St, River Forest
(503) 477-5770
July 09 -
July 13
Idea Playground Camp: Superfly 6-Ply
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
July 09 -
July 13
Code Your Own Video Games in Scratch Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 09 -
July 13
Science of the Wizarding World: Exploring Hogwarts
The Laboratory
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
(312) 953-2996
July 09 -
July 13
PROJECT '18
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst
(847) 901-0173
July 09 -
July 27
Invention Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 09 -
July 13
Summer Jam & Swim
Swift Elementary School
5900 N Winthrop Ave, Chicago
(773) 929-4666
July 09 -
July 13
Street Art Painting (Grades 3-5)
One River School of Art + Design
1033 Davis Street, Evanston
(847) 737-5806
July 09 -
July 13
Tinker-a-Thon!
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst
(847) 901-0173
July 09 -
July 13
ART in the Park
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
July 10 -
July 12
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 6748071
July 10 -
July 11
Kid's Cooking Camp: Baking Boot Camp
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
July 13
Kid's Cooking Camp: Creepy Halloween Foods
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
(312) 587-0648
July 13
Camp Cedar Lodge - Residential Summer Camp
Lawrence, MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence
(269) 674-8071
July 15 -
July 22
Summer Wonders - Joliet
University of St Francis
500 N. Wilcox Street, Joliet
(847) 901-0173
July 16 -
July 20
Summer Wonders
Half Day School
239 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
(847) 901-0173
July 16 -
July 20
Chocolate Lovers Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
July 16 -
July 20
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
July 16 -
July 20
Summer Acting Lab!
Two Roads Theatre Project
1803 W. Byron Street, Chicago
(312) 772-3057
July 16 -
July 29
Science of the Wizarding World: Discovering Diagon Alley
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
July 16 -
July 20
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic 10th Annual Jazz Academy Summer Camp
Chicago State University
9501 S King Drive, Chicago
(312) 573-8932
July 16 -
July 27
Coding Mobile Apps Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 16 -
July 20
Drawing from Nature (K-2)
Evanston
1033 Davis Street, Evanston
(847) 737-5806
July 16 -
July 20
Idea Playground Camp: Greenie Pants
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
July 16 -
July 20
Learn to Draw Realistically
One River School of Art + Design
1033 Davis Street, Evanston
(847) 737-5806
July 16 -
July 20
Film Noir Drawing with Charcoal
One River School of Art + Design
1033 Davis Street, Evanston
(847) 737-5806
July 16 -
July 20
Documentary Filmmaking
One River School of Art + Design
1033 Davis Street, Evanston
(847) 737-5806
July 16 -
July 20
Tinker-a-Thon!
Elmhurst
190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst
(847) 901-0173
July 16 -
July 20
Coding Minecraft Mods Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 16 -
July 20
Code Your Own Video Games in Scratch Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 16 -
July 20
ART in the Park
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
July 17 -
July 19
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 6748071
July 18 -
July 19
Camp Cedar Lodge - Residential Summer Camp
Lawrence, MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence
(269) 674-8071
July 22 -
July 29
Summer Wonders
Half Day School
239 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
(847) 901-0173
July 23 -
July 27
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
July 23 -
July 27
Plant to Plate Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
July 23 -
July 27
In Wright’s Studio Summer Camp: Creating Community
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Avenue, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
(708) 725-3828
July 23 -
July 27
Science of the Wizarding World: Finding Fantastic Beasts
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
July 23 -
July 27
Young Innovator's Summer Camp July 23-27
St, John's Lutheran School
4939 W Montrose Ave, Chicago
(630) 595-9310
July 23 -
July 27
Idea Playground Camp: Peacemakers
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348.9474
July 23 -
July 27
Minecraft Building & Engineering Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 23 -
July 27
Tinker-a-Thon!
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst
(847) 901-0173
July 23 -
July 27
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 23 -
July 27
Summer ART Camp
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
July 23 -
July 27
Kid's Cooking Camp: Picnic Foods
Whole Foods Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago
(312) 587-0648
July 26
Kid's Cooking Camp: One Day Chef In Training Intensive: Knife Skills
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
July 27
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 6748071
July 27 -
July 28
Camp Cedar Lodge - Residential Summer Camp
Lawrence, MI
2275 Cameo Lake Ct., Bloomfield Hills
(269) 674-8071
July 29 -
August 05
Summer Wonders
Half Day School
239 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
(847) 901-0173
July 30 -
August 03
Baking 101 Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
July 30 -
August 03
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
July 30 -
August 03
Science of Isle of the Villains (Inspired by The Descendants / ‘Isle of the Lost’ series)
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
July 30 -
August 03
Idea Playground Camp: Hopscotch Hullabaloo
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
July 30 -
August 03
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 30 -
August 03
Code Your Own Video Games in Scratch Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
July 30 -
August 03
ART in the Park
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
July 31 -
August 16
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 6748071
July 31 -
August 01
Kyle Schwarber Youth Baseball ProCamp
Ballpark of Rosemont
27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont
(513) 745-5851
August 02
Kid’s Cooking Camp - Chicago Neighborhood - Little Italy
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
August 02
Kid’s One Day Cooking Camp - Chicago Neighborhood--Pilsen
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
August 03
Camp Cedar Lodge - Residential Summer Camp
Lawrence, MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence
(269) 674-8071
August 05 -
August 12
Summer Wonders - Joliet
University of St Francis
500 N. Wilcox Street, Joliet
(847) 901-0173
August 06 -
August 10
Choose-Your-Own Adventure: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
August 06 -
August 10
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
August 06 -
August 10
Secret Ingredient Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
August 06 -
August 10
Young Innovator's Summer Camp Aug 8-10
Pilgrim Lutheran School
4300 N Winchester Ave, Chicago
(630) 595-9310
August 06 -
August 10
Summer Road Trip
Shedd Aquarium Summer Camp
1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
(312) 939-2438
August 06 -
August 11
Idea Playground Camp: Tinkables
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
August 06 -
August 10
Figure Drawing and Portraiture
One River School of Art + Design
1033 Davis Street, Evanston
(847) 737-5806
August 06 -
August 10
Code Your Own Video Games in Scratch Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 06 -
August 10
Minecraft Building & Engineering Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 06 -
August 10
Invention Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 06 -
August 10
Camp Cedar Lodge Pathfinders Program- 2 days 1 night Short Stay Camp
In Lawrence MI
47000 52nd St, Lawrence MI
(269) 6748071
August 09 -
August 10
Kid’s Cooking Camp - Chicago Neighborhood - China Town
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
August 09
Kid’s Cooking Camp - Chicago Neighborhood- - Devon
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury St. , Chicago
(312) 587-0648
August 10
Knuckleball Comedy Week-Long Camp
Knuckleball Comedy at the Menomonee Club
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
(773) 659-9770
August 13 -
August 17
Summer Art Camp
One Strange Bird
2124 W Division St, Chicago
(773) 276-4420
August 13 -
August 31
Cooking Show Favorites Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
August 13 -
August 17
Summer Wonders
The Center for Gifted
1926 Waukegan Road,Ste 2, Glenview
(847) 901-0173
August 13 -
August 17
Camp Half-Blood: The Percy Jackson Series
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
August 13 -
August 17
Idea Playground Camp: Brush Crush
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
August 13 -
August 17
Early Coding with Scratch Jr.
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 13 -
August 17
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 13 -
August 17
Coding Minecraft Mods Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 13 -
August 17
Coding Mobile Apps Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 13 -
August 17
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 20 -
August 24
Minecraft Building & Engineering Camp
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 20 -
August 24
Summer ART Camp
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
August 20 -
August 31
Idea Playground Camp: Mixie Dust
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
August 20 -
August 24
Cupcake & Cookie Challenge Camp
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
August 20 -
August 24
Science of Isle of the Villains (Inspired by The Descendants / ‘Isle of the Lost’ series)
The Laboratory Chicago
2349 W North Ave, Chicago
August 20 -
August 24
Knuckleball Comedy Week-Long Improv Camp
Knuckleball Comedy at the Menomonee Club
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
(773) 659-9770
August 20 -
August 24
Gadget Girls Adventure Lab
Triton College
2000 5th Ave., River Grove
(847) 901-0173
August 25
Scratch Coding & Sports with We Got Game
Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
(773) 382-0778
August 27 -
August 31
Hello School
The Wishcraft Workshop
3907 N Damen Ave, Chicago
(773) 348-9474
August 27 -
August 31