2018 Chicago Area Spring Break Camps

Posted: March 05, 2018

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!

Featured Spring Break Camps:

Taste Buds Kitchen
Spring Break Cooking Camp for Ages 4-13
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
TBK offers two weeks of spring break cooking camps in their bright and spacious Bannockburn kitchen studio. From March 26-30, "Cooking Show Favorites" explores new tastes, techniques, cooking games and contests while creating three to four recipes each day, culminating everyone's favorite Battle Cupcake challenge. From April 2-6, "Baking 101" campers learn to master the skills for handmade breads, pies, muffins, cookies and cupcakes. The 3-hour hands-on camps keep kids ages 4-8 engaged from 9-noon or choose the afternoon camp from 1-4pm for ages 9-13. Registration is by the week ($275) or $60 for each single day. Learn more...

Chicago Children's Theatre
Spring Ahead to the Future with CCT!
The Station, 100 South Racine Ave
Snow, rain, wild temperature changes... That means Spring Break is almost here! In March, send your kids to Chicago Children's Theatre for the high-energy, musical theatre Spring Ahead Camp at The Station where they'll create their own mini-show which looks with hope and optimism towards the great potential our future holds. Kids will collaborate on creating an original script, learning a musical number, and make an accompanying dance. At the end of the week campers will present a culminating performance for family and friends. Camp is for grades K-5, March 26 - March 30, 9AM - 3:30PM. $450 without after care; $475 with after care. Space is limited, register today! Learn more...

Kids Clay Room
2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Spring Break Camp for ages 5 and up runs March 26, 27, 28 and April 2, 3 and 4 from 9 am - noon. $55 per child per day. $150 for 3 days. Students will make and glaze clay projects using wet clay, cookie cutters, stamps and other fun tools. Learn about the tools and techniques used to create ceramic pieces from start to finish! Register online. Learn more...

Performing Arts Camp at Music House
Performing Arts Camp for New and Skilled Young Artists!
West Rogers Park: 2925-27 W. Devon
Humboldt Park: 1018 N. California
Performing Arts Camp is a fun focused camp for art lovers and kids new to performing arts! Campers will get hands on experience with guitar, drums, and vocals in rock band class, release their inner artist with multimedia art, learn fun improv and theatre games, dance to their favorite kid-friendly pop tunes, and more. Campers are split into small groups based on ages. Music House is dedicated to creating a camp environment that is supportive, encouraging, and focused on each individual campers creative abilities. Our goal is to have fun while inspiring young artists to create and enjoy their day off. Explore, Create, Enjoy this Spring Break with Music House's Performing Arts Camp! Learn more...

Second City Spring Break Camp
Our programming builds confidence & communication skills AND are non-stop fun!
1616 N Wells St., Chicago
Spend your Spring Break working out your creative energies in our Spring Break Camps, running March 26-30 and April 2-6. Learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy hanging out at The Second City during the break from school. Students are grouped by age. This spring's camps include Improv & Clowning (ages 8-10) and Improv & Stand-Up (ages 11-18) and a Mini Camp for ages 6-7. No previous experience is required. Each five-day camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. $500. Please use registration code CHICAGOKIDS.(312) 664-3959. Learn more...


Angelic Organics Learning Center Kids with Kids Day Camp
1545 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.
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Artist @ Heart
340 N. Milwaukee Road, Libertyville
Offering camps for ages 5-7 and ages 8-12, plus Pre-teen - Teen Workshops for ages 13 - 17. March 26 - March 30. 10am - noon and 1-3pm. Half Day: $30, Full week $150. Full Day: $60 Sign up for the entire week for $240. Topics include Mixed Media Madness, Recycle and Mixed Media, Advanced Slime Techniques, Dreamcatchers and more. Learn more...

Bit Space Spring Break Camp
Lincoln Square and Wilmette
Bit Space is offering a week-long Spring Break Camp March 26th-30th in our two locations, Lincoln Square and Wilmette. Camps run from Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00 with before and after care available (8:00-9:00 am and 4:00-6:00 pm). There are three age groups: 6-9, 9-12, and 12+. The theme for the camps is "Spring has Sprung," and campers will have a blast designing and building real things with real tools all week. Learn more...

Bulls/Sox Academy Spring Break Camp
Lisle and LaGrange
March 26-28, full day and half day options availabe. Just because the season just ended doesn’t mean it’s time to take a break! Start getting ready for next season with us at our Spring Break Camp. Work on all the basic fundamentals to elevate your game. Players will be grouped by age and ability level. Camps take place in Lisle and LaGrange, for various age ranges. Learn more...

Camp Chi Spring Break Camp
539 Clara Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Four Days of Non-Stop Fun for Grades 3-7. March 26-29 $395 all inclusive. Each day is jam-packed with excursions, field trips and adventures. This kids-only vacation has something for every interest; from roller rinks, zoos, water parks, bowling, arcades, jump parks, mini golf, movies and more. While at Home Base (aka Perlstein Retreat Center & Camp Chi), campers will experience campfires, hayrides, hang time, games and special events. There will also be one specialty choice of ropes course, cooking or art. Learn more...

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Camp for grades K-5 run March 26-30. 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 63.00 Member | $79.00 Non Member per day. (847) 835-8361. Learn more...

Chicago KICS United FC
Chicago Indoor Sports, 3900 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago
$175.00 before March 26, $195.00 after. Camp is held outdoors @Dunbar Park Sports Park Complex (if good weather), or indoors @Chicago Indoor Sports (if bad weather). 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 2-6 from 9am - 12pm. Outdoors @Dunbar Park Sports Park Comple if good weather, Indoors @Chicago Indoor Sports if bad weather. For ages 5-14 years.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. Lots of fun new projects. Camp is for ages 7-14, and is a 3-day camp offered from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 28 - Friday, March 30 or Monday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 4. $195 per child for the 3 day camp. For more information, call 847272-2738 or visit us online. Learn more...

Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel, Skokie
March 26 - 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm. R $155 NR $194. Monday through Thursday March 26-29, 9am - 4pm. For kids 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, with outdoor play to explore animal habitats and adaptions, plus 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. Learn more...

FlavorPot Springredients Kids Cooking Camp
2041 Tower Drive, Glenview
Camp for kids ages 6-12 runs March 26 - March 30. 3 hours of food, fun and friends! 12:00 – 3:00 pm each day. Sign up for individual days or the entire week. 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 ($55) or SAVE when you register for the entire week ($245). (224) 300-0656. Learn more...

Inside Out Art Studio
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Spring Break Art Camp for ages 5 and up runs March 26 - 30 from 9 AM to 2:00 PM. $45/day; 3 days $120; $35/ day for 4 or more. 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..

Kenosha Public Museum
5500 First Ave, Kenosha
Camps are for ages 3-10, split into three different age groups, and run April 3-5. Each day is a different theme, including Engineering, Ancient Cultures, and Spy. Explore the exciting world of enginerring by creating, making and testing real mechanics. Travel through time to when Vikings controlled the seas and make a Viking shield, or decode an Egyptian hieroglyphic mystery. Learn how to make your own invisible ink and master the art of disguise. 10am-12pm, $15 per day. Learn more...

Kids Science Labs Studio
Lincoln Park April 2-6.
South Loop March 26th-30th
Wheaton/Naperville March 26th-30th
Northbrook March 26th-30th
Kids will enjoy both half-day and full-day hands-on science with our engaging teachers. There will be two 75 minute hands-on science classes in the morning, and hands-on science activities in the afternoon, with plenty of fun in between. Camp is for kids 4-10 yrs. $100 for Half Day 9am-12pm $350: Full Day 9am-3pm $450; Extended Day 9am-5pm $550. Learn more...

Kids Stem Studio
1319 S. State St., Chicago
Camps for grades K-5 runs March 26-30 8:30am – 4:00pm. Keep your kids engaged during Spring break and develop an interest in STEM fields. Activities include Minecraft Redstone & Hands on Engineering. $75 per day. Learn more...

The Kids' Table: Build It, Eat It, Love It
2337 W. North Ave., Chicago
2864 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Kids can tap into their inner chef this spring break. In this special "build-your-own" week, kids get to make their own signature creations from our base recipe. We’ve got big plans outside the kitchen too, including field day games in the park (weather permitting), kitchen science experiments, building projects, crafty creations and dance parties. March 26-30 & April 2-6. 9am-3pm $90/day. Lakeview locations for ages 4-10 and Wicker Park location for ages 5-11. (773) 235-COOK (2665). Learn more... Learn more...

The Laboratory - Got Robots?
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago, Chicago
Design and build an array of cutting-edge robots. Once built, you’ll teach your robots to walk, drive, climb, slither, spin, and play in a LEGO brickworld of your own creation. Come by the day to try your hand at building and programming. Or spend the week designing a more intricate robots, training them, and getting in-depth programming. Mar 26-30, for ages 5-12. Cost: $90 per Day/ $81 Members. $435 for the week/ $391.50 Members. Learn more...

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
Join us on a spring break safari to Africa! We will explore the ins and outs of habitats from across Africa and get to know more about the critters that call these places home. Spring Break Camp will be held March 26-30. Full day programs for grades 1-4 from 9am - 3pm, $350/week non-members, $300/week members. Half day programs for prek-K from 9-11:30 and 12:30-3, $175 week non-members/$150 week members. After care available. (312) 742-2000. Learn more...

Lookingglass Theatre - Spring Break Camp: Treasure Island
821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Lookingglass brings the fun of Summergglass Camp to a week-long Spring Break Camp! Mornings are spent learning physical theatre skills, which may include juggling, tumbling, and stage combat. During the afternoons, campers adapt their own versions of past Lookingglass production, Treasure Island. For grades K-4. March 26-30. $325. (773) 477-9257. Learn more...

Mad Science at the Lab!
Mad Science at the Lab meets Music House's Performing Arts Camp
1053 N. California Ave., Chicago
This Spring Break, why not let your child have it all? Drop your child off at Mad Science for a morning of experiments, hand-on activities and other science fun! After lunch, they will be walked across the street to Music House for an afternoon of rock n roll, hiphop dance, theatre and visual arts! Mad Science and Music House will collaborate on topics surrounding nature such as dinosaurs and the ecosystem. March 26 - March 29. 9-4 with before and after care available for an additional fee. For grades K-6. $85 / day or $375 / week. 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 includes Little Lights Up! for ages 4&5 with The Mixed-up Chameleon by Eric Carle; Lights Up! for Grades 1-3 with Scenes & Songs from Disney’s Zootopia; and Curtains Up!for Grades 4-8 with Scenes & Songs from Hairspray. March 26-30, 9am-12pm, $135. All Performances: Friday, 3/30 at 12:00 pm. (847) 577-5982. Learn more...

Naper Settlement: Illinois Turns 200
523 S. Webster St., Naperville
Offering a camp on March 28 from 9sm - 3pm. Campers Get to know their state with a day dedicated to Illinois’ 200th birthday. Explore Naper Settlement’s historic buildings, experience fun, games and chores from Illinois’ past and present. Test your state trivia, taste uniquely Illinois foods, and hear stories about famous Illinoisans. $45/camper/day. Grades 1-5. Registration required. (630) 420-6010. Learn more...

Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook
Fun, hands-on STEM Camps for PreK & Grades K-5 March 26 - April 6 from 9am - noon ($50 per day) or 9am - 4pm ($90 per day). Sign up by the day! Themes include PreK: science of Eric Carle stories, Grades K-2: Grossology, Water, Architects and Insects; Grades 3-5: littleBits, 3D Design, Stomp Rockets, & DIY Carnival. (847) 687-2450 Learn more...

NY Kids Club Lincoln Park
2727 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Children will be transported on an educational journey through a spring wonderland as they participate in an exciting array of physically enriching and artistically engaging activities combining the best of our one-of-a-kind curriculums. Camp activities include: Gymnastics, Art, Music, Yoga, Sports, STEM, Dance and Theater. Ages 2.5-6. 9am - noon or 9am - 4pm. $100-140. Learn more...

The Paintbrush
2856 N. Halsted, Chicago
The Paintbrush offers camp March 26-29 and April 2, 3 and 5 from 12-3pm. For ages 4-11, $57/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! Early drop-off is available Mondays and Tuesdays for ages 5 and up. Morning camp is available next door at Kids Clay Room. (773) 636-1968. Learn more...

Quad Spring Break Camp
Quad Indoor Sports, 2454 Oakton St., Evanston
Join us for a spring break Fun Camp! March 26-30. 9am - 4pm. One week of camp: $275. Ages 4-15. We will be playing so many different sports and activities you wont even realize the time passing by! (847) 864-0995. Learn more...

Robot City Workshop
3226 N. Sheffield, Chicago
Spring Break Camp runs March 26-30 and April 2-6 for ages 5-12, 9am - noon or 1pm - 4pm. Robot City Workshop’s Spring Break Camp 2018 is an 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. Mornings are once again geared towards younger students (5-9) & afternoons are geared towards older students (9-12). However, children are still welcome and encouraged to attend the full week camp as the morning time will get more advanced students warmed up for a more complex robot. Monday through Friday $50 per half day, $100 per full day. M-F Full Day special: $450. (773) 281-1008. 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 March 26-30 for grades 3-5, and runs 9am - 4pm. $295 ($275 for members.) Learn more...

Sports Zone
2100 N. 15th Avenue, Melrose Park
Camp dates are March 26-30 and April 2-6. Sports Zone Camps provides your child with hours of games and activities in a fun, safe and contained environment. Our experienced and energetic staff will spend each day with your child playing a variety of sports, games, inflatables and other activities that our camps offer. 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 6 and up is available from 12-3pm for at $12/hour. Learn more...

TopGolf KidZone Spring Break Academy
Naperville and Wood Dale
Camp is for ages 6-12 and will be held March 26-28 from 9am – 11am at both locations. This program includes 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 to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf U in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. $99-129 per child. Learn more...

Unicoi Art Studio
Unicoi Art Studio 2059 W. Belmont, Chicago
Camp is for ages 4-12 and will be held 22 and 26-30 from 9am-4pm. Morning camp from 9-1 is $57 per day. Afternoon camp from 1:30-4 is $40 per day. All day camp is from 9am - 4pm and is $85 per day. (312) 324-3700.Learn more...

Whole Foods Lincoln Park Cooking Camp
1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago
Camp is for ages 8-13 and will be held March 26 and 28 at 11am. $40. All participants will be shopping, prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning. Most food is made from scratch and in season. Monday's menu includes croissant wrapped asparagus, hummus and crudité, zucchini bread, pasta and peas. Wednesday's menu includes naturally dyed eggs, bunny in a hole, veggie flower and ranch dip, bunny pancakes, dirt cups. (312) 587-0648.Learn more...

Windy City Ninjas Spring Break Camps
2500 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago
Windy City Ninjas offers Spring Break Camps in our 10,000 sq. ft. gym. We're all about building strength, agility, self-confidence and continuous improvement… all while having a blast! During camp, your child will learn proper techniques from instructors, engage in structured obstacle circuits, tackle new obstacles, enjoy free play time and participate in competitions. Monday through Friday, March 26th - April 6th. Full-day 9AM-3:30 $80; half-day 9AM-12PM or 12:30-3:30PM $45. For ages 5 and up. (312) 587-0648. 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 22 - April 6,and April 13 and 18. 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 ages and interests. Each day includes multiple art/craft/(machine- and hand-)sewing/building projects, mid-morning snack and fun and games. $85 per day, after-care from 3-6pm $25. (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...