2019's Most Awesome Spring Break Camps

Posted: March 08, 2019

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:

Kids Clay Room - Clay Pottery Spring Break Camps
2646 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Spring Break Camp for ages 5 up runs April 15, 17, 19, 22 and 24 from 9 am - noon. 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. All camps are for ages 5 and up, $55 per child per day. Need a different date? Let us know! Register online. Learn more...

Spring Cooking Camp - Cupcake Wars! | For Kids & Teens
The Kids' Table, Chicago (Wicker Park & Lakeview locations)
If you think cupcakes are just for dessert, think again! Join us for a week of mouth-watering cupcake menus, both savory and sweet. Sure to be delicious fun for foodies and play-it-safe eaters alike! 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 18-22, 9am-3pm (for ages 4-10 in Lakeview; for ages 11-14 in Wicker Park); April 15-19, 9am-3pm (for ages 4-10 in both locations). Register for the full week ($400) or single days ($90). Early drop-off & extended day are optional add-ons. (773) 235-COOK (2665). Learn more...

Kids Science Labs - Spring Break Camp
   Lincoln Park April 15-19
   South Loop Center March 11-15; March 20-22, March 25-29
   Wheaton Center March 25-29
   Northbrook Center March 25-29
Kids ages 4-10 yrs old will enjoy hands-on science (STEM) all week long and come home with projects that will impress you. Our students are split into three separate age groups and can choose between half (9am-12pm), full (9am-3pm), and extended day (9am-5pm) programs. Our camps incorporate weekly themes including: medicine, chemistry, engineering design - all topics certain to engage your curious child and make science fun. Pricing ranges from $275 to $550 per week depending on length of day and location. Explore the exciting world of science for your budding engineer, doctor, or inventor. (312) 846-1426. Learn more...

Performing Arts Camp at Music House
Spring Break Camp for Young Artists (and scientists!)
West Rogers Park Location: 2925 W. Devon
Humboldt Park Location: 1018 N. California
Performing Arts Spring Break Camp, April 15-19, is a camp designed for 3.5-11 year olds. Campers spend the hours from 9:00AM-4:00PM in visual art, music, dance, and theater classes. Campers are split up into small groups based on age and are encouraged to create, explore, and let out their inner artist. Music House instructors are dedicated to creating a camp environment that is supportive, encouraging, and focused on each individual campers creative abilities! Music House is partnering with Mad Science in Humboldt Park for a Science and Performing Arts Camp (ages kdg and up) - Spend half the day with Mad Science doing a variety of fun hands-on science activities and the other half of the day with Music House in fun-focused visual art, music, dance, and theater classes! No experience necessary! Music House supplies all instruments and supplies. Parents supply lunch and snack. Music House also has camp running on April 5 and 10 which are CPS school days off! Tuition is $85/day or $375/week. Early drop off at 8am and late pickup until 5pm is available. Learn more...

The Paintbrush
2856 N. Halsted, Chicago
The Paintbrush offers camp on 9 dates between March 18 and April 26 from 12-3pm. For ages 4-11. $57 per day. Kids will have fun afternoons immersed in the wonderful world of ART. Learn about artists and their works through hands-on ART projects. Different projects every day, plus surprise activities! Early drop-off is available Mondays and Tuesdays. Morning camp is available next door at Kids Clay Room. (773) 636-1968. Learn more...

Write, Direct, Perform
Actors Training Center, 1120 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Wilmette
For grades 4-6. March 25-29. $395. This fast moving workshop has students take on the role of writer, director and performer building a short play from the ground up. The final class will be a performance for friends, family and fans.
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Angelic Organics Learning Center Kids with Kids Day Camp
1545 Rockton Rd., Caledonia
Camp is for ages 6 - 12 and runs and up runs 9am - 3pm, March 25 - 29. 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. Children form amazing bonds with their new goat friends while learning about responsibility and the cycle of life. Extended care is available so you can drop your camper off as early as 7:45am and as late at 5:30pm. $260.
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Artist @ Heart
340 N. Milwaukee Road, Libertyville
Offering camps for ages 6-12, March 25-29. $40/day for half day 10am - noon or 1 - 3pm; $65/day for 10am - 3pm. Topics include Acrylic Painting, Fluffy Clay Slime & Mixed Media Canvas, Mixed Media Tropical Painting, Wooden Tag Painting or Photo Block Mixed Media, Wire Dream Catchers, Tie Dye Painting and more. Learn more...

Camp Chi Spring Break Camp
539 Clara Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Four Days of Non-Stop Fun for Grades 3-7. March 24-27. $395 all inclusive. Each day is jam-packed with excursions, field trips and adventures. This kids-only vacation has something for every interest including indoor and outdoor cooking, performing arts, sports, outdoor adventure, a field trip in the Wisconsin Dells and more! While at Home Base (aka Perlstein Retreat Center & Camp Chi), campers will experience campfires, hayrides, hang time, games, and unique and fun evening programs. Learn more...

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Camp for grades K-5 run March 25-29. 9:30am - 3pm. Children in grades K – 5 will participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. Camp is 63.20 Member | $79.00 Non Member per day. (847) 835-8361. Learn more...

Chicago Children's Theatre Adventure Camp
The Station, 100 South Racine Ave
Adventure Camp is for students Grades K-5 and runs Monday, April 15 – 19 from 9:30a – 4p. Before-care is available beginning at 8:30a and aftercare is available until 5:30p. (tuition includes before and aftercare) $475. Under the direction of Nicole Laurenzi, a New York University graduate and Chicago-based actor, musician and educator, students will study musical theatre, choreography, script writing as well as participate in craft-design. Camp will culminate in a mini-performance and celebration for family and friends. Learn more...

Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel, Skokie
Camps run March 25 - 28. At Spring Break Wild Ones for grades 1-2, kids will learn about lots of weird and wonderful wild animals that live at Emily Oaks: bats, frogs, butterflies, raccoons, owls and more. This program includes outdoor play to explore animal habitats and adaptations, as well as games, hiking, related craft projects, puzzles and stories. At Spring Break Survivor for grades 3-5, Your child can try our fun, active adventures to learn outdoor survival skills: create a shelter, find water sources, use a map, work with a team, and build a fire. Spring Break Storybook Adventures is also available for ages 4-6 in preschool or kindergarten. $155.00 for residents, $194.00 non-residents. Learn more...

FlavorPot Spring Camp 2019
2041 Tower Drive, Glenview
Camp for kids ages 6-12 runs March 25 - March 29. Three hours of food, fun and friends! 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. 9:30 am – 12:00 pm each day. Sign up for individual days or the entire week. $60 per day / $255 for the week. (224) 300-0656. Learn more...

Impact Dance Studio
6B S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange
March 25-29, 10am - 12:30pm or 10am - 3pm. Featuring games, crafts and activities for boys and girls ages 2-9. (708) 354-JUMP Learn more...

Inside Out Art Studio
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Spring Break Art Camp for ages 5 and up runs April 15 to April 19 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. Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring! Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills. (773) 697-5012. Learn more...

Kids Stem Studio
770 W Gladys Ave, Chicago, and at the Menomonee Club, 1535 N Dayton St, Chicago
Camps for grades K-6 runs April 15-19 from 8:30am – 4:00pm full day, with extended care available until 5:30pm. Each day of camp includes a half day of technology and a half day of Hands-on Engineering. Activities include 3D Printing and Modeling, Minecraft Architecture and Hands on Engineering. From $80 per day. Learn more...

The Laboratory - By-the-day LEGO Robotics Design & Build
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago, Chicago
When school is out, The Laboratory is open. Kids ages 7-12 can join us for our full-day immersive 1-day camps, March 25-29 and April 15-19. By-the-day LEGO Robotics Design & Build. Spend the day dabbling in Robotic Engineering with our popular by-the-day program. This student-driven program lets students choose what they want to create. Design and build a LEGO-brick robot. Teach it to spin, chomp, or drive. Work collaboratively with your fellow robotic engineers to design Brickworld creations. Participants will use LEGO WeDo and WeDo2.0 motor and sensor program. $90 per day. Extended care available. Learn more...

Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
March 18-20; March 25-27; April 15-19. This year's camp theme is The Great American Trek, where campers explore the ins and outs of habitats from North to South America and get to know more about the critters that call these environments home. Spring Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades PreK-4th grade. Full day is 9am - 3pm, $70 per day ($60 members). Half day is for PreK-K, 9–11:30 a.m. or 12:30–3 p.m.; $35/day, $30/day members. After Care is available from 3-5 p.m. for $20/day, where campers stay to play games, watch movies and visit zoo animals. (312) 742-2000. Learn more...

Lookingglass Theatre Spring Break Camp
Location TBD, 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 productions. April 15-19, 9am - 3pm. For Grades K-4. $325. There's also Alice in Wonderland camp, $325, April 15-19: Tumble down the rabbit hole and create a world beyond imagination with Springglass as we unearth the magic from Lewis Carroll's acclaimed novel Alice in Wonderland. (773) 477-9257. Learn more...

Mad Science at the Lab!
Mad Science and Music House - Arts and Science!
1053 N. California Ave., Chicago
Grades K-6. $85/day or $375/week. 9am - 4pm with extended care available. Join Mad Science and Music House during Spring Break as we present a week full of science and the arts. Each day the students will spend half the day exploring a different science topic at Mad Science - everything from magnets to slime - as well as enjoy free time full of activities and games to enjoy on their own or with friends. Afterwards they will be guided across the street to Music House for fun with music, performing and creative arts. Registration available for just one day or the whole week for a discounted price! Learn more...

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
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 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; Lights Up! for Grades 1-3 with Scenes & Songs from The Lego Movie; and Curtains Up!for Grades 4-8 with Scenes & Songs from Anastasia. March 25-29, 9am-12pm, $145. (847) 577-5982. Learn more...

NY Kids Club - Chicago Spring Break Camp
2727 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago
April 15 - 26, Registration is available on a day by day basis. 9:00-12:00 - $45; 1:00-4:00 - $45; 9:00-3:00 - $65; 9:00-6:00 - $85. Grab your binoculars, map, and hiking boots because NY Kids Club - Chicago is about to embark on a thrilling adventure around the world! During our Spring Break Camp, your child is invited to join a team of explorers as they venture into new territory every day! From an African safari, to diving under the sea, to blasting off in to outer space, no two days will be alike! Campers will develop skills, make new friends, and enjoy innovative lessons in gymnastics, cooking, architecture, engineering, sports, art, science, dance, theatre, yoga, karate and music! Learn more...

Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook
Fun, hands-on STEM camps for PreK, Grades K-5, and Robotics (grades 5-8). March 25-29 & April 22-25. Sign up by the day! Half-day & full-day options. Two locations in Northbrook! Campers will explore, build and create! PreK camps include science experiments, crafts and games. Older campers also add open ended engineering design projects and explorations. Half-day or Full-day, extended options. $35-$95. (847) 687-2450 Learn more...

North American Pizza & Culinary Academy
1970 University Lane, Lisle
March 28-29. 11am - 1pm. Are you taking a stay-cation this spring break? Come hang out at NAPCA and learn a new skill in cooking and baking everyday. (630) 395-9958. Learn more...

Hi Five Camp at Players Indoor Sports Center
1740 Quincy Avenue, Naperville
March 25-29. 12 - 3pm. Ages 5-11. $25 per day or $20 for multiple days. Each day of camp kids will be divided into teams according to age and skill level. Campers will get to play a variety of team sports lead by our professional coaching staff. Our camp encourages friendly competition with a focus on fundamentals of sports, teamwork and good sportsmanship. If your child is a sports nut, then this is the camp for them! (630) 470 6400. Learn more...

Robot City Workshop
3226 N. Sheffield, Chicago
At Spring Break Camp, 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. Campers signing up for the full camp Monday through Friday get a special discount and take home four cool robotic kits. Robot City’s Spring Break Camp can offer your child a way to explore new topics and learn in a fun, hands on environment. Mornings are once again geared towards younger students (5-9) & afternoons are geared towards older students (9-12). Our Half Day Off Camp takes place from 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. (773) 281-1008. Learn more...

Second City Spring Break Camp
Our programming builds confidence & communication skills AND are non-stop fun!
1616 N Wells St., Chicago
Our programming builds confidence & communication skills that will help your child in school and in their future. March 25-29 & April 15-19. 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. (312) 664-3959. Learn more...

Take a Break Playcare
2855 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Flexible Day Rates for ages 5 - 13 years are available 8:30 am - 6:30pm only on April 5, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. Check in for vacation day by 10am for vacation day rate. $55 (6 continuous hours) or $70 (8 continuous hours) Sibling rates available. Day camp includes free play, movie, tech time (ages 7+), and an art project. Learn more...

Taste Buds Kitchen
Spring Break Cooking Camp for Ages 4-13
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
From March 25-29, join TBK for "Plant to Plate" and explore all the plants you like to eat and learn new ways to spice them up. Discover the fun differences between a fruit and vegetable and test your green thumb abilities as we grow a mini-garden in our kitchen. We will cook and eat our way through a menu of sweet and savory recipes like Carrot Noodle Nests, Peach Pie Pops, and Baked Green Bean Fries! The 3-hour hands-on camps keep kids ages 4-8 engaged from 9am-12pm 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...

TopGolf KidZone Spring Break Academy
Naperville and Wood Dale
Camp is for ages 6-12 and will be held March 25-27 9am – 12pm at both locations. $119. 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. Learn more...

Unicoi Art Studio
Unicoi Art Studio 2059 W. Belmont, Chicago
Camp is for ages 4-12 and will be held April 15-19 from 9am - 4pm, with half-days available from 9am-1pm or 1:30-4pm. $85 full day, $40 half day. (312) 324-3700.Learn more...

Windy City Ninjas Spring Break Camps
Chicago and Elmhurst
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. Chicago April 15th through April 24th; Elmhurst March 25th through March 29th and April 19th. Full-day 9AM-3:30 $85; half-day 9AM-12PM or 12:30-3:30PM $50. For ages 5 and up. (773-886-1996 and 630-478-2710) Learn more...

Wishcraft Workshop Make A Day Of It Camp
3907 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago
School's out days include April 5, 10, and 15-19, suggested for ages 5-12. $90 per day. The only thing predictable in this art camp is the fun. 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 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...