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academic + STEAM camps


First Congregational Church, 327 Hamilton St, Geneva, IL

DESCRIPTION: A fun mix of academic, social, and natural learning through play, adventures and nature. Walking distance to: Wheeler park, island park, library, river, local businesses and more! Ratio of teachers to children will not exceed 1:8. Email to register.

AGESAges 3 - 10

DATES: June 7 - 30 and July 5 - 28, 2022 | Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am - 1pm

COST: $300 per month, $50 discount for siblings



Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: Leadership, Experience And Development Designed for kids looking for some first-job and team building experience. A positive, cooperative attitude is required for this unique opportunity. Program participation is based on an application and interview process. Applications will be available online at beginning April 18. Applications are due by Monday, May 9.

AGESAges 12 - 14

DATES: Four different sessions available throughout June 6 - July 29, 2022 | M - F 8am - 3pm

COST: $140 R / $190 NR per week

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specialty camps via st. charles park district

Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: Search for activities that fit your kiddo's interests including X-Treme Science, OuterSpace, Roblox and Minecraft, STEM, Cartoon & Anime, and Future Engineers, with some Virtual camp options.

AGESAges vary for kids from 6 - 18 years old. 

DATES: Varies most programs are M - F, June 6 - August 5, 2022

COST: Varies from $99 - $300 per session.

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summer bridges at fox valley learners

1434 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: Fox Valley Learners is offering 1 and 2 week themed camps, 10am - 12pm, all summer long including Science Fair, Arts and Crafts, Ocean Adventure, Architecture, and Back to School Bootcamp for Grades K - 6; M/W or T/Th options available. A Pre-K Friday Fun camp is also available. Options to add lunch and a Spanish enrichment.

AGESGrades PreK - 5 

DATES: June 6 - August 4, 2022

COST: $80 for one week camps, $160 for two week camps

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learning ascent daily double

Learning Ascent Educational Services, 2020 Dean Street Unit N, St. Charles, IL

DESCRIPTION: Two hours of academic & fun summer camp for entering 1st-6th graders. Campers choose from M/W or T/Th with an option to add lunch and a Spanish class. A Friday Fun Camp is also available for kids entering Kindergarten.

AGESAges 6 - 12

DATES: M/W or T/Th, 10am - 12pm

COST: Call for pricing 

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Camp Invention: Explore

Grace McWayne Elementary, 3501 Hapner Way, Batavia, IL

DESCRIPTION: Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure! All-new, hands-on activities will launch their imagination and get their confidence soaring as they explore STEM fun from the oceans to outer space.

AGES:  Grades K - 6

DATES: June 13 - June 17, 2022 | 9am - 3:30pm

COST: $245


youth variety summer camps

via Batavia Park District (locations vary)

DESCRIPTION: Have an adventurous summer with the Batavia Park District! Check out a wide variety of weekly themed camps including Chess Scholars, Secret Agent Lab, NASA Camp, Vamanos Spanish Camp, STEM Medley, and more!

AGES:  Ages 5 - 16

DATES: Varies, June - August 2022

COST: Varies


summer @imsa

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora | (630) 957-5987

DESCRIPTION: The IMSA Student Enrichment Team is bringing a slate of amazing STEM-based summer camps to our communities. 

AGES:  Entering Grades 3 - 10

DATES: June 6 - August 4, 2022; 8:30am - 3pm

COST: $385 per week


ACES All-In Consulting and Educational Services

25 West Jefferson St. Oswego, IL 60543 | (630) 849-7624

DESCRIPTION: A multi-day immersive experience based on well-loved topics. Sign up for a single week or try them all! 9am-12pm. Campers should dress for the weather and pack a lunch/snack and a drink. Single day camp options also available. 

AGES:  5 - 12

DATES: Monday - Thursday June 6 - July 28, 2022 | 9am - 12pm.

COST: $165 per week


creative beginnings camp

Creative Beginnings Preschool, 108 Valley Drive, Elburn, IL | 630-365-9555

DESCRIPTION: Weekly Camps, Monday - Thursdays for kids 3 - 6 years old. Themes include We Dig Dinosaurs, Disney Days, STEAM, Petite Picassos, and Kindergarten Boot Camp. Call for registration. 

AGES:  3 - 6 years old

DATES: Select weeks, June 6 - July 28, 2022 | Mornings

COST: $100 per session


summer tinkering camp

DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N Washington Street, Naperville, IL

DESCRIPTION: Over the course of one week (or three!), Tinkering Camp provides an immersive opportunity to build with real tools to solve real problems. Budding engineers will find joy in the challenges, knowledge in the failures, and the confidence and ability to keep trying. Tinkering promotes creative problem solving, flexible thinking, a failure-positive mindset, and to top it off. . . it is incredibly fun! Working with other like-minded children and adult collaborators, Campers will have a chance to bring their imaginations to life. Camp will be held mainly outdoors. 

AGES:  4 - 15 year olds

DATES: July 11 -August 4, 2022 | 9am - 12pm

COST: $125 - $160 per week.


kids science labs summer camp

275 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, IL

DESCRIPTION: Kids Science Labs Wheaton presents a series of weekly summer science camps from June - August designed to enhance your child’s critical thinking skills and problem solving ability combined with great summer camp fun for children. Kids Science Labs' summer camps are some of the best in the nation thanks to our amazing team and the depth of our curriculum. Our camps incorporate weekly themes and topics ranging from medicine to chemistry to engineering design, all topics certain to engage your curious child.

AGES:  4 - 12 year olds

DATES: Mondays - Fridays, 9am - 12pm or 9am - 3pm

COST: $325 Half Day to $500 Full Day weekly


Dupage FOrest preserve camps

Various locations in DuPage including Wayne and West Chicago

DESCRIPTION: Kids can connect to nature with our 20-plus summer day camps for kids entering first through eighth grades, many focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. With plenty of time for team building, exploration and play, kids might not realize they're firing up new neurons as they're making new friends!

AGES:  4 - 12 year olds

DATES: Varies, June - August 2022

COST: Varies, most M-F camps are $150 for DuPage residents and $175 for nonresidents.

wayne + west chicago

The LEarning Door

36W175 Silver Glen Rd, South Elgin, IL

DESCRIPTION: We love creating a fun space to grow and learn. Our passion at TLD is to foster small groups of learning. Summer Camps @ The Classroom is no different. Our 3 acre property, in St, Charles, allows students to safely explore, while also learning about the nature and people around them. Our small ratios allow for more experiences and hands-on learning. The tutors running our summer camps are all certified in their degrees and experts in their experiences. You can pick any or all of the weeks/sessions you would like - topics include nature, art and culinary arts, STEAM, and more.

AGES:  4 - 18 year olds

DATES: June 6 - July 29, AM or PM half day options

COST: $150 per week

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