Alcuin Montessori

324 N. Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Celebrating over 50 years of Montessori excellence, Alcuin Montessori is among the oldest Montessori schools in the country. Alcuin’s mission is to inspire a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration and personal excellence by providing an educational community founded on rigorous academics, independent thought and individual development.

Offering a cross-curricular learning environment that balances academic and emotional intelligence, their programs are designed to help children (ages birth through 14 years) become confident, curious, self-disciplined and motivated.

In addition to our excellent Montessori curriculum, students also enjoy yoga, art, Orff, Spanish, theater and week-long trips. Call 708-366-1882 or visit for details.

Bead In Hand

145 Harrison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Bead in Hand is a retail bead shop in Oak Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Eeasy to get to by car or by public transportation. Please come visit us! If you are a beader, you won’t be disappointed – you’ll find an extraordinary selection of all kinds of beads and beading supplies.

Berwyn Park District

Proska Park Activity Center
3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
Berwyn, IL. 60402

Freedom Park Administrative Office
3701 Scoville Ave.
Berwyn, IL. 60402

Liberty Cultural Center
6445 W. 27th Place
Berwyn, IL. 60402

Berwyn Park District Adventure Camp is a great way to spend your summer. We pride ourselves on the quality of our counselors and activities. We take field trips every week! We also offer convenient before and after camp options. The fees for our camp include all activities, trips and events. Our camp will run from June 3rd to August 9th. Regular camp goes 9:00am to 4:00pm, but we also offer free Before Care from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and free After Care from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Please call or see our website for more details. 708-795-2892 –

Brookfield Recreation Department

8820 Brookfield Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513

Brookfield Recreation Department Summer Day Camp Programs for Children grades pre-school-6th. Games, Sports, Crafts and FUN!! Each day offers your child the opportunity to interact and socialize with other children in a play-filled atmosphere. Register by May 1 to receive discounted rate on your final week of camp. Camp forms available at Recreation Office. Call 708-485-1527.

Camp Gan Israel

Chabad Jewish Center of Oak Park

Camp Gan Israel offers a program packed with meaningful Jewish themes and loads of fun for children ages 5-10. Summer is a critical time in a child’s life. A successful summer camp experience is more than a break from studies, it is a learning experience. Campers will enjoy nature, crafts, sports and water activities, while building character and responsibility in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Each day has a Jewish theme and all of the activities during the course of that day reflect its theme.

CGI will run two one-week sessions, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16. For more information visit

Constructive Chaos

349 Ashland
River Forest, IL 60305

It’s time to think about summer camp! Constructive Chaos has created a summer schedule that can be completely customized to work in your child’s busy summer program. Kids can learn how to make French pastries in our Dough and Batter Pastry Camp or learn how to create paper mache sculptures in our Make a Mess Art camp all in the same week! We have lots of friendly and fun competition planned during our Top Chef Camp and food lovers beware, our A Taste of the World Camp is going to teach you how to make some amazing dishes!

Howard Mohr Community Center

7640 Jackson Blvd
Forest Park, IL 60130

Summer camp is for children entering grades K – 7th. Children will enjoy creative projects, free play, weekly field trips, structured games and exciting indoor and outdoor sports to keep your children active during the summer months. Swimming daily at the Forest Park Aquatic Center! Clubhouse features a qualified, first aid trained and state licensed staff with many years of childcare experience. Parents must provide daily lunch. Clubhouse will be held at the Forest Park Community Center, at 7640 Jackson Blvd. We will be open every weekday from June 3rd until August 16h, 2013. Our hours of operation are 6:30 am until 6 pm.

Language & Music School

150 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301

Group & Private Lessons for Ages 4 Months – Adult

Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Arabic, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish PreK/K Parent-Tot! Piano, Guitar (all styles), Vocal, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Accordion, Parent-Tot groups & More! Award Winning Music Students! Call Now for Trial Class 708-524-LALA or visit

Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts

6701 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Bring us your budding Ninjas this summer, and we will guide them on a true martial arts journey to nourish their yearning for adventure on the mat. Our ever-popular Young Ninja Artists Camp for children ages 5-12, presents the movement, culture and history of the Asian Martial Arts. Master Yu appears as a special guest, with Kumdo (Swords) demonstrations and leads the children in traditional martial arts games. For more experienced artists, Master Yu will teach The Twin Sticks Defense Art, and Airborne Kicks Camp, appropriate for youth & teens, with ongoing Swords Class throughout the summer. Schedules and registration available online after March 1st.

The Oak Park Arts District

P.O. Box 4441
Oak Park, Il 60304

In 2008 a group of several of the creative businesses in the Oak Park Arts District united to establish the first Children’s Art Camp in the Oak Park Arts District. When you enroll your child in the Arts District Camp Program you give your child the opportunity to expand their art skills with professional artists through dance and movement, mixed-media, glass-fusing, beading, painting, music and performance, culinary arts, fiber arts, yoga, print-making, creative writing, and more. Throughout each day of our camp programs the children rotate between a variety of studios, galleries and creative businesses for a fun and creative experience.

Oak Park Education Foundation

970 Madison St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
(708) 524-3023

B.A.S.E. Camp–Unique, Educational and Fun!

The Oak Park Education Foundation’s summer B.A.S.E. Camp (Build A Summer Education) is offering a collection of popular programs for kids. All camps are in June and located at Brooks and Julian Middle Schools. Open to kids from any school, currently in grades K through 7.

  • VEX Robotics
  • Photography
  • LEGO Landmarks
  • Inside Out Architecture
  • Chips Mural Project
  • Time Warp Tales
  • Engineering with LEGOs
  • Build A Bug
  • Dissection

For information and registration, visit or email Jenny Roen at Register today!

Park District of Forest Park

7501 W. Harrison
Forest Park, IL. 60130

The Park District of Forest Park has always been a popular place for children’s activities in the summer! New this year, we are opening at 6:30am to accommodate parent work schedules. Summer Camp this year will also feature three age appropriate sections: Kamp Kiddie (Pre-K-1st grade), Summer Day Camp-Unplugged (2-6th grade), and Teen Summer Camp (6-9th grade). All of our summer day camp programs offer a variety of activities, arts and craft, games, playtime, swimming, and field trips. Held at the Park District of Forest Park, campers have daily access to our newly renovated tennis courts, award winning softball/baseball fields, two skate parks, a multi-purpose field, soon to be renovated playground area, and the ever popular Forest Park Aquatic Center. Daily lunch is also provided for campers in attendance. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the fun this summer! Open Houses will be held on March 28th, April 22nd, and May 15th from 6 – 8 p.m. Call the Park District for registration and other camp information.


2947 S. Oak Park Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402

Your child or teen will have plenty of opportunities to explore and discover their potential this summer at the Y. Your camper will never be bored with days full of swimming & water activities, going outside, wall climbing, group games and more.

We have financial aid available and accept Action for Children.

Fillmore Kiddie Camp (ages 3 – 6 years old) – Give your younger child a chance to experience summer camp while enjoying the safety and comfort of the Pav YMCA. Camp runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Camp Director: Suzanne Blecha, 708-749-0606 ext. 328.

Fillmore Day Camp (grades 1st – 6th) Each week will bring fun and excitement with swimming, rock climbing, arts and crafts, sports, large/small group games, and field trips every Thursday! Camp runs from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Camp Director: Stephanie Robinson, 708-749-0606 ext. 334.

Fillmore Extreme Teen Camp (grades 7th – 10th) – For the camper interested in old traditions with a new twist! The Extreme Teens will be doing rotations, going on field trips, swimming, and much more! Camp runs 9am – 4pm. Camp Director: Raymond Garcia, ext. 319.

Visit to learn about our camps, specialty camps, financial aid, and more.

Riverside Arts Center

32 E. Quincy St.
Riverside, IL 60546

LEARN! CREATE! INSPIRE! Join us at the Riverside Arts Center for Spring Break and Summer Camp! Students will learn and create with clay, sculpture, painting, fibers, mixed media and much more! Visit for schedules and registration, and call Shawn at 708-209-5636 with additional questions.

Riverside Parks & Recreation Department

27 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

RIVERSIDE SUMMER CAMP is back with a ton of FUN stuffed into 10 action-packed weeks! Our tots, ages 3 to 6 years will learn by play through self-expression, socialization and recreational FUN in our Summertime Play Camp. Kids, ages 6 to 13 years, who are looking for lasting memories filled with fun field trips, wacky themes, an array of activities guaranteed to thrill, and counselors who serve as mentors should get in the game with Adventure Day Camp! Join our Field Trip Travel Week for daily excursions exploring all the excitement that Chicagoland has to offer!

Don’t miss out on our other camp options listed in our Winter/Spring Brochure on our website. Register in March for our kindergarten enrichment program that follows the 2013-2014 school year. It fills quickly, so be sure to view the details about KinderKids Club on our home page.

Check out our Ad in this guide, the RPRD website at, or our Facebook page at for more information. Also feel free to contact Teresa Michalik at 708-442-7025 or for more information!

School of Rock Oak Park

219 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Summer Rock-n-Roll Boot Camps at School of Rock Oak Park are Inspiring, Immersive and Insanely Fun! Days are packed with skill-building activities with professional instructors and designed to make musicians stronger–fast! Camps are designed for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.Through workshops, clinics, and private instruction, our comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance skills in a creative and fun environment. We know from experience that playing in a group speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Camps culminate with live concert or recording project. Ages 7 -17.

Terra Incognito

246 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, Il 60302
35 S. LaGrange Rd.
LaGrange, IL 60525

Our camps are designed to fit complicated schedules. Multi-Media camps (5-9 yrs.) meet for 3 hrs. per day, AM or PM, Monday thru Thursday, one week at a time. Register for whichever camps fit your schedule or your child’s interest, or sign up for the entire summer.

Your child will have a thoroughly enjoyable and creative summer as she/he explores a variety of materials and methods while learning about different artists and art processes in our Summer Camp programs.

Also offered are Wheel-throwing camps for Teens (12-15) and Preteens (9-12). These camps fill quickly! We’ve been a parent and child favorite choice for 10 years! Reserve your space today at

University of Chicago

Super Summer Sports Camp
5530 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago IL 60637

Teamwork, sportsmanship, doing your best and having FUN… These values are what we prioritize at the University of Chicago’s Super Summer Sports Camp, a recreational athletic camp for boys and girls in grades K-8. Campers participate under the supervision of UChicago coaches and current student-athletes who create a positive and affirming environment for all. Full day, morning and afternoon sessions are available. One-week sessions available June 17 through August 9. Register now – early bird savings through April 15! Check out our brochure online or call 773-702-9065 for further information.

West Cook YMCA

255 S. Marion St.
Oak Park IL 60302

Take a world-wide adventure with us this summer as we explore sports, games, dance, music, theater and visual arts from different countries. Our annual World Service Carnival caps off the summer as we highlight cultures from around the world. Other exciting events include a Talent Show, Olympics, Prom and Family Day.

Children are grouped by like ages. Low staff to camper ratio enables children to receive individualized attention.
Our summer program incorporates literacy, science, technology and healthy living into our global experience. Children will participate in fun and exciting weekly field trips.

Swimming occurs at least twice a week at either the YMCA or local pools. Children will visit local parks daily. Camp in the park is two days a week and includes swimming, art, dance and games at a selected park.

Registration begins March 1st. Register by March 31st & save 10%. Register for the entire summer by April 30th & save 15%! Full payment must be made at time of registration.

For more information, contact Lisa Merdinger at 708-434-0230 or The West Cook YMCA is a cause-driven organization that never refuses anyone for inability to pay. We offer a scholarship program for YMCA membership.

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