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Guide to North Shore Summer Camps

Summer camp

No matter what your kid is into, there’s a camp for him or her. Here’s your handy dandy guide to day camps on Chicago’s North Shore. In addition to the camps listed below, the  park districts in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe and Highland Park offer a variety of fun and affordable summer camp options.

Traditional Camps

Banner Day Camp

1225 Riverwoods Rd., Lake Forest
Ages 3 – 6th grade
It’s all about growing as an individual, embracing new opportunities and having fun. And it’s more than just fun. Banner campers develop positive self-esteem as they achieve new accomplishments, socially and athletically. 847-295-4900

North Shore Country Day School Summer Camp

310 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka
Ages 4 – 10
The Day Camp’s diverse programs allow for all campers to try new activities in a setting where individual growth is fostered by a caring staff. The goal is to actively involve all campers while offering encouragement and support as they tackle new endeavors. NSCD offers several other summer programs as well. Visit for more info. 847-441-3350

Apachi Day Camp

4 yrs – 7th grade
Located on 10 beautiful secluded acres in Northbrook, JCC “Z” Frank Apachi day camp has been bringing magical summers to Northshore children for over 25 years. With virtually every sport imaginable, an array of cultural arts activities and door-to door bus service, your child will expand their interests, have fun, grow and make new friends while developing greater independence.

Sports Camps


Lincolnwood School, 2600 Colfax, Evanston
Kindergarten- 8th grade
At GoodSports! your child is exposed to a well rounded variety of sports and activities aimed at developing a whole range of skills and abilities. It’s great fun that builds your child’s sportsmanship, athletic skills, and confidence under the enthusiastic guidance of experienced and dedicated professionals.

Illinois Baseball Academy

Wilmettewww.illinoisbaseballacademy.comAges 4 – 6Illinois Baseball Academy and the Wilmette Park District have teamed up to provide this exciting program for boys and girls. In addition to learning baseball fundamentals and playing daily games, we will spend time everyday teaching valuable life-skills. 847-899-3620

Northwestern Girls Soccer Academy - Junior Wildcat Academy Camp

Lakeside Field, 2400 Campus Drive, Evanston
Grades K – 8
Day camp activities will assist players in improving and learning new skills in a fun, instructive environment. Games and technical training are used to develop the players’ skills and understanding of the game. 847-467-5297

Northwestern Soccer Camps

Long Field, 636 Lincoln St., Evanston
Grades 1 – 8
The camps are designed for the young male athlete, both field players and goalkeepers, to train in a positive learning environment. Individual, small group and team settings to help improve individual skills level, passion for the game and teamwork. Personalized instruction from qualified, highly experienced college coaches and players. 847-491-4392


Game On! Sports Camp for Girls

Lake Forest College, 250 Washington Rd., Lake Forest
Grades Pre-K – 10th
Located on the impressive and expansive athletic campus of Lake Forest College since 2007, campers of all athletic abilities are treated to a multi-sport experience with all but the golf and horseback riding activities on site. 847-229-9959

Art Camps

Art Center of Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
Ages 4 – 17
Through a wide range of mixed media activities, this summer let your child explore, imagine and create through art! Camps are offered in 2, 4, 6, or 8 week sessions. New projects offered each session. 847-432-1888

Theatre Camps

Piven Theatre Workshop

927 Noyes St., Evanston
Grades 4 – 12
Several classes including improvisation, story ensemble and musical theatre. 847-866-6597

Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette
Grades 4 – 12
Several programs available, including Performance Playhouse (by audition only), Elements of a Play and Stage to Screen: Theatre and Filmaking.

A.C.T. – Academy @ Citadel Theatre

Deerpath Middle School, Lake Forest
Grades 1 – 12
This year, A.C.T. presents two camp opportunities for young artists that are looking for a real world professional performance experience. Taught by a staff of seasoned professionals, students will be immersed in the world of theatre. Our conservatory style training will expose students to many important aspects of performance art including auditioning, rehearsing, set design, costuming, and the final production. 847-735-8554

Music Camps

Camp Jam

Lake Forest
Ages 7-17
Camp Jam’s multi-level curriculum schools students in every aspect of playing in a real rock and roll band. From playing techniques, plenty of band rehearsal, song writing, to stage presence, Camp Jam’s variety of classes will turn the bedroom player into a bona fide rock star. Not only do you learn from a rock legend, you get to take the big stage on Friday. 800-513-0930

Music Institute of Chicago

Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park and Lake Forest

Academic Camps

Baker Summer Discovery

201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette
Age three through ninth grade
Baker’s Summer Discovery is designed to spark the imagination, engage the intellect, and, at the same time, offer an equally important dose of fun and physical activity.  We enthusiastically invite and heartily welcome children from outside the Baker community. 847-425-5814

Technology Camps

iD Programming Academy at Lake Forest College


iD Programming Academy, Ages 13-18




Learn how to code for the real world! The iD Programming Academy, the leading summer technology program for teens in the U.S., provides an intensive, pre-college experience in the growing field of programming and application development. The two-week overnight programs are held at elite universities and taught by iD faculty with programming, development, engineering and computer science experience. Highlights of the iD Programming Academy:


  • Discover programming, app development and robotics with industry-grade software
  • Learn from elite faculty in small, personalized classes of just 8 students or fewer, guaranteed
  • Tour a major application development studio
  • Have a blast with our LAN gaming tournaments (not to infringe on instructional time)
  • Graduate with experience using software repository systems (and receive an Official Transcript with Continuing Education Units, optional)


With the fields of application development, computer science and engineering expanding rapidly, students interested in pursuing a career can no longer wait until college to learn how to code. Start here and now.

The iD Programming Academy offers intensive, assignment-driven programming workshops in course topics ranging from iPhone® and Android™ app development to Java for the AP® Exam, robotics engineering, modding with Minecraft, and more.


Nature Camps

Camp CBG at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
Ages 2 – 15
These fun outdoor camps offer kids in Chicago’s north shore suburbs a wide variety of activities that take advantage of the facilities and expertise at the Chicago Botanic Garden.847-835-8361

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  1. Beth Wiser

    I am looking for 2 situations: 1) a summer rental for 2013 on the North Shore that would allow an assistance dog, and 2) a rental with an option to buy from summer 2013 for my son and his daughter in the New Trier District where she now attends school.
    Call 415-668-2721.

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