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SUMMER PROGRAMS

SUMMER PROGRAMS OF OUR MEMBER SCHOOLS

(INCLUDING STANDARD, ASSOCIATE, AND AFFILIATE)

A JOYFUL NOISE SUMMER CAMP (KENILWORTH)
Run by: A Joyful Noise Preschool at Kenilworth Union Church. Dates: June 15-July 24, 2015. Programs:  Camp features a new format for 2014 of weekly themes based on classic children’s books and is taught by AJN’s teachers.  Activities include indoor/outdoor play, crafts, songs and more.  A special feature of camp is AJN’s own “secret garden” on site, offering summer fun including our signature car wash, sand play, trikes, gardening and more.  Section 1 (Mon/Wed/Fri) for children ages 3 or 4 by 9//01/2014. Section 2 (Tues/Thurs) for children age 2 by 3/01/2014 or age 3 by 9/01/2014. Please note children may only enroll in one section of camp. For more information: Please contact Linda Flinn, AJN Registrar at linda.flinn@att.net for more information. You may also visit our website at www.ajoyfulnoisepreschool.com.

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL SUMMER CAMPS (KENILWORTH)
Run by: All Things Bright and Beautiful Preschool at Holy Comforter Church. Programs: Exploring Our Wonderful World! We are pleased to offer a six-week day camp program for preschool children from June 16 through July 23, 2015. The six-week session will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday for 3- 5 year olds and Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 year olds. Camp takes place at All Things Bright and Beautiful Preschool, 222 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth IL.  Hours of the camp: 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. for 3 – 5 year olds and 9:15 – 11:15 for two year olds. The cost of the program is $625 older / $430 for younger. A separate Vacation Bible Camp follows the 6 week summer camp program. Dates: June 16-July 23, 3015. For more information: Contact Mary Johnson, mrjohnson@holycomforter.org  or 847- 251-6120 or visit
http://www.holycomforter.org/summercamp/.

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING (WINNETKA)
Run by: The Winnetka Public Schools.  Program:  The Primary Program is designed for prospective Junior Kindergartners through grade one.  Classes are held at Hubbard Woods School, Monday through Friday, 8:45-11:45 p.m.  The General Program is designed for prospective 2nd-8th graders and is held at Carleton Washburne School. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:50-11:50 p.m.  The program offers a wide variety of course, from animal care and archery to woodworking and yoga.  Dates: June 15 through July 17, 2015. For more information:  Winnetka Public Schools, 1235 Oak St., Winnetka.  847-446-9400. http://www.winnetka36.org/adventures/

BAKER SUMMER DISCOVERY (WILMETTE)

Run by: Baker Demonstration School.  Program: Early Childhood Summer Program for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten. Led by master teachers who create an enriched and nurturing environment where play-based learning thrives both indoors and out in our specially designed facilities for young learners. The summer sunshine and warm days provide new learning and exploration opportunities that just can’t be had during the school year. Each summer is focused around a theme that is certain to both engage and excite. Activities abound with imaginative play, artistic creativity, scientific questioning, early literacy, and mathematical processing.  Age and ability appropriate morning swim lessons are a highlight for our young campers.  Our prekindergarten program is open to children who are three by June 1 and are toilet trained.  You may register by session or week, full or half day options as well as 3 or 5 day options are also available.  Dates: June 16-August 8, 2014. An excellent extended care program allows camper to come as early as 8 am and stay until 5:30 pm. For more information contact Joan Beadle at jbeadle@bakerdemschool.org or 847-425-5814. Visit https://www.bakerdemschool.org/summer-program.html.

CAMP ALMOST ANYTHING GOES (WINNETKA)
Run by: The Winnetka Park District.  Program:  Camp Almost Anything Goes combines the best of all camp activities. Campers take part in a wide range of activities that include arts and crafts, games, sports, nature and special events. Children also meet once a week at Tower Rd. Beach for water activities and go on a field trip once a week to such places as aquatic parks, arcades and other fun destinations. Field trips are all-day events.  Meets at Skokie School.  For boys and girls entering grades 2-4.  Before Camp (7:30-9 am) & After Camp (3-6 pm) are also available for participants. Times: 9 am to 3 pm, with various weekly and time options available. Dates: June 15-July 31, 2015 For more information:  Call the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040 or log on to the website at www.winpark.org.

CORNFLAKES (WINNETKA)
Run by: The Winnetka Community House.  Program: For boys and girls age 33 months to 6 years.  Adventure walks, swimming, arts and crafts.  Morning, afternoon, or extended day programs. Dates: June 8-July 24, 2015. For more information:  Call the Winnetka Community House, at 847-446-7615 or visit www.winnetkacommunityhouse.org.

FRENCH SCHOOL CAMP (WINNETKA)
Run by: French School  Program: A six-week French and fun-filled summer camp for current students and French- speaking children (space permitting). Those interested in enrolling in 2015-2016 are encouraged to attend. Daily outdoor play with weekly themes, creative crafts, jewelry making, cooking, dress up, music and more, all in a French immersion environment.   Dates:Camp starts June 1, 2015.   For more information:  847-501-5800 or www.FrenchInstituteNS.com.

GIGGLE GANG (NORTHFIELD)
Run by: The Northfield Park District. Program: For boys and girls ages 3-5 (children must be 3 by June 15, 2012.) Camp meets at the Northfield Community Center. Arts & crafts, show and tell, themes weeks, special events, water days, and group activities. Choose the number of weeks that fit your camper's schedule as well as days. We offer a 3-day a week as well as 5-day a week option. Children must be toilet trained by the start of camp. Dates: June 15-July 31, 2015 (7 weeks). For more information: Call Jennifer Sweeney at the Northfield Park District at 847-446-4428 or go to www.northfieldparkdistrict.org.

GLENCOE PARK DISTRICT LITTLE BEARS PRESCHOOL CAMPS AND KINDER CORNER (GLENCOE)

Run by: Glencoe Park District.Program: Glencoe Park District preschool camps provide age appropriate, exciting activities in a fun, interactive environment. Summer fun means arts and crafts, making friends, music, cooking, and lots of playtime. Add a little running in the sprinklers, a little digging in the garden, and a satisfying dose of paint and glitter, and you’ve got the recipe for a happy camper! Teddy Bears (for age 2), Panda Bears (for age 3), Koala Bears (for age 4) and Kinder Korner (children entering Kindergarten).Dates:Camp is eight weeks and runs from June 8 through July 31, 2015.    For more information: Contact Lisa Panizo, Early Childhood Director, at (847) 835-3035 or enroll online at www.glencoeparkdistrict.com

HAPPINESS IS DAY CAMP (WINNETKA)
Run by: The Winnetka Park District.  Program:  The former Kiddie Camp and Happiness Is have combined to provide a fine tradition of quality camp experiences. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, games, sports, outdoor nature fun, special events, theme weeks and much more!  Happiness Is 2 campers will meet once a week at Tower Road Beach for water activities; those in Happiness Is 1 will not go to the beach.  Camp sites include Hubbard Woods School & Skokie School.  For boys and girls ages 3-7 (children must be 3 by June 17th, 2013).  Before Camp (7:30-9 am) & After Camp (3-6 pm) are also available for participants. Dates: June 16-Aug. 1, 2014. 9 am-3 pm. For more information:  Call the Winnetka Park District at 847-501-2040 or visit the website at www.winpark.org.

HARKNESS HOUSE FOR CHILDREN (WINNETKA)
Run by: Harkness House for Children.  Program: Full day and part-day programs for children ages 8 weeks to 6 years.  For more information: Call Director Patti Ruffin at 847-501-2549 or visit www.harknesshouse.org.

KID MOTION (WINNETKA)
Program: A physical, creative, fun atmosphere for 2 1/2 to 4 years olds. Children have fun playing in the gym room that is specially designed each week for an exciting adventure. There is also a protected outdoor opportunity for children to wash cars, paint and decorate walls with chalk. Best Deal: You can customize you child's summer program by picking any combination of two days. Time: 9:00-11:15 pm Dates: June 15-July 24, 2015.  For more information: www.kidmotion.biz or call 847-251-8984.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MADNESS (WINNETKA)

Run by: The Winnetka Park District.  Program: This is an exciting camp for boys and girls who want to do a combination of activities in the summer. Campers will go on two field trips each week, travel to Tower Rd. Beach two times a week and spend a day participating in a wide range of activities including sports, crafts and special events.  Meets at the Park District Community Room.  For children entering grades 5-6.  Before Camp (7:30-9 am) & After Camp (3-6 pm) are also available for participants.  Dates: June 15-July 31, 2015. 9:00-3:00p with two split sessions.  For more information:  Call the Winnetka Park District at (847) 501-2040 or visit the website at www.winpark.org.


THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO SUMMER PROGRAMS (WINNETKA)
Programs:  A variety of summer programs for students of all ages including Musikgarten and Orff classes, Suzuki Samplers, Musical Theater camps, a Baroque Festival, piano workshops, orchestras, bands, Madrigal Singers and more! For more information: Call or visit the Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, 847-446-3822 or visit www.musicinst.org.

NORTHFIELD PARK DISTRICT SPECIALTY CAMPS (NORTHFIELD)
Program: Specialty camps include SMP Soccer Camps for 3-4 year olds and 5-7 year olds; Girls Lacrosse Camp for 3rd-9th graders; Boys Lacrosse Camp for 3rd-9th graders; White Sox Training Summer Baseball Camp for ages 7-12; Chicago Bulls Summer Basketball Camp for ages 6-14; Chicago Bears Summer Football Camp for ages 6-14; Panther Baseball Camp for grades K-8th grade. Dates: Opening day is June 15, 2015.  Sign up for 1-8 week options. For more information: Call Bill Byron at the Northfield Park District at 847-446-4428 or go to www.northfieldparkdistrict.org.

NORTH SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP (WINNETKA)
Programs: For over 64 years, the North Shore Country Day School 's Summer Programs have provided children with a safe and fun summer experience.  Our programs build a spirit of adventure, develop friendships and teach teamwork for children ages 3-13. Day Camp (for children ages 4-10) includes daily swim lessons for all campers and other age- appropriate activities: arts and crafts, archery, gymnastics, tennis, rock climbing, sailing, and canoeing. Expedition Camps (for children ages 10-13) includes Mariner boating program and the Trailblazer outdoor adventures skills program. Language Immersion Program (for children ages 4-10) teaches Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Little Explorers Program (for children age 3) is our two-day per week introduction to Day Camp.  Dates: June 15-August 7, 2015. For more information: Call Summer Programs office for registration materials and brochure at 847-441-3350 or check our website at www.nscdscamps.org.

RONALD KNOW MONTESSORI SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Run by: Ronald Knox Montessori School (RKMS). Programs: Fully accredited Montessori school.  Flexible sessions for children ages 2-6. The Toddler Camp encourages large and small motor development, language skills, and social/emotional growth. The Transitional Camp helps children develop a positive and respectful attitude toward self, others, and the process of learning.  Each 2 week session of the Primary Summer Camp includes a themed field trip and swim lesson, and children stay for lunch. For more information: Visit www.ronaldknox.org or contact Anita McGing at 847 256-2922, ext. 19 or anita_mcging@ronaldknox.org.

SPORTS CAMP (NORTHFIELD)
Run by: The Northfield Park District. Program: For boys and girls entering grades 1st-4th. Camp meets at the Northfield Community Center. The goal of this camp is to introduce campers to the fundamental athletic team concepts as well as specific motor skills. Some of the sports include: lacrosse, softball, soccer, football, kickball, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and Olympics. Choose the number of weeks that fit your camper's schedule as well as days. We offer a 3-day a week as well as 5 day a week option as well as a choice of half-day or full-day camp. Dates: June 15, 2015 (1-8 week options). For more information: Call Bill Byron at the Northfield Park District at 847-446-4428 or go to www.northfieldparkdistrict.org.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL CRUSADER CAMP (WILMETTE)  

Run by: St. Francis Xavier School.  For children ages 3-8th grade.  Sign-up for all six weeks, or just for a few weeks.  Activities vary each day, by week, and will include a wide range of arts and crafts, small and large motor skill activities, stories and songs, sports, games, and water fun.  Activities are organized by weekly themes.  Dates: June 22-July 31, 2015.For more information Online registration on camp page at bit.ly/sfxsummer, or at www.sfx­school.org/summer/programs. Visit SFX School office, 808 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, or call 847-256-0644. Questions? Email: camps@sfx-school.org.

 

TRAILBLAZERS (NORTHFIELD)
Run by: The Northfield Park District. Program: For boys and girls entering grades 1st-4th. Camp meets at the Northfield Community Center. This diverse camp offers your child the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including arts & crafts, sports, games, beach days and much more. Each week there will be a field trip or special guest at camp. Trips/Events include roller skating, The Grove, Pump It Up, a reptile show & magic lesson. Choose the number of weeks that fit your camper's schedule as well as days. We offer a 3-day a week as well as 5 day a week option as well as a choice of half-day or full-day camp. Dates: June 8-July 24, 2015 For more information: Call Jennifer Sweeney at the Northfield Park District at 847-446-4428 or go to www.northfieldparkdistrict.org.

CAMP WILLOW WOOD (WINNETKA)
Run by: Willow Wood Preschool. Program:  Ongoing registration for summer program, children ages 3 and 4 (must be 3 by 9/1/2015).  June 10-26 and July 1-17 (2 sessions offered); Tue. through Thu., 9:15AM-12:15PM (camper brings lunch every day).  Circle time, songs, stories, art, bikes, pool time, sprinklers, playground fun!  Dates: June 9-July 16, 2015 (two sessions offered). Cost: $385 per session or $745 for both sessions. For more information: Contact Sue Cornelo (susancornelo@comcast.net), Willow Wood Preschool, 684 Oak St., Winnetka. 847-441-6393. www.willowwood-preschool.org.

WINNETKA COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP (WINNETKA)
Program:  Winnetka Community Nursery School is offering 6-week summer camp programs for children aged 2½ to 5 years old. Our camps focus on learning by discovery and exploration using both our air-conditioned indoor classrooms and state-of-the-art outdoor learning centers. Children are instructed by highly qualified early childhood teachers who nurture and challenge children in small groups. Each camp fosters imagination, creativity, socialization and gross motor development through enriching and exciting activities and play.  Dates: June 8- July 16, 2015. Closed July 4. For more information: Contact Winnetka Community Nursery School, 800 Pine St., Winnetka, 847-446-4432. For more information and application, visit www.winnetkacommunitynurseryschool.org

WINNETKA COMMUNITY HOUSE SPECIALTY CAMPS (WINNETKA)
Program: Specialty camps include t-ball, basketball, baseball, and the Chicago Bulls Summer Basketball Camp.  Also CircEsteem Summer Circus Adventure, when kids will learn circus skills such as juggling, stilt-walking, and trapeze tricks and will develop their own clown characters. For more information: Call 847-446-0537 or visit www.winnetkacommunityhouse.org.

WINNTEKA COVENANT PRESCHOOL (WILMETTE)

Run by:  Creative Kids Corner (CKC) Programs:  Specializing in arts enrichment and life skills programming for the developing child since 1998. Camp programs are designed to meet the individual needs of  your child while providing opportunities for growing both  independently and socially through music, multi-media artistic  exploration, dramatic play, culinary adventures, languages and  literature over a seven week period. Dates: June 15 – July 31, 2015.    Music & Arts Camp (MWF) 9:30-12:00  (30mos-42mos) (Age 3-5)  (Age 4-7) with extended day camps for 4-7year olds in Ethnic  Cooking Adventures, Madeline’s French or Cheerleading.  Simultaneously with younger siblings, (Age 7-10) can attend  Laughing Academy’s improv camp (MWF) 9:30-12:00 making drop- offs and pick-ups seem magical! Ethnic Cooking Camp explores the  flavors and culture of a new country weekly (age 4-13) with several  afternoon scheduling options.  Adult/Child music classes (6mos-6yrs)  will also be offered on site. Our home away from home atmosphere  includes air conditioned classrooms,, gym and newly designed  outdoor green-space & playground.  For more information: Please visit  www.creativekidscorner.org.  Contact Linda Kusel,  linda@creativekidscorner.org or 847-933-0672.

WINNETKA PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS (WINNETKA)

Program: A variety of summer day camps include Happiness Is I (34mo-4 yrs.), Happiness Is II (4-6 yrs.), Almost Anything Goes (2nd-4th), Middle School Madness (5th-6th), Before & After Camp (4-12 yrs.), Adventure Camp (7th-9th), Counselors-in-Training (7th-9th), and many other sport specific camp programs and activities like SMP Sports Camp (1st-6th) and Sailing (5th-8th).  For more information: call 847-501-2040 or visit www.winpark.org.

WINNETKA PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSERY'S SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (WINNETKA)
Program: WPSN offers a six- week, Monday through Thursday morning summer enrichment program. Our fun and developmentally appropriate program is staffed by highly trained, experienced WPSN teachers.  Children turning 3 by 8/31 attend either 2 or 4 mornings each week; children turning 4 by 8/31 attend 4 mornings. Summer program registration begins in January. Dates: June 8-July 16, 2015. For more information: Please see our website at www.wpsn.org and call Erin Austria, Director, at 847-446-5153.

 

 

OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS

BANNER PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP "BANNER BUNCH" (WILMETTE)
Run by: Banner Preschool.  Program: Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday,  9:00-11:30 am without lunch; 9:00 am-12:30 pm with lunch.  Ages 3-5.  Our campers are involved in a myriad of activities fostering their social, emotional, and physical growth.  Includes arts and crafts, water and sand play, music, dramatic play, nature education environment, all under the supervision of certified teachers who are enthusiastic, experienced and committed to providing a safe and fun summer!  A perfect balance of outdoor and indoor activities. Dates: June 15-July 31, 2015. For more information:  Contact Adell Kabins at 847-251-3955 or bannerpreschool@gmail.comwww.bannerpreschool.org.  

CAMP CBG (CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN) (GLENCOE)
Run by: Chicago Botanic Garden.  Programs: Camp CBG provides exciting and enriching learning experienced fro children from ages 2 to 15. The Garden offers weeklong camps each summer, with morning, afternoon, and all-day options from June to August. Topics include bugs, gardening, art, wizardry, science, and much more.  Dates: June and July, 2015.  For more information: Call 847-835-5440 or visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/camp/index.php

CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT LEAPFROG PROGRAM (CHICAGO, ELMHURST, LAKE FOREST, NAPERVILLE, PALATINE, & SKOKIE, iL; BROOKFIELD, WI)
Run by: Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development   Program: The Leapfrog Program provides innovative academics for young, academically talented students in grades Pre-K through 3rd. Leapfrog classes are a one-week enrichment curriculum which include substantial hands-on activities in such areas as life science, earth science, geometry, problem solving math, or detective stories. Dates: Five one-week session throughout June and July. For more information: Call 847-491-3782 or visit http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/leapfrog.

GJK SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE (GLENCOE)

Run by: Glencoe Junior Kindergarten. Program: A big adventure with small-camp feeling,    GJK's camp provides a safe, nurturing and fun environment. Camp activities are designed to enrich your child’s summer by providing a creative and exciting atmosphere. We focus our daily activities on the great outdoors and try to spend as much of the day as possible enjoying the summer weather.Our camp programs feature a variety of developmentally appropriate activities for each age level, with an emphasis on outdoor play. Weekly activities for all ages include sand and water play, large outdoor art experiences, and music and non-competitive games and activities.Buccaneers (two year olds); Explorers (three-year-olds); Voyagers (four-year-olds); Captains (children entering kindergarten).  We also have a Junior Counselor Program for those entering 7th-9th grades. Dates: Camp is eight weeks and runs from June 8 through July 31, 2015. For more information: GJK camps are not available for online registration.  Call 847-835-4455.

HAPPY CAMPERS (WILMETTE)
Run by: St. Joseph's School.  Program:  9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old. (must be potty trained). Children bring their lunch. Entire camp is held outside in fenced area.  Small counsoler/camper ratio.Campers enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor small and large activites, songs, circle time, water play, or quiet time activites. Dates: One six week session, June 8-July 31, 2015. For more information: Contact Dana McKenna at 847.251.3734

LANGUAGE STARS SUMMER CAMPS (WILMETTE)
Program:  French or Spanish available for kids 3½-7. Also, Parent and Tots for ages 1-3 with a parent or caregiver.  Indoor and outdoor activities including water games, relay races, arts and crafts, cooking, treasure hunts, and interactive snacks.  Check the website for days and times. Additional programs for ages 5-8 in Mandarin, Italian or German, too. Dates: June-Aug. 2015 (10 weeks).  For more information:  Language Stars, 335 Ridge Rd., Suite D-2, Wilmette, 847-256-8000 or www.languagestars.com.

TICK TOCK HOURLY CHILD CARE (NORTHFIELD)  
Run by: Tick Tock Hourly Child Care, Nortfhfield. Programs:  Hourly child care, ages 6 weeks to 12 years.   Occasional part-time care before and after school programs.Monday-Friday 7:30 - 6:00 and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., once a month.  Registration Procedure:  Completion of our required paperwork.  We accept registrations year-round. Registration Fee:  $50 per family annual fee. Contact Information:  Kathie Hamilton, Tick Tock Hourly Child Care, 197 Northfield Road, Northfield, IL 60093, 847-441-0123.

TWIG (WINNETKA)
Program:  Together We Influence Growth (TWIG) is a Winnetka summer camp program which mixes together a diverse group of kids, 50 from the Northern suburbs and 50 from the city.  TWIG offers a mix of terrific summer camp activities including tennis, sports, games, art, dance, and daily swim lessons held at New Trier East.  Each Wednesday, performers are brought in to perform and teach such diverse activities as juggling and puppeteering.  TWIG's goal is to become the most diverse camp on the North Shore and to create friendships among young people from all backgrounds. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Greeley School. For ages 6-11.  Dates:  June 15-July 24, 2015. For more information: Call Maile Winograd at 847-835-4145 or visit www.twigcamp.com.

UPDATED 10/15