Summer is around the corner and many of us have begun to enroll our kiddos in a camp to keep their bodies and minds busy. There is something for every kid to play, learn, build, imagine and just have fun! Many of us North Shore residents have already received the information for our Park District Camps.  Below is a recap of all the other private and specialty camps offered on the North Shore. We will be adding to this list as more camps send us their information, so please be sure to check back often!

Specialty Camps Town Dates Time Cost/session Highlights
Evanston Art Center Camp Evanston 1-10 week camps starting on 6/6 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm varies Camps include digital photography, 3D Printing, Clay, Mixed Media, Film-making, Fashion Design and more!
Mudlark Theater Summer Camp Evanston 1-4 week camps starting on 6/6 9am-Noon; 1pm-4pm and 9am-4pm varies Every Mudlark camp is designed to provide kids with hands-on theatrical training, but we don’t forget that it’s still summer, and kids just want to have fun.
Summer Camp at Actors Gymnasium Evanston 6/12-7/9 and 7/10-8/4 9am-4pm $1,180 Perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch and flex their creative muscles. Training and workshops in circus and aerial arts, physical theatre and drama, and dance. Students learn circus and aerial skills: juggling, tumbling, trapeze, tightwire, stilts, and more; take fun-filled field trips; and create and perform their very own circus-theatre performance at the end of the session!
Wildcat Sailing Camp Evanston sessions on 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24 9am-Noon $575 A well-rounded camp designed by the Northwestern University Sailing Center, taught by sailing professionals!
Wildcat Sports Camp Evanston 6/19-6/30; 7/5- 7/21 9am-3pm $1,050 (2 week); $1350 (2.5 weeks) Campers get to choose from a variety of sports & activities-all played on Northwestern’s state of the art facilities by professional staff.
School of Rock Evanston & Highwood 1 week sessions on 6/19, 6/26, 8/7, 8/14 9am-3pm $550 A different theme each week with students are not only being taught an instrument—but also learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.
Center for Talent Development Evanston & Lake Forest 1-3 week camps starting 6/12 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm or full day varies Summer camp programs for early childhood- high school gifted students to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of like-minded peers!
Chicago Bears Youth Football Camp Evanston, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Glenview Full week of 6/12, 6/19, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 8:30am- 11:30am $229 Features safe, non-contact football instruction for kids ages 6-14 years old. Develop athletic skills, football skills, life skills and have a blast with Chicago Bears Heroes and professional, USA Football Certified Coaches
The Performer’s School Summer Camp Highwood 6/19-6/23, 6/26-30 10am-4pm $725/week Guest Artist Summer Camp: Every day is different.  Students get to work with TWO DIFFERENT artists each day.  We bring in casting directors, voiceover artists, choreographers, agents, fight choreographers, artistic directors and artists representing many areasof “the business”— acting, voice, dance, character and scene work, cold reading, resume and song-book building, audition technique and so much more!
North Shore School of Dance Camp Highland Park 1, 2 and 4 week options 9:30am- 11:30am & 9am-3:30pm $170-$1320 3-6 yr olds can choose from weeklong camps with themes such as Frozen & Nutcracker, 7-13 yr olds have a Performance Company Camp & 10yr olds can do Intensive Programs (Ballet, Contemporary or Total Dancer).
Alexa Café Lake Forest 5, 1-week sessions starting on 6/27 9am-5pm $949-$1099/week This all girls’ camp for ages 10-15yrs is perfect for that technology driven kid. The curriculum emphasizes creative coding, web design, leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy in a chic, collaborative setting. Ideas come to life around café tables and atop beanbags.
Chicago Fire Soccer Summer Camp Lake Forest 7/24-7/28 8am-9am or 9am-noon $80 & $140 Campers learn & practice all aspects of the game with professional coaches from all over the world. Players are grouped by age and ability and receive a ball, dri-fit jersey, a player evaluation and a FREE companion ticket to a Chicago Fire game.
Game On! Sports Camp & Girls Lake Forest 3 week minimum starting 6/19- 8/4 9am-3pm $575/week Campers of all athletic abilities are treated to a multi-sport experience with all but horseback riding activities on site. From yoga to basketball, lacrosse to badminton, your girls will be in sports heaven!
Kids Science Labs Summer Camp Northbrook Weekly sessions from 6/12-9/1 9am-3pm or 9am-Noon $425/week full day; $325/week half day Children (ages 4-14) experience a summer filled with fun hands-on science camps at our state-of- the-art facilities. This exclusive summer camp enrichment program will offer engaging science curriculums and hands-on activities led by our team of dedicated science educators.
Superstars Sports Fun Camp at Northbrook 1 week session on 6/20, 6/27, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15 Full day: 9am- 4pm Half Day: 9am-Noon $75/day, $350/week or $45/half day, $200/week Offering a safe and fun summer experience for children ranging from ages 5 to 12. At our Awesome camp, the campers will enjoy themselves all day long participating in tons of engaging activities!
Athletico Center
Noggin Builders Northbrook 1 to 9 week sessions starting 6/12 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm or 9am-4pm $275 (half) $475 (full) One-week camps filled with fun hands-on activities. Every week includes science, cooking, crafts, technology and problem solving games. Different activities each week – sign up for the weeks that work with your child’s schedule!
Hi-Five Sports Camp Northbrook 4, 6 or 8 week options starting 6/19 9am-3pm $2500 (4wk), $3100 (6wk), $3500 (8wk) Just like our campers, we eat, sleep and breathe sports. Our staff is filled with professional coaches, high school and college athletes, as well as experienced P.E. teachers who promote the fundamentals through personalized instruction and positive reinforcement – all this while always maintaining a sense of humor! And no matter the skill level of the child, the goal remains the same: to have a great time, while learning the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Ultimate Adventure Summer Camp Wilmette 11 single week sessions starting 6/14 8am-Noon or Noon-4pm $125/day or $500/week Digital Adventures leverages cutting edge technology, knowledgeable instructors, and the coolest toys on the planet to create a fun, interactive environment that your kid will love learning to code in!
Hoops4Health Build the Skills Basketball Camp Winnetka 7 – 1-week sessions starting on 7/3 1pm-2pm $120-$144 Each week this professional staff focuses on a new skill for campers to learn and master. Proper teamwork and sportsmanship are weaved into each lesson. Our goal is that each player comes out with a better understanding of how to play the game and develop the fundamental basketball skills necessary to excel at the game.
Chicago Bulls Youth Academy Wilmette 6/19-22; 7/11-13 9am-Noon $215 No one can teach basketball better than the Chicago Bulls! This summer, learn from the best and let the Chicago Bulls teach you how to play like a Champion! Skills taught include ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, individual moves, footwork, and team concepts.
Galileo Innovation Camp for Kids Winnetka 6 1-week sessions starting 6/19 9am-3pm $409/week with discounts for additional weeks Grouped by grade and nurtured by our incredible staff, campers take on art, science and outdoor activities tailored to their level, and they learn lasting innovation skills like collaboration and reflection. Each week has a different theme.
North Shore Country Day Expedition Winnetka 3 2-week sessions starting 6/19 9am-3:30pm $1200/session Programs include a “Farm-to-Table” where kids learn all about gardening & cooking. “Trailblazer Program” includes hike, mountain bike, rock climb, fish, sail, kayak and camp. “Mariner Program” will teach campers how to navigate & operate a boat.

Day Camps









$100/day or $2800/ session

Campers choose from a variety of activities including film making, dance, chess, break making, coding, sports, water games and more.


By week from 6/12-8/11


 $275/week or $500 for 2 weeks

Children get a summer of self-discovery, adventure, fun, and learning that will last a lifetime. Every session has a different theme and structured activities to give every child a great experience.


2, 3 and 4 day/week sessions starting 6/20

half day programs

$132/week for 3 days up to $920/8 weeks, 3 days

Summer is a perfect time to engage your child’s imagination through hands-on experiences in music, water-play, exploration and art. Classes are lead by Early Childhood educators, with or without a parent or caregiver, and include plenty of time for discovery both indoors and out.


1-9 week sessions starting 6/12

7am/9am- 4pm/5:30pm

$390/week or $3400/summer

This camp offers field trips 2x/week, swim lessons, theme days, crafts, sports and a multitude of activities. Calendar with activities listed in brochure!

Highland Park

4, 6 or 8 week session starting 6/19


4 weeks $1925; 6 weeks $2645; 8 weeks $3275

A variety of camp options for kids age 15 months (Sunflower Camp) to 15 years (CIT Training), including fun day camps, sports camps & fitness programs!

Lake Forest

6/20-7/15 & 7/18-8/12 or full summer

9:00am- 3:00pm


With 5 different summer programs for ages 3 to 9th grade, the state of the art facilities allow campers to experience sports, aquatics, arts & adventure activities.

Lake Forest

Weekly up to 11 weeks starting 6/5


$315/week; $1750/6 weeks; $3100/11 weeks

Activities include swimming, tennis, ice skating, sports & outdoor games, field trips, art & crafts and more! A new half day Cub Camp is also available for 3-5yr olds.


4 or 8 week sessions starting 6/12

9:30am- 1:30 or 3:30pm

5 day/week:
$3150/4 week; $5500/8 week
3 day/week:
$2550/4 week;
$4200/8 week
1/2 day 5/day:
$2250/4 week
$3800/8 week

This camp offers a 3 day or 5 day a week camp, along with specialty camps (horse-back riding, dance, tennis & golf). Activities include swimming (2x/day), sand volleyball, trampball, tennis, basketball, baseball, climbing wall, crafts, dance, archery, golf, drama, soccer, fishing, gymnastics, mountain biking, theme days, field trips.


6/20-7/15 & 7/18-8/12 or full summer

9:30am- 3:30pm

$2745/4 weeks or $4820/8 weeks

Located on 10 acres, with air conditioned spaces, two large heated outdoor pools, an arts and crafts studio, adventure tree, paddle boating, tennis courts, ball fields, a climbing wall and more, your camper will understand why the original Apachi still sets the standard for all others.


5, 2-week sessions starting on 6/12

9am-noon & 9am-4pm

$215/full day; $130/half day

Camps for Preschools up to 8th graders. The Y Day camp offers everything from sports to crafts, games to art. Summer Day Camp is a lively enrichment program focused on quality, age-appropriate activities, safety, and fun! Specialty week and daily camps are also available such as LEGO Camps, Cooking Camp, 3D Imaging Camp and many many more!


2 week sessions on 6/20, 7/5, 7/18

M-Thurs; 9am- 1:30pm


A weekly themed, both indoor and outdoor program for campers entering K, 1 & 2 – through art, outdoor adventures, creative drama, sports/games, music enrichment, building, science and more!


1 week sessions starting on 6/12



Camp is designed to spark the imagination and engage the intellect while also offering an equally important dose of fun and physical activity. A general camp, along with a bunch of week long specialty camps are offered.


8, 1-week sessions starting on 6/13


$225/week or $1800/summer

Campers involved in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, water & sand play, music, dramatic play & nature education & environment designed to foster social, cognitive, physical and emotional growth.


2-6 week sessions starting 6/20


$895/2 weeks- $1295/6 weeks

Activities include swimming (2x/day), softball, track, arts&crafts, football, soccer, basketball, archery & tennis. Registered nurse on site.


4-8 week sessions starting 6/19

half & full day 9am-Noon or 9am-3:30pm

Full day 4 weeks $1900; half day 4 weeks $2530 going up from there

Activities include archery, creative play, dance, gymnastics, arts & crafts, outdoor adventures, swimming, canoeing & sailing. An introduction to camp is also available for 3 yr olds!

Winnetka & Highland

1-9 week sessions starting 6/19

9am- 3:30/5pm


This all-around camp has a multitude of activities including sports, swimming, field trips, guest performers and exciting events!