Steve & Kate's Chicago - Lakeview
· DATES: Jun 26 - Aug 25, 2017
· ADDRESS: Bell Elementary School, 3730 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago
Summer can't come quickly enough.
Three years ago, a friend introduced me to Steve & Kate's. I was immediately drawn to the radical freedom of choice for campers, and the flexibility for the families. I live for camp days with the smell of fresh bread in the air, giggles from friends making films together, and self-actualized heroes running about oblivious to adult judgment and expectations. I nerd out over our philosophy and can talk about it for days (literally). Summer awaits! Can you press fast-forward to June? - Sara
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I was incredibly impressed with the camp and have told many of our friends about it. The entire team at the Lakeview location was fantastic and I loved that my kids felt so welcome there. They both learned so much this summer and are already talking about how excited they are to come back to camp next summer. Thanks for making it all easy. - Marisa P. (Lakeview parent)
The staff was really wonderful at the Chicago-Lakeview location. They were all highly personable and warm with our children. I always appreciated hearing how much they enjoyed spending the day with our kids. They made me feel like my kids were part of a family. - Amy S. (Lakeview parent)
Thank you so much for an amazing summer. (He) is like a different kid. We've found our camp, and it was the first summer that wasn't stressful for our family. The counselors were awesome. Can't wait for next year! - Kelly D. (Lakeview parent)
Activities for every interest.
Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.
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What can I expect?
- Unbiased adults who believe in your child's potential
- Freedom for children to design their own learning experience
- Immersive & creative studios with state-of-the-art equipment
- Healthy and delicious lunch and snacks (plus, kids can make their own!)
- First-aid and CPR-trained staff
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Location, Location, Location!
Really important information about Chicago - Lakeview
- BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.
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Jun 26 - Aug 25, 2017
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Daily drop-off and pick-up will occur at the school's main entrance on Oakley Avenue. This will be our only entrance/exit for camp. Street parking around the school is available on Oakley, Waveland, Claremont and Grace.
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Lakeview: Coffee Chat @ Blue Sky Bakery
Bring your questions about camp this summer and enjoy a cup of something delicious on Sara! Simply stop by Blue Sky Bakery anytime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and look for her with her S&K laptop. She'll be enjoying one of their heavenly scones and will most likely talk you into getting one too. Future campers welcome!
When: Thu May 25th 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: 3720 N Lincoln Ave # 1, Chicago, IL 60613
Lakeview: Tuesday’s Child Family Fun Day & 5K
Join Steve & Kate's Camp, once again, to raise funds for Tuesday's Child exceptional services in the Chicagoland area. The event will feature a 5K Walk & Fun Run followed by a Family Carnival with games, food and entertainment. If you're interested in running or walking in the 5K, you'll want to RSVP through their website
(not our link below). RSVP with us just to hang out. We'll be on the South Lawn and in the lobby of DeVry University.
When: Sun June 04th 2017 8:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Where: 3300 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Lakeview: Coffee Chat @ Two Hearted Queen
Do you still have questions about camp? This is your last chance to talk to Sara in person in the calm, cool environment of Two Hearted Queen! Stop by anytime between 7 a.m and 10 a.m. Let Sara answer your questions and treat you to your drink of choice. Ask the wonderful staff for help if you can't seem to find her. Future campers welcome!
When: Tue June 06th 2017 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: 1201 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60657
Each day at camp, we feature at least one of three show stoppers from our lineup for campers to experience. Directors at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of these Specials, so feel free to contact your Director to find out what will be scheduled each day.
Slip and Slide - Cool off in style in our inflatable slip and slide. Weather permitting, this will be offered most afternoons. Please bring a swimsuit and towel if your camper would like to participate.
Smart Karts - Get behind the wheel of one of Silicon Valley's latest and greatest inventions: the first electric smart-kart for kids. Campers must wear helmets while driving go-karts. While the camp will provide helmets, we prefer and encourage you to provide your own if you have one and your child would like to participate.
Zorbs - Climb inside of one of our giant 10' inflatable hamster balls and weave your way through an obstacle course as fast as a hamster.
Staff hosting program
Would you be interested in hosting international staff or staff from elsewhere in the US this summer? If so, we’re hoping to connect you with those staff members.
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