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!

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Camp dates

Jun 26 - Aug 25, 2017

Need more camp? Day Passes and Memberships can be used at any location.


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 with Sara @ Delicious
Come by Delicious anytime between 8 am. to 10 a.m. to let Sara treat you to your favorite drink or snack. Bring all your questions about camp. If you can't seem to spot her, ask the lovely baristas where she's hiding.
When: Thu February 23rd 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: 3827 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Lakeview: Coffee Chat with Sara @ Two Hearted Queen
Coffee is on Sara! Come enjoy a cup o' joe and take the opportunity to ask all your questions about camp. I'm happy to chat with parents, but future campers are always more than welcome too.
When: Thu March 09th 2017 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: 1201 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60657
Lakeview: Info Night #2
You've got questions, Sara has answers! Stop by Bell Elementary to ask her in person. We'll have snacks and our Stop Motion animation stations set up for all those future campers. We'll have a tour of the property. And we can't wait to meet you! We'll be the ones in the auditorium way, way too excited about coding, tamales, and inflatable slip and slides.
When: Thu March 16th 2017 6:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Where: 3730 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Chicagoland: Summer Camp Expo
Come on out and join us at the Summer Camp Expo. We've dedicated the afternoon to helping you plan for the summer! Swing by our info booth; we'll be on hand to answer any of your questions. Let's connect and chat about the best time of the year!
When: Sun March 19th 2017 2:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Where: Oak Park Public Library 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301
Lakeview: Yap Over Apps @ Corridor Brewery & Provisions
Drinks are on Sara! Stop by anytime from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a tasty, local brew paired with some top-notch appetizers at Corridor on Southport. I'll be in the booths ready to answer any of your questions about camp, crack some jokes and get to know you! The whole family is welcome to attend. Please RSVP so we can save seats. Let's toast...TO SUMMER!
When: Tue March 21st 2017 4:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Where: 3446 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Lakeview: Final Info Night
Last chance! We cordially invite you and the whole family to come by for a short presentation, snacks, Stop Motion animation and a tour of Bell. Bring all of your questions about Summer 2017. Meet us in the auditorium.
When: Thu May 18th 2017 6:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Where: 3730 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618


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.

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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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