Steve & Kate's Evanston
· DATES: Jun 13 - Aug 18, 2017
· ADDRESS: Chiaravalle Montessori School, 425 Dempster Street, Evanston

What if kids grew up knowing they were limitless?

What if they found the confidence to make choices that might differ from those around them? What if they had the chance to be led by their curiosity to uncharted territory? Kids have the potential to amaze us when we give them the space to explore. Not only that, but they might even grow up to be adults creating change which will better our world. Kids are built to discover, and I’m thrilled to be here cheering on the pioneers while learning alongside them. - Colleen

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My son tried foods he never would have, played new games each day, discovered he had skills in so many different areas and made so many friends. On the last day of camp for the summer, he asked, "When can you sign me up for next summer?" - Meg S. (Evanston parent)
[My son] actually loved going everyday, and for my 11 year old son with ADHD, that truly was a blessing. He loved all of the studio options and the staff was supportive yet also with the right amount of structure. - Sara Jane A. (Evanston parent)
The memories created were priceless (and downloadable). Steve and Kate's camp gave both our kids confidence and independence. - Sarah M. (Evanston 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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Camp dates

Jun 13 - Aug 18, 2017

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

Check out Chi - Lakeview which is open until Aug 25!


New parking information is coming soon.


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Chicagoland: Parents' Night Out
Parents, this is date night made simple! This is your chance to have a night out in the West Loop while your kids hangout with Steve & Kate's Camp. We will be hosting a Parents' Night at Imagination Children's Academy. Dinner is provided, along with our Stop Motion Animation Stations, Mancala Boards, and lots of other fun activities (geared for ages 3-12)! This event is free of charge. UPDATE: This event is full, but feel free to RSVP and join our waitlist. We'll let you know if a spot opens up for your family!
When: Sat April 29th 2017 5:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Where: 1144 West Madison St. Chicago, 60607
Evanston: May Info Night
This is your chance to see our host school up close and have all of your camp related questions answered. Dinner will be provided and everyone is welcome, just don't forget to RSVP!
When: Tue May 09th 2017 6:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Where: Chiaravalle Montessori School 425 Dempster Street Evanston, IL 60201


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.

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.

Gaga - Jump into a fast paced, high energy version of dodgeball played in an octagonal pit.

Skates - Cruise around camp on a pair of modern-day roller skates with a unique wheel configuration designed for maneuverability. Campers must wear helmets and pads while skating. While the camp will provide safety equipment, we prefer and encourage you to provide your own if you have them and your child would like to participate.

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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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