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CHICAGO, IL

Wicker Park Thanksgiving Camp

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Thank you for joining us at Thanksgiving Camp! This session has now ended. Sign up to be notified when we open camp next!

Here, we put kids in charge.

Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. For 42 years, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose activities minute to minute–deciding what they want to do, and for how long. Our job is to get out of their way, cheerlead creative risks, and provide just enough guidance to make sure nobody does anything totally* senseless.

*Totally senseless: By our definition, mistakes aren’t senseless. They’re how you learn.

Buy any number of days. Use them any time. Get refunds for unused days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this Thanksgiving session. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at spring’s end.

Lunch, snacks, and all hours, 8am–6pm, included.

Camp Details

DATES

Nov 21 - Nov 23

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

*This location is currently at capacity. Join our waitlist!
LaSalle II Magnet School
1148 N Honore St.
Chicago, IL 60622

DIRECTOR

Carly Siess & Syd Sargis

CALL/TEXT

773-219-0501

Activities for Every Interest

Campers will design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.

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Media Lab

Campers play with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps as well as other digital media and art based activities.
Animation

Stop-Motion Animation

Kids will create, direct, and produce stop-motion animation movies & shorts with our custom animation stations.
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Makery

Imagination is the limit when you mix campers with basic maker kits, digital drawing, and Rexlace.
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Performing Arts

Children can jump into the spotlight with dancing and karaoke.
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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

Table games, cards, and other crafts are available to kiddos all day.
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Sports & Recreation

Campers & staff join together to play indoor playground games, sports, or whatever kids are interested in that day. And to spice things up we'll have a surprise activity or performance this camp session!

Testimonials From Our Camps in Chicago

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.

It was my son’s first time experiencing summer camp and it could not have been a more memorable experience. From a parent perspective, I could not have asked for a more caring and passionate group of people. It was obvious from day one that every single camp counselor and staff member truly cares about all of the kids and making their camp experience the best and most memorable possible. I cannot wait for him to participate again next summer, we’re counting down the days.
Michelle S.

(S&K parent)

We have sent our kids to Steve & Kate’s Camp for the past few years, and we can’t say enough good things about the program! While the variety of activities are wonderful, what makes this camp what it is, is the incredible staff. The have provided a safe and loving environment for my kids to go to daily – one where the kids have a blast and one where I feel comfortable sending them each day. I know they care about each of the kids and treat them as if they were their own. I only wish Steve & Kate’s camp was around when I was a kid!
Tara B.

(S&K parent)

Fees

Buy any number of Day Passes, and use them any day we’re open this Thanksgiving camp session. There’s no need to reserve your days ahead of time, or even let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Day Passes automatically in-full after the camp session comes to an end.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently at capacity for our Thanksgiving Break Camp in Wicker Park, and have closed enrollment to unregistered campers. Please join our waitlist to be notified as space opens up. 

Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them any day we’re open this camp session
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded at the end of the camp session

Staff

Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.

Food

We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

Important Info for Camp in Wicker Park

Mandatory Wellness Survey

Staff and campers will complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival to camp each day.

Virtual Camp Orientation

Virtual camp orientation coming soon!! Check back here closer to the start of camp for everything you need to know before your first day. Once we get closer to camp, we’ll email you a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide important information such as camp drop-off & pick-up procedures, how to check-in and check-out of camp each day, what to bring (and not bring), and a few more camp details.

Daily Menu

VG= Vegetarian , VV= Vegan , GF = Gluten Free , DF = Dairy Free , SF = Soy Free , EF = Egg Free

*No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Daily Menu
Snacks

Weekly Activities

Check out what specials we have planned for Thanksgiving Camp:

November 22nd
November 23rd

Contact Us

We would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper.

Carly and Syd

SYD

She/They

Syd is co-leading our Thanksgiving Camp after working with us for six summers! This Thanksgiving Break Syd is most excited to see the returning campers from Summer 22′ at Audubon, and to meet all the new kiddos!

CARLY

She/They

This is Carly’s third year working with S&K, and first time co-leading a camp! This Thanksgiving Camp, Carly is most excited to work on some fall arts & crafts projects!

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