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SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register now & reserve your spot!

CHICAGO, IL

Chicago–Lakeview Spring Break Camp

JOIN WAITLIST

Our Chicago Spring Break Camp is currently at capacity.

Kids Take Charge

Every aspect of our program is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, as they design their day at camp. As kids try, fail, and learn on their own–they learn to trust their own judgment. These will ultimately be the kids who are prepared to tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Fair, Flexible, & All-Inclusive Fees

Buy as many Day Passes as you’d like, and use them any day we’re open. If your plans change for any reason, we’ll automatically refund any unused Day Passes at the end of the season. Fees include lunch, snacks, and all activities & hours (8am–6pm).

Camp Details

DATES

Apr 11 - Aug 15

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

Bell Elementary School
3730 North Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL, 60618

DIRECTOR

Hannah

CALL/TEXT

773-219-0133

Activities for Every Interest

During registration families will select a group called a ‘Squad’, for each session they attend. In the early morning and late afternoon, ‘Squads’ will 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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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace
Animation

Stop-Motion Animation

Produce and film stop-motion animation movies & shorts with our custom animation stations
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Coding & Gaming

Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, and assorted card games
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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

Drawing, board games, books, table games, cards, and other crafts
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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit
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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, or other large & active recreational equipment are all possible
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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them
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Sports & Rec

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, obstacle courses, & more
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Sewing & Stitching

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, and hand sewing

Testimonials From Our Camp in Lakeview

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.

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.

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.

Fees

With vaccine availability on the rise and pandemic regulations opening up, we believe Summer 2022 will be back to our traditional, free-range programming, without requiring advanced weekly reservations. We’ll email all registered families if regulations change prior to summer.

Buy any number of Day Passes or a Summer Pass, and use them whenever you’d like during the summer. You don’t even need to let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in-full at summer’s end. We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

All fees include lunch, snacks, and all activities and hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

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 Lakeview Camp Information

Mandatory Wellness Survey

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

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.

Lunch
Snacks
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AND DOZENS MORE!

CONTACT US

Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper.

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