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CHICAGO, IL

Chicago–Lakeview Winter Break Camp

BE NOTIFIED WHEN CAMP OPENS

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

This winter we’ll be open for two ‘weekly’ camp sessions: Dec. 20–23, and Dec. 27–30. Reserve one or two winter sessions, made up of 4 Day Passes each, without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If your plans change for any reason, we’ll automatically refund any unused Day Passes in full in January. Fees include lunch, snacks, and all hours & activities.

Advanced Reservations Required

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. This winter families will be required to reserve their weekly sessions prior to attending camp. In order to provide care for as many full-time campers as possible, we ask that families please only reserve the session if they plan to attend the full, four-day week. Still, pandemic or not, we’ll refund unused days if anything comes up.

Camp Details

DATES

Dec 20 - Dec 30

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

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

DIRECTOR

Sara

CALL/TEXT

773-219-0133

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

During registration families will select a small, pod-like group called a ‘Squad’, for each session they attend. Each Squad will have go-to supplies, equipment, and goodies for games and artistic freestyling, as well as access to rotating activities and specials throughout the day.

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Makery

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

Stop-Motion Animation

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

Campers and staff join together to play soccer, gaga, capture the flag, or whatever games children are interested in that day.
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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

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

Testimonials From Our Camp in Chicago

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)

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.

(S&K parent)

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)

Daily Lunch Menu

VG= Vegetarian , 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 Lunch Menu
Snacks

Lakeview Winter Specials

Check out what specials are coming to your camp location. Specials will be used by one group at a time and sanitized between uses.

2021 Winter Specials

Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Please be sure to read our Drop-Off & Pick-Up Instructions, here, before your first day of camp.

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.

Chicago Public

Chicago Public Schools also requires that all families complete their daily CPS checklist before joining us on campus. While families do not need to submit their answers, it must be reviewed daily.

You can expect

You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.

Be suresa

Be sure to check out our Winter Camp Online Orientation, here!

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, or four-day blocks for Winter Camp, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments and plan to purchase enough Day Passes to cover your full, four-day session(s). That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at winter’s end. Learn more about our automatic refund policy here.

We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

Our Day Pass includes lunch, snacks, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

 

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. Each day campers will choose from menu items listed below. You can, of course, choose to pack a vegetarian, (peanut/tree-nut free) lunch instead or as a supplement. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day.

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AND DOZENS MORE!

Contact Us

We want to meet you and your camper. 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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This will be Sara’s 9th season working with Steve & Kate’s Camp. When not at camp, you can regularly find her playing soccer or cooking for friends. She’s taught herself how to make a mean, flaky, buttery biscuit, which is a pretty dangerous skill set to have!

This year Sara is excited to dust off her chess skills from the 90s. She says her campers are the best chess mentors she’s met to date, and she can’t wait to have some stiff competition.

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Sara, your Lakeview Director:

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