STEVE & KATE'S CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW · DATES: Jun 22 - Aug 28, 2020 ·  ADDRESS: Bell Elementary School, 3730 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL

Lakeview Summer Camp

Six 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 Ferguson, Self-Director
Call or text: 773-219-0133 | chi.lakeview@steveandkate.com

THE BASICS

Contact and Location

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

Email Sara:
chi.lakeview@steveandkate.com

Call or text Sara:
773-219-0133

Camp Dates

June 22 - August 28, 2020

No camp Friday July 3, 2020

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

Ages

In Chicago, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12.

Parking

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.

SUMMER CAMP FEES THAT WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE.

  • Buy any number of Day Camp Passes for our summer camps and use them anytime.
  • Get fully refunded for any unused Day Camp Passes, automatically.
  • Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 7:30am to 6pm.

Day Pass

$100

Summer Pass

$3,000

To learn more about our summer camp fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.
Fees for our mentorship program are a little different; you can find those details on the mentorship page.

UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THIS LOCATION

  • Bell's main playground will be ours to use all summer. The north side of the outdoor space that encompasses this playground will be closed to the public when camp is in session.
  • All of the space we use at Bell is on the first floor and wheelchair accessible.
  • At this site, bathrooms are provided for all genders.
  • We highly encourage that each camper bring a labeled, reusable water bottle daily. This will help us cut down on our use of non-recyclable plastic cups.
  • This location serves Dark Matter Coffee in the lobby for parents each morning. Enjoy!

REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Our main and only entrance is off Oakley Avenue. Please look for our curbside check in tent in front of Door 1.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.

Activities

The surest path towards thriving is if kids are driving. 

At Steve & Kate’s, we’ve always believed in following kids’ compasses. Today, our philosophy of self-direction feels even more vital. Campers act on their judgments and fuel their sense of self, develop the drive to adapt, leap and lead. We invest in kids’ boundless capability and credibility. They - and our world - will be better for it.

We can’t say exactly what days at camp will look like, where they’ll go, or what campers will wind up whipping up, but one thing’s for sure: kids drive. 

WEEKLY AND DAILY SPECIALS

Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Specials, including our custom dual lane slip 'n slide on-site all summer. More info on this location’s weekly and daily specials in 2020 can be found below. 

June 22 - 26, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

June 29 - July 2, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

No camp Friday July 3, 2020

July 6 - 10, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

July 13 - 17, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

July 20 - 24, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

July 27 - 31, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

August 3 - 7, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

August 10 - 14, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

August 17 - 21, 2020

Schedule details coming soon!

LUNCH INCLUDED

V = 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.

Monday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Tuesday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Wednesday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Thursday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Friday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, VV, GF, DF, SF, EF)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Salami & Cheese Snack Pack- Dry salami with gouda and crackers (SF, EF)
  • Rotating lunch special - more info coming soon! (including allergens)
  • Daily lunch special - if not a hot dog, something similar! More info coming soon (including allergens)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

TESTIMONIALS

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.

(S&K parent)

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.

(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)

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