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CHICAGO, IL

Chicago Lakeview Summer Camp

BE NOTIFIED WHEN CAMP OPENS

Summer has come to an end! Check out our 2022 camp programming below, and join our email list to be notified when our next camp season 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.

Buy Any Number of Days. Use Them Anytime. Get Refunded for Unused Days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this summer. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! Or, if you need more camp, we have a Summer Pass, which covers the entire camp season. All Passes include lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours (8am–6pm), so there are no surprise fees later on.

And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at summer’s end.

Camp Details

DATES

Jun 20 - Aug 12

NOTES

Closed July 4th

HOURS

8am to 6pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

*Camp currently at capacity to unregistered campers. Join our waitlist!
Audubon Elementary School
3500 N. Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL, 60618

DIRECTOR

Sara (She/Her)

CALL/TEXT

773-219-0133

Activities for Every Interest

With the trajectory of child vaccinations and loosening regulations, campers will, once again, 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.

MEDIA LAB

MEDIA LAB

Campers use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games. They'll also create stop-motion animations, movies, & music, as well as have access to other design tools.
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PERFORMING ARTS

Jump into the spotlight with dancing and karaoke, as well as performing art games, performances, & specials.
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SEWING SALON

Hand & machine sewing are available for campers of all ages as well as options for embroidery, knitting, & other artistic flare.
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Each week we'll bring in a show-stopping special such as a giant inflatable, race cars, or a climbing wall. Check out our 2022 weekly activity schedule!
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BAKERY

Experienced bakers & professional taste-testers unite to experiment with different bread recipes & creations. Kids choose from a variety of fillings, spices, & add-ons to customize the flavors before & after they bake
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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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MAKERY

Imagination is the limit on what campers will create with a mix of basic maker kits, crafts, and art supplies.
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WATER PLAY

When the weather gets hot, we'll cool down with water games & activities such as water tag, sprinklers, or an inflatable slip n' slide.
Pie day

PIE THROWING

At Steve & Kate's, Fridays are Pie Day! Our 40+ year tradition continues of ending the week with a whipped cream pie to the face.

Testimonials From Our Summer 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATES: Our Lakeview camp registration is currently closed as camp is at capacity. Please join our waitlist to be notified as space becomes available!

Due to the limited space the last week of camp, we are at capacity for the week of Aug 15–17. Campers who are on a Summer Pass plan or who registered prior to 5/16 will be able to attend camp this week along with the rest of summer.

All 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 anytime from Jun 20 – Aug 12
  • Day Passes can be transferred between siblings if both on the Day Pass plan
  • Upgrade to a Summer Pass at any time by purchasing 30 Day Passes per a given child
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September

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

  • Lakeview Summer Pass also includes access to our Finale camp, which runs Aug. 15–17. Due to limited capacity this week of camp, space is only available for Summer Pass holders, and those who registered prior to 5/16/22. Learn more, here.
  • One fee covers the entire summer–That’s up to 42 days of camp in Lakeview!
  • If you purchase a Summer Pass and use less than 30 days of camp, we’ll calculate what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund you the difference automatically in mid September

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.

Details About Camp in Lakeview

Virtual Camp Orientation & Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures

Check out our virtual camp orientation before your first day of camp! This page includes important camp details such as check-in/check-out procedures, what to bring (and not bring), and anything else you need to know for your first day!

Mandatory Daily Wellness Survey

Staff and campers will  Complete a Wellness Survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day.

Finale Week in Lakeview: Aug 15-17

Due to the recent changes in the Chicago Public School calendar, we need to adjust our camp layout slightly for our ‘Finale Week’ of camp, which runs Aug 15–17. During this last week of camp most activities will be held outside in wedding-style tents, to allow the school staff back into their classrooms.

Due to the limited space this last week, we are at capacity for Aug 15–17, and no longer taking Day Pass reservations for these dates. Campers who are on a Summer Pass plan or who registered prior to 5/16 will be able to attend camp this week along with the rest of summer.

Lakeview Bakery Program

For our Bakery program, we may not be able to bake all campers’ projects if we experience inclement weather. Please be aware projects make come home uncooked on these days, but we’ll be sure to include instructions for how to bake it at home!

Lunch Times

We have three lunch periods that span from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All campers will eat within this time each day; there’s a chance your camper may eat at varying times each day though.

Daily Menu

VG= Vegetarian , VV= Vegan , GF = Gluten 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. Please note that we will have three lunch periods that span from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at our Lakeview camp. All campers will eat within this time each day; there's a chance your camper may eat at varying times each day though.

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Weekly Special Activities

We have a ton of awesome activities planned for this summer. Check them out!

Week 1 (June 20 - 24): Pride Week
Week 2 (June 27 - July 1): Wet n’ Wild
Week 3 (July 5 - July 8) - 4 day week: Zoo Break
Week 4 (July 11- July 15): Out of this World
Week 5 (July 18 - 22): Superheroes
Week 6 (July 25 - 29): Summerween
Week 7 (August 1 - 5): Storytellers
Week 8 (August 8 - 12): Final Friday: Farewell Finale
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AND DOZENS MORE!

Contact Your Local Director

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.

Sara F

SARA

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This will be Sara’s 9th summer working with Steve & Kate’s. When not at camp, you can usually 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 summer Sara is most excited to start some camper and staff chess competitions!

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