STEVE & KATE'S CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW · DATES: Jun 24 - Aug 23, 2019 ·  ADDRESS: Bell Elementary School, 3730 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL

Camp is now over, but you can reference Summer 2019 info below. We'll be back in November with Summer 2020 updates.

Lakeview Summer Camp

Five 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 24 - August 23, 2019

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

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 educational 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.

Buy 1 or more

$110 per day

Buy 5 or more

$100 per day

Buy 20 or more

$90 per day

Membership


$2,700 per child

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

  • Specifically for our Launchpad campers: The Groove will be delivering a curated collection of audio, visual and hand on activities for our 4 and 5 year olds every Monday morning. Check out more information here.
  • 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.
  • The slip 'n' slide will be in operation often and especially during hot days (90 degrees and higher). We recommend that families apply sunblock at home & send children with a bathing suit or change of clothes, and a towel daily if you believe your camper(s) will be tempted to get wet.
  • We are open July 5th!  We'll be offering a modified schedule with 4th of July-themed recreational offerings to celebrate the holiday and adjust to lighter than usual attendance. Some of our regular Studios may not be available. To find out more about programming, you can reach out to your Director.
  • 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 for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.

RECREATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FEATURES

Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Recreational Features. The Director at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of their three Recreational Features, so feel free to contact your Director or look at the Daily Features schedule below to find out what will be scheduled each day.

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    Giant Blue Building Blocks- Briefly putting the digital on pause, this analog mode of design harnesses the power of the original creative catalyst: imagination! Epic in size and limitless in scope, the Giant Blue Blocks bolster building up, breaking down, brainstorming and banishing boredom with an array of architecture. With connectors, angular extenders and curved cogs, these faves can elevate or complicate to fascinate any age.

  • SOCCER_STADIUM_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Stadium- Jump into a game of hockey, soccer, dodgeball, or pillow polo inside of our custom inflatable stadium designed to amplify the action!

  • SLIP_N_SLIDE_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Inflatable Slip and Slide- Cool off in style on our giant inflatable slip and slide. Check with the Director to find out when this will be scheduled, and bring a swimsuit and towel if your child would like to participate.

DAILY SUMMER CAMP FEATURES

Throughout each week, we'll spice camp up with featured workshops, special inflatables, art projects, performances and more!

All-Summer-Long Launchpad Feature

This summer, we are tickled to partner with The Groove at our Lakeview location. Each Monday, The Groove will deliver a carefully curated collection of audio, visual and hands on activities for our 4 and 5 year old campers for the entire week. Find out more about The Groove here and ask your director for a special Steve & Kate's family discount to have your own Groove box delivered to your home. 

June 24 - 28, 2019

"We Trust Kid Talent"

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Tuesday: Normal scheduled shenanigans...

Wednesday: School of Rock Concert
Details: 2:30 p.m. start time in auditorium

Thursday: The Groove Pop Up Studio
Details: 10 a.m. start time in auditorium

Friday: Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Rockstars & Celebrities

Red Carpet Photo Shoot at Check In

All Camp Talent Show 

Details: 2 p.m. start time in auditorium. To participate, sign up at camp with Garrett!

July 1 - 5, 2019

"We Trust Imaginations"

Color War: Red v. Blue (all week)

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad.

Tuesday: The Happiness Club Performance

Details: 2 p.m. start time in auditorium 

Wednesday: Campaign Poster Making Class in Makerspace (all day)

Thursday:  Camp Closed for July 4th Holiday

Friday: Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Color War Finale (dress in red of blue to support your team)!

Staff Dunk Tank (all day)

July 8 - 12, 2019

"We Trust Inventors"

Project I Am Drive (all week)

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Project I Am Pop Up with Jahkil Jackson

Details: 10 a.m. start time in auditorium

 i9 Sports Pop Up 

Details: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on turf

Tuesday: Kahali Tank Pop Up Studio (make up your own game)

Details: 10 a.m. start time on the turf

Wednesday: Kiddie Pool Raft Building 

Details: 10 a.m. start time in Makerspace

Thursday: Clean Minecraft Pop Up

Details: 10 a.m. start time in auditorium 

Friday: Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Inventors, Scientists and Kids from the Future

All Camp Inventor Showcase (S&K style modern-day World's Fair)

Details: 10 a.m. start time in lobby. More information on participation at camp this week from Garrett. 

All Camp Game Special: Kahali Tank Winner 

July 15 - 19, 2019

"We Trust Superheroes" 

Cradles to Crayon Drive (all week)

Lakeview Pantry Drive (all week)

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Tuesday: The Groove Pop Up Studio

Details: 10 a.m. start time in auditorium 

Wednesday: Mask Making in Makerspace

Details: 10 a.m. start time in cafe

Thursday: MVP Chiro Pop Up: Meditation & Fitness

Details: 9:45 a.m. start time in auditorium

POW Gym Superheroes Pop Up #1

Details: 1:30 p.m. start time on the turf

Friday: Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Superheroes!

Superheroes v. Villains Photo Shoot

Details: 10 a.m. start time in auditorium

POW Gym Superheroes Pop Up #2

Details: 1:30 p.m. start time on the turf

July 22 - 26, 2019

"We Trust Kids in the Wild" 

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Tuesday: Homemade Bird Feeders Pop Up

Details: 10 a.m. start time in Makerspace

Wednesday: Normal schedule shenanigans...

Thursday: Mission Propelle Yoga Pop Up

Details: 10 a.m. start time in Launchpad Room (all campers welcome)

Friday: Pie Day! 

Dress Up Day: Zoo Break (animal of choice)!

Airbrush Face Painting

Details: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Launchpad Room (all campers welcome)

Animal Quest Pop Up 

Details: 2:45 p.m. start time in auditorium 

July 29 - August 2, 2019

"Summerween"

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Tuesday: Spooky Snacks (all day)

Wednesday: Normal scheduled shenanigans...

Thursday: Gus Giordano Performance

Details: 2 p.m. start time in auditorium 

Friday: Family Pie Day! Families are welcome to join their camper(s) for pie throwing! Prepare to get messy!

Details: 3:45 p.m. start time on the turf 

Dress Up Day: Summerween Costumes

Spooky Bounce House (all day)

August 5 - 9, 2019

"We Trust Adventures"

Monday: Mission Propelle Yoga Pop Up

Details: 2 p.m. start time in Launchpad Room (all campers welcome)

The Groove delivered for Launchpad

Pedalheads Pop Up

Details: 1:30 p.m. start time. Pre-registration required. Instructions coming soon!

Tuesday: Pedalheads Pop Up

Details: 1:30 p.m. start time. Pre-registration required. Instructions coming soon! 

Wednesday: Mission Propelle Yoga Pop Up

Details: 2 p.m. start time in Launchpad Room (all campers welcome)

Pedalheads Pop Up

Details: 1:30 p.m. start time. Pre-registration required. Instructions coming soon!

Thursday: The Groove Pop Up

Details: 10 a.m. start time in the auditorium

Friday: Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Pirates & Princesses

August 12 - 16, 2019

"We Trust Storytellers"

Monday: MVP Chiro Storytime

Details: 10 a.m. start time in Launchpad Room (all campers welcome)

The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Tuesday: Normal scheduled shenanigans...

Wednesday: Mission Propelle Yoga Pop Up

Details: 2 p.m. start time in Launchpad Room (all campers welcome)

Thursday: Little Miss Ann Concert

Details: 10 a.m. start time in auditorium 

Friday: Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Favorite author or character

Storytime with Drag Queen Muffy Fishbasket

Details: 2 p.m start time in auditorium 

August 19 - 23, 2019

"We Trust Magic Makers"

Monday: The Groove delivery for Launchpad

Tuesday: Normal schedule shenanigans...

Wednesday: Kid-Friendly Fortune Teller's Booth

Details: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday: Normal scheduled shenanigans...

Friday: CARNIVAL (all day)

Double Pie Day!

Dress Up Day: Magicians & Mythical Creatures

LUNCH

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.

Monday

  • Cheese Lasagna - Lasagna noodles, homemade sauce and a 3 cheese blend from Feast & Imbibe (VG, SF)
  • Meatballs & Sauce -  Homemade beef meatballs smothered in marinara sauce & topped with parmesan cheese from Feast & Imbibe (SF, GF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's Wrigleyville (VG, EF)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Sushi - California Roll with surimi crab and avocado (DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Tuesday

  • Loaded Baked Potato - Russet potato topped with cheddar cheese and scallions from Feast & Imbibe (bacon & sour cream on the side). (EF, SF, can be served VG)
  • Pulled Pork & Cornbread Muffin- Pulled pork shoulder covered with homemade BBQ sauce & a sweet cornbread muffin from Feast & Imbibe. (SF, can be served GF & DF without cornbread)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's Wrigleyville (VG, EF)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Sushi - California Roll with surimi crab and avocado (DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Wednesday

  • Macaroni & Cheese - Rotini pasta in a homemade, gooey, double cheese sauce from Feast & Imbibe. (VG, SF, EG)
  • Grilled Chicken Tenders - All-natural, juicy tenders with homemade BBQ sauce on the side from Feast & Imbibe (DF, EF, SF, GF).
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's Wrigleyville (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Sushi - California Roll with surimi crab and avocado (DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Thursday

  • Chicken Ranch Wrap - All-natural chicken breast, tomatoes & lettuce hugged in a flour tortilla with ranch on the side from Feast & Imbibe. (Can be served SF and EF without ranch).
  • Veggie Ranch Wrap - Grilled onions, peppers & squash topped with fresh tomatoes & lettuce hugged in a flour tortilla with ranch on the side from Feast & Imbibe (VG, can be served SF and EF without ranch).
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's Wrigleyville (VG, EF)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Sushi - California Roll with surimi crab and avocado (DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Friday

  • Chicken & Cheese Burrito - Chicken, veggies & cheddar cheese rolled up in a warm flour tortilla with sour cream on the side from Feast & Imbibe. (SF)
  • Cheese & Bean Burrito - Kidney beans, vegetables & cheese rolled up in warm flour tortilla with sour cream on the side from Feast & Imbibe. (SF, VG)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Sarpino's Wrigleyville (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Sushi - California Roll with surimi crab and avocado (DF)
  • 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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