STEVE & KATE'S CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW · DATES: Jun 22 - Aug 21, 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 |


Contact and Location

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

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Camp Dates

June 22 - August 21, 2020

No camp Friday July 3, 2020

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


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


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.


  • 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


Summer Pass


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.


  • 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.
  • This location serves Dark Matter Coffee in the lobby for parents each morning. Enjoy!


  • 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.

Summer Activities for every interest.

We're giving 2020 activities a total facelift. In December, we'll pull back the curtain for the grand reveal.
In the meantime, check out the 2019 activities below for the before picture.


Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Recreational Features. Details coming soon.


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.

2020 Menu Details Coming Soon


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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