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Lincoln Park Finale Week: Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2022


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.

Camp Details


Aug 15 - Aug 19


Need more camp? Check out Lincoln Park Summer


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




LaSalle Elementary Language Academy
1734 N Orleans St.
Chicago, IL, 60614





Activities for Every Interest

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.



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.


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


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


Each week we'll bring in a show-stopping special such as a giant inflatable, race cars, or a climbing wall. Weekly Special schedule coming soon.


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
sports and recreation


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


Imagination is the limit on what campers will create with a mix of basic maker kits, crafts, and art supplies.
slip n slide/ 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


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 Lincoln Park

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)

I love how much my daughter loves everyday. She had me drop her off early and pick her up late, everyday.
Jennifer G.

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)


Buy any number of Finale Day Passes to use at any point during the week of Aug 15, 2022 – Aug 19, 2022. If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in-full at summer’s end.


Please note that we are nearing capacity for this week of camp, and families will be required to have Lincoln Park Finale Day Passes in order to attend camp the week of Aug. 15–Aug. 19. Campers who are on a Summer Pass plan or who purchased Day Passes for Lincoln Park prior to 5/20/22, will be able to attend Lincoln Park’s Finale week without any additional reservations or purchases.


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

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

  • Buy any number of Finale Day Passes to use anytime during the week of Aug 15–Aug 19
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September
  • If you’re planning to attend camp outside of the Finale, Aug 15 – Aug 19, 2022, be sure to purchase Day Passes for Lincoln Park Summer Camp, which runs from Jun. 20– Aug. 12th

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

  • One fee covers the entire summer, including this Finale week and our Lincoln Park Summer Camp, which runs from Jun. 20– Aug. 12th
  • Children on the Summer Pass plan for any of our Chicago Summer Camps will be able to attend this Finale week without additional reservations
  • If you purchase a Summer Pass and end up using less than 30 days, then we’ll calculate what you would have paid at the daily rate and automatically refund the difference in mid September


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.


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 Finale Camp in Lincoln Park

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!

Finale Week in Lincoln Park: Aug 15-19

Due to the recent changes in the Chicago Public School calendar, and the fact that many nearby programs are closing, we’re seeing an increase in planned attendance for our last week of camp, which runs Aug 15–Aug 19.

Due to the limited space this Finale week, we are nearing capacity and will require Day Passes be purchased for this specific week in order to attend. Campers who are on a Summer Pass plan or who registered for Lincoln Park prior to 5/20/22, will be able to attend Lincoln Park’s Finale week without any additional reservations.

Complete a Wellness Survey

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

Daily Menu

VG= 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.

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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. Get in touch with your local Director:

Hannah Potts

This is Hannah’s 6th summer with Steve & Kate’s Camp! During Hannah’s 1st summer working at S&K, she taught herself how to knit–She’d spend every night learning new techniques on YouTube just to keep up with the craftiest kids at camp!

This summer Hannah is most excited to meet her new community of camp families!

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