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CHICAGO, IL

Lincoln Park Summer Day Camp

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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
Need more camp? Check out Lincoln Park Finale

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4–12

ADDRESS

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

DIRECTOR

Hannah

CALL/TEXT

773-219-0332

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. Weekly Special schedule coming soon.
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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 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)

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.

All fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

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

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them anytime between Jun. 20–Aug. 12
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September
  • You can upgrade to a Summer Pass whenever you want by purchasing 30 Day Passes per child
  • Day Passes can be transferred between siblings if they are each on the Day Pass plan
  • Campers planning to join us for Finale Camp, the week of Aug. 15–19, will be required to purchase Day Passes for this week separately

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

  • One fee covers the entire summer–That’s up to 44 days of camp in Lincoln Park, including our Summer Finale week, which runs Aug. 15–Aug. 19th!
  • If you end up using less than 30 days of camp, and thus not enough to justify the cost of a Summer Pass, we’ll calculate what you would have paid at Day Pass rate and refund 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.

S&K General Events

Learn more about Steve & Kate’s Camp philosophy and activities at one of our upcoming virtual events! The Information Sessions are not specific to any camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule!

Details About 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!

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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WEEKLY ACTIVITY SPECIAL

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): Color Week
Week 9 (August 15 - 19): Carnival
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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. 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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