STEVE & KATE'S CHICAGO - WEST LOOP · DATES: Jun. 24 - Aug. 23, 2019 · ADDRESS: Andrew Jackson Language Academy, 1340 West Harrison St., Chicago, IL

West Loop Summer Camp

Summertime and kids have always had a special place in my heart. I learned so much about myself during my first summer working at Steve & Kate's Camp. I was in the HQ position and while obsessing over figuring out what parents belonged to what kid and cleaning scraped knees, I created some unforgettable memories. I watched kids master studios they'd never even heard of prior to coming to camp. Coworkers had my back when I would dance like no one was watching. Kids taught me how to code. And they reminded me of the importance of being true to yourself-no matter how goofy or loud some people may think you are! After that summer, I knew I never wanted to work anywhere or with anyone else again.

Amy Hermle, Self-Director
Call or text: 773-219-0496 | chi.westloop@steveandkate.com

THE BASICS

Contact and Location

Andrew Jackson Language Academy,
1340 West Harrison Street,
Chicago, IL 60607

Email Amy:
chi.westloop@steveandkate.com

Call or text Amy:
773-219-0496

Camp Dates

June 24 - August 23, 2019

No camp on July 4, 2019.

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

New Chicago Summer Finale

Peggy Notebaert Nature Musem
August 26 - 29, 2019
Learn more and register for this event here
Space is limited - separate registration required

Parking

Daily drop-off and pick-up will occur at the school's main entrance on Congress Pkwy: an eastbound one-way road entered from Loomis St. This will be our only entrance for camp. Please park in a parking space if you plan to walk campers in. We want to keep curbside open for families moving through our drop-off line. Parking is available in the school's lot, first come first serve until 6pm

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.
  • Andrew Jackson's playground ours to use all summer. It will be open before Kickoff (9:30) and reopen after Gameshow (4:00). Every now and then it will be open during main activities.
  • The fenced in area on the east side of the school will be open for all other outdoor activities during the day. There is a little bit of blacktop and a whole lot of grass!
  • Weather permitting, there will be water activities 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 highly encourage each camper bring a labeled, reusable water bottle daily. This will help us cut down on our use of non-recyclable plastic cups.
  • At this site, bathrooms are provided for all genders.
  • 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.

REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Our main and only entrance is off Congress Pkwy. This door will be locked between 10am and 4pm. Please ring the S&K door bell if you're dropping off or picking up during those times.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • ZORBS_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Zorb Racing- Get your Zorb on! Climb inside of one of these giant 10' inflatable hamster balls, and race down our inflated track to see who wins!

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 Sport of the Day Schedule

Monday
Morning: Soccer
Afternoon: Kickball

Tuesday
Morning: Dodgeball
Afternoon: Coneball

Wednesday
Morning: Hockey
Afternoon: Pillow Polo

Thursday
Morning:  Capture the Flag
Afternoon: Steal the Rubber Chicken

Friday
Morning: Staff Choice
Afternoon: Staff Choice

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: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

Tuesday: Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide day. Don't forget your swimwear!

Wednesday: 2 p.m. School of Rock Performance

Thursday: Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide day. Don't forget your swimwear!

Friday (Pie Day): 10 a.m. Movement Matters Pop Up with The Groove

Funflatable: Beat the Bucket Dunk Tank. Don't forget your swimwear!

Dress Up Day: Rockstars & Celebrities

Red Carpet Photo Shoot at Check In

July 1 - 5, 2019

"We Trust Imaginations"

Color War: Red v. Blue (all week)

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

Tuesday: Campaign Poster Making Class in Makerspace

Wednesday: Water play!
Don't forget your swimwear for our water balloon toss in the morning and giant sprinkler in the afternoon.

Thursday: Camp closed for 4th of July Holiday

Friday (Pie Day): 2 p.m.The Happiness Club Performance

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

July 8 - 12, 2019

"We Trust Inventors"

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

Invent an instrument, game, or whatever you think camp needs. Showcase it at Kahali Tank Pop Up on Thursday.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. Project I AM Pop Up with Jahkil Jackson

Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide in the afternoon. Don't forget your swimwear!

Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. i9 Sports Pop Up 

Thursday: Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide in the morning. Don't forget your swimwear!

Kahali Tank Pop Up Studio 

Friday (Pie Day): 2 p.m. Clean Minecraft Hour

Funflatable: Giant Rush Obstacle Course

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

July 15 - 19, 2019

"We Trust Superheroes" 

Cradles to Crayon Drive (all week)

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

10 a.m. Visit from local superheroes, the Chicago Fire Department.

Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide in the afternoon. Don't forget your swimwear!

Tuesday: 10 a.m. Mission Propelle Yoga Pop Up
Details: All campers welcome

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Health & Vitals with  MVP Chiro Pop Up

Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide in the afternoon. Don't forget your swimwear!

Thursday: 2 p.m. Day 1 of POW! Gym Pop Up
Pre-registration required. Instructions coming soon!

Friday (Pie Day): 2 p.m. Day 2 of POW! Gym Pop Up
Pre-registration required. Instructions coming soon!

Dress Up Day: Superheroes!

July 22 - 26, 2019

"We Trust Kids in the Wild" 

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

10 a.m. Make something wild in the Makerspace

Tuesday: 10 a.m. Movement Matters Pop Up with The Groove

2 p.m. Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide. Don't forget your swimwear!

Wednesday: Create a bird feeder in the Makerspace. 

Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide all day. Don't forget your swimwear!

Thursday: 10 a.m. Giant Sprinkler! Don't forget your swimwear. 

2:45 p.m. Animal Quest Pop Up

Friday (Pie Day): 10 a.m. Mission Propelle Yoga Pop Up
Details: All campers welcome

Funflatable: Wrecking Ball Eliminator 

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

July 29 - August 2, 2019

"Summerween"

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

Tuesday: All day Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide. Bring your wet clothes.

Spooky Snacks (all day)

Wednesday: Pedalheads Pop Up
Pre-registration required. Instructions coming soon!

Thursday: Making ooey gooey slime in the Makerspace.

Friday (Pie Day): 10 a.m. Gus Giordano Performance

Funflatable: Happy Haunting Bounce House

Dress Up Day: Summerween Costumes

August 5 - 9, 2019

"We Trust Adventures"

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

10 a.m. Tie Dye Workshop
Details: Bring a shirt or socks to dye.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. Movement Matters Pop Up with The Groove

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Tie Dye Workshop
Details: Bring a shirt or socks to dye.

Thursday: Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide all day. Bring your swimwear.

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

Funflateable: Disco Dome Bounce

Dress Up Day: Decide on a decade, Pirate, Princesses or combine all three! Adventures are for everyone, be who you want to be!

August 12 - 16, 2019

"We Trust Storytellers"

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

10 a.m. Little Miss Ann Concert

Tuesday: 10 a.m. Pop Up Poetry Writing with Staff Member Jami 

Wednesday: 10 a.m. MVP Chiro Storytime

Thursday: Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide all day! Bring your wet clothes.

Friday (Pie Day): 9:45 a.m. Storytime with Drag Queen Muffy Fishbasket

Dress Up Day: Favorite author or character

August 19 - 23, 2019

Monday: Delivery for Launchpad from The Groove

Tuesday: Giant Inflatable Slip & Slide day. Don't forget your swimwear!

Wednesday: 2 p.m. Kid-Friendly Fortune Teller's Booth

Thursday: Giant Sprinkler. Don't forget your swimwear.

Friday (Pie Day): CARNIVAL
Funflatables all day long!

Double the pie!

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 from Primos Chicago Pizza. (VG)
  • 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 from Primos Chicago Pizza. (VG)
  • 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 from Primos Chicago Pizza. (VG)
  • 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 from Primos Chicago Pizza. (VG)
  • 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 from Primos Chicago Pizza. (VG)
  • 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

Our daughter has been attending Steve & Kate’s camp for 3 summers at the West Loop location. Steve & Kate’s has been a great experience for our entire family. As a parent I love the convince of an open time frame throughout the day. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the staff connected me with my daughter, learned her name, and my name as well. Getting to really know and relate to the staff helped ease my mind about leaving my daughter at camp for the day. In fact, as a family we have befriended 2 -3 of the staff members and they are now more like family. The facility was always clean, organized, and well maintained. We are grateful to have found Steve & Kate’s camp and so grateful to have connected with Amy the director. Our daughter looks forward to eventually mentoring at Steve & Kate's in a year or two.

Rachel G.

(S&K parent)

Steve & Kate’s is amazing. My daughters talk about going all year long! It can be difficult to drop your kids off somewhere all day while you work. In three summers at Steve & Kate’s, I️ have never once had my kids say they didn’t want to go in the morning... and they have often complained I️ pick them up too early. It’s a wonderful feeling to know your kids are not only safe but having tons of fun. The staff is amazing, they are people who are genuinely interested in working with kids. Would recommend Steve & Kate’s to anyone!

Kate F.

(S&K parent)

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