Steve & Kate's Chicago - West Loop
· DATES: Jun 25 - Aug 24, 2018
· ADDRESS: Andrew Jackson Language Academy, 1340 West Harrison Street, Chicago

Where I'm meant to be

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
773-219-0496 |

Unique things about this location

  • Andrew Jackson's playground and the grass that encompasses it will be open from 7:30AM until Kickoff (9:30). It will reopen after Gameshow (4:00), until 6PM.
  • 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, we'll have water activities. We recommend that families apply sunblock at home and send children with a bathing suit or change of clothes, and a towel.
  • We ask that each camper bring a labeled, reusable water bottle daily. This will help us cut down on our use of non-recyclable plastic cups.

Location, Location, Location!

Really important information about Chicago - West Loop

  • 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.

Online orientation »

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.

Sports – Each day, we’ll offer a featured sport for campers of all ages and abilities, and we’ll also schedule other active games throughout the day to spice things up.

Soccer & Kickball
Dodgeball & Coneball
Hockey & Pillow Polo
Capture the Flag & Steal the Rubber Chicken
Director's Choice


Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Specials. The Director at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of their four Specials, so feel free to contact your Director to find out what will be scheduled each day.

Animatronic Ride-Ons – Take a spin around camp on one of our custom motorized Chicken, Moose, or Crocodile go karts! Helmets are required and will be provided if needed, but we highly encourage you to bring your own.

Drone Dome – Go head to head against other campers racing real drones in our custom Drone Dome flight obstacle course.

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.

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


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.

Everyday items

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza
  • 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)

Daily specials

  • Chicken & Rice - Steamed rice, grilled chicken, and mixture of veggies, served with soy sauce on the side from Babycakes Catering (DF, EF, GF, SF unless adding sauce)
  • Veggies & Rice - Steamed rice and mixed veggies served with soy sauce on the side from Babycakes Catering (DF, EF, GF, VG, SF unless adding sauce)
  • Chicken Quesadilla - Corn tortilla filled with chicken and cheese served with salsa on the side from Babycakes Catering (EF, GF, SF)
  • Taco Bowl - Beans, rice, and corn topped with cheese from Babycakes Catering (EF, GF, SF, VG)
  • Chili - Turkey chili, served with a slice of cornbread from Babycakes Catering (chili DF, SF, cornbread VG, SF)
  • Tomato & Cheese - Creamy tomato soup served with cheese wedges from Babycakes Catering (soup VG, GF, SF, cheese wedge VG, SF)
  • Classic Pasta - Rotini noodles, marinara sauce and turkey meatballs from Babycakes Catering (DF, GF, SF can be made VG)
  • Pesto Pasta - Rotini noodles, basil pesto sauce served with turkey meatballs from Babycakes Catering (GF, SF, can be made VG)
  • Chicken Wrap - Tortilla wrapped with chicken, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, red peppers and spinach from Babycakes Catering (EF, SF)
  • Veggie Wrap - Tortilla wrapped with mozzarella, mushrooms, red peppers and spinach from Babycakes Catering (EF, SF, VG)

The basics

Contact info

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

Email Amy:

Call or text Amy:

Camp dates

Jun 25 - Aug 24, 2018

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

Check out these other Chicagoland sites with different camp dates: Evanston - (Jun 12 - Aug 17) Oak Park River Forest - (Jun 12 - Aug 17)


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



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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. (West Loop 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. (West Loop parent)


To learn more about our 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.

Buy 1 or more

$120 per day

Buy 5 or more

$100 per day

Buy 20 or more

$90 per day


$2,700 per child
(44 days of camp)

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