Best Summer Camps for Teens in Chicago

Teen performers. Photo courtesy of CircEsteem
Teen performers. Photo courtesy of CircEsteem
3/10/24 - By Maureen Wilkey

Summer camps for teens prove that summer camp fun doesn't have to end with middle school! High school kids can still get in on the action by finding a summer camp in Chicago that caters to their interests, whether art, sports, theater, or STEM. Some colleges even offer programs to help students prep for college courses while still in grades 9-12. We even found some unique Chicago summer camps for aspiring filmmakers, circus artists, and kayakers.

Got big kids who are bored but don't want to go to camp? Check out our lists of the best indoor places for teens and tweens to hang out or the best birthday party spots for teens and tweens. Or, just tell them to go take a hike!

Places featured in this article:

The Second City Training Center Chicago

Original Gus Giordano Dance School

Illinois Institute of Technology

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Pleasant Dale Park District Soccer Fields

YMCA Camp Duncan - Ingleside

iD Tech at NYU - Washington Square
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