Photo courtesy of Steve and Kate's Camp
Photo courtesy of Steve and Kate's Camp

10 Live, In-Person Summer Camps for Chicago Kids in 2020

With Chicago cautiously re-opening in the wake of Coronavirus, summer 2020 looks a bit different from anything we've ever experienced. Fortunately, local businesses are showing great innovation and flexibility in providing summer camps and day camps that fit families' needs, while promising to keep kids entertained. The below organizations have put together thoughtful options for in-person summer camps that have taken into consideration state and local safety guidelines, including wearing masks, temperature checks, limited class sizes, outdoor check-ins and check-outs, and social distancing setups.  

Most camps require participants to bring their own masks to camp each day. Please see each camp's individual website for complete details. If in-person camp isn't right for your family, don't worry! We've got you covered with our Giant List of Top Virtual Summer Camps. And you can also find our complete Chicago Summer Camp Guide here

Please note that current summer camp information could change. Please click the links to the individual camps to verify that they are still operating as planned.

Chicago Park District
541 N. Fairbanks
Chicago, IL 60611

YMCA of Metro Chicago
1030 W. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607

The Little Gym of Chicago
3216 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Oui Chef
2622 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

4730 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Kids Science Labs
1801 S. Indiana (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60616

Kids STEM Studio Chicago
770 W Gladys Ave
Chicago, IL 60661

Steve and Kate's Camp - West Loop
West Loop
Chicago, IL

Hi-Five Sports Club
2189 W Bowler Street Quest Multisport and Hope Academy Field
Chicago, IL 60612
Naperville Humane Society Martin Luther King Day Camp
Naperville Humane Society - 9:00 AM
Chicago Botanic Garden "School Day-Off" Camps
Chicago Botanic Garden - 9:00 AM
Fire and Ice Magic
Heller Woods Nature Center - 9:00 AM
Farm Life in Winter
Kline Creek Farm - 1:30 PM
Winter Lights at Central Park
Central Park - 4:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides