20+ Top Chicago Summer Day Camps

YMCA Camps Chicago. Photo courtesy of the YMCA of Chicago
YMCA Camps Chicago. Photo courtesy of the YMCA of Chicago

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to find a great summer camp for your kids. This year, many camps are still a little cautious in reopening, and those that are open and in-person are limited in how many campers can be accommodated. With cooped-up kids ready to take flight (and stressed-out parents ready to concentrate on work for a full day again), camp is extra important this summer. With that in mind, we have rounded up the best day camps that are holding all-day camps for kids of all ages. These camps offer a range of activities, and whether your kids are into sports, science, theater, or just want to have fun—you're sure to find the perfect summer camp here.

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.


Places featured in this article:

Newberry Math & Science Academy

Sager Solomon Schechter Day

Steve and Kate's Camp - West Loop

Kids Science Labs - Northbrook

Kids Science Labs - Wheaton

Kids Science Labs - Roscoe Village

The Little Gym of Chicago

Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

Baker Demonstration School

Oasis Day Camp Winnetka

Oasis Day Camp Highland Park
Snowtrekking in the Nature Sanctuary at Burnham Park
Burnham (Daniel) Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Global Connections: Lunar New Year
Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier - 1:00 PM Pick
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen and Encanto
Allstate Arena - various times Pick
Winter Wonderland Nature Play Days
Garfield Park Conservatory - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides