Free and Affordable Summer Camps for Chicago Kids
School’s out, and now you have to figure out how to keep your kids busy, happy, and entertained for the whole summer! Summer camp is a great way to help kids burn off energy, spend time outdoors, and make lifelong friendships...without breaking the bank. No need to panic! We've rounded up free and affordable summer camp options throughout Chicagoland.
Parents and caregivers should sign up for summer camp as early as possible in order to take advantage of early-bird discounts offered by most organizations. In addition, many organizations award scholarships or help with financial assistance. If there is a camp your child is interested in, it’s worth checking if they offer scholarships and/or financial assistance.
Note that summer camp information for the 2020 season is changing daily. Please click the links to the individual camps below to see which ones are offering programs this year.