Popular Preschool Summer Camps Near Chicago for Your First Time Camper

Pedalheads uses summer camp to teach preschoolers how to ride a bike. Photo courtesy of Pedalheads Bike Camps
Pedalheads uses summer camp to teach preschoolers how to ride a bike. Photo courtesy of Pedalheads Bike Camps

Most preschoolers have had limited opportunities to be away from parents or caretakers for the last 2 years—which, for some, is most of their lives. As Chicago tots get ready to take on preschool for the first time, they may benefit from a few weeks getting acclimated to a world with peers, grown-ups that aren't related to them, and potties outside of their own house. Now is a great time to start looking for summer camps for preschoolers near Chicago.

Summer camps for preschoolers near Chicago can be the perfect way to transition to school in the fall. We've rounded up several popular options throughout the city and suburbs that offer both academic enrichment and physical activities to build endurance and encourage active play. And best of all, they buy mom and dad a few child-free hours to work, run errands, or accomplish all the other deferred maintenance of adulthood.

Summer camps for all ages are filling up quickly this year, so be sure to sign up as soon as you're ready. Some camps are also offering virtual options for families that aren't ready to get back out there yet.

Places featured in this article:


Children's Lighthouse North Center

The Little Gym of Chicago

Newberry Math & Science Academy

Sager Solomon Schechter Day

All Aboard Learning Express

Michael R. Lutz Family Center

Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool

Bright Horizons at The Chancellory

Bright Horizons at The Esplanade

Bright Horizons at Wheaton

Impact Dance Studio LaGrange

Grand Avenue Preschool Western Springs
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