The Libertyville Area Moms 2024 Summer Camp Guide | Libertyville Area Moms

Planning for the Summer season is upon us…

We hope the Summer Camp Guide makes you dream of warmer days, and saves you time and money while finding the right fit for your camper!

 

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Day Camps

Here are our favorite day camps in the area!

Centre Club Summer Camp

Camp is all on-site at the Centre Club and includes plenty of outdoor time, swimming, games, lunch, snack break, focused activities, and more!

No two weeks will be the same!
Mondays – Science Lab: Learn with messy fun experiments like slime, erupting volcanoes, and more!
Tuesdays – Theme Day: Come prepared for the theme of the day; show and tell, favorite costume, Hawaiian, and more!
Wednesdays – Arts and Crafts: Show us your creative side: rock painting, tie-dye, canvas painting… the possibilities are endless!
Thursdays – Fitness Fun: Take your fitness to the next level with a kid-friendly class such as Zumba, yoga, cross-training, and more!
Fridays – Food Favorites: Young chefs get ready to make some healthy, but tasty sweet/savory treats to enjoy!

Campers are required to pack a lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, swimsuit, and water bottle.

200 W. Golf Road
Libertyville, Illinois
847-990-5750

Pam Rojewski
847-990-5750
[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
5-12

Dates:
June 10 – August 2

Hours:
9 am – 4 pm (pre-camp options: 7:30 – 9 am Mon-Fri and post-camp: 4 – 6 pm Mon-Thurs, both at an additional cost)

Apachi Village Lake Zurich Day Camp

Apachi Village Lake Zurich is a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. Focused solely on 3 and 4-year-olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with age-appropriate activities. Easy carpool lines make drop off and pick-up a breeze.

Our camp is nestled within 37 beautiful acres featuring sports fields, natural wetlands, winding nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, athletic courts and air-conditioned buildings.

Campers explore the Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M. museum with 52 hands-on exhibits.

Days are filled with swimming, arts & crafts, theme days, music, dance, sports, Shabbat celebrations and more. This is the perfect first step into Apachi Day Camp where our littlest campers can experience new activities and create new friendships lasting summer after summer.

23280 North Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, Illinois
847-726-0800

Director of Apachi Village Lake Zurich Day Camp, Jamee Smith​
[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
3-4 year olds

Dates:
Session 1: June 10 – July 3, 2024 Session 2: July 2 – August 2, 2024​

Hours:
9:30am – 1:00pm

Enjoy Summer – the Waldorf way at Camp Da Vinci!

At Da Vinci Waldorf School, we take great pride in our summer camps. Children of all ages come to to slow down and step back from the busyness of the school year.

Summer days are spent among the butterflies and blossoms, trying something new, being a part of a community, and unplugging.

We offer early childhood camps for ages 3-7, grades camps for rising 1st graders thru 8th graders, offsite Friday adventure camps for ages 10 and up, and parent-child classes for ages 18 months – 3.5 years with a caregiver.

Da Vinci Waldorf School / Camp Da Vinci
150 W. Bonner Road
Wauconda, Illinois
847-526-1372

[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
18 months with parent thru rising 8th graders

Dates:
June 17th – July 25th, 2024

Hours:
9:00am – 1:00pm

Discount:
Use promo code SUMMER24 to receive 5% off your purchase by 5/1/24

Doll Craft Camp

Students will expand their imaginations while crafting themed items and accessories for their dolls.

Camp drop off is 9am and pick-up is 12pm.

In addition to crafting we will play games, make new friends, and read excerpts from various American Girl books.

Bring your favorite doll!

Doll Craft Camp
Oak Grove School 
1700 O’Plaine Road
Green Oaks, Illinois

Alison Lockowitz
847-530-2627
[email protected]

Learn more

Ages:
2nd-5th graders for 24-25 school year

Dates:
June 24 – 28
July 29 – Aug 2

Hours:
9:00am – 12:00pm

Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp

Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp creates a safe space where every camper can thrive.

Nestled within 37 beautiful acres, camp features sports fields, natural wetlands, nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, a climbing wall, zipline, ropes course, athletic courts and air-conditioned buildings.

Days are filled with swimming, ceramics, theme days, music, dance, sports, Shabbat celebrations and more, and campers love exploring Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M. museum with 52 hands-on exhibits.

23280 North Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, Illinois
847-726-0800

Director of Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp, Jamee Smith​
[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
3 years – 7th grade + Counselor In Training (8th-10th grade)

Dates:
Session 1: June 10 – July 3 Session 2: July 8 – August 2

Hours:
9:00am – 3:00pm Before care begins at 7am, After care ends at 5:30pm

Horseback Riding Summer Camp

ONE-WEEK RIDING CAMP: $750

We offer six week-long sessions, three hours each day.

Campers ride for one hour; learning about horsemanship, grooming, tacking and safety around horses.

TWO-WEEK HORSE SHOW CAMP: $3500

Brand New! An exclusive two-week session for riders who want to take the next step and travel to a horse show.

Requirements: must be a current riding student of Glen Grove or in consistent training in another program. A trial lesson may be required.

Attendance at a weekend horse show is part of the camp! A parent must attend the Saturday practice and Sunday competition in Gurnee.

Glen Grove Equestrian Center Summer Camp
1181 Riverwoods Road
Lake Forest, Illinois

[email protected]
847-966-8032

Learn more on their website

Ages:
7-13

Dates:
Week-long Camp: Session 1 : June 17 – June 21
Session 2 : June 24 – June 28
No camp week of July 4
Session 3 : July 22 – July 26
Session 4 : July 29 – August 2
Session 5 : August 5 – August 9
Session 6 : August 12 – August 16
Two-Week Long Camp: July 8 – July 21, no camp on July 13 & 14 ​

Hours:
Morning session 8:30-11:30
Afternoon session 12:00-3:00

Goldfish Jump Start Clinics: Intensive Classes to Improve in Swimming & Safety Skills

Goldfish Swim School’s unique Jump Start Clinics are swim classes designed for families looking to get their kids water-ready in a hurry. They’re a great way to introduce kids to fundamental water safety skills before taking a water-centric vacation. They’re perfect for school breaks or even for starting the journey to an Olympic gold medal.

Jump Start Clinics are a quick and easy way to get your kids swim-ready, or to advance to the next level while learning how to be safer in and around the water!

Jump Start Clinics include five consecutive days of 30-minute swim lessons. These lessons focus on everything from teaching the fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique.

Goldfish Swim School
1531 South Lake Street
Mundelein, Illinois

[email protected]
847-371-9000

Learn more on their website

Ages:
3-12 years old​

Dates:
June 3rd – August 9th

Hours:
Hours vary on day and child’s level, visit our website to find openings!

Spend your Summer Onstage! Improv Playhouse Performing Arts Camps

Improv Playhouse Performing Arts Camps involve your child in fun filled, local summer programming with stellar professional and artistic staff.

Each camp session will offer unique training and each camper will have the opportunity to explore and focus upon new paths of creativity in the Performing Arts.

Improv Playhouse emphasizes an environment that nurtures every child as an individual artist, challenges aspiring actors and inspires theater beginners.

All levels are encouraged to enroll! Camps include: Musical Theatre, Acting, Filmmaking and Comedy!

116 W Lake Street, Libertyville Illinois
[email protected]
847-968-4529

Learn more on their website

Ages:
1st – 8th grade

Dates:
June 3rd – August 2nd​

Hours:
9:00am – 3:00pm

Splash into Summer at Lake Forest Gymnastics Academy!

For summer camp at LFGA, every day is fun!

Each week is a different theme where the kids will play themed games, learn gymnastics, play on the giant inflatable slide, work on arts & crafts, and even play outside on the giant inflatable water slide.

Splash into summer with us!

Lake Forest Gymnastics Academy
27825 Irma Lee Circle
Lake Forest, Illinois

847-367-6555
[email protected]

Contact Name: Destiny

Learn more on their website

Ages:
3-12 years old (must be independently potty trained)

Dates:
Harry Potter June 17th-21st
Disney June 24th-28th
Marvel July 8th-12th
Carnival July 15th-19th
Dinosaur July 22nd-26th
Ninja July 29th-August 2nd
Nerf August 5th-9th

Hours:
Monday – Friday 9-am – 3:30pm full week, 9am – 3:30pm full day, 9am-12pm Half Day AM, 12:30pm-3:30pm Half Day PM

Discount:
10% Sibling Discount

LGA Summer Camp

At LGA, we offer affordable and fun themed summer camps where every week is a different theme!

Join us for gymnastics, arts and crafts, open gym, themed games, and our giant inflatable obstacle course.

Libertyville Gymnastics Academy
2610 Commerce Drive
Libertyville
847-816-6618
[email protected]

Camp Director, Susan Drake, [email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
3-12 years old

Dates:
Fortnite Camp June 17th-21st
Vampirina Camp June 24th-28th
Disney Camp July 8th-12th
Superhero Camp July 15th-19th
Movie Camp July 22nd-26th
Olympics Camp July 29th-August 2nd
Ninja Camp Aug 5th-9th

Hours:
Monday – Friday from 9am-3:30pm

Discount:
10% Sibling Discount

Nature Immersion Camp

Muddy Boots campers (ages 3 to 5) spend most of the time in our forest playground, enjoying a balance of adult-led activities and free play. Whether it’s nature crafts, water play, walks through our trails, digging, singing or dancing – all activities are adjusted to follow the children’s pace. A truly relaxing summer experience!

Nature Explorers campers (ages 6 to 12) explore our campus and conduct science experiments, take longer bike rides around our community and to the forest preserve, practice circus skills, and learn survival skills, such as making a shelter and starting a fire. All campers spend most of the time outdoors and take weekly trips to the beach, get treats from the ice cream truck, and enjoy nature-oriented events in and off campus.

Nature Immersion Camps are open to all children, whether or not they attend Nature Walk Montessori School.

Muddy Boots and Nature Explorers Camps at Nature Walk Montessori School
200 Footpath Lane
Round Lake
224-225-9224
[email protected]

Vicki Promenzio

Learn more on their website

Ages:
Muddy Boots: 3 to 5 – Nature Explorers: 6 to 12

Dates:
June 3 to July 26

Hours:
8am – 5pm

Discount:
10% Sibling Discount

Patch 22 Pony Petting Farm Camp

Experience on a working farm specializing in hands on animal experience with farm animals and ponies.

Weekly sessions available in the mornings 9 am – 12.

Small groups and a more private experience without a summer commitment.

Lots of baby animals to experience and learn about born on site throughout the summer.

Patch 22
15900 Kelly Road
Wadsworth, Illinois
8473360120
[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
5 – 10

Dates:
June 10th – July 25

Hours:
9am – 12

Discount:
Multi child discounts available and/or multi week discounts

Cooking Camps at Taste Buds Kitchen in Bannockburn

Our kids cooking camps are the perfect recipe for gaining kitchen confidence, learning essential cooking skills and making new friends. From June 10-August 23, budding chefs can experience a new culinary adventure each week, creating both savory and sweet recipes.

Younger chefs, age 4-8, focus on the basics along with kitchen games during a half-day experience offered in the morning from 9:00am-12:00pm. Afternoon campers age 9-13 tackle advanced techniques and culinary challenges from 1:00-4:00pm. Registration is by the week and we hope you’ll join us for multiple weeks.

Ages 10+ can apply to be a Counselor-in-Training for a full day experience from 9:00-4:00. Limited CIT positions are available each week so applying early is strongly recommended.

Registration goes live January 15. Spots will fill quickly so sign-up early at tastebudskitchen.com/bannockburn.

Let’s get cooking! Register today!

2521 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn
847-230-0330
[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
Ages 4-8 (9am-12pm) / Ages 9-13 (1-4pm)​

Dates:
June 10-August 23, 2024

Hours:
9am-12pm for ages 4-8 / 1-4pm for ages 9-13

Camps at Ultimate Gymnastics

Join our Camps at Ultimate Gymnastics! We have different Camp options for different ages!

Try a Junior Camp, for ages 2-6, and take part in our super-duper fun Themed Camp Weeks like: Teddy Bear & Friends and Ultimate Birthday Party!

Or, join our Skill Building Camps, for ages 6+, and learn specific skills through basics, strength, flexibility and drills!

Ultimate Gymnastics
1018 Tri-State Parkway
Gurnee
847-856-8573

[email protected]
Amanda Moons

Learn more on their website

Ages:
Junior Camps (Ages 2-6), Skill Building Camps (Ages 6+)

Dates:
June 17-20: Monkey Business
June 24-27: Sports Week
July 8-11: Teddy Bear & Friends
July 15-18: Beach Party
July 22-25: Ultimate Birthday Party

Hours:
9AM-12PM Monday through Thursday

Overnight Camps

The Midwest has fantastic camps for your kids to experience Overnight Camp!

Camp Chi Overnight Camp

For over 100 years, Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers.

We unplug campers from their daily lives and connect them to life-changing moments while supporting their personal growth. And long after the last s’more, the best of Camp Chi stays with you.

Where else can you sail a boat, fly down a zip line, record an original song, jump in a pool, hit an archery bullseye and sing around a campfire all in one day?

Campers see opportunities for adventure and fun, while we see them making decisions for themselves, gaining independence and discovering their passions.

443 W Munroe Avenue
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965​

Director of Camp Chi, Kyle Kolling
[email protected]
847-763-3551

Learn more on their website

Ages:
2nd – 11th grade​

Dates:
Session 1: 6/16/24–7/10/24
Session 2: 7/12/24–8/4/24
Take Two: 6/16/24–6/28/24
Mini Session 1: 6/27/24–7/10/24
Mini Session 2: 7/12/24–7/26/24
Try Chi: 8/6/24–8/9/24

Hours:
Residential/overnight

Camp Deerhorn- A Boyhood Adventure Since 1930

“This summer, your boy will grow.” Words written by our grandfather when Deerhorn was founded in 1930 still ring true 95 years later. A lot has changed in those 95 years, and summers are busier than ever. We listened to what parents wanted and offer shorter sessions that many other camps don’t. We start and end our summer with two 4-day Father Son camps, and have 5 camper-only sessions in between, each 10 or 11 days long. Many kids stay multiple sessions. We offer an amazing line up of activities, including canoeing, sailing, swimming, water-skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, crafts, basketball, tennis, archery, riflery, golf, and sports & games. The focus at Camp Deerhorn is not on being the best in those activities, but on self-improvement, and building skills for a lifetime.

Even though a lot has changed in the past 95 years, the things that make Camp Deerhorn so special have not. A summer at Deerhorn is so much more than activities, team competitions, playing with camp dogs, and campfires. It’s a summer of growth, adventure, independence, and new friendships. It’s a culture of kindness built on the words of the Deerhorn Creed, where he feels like he can be his true self. It’s the beginning of an incredible journey, where he finds courage to try, fail, and try again, trust in his own strength and abilities, and friends who become family.

3725 Deerhorn Road
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
[email protected]
800-713-3130

Blaine or Barbara Broadbridge

Learn more on their website

Ages:
6-16

Dates:
June 6, 2024 – August 14, 2024

Hours:
Overnight Boys’ Camp

Camp Jorn YMCA

Camp Jorn YMCA has made a commitment to ensure a positive and safe camping experience for each child who attends our summer program.

Our focus on character development helps youth to grow in the areas of our 4 core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Campers choose 3 instructional classes for the week ensuring growth, progression, and competence. Days are rounded out with cabin activities such as tubing, sailing, cabin challenges, sports and much more. Evenings are a time for everyone to come together for all-camp activities such as campfires, skits, group games, etc. Each cabin group may participate in a cook out or overnight on or near Camp Jorn.

Camp Jorn
13591 Zenner Lane
Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545

Jenn Davis
715-543-8808
[email protected]

Learn more on their website

Ages:
8-17​

Dates:
Discovery Session 1 Sunday, June 16-Saturday, June 22 
Discovery Session 2 Sunday, June 23- Saturday, June 29 
Discovery Session 3 Sunday, July 21- Saturday, July 27 
Discovery Session 4 Sunday, July 28-Saturday, August 3 
Discovery Session 5 Sunday, August 4-Friday, August 9 
Explorer Session 1 Sunday, July 7- Friday, July 19 
Explorer Session 2 Sunday, July 28- Friday, August 9 
TEVA Session 1 Sunday, June 16-Saturday, June 29 
TEVA Session 2 Sunday, July 7-Friday, July 19 
TEVA Session 3 Sunday, July 28-Friday, August 9 
LIT Session 1Sunday, July 7-Friday, July 19 
LIT Session 2 Sunday, July 28-Friday, August 9 
Counselor in Training Sunday, July 7- Saturday, July 27 
Outpost 1 Sunday, June 23-Saturday, June 29 
Outpost 2 Sunday, July 21-Saturday, July 27

Hours:
Residential/overnight
Day Camp 8:00am – 4:30pm

Camp Kamaji for Girls – Be Who You Are Without The Noise

Kamaji is a safe, happy, fun-filled place for campers to unplug, try new activities, learn new skills, be silly and goofy, develop a true sense of self, be deliriously happy and make lifelong friendships with both campers and staff. Activities include sailing, horseback riding, water skiing, paddle boarding, wake surfing, climbing, archery, full arts village, dance, drama & theater, swimming, fishing….and that’s only the beginning!

At Kamaji, courage is celebrated. We encourage girls to come to our camp without knowing anyone else here; that takes courage. While at Kamaji, campers are encouraged to try activities they have never done before and to challenge themselves to step outside of their comfort-zone in order to grow, learn, and develop their own independence. This takes courage they might not know they have (yet!) and is extremely empowering!

We recognize our campers for their individual accomplishments and efforts. If a camper wants to wear red cowboy boots every day around camp, she becomes a camp icon. If a camper stands up on stage during the Variety Show to sing a solo and gets stagefright, the campers in the audience sing along to encourage her. We recognize the courage and strength it takes to put yourself out there to go to a new place, meet new people and be true to who you are.

Camp Kamaji is an incredible place that will inevitably help shape the confident, kind, strong, and brave daughter you already have! Join us for Summer 2024 at Kamaji! (Fun fact…Camp Kamaji is owned by a Lake Fluff family!)

32054 Wolf Lake Road
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Kat Martin Nelson
[email protected]
218-556-1805

Learn more on their website

Ages:
7-16 years olds

Dates:
8 WEEKS June 17-August 10 (inclusive) FIRST SESSION June 17-July 13 (inclusive) SECOND SESSION July 15-August 10 (inclusive)

Camp Timber-lee

Nestled amidst the serene woodlands of East Troy, Wisconsin, Camp Timber-lee is a haven for adventure, growth, and community. Spanning over 600 acres of picturesque landscape, this premier camp offers an unparalleled experience for youth and families alike.

At Camp Timber-lee, the mission is clear: to create engaging communities where each young person encounters Christ through a dynamic camp experience. This mission infuses every aspect of camp life, from the thrilling adventures to the moments of quiet reflection. Through a diverse range of programs and activities, campers are not only encouraged to step outside their comfort zones, build confidence, and develop invaluable life skills, but also to explore and deepen their faith journey.

Adventure seekers can test their limits on the high ropes course or zip-line through the canopy, while those seeking tranquility can find solace by the campfire under a starlit sky, contemplating the wonders of creation and their place within it.

The heart of Camp Timber-lee lies in its commitment to fostering personal growth and character development in a Christ-centered environment. With dedicated staff members serving as mentors, role models, and cheerleaders, campers are supported every step of the way as they navigate challenges, embrace opportunities, and deepen their relationship with Christ.

Beyond its stunning natural surroundings and thrilling adventures, Camp Timber-lee is distinguished by its vibrant community spirit. Here, campers forge lifelong friendships, share laughter and stories, and cultivate a sense of belonging rooted in their shared faith and values. Through inclusive traditions and shared experiences, bonds are formed that transcend age, background, and borders.

In the heart of Wisconsin’s natural beauty, Camp Timber-lee stands as a beacon of adventure, growth, and community where the mission to create engaging communities where each young person encounters Christ through a dynamic camp experience is woven into the fabric of daily life. Welcome to Camp Timber-lee, where the adventure begins and faith is nurtured in every moment..

Camp Timber-lee
N8705 Scout Road
East Troy, Wisconsin

[email protected]
262-642-7345

Learn more on their website

Ages:
2nd Grade- 12th Grade

Dates:
June 16th- August 10th

Discounts:
Early Bird Registration Ends March 1st Pastor Discount 25%- call the office to verify position Scholarships offered, visit our website for more information

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