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Summer Camps at Quad Indoor Sports!


Summer Camps at Quad Indoor Sports!

Quad Indoor Sports is a state-of-the-art indoor facility in SW Evanston.  Our climate controlled environment is a perfect setting for our multi-sport camps.  Our coaches will keep campers engaged in multi-spot activities all day!

Don’t miss out on this very fun and interactive sports camp!

Summer Camp Dates: June 5th, 2017 thru August 25th, 2017

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Spring Break Programs – McGaw YMCA – Grades K-5

Mudlark Summer Camp – Register Now

KIT GYMNASTICS – Summer Camp 2017

District 65 Digital Backpack – Week of February 1 – Check out Summer Camp Info!

QUAD Indoor Sports – Summer Camp Registration

Another great option for Summer Camp 2017.









Here is a complete list of classes SummerCampFlier2017_v2.0

Evanston’s 2017 Summer Camp Guide Available Online


Evanston’s 2017 Summer Camp Guide is now available for viewing online! Printed guides will be distributed to Evanston public and private schools the week of January 16.

This year, a new, simpler camp registration process will begin online and at the Robert Crown Community Center on Saturday, February 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. No more waiting for camp lottery results! For more information, see page 3 of the guide.

See the Guide here

SUMMER PLANNING – Northwestern Fencing – Summer camp


Try something new this summer and join Northwestern Fencing in June.

Dates: June 9-12, 2017

Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Patten Gymnasium, 2407 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

Cost: $395 for the week or $125 per day. Register by April 30 for discounted price of $350 for the week.

Open to any and all ages 12 and up.  Competitive experience recommended.

Plan to bring a lunch, a water bottle and a notebook.

Find more information here: june-fencing-camp-2017

To register please visit

ROBERT CROWN CENTER – Winter Break Camps

free-snowman-clip-art-knmegh-clipartLooking for some fun over Winter Break?

There are still openings at the Winter Break Camp at Robert Crown Center!

We offer a fun filled camp over the winter break for children age 2-12!

Visit for more information, and  to register!

And/or call Tiffany, Program Coordinator, at 847-448-8258.

Winter Break Camp – Ridgeville Park District – Registration NOW OPEN


Winter break may be a two-week vacation for District 65 school children, but not for most working parents. Ridgeville’s Winter Camp is a great way to make sure your kids are having a fun, structured, and supervised winter vacation. The camp will feature exciting art projects, games, and activities organized by our dedicated staff.

Dates: Dec. 27-30, 2016 and Jan. 3-6, 2017

Days: Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.

Times: 10am-4pm

(Extended Camp Available 8am-10am/4pm-6pm for $3/hr)

Fees (per day): $35 RPD Residents/$40 Non-Residents*

Location: Ridgeville Park Community House, 908 Seward.

Click here to Register

For more information visit Ridgeville Park District’s website

District 65 Early Dismissal Camp at Little Beans Cafe Begins Sept. 21

District 65 Early Dismissal Camp

Starting Wednesday, September 21 from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Wondering what to do with your kids on those monthly Wednesday early dismissal dates? Little Beans Café has a solution….early dismissal drop-off camp at Little Beans Café in Evanston for 4-11 years old!  Below is a list of dates that camp will be offered.  You can pack a nut-free lunch for your child or purchase a lunch from the café for $5.00.  One snack will be provided.

The camp will run on the District 65 calendar dates below from 12:30pm-4:30pm.

  • Sept 21st
  • Nov 8th (full day- times to be determined)
  • Dec 7th
  • Jan 18th
  • Feb 1st
  • March 1st
  • May 3rd

The cost is $40 for one child, $30 for first sibling and $25 for additional siblings.

Registration for each date must be done in individual transactions to keep accurate rosters.

Bottega Kids Camp – Aug. 15-19

Mixed Media & Canvas Painting

***FOR AGES 7 – 12***

Join Bottle & Bottega for a week long Artistic Adventure as we create Little Artists! Led by a professional art instructor; the program is created to foster a warm, super fun and nurturing atmosphere to bring out your child’s Inner Artist.

At Bottle & Bottega, we practice all art forms, so each day will feature 2 take home projects that will include various creative mediums including:
Painting on Canvas – Varying sizes using acrylic paint

Mosaics – Create a mosaic on canvas!
Glass Lantern Painting – Catch fireflies or add a tea light and gift to Grandma!
Art Words – Personalized initials on 6×6 canvases secured as a diptych or triptych!
Tape Masking – Tape. Paint. Pull. WOW. Repeat!
Mixed Media – Craft layers of paper images, tissue paper and paint. Children will be requested to bring some materials from home – copies of photos, favorite book pages, etc. Super fun and personal!

Monday – Friday:
8:45 am : Drop Off
9:00 am – 11:00 am : Art Project 1
11:00 am – 11:15 am : Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm : Art Project 2
12:15 am – 1:00 pm : BYO Lunch
1:00 pm : Pick Up

Bring your lunch. Limited seats to ensure all kids get individual attention. Minimum Age recommendation 7 years of age.

Register for just one or more days or for a FULL WEEK and SAVE!

Once you register we will reach out to you to fill out a standard waiver.
No Food Allergy Restrictions.

Refund: 48 hours or more prior to start of session
Credit: 24 – 48 hours prior to start of session
No Refund Or Credit: Less than 24 hours prior to session

We require a minimum number of kids to run the daily camp. We will cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the session. A full refund will be provided if the camp is canceled.

We look forward to being part of your child’s artistic journey!

Date/Time: Tue, 8/16/2016, 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Evanston Studio – 1016 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

Price: $60.00



Register for Bottega Kids Camp

Register today for Bottega Kids Camp from Bottle & Bottega Evanston! At Bottle & Bottega, children are creatively engaged and have fun painting on canvas, creating mosaics, mixed media, tape masking, glass painting and more! Kids will take home two art projects each day.

They’ll be hosting two weeks of camp August 5 – 12 and 15 – 19, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sign your 7 – 12 year olds up for daily or weekly sessions.

Spaces will be limited.

Check out the complete offering here: You can also call 847.905.9177!

Gather Summer Camps

We have established an amazing line-up for our afternoon summer camp series targeting children 2.5-6 years old. Gather camps survey the creative modalities of movement/ yoga, music, dramatic play, art making, storytelling & the culinary arts; engage diverse learning styles and expose your children to multicultural studies.

Gather’s Summer camp begins at 3:45 with a healthy, organic snack. A structured activity time runs from 4-4:30/40 with a Gather teaching artist, followed by self-directed play in our imaginative play space, and a closing ritual that begins at 4:55. Each of our professional teaching artists has extensive early childhood experience and a rich background as an artist/teacher in their area of expertise. As our weeks have a special focus and theme, each session will build upon the next and will incorporate new and sequential learning.

We know there are lots of fun things to do in the summer, but also know that the afternoons (whether your little ones are napping or not) can be a challenging time. We have designed our daily camp to offer some fun and structure as you wind down into the evening. So go to the beach in the morning, take a big nap and join us at Gather for meaningful, engaged, creative play (& a snack)!

Register now by calling 847-859-2312 or click the link below. One week $75 (add a sibling for $50); Three weeks $200 (add a sibling for $100); Eight week Summer Camp & Play Space Pass $425 (add a sibling for $200) includes daily admission to Gather for creative play everyday of camp! (Minimum weekly sign-up of 4 children, max of 12 children).

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Tinkergarten: Outdoor Play-Based Learning for Kids

TinkergartenTinkergarten classes help kids learn and grow through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration and well-designed play scenarios balanced with the right type of guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important capabilities, including self reliance, creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

For the kids, it’s a chance to get messy, solve mysteries, move their bodies, form friendships and have fun. For parents, it’s a chance to get together with other, like-minded parents and learn creative and effective ways to play and learn with your kids.

Instructors are Evanston moms who are dedicated to the movement in play-based education.

The formal curriculum begins on Wednesday, June 22nd. The program will continue year-round, so if the summer schedule doesn’t work, there will be additional classes offered in the Fall.

Please see the link below for more information and to sign up for classes.

Summer Programs at the Musical Offering

Summer registration is open and summer lessons and classes begin on Tuesday, June 7th.

Sign up for private lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar (acoustic and electric–all styles!), flute, clarinet, oboe and saxophone.
Group classes include Brazilian Choro #chicagochoroclub and “Plugged In And Live” rock and blues bands for all ages.

“Music Stars” summer camps feature the creation of mew musical theater productions for singers, actors and instrumentalists ages 9–17.
Visit or email for details.

Take advantage of their free 30-minute introductory lesson offer to come in and meet with one of their amazing faculty members!

STEM Camps at Oakton Community College

Evanston youngsters, ages 8-14, are eligible to sign up for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camps at Oakton Community College’s Skokie and Des Plaines campuses this summer.

One-week courses are available from June to August, offered by Oakton’s Alliance for Lifelong Learning, in collaboration with the Center for Promoting STEM.

June camps involve topics such as making LEGO films, creating 3D video games and models, and designing Minecraft characters and buildings.

In July and August, offerings center around robotics. Students will have the opportunity to design their own robots, test their creations in competitions, and visit a robotics company.

Courses range from $123 – $300. Early bird enrollment is available for some courses if registered by Monday, June 6.

Registration information is available on the university’s website.

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Girls Play Sports – Summer Camp

GPS will offer a one week camp this summer, June 13-17, for incoming 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. – noon for 5 days at ETHS and introduces girls to badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and water polo throughout the week. The girls will learn the fundamental skills directly from our ETHS female athletes and coaches who know how to make their sport fun.

The camp concludes with the G-lympics on Friday.  Financial Aid is available.  We provide opportunities for ALL girls to join Team GPS, because we believe cost should never be an obstacle to participation.  Contact Megan Livatino at with questions.

Click here for a registration form and more information.

Math Camp Enrolling Now

Licensed professional teacher and licensed clinical social worker, Tracy Loland is offering summer Math Camp with the theme: “Enrichment Math Is for Everyone”. Whether you’d like your child to sharpen essential math skills, or explore and experiment with math far beyond what any school curriculum can do, Math Camp is the solution.

Students will collaborate on activities and games and boost confidence levels as they take on active roles as problem-solvers. Using the highest-quality curriculum, students will work out problems and puzzles, while doing lots of work on reinforcing fundamental skills.

Math Camp sessions are held in southwest Evanston, near Main and Dodge.

Summer I, from June 6–July 1 (8 sessions), $200

  • Grades K–2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00–11:30 am
  • Grades 3-5: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00–4:30 pm
  • Grades 6-8: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00–11:30 am

Summer II, from July 25–August 19 (8 sessions), $200

  • Grades K–2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00–11:30 am
  • Grades 3-5: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00–4:30 pm
  • Grades 6-8: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00–11:30 am

There will be no more than four students in each session. The grades listed below refer to the grade your child will be entering in the fall. To enroll your child(ren), simply contact Tracy Loland by phone: 224-392-8994, email:, or on this site to inform her which session you’re enrolling in, and to arrange for payment to reserve your child’s spot. Payments can be made on the payment page, or you can pay by cash or check.

If you’re interested in summer Math Camp but these times don’t work for you, just contact Tracy. She will offer additional sections on different days/times as needed.

Interested in learning more about the thoughts behind this year’s Math Camp theme? Visit Tracy’s website.

Need a scholarship? For every four students who enroll in Math Camp, Tracy will offer one reduced-rate scholarship spot to students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at school. Contact her for more information!