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ETHS Boys Summer Basketball Camps

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The emphasis of the camp is on learning team concepts along with individual skill development. Campers will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and offensive movement skills in a variety of games and drills. Daily agenda includes competitive games, contests, skill development and awards within each age division. Each camper receives a camp t-shirt, as well as competition in: ball handling contests, shooting drills, hot-shot contest, knock-out games, one-on-one tournaments, three-on-three games and five-on-five league and tournament games. Enjoyable and fun opportunities are included to improve basketball and leadership development. Enroll in both this camp and the Grade School Individual Skill Development Camp, June 13-23 for a total of $250 for three weeks of basketball camp= save $35 with Code: BBKDBL

DATES: June 6-10, 2016
COST: $125

This camp focuses on the basic skills of shooting, dribbling, passing and footwork development. Acquiring a sound mastery of these fundamentals will allow you to take your game to a higher level. The emphasis of this camp will be: 1) to give each camper the opportunity to master the basic fundamental basketball skills, 2) to give the campers the opportunity in one-onone and small group instructions to apply those skills, 3) to use scrimmages to apply fundamental development to game-like situations. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt and instruction in Team Concept/Attitude, Motivation and Goal Setting, Shooting Instruction, Setting/Receiving Screens, Ball Handling/Passing, Guard Play, Post Play and Team Play. Enroll in both this camp and the June 6-10 Day Camp for a total of $250 for three weeks of basketball camp= save $35 with Code: BBKDBL

DATES: June 13-23, 2016 (M,T,W,Th only)
COST: $160

All camps are held at ETHS and coached by our current coaching staff as well as assisted by our former players. We pride ourselves in making sure all camps are accessible to all students no matter of resources. Financial aid is available through the Athletic Office.

Application for Financial Aid must be submitted by May 13, 2016 – applications are available at conclusion of on-line registration at:

Summer Camps at The Musical Offering


Young musicians are invited to help us create a Rock Musical in our “Rock N’ Roll Theater” camps in June.
And we’ll be creating wacky new musical theater works at our “Music Stars” camps in July.

Whether you’re interested in covering rock standards, acting, singing, playing chamber music or creating new music or scripts of your own, we have you covered.

Details and more information can be found at

Ballet Arts Camp Ages 5-10 – July 2016

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A half-day arts program for children ages 5-10

*All participants must be 5 years of age as of January 1, 2016

Each day will be full of fun and creative activities with a focus on the arts. Our program is created to expose children to imaginative and enjoyable performing arts experiences.  Students receive ballet training and explore other forms of dance such as jazz, modern, and musical theater.  Arts and crafts, singing, yoga/stretch and drama will round out their performing arts experience.
Classes are taught by skilled instructors who are highly experienced at teaching young children.

Performing Arts

Ballet, modern, musical theater, yoga/stretch and jazz focus on developing a young dancer’s strength, flexibility, and musicality, while instilling a love and appreciation of dance. Drama, singing, and arts and crafts provide fun opportunities to develop each child’s creative skills.

Additional Information:

Children are grouped by ages 5-7 and 8-10

Lunch and Snacks:

Children should bring a water bottle, lunch and a snack from home.


  • Ballet
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Choreography
  • Yoga/Stretch
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Singing
  • Musical Theater
  • Drama


MondayThursday 9:30-12:30
Week1:  July 11-14
Week 2:  July 18-21


$140 for 1 week
$270 for 2 weeks

Children may register for week 1, week 2, or the entire 2 weeks session
register online at

Location and Contact Information
Address: 7416 N. Ridge Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60645
Telephone: 773-381-0000



Chicago Ballet Arts Co-Directors: Patti Eylar & Leslie Saunders

Camp Directors/Teachers: Melanie Cortier & Micki Selander

Girls Play Sports Camp

12671930_10207255905889507_2325649043287297361_oGirls Play Sports will be offering a one week camp this summer for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders. It will run from June 13th – June 17th from 8:30am – 12:00pm at ETHS and introduces next year’s middle schoolers 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 who know how to make their sport fun. The camp concludes with the G-lympics on Friday.

Financial Aid is available for this camp. Register at

Questions about the GPS Summer Camp email

Washington School Resource Fair – Feb. 9 & 10

We are hosting a resource fair at Washington Elementary during Parent-Teacher conferences on the evenings of Tuesday, February 9th, and Wednesday, February 10th from 4-7 p.m.

The goal of the resource fair is to share information about a wide variety of resources, enrichment opportunities, and summer programs  available to Evanston families. In addition to browsing the book tables, learn about enriching summer opportunities for your child in the Evanston/North Shore community. Talk to representatives and bring home materials that detail the myriad of activities in recreational, therapeutic and academic programs.

Some of the confirmed attendees so far include Asociación de Familias Hispanas de Washington, Robert Crown, YWCA, YMCA, YOU, Evanston Substance Abuse Council, D65 Family Center, D65 JEH Education Center, Ridgeville Park District, Evanston Art Center, Childcare Network of Evanston, Center for Talent Development, and many more.

Spanish translation will be provided.

Sewing Summer Camps

Register before April 1st and receive 20% off all camps.

Monday through Friday from 9am-noon. Unless stated, camps include all materials and assume no prior knowledge of sewing.

Most camps are $200 with the exception of the short session from July 6-8 and the Pajama Pants camp.

June 13-17 Basic Machine Sewing $200 Ages 8-12: Learn the basics and make an array of fun projects.

June 20-24 Pajama Pants $190 Ages 11-15: For the teen and tween set. This is a great introduction to garment sewing. We’ll take a field trip to Vogue Fabrics on the first day and purchase supplies for the project (campers are welcome to purchase studio fabric at 15% discount). The rest of the week will be spent taking measurements, plotting the pattern and, of course, sewing! We’ll learn how to prepare fabric and square it for cutting, how to sew French seams and encase elastic, among other skills. Campers will leave with a re-usable custom pattern. Campers will need to bring $25 on the first day to go shopping at Vogue–there will be change!

June 27-July 1 Patchwork $200 Ages 8-12: We’ll make a mini-quilt using charm squares and all-cotton batting and backing fabric. Each camper will learn how to arrange, piece together and line or hand quilt their piece. Time-permitting, a second project introducing another kind of patchwork will be made in this camp.

July 6-8 Basic Machine Sewing $120 Ages 8-12: Another chance to learn the basics of sewing during a short week.

July 11-15 Hand Crafting $200 Ages 8-12: Maybe a sewing machine isn’t your thing–we can still make lots of fun items with our hands! Projects may include: French Knitting, Koi Kites, Weaving, Dream Catchers, Friendship Bracelets and other super- fun and cute items. Uses new and recycled materials.

July 18-22 Dolls $200 Ages 9-13 (with prior sewing experience, please): Handmade dolls are about the sweetest things ever. Each camper will learn the process of basic doll-making including how to hand-embroider the face and how to make and apply yarn hair. Campers will need prior sewing experience, to include a camp, class or other sewing experience to get the most out of this camp.

July 25-29 Softies and Mobiles $200 Ages 8-12: Sew fish to make a mobile, then make an Owl, Hen or Ugly Doll. Uses new and recycled materials. We’ll talk about balance and design as well.

**Please note that camps with less than 50% enrollment by June 1 may be cancelled and a full refund given.

Evanston Stitchworks
906 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60202
(773) 320 – 5802

Montessori Summer Camp – June 1-July 15

Let’s Discover Canada!

Join us for our fun filled summer camp led by a Montessori certified teacher. Children will learn about location, geographical features, languages, food, culture and games of Canada. Lots of arts and craft projects are on the schedule. They will learn to count, greet and sing in French. A children’s French movie will be shown on the projector and the children will celebrate Canada Day. On last day of the camp, we will open a big piñata and have a performance on the stage in our backyard.

Children will learn Spanish from a native Spanish speaker and will develop their sense of order and independence by working with Montessori materials. They will enjoy Yoga animal poses which promote mind, body coordination.

We will spend lots of time outdoors, play water games and will also explore nature and Science. Children will eat lunch at picnic tables in the backyard, wade in child sized pools and play in sprinklers. They will also visit nature centers and local parks.

The dates are June 1 – July 15, 2016. Half day (8:30-11:30 or 11:30-2:30) and full day (8:30-2:30) programs are offered.

To enroll, please call us at 847-890-225 or email at

Evanston Montessori Children’s House offers Early Childhood Programs for 2-6 year olds in a home environment.

Northminster Nursery School Summer Camp

Super Summer Adventures!

Come enjoy some summer fun with some of your favorite Northminster teachers:  Mrs. Summer timeNichols and Mrs. Page. We’ll play outside, do art projects, cook and much, much more!

We’ll meet from 9:15-11:45, Monday through Friday. Children must be 3
(by March 1, 2016), 4, or 5 and must be completely toilet trained.

You may choose one, two, three or all four weeks. Snacks will be provided. We will
spend a good portion of our days outside, weather permitting.

Week 1 – June 13-17  Water fun and cooking

Week 2 – June 20-24  Sunshine, gardens and more

Week 3 – June 27 – July 1 Dinosaurs

Week 4 – July 5-8  The Fourth of July-patriotism

Per week (weeks 1, 2, and 3): $150
Week 4 (shorter week): $120
All four weeks: $550
Enrollment in camp does not guarantee placement in fall classes.

Download your application below

Summer camp registration

City of Evanston Summer Camp Registration

Summer camp kids

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer! Evanston summer camp registration will begin next week with a lottery for Evanston residents (ZIP codes 60201 and 60202 only) from Tuesday, January 19 through Monday, January 25. Open registration will begin on Monday, February 15. For more information and to view the summer camp guide online, visit

Ridgeville Summer Camp Registration Now Open

As you look at the variety of summer camp options for your child(ren), we hope that you will consider what Ridgeville has to offer. For years, Ridgeville has provided kids with a fantastic summer experience, while staying true to its mission of being a safe, nurturing, and affordable option for parents. We take your child’s care very seriously and are committed to maintaining a child to counselor ratio that is no higher than six to one. We want our well-trained staff to be able to give each child the attention that he or she deserves. We also want to facilitate and encourage activities that allow all of our children to thrive in an environment that values their imaginative and creative input. our camps seem to grow in popularity each year and space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! Spots fill on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Nothing to do on a summer afternoon? Youth in the parks is a free drop-in program available in Elks, Reba, Brummel, and Ridgeville Parks. YIP offers free recreational activities to neighborhood kids.


Pre-K Day Camp is the perfect camp for young children getting ready for their first camp adventure. Over the four or eight week session, children will play in small, well supervised groups and take part in a variety of games and structured activities, such as story time, arts and crafts, and parades. READ MORE…


Day Camp 5-7 has a fun and lively curriculum structured around art projects, literature, movement, and science. Activities are focused around weekly themes, such as Nocturnal Animals, Art Experimentation, Continents, etc. READ MORE…


In this fun-filled camp, children engage in arts and crafts projects, drama, music, and dance, while also making time for games, sports, and other traditional camp activities. The camp will be shaped by the interests and abilities of all camp participants to ensure that a wide range of projects emerge throughout the summer. Projects might include everything from comic book making to collaborative painting & sculpture. READ MORE…


Has your child been to Japan, the Middle Ages, or the 1950s? In this exciting camp, children journey through time as they explore a variety of different eras and places. Over each four-week session, campers create cool art projects, play games, and hear music that reflects their weekly themed time period or place of travel. READ MORE…


This year, we are offering several one-week mini-camps for parents looking for a little more flexibility in their summer scheduling. READ MORE…


This new program allows 13-15 year-olds the chance to get real hands-on experience working with Ridgeville campers of various ages.  

Please fill out our application form

Applicants will be determined for a select number of positions.

Indicate your preferences and describe your experiences on our form. Participation is $250/4 week session.

City of Evanston Summer Camp Registration

Printed Summer Camp guides will be available at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center (2100 Ridge Avenue), Robert Crown CenterChandler-Newberger Center, the Ecology Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, and Noyes Cultural Arts Center by Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Camp guides will be distributed to Evanston public and private elementary schools the week of Jan 4, 2016. Note: Some schools do not distribute printed material to every student. Some schools use the electronic backpack.

Youth camps include several types of sports camps, arts camps, ecology camps, preschool camps, aquatic camp, fencing, figure skating, general day camps, LEGO camps and more! Older children and teens may register for arts camp and several counselor in training/leadership programs. Adults can even sign up for their own version of Aquatic Camp!

Please do not register for camp before you have read the policy pages in the Summer Camp Guide. Deposits are never refunded and there are important policies regarding deposits, balance due deadlines, etc. that you need to know before registering.

See the online camp guide here:

Winter Break Camps

Winter BreakThere are a variety of options available around town for kids during the winter break:

Piccolo Comedy Arts 2015/16 Kids Camps & Classes


Explore Stop-Motion Animation – Sat. Oct. 24

Steve & Kate’s Camp will be in Evanston for summer 2016 at Chiaravalle Montessori and they’ll be at Chiaravalle this weekend to meet families and give kids a chance to try out their Stop-Motion Animation studio!

Their Community Team will be hosting two stop-motion animation workshops at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Families are encouraged to stop by to visit, make movies, and see the incredible new space. No RSVP is required for this workshop, though families are welcome to sign up for other Exploratorium classes on Chiaravalle’s website.

Steve & Kate’s strive to create an environment where children can explore their passions at their own pace — from music recording and animation, to sports, sewing, and baking. They believe that when campers are given choice and freedom, they learn on a deeper and more meaningful level, gain confidence, and are genuinely happy! Parents love their flexibility in scheduling, as they’re welcome to purchase day passes or membership, and drop-off and pick-up can take place anytime within their hours (7:30am-6pm). Additionally, food is included and any unused day passes are automatically refunded at the end of the summer.

Chiaravalle Montessori School
425 Dempster St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Dharma Camp for Kids – Sat. Aug. 16

Dharma Camp for Kids!
With the Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery
hosted by Debi and Yoli Maya Yeh with the Kid Fabulous Friends to be announced.

This day long camp will be a hands for ages 6 and up. Work one on one with the Monks to create art in the rare Buddhist Tradition. $50- $125 suggested offering
No one turned away for lack of funds.

*Meditation *Yoga*
*Butter Scupture*
*Coloring Tibetan Pictures*
*Tibetan Sand Painting*
*Mani Stones*

Please bring sack lunch. Healthy snacks provided.


Many thanks to Patricia Palden + Family for creating this camp

Sunday, August 16at 11:00am
543 Michigan Ave Evanston

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Evanston Pride Basketball Registration Ends May 16



Summer Camps at Evanston Stitchworks

Evanston Stitchworks offers immersive studio experiences that combine the practical and the whimsical for children ages 9-14.  All levels of sewing experience are welcome.  Machine basics are covered or reviewed in each camp.  To ensure a qualitative experience, size is limited to 4 children per camp.  Boys and girls are encouraged to participate together.  Extra time will focus on an additional project in line with the theme of the camp.  Please send a non-perishable nut-free lunch, snack and beverage with your child.

Payment may be made online via credit/debit card.  Email if you would like to reserve a spot and pay with cash or check.

Mudlark Summer Camp Still Has Openings

Still looking for something to do this summer?

Mudlark Theater has openings in the summer camps listed below:
  • Junior Mudlarkians Session I (June 10-July 2)
  • Stage Combat Session I (June 10-13)
  • Acting & Improv Session II (Afternoon, June 10-13)
  • Physical Comedy Session II (June 22-26)
  • Advanced Stage Combat (July 6-10)
  • Junior Mudlarkians Session II (July 6-July 31)
  • Production Lab (July 13-17)
  • Mudlark Cabaret Session II (July 13-17)
  • Fake News Show (July 27-Aug 7)
  • Scenes from the LARK-ives (July 27-Aug 7)
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