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2017 Mini-Camps

Click HERE to Register for Mini-Camps!

Extended Camp activities are available before Day Camp from 7:30-9am and after camp from 4-6pm for $3/hour. Registration for extended hours will take place in-person before camps begin. Email with any questions. 

Intro to S.T.E.M. with LEGO®

Date/Time: June 12-16, 1-4pm

Age: 5-6yo

Location: Kamen Field House (Barton & South Blvd).

Fee: Res $150 / Non-Res $165

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

S.T.E.M. Challenge with LEGO®

Date/Time: June 19-23, 1-4pm

Ages: 7-11yo

Location: Kamen Field House (Barton & South Blvd).

Fee: Res $150 / Non-Res. $165

Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineerdesigned projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. 

Chicagoing-Green Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camp

Date/Time: June 26-30, 1-4pm

Ages: 10-14yo

Location: Kamen Field House (Barton & South Blvd).

Fee: Res $125 / Non-Res $140

In this week-long summer S.T.E.A.M. program, campers will explore the pros and cons of using switchable, solar dependent glass in energy-efficient buildings. With the aid of computer-aided design software and laser cutters, campers will create original architectural models that incorporate this switchable glass into their designs. NOTE: Campers must obtain a free sample of Suntuitive glass for this camp. This can be ordered by visiting 

 Wizards' Camp

Date/Time: July 17-21, 1-4pm

Ages: 8-11yo

Location: Kamen Field House (Barton & South Blvd).

Fee: Res $110 / Non-Res $125

Want to brush up on your wand-making skills? In this camp, kids will dive into the world of magic and wizardry with exciting art projects, games, and activities such as potion-making, divination, spell casting, and broomball! If you’re a fan of the most famous boy-wizard on earth, you’ll love this camp! 


Renegade Writers' Camp

Date/Time: July 10-14, 1-4pm

Ages: 10-12

Location: Kamen Field House (Barton & South Blvd).

Fee: Res $110 / Non-Res $125

Do you ever wish your writing could break free from the confines of the classroom? This summer, send the five-paragraph essay packing, and rediscover the joy of writing in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a writer, this camp will make it easy, with innovative techniques, games, and prompts to help you follow your imaginative and creative impulses. Find out what it means to do a word collage, spin a story spiral, or “lasso the moon.” Within five days, you’ll create a whole portfolio of stories, poems, and ideas. You’ve got something to say, and we want to hear it. Don't let summer slip away without leaving your mark!