Children’s Summer Activities in Chicago


By Dustin Ford

Growing up in the city has its advantages; there is so much to do when school’s out. With summer break approaching, the parents of Chicago are planning events and programs so that their kids can get the most out of Summer. If you don’t have anything planned then check out some of these events just for kids.

Shedd Aquarium Summer Road Trip

There are plenty of great events at the Shedd Aquarium for aspiring marine biologists. This camp takes kids all across Chicago land and allow them to assist researchers by collecting samples from the lake using nets, observing wildlife creatures, and much more.

Kids Clay Room and Easle Art Studio

There are several Art Schools and shops that focus on children’s art and offer summer day programs. Sure, kids get to do arts and crafts all the time, but when was the last time they got to paint on a canvas or use a clay spinning wheel? I wish I got to use on of those in my art classes.

Chicago Children’s Museum

As a museum dedicated for children, you can be sure that they have plenty of things to keep your child busy.  There are events heard there every day from open playgroups to woodshop.

PowerUp Tech Academy and Kids Stem Studio

Here are two places that offer a more technical approach to summer camps. Learn how build simple robots, do coding for drones, learn how to make your own video games, start your own YouTube channel, and even learn how to mod Minecraft!

Chicago Children’s Theatre

This theatre has plenty of summer activities for all the little thespians out there. Your child will learn to speak more properly as they perform on stage as well as learn some of the technical aspects of the art, such as greenscreen work.

Chicago NFL Alumni Hero Youth Football Camps

All across IL you can join players from the Chicago bears in these athletic camps. There are plenty of things to do, like learning how to properly throw and catch a football and compete in challenges for prizes. Kids engage in station-based training skill development and learn what it takes to be a real athlete.

Be sure to check out our blog for more things to do this Summer.

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