With a chill still in the air and spring just barely have sprung it might be a little hard to imagine that the end of the school year, and with-it summer vacation, is right around the corner. Schools and organizations around the Beverly/Morgan Park are already planning their summer camps. Check out the offerings available for students from kindergarten through high school in a wide variety of interests listed here.
St. Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St., www.sxu.edu
Boys Basketball Camp: June 24-27. Grades 5-10.
SXU Volleyball Camp: July 9-10. Grades 4-12.
Youth Lacrosse Camp: June 24-26. Grades 1-8, all levels of experience.
Jazz Camp: July 15-19, 2019. Grades 6-12.
Student Media Summer Camp: June 24-28. Grades 9-12 will learn about radio broadcasting at SXU’s radio station, WXAV.
Mrs. King’s Arts Camp
11109 S. Longwood Dr., www.mrskingsartcamp.com
Five themed week-long sessions between July 9 and Aug. 3 engage artists ages 5–10 in exploring mediums from collage to clay and everything in between.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
9401 S Oakley Ave., www.Bethlehem-chicago.org
Peace Camp, June 24-28. Grades 1-6. Kids will learn to be peacemakers at school and in the community.
All Day Montessori School
1819 W 99th St., www.alldaymontessori.org
Two camp sessions, July 2-July 26, and July 20-Aug. 23, offered age-appropriate levels for preschoolers through elementary schoolers. Camp themes vary by week and range from plants and animals to exploring local history.
Morgan Park Academy
2153 W 111th St., www.mpasummercamp.org
2-week day camp sessions are June 24-July 5, July 9- July 19, and July 22-Aug. 2. Campers in grades K-8 will explore interests from science to arts and crafts and cooking, as well as more traditional day camps.
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W 111th St., www.beverlyartcenter.org
Camps offer opportunities for kids to get creative in media from painting and drawing to music and theatre to “weird science” themes. Sessions for age groups ranging from 3 to 12 years old begin June 10. For toddlers aged 3-5 there are nine, 1-week sessions; for older children there are six 2-week sessions.
Chicago Park District
6–week day camps and specialty camps start June 24 parks throughout the city. Listings will be available online Apr. 8, and registration begins Apr. 22.