Creative Summer Camps for Kids in Ravenswood

Welcome to the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s guide to local summer camps! Step into a world of imagination and exploration with camps that are designed to inspire young minds and foster their passion for creativity. We’ve collected exciting places in our community where fun-filled experiences and lasting summer memories await.

Lillstreet Art Center

Have your kids find new friends, learn a new skill, and find craft confidence in Lillstreet’s 2024 Summer Camps! Lillstreet Art Center offers camps across mediums and skill levels all through summer. Beginning at ages 3 and above, Kidstreet camps are scheduled across a variety of time slots to accommodate guardian work schedules. Warning: at this camp, kids should come “dressed for mess!” The camps are week-long, created for ages 3–16, and cover topics in ceramics, metalsmithing, sewing, printmaking, painting, drawing, and digital art

  • Dates: June 10th – August 23rd
  • Location: 4401 N Ravenswood Ave
  • For Ages: 3-16 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit lillstreet.com.

Tuesday’s Child

The Tuesday’s Child behavioral summer camp is a phenomenal opportunity for children ages six and younger. They’ll receive behavioral support in a fun, peer-based environment. With academic support and interventions to keep children learning and growing, our summer camp prepares children to enter school in the fall ready to learn.

  • Dates: June 24th – August 16th (any two consecutive weeks)
  • Location: 3633 N California Ave
  • For Ages: 6 years and younger

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit tuesdayschildchicago.org.

BitSpace

Registration for Summer Maker Camp 2024 is now OPEN! Join us for a summer packed with excitement. We’ve got crashing cars, dancing robots, wonky warped wood and more to give kids a creative summer of learning, experiencing, and making! Our summer camps are perfect for 9-14 year old kids.

  • Dates: June 10th – August 23rd (5-day sessions, multiple options)
  • Location: 2541 W Lawrence Ave
  • For Ages: 9-14 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit bitspacechicago.com

Dance Colony Kidz

From their recently-expanded youth dance center in Ravenswood, DANCE COLONY STUDIOS is offering a series of summer dance camps. This camp is perfect for kids with an enthusiasm for movement that love to flex their creative muscles. The Hive’s inspiring team of professional educators hosts 8 weeks of themed camps taking place Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Dates: June 4th – August 8th
  • Location: 4222 N Ravenswood Ave
  • For Ages: 3-11 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit thecolony.dance/colonykidz.

Wonder Woods

Wonder Woods is a unique forest play school that offers a popular summer program for Chicago children. If your kids love nature or need some time outdoors, this is your camp! Wonder Woods follows play learning principles with child-led, future-oriented, queer-affirming, urban forest outdoor education. Their camps prioritize resilience, curiosity, confidence, and joy in children. Their summer program runs for 9 weeks, from mid-June into August. There are options to register for the whole camp, individual weeks, or combinations of M/W/F or Tu/Th schedules.

  • Dates: June 17th – August 16th
  • Location: For ecological preservation purposes, camp rotates between LaBagh, Forest Glen, and Bunker Hill Forest Preserves.
  • For Ages: 3-12 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit wonderwoodschicago.org.

School of Rock Andersonville

School of Rock Andersonville’s music camps offer a wide selection of various music experiences. From beginner music camps to intermediate and advanced sessions, our music camps and workshops near you will further a student’s musical foundation. Most of our camps end with a live show performed by the campers. Check School of Rock Andersonville’s upcoming music camps and workshops to sign-up today!

  • Dates: June 17th – August 16th
  • Location: 5600 N. Ridge Ave
  • For Ages: 3-18+ years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit schoolofrock.com.

Forteza Fitness & Martial Arts

The only authentic knight school for youth in the USA where knightly martial arts and chivalric virtues are taught in an engaging and safe environment by trained instructors. However, our Camp is more than just another youth martial arts camp; instead we combine fitness and physical skills with lessons in medieval games, history, heraldry, archery, arms and armour study and much more.

  • Dates: July 8th – July 22nd (youth) and June 17th-July 1st (teen)
  • Location: Ravenswood
  • For Ages: 7-12 and 12-18 years

Click here for teen camp registration and here for youth. For more information, visit fortezafitness.com.

Access Contemporary Music

Access Contemporary Music presents Singalong Sprouts! Every Monday, “sprouts” go on a musical adventure designed to cultivate a love for music in our young musicians. This program is made for each student to bring along a parent or favorite grown-up, allowing the opportunity for musical connection with family in a fun and inclusive environment! Each session is crafted to nurture your child’s inner musician, promote sensory development, and gain exposure to a diverse collection of music.

  • Dates: Every Monday through the Summer.
  • Location: 1760 W. Wilson Ave.
  • For Ages: 2-5 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit acmusic.org.

Bunny Ears Art House

Bunny Ears Art House is a play-based art studio for families and children. We provide classes, workshops, playgroups, and birthday parties. From slime time to party camp, dream house to wizards and potions, choose from multiple different 4-day options of super-fun themed summer camp!

  • Dates: June 10th – August 29th
  • Location: 4541 N. Lincoln Ave.
  • For Ages: 3-12 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit bunnyearsart.com.

Magic Inc.

For two hours each day students will be taught the secrets of magic by Magic Inc.’s professional magic staff. At Magic Camp kids will learn more than just how to do tricks… they’ll learn how to PERFORM MAGIC with cards, coins and rope. In addition, they’ll learn how to construct their own magic props.

Throughout the process, students will gain public speaking skills, self-confidence, and will perform in a magic show at the end of Magic Camp for their families in the legendary Jasper Theatre Club at Magic Inc.

  • Dates: July 15th-July 19th and July 22nd-July 26th
  • Location: 1838 W Lawrence Ave.
  • For Ages: 7-15 years

Click here for camp registration. For more information, visit magicinc.net


For more information or to add your organization’s information, contact christina@ravenswoodchicago.org.

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