Sports Camp

Open to students entering Grades Nursery - 8

Summer Lab Sports Camps is a recreational sports camp for children of all ability levels. Love of the game, fair play, and good sportsmanship rank high among teaching and coaching objectives. All sports camps use Lab's state-of-the-art facilities.

Children entering Nursery through second grade will participate in a rotation of sports during a three week period. The rotation consists of Little Big Leaguers, Little Strikers and Fit Fun and Games.

Third through eighth graders may select one of the following camps which they will participate in for one or both three-week sessions. Students may choose from Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swim Instruction, and Tennis.

Basketball - Players will learn the fundamentals including ball-handling, passing, dribbling, shooting and team dynamics.

Gymnastics - Campers will be taught the fundamentals of tumbling, uneven bars, horse and beam. Positions covered will include hollow, arch, tuck, straddle, pike and lunge.

Soccer - Athletes will focus on the core technical components and learn fundamentals that include shooting, trapping, passing, receiving, and dribbling.

Swimming - This camp offers lessons for all levels - first time swimmer, novice swimmer, immediate and advanced swimmer. Skills mastered range from "drown proofing"/basic survival & water rescue to floating, kicking, and the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Team building skills are taught one time per week through group games and skill activities. No experience necessary!

Tennis - Activity will emphasize basics through concentration on serves, strokes, footwork, forehand groundstroke, slices, volleys, topspin, lob and drop shots.


Full Session: June 19 - July 28
Session I: June 19 - July 7
Session II: July 10 - July 28
Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Summer Lab Questions? Call 773 834 7766


South Side Fire FC, long a Hyde Park area institution for youth soccer development and leadership, will operate our Soccer Camps at both campuses, and ...

Coach Andre Battle, Lab's own girls' varsity basketball coach will run the basketball camps. Coach Battle has worked with players of all levels including the NBA, WNBA and Olympic gold medalists. Coach Battle most recently lead the Maroons to victory in the IHSA 2A Regional Championship. The last IHSA 2A win was in 2005

New in 2017 -

We are pleased to announce our complimentary bus service will depart from Lab at the 5:30 pm conclusion of our Sports Camps, in addition to the 3:00 pm departures.

The bus stops for this new service are 13th/Indiana, Navy Pier and Lincoln Park Zoo.