Adventure Kids Day Camp


Our Goal:  Adventure Kids Day Camp adheres to the philosophy of the Laboratory Schools by offering a safe, high energy and rewarding program based on the core values of trust, communication, creativity, and teamwork. Through this experience, Campers and Staff alike enhance their cooperative and collaborative interpersonal skills, self-confidence, and leadership qualities. The rewards are as endless as the friendships and memories created.

Our Activities: Field Trips every Tuesday and Thursday, Specialty Classes, Swimming, Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Theme Weeks and Special Event Days:

Field Trips – Water Parks, Great America, Sailing, Kayaking, Go Karting, Amusement Parks, Rock Climbing and other great Chicagoland attractions. Each year we try some new and bring back some old favorites.

Specialty ClassesAt various times throughout the summer, groups will participate in all that our Supervisors and Specialists have to offer.  Some examples including cooking, spa day, gardening, science experiments, dance and more!

Swimming – Campers will participate in swim lessons, games and free swim three days a week in our indoor pool.

Sports & Games – Adventure Kids take full advantage of the extraordinary athletic and other facilities at the Laboratory Schools, including gymnastics room, dance studio, 3 gyms, arts and crafts center, tennis courts, enclosed soccer field, playgrounds, and more. Consistent with the core Adventure Kid values, all activities promote an all-inclusive, cooperative group dynamic.

Theme Weeks – Every week has a theme relating to the overall theme for the Adventure Kids year. Some of our favorite themes from years past include; Under the Sea, Chicago, Jungle Safari, Rock and Roll and many more. 

Camp Idol and other Special Events - Camp Idol is our end of the session showcase of talents.  Groups work together to develop creative, energetic, and fun dance routines that they get to perform on the last day of camp in front of their fellow campers, staff and an energetic crowd of fans. Parents are always invited to these awesome shows!  Other Special Events include Luaus, Game Show Days, Barbecues, Flea Markets, etc.

Arts & Crafts - On Mondays and Wednesdays, our Art Director will lead campers through themed projects in our on-site creativity center.

Our Staff – Adventure Kids Day Camp staff is made up of the most energetic and dedicated group of Teachers, Learning Specialists, College Students, and High School Students from the Laboratory School Community and beyond. Many of our HS Leaders have grown up in the Adventure Kids program themselves! They keep coming back!

Communication - Constant feedback from our staff, campers, and parents is one of our key Adventure Kid values. Every Monday families receive the weekly bulletin with all that your camper will be doing all week. With the fast paced, action-packed schedule of events, the bulletin, along with the on-line posted calendar, will help keep us connected. Suggestions, comments, and questions are always welcome in the Adventure Kids office year round.

Adventure Kids Day Camp (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Full Session:  June 23 - August 1  
Session I:  June 23 - July 11
Session II:  July 14 - August 1

Adventure Kids Day Camp is open to children entering grades 1 - 8.