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.
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, Vertical Endeavors and other great Chicagoland attractions. Each year
we try some new and bring back old favorites.
Specialty Classes – At various times throughout the summer, groups will
participate in all that our Supervisors and Specialist have to offer. Some examples including cooking, spa day, gardening, 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’ on-campus days 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
Every week has a theme relating to the overall theme for the Adventure
Kids year. While themes are a well-guarded secret until opening day, this year
may revisit some of our favorites from years gone by. Like 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.
& Crafts -
On Mondays and Wednesdays, our Art Director will lead campers through themed projects in our on-site creativity center.
Our Staff –
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!
Adventure Kids Day Camp (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
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.
Full Session: June 24 - August 2
Session I: June 24 - July 12
Session II: July 15 - August 2
Adventure Kids Day Camp is open to children entering grades 1 - 8.