Adventure Kids Day Camp

For children entering grades 3–8

Image: adventure Kids logoFull Session: June 20–July 28
Session I: June 20–June 30
Session II: July 5–July 14
Session III: July 17–July 28
Full day: 8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Program Manager: Meghan Janda
Cost: Session I $1,260, Session II $1,120, Session III $1,400, Full Session $3650

The Program

Adventure Kids Day Camp offers a safe, high-energy, and rewarding program based on core values of trust, communication, and teamwork. Throughout this experience, campers and staff alike enhance their cooperative skills, self confidence, and leadership qualities.

Every day is jam packed with fun where friendships are forged and lasting memories are created. 

Field Trips

Campers will visit favorite Chicagoland area attractions. We also use our very own beautiful campus and surrounding areas for walking adventures. Campers go on age-specific field trips every Tuesday and Thursday.* 

Session I 
June 22, Hollywood Park
June 27, Beach
June 29, Deep River

Session II
July 6, Lincoln Park Zoo
July 11, Beach
July 13, Navy Pier (grades 3-5) and Great America (grades 6-8)

Session III 
July 18, Museum of Science and Industry
July 20, Funtopia (grades 3-5) and Camp Duncan (grades 6-8)
July 25, Beach
July 27, Deep River Water Park

*Summer Lab reserves the right to make changes to trips listed 

Campers in grades 6–8 will have an opportunity to attend our traditional overnight camping trip to Camp Duncan during Session III. In addition to experiencing all of the adventures of camping, they will also participate in boating, blobbing, zip-lining, rock climbing, and high ropes courses. This is definitely a highlight of summer!


We are excited to partner with M3 Aquatics to provide an excellent swim program including lessons for children of all ability levels. Swimming takes place on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays weekly. The swim program will have low student-instructor ratios to ensure each child gets individualized attention while learning team-building skills. Campers will participate in a balanced aquatics experience, including games, lessons, workouts, and FUN!

Adventure Kids Sports

We offer a variety of sports and fun activities based on our weekly themes. From basketball and pickleball, to the ever-so-popular game of Quidditch, AK takes full advantage of our awesome facilities including multiple gyms, fields, playgrounds, pool, tennis courts, and more. Consistent with the core Adventure Kids values, all activities promote an all-inclusive and cooperative group dynamic.

AK Camp Idol and other Special Events

AK Camp Idol is our end-of-session showcase of talents. Groups work together to develop creative, energetic, and fun dance routines and other varying talents that they perform on the last day of the session in front of their fellow campers, staff, and an energetic crowd of fans. Other special events include Luaus, Game Show Days, Halloween in July (parade with marching band included), Flea Markets, and more.

Specialty Classes

Campers will participate in all that our supervisors and specialists have to offer. Some examples are: spa day, gardening, yoga, music, dance, arts and crafts, STEM challenges, and sports conditioning. Some classes specifically offered to older groups include an opportunity to participate in specialty units of outdoor adventures. Some of these options include fishing, paddle boarding, visits to Hyde Park’s historic lakefront treasure, The Point, and campus orienteering adventures.

  • Grades 3–5
  • Grades 6–8