Open to students entering grades 6–8

Mornings: Adventure Kids Express
Adventure Kids Express offers children a safe, high-energy, and rewarding program based on core values of trust, communication, creativity, and teamwork. Through this experience, Campers and Staff alike enhance their cooperative skills, self-confidence, and leadership qualities. Although this summer campers will be participating in a modified experience, every day will be jam-packed with fun! The rewards are as endless as the friendships and memories created.
Program Manager: Meghan Janda


Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess. Current research shows a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. 
Instructor: Chess Scholars

Hidden Chicago
Did you know that over 27 million people visited Hyde Park in 1893 for the World's Fair? Or that Chicago was a stopping point on the Underground Railroad? Or that suffragists marched through our streets demanding the right to vote? During this summer program, students will explore some little-known history by learning from experts and becoming experts themselves. Lastly, students will explore a historic question of their own creation by visiting historic sites, conducting research, and sharing knowledge with the public.
Instructor: Naadia Owens

  • Full Day
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Session II