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   


This hands–on course will allow students to experience the science behind crime scene investigations. From Locard’s exchange principle to DNA testing, fingerprints, fiber analysis, and digital forensics, students will get to perform crime lab and crime scene techniques. Students will learn some basic biology, chemistry, and physics as a foundation to understanding these techniques. The class will discuss how real–life crime scene investigators use these techniques and others to help solve crimes. Mock crime scenes will test skills as students reconstruct what happened during a particular crime based on the evidence they find and analyze. No prior knowledge is necessary, just curiosity and a love of science.
Instructors: Michael Wong and Tony Del Campo

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 I