Summer Lab
Adventure Kids Water Fun
Adventure Kids Karoke
Adventure Kids Indoor Play
Adventure Kids Indoor Play
Adventure Kids Field Trip
Adventure Kids Go Carts
Adventure Kids Go Carts
Adventure Kids VR
Adventure Kids Climbing
Adventure Kids Museum of Science and Industry
Adventure Kids Group
Adventure Kids Camp Idol
Adventure Kids Go Carts
Adventure Kids Navy Pier
Adventure Kids Water Sled
Adventure Kids Climbing

Summer Lab is guided by the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools’ mission. Our distinguished Summer Lab instructors keep their material fresh, relevant, and truly engaging for their students. Their ability to do so is one key element—among many—that sets Summer Lab apart. 

Program Dates

Full Session: June 17–July 26
Session I: June 17–June 28
Session II: July 1–July 12
Session III: July 15–July 26

Closed June 19, July 4, and July 5
in observance of holidays

Summer Lab Program Catalog

Registration is now closed.

Summer Lab is open to all Nursery–Grade 8 students who reside in or will be visiting the Chicagoland area this summer, including those who are not currently enrolled in the Laboratory Schools academic school year.
At Lab, learning is a year-round experience, which can, and should, take many forms. Summer Lab builds on over 70 years of summer programming at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, bringing together the resources and faculty of the Schools with exciting programs offered by experts from across the city. All of this takes place in and around an unparalleled university setting that enriches our summer fun in incomparable ways.

In an environment that focuses on kids, Summer Lab students and campers make new friends, learn new skills, connect, play, make art, explore the environment, perform, and much, much more. The programs are fun and like everything at Lab, they are designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and confidence in each child. 
At Summer Lab, the love of learning never goes on vacation.

Join in the fun! 


Grades 1–2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8

Dates, Deadlines, and Important Information

Contact Us

Please check class times and dates in each program listing, and feel free to contact the Summer Lab office with questions about structuring your child’s days. 
Telephone: 773-834-7766  

The employment application for camp counselor for Summer Lab 2024 is now closed. Please reach out with any questions.