Adventure Kids Day Camp
Adventure Kids Day Camp is open to children entering grades 1 - 8
Monday–Friday (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Full Session: June 24–August 2
Session I: June 24–July 12
Session II: July 15–August 2
Adventure Kids Day Camp offers 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. Every day is jam-packed with fun! The rewards are as endless as the friendships and memories created.
Field trips every Tuesday and Thursday, specialty classes, swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts, all-camp performances, theme weeks, special event days, and local adventures.
Questions? Call or email the Summer Lab office!
773-834-7766 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Field Trips
- Specialty Classes
- Sports & Games
- Theme Weeks
- AK Camp Idol and other Special Events
- Arts & Crafts
Adventure Kids Day Camp adheres to the mission 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. Every day is jam-packed with fun! The rewards are as endless as the friendships and memories created.
Water parks, Great America, sailing, kayaking, go-karting, Pump it Up, amusement parks, rock climbing and other great Chicagoland attractions are among some of the trips we have taken in years past. Each year we try new trips and bring back some old favorites.
* 6-8th grade will have an opportunity to attend our traditional overnight camping trip to Camp Duncan in July. In addition to experiencing all of the adventures of camping, they will also participate in boating, blobbing, rock climbing and high ropes courses. This a definite highlight of summer!
At various times throughout the summer, groups will participate in all that our Supervisors and Specialists have to offer. Some examples including cooking, spa day, gardening, sports conditioning, science experiments, yoga, music, dance, and more! Some specialty classes specifically offered to older groups include an opportunity to participate in specialty units in outdoor adventures. Some of these options include fishing, paddle boarding, and visits to Hyde Park's historic treasure known as "The Point" located at the lakefront, and campus orienteering adventures.
Adventure Kids take full advantage of the extraordinary facilities at the Laboratory Schools, including the gymnastics room, dance studio, three 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 group dynamic.
AK Camp Idol is our end of the session showcase of talents. Groups work together to develop creative, energetic, and fun dance routines that they 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.
Adventure Kids 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!
Constant feedback from our staff, campers, and parents is one of our key Adventure Kid values. Prior to the start of each week, families receive the weekly bulletin loaded with information in regards to special events, field trips, dress up days, etc. 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.