Summer Lab 2023

Registration is Now Open

Summer Lab enrollment is open to all rising Nursery 3–grade 8 students who will be in the Chicago metropolitan region this summer.

At Lab, we know that 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 University of Chicago Laboratory 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 us! 

Dates, Deadlines, and Important Information

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Summer Calendar

Full Session: June 20–July 28
Session I: June 20–June 30
Session II: July 5–July 14
Session III: July 17–July 28

Closed June 19, July 3, and July 4 in observance of holidays

Contact Us

Please check meeting times and dates in each listing that follows, and feel free to contact the Summer Lab office with questions about structuring your child’s days:    

2023 Programs

Full Session: June 20–July 28  |  Session I: June 20–June 30   |  Session II: July 5 - July 14   |  Session III: July 17–July 28

Acting Adventures

For children entering Kindergarten
Using the frameworks of legends, myths, fairy tales, and more, your child will learn the basics of


For children entering Kindergarten
Summer Kindergarten is a time for children entering kindergarten to connect, play, and explore

Nursery School

For children entering Nursery 3 or 4
Join us for an unforgettable kaleidoscope of summer fun

Story Time

For children entering Kindergarten
Calling all story lovers! We will spend our summer days together playing with stories