With the choice and variety of summer camps available in the western suburbs in 2013, boredom won't be an option for Lemont children.
Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices focused around science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby.
Where: 16028 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439
Information: The Lemont Park District offers a variety of summer camp programs for students ages 5 to 16.
Contact: Visit the Lemont Park District website at for more information.
Where: 315 Canal St., Lemont, IL 60439
Information: Allegro Academy offers a variety of summer dance and music camps for for students in pre-school through freshman in high school. The academy also has locations in Bolingbrook and Lockport.
Contact: Call the office at 1-877-ULEARN3 or visit www.allegro-academy.com for more information.
Where: 12725 Bell Road, Lemont, IL 60439
Information: Summer day camps for ages 3 to 10 will offer a wide range of age specific games and group activities.
Contact: Visit www.nazarenerecreation.com for more information.
Where: 2600 Center Dr., Woodridge IL 60517
Information: The Woodridge Park District offers two summer-long camp programs in the months of June, July, and August. Adventure Camp is for Grades 1-5 and Trek & Travel Camp is for Grades 6-8. Each program offers weekly field trips, organized group activities, and other outdoor adventures.
Details: Information about 2013 programs was not yet available.
Woodridge, Lemont, Lisle
- 12404 S. Archer Ave., Lemont, IL 60439
- 1640 Eisenhower Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
- 6420 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
- 7450 N. Woodward Ave., Woodridge, IL 60517
- 7040 N. Woodward Ave., Woodridge, IL 60517
Information: With five locations in Lemont, Woodridge and Lisle, Kindercare offers a 12-week summer camp program for ages 3 to 12. Whether your child is interested in science, cooking, art, or sports; there’s something for everybody to keep busy this summer.
Where: Locations vary based on programs.
Information: Each summer, the Forest Preserve District offers a variety of four- or five-day camps for kids ages 4 to 14. A number of camps are offered ranging from equestrian to nature camps.
Details: Registration forms for 2013 were not yet available online.
Where: 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Information: College of DuPage has fun-filled and challenging summer camp programs for children of all ages.
Contact: Program Coordinator Georgia Madden at 630-942-2063.
Where: 711 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516-1420
Information: At Y camp, they create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories.
Contact: Shannon Payton, 630-968-8400
Where: 34 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-5331
Information: Summer day camps. At Y summer camps, kids will experience new things, develop new skills, and have fun along the way.
Contact: Polly Rhodes, 630-527-6599
Additional information: This camp offers financial aid. Contact the camp for additional information.
Where: 2120 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564
Information: Safari Club Camp, day camp. At Y summer camps, kids will experience new things, develop new skills, and have fun along the way.
Contact: Claudia Langoni 630-904-9595,
Where: Locations vary for programs
Information: No matter what your kids are interetsted in, Naperville Park District has summer camps that are sure to please. Choose from a variety of sports camps and creative camps for kids ages 2-17.
Details: Online registration begins at 8:30 a.m. April 22.
Where: Naperville Campus
Information: Registration is now open for summer camps. Summer camps and workshops include academic, athletic, fine arts camps and community musicals.
Details: A 10 percent discount is available for those who sign up by May 6. Programs serve areas including: Naperville, Aurora, Warrenville, Lemont, Downers Grove, Lisle, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Oswego, Geneva and St. Charles.
Where: 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540
Information: Engage and encourage young minds with our camp offerings! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as you join museum educators for fun activities, games, crafts and other hands-on projects that explore the arts, science and math. The museum offers summer camps for all ages. Enrollment is limited and all camps require pre-registration and pre-payment.
Contact: Register online or call 630-637-8000.
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