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Go West Guide to Summer Camps in Chicago's Western Suburbs

Summer camps are a great way to keep your kids active and learning during the school break, and some also provide a valuable childcare option for parents who work full-time. In this guide you'll find camps aimed at kids who love art, sports, nature, science, history and more. These camps are sponsors of Go West Young Mom. If you know of a camp interested in being listed in this guide, have them contact us for more information at


Oswegoland Park District Summer Camp Connection

Various elementary schools (Aurora and Oswego)
Providing a safe, fun, and educational place for kids ages 4 years through those entering 6th grade to spend their summer days. Swimming, field trips, cooking, nature hikes, and guest speakers will all be part of the fun.

Pottawatomie Park Camps

8 North Avenue, St. Charles
Offered by the St. Charles Park District and designed to keep kids busy all summer long, these high-quality day camps offer flexible registration opportunities to schedule your child’s day of fun around your family summer schedule.

Hickory Knolls Nature Camps

3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles
These unique outdoor education programs are designed to encourage children to enjoy, respect and learn about the natural world. Campers will enjoy hiking, exploring the outdoors, finding bugs and critters, discovering the natural world and more.

Primrose Farm Camps

5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
Children will spend their mornings participating in hands-on farm activities and afternoons on local field trips to farming museums, water parks or miniature golf.

St. Charles Sports Camps

8 North Avenue, St. Charles
Sports enthusiasts can choose from a wide selection of traditional athletic camps such as soccer, lacrosse, basketball, softball/baseball, volleyball and flag football.

Summer Camps of Wheaton Park District

Multiple locations
The Wheaton Park District offers a wide variety of camps including full-day (with extended care) and half-day programs. Campers can enjoy classic summer activities, field trips, swimming, and more with our "campers favorites” or choose your own adventure with one of our many specialty camps: Animal, aquatic, outdoor adventure, dance, sports, history or nature.

All Things Art Studio Summer Camps

1106 West Main Street, St. Charles
All Things Art Studio, located near downtown St. Charles, is a teaching art studio featuring local art teachers teaching all classes and camps. We offer flexible summer art classes and art camps for children from ages preschool through high school include sessions on drawing, painting, clay, multimedia art and more.

Bright Horizons Camp Explorations

Visit us in Naperville, Wheaton, Western Springs, Oak Brook and more
Day camp programs at Bright Horizons® offer indoor and outdoor activities, plus opportunities for fun, friendships, and exploration. Our programs group children by age and encourage their growing ability to make choices, work with others, and assume responsibilities.

SciTech Summer Adventure Camp

18 W. Benton Street, Aurora
SciTech's unique summer camps offer an educational experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) designed to inspire fun and critical thinking. Camps are offered for children from age 3 through 14.

Summer Camps at Glen Ellyn Park District

Multiple Locations
The Glen Ellyn Park District offers engaging and enriching summer camps for kids as young as 2 ½ to kids entering grade 12. Whether your children enjoy the outdoors, love gymnastics, or prefer a sports, arts or science program, you’re sure to find something that suits their interests.

Preservation Partners Summer Camps

Fabyan Forest Preserve or LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
Fabyan Summer Camp at Fabyan Forest Preserve will have kids exploring yoga, the lives of bugs, treasure hunting and codebreaking in Geneva while Durant Summer Camp at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve will feature 19th century farm life with hands-on cooking, using old-fashioned tools and crafting fun take-home items! These affordable morning camps are aimed at kids entering grades 3-6.

Kensington Summer Camps

Nine locations including Geneva, St. Charles, Wheaton, Naperville and Elmhurst
Kensington Summer Camps are packed with adventures, thrills and excitement, plus some old-fashioned summertime fun. Kensington offers Junior Camp for children ages 2 to 5 years; Wings Camp for kindergarten-aged children; and Senior Camp for children ages 6 to 9 years.

Montessori Stepping Stone Summer Camp

1700 Lincoln Highway/Route 38, St. Charles
Montessori Stepping Stone of St. Charles provides a safe, fun, loving and hands-on environment where children learn at their own pace. It is offering a five-days-a-week camp all summer long for children ages 3-7.