Summer Camp Opportunities

  • CPS students have access to engaging learning opportunities throughout the summer.

    As we all experienced first hand this year, learning is not limited to the classroom. Keeping our students engaged over the summer is critical to ensuring they continue learning and are prepared for the next school year. We are fortunate to have community partners and educators from across the city working to ensure our students have access to free and fun online enrichment learning opportunities all summer long. Students can take virtual field trips to Chicago’s most iconic museums and cultural institutions, attend a virtual online summer camp, and build stories through the Chicago Public Library’s Summer Learning Challenge.

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    Virtual Summer Camps

    Online Enrichment Opportunities for Children
    Middle School 6th-8th grade Engineering Camp
    At Von Steuben, we are doing our best to make sure that life for our students remain as normal as possible and that they don’t miss out on any of our Summer opportunities.
    Von will be hosting a virtual Engineering Camp, July 7th-10th, for 6th-8th graders.  
    Interested students can register by using this link: Registration link
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    Camp Kinda (free)

    • Description: Camp Kinda is a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they’re stuck at home. It’s like summer camp… kinda.
    • Descripción: Camp Kinda es una experiencia de verano virtual gratuita diseñada para mantener a los niños en los grados K-8 comprometidos, curiosos, divirtiéndose, incluso si están atrapados en casa. Es como un campamento de verano… en algún tipo.
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    Camp Wonderopolis (free)

    • Description: Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!
    • Descripción: Camp Wonderopolis ® es el destino gratuito de aprendizaje de verano en línea que está lleno de diversión, STEM interactivo y temas de construcción de alfabetización impulsados por experimentos Maker!
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    Camp Kids for Peace (Kindness Challenge)

    • Description: This unique and purposeful camp will spark your students’ creative energy and open their minds and hearts to using that energy for the greater good.
    • Descripción: Este campamento despertará la energía creativa de sus estudiantes y abrirá sus mentes y corazones para usar esa energía para el bien mayor.
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    Brain Chase – Online Learning Challenge

    • Description: They offer world-class challenges in subjects ranging from art to zoology (partnering with CodeCombat, TypingClub, and others!) and wrap them up in massive global escape rooms, treasure hunts, whodunnits, and other puzzles. 
    • Descripción: Ofrecen clases en temas que van desde el arte hasta la zoología (¡asociándose con CodeCombat, TypingClub y otros!) y en salas de escape globales masivas, búsquedas del tesoro, whodunnits y otros acertijos.
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    Galileo Everywhere

    • Description: Offering a variety of art, toy making, lego building camps!
    • Descripción: Ofreciendo una variedad de campamentos de arte, fabricación de juguetes, construcción de lego y más!
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    Varsity Tutors (free)


    Chicago Kids

    • Description: Adding a variety of classes to their online database daily, check back often for the most up-to-date information on Art, Music, Dance, Cooking, Language classes and more!
    • Descripción: Estarán agregando una variedad de clases a su base de datos en línea diariamente. ¡Vuelve a menudo para obtener la información más actualizada sobre arte, música, baile, cocina, clases de idiomas y más!
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    Wide Open School (free)

    • Description: Schools are closed. Minds are wide open.
    • Descripción: Las escuelas están cerradas. Mentes están abiertas.
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    Reading Rockets (free)

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    Register your young writer and spread the word about 826CHI summer programs to your family, friends, and neighbors!

    Summer 2020 programs include: 

    High School Writer’s Camp (Grades 9-12)

    Explore and respond to the events that have occurred this year and the art that has been healing us through this challenging time: visual art, music, video, writing, etc. and interview artists who have been leading our cultural moment. This workshop is led by Kyla Pollard, teaching artist and former 826CHI Teen Writer’s Studio student. Register by July 6th, 2020

    Eat Your Words Middle School Writers Camp (Grades 6-8)

    Join a team of top chefs and other young food experts for a series of workshops developing both your writing skills and your taste buds. Over the course of a week, you’ll learn how to write food reviews, taste the best this city has to offer, and create writing that will be read by foodies and chefs all over Chicago. Register by July 13th, 2020

    Elementary School’s Word Lab Camp (Grades 1-5)

    Word Lab is a creative writing and visual & performing arts themed summer camp for students entering grades 1-5. A typical day involves reading aloud, making art, writing stories, and playing language-based games. Register by August 1st, 2020

     Sign up now before we run out of space!

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