Summer is just around the corner and Stateline Kids has put together everything you need to know about summer camps in Winnebago, Boone, and Rock counties! In this guide, you’ll find local camp information and deals to help you decide where your kid should go to camp this summer!

This summer is a little bit different than summer’s before. Some camps may not be opening, others will have limited capacity, and all will have new rules in place to keep your kids safe.

This guide has full day, week-long, multi-day and one-time classes, camps, and events.  These camps are held throughout Rockford, Beloit, Belvidere, Machesney Park, Rockton, Roscoe, and more. The camps are categorized by topic so you can jump to an area that interests you or scroll through and check out all the Stateline has to offer your kids this summer!

New for 2020 is a VIRTUAL camp section for your kids to experience camp at home!

As soon as we have information from Rock Valley College Whiz Kids, Rockford Park District, and other camps that have not yet finalized their 2020 summer camp plans, we will update this guide.

Without further ado, here is the 2020 Summer Camp Guide for the Rockford Area!

ActiveCreative | Educational | Full Day |
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| STEM | Virtual |

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Gymnastics Academy of Rockford Summer Adventure Camp

At GAR’s Adventure Camp, friendship, fun and learning are combined to create lasting memories. Each week is packed with swimming, recreational gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline classes, GAR South Trampoline Park, GAR’s XRKade, crafts, pizza parties, open gym time and much more! Kids can come for the day, week, or entire summer.

Available Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm from July 6*
July 6th is a tentative start date, we’ll update with more info when it’s released.
Early drop off 7:00 am – 8:30 am, late pick up 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
There is no additional charge for early drop off or late pick-up.

Ages: 4-12

Pricing: $164 per week

Contact: 815-654-3867

Registration: Open now; Register here


Blazing Saddles at Lockwood Park (Rockford Park District)

Blazing Saddles campers will build on the concept of independent body movement while horseback riding, learn to trot independently, and practice maintaining proper body position.

Available Sessions: 9 am – 5 pm from July 22 through August 9. Extended care available.

Ages: 8-16

Pricing: $335 per week per resident / $390 per week per non-resident

Registration: Opening soon; Register here


Little Buckaroo Pony Camp at Lockwood Park (Rockford Park District)

Little Buckaroo Pony camp will use ponies to teach young campers the basics of riding through fun games and riding drills. Each week will offer horse-related and camp activities: arts and crafts, tie-dyeing, hikes, games, songs and ponies.

Available Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm from July 6 – 21, 2020

Ages: 5-7

Pricing: $155 per week for residents / $185 per week for non-residents

Registration: Opening soon; Register here


Saddle Up Camp at Lockwood Park (Rockford Park District)

Saddle Up horseback riding camp will teach campers mounting and dismounting, proper spacing while riding, reversing, the extended walk, and some trotting, if the group is ready.

Available Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm from July 6 – 21, 2020

Ages: 8-16

Pricing: $285 per week for residents / $335 per week for non-residents

Registration: Opening soon; Register here


NFL Flag Football Camp (Rockford Park District)

This in-person NFL football camp allows young football players to have fun and play!

Available Sessions: Saturdays from 12 – 12:45 pm from June 20 – July 18

Ages: 5-14

Pricing: $30

Registration: Open now; Register here


FIRE Track and Field (Rockford Park District)

Get back on the track to train, compete and receive awards.

Available Sessions: Saturdays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am from June 20 – July 18

Ages: 4 – 18

Pricing: $40

Registration: Open now; Register here


2020 Baseball Clinics at Rivets Stadium

There will be stations to work on skills and have fun with your friends. All skill levels are welcome.

Available Sessions: Tuesday from 8:30 am – 12 pm (Ages 8-11)
Wednesday from 8:30 am – 12 pm (Ages 12-15)
Thursday from 8:30 am – 12 pm (Ages 8-11)
Friday from 8:30 am – 12 pm (Ages 12-15)

Ages: 8-15

Pricing: $65 per player for the 2-day bundle (Tues & Thurs or Wed & Fri)
$35 per player per day (goes on sale 6/11 if available)

Registration: Open now; Register here


2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Christian Youth Theater at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Camps include team competitions, rotations through drama, dance, music, and craft workshops, a daily theme-related devotional, and an impressive concluding showcase for family and friends. This year, they are offering a Broadway Stars themed option and Disney Quest option.

Available Sessions: 9 am – 3 3pm from July 20 – 24 (Disney Quest)
9 am – 3 pm from August 3 – 7 (Brodway Stars)

Ages: 5-6 (Juniors)
7 – 12

Pricing: $210

Registration: Open now; Register here (Broadway Stars)
Register here (Brodway Stars Juniors)
Register here (Disney Quest)
Register here (Disney Quest Juniors)


Rockford Art Museum Camp

Campers will spend time at Rockford Art Museum and create original artwork in the RAM Art Annex with education staff. This year students can learn about weaving, being a professional artist, photography, and printmaking.

Available Sessions: The Next Level: Preparing for a Career as an Artist (Highschool students) on June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 4 pm
Ink, Print, Repeat (Grades K-4) on July 6 – 10 from 9 am – 12 pm
Tessellation Temptation (Grades 5-8) on July 6 – 10 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Power of Print: Introduction to Printmaking (Highschool students) on July 20-24 from 9 am – 4 pm
Wonderful Weavers (Grades 3-4) on July 27 – 31 from 9 am – 12 pm
Picture This! (Grades K-4) on August 3 – 7 from 9 am – 12 pm

Ages: Kindergarten – high school students

Pricing: Half-day camps (Grades K-8) $140 members / $150 non-members
Full-day classes (high school) $210 members / $225 non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here


Summer Art Camp with Angie Scordato

Campers will spend four days doing art projecs and learning new techniques from Professional Artist, Angie Scordato. 

Available Sessions: June 29 – July 2 from 9 am – 1 pm in Angie’s home in Roscoe

Ages: TBA

Pricing: $165 or $150 if registered before June 12

Registration: Call 815-289-5191 to register

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Discovery Center Summer Camps

Sparking curiosity and engaging naturally scientific minds. That’s what Discovery Center Summer Camps are all about! Camps for ages 7-12 will focus on STEM activities. Tot Spot Mini-Camps encourage learning-based play and group interactions.

Available Sessions: STEM Camps (Ages 7-12)
All camps from 9 am – 4 pm
Nature’s Fury – July 6 – 10
Rescue, Readiness and Response – July 6-10
Crazy for Chemistry – July 13-17
Mixed up Science – July 13-17
Mini Medical School – July 27 – 31
Animal Insides – July 27-31
Girls / Boys: Build it Better – August 3 – 7 (Morning)
Girls / Boys Take it Apart – August 3-7 (Afternoon)

Before and aftercare available for additional cost. Bring lunch, snack, and drink.

Tot Spot Mini (Ages 3-6)
All camps from 10 am – 11:30 am or 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wacky Water – July 7-9 & 11
Math Mania – July 14-16 & 18
Bugs Don’t Bug Me – July 28 – 30 & August 1.

Saturday Only Mini Camps
9:30 am – 11:30 am on June 20, 27, July 11, 18, and August 1

Ages: 3-6 and 7-12

Pricing: 7-12 camp: $210/members, $230/non-members per week
Tot Spot mini camp: $42/members, $48/non-members
Saturday only camps: $20/members, $25/non-members

Contact: 815-963-6769

Registration: Open now; Register here


Burpee Summer Camps **Virtual Only in 2020**

Campers will learn about animals, nature, science, and other topics. Each week has a different theme including Dinosaurs Rock Rockford, Our Dangerous Earth, Science YOU Can Eat, Working with Awesome Animals and Around the World. Explorers camp is for kids 7-12 and ZooBabies is for kids ages 3-6. One day adventures are also available.

This year, Burpee has gone 100% virtual. You can sign up for one week or five weeks of Burpee Without Walls Camp. This camp will send you a Burpee Camp Science Box int eh mail with Science Experiment Kit(s), a camp t-shirt, water bottle, and more. There will also be online videose, Zoom chats, and an online portal to explore the museum virtually.

Available Sessions: Explorers (7-12)
Dinosaurs Rock – June 29 – July 2
Our Dangerous Earth – July 13 – 16
Science YOU Can Eat – July 20 – 23
Working with Awesome Animals – July 27 – 30
Around the World – August 3 – 6

Zoobabies (ages 3 – 6)
Dino Detective – June 24 – 25
Volcanoes and Earthquakes – July 15 – 16
Taste Testing Science – July 22 – 23
Amazing Animals – July 29 – 30
Travel the World – August 5 – 6

One Day Adventures (Ages 7 – 12)
Dino Camp
Amazing Earth
Food Science
Zoology Camp
Culture Adventure

Ages: 3 – 12

Pricing: Explorers
1 box is $60 for members / $90 for non-members
5 boxes are $225 for members / $380 for non-members

Zoobabies
1 box is $30 for members / $45 for non-members
5 boxes are $75 for members / $140 for non-members

Single day camps
1 box $15 members / $30 non-members
5 boxes $63 members / $127 non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here for Explorers
Register here for Zoobabies
Register here for one day adventures


Midway Village Summer Camp

Explore History’s Mysteries as campers head back into the past in our museum’s 13-acre Victorian Village. Explore, discover, make new friends and learn while participating in arts, crafts, activities, games, and fun!

Available Sessions: Barnyard Bonanza – July 6 – 10
Village Artists – July 13 – 17
Folklore – July 20 – 24
History’s Explorers – July 27 – 31
Going Green – August 3 – 7

Ages: 5 – 11 years old

Pricing: $115/members, $140/non-members for short day (9 am – 2:30 pm)
$125/members, $150/non-members for full day (8 am – 5:30 pm)

Registration: Open now; Register here

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Cathedral Baptist School Summer Camp in Rockford

Campers will enjoy exciting weekly themes with daily activities, games, Bible lessons, and crafts. They are following all of the mandated health guidelines and plan to transition to summer camp on June 5th with all of the same precautions. Among other changes, class sizes will be smaller, and they will not be able to have field trips this summer.

Available Sessions: 6:30 am – 5:30 pm from June 8 through August 21

Ages: PreK through 8th grade

Pricing: $150 per week

Deals: $15 off each additional child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Camp Compass (Belvidere Park District)

Campers play outside, do educational activities, swim, and take field trips.

Available Sessions: June 10 – August 16
All sessions are M-F from 7 am – 6 pm

Discover (ages 3-5)
Explore (grades K-1)
Achieve (grades 2-3)
Lead (grades 4-5)
Succeed (grades 6-8)

Pricing: $145 for residents, $160 for non-residents

Contact info: Call 815-547-5711 for more info.

Registration: Now open, Register here


Camp Kids Spot in Roscoe

Kids Spot camp offers a different exciting theme each week with new adventures! Weekly activities include field trips, games, crafts, and supervised time in the gym.

Available Sessions: June 1 – August 10 from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday

Ages: 4-14

Pricing: $159.12 per week
They offer a sibling discount of 15% for any additional kids in the family

Registration: Open now; Register here


Stateline YMCA in Roscoe and Beloit

Stateline YMCA summer camps will take kids outside, play and build self confidence. There are several camps for different age groups including Sunshine Camp (3-5), Growing Tree Camp (5-6), Camp Wockigo (6-12)

Available Sessions: Sunshine Camp (ages 3-5) on June 8 – August 21 from 9 am – 11:30 am
Super Hero Academy – June 8 – 12
Dinosaur Boogie – June 15 – 19
Mad Science – June 22 – 26
Sailors and Mermaids – June 20 – July 3
Barnyard Palooza – July 12- 17
Sports of all Sorts – July 20 – 24
Mini Picassos – July 27 – 31
Beach Party – Augsut 3 – 7
Animal Safari – August 10 – 14
Under the Big Top – August 17 – 21

Growing Tree (ages 5-6) on June  1 – August 28 from 9 am – 4 pm

Camp Wockigo (ages 6-12) on June 1 – August 14 from 9 am – 4 pm

Camp Bero (ages 10 – 14) on June 1 – August 18 from 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 4-14

Pricing: Ranging from $77 – $155 per week depending on days attended and age group

Registration: Open now; Register here


Concordia Summer Camp in Rockford

Campers will play daily games, do arts and crafts, and take field trips.

Available Sessions: June 8 – August 7 from 8 am – 3 pm
Before care and aftercare available

Ages: 3-10

Pricing: $155 per week or $41 per day
Family discounts of $10 per additional child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Nature Quest (Rockford Park District)

Campers will play daily games, do arts and crafts, and spend time outside at Alpine Hills Adventure Park.

Available Sessions: June 22 – August 21 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
You can drop off your camper from 7:30 am – 8:30 am and pick-up between 4:30 – 5:30 pm for no additional fee.

Ages: 5 – 12

Pricing: $150 per week for residents / $180 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


Camp Rocky (Rockford Park District)

Campers will play daily games, do arts and crafts, and spend time at Carlson Ice Arena.

Available Sessions: June 22 – August 21 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
You can drop off your camper from 7:30 am – 8:30 am and pick-up between 4:30 – 5:30 pm for no additional fee.

Ages: 5 – 12

Pricing: $150 per week for residents / $180 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

TimberNook

TimberNook is not your typical nature program. It can be found in states across the US and in 4 other countries. TimberNook programs intricately weave the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors with a thorough understanding of child development and alternative education. The result is hours of creative play opportunities in sensory-rich environments that support every aspect of the growing child. TimberNook is for all children. Camps will be held at Cabin Creek Farm (6809 County J. Clinton, WI).

Available Sessions: Storybook (Ages 4-7): June 15-17 from 9 am – 12 pm
Enchanted: Sherwood Forest (Ages 5-9): June 22-25 from 9 am – 12 pm
Friends in the Wild (Ages 4-7): June 30- July 2 from 9 am – 12 pm
Going Wild: Goonies (Ages 5-9): July 6-10 from 9 am – 1 pm
Castaways (Ages 7-12): July 13-16 from 9 am – 3 pm

Ages: 4-12

Pricing: Storybook $110
Enchanted: Sherwood Forest $145
Friends in the Wild $110
Going Wild: Goonies $210
Castaways $210

Contact: 815-670-8945 or email carmen.lamonica@timbernook.com

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


Summer Camp at Severson Dells in Rockford

Summer Camp at Severson Dells is all about mud and imagination. The camp’s goal is to help your child build memories of having the best possible time outdoors. This year they will be taking precautions by having no more than 10 students per session.

Available Sessions: Wild Things: Little Mysteries (Ages 4-6): June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 12 pm
Forest Fantasy (Ages 8-12): June 15 – 19 from 9 am – 3 pm
Wild Things: Little Creators (Ages 4-6) : June 22-26 from 9 am – 12 pm
Call of the Wild (Ages 7-11): June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 3 pm
Grandparents Camp (ages 4-10): July 1 & 2 from 9 am – 12 pm
Wild Things: Little Heroes (Ages 4-6): July 6 – 10 from 9 am – 12 pm
Peek-in-the-Creek (ages 7-11): July 13 – 17 from 9 am – 3 pm
Blazing Paddles (Ages 12-16): July 20 – 24 from 9 am – 3 pm
Amazing Adventures (Ages 7 – 11): July 27- 31 from 9 am – 3 pm

Ages: 4-16

Pricing: Full-day camps (ages 7-14): $110/member; $140/non-member
Half-day camps (ages 4-6): $80/member; $95/non-member
Blazing Paddles (ages 12-16): $170/member; $200/non-member
Grandparents Camp (1 day): 1 grandparent, 1 grandchild: $25/member; $35/non-member
1 grandparent, 2 grandchildren: $40/member; $50/non-member

Contact: 815-335-2915 or email ann@seversondells.org

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


BCCD Summer Camps at Boone County Conservation District

Campers will explore the wonders of nature, go on hikes, listen to stories, sing songs, and do crafts. Camp Ducktails focus on getting the youngest explorers into nature. Camp Redwing includes field trips, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts. Camp Redtail is an adventure-based four-day camping trip that introduces minimum impact camping and outdoor nature skills.

Available Sessions: Camp Ducktails (ages 4-5) runs Thursdays only July 9 – August 6 from 9 am – 11:30 am
Camp Redwing (ages 6-11) runs July 6 – August 3 from 9 am – 3 pm
Camp Redtail (ages 12-15) runs July 21 – 24

Pricing: Camp Ducktails – $100 (5 sessions) or $25 per session for Boone Non-resident: $125 (5 sessions) or $30 per session for non-residents
Camp Redwing – $105 for Boone County residents, $125 for non-residents
Camp Redtail – $200 for Boone County residents, $220 for non-residents. There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on June 23 at 6:00 p.m. which campers and parents MUST attend.

Contact: Tina Dawson Scott at tdawson@bccdil.org or 815-547-7935

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


The School of West Rock

Introduce your kids to the experience of wakeboarding at The School of West Rock! There are two levels of classes that run five days each. Class 101 is perfect if your child has never ridden or is working on their next steps of progression. Class 202 is perfect for riders looking to progress a ton in a week’s time. This class is reserved for riders who have passed 101 or are regular riders at West Rock.

Available Sessions: June 22 – 26, July 20-24, August 3 – 7

Ages: 7-15

Pricing:  $175

Contact: Daniel Jarrett at info@westrockwakepark.com or 815-596-9025

Registration begins: Open now, Register here
Call for multiple students or multiple weeks discount


Washington Park Community Center Youth Summer Camp (Rockford Park District)

Campers will play daily games, do arts and crafts, and spend time outside at Washington Park Community Center. 

Available Sessions: June 22 – August 21 from 11 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday

Ages: 5 – 10

Pricing: TBA

Registration: Opening soon


Washington Park Community Center Tween Summer Camp (Rockford Park District)

Campers will play daily games, do arts and crafts, and spend time outside at Washington Park Community Center. 

Available Sessions: June 22 – August 21 from 6 – 8:30 pm Monday through Friday

Ages: 11 – 15

Pricing: TBA

Registration: Opening soon


Summerfield Zoo

Campers can participate in four weeks of fun-filled summer camp with different themes each week. Each week is limited to 12 participants. Each week kids will get to feed baby goats, go on pony rides, take pictures with the animals and more.

Available Sessions: Half-day (9 am – 12 pm) and full day (9 am – 3 pm) available from June 8 – July 24

Zooper Explorer – June 8 – 12
Zoo Crew June 22 – 26
Zoo Crew 2 July 6 – 10
Zoo Crew 3 July 20 – 24

Ages: 6 – 12

Pricing: $150 per week for half-day / $250 per week for full-day

Registration: Contact FriendsofSFZoo@gmail.com to register

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Concordia Summer Camp in Rockford

Campers will play daily games, do arts and crafts, and take field trips.

Available Sessions: June 8 – August 7 from 8 am – 3 pm
Before care and aftercare available

Ages: 3-10

Pricing: $155 per week or $41 per day
Family discounts of $10 per additional child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Knights of the North Castle- Vacation Bible School at Westminster Church in Rockford

Postponed. More information will be posted as it’s released.

Available Sessions: TBA

Ages: TBA

Pricing: TBA

Registration: TBA


2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

NIU STEAM Camp at Northern Illinois University **Virtual only**

NIU STEAM offers hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math summer fun for students entering grades 3 – 12. This year, all of NIU’s camps will be virtual only and held online.

Available Sessions: Become a Weather Forecaster (Grades 3-6): June 1-5 or June 29- July 3
Nature: Study and Expression (Grades 6-10): June 1-5 or June 29 – July 3
Make Your Art Move (Grades 3-6): June 8-12 or August 3-7
Rube Goldberg Challenge (Grades 3-6): June 8-12 or July 6-10
Digital Photography (Grades 5-8): June 15-19
Minecraft Virtual World Designer (Grades 5-9): June 15-19 or July 13-17
Kitchen Counter Science (Grades 3-6): June 22-26 or July 20-24
Video Game Design with Unity (Grades 9-12): June 22-26 or July 20-24
Video Game Design with GameMaker (Grades 9-12): July 6-10 or July 27-31
STEM Read: Science + Fiction Camp (Grades 9-12): July 6-31
Exploring Careers in Science (Grades 9-12): July 6-31
Find Your Voice: Digital Media Career Exploration (Grades 9-12): July 6-31
Creative Writing, High School (Grades 9-12): July 13-17
Creative Writing: Middle School (Grades 5-9): July 27-31
Esports Bootcamp (Grades 7-12): August 3-7

Ages: Entering 3rd grade – 12th grade

Pricing: $89 for one week sessions
$79 for every session beyond the first for one camper

$195 for four week sessions
$185 for every session beyond the first for one camper

$10 camper charge

Contact: Contact the NIU STEM Outreach team at 815-753-1272 or email us at stempcamps@niu.edu

Registration: Open now; Register here


Discovery Center Summer Camps

Sparking curiosity and engaging naturally scientific minds. That’s what Discovery Center Summer Camps are all about! Camps for ages 7-12 will focus on STEM activities. Tot Spot Mini-Camps encourage learning-based play and group interactions.

Available Sessions: STEM Camps (Ages 7-12)
All camps from 9 am – 4 pm
Coding and Droids – June 15-19
Star Voyagers – June 22 – 26
Nature’s Fury – July 6 – 10
Crazy for Chemistry – June 13 – 17
Mini Medical School – July 27 – 31
Girls: Build it Better – August 3 – 7

Before and aftercare available for additional cost. Bring lunch, snack, and drink.

Tot Spot Mini (Ages 3-6)
All camps from 10 am – 11:30 am or 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Slither, Jump and Swim – June 16-18 & 20
Sand Between Your Toes – June 23-25 & 27
Wacky Water – July 7-9 & 11
Math Mania – July 14-16 & 18
Bugs Don’t Bug Me – July 28 – 30 & August 1.

Saturday Only Mini Camps
9:30 am – 11:30 am on June 20, 27, July 11, 18, and August 1

Ages: 3-6 and 7-12

Pricing: 7-12 camp: $210/members, $230/non-members per week
Tot Spot mini camp: $42/members, $48/non-members
Saturday only camps: $20/members, $25/non-members

Contact: 815-963-6769

Registration: Open now; Register here


STEM for Kids Summer Camp **Virtual options**

Kids can explore and discover the exciting world of STEM through Minecraft, engineering challenges, Python coding, Entrepreneurship, SCRATCH coding, website design and more!

Available Sessions: Coding Battle Bots (Grades 3-6) from June 15 – 19 from 9 am – 4 pm (half-day) in Rockton
**Virtual only**
Coding is Cool (Grades K – 2) from June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 11 am or
June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Minecraft Time Travel (Grades 3-6) from June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 11 am or 1 pm – 3 pm
Escape Room DIY (Grades 5 – 8) from June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm or June 29 – July 3 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Motion Commotion (Grades K – 2) from June 8 – 12 from 1 pm – 3 pm or June 29 – July 3 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Minecraft Mooncraft (Grades 3-6) from June 15 – 19 from 9 am – 11 am
SCRATCH 3.0 (Grades 3-6) from June 22 – 26 from 9 am – 11 am
Game Animation Lab SCRATCH 3.0 (Grades 5-8) from June 22 – 26 from 9 am – 11 am
Engineering Challenges (Grades 3-6) from June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Online Python Coding (Grades 5-8) from June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Engineering Challenges (Grades K-2) from June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 11 am
Website Design Lab (Grades 3-6) from June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 11 am
App Building Studio (Grades 5-8) from June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 11 am
VR Space Exploration (Grades 3-6) from June 29 – July 3 from 1 pm – 3 pm
City Planning with Minecraft (Grades 3-6) from July 7 – 11 from 9 am – 11 am
City Planning with Minecraft (Grades 5-8) from July 7 – 10 from 1 pm – 3 pm
VR Dream World (Grades 5-8) from July 7 – 10 from 9 am – 11 am
Make Virtual Reality Real (Grades 3-6) from July 7 – 10 from 1 pm – 3 pm

Ages: K-8

Pricing: $300 for Coding Battle Bots
$100 per online class

Registration: Open now; Register here


NIU STEAM Camp at Northern Illinois University **Virtual only**

NIU STEAM offers hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math summer fun for students entering grades 3 – 12. This year, all of NIU’s camps will be virtual only and held online.

Available Sessions: Become a Weather Forecaster (Grades 3-6): June 1-5 or June 29- July 3
Nature: Study and Expression (Grades 6-10): June 1-5 or June 29 – July 3
Make Your Art Move (Grades 3-6): June 8-12 or August 3-7
Rube Goldberg Challenge (Grades 3-6): June 8-12 or July 6-10
Digital Photography (Grades 5-8): June 15-19
Minecraft Virtual World Designer (Grades 5-9): June 15-19 or July 13-17
Kitchen Counter Science (Grades 3-6): June 22-26 or July 20-24
Video Game Design with Unity (Grades 9-12): June 22-26 or July 20-24
Video Game Design with GameMaker (Grades 9-12): July 6-10 or July 27-31
STEM Read: Science + Fiction Camp (Grades 9-12): July 6-31
Exploring Careers in Science (Grades 9-12): July 6-31
Find Your Voice: Digital Media Career Exploration (Grades 9-12): July 6-31
Creative Writing, High School (Grades 9-12): July 13-17
Creative Writing: Middle School (Grades 5-9): July 27-31
Esports Bootcamp (Grades 7-12): August 3-7

Ages: Entering 3rd grade – 12th grade

Pricing: $89 for one week sessions
$79 for every session beyond the first for one camper

$195 for four week sessions
$185 for every session beyond the first for one camper

$10 camper charge

Contact: Contact the NIU STEM Outreach team at 815-753-1272 or email us at stempcamps@niu.edu

Registration: Open now; Register here


Burpee Summer Camps **Virtual Only**

Campers will learn about animals, nature, science, and other topics. Each week has a different theme including Dinosaurs Rock Rockford, Our Dangerous Earth, Science YOU Can Eat, Working with Awesome Animals and Around the World. Explorers camp is for kids 7-12 and ZooBabies is for kids ages 3-6. One day adventures are also available.

This year, Burpee has gone 100% virtual. You can sign up for one week or five weeks of Burpee Without Walls Camp. This camp will send you a Burpee Camp Science Box int eh mail with Science Experiment Kit(s), a camp t-shirt, water bottle, and more. There will also be online videose, Zoom chats, and an online portal to explore the museum virtually.

Available Sessions: Explorers (7-12)
Dinosaurs Rock – June 29 – July 2
Our Dangerous Earth – July 13 – 16
Science YOU Can Eat – July 20 – 23
Working with Awesome Animals – July 27 – 30
Around the World – August 3 – 6

Zoobabies (ages 3 – 6)
Dino Detective – June 24 – 25
Volcanoes and Earthquakes – July 15 – 16
Taste Testing Science – July 22 – 23
Amazing Animals – July 29 – 30
Travel the World – August 5 – 6

One Day Adventures (Ages 7 – 12)
Dino Camp
Amazing Earth
Food Science
Zoology Camp
Culture Adventure

Ages: 3 – 12

Pricing: Explorers
1 box is $60 for members / $90 for non-members
5 boxes are $225 for members / $380 for non-members

Zoobabies
1 box is $30 for members / $45 for non-members
5 boxes are $75 for members / $140 for non-members

Single day camps
1 box $15 members / $30 non-members
5 boxes $63 members / $127 non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here for Explorers
Register here for Zoobabies
Register here for one day adventures


STEM for Kids Summer Camp **Virtual options**

Kids can explore and discover the exciting world of STEM through Minecraft, engineering challenges, Python coding, Entrepreneurship, SCRATCH coding, website design and more!

Available Sessions: Coding Battle Bots (Grades 3-6) from June 15 – 19 from 9 am – 4 pm (half-day) in Rockton
**Virtual only**
Coding is Cool (Grades K – 2) from June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 11 am or
June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Minecraft Time Travel (Grades 3-6) from June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 11 am or 1 pm – 3 pm
Escape Room DIY (Grades 5 – 8) from June 8 – 12 from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm or June 29 – July 3 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Motion Commotion (Grades K – 2) from June 8 – 12 from 1 pm – 3 pm or June 29 – July 3 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Minecraft Mooncraft (Grades 3-6) from June 15 – 19 from 9 am – 11 am
SCRATCH 3.0 (Grades 3-6) from June 22 – 26 from 9 am – 11 am
Game Animation Lab SCRATCH 3.0 (Grades 5-8) from June 22 – 26 from 9 am – 11 am
Engineering Challenges (Grades 3-6) from June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Online Python Coding (Grades 5-8) from June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Engineering Challenges (Grades K-2) from June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 11 am
Website Design Lab (Grades 3-6) from June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 11 am
App Building Studio (Grades 5-8) from June 29 – July 3 from 9 am – 11 am
VR Space Exploration (Grades 3-6) from June 29 – July 3 from 1 pm – 3 pm
City Planning with Minecraft (Grades 3-6) from July 7 – 11 from 9 am – 11 am
City Planning with Minecraft (Grades 5-8) from July 7 – 10 from 1 pm – 3 pm
VR Dream World (Grades 5-8) from July 7 – 10 from 9 am – 11 am
Make Virtual Reality Real (Grades 3-6) from July 7 – 10 from 1 pm – 3 pm

Ages: K-8

Pricing: $300 for Coding Battle Bots
$100 per online class

Registration: Open now; Register here


Virtual STEAM Camps at Rock Valley College **Virtual only**

Rock Valley College is offering vitual summer camps powered by Black Rocket, a national leader in tech-education. These courses are in topics such as coding, design, eSports, virtual reality and more. Classes are LIVE!

Available Sessions: 3D Game Design with Unity (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 20 – July 3 or July 13 – 17
Battle Royale: Fortnite Style Game (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 8-12 or August 3-7
Code Breakers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): July 6-10
Javascript Developer Jam (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 29-July 3
Make Your First Video Game (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 22-26
Minecraft Designers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): July 20-24
Minecraft Moders (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): July 27-31
Minecraft Redstone Engineers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 8-12 or August 10-14
Pokemon Masters (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): July 13-17
Python Programmers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 22-26
Roblox Coders and Entrepreneurs (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 15-19 or July 27-31
Roblox Makers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): July 6-10
RKR Rocket Kart Racers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): July 20-24 or August 10-14
Video Game Animations (Ages 8-11 and 11-14): June 15-19 or Augsut 3-7

Ages: 8-14

Pricing: $149 for each session

Registration: Open now; Register here


NFL Flag Football (Rockford Park District) **Virtual only**

Young football players can stay on top of their game at home. This camp is open to beginners through advanced.

Available Sessions: June 13 – July 11 from 12 pm – 1 pm
Meetings on Saturdays

Ages: 5-14

Pricing: $30

Registration: Open now; Register here


Rockford F.I.R.E Track and Field (Rockford Park District) **Virtual only**

Enjoy running in the parks, trails, and treadmills in the community and connecting virtually for workouts.

Available Sessions: June 7 – July 11 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Meetings every day of the week

Ages: 5-18

Pricing: $40

Registration: Open now; Register here


E-Sports Rocket League (Rockford Park District) **Virtual only**

Rocket League is a video soccer game held in a virtual stadium featuring rocket powered cars. Three different levels of competition are available.

Available Sessions: Division A-C: June 24 – August 5
Six games are played for each division.

Ages: 5-18

Pricing: $90

Registration: Open now; Register here


Girl Scouts Virtual Summer Camps  **Virtual only**

The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois are offering virtual only camps this summer. Both Girl Scouts and non-members are welcome to join.

Available Sessions:  The Great Girl Scout Camp Out: June 22 – 26
Artists Outdoors: June 29 – July 3
Observe Your World and Beyond: July 6 – 10
Mad Scientist: July 13 – 17
Lessons from Big Food: July 20 – 24
Slay the Dragons: July 27 – 31

Ages: 5-18

Pricing: $50 for Girl Scout members, $75 for non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here


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