Summer is just around the corner and Stateline Kids has put together everything you need to know about summer camps in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, McHenry, 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, many camps are back without restrictions! Be sure to check your camp’s rules and requirements when registering.

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, Janesville, 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!

To learn more about the Rockford Park District’s Time2Play Free playground program, go here.

Without further ado, here is the 2022 Summer Camp Guide for the Stateline!

ActiveCreative | Educational | Full Day |
Nature / Outdoors | Religious / VBS |
| STEM | Virtual |

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

 

Camp Kids Spot in Roscoe
9461 N 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

Camp Kids Spot is the place to be for Summer 2022! They have weekly themes with tons of activities, crafts, games, and more. Each week, they will have field trips, in-house visitors (for example a magic show, a petting zoo), ninja training, trips to the park, and water days with a water bounce house! 

Available Sessions:

  • Starts June 13: Earth, Wind, and Fire with Volcano Falls field trip and Harlem Roscoe Fire Department visit and cookout
  • Starts June 20: Halloween Hoopla with Urban Air field trip and interactive Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Starts June 27: This is the Greatest Show with Madison Zoo field trip and circus, magician and face painting visit
  • Starts July 5: S’More and the Outdoors with a Bear Paw Beach field trip and Zoo for You
  • Starts July 11: Around the World in 5 Days with a Santa’s Village field trip and The Amazing Race
  • Starts July 18: Wanted: Saddler Smugglers with a Main Event field trip and mechanical bull and line dancing
  • Starts July 25: Muggles Beware with Sky Zone field trip and Harry Potter workshop
  • Starts August 1: Building Brick by Brick with Troll Beach field trip and Board and Brush
  • Starts August 8: Code Crackers with a Funtopia field trip and Escape Room
  • Starts August 15: I Dream of Disney with a Peak Fitness Pool field trip and Encanto performance

Ages: 5-14

Pricing: $205.85 per week / $56.34 per day (with an additional fee for field trips and SCAT days on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
$50 deposit per week per child
15% discount offered for siblings

Registration: Open now and will fill up quickly; Register here


The School of West Rock at West Rock Wake Park
1420 S. Pierpont Ave., Rockford, IL

The best summer school is back in session for riders between the ages of 7-15! New for 2022, The School of West Rock now has 3 five day courses for all skill levels: 101, 202, and 300. Campers will learn how to wakeboard and navigate the wake park. You can learn more about what a cable park is here.

Available Sessions: 8 am – 12 pm from June 13 – 16 or July 18 – 21

June 20, July 11 and August 1: 101 – For first time riders
June 20, July 11 and August 1: 202 – For riders just beginning to ride the main cable and try the ramp and features
June 20, July 11 and August 8: 300 – For advanced riders

Ages: 7 – 15

Pricing: $175 per camper 

Specials: $50 off for members / multiple camper discount available 

Registration: Open now; Register here


Milwaukee Brewers Baseball / Softball Academy at Stateline Youth Sports Complex
3301 Prairie Ave., Beloit, WI

The official summer camp of the Milwaukee Brewers is coming to Beloit for the first time! 2022 will be the 10th summer of the Brewers Baseball/Softball Academy. The Brewers Academy has earned a reputation as one of the best baseball camps in America…but it’s so much more. In addition to 30 hours of pro-grade instruction, each camper receives a full MLB-quality uniform, four Brewers tickets, a VIP trip to American Family Field and a Q&A with a current player. 2022 should be a very exciting summer for the “Crew” and this is a terrific way to be part of it. Join us for a perfect combination of instruction and an unforgettable Brewers experience. In 2021, every camp sold out so register soon!

Available Sessions: June 6 – 10 from 9 am – 3 pm

Ages: 6 – 14

Pricing: $405

Specials: Use code MULT20 to receive a $20 discount for two or more children

Contact: Contact campinfo@brewers.com with questions.

Registration: Open now; Register here


PGA / LPGA Birdie Buddies Camp at Aldeen Practice Centre
1902 Reid Farm Rd., Rockford, IL

This half-day camp will provide kids with fun and activity-driven experience to learn the game of golf. They will cover putting, chipping, and full swing basics in an introductory format. To make it even more fun, they have designated a theme for each day. Lunch is provided each day and they will be giving out little tee gifts throughout the week.

Available Sessions: 8 am – 12 pm from June 13 – 16 or July 18 – 21

Ages: 5 – 8

Pricing: $150 per week

Registration: Open now; Register here


Summer Dance Camps at Beauty in Motion Arts
7111 N Alpine Rd., Loves Park, IL

Kids can enjoy themed dance camps with games, crafts, and snacks. 

Available Sessions: 

Minnie Bowtique (ages 3-6) from June 28 – 30 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Wizards in Training (ages 5-8) on July 2 from 11 am – 1 pm
Get Your Capes On (ages 3-6) on July 12-14 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Let It Go (ages 3-6) on July 16 from 11 am – 1 pm
Under the Sea (ages 3-6) on July 26-28 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Hip Hop Ninjas (ages 5-8) on July 30 from 11 am – 1 pm
Peppa’s Playland (ages 3-6) on August 13 from 11 am – 1 pm

Ages: 3 – 8

Pricing: $35 for one day camps
$75 for three day camps

Specials: 10% discount if you register before May 1st

Registration: Open now; Register here


PGA / LPGA Aces Camp at Aldeen Practice Centre
1902 Reid Farm Rd., Rockford, IL

This half-day camp will provide kids with fun and activity-driven experience to learn the game of golf. They will cover putting, chipping, and full swing basics in an introductory format. To make it even more fun, they have designated a theme for each day. Lunch is provided each day and they will be giving out little tee gifts throughout the week.

Available Sessions: 8 am – 12 pm from June 13 – 16 or July 18 – 21

Ages: 9 – 14

Pricing: $150 per week

Registration: Open now; Register here


LLCC Youth Summer Camp at Lewis Lemon Community and Recreation Center (Rockford Park District)
1993 Mulberry St., Rockford, IL

Stay active and enjoy sports, arts and crafts, dancing, and video games. There will be plenty of time outdoors on the playground, enjoying basketballs, field games, and water play. There will also be tennis, golf, track, and/or flag football.

Available Sessions: 11 am – 5 pm from Monday through Friday from June 20th – August 19th

Ages: 5 – 12

Pricing: $45 per week for residents / $60 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


WPCC Youth Summer Camp at Washington Park Community Center (Rockford Park District)
3617 Delaware St, Rockford, IL

Stay active and enjoy sports, arts and crafts, dancing, and video games. Campers also get time outdoors on the playground and staying active playing field games. Introductory sports instruction is offered in golf, track, flag football, tennis, and floor hockey. Daily lunch and snack provided. All campers are put in age appropriate groups and COVID guidelines are followed at camp.

Available Sessions: 11 am – 5 pm on Monday through Friday

Ages: 5 – 10

Pricing: $75 per week for residents / $90 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


WPCC Tween Summer Camp at Washington Park Community Center (Rockford Park District)
3617 Delaware St, Rockford, IL

Tweens can stay active and enjoy sports, arts and crafts, dancing, and video games. Campers also get time outdoors on the playground and staying active playing field games. Introductory sports instruction is offered in golf, track, flag football, tennis, and floor hockey. Daily lunch and snack provided. All campers are put in age appropriate groups and COVID guidelines are followed at camp. 

Available Sessions: 11 am – 5 pm on Monday through Friday from June 20 – August 12

Ages: 11 – 15

Pricing: $75 per week for residents / $90 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


Gymnastics Academy of Rockford Summer Camp
6630 Spring Brook Rd., Rockford, IL

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  June 6th – August 19th
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: $189 per week

Contact: 815-654-3867

Registration: Open now; Register here


School’s Out Kid’s Art and Yoga Mini Camp @ 317 Art Collective
317 Market St., Rockford, IL

Kids can enjoy a mini-camp with Rhiannon Yandell, 317 Art Collective Resident Artist, registered yoga teacher, and owner of Sacred Peace Theory. There will be summer themed painting, drawing, and other art projects as well as yoga games and mindfulness activities. 

Available Sessions: 10 am – 2 pm from June 13 – 15

Ages: 6 – 11

Pricing: $144 per kid

Registration: Open now; Register here


2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

CYT Chicago – Rockford Area Musical Theater Summer Camp at First Baptist Church
718 Harlem Rd., Machesney Park, IL

CYT Chicago – Rockford Area offers two, week-long musical theater camps for students ages 5–12. Camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience and are focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork. Campers rotate through theater workshops including dance,
drama, and voice, play exciting theater games, participate in fun theme days and team-building competitions, make life-long friends and more! At the end of camp, students perform in a showcase that they have rehearsed over the course of their fun-filled week. Parents, friends, and family are invited to attend. There’s no better place for kids to learn about theater and have fun than in CYT’s positive and encouraging atmosphere – and every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage!

Camp staff includes professional local artists, CYT Production Artistic Teams, and theater specialists. These leaders are high energy, experienced, and love working with kids! CYT hires leaders who are great role models for our students, and all staff have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Summer camps will follow facility COVID guidelines.

Available Sessions:

June 13 – 17: Disney ReMix from 9 am – 3 pm
July 18 – 22: Surfin’ the High Seas from 9 am – 3 pm

Ages: 5 – 12

Pricing: $240 

Specials: Save $25 when you use coupon code SLK22 at registration

Registration: Open now; Register here


Kids Fun and Drama (KFAD) Summer Camp at KFAD Studio
3 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, WI

KFAD is offering a week of exploring the many aspects of musical theater including acting, singing, dancing, stage makeup, stage tech, and more. Camps will end with a performance for parents and families.

Available Sessions: August 1 – 5 from 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 7 – 18

Pricing: $100

Registration: Open now; Register here


School’s Out Kid’s Art and Yoga Mini Camp @ 317 Art Collective
317 Market St., Rockford, IL

Kids can enjoy a mini-camp with Rhiannon Yandell, 317 Art Collective Resident Artist, registered yoga teacher, and owner of Sacred Peace Theory. There will be summer themed painting, drawing, and other art projects as well as yoga games and mindfulness activities. 

Available Sessions: 10 am – 2 pm from June 13 – 15

Ages: 6 – 11

Pricing: $144 per kid

Registration: Open now; Register here


2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Summer Farm Camp at Angelic Organics Learning Center
1545 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL

Join Angelic Organics for fun on the farm! Harvest veggies, learn sustainable living techniques, care for adorable farm animals, hike to the creek, and more! Kids will experience a real working farm while discovering connections between our land and the food we eat. What’s more, recent studies show that time in microbe-rich dirt can actually improve your health, and time spent outdoors can lead to better academic performance. We believe every child should have the opportunity to attend camp and are proud to have a scholarship fund through which we can make sure kids of all backgrounds have a chance to attend our camps.

Available Sessions: 

Day Camps (ages 8 – 12) from 9 am – 3 pm (extended care available)
June 20 – 24: Art and Nature on the Farm Week One
June 27 – July 1: Art and Nature on the Farm Week Two

Overnight Camps (ages 8 – 12)
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 22
July 24 – 28

Overnight Camps (ages 12 – 15)
July 31 – August 5

Ages: 8 – 12

Pricing: $300 for day camp
$975 for 4 day overnight camp
$1,165 for 6 day overnight camp

Contact: Email questions to programs@learngrowconnect.org

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


Milwaukee Brewers Baseball / Softball Academy at Stateline Youth Sports Complex
3301 Prairie Ave., Beloit, WI

The official summer camp of the Milwaukee Brewers is coming to Beloit for the first time! 2022 will be the 10th summer of the Brewers Baseball/Softball Academy. The Brewers Academy has earned a reputation as one of the best baseball camps in America…but it’s so much more. In addition to 30 hours of pro-grade instruction, each camper receives a full MLB-quality uniform, four Brewers tickets, a VIP trip to American Family Field and a Q&A with a current player. 2022 should be a very exciting summer for the “Crew” and this is a terrific way to be part of it. Join us for a perfect combination of instruction and an unforgettable Brewers experience. In 2021, every camp sold out so register soon!

Available Sessions: June 6 – 10 from 9 am – 3 pm

Ages: 6 – 14

Pricing: $405

Specials: Use code MULT20 to receive a $20 discount for two or more children

Contact: Contact campinfo@brewers.com with questions.

Registration: Open now; Register here


Discovery Center Summer Camps
711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

Excite your child about science with summer camps at Discovery Center! Discovery Center has a wide variety of in-person half or full-day summer camps for children ages 7 -12 and mini-camps for children ages 3-6 to spark curiosity and engage naturally scientific minds in exciting and interactive ways!

Available Sessions:

STEM Camps (Ages 7-12)
All day option (9 am – 4 pm), half-day option (mornings or afternoons)
June 20 – 24: Games Galore and Amusement Park Physics
June 27 – July 1: Space: The Final Frontier and The Scientists of Space
July 11 – 15: Environment Investigators and Boom Shake Whoosh
July 18 – 22: Engineering Innovations and Make Some Noise
August 1 – 5: Junior Medical Camp and Snot, Guts, and Things That Stink
August 8 – 12: Chemistry: Mysteries and Magic Tricks and Wet and Wild Adventures

Bring lunch, snack, and drink.

Tot Spot Mini (Ages 3-6)
All camps from 9 am – 11 am or 1 pm – 3 pm
June 21 – 24 or June 25: Discover Gravity
June 28 – July 1 or July 2: Let’s Get Messy
July 12  – 15 or July 16: Awesome Opposites
July 19 – 22 or July 23: Make Some Noise
August 2 – 5 or August 6: Colorful Science
August 9 – 12 or August 13: Splish Splash

Ages: 3-6 and 7-12

Pricing: 7-12 camp: $230 members / $260 non-members per week
7-12 camp half-days: $115 members / $130 non-members
Tot Spot mini camp: $75 members / $85 non-members
Saturday only camps: $20 members / $25 non-members

Contact: 815-963-6769

Registration: Open now; Register here


BCCD Summer Camps at Boone County Conservation District
899 Appleton Rd, Belvidere, IL

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, and 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)
Thursday from 9 am – 11:30 am

June 30: Who Lives in a Tree?
July 14: What’s Wild?
July 21: Oh Deer!
July 28: Hiding in Plain Sight
August 4: Fishing Fun

Camp Redwing (ages 6-11)
Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm

June 27 – July 1: Reptile Rap
July 11 – 15: Habitat Hangouts
July 18 – July 22: Creepy Crawlies
July 25 – 29: Going, Going, Gone
August 1 – 5: Galactic Galaxies

Camp Redtail (ages 12-15)
Four day camping trip

July 19 – 22: Canoeing in the Sylvania Wilderness Area in Watersmeet, MI

Pricing: Camp Ducktails – $30 per session for Boone County residents / $35 for non-residents
Camp Redwing – $120 for Boone County residents / $130 for non-residents
Camp Redtail – $215 for Boone County residents, $235 for non-residents.

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

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Nature Quest at Alpine Hills Adventure Park (Rockford Park District)
4402 Larson Ave, Rockford, IL

Nature Quests allows kids to explore the great outdoors with different themed activities each week.

Available Sessions:

7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday from June 20 – August 19

Ages: 5 – 12

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

Registration: Open now; Register here


Camp Kids Spot in Roscoe
9461 N 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

Camp Kids Spot is the place to be for Summer 2022! They have weekly themes with tons of activities, crafts, games, and more. Each week, they will have field trips, in-house visitors (for example a magic show, a petting zoo), ninja training, trips to the park, and water days with a water bounce house! 

Available Sessions:

  • Starts June 13: Earth, Wind, and Fire with Volcano Falls field trip and Harlem Roscoe Fire Department visit and cookout
  • Starts June 20: Halloween Hoopla with Urban Air field trip and interactive Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Starts June 27: This is the Greatest Show with Madison Zoo field trip and circus, magician and face painting visit
  • Starts July 5: S’More and the Outdoors with a Bear Paw Beach field trip and Zoo for You
  • Starts July 11: Around the World in 5 Days with a Santa’s Village field trip and The Amazing Race
  • Starts July 18: Wanted: Saddler Smugglers with a Main Event field trip and mechanical bull and line dancing
  • Starts July 25: Muggles Beware with Sky Zone field trip and Harry Potter workshop
  • Starts August 1: Building Brick by Brick with Troll Beach field trip and Board and Brush
  • Starts August 8: Code Crackers with a Funtopia field trip and Escape Room
  • Starts August 15: I Dream of Disney with a Peak Fitness Pool field trip and Encanto performance

Ages: 5-14

Pricing: $205.85 per week / $56.34 per day (with an additional fee for field trips and SCAT days on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
$50 deposit per week per child
15% discount offered for siblings

Registration: Open now and will fill up quickly; Register here


Pony Agventure Camp at Lockwood Park (Rockford Park District)
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford, IL

Little Buckaroos gives kids a chance to learn about and interact with horses. Become immersed in agriculture lessons, explore our wooded trails, participate in various riding experiences, and build character development skills. Campers need to bring a sack lunch each day.

Available Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday from June 20 – August 19

Ages: 5 – 7

Pricing: $165 per week for residents / $205 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


Horse Agventure Camp at Lockwood Park (Rockford Park District)
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford, IL

Campers will learn basic riding skills at a walk, steering, and trotting. Enjoy interactions with our horses or ponies and other farm animals. Become immersed in agriculture lessons, explore our wooded trails, participate in various riding experiences, and build character development skills. Campers need to bring a sack lunch each day.

Available Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday from June 20 – August 5

Ages: 8 – 16

Pricing: $295 per week for residents / $345 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


Blazing Saddles Advanced Camp at Lockwood Park (Rockford Park District)
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford, IL

Campers will expand their trot skills, gait transitions, balance and rhythm. Outside of the arena or trails, campers will learn about equine health, care and anatomy, how to safely handle and interact with their horse, and build character development skills.

Available Sessions: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday from August 8 – 19

Ages: 8 – 16

Pricing: $345 per week for residents / $375 per week for non-residents

Registration: Open now; Register here


Stateline YMCA in Roscoe and Beloit
9901 Main St, Roscoe, IL and 501 3rd St, Beloit, WI

Stateline YMCA summer camps will take kids outside, play and build self-confidence. There are several camps for different age groups including Sunshine Camp (ages 3 – 4), Growing Tree Camp (ages 5 – 10), Camp Wockigo (ages 6 – 12)

Available Sessions:

Sunshine Camp (ages 3-4) from 8:30 am – 11:30 am
June 6 – August 18 at Ironworks Branch (Beloit)

Growing Tree (ages 5-6) from 9 am – 4 pm
June 6 – August 31 at Roscoe Branch and Ironworks Branch (Beloit)

Camp Wockigo (ages 6-12) from 9 am – 4 pm
June 6 – August 16 at Rockton Community Center

Camp Bero (ages 10 – 14) from 9 am – 4 pm
June 6 – August 16 at Rockton Community Center

Ages: 3-14

Pricing:
Sunshine Camp – $68 per week member / $92 per week non-member
Growing Tree Camp – $195 per week member / $245 per week non-member
Camp Wockigo and Bero – $162 / $204 per week

Registration: Open now; Register here


Concordia Summer Camp in Rockford
7424 North 2nd St., Machesney Park, IL

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

Available Sessions: June 6 – August 5 from 8 am – 3 pm
Before care and after care available

Ages: 3-10

Pricing: $160 per week or $40 per day
Registration fee: $55 per camper before April 22d, $65 after April 22nd
Family discounts of $10 per additional child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Summer Camp at Camp Winnebago
5804 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

Campers can explore miles of trails, learn archery, canoeing, climbing and much more. 

Available Sessions: 

June 6 – September 2 from 8 am – 4 pm

Kinder Camp (Kindergarten)
Animal Camp (1st – 2nd grade)
Standing Bear Camp (3rd – 4th grade)
Wilderness Camp (5th – 6th grade)
Soaring Eagle Camp (7th – 8th grade)

Ages: Entering 1st – 8th grade

Pricing: $160 per week for members / $175 per week for non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here


Adventure Camp at Northeast Family YMCA
8451 Orth Rd., Loves Park, IL

Campers will experience creative play, skits, songs, sports, and more. Adventure Campers also enjoy the unique advantage of having access to all the Northeast YMCA facility has to offer, such as the indoor swimming pool!

Available Sessions: 

June 13 – August 12 from 6:45 am – 5:30 pm

Ages: Entering 1st – 7th grade

Pricing: $160 per week for members / $175 per week for non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here


Adventure Camp at SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA
200 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL

Campers will experience creative play, skits, songs, sports, and more. Adventure Campers also enjoy the unique advantage of having access to all the YMCA facility has to offer, such as the indoor swimming pool and climbing wall!

Available Sessions: 

June 13 – August 12 from 6:45 am – 5:30 pm

Ages: Entering 1st – 7th grade

Pricing: $160 per week for members / $175 per week for non-members

Registration: Open now; Register here


2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Summer Camp at Severson Dells Nature Center
8786 Montague Rd, Rockford, IL

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.

Available Sessions:

Wild Things (ages 4 – 6) from 9 am – 12 pm each day
June 6 – 10: Little Heroes
June 20 – 24: Little Creators
July 25 – 29: Little Pirates

Nature Explorers (ages 7 – 11) from 9 am – 3 pm each day
June 13 – 17: Amazing Adventures
June 27 – July 1: Peek in the Creek
July 18 – 22: Call of the Wild

Robin Wood Camp (ages 8 – 12) from 9 am – 3 pm
August 1 – 5

Blazing Paddles Canoe Camp (ages 12 – 16) from 9 am – 3 pm
July 11 – 15

Grandparents Camps (Ages 4 – 10 and grandparents) from 9 am – 12 pm
July 6: Aquatic Habitats
July 7: Terrestrial Habitats

Ages: 4-16

Pricing: Full-day: $120 for members /  $150 non-member
Wild Things: $90 for members / $105 non-member
Blazing Paddles Canoe Camp: $180 for members / $210 non-member
Grandparents Camp: $30-40 for members / $45-55 non-member

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

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


Summer Farm Camp at Angelic Organics Learning Center
1545 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL

Join Angelic Organics for fun on the farm! Harvest veggies, learn sustainable living techniques, care for adorable farm animals, hike to the creek, and more! Kids will experience a real working farm while discovering connections between our land and the food we eat. What’s more, recent studies show that time in microbe-rich dirt can actually improve your health, and time spent outdoors can lead to better academic performance. We believe every child should have the opportunity to attend camp and are proud to have a scholarship fund through which we can make sure kids of all backgrounds have a chance to attend our camps.

Available Sessions: 

Day Camps (ages 8 – 12) from 9 am – 3 pm (extended care available)
June 20 – 24: Art and Nature on the Farm Week One
June 27 – July 1: Art and Nature on the Farm Week Two

Overnight Camps (ages 8 – 12)
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 22
July 24 – 28

Overnight Camps (ages 12 – 15)
July 31 – August 5

Ages: 8 – 12

Pricing: $300 for day camp
$975 for 4 day overnight camp
$1,165 for 6 day overnight camp

Contact: Email questions to programs@learngrowconnect.org

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


Holiday Home Camp in Williams Bay, Wisconsin
100 Holiday Home Camp Rd., Williams Bay, WI

Holiday Home Camp provides week-long sessions to 2nd through 8th graders on the beautiful Geneva Lake! Campers stay overnight in our modern cabins with 10 other campers and 2 fully-trained counselors! Campers have the opportunity to choose their activities every morning! Activities throughout the week include rock climbing, swimming, tubing, archery, arts & crafts, drama, basketball and more! Finances should not limit a child’s opportunity to attend summer camp and that’s why we are so pleased to be able to work with any family, regardless of their financial status, so that ALL kids can experience summer camp! Register today to ensure you can attend a session that suits you!

Available Sessions:

Session 1: June 13 – June 18

Session 2: June 21 – June 26

Session 4: July 6 – July 11

Session 5: July 14 – July 19

Session 6: July 23 – July 28

Session 7: July 31 – August 5

Ages: 2nd grade – 8th grade

Pricing: They work with all financial capabilities! Scholarships are available, contact adriana@holidayhomecamp.org for more information

Contact: Contact adriana@holidayhomecamp.org for more information or call 262-245-5161.

Registration: Open now; Register here


BCCD Summer Camps at Boone County Conservation District
899 Appleton Rd, Belvidere, IL

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, and 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)
Thursday from 9 am – 11:30 am

June 30: Who Lives in a Tree?
July 14: What’s Wild?
July 21: Oh Deer!
July 28: Hiding in Plain Sight
August 4: Fishing Fun

Camp Redwing (ages 6-11)
Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm

June 27 – July 1: Reptile Rap
July 11 – 15: Habitat Hangouts
July 18 – July 22: Creepy Crawlies
July 25 – 29: Going, Going, Gone
August 1 – 5: Galactic Galaxies

Camp Redtail (ages 12-15)
Four day camping trip

July 19 – 22: Canoeing in the Sylvania Wilderness Area in Watersmeet, MI

Pricing: Camp Ducktails – $30 per session for Boone County residents / $35 for non-residents
Camp Redwing – $120 for Boone County residents / $130 for non-residents
Camp Redtail – $215 for Boone County residents, $235 for non-residents.

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

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


TimberNook
6809 County J. Clinton, WI

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.

Available Sessions: 

June 14 – 17 from 9 am – 1 pm: Enchanted (ages 5 – 9)
June 20 – 23 from 9 am – 2 pm: Woodland Tinkering (ages 7 – 12)
June 27 – 30 from 9 am – 1 pm: Going Wild (ages 5 – 9)
July 5 – 8 from 9 am – 2 pm: Extreme Art (ages 7 – 12)
July 11 – 14 from 9 am – 12 pm: Friends in the Wild (ages 4 – 7)

Ages: 4 – 12

Pricing: $145 – $215

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

Registration begins: Open now, Register here


Summerfield Zoo
3088 Flora Rd, Belvidere, IL

Campers can participate in four weeks of fun-filled summer camp with different themes each week. 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 6 – July 29

Ages: 6 – 12

Pricing: $175 per week for half-day / $275 per week for full-day

Registration: Contact Summerfieldfarmandzoo@gmail.com to register

2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Bethesda Summer Day Camp
2101 E. State St., Rockford, IL

Campers will be excited to meet NORB-E, a space exploration assistant tasked with helping us on our mission to seek the glory of God in the furthest reaches of the universe! This week will be full of games, crafts, water days, friendship building and lots of laughs!  

Available Sessions: 9 am – 4:30 pm on Monday through Friday from August 8 – 12

Ages: K – 6th grade

Pricing: $100 per camper, scholarships are available

Contact: Contact bcov@bethesdacovenant.com for more information.

Registration: Open now; Register here


Concordia Summer Camp in Rockford
7424 North 2nd St., Machesney Park, IL

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

Available Sessions: June 6 – August 5 from 8 am – 3 pm
Before care and after care available

Ages: 3-10

Pricing: $160 per week or $40 per day
Registration fee: $55 per camper before April 22d, $65 after April 22nd
Family discounts of $10 per additional child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Adventure Island Vacation Bible School at Westminster Church
2821 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL

Available Sessions: June 13 – 17 from 9 am – 11:40 am

Ages: 4 – entering 6th grade

Pricing: $5 per child / $10 per family

Registration: Open now; Register here


Summerama Heroes at First Free Rockford
2223 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL

Available Sessions: 10 am – 3:30 pm from Monday through Friday

June 20 – 24: Adventure, Build It, Craft It, Soccer
June 27 – July 1: Adventure, Mad Scientist, Le Cafe, Boys All Ball
July 11 – 15: Adventure, SIFA, Mad Scientist, Craft It
July 18 – 22: Adventure, Wonderful Women, Mighty Men, Time Warp
July 25 – 29: Adventure, Build It, Girls All Ball, SIFA

Ages: Entering 1st – 6th grade

Pricing: $150 per week
Registration is $20 per child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Summerama Heroes Kindercamp at First Free Rockford
2223 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL

Available Sessions: 9 am – 11:30 am from Monday through Friday from June 20 – July 29

Ages: Pre-K – Kindergarten

Pricing: $75 per week
Registration is $20 per child

Registration: Open now; Register here


Discovery on Adventure Island at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
5506 Reimer Dr, Roscoe, IL

Available Sessions: 9 am – 12 pm from July 25 – 29

Ages: PreK* – 6th grade. *Must be potty trained

Pricing: Free 

Registration: Open now; Register here



2019 Rockford Area Summer Camp Guide

Stateline STEM Academy (STEM for Kids Stateline) Summer Camp
9461 N. 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

Kids in K-8th will explore and discover the exciting world of STEM through Minecraft, Engineering, Coding, Entrepreneurship, 3D printing, Scratch Coding, Space, Meteorology, YouTube, Movie Making, and MORE! All Camps have flexible scheduling, before care, morning session, afternoon sessions, and aftercare. There is a weekly theme, but mornings and afternoons are different curricula. Each camp will have three levels based on age.

Available Sessions: 

May 31 – June 3:  Engineering Extravaganza

  • 9 am – 12 pm Engineering Exploration
  • 1 pm – 4 pm STEM Build Challenges

June 6 – 10:  To Infinity and Beyond

  • 9 am – 12 pm Exploring Space Engineers
  • 1 pm – 4 pm Space for FUN and Work!

June 13 – 14:  DIY YouTubertm and Movie Making

  • 9 am – 12 pm Be a YouTubertm
  • 1 pm – 4 pm Movie Making Time!

June 20 – 24:  Mad Scientist Camp

  • 9 am – 12 pm Be a Forensic Scientist
  • 1 pm – 4 pm Cool Chemistry!

June 27 –  July 1:  Civil Engineering the Stateline

  • 9 am – 12 pm Minecraft Stateline Build
  • 1 pm – 4 pm Construction Automation with Robotics

July 5 –  8:  Make, Take, and Sell

  • 9 am – 12 pm  Makers Fun! 3D Print, Jewelry Making, Balloon Art
  • 1 pm – 4 pm  Market to Money!

July 11 – 15:  Coding the Future

  • 9 am – 12 pm  Scratch Junior or Artificial Intelligence
  • 1 pm – 4 pm  Coding Robots or Minecraft Coding

July 18 – 22:  Game Making with Robotics

  • 9 am – 12 pm  Kodu Game Lab or Roblox
  • 1 pm – 4 pm  Robotic Game Designs (Scratch/WeDo 2.0)

July 25 – 29:  Make a SPLASH with STEM

  • 9 am – 12 pm Water as an Energy Source
  • 1 pm – 4 pm  Engineer a Water Park

August 1 – 5:  Biomimetic Robotics!

  • 9 am – 12 pm Biomimicry (how engineers learn from nature)
  • 1-4 PM  Robotic Challenges

August 8 – 12:  Masters of Meteorology

  • 9 am – 12 pm Weathering the Storm
  • 1 pm – 4 pm  Reasons for the Seasons

August 15 – 19:  Greatest STEM Hits Vol 1

  • 9 am – 12 pm Best of summer STEM
  • 1 pm – 4 pm Best of summer STEM

August 22 – 26: Greatest STEM Hits Vol 2

  • 9 am – 12 pm  Best of summer STEM
  • 1 pm – 4 pm  Best of summer STEM

Ages: K-8

Pricing: $150 for half-day / $275 for full day
Partial days available / custom schedules available, email for more information

Specials: Use EARLYBIRD15 to get 15% off.

Registration: Open now; Register here


NIU STEAM Camp at Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL

NIU STEAM offers hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math summer fun for students entering grades 3 – 12.

Available Sessions: 

June 12 – 17: Visual Effects (grades 6 – 9)
June 12 – 17: Minecraft (grades 6 – 9)
June 13 – 17: Food Science Fun (grades 2 – 5)
June 19 – 24: Visual Effects (grades 9 – 12)
June 19 – 24: Health Careers (grades 9 – 12)
June 19 – 24: Video Game Design with GameMaker (grades 9 – 12)
June 26 – July 1: Engineering Amusement (grades 6 – 9)
June 26 – July 1: Creative Media (grades 6 – 9)
July 10 – 15: Video Game Design with Unity (grades 9 – 12)
July 10 – 15: Health Careers (grades 9 – 12)
July 11 – 15: Art and Tech (grades 2 – 5)
July 17 – 22: The Science of Food (grades 6 – 9)
July 17 – 22: Exploring Drones (grades 6 – 9)
July 17 – 22: Role Playing Games (grades 6 – 9)
July 24 – 29: Engineering Careers (grades 9 – 12)
July 24 – 29: Games and Game Design (grades 9 – 12)
July 31 – August 5: Augmented and Virtual Reality (grades 6 – 9)
July 31 – August 5: Photography (grades 6 – 9)
July 31 – August 5: Minecraft and Storytelling (grades 6 – 9)
August 1 – 5: 3-2-1 Liftoff! (grades 2 – 5)

Ages: Entering 3rd grade – 12th grade

Pricing: $695 per week

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

Registration: Open now; Register here


Discovery Center Summer Camps
711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

Excite your child about science with summer camps at Discovery Center! Discovery Center has a wide variety of in-person half or full-day summer camps for children ages 7 -12 and mini-camps for children ages 3-6 to spark curiosity and engage naturally scientific minds in exciting and interactive ways!

Available Sessions:

STEM Camps (Ages 7-12)
All day option (9 am – 4 pm), half-day option (mornings or afternoons)
June 20 – 24: Games Galore and Amusement Park Physics
June 27 – July 1: Space: The Final Frontier and The Scientists of Space
July 11 – 15: Environment Investigators and Boom Shake Whoosh
July 18 – 22: Engineering Innovations and Make Some Noise
August 1 – 5: Junior Medical Camp and Snot, Guts, and Things That Stink
August 8 – 12: Chemistry: Mysteries and Magic Tricks and Wet and Wild Adventures

Bring lunch, snack, and drink.

Tot Spot Mini (Ages 3-6)
All camps from 9 am – 11 am or 1 pm – 3 pm
June 21 – 24 or June 25: Discover Gravity
June 28 – July 1 or July 2: Let’s Get Messy
July 12  – 15 or July 16: Awesome Opposites
July 19 – 22 or July 23: Make Some Noise
August 2 – 5 or August 6: Colorful Science
August 9 – 12 or August 13: Splish Splash

Ages: 3-6 and 7-12

Pricing: 7-12 camp: $230 members / $260 non-members per week
7-12 camp half-days: $115 members / $130 non-members
Tot Spot mini camp: $75 members / $85 non-members
Saturday only camps: $20 members / $25 non-members

Contact: 815-963-6769

Registration: Open now; Register here


STEM Summer Camp at Challenger Learning Center
720 W. Judd St., Woodstock, IL

Kids can explore and discover the exciting world of STEM.

Available Sessions: 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm

June 13 – 17: Robot Rendezvous (grades 4 – 6)
July 18  – 22: Junior Space Explorers (grades 2 – 3)
July 18 – 22: Astronaut Training (grades 6 – 8)
July 25 – 29: Gems (grades 5 – 8)
June 29 and August 4: Expedition Mars (grades 6 – 7)
August 1 – 3: Super Heroes (grades 3 – 5)
August 3 – 5: Survivor (grades 4 – 6)

Ages: 2nd grade – 7th grade

Pricing: $30 – $160 depending on the session

Registration: Open now; Register here


The Sky’s the Limit ’22 STEM Camp at Welty Environmental Center
1201 Big Hill Ct., Beloit, WI

Middle school and high school age autistic youth can attend this STEM camp where they will have nature-based, hands-on learning opportunities and learn more about STEM degrees and careers. 

Available Sessions: Fridays from 1 pm – 4 pm on June 10, 17 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Ages: 7th grade – 12th grade

Pricing: FREE

Contact: Dr. Michael Notaro at mnotaro@wisc.edu with questions

Registration: Open now; Register here


 

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

Rock Valley College is offering virtual 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: 

All sessions have sessions for 8 – 11 year olds and 11 – 14 years old.

June 6 – 10: Javascript Developer Jam
June 6 – 10: Minecraft Modders
June 6 – 10: ROBLOX Makers
June 6 – 10: YouTube FX Masters
August 15 – 19: Minecraft Redstone Engineers
August 15 – 19: YouTube Content Creators
August 15  – 19: Battle Royale
August 15 – 19: Code Breakers
August 22 – 26: Python Programmers
August 22- 26: ROBLOX Coders and Entrepreneurs
August 22 – 26: 3D Game Design with Unity
August 22 – 26: Minecraft Designers

Ages: 8-14

Pricing: $169 per week

Registration: Open now; Register here


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