A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Camps

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, and take advantage of all the opportunities that Chicago has to offer.Each day will bring exciting activities, from games and citywide field trips to swimming and sports. Campers will have the chance to play and learn together, and enjoy being kids! Preschoolers to teenagers have opportunities to develop self-confidence, make new friends and, most of all, HAVE FUN!

Registration opens

February 2018

Summer 2017 Important Dates

March 1
Last day to register with a 25 percent (per child) non-refundable deposit
May 1
Full tuition payment due, last day for refunds

June 12
Day Camp begins
July 4
No camp, buildings are closed

July 7
Day Camp session 1 ends

July 10
Day Camp session 2 begins
August 4
Day Camp ends
young girl running in park

campers and counselors in Lincoln Park

Day Camp 2017 Line-Up

Camp Discovery for 4 year olds (half day)

M-F, 9 a.m.-noon
Session 1: June 12-July 7
Session 2: July 10-August 4
$975 per session; $1,950 for both sessions


The Discovery program is designed to introduce our youngest campers to day camp in a welcoming, fun way through games, activities, special field trip days, and much more! Led by counselors and early childhood educators, days are structured into group play, activities, and outdoor games, all of which provide campers a chance to "discover" the fun of day camp!

Activities: Campers engage in art projects, cooperative learning games, singing, movement, and outdoor play. Visiting performers come weekly to provide on-site field trips.

Supervision and Safety: A 1:4 staff to camper ratio is maintained, allowing campers to explore, learn, and grow in a group of children under the guidance of trained counselors. A mid-morning snack is provided.

Navigators for 4 & 5 year olds

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 12- July 7
Session 2: July 10-August 4
$1,500 per session; $3,000 for both sessions

Endless activities are the key to the success of our youngest full day camp. Weekly in-house and local field trips will be taken. Campers also participate in swim lessons. The daily schedule is designed to appeal to the learning style and curiosity of the young camper, utilizing outdoor and indoor space for projects and games.

Activities: Weekly specialized activities with instructors such as creative arts, sports, maker, eco crafts, and much more!

Beginning Learn to Swim: Day Camp follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Four year old Navigators will swim 2 days a week, while 5 year olds will swim 4 days a week. All Navigators will begin with Level I: Water Exploration, and progress into primary skills. Campers are grouped according to their skill level, and each group works with a swim instructor and a counselor in the water.


Supervision and Safety: Safety at camp is the top priority. To ensure that our campers are able to have a fun and safe camp experience, campers will be grouped according to age. Counselors will be provided based on a 1:4 ratio in each group. A quiet time will also be provided for the Navigators after their lunch break so that they can rejuvenate before the start of a fun afternoon! Campers are grouped by age level.

Voyagers for Grades 1-2

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 12-July 7
Session 2: July 10-August 4
$1,500 per session; $3,000 for both sessions

Take a voyage through the summer with a program designed for the active and creative camper. Sports, crafts, scavenger hunts, field trips, and swim lessons will round out this camp experience.

Activities may include: Mask making, soccer, kite making, group games, basketball, scavenger hunts, outdoor education, beach days, kickball, computers, drama, zoo day, and much more!

Supervision: A 1:8 counselor to camper ratio is maintained in each camp group. Campers are grouped by grade level.

Adventurers for Grades 3-4

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 12-July 7
Session 2: July 10-August 4
$1,500 per session; $3,000 for both sessions

Campers will find fun and challenges in new experiences as well as in camp favorites such as swim lessons, creative arts, and sports. Activities may be mixed-ages depending on interest.

Activities: Adventurers start Wednesday choice day, where campers get to design their day. Choice activities may include kayaking, basketball, paddleboarding, sewing, and much more!

Supervision and Safety: Campers are grouped by grade level, and activities may include children of varying ages depending on interest and ability. A maximum 1:10 counselor to camper ratio will be maintained in each group.

Explorers for Grades 5-6

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1A: June 12-23
Session 1B: June 26-July 7
Session 2A: July 10-21
Session 2B: July 24-August 4

$750 per two-week session; $3,000 for all four sessions

Explorers will have the opportunity to learn about leadership, community, and friendship, all while enjoying new activities and camp favorites! Group and individually selected activities will give campers the chance to "explore" and challenge themselves.

Activities: Kayaking, nature hikes, sculpture, choice Wednesdays, sports and games, swim lessons three-four days each week, arts and crafts, drama, outdoor education, beach days, and more! Weekly adventure field trips may include visits to local climbing walls and water parks.

Supervision and Safety: Campers are grouped by grade level, and activities may include children of varying ages depending on interest and ability. A maximum 1:10 counselor to camper ratio will be maintained in each group.

Camp Trekker for Grades 5-8

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1A: June 12-23
Session 1B: June 26-July 7
Session 2A: July 10-21
Session 2B: July 24-August 4
$775 per two-week session; $3,100 for all four sessions

Camp Trekker is based at the Latin School, but campers will travel off-site daily, visiting favorite Chicago attractions and hidden city treasures. Campers learn to plan and to traverse Chicago using public transportation, walking, and buses.

Special field trips and visits to pools and water parks are included.

Activities: Scavenger hunts, group games, weekly water days, kayaking, outdoor cooking, water park day, arts and crafts, sports, computers, and much more!

Leaders in Training (LIT) for Grades 8-9

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 12-July 7

Session 2: July 10-August 4
$1,500 per session; $3,000 for both sessions

In this challenging program, LITs will develop organization skills, patience, and strategies for working with younger children, and will learn how to implement creative camp ideas. The schedule includes training in child development, camp health, safety, and leadership.

*Application is required.
girl programming on computer holding robot
boy working on LEGO robotics space challenge

Science & Technology Camps for Grades 3-8

Fizz, Fun and Flight Science Camp

June 19-23 (grades 3-5)
July 24-28 (grades 4-6)
$400 per week

Join Latin science teachers for an action-packed week of hands-on science experiments that encourage creative thinking, teamwork, and problem solving. Camp will take place in Latin's state-of-the-art Science Center, and will also include daily indoor and outdoor sports, swimming, and all the fun that summer camp provides. Daily lunch is included.

Graphic Design (Grades 6-8)

July 17-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$400

The graphic design camp will explore different kinds of visual media. Students will learn about digital illustration, branding & logo design, photo manipulation, typography and layout. This is a beginner level course, so those interested in the field of graphic design are encouraged to join. Campers will take a break daily from computers for recreational camp activities such as swimming or going to the park. Daily lunch is included.

Google Cardboard (Grades 6-8)

July 10-14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$400

Google Cardboard discovery will provide an introductory guide to the use of Virtual Reality headsets and 360 video imaging. This course caters to the emerging VR market embraced by many mobile application providers, video game consoles, and the evolving capabilities of mobile technologies used for recreational and informational purposes. Have great fun and dive into the future! Campers will take a break daily for recreational camp activities such as swimming or going to the park. Daily lunch is included.

Intermediate "Scratch" Programming (Grades 3-6)

July 17-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$400

Campers will build upon their knowledge from the Introductory Scratch camp learning how to program more complicated games and interactive stories using the “Scratch” programming language. Designed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch teaches students the fundamentals of coding in a fun visual way. Campers will take a break daily from the computer screen for recreational camp activities such as swimming or going to the park. Daily lunch is included.

Introductory "Scratch" Programming (Grades 3-5)

M-F, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session 1: June 19-23, 2017
Session 2: July 10-14, 2017
$400 per session

Campers will learn how to program their own games and interactive stories using the “Scratch” programming language. Designed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch teaches students the fundamentals of coding in a fun visual way. Campers will take a break daily from the computer screen for recreational camp activities such as swimming or going to the park. Daily lunch is included.

Watch this introductory video on Scratch.

Investigations in Ecology

June 26-30 (grades 3-5)
July 17-21 (grades 4-6)
$400 per week

Campers will take part in hands-on investigations of Chicago's aquatic ecosystem by identifying the micro and macro fauna present in different local waterways, testing abiotic factors of water quality, and analyzing and comparing our collected data to determine the health of the water systems tested. Other ecology activities include dissection, guided nature hikes, and ecology games. Campers will also enjoy favorite camp activities including swimming, outdoor activities, and more. Daily lunch is included.

Lego Robotics Space Challenge (Grades 5-7)

July 24-28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$400

Campers will explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts using Lego Robotics with a space theme. Students will complete missions on traveling to and living on Mars. Campers will take a break daily from the computer screen for recreational camp activities such as swimming or going to the park. Daily lunch is included.

Maker Camp (Grades 5-8)

M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Session 1: June 26-30
Session 2: July 10-14, 2017
$400

Challenge yourself and see what you're capable of making! Maker Camp will offer an introduction to a variety of technologies, new and old, that will allow you express yourself and understand how these technologies work "behind the scenes". 3D printing, decal and sticker design, building circuits and devices, and wearable electronics are just some of the different projects available. Students will be able to select from a variety of projects to pursue their own interests and work at their own pace.

Campers will also enjoy favorite day camp activities such as swimming and outdoor recreational time. Daily lunch is included.

Minecraft Modding (Grades 6-8)

June 19-23, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$400

Get started with game development by creating mods for Minecraft! Mods are extensions to the original game that allow you create your own mini-games, add items and create new behaviors. Campers will design and build their own world that they can interact with on Minecraft!. No experience with Minecraft modding or playing required.

Campers will also enjoy favorite day camp activities such as swimming and outdoor recreational time. Daily lunch is included.

Website Development (Grades 6-8)

June 26-30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$400

Students will learn the technologies behind the web, HTML & CSS and how to code and create their own web pages. This class acts as an introduction to some of the fundamentals of computer programming, and provides a foundation for children to learn more advanced programming concepts. Students will be provided computers for use at school, but are welcome to bring their own laptop.

Campers will take a break daily from the computer screen for recreational camp activities such as swimming or going to the park. Daily lunch is included.

children practicing basketball skills
basketball counselors and campers pose for photo

Sports & Recreation

Baseball Camp for Grades 1-7

June 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$280

This summer, Lincoln Park Baseball Academy (LPBA), a Chicago based organization focused on baseball and softball instruction for boys and girls, will lead this camp at Latin. This camp will provide players with a camp experience that is safe, challenging, fun, and educational. The camp experience includes a daily exercise and agility training routine followed by instructive drills focused on base running, pitching, defense, infield and outfield play, batting practice, and other hitting drills. Campers must bring a bag lunch each day, as well as a mitt, hat, cleats, and indoor gym shoes. LPBA also requires a liability waiver that will be sent to all registered campers and must be returned on the first day of camp.



Basketball Camp by 3Point Athletics for Grades 1-8

Section A: June 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Section B: June 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Section C: July 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$275 per section

This summer, 3Point Athletics will lead Latin's summer basketball camps. Campers can expect to increase their skill level with high quality instruction. Skills, techniques, game strategy, and conditioning all will be covered, and will lay the groundwork for overall improvement. The one-week camps will emphasize the positive benefits of the sport: discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, and fun. Basketball campers must bring a bag lunch daily.

Volleyball Camp for Grades 5-8 (Coed)

Section A: June 19-23, 9 a.m.-Noon

Section B: July 17-21, 9 a.m.-Noon
$140 per section

Campers will receive excellent instruction in spiking, setting, blocking, passing, and serving--the fundamental skills necessary to become a well-rounded volleyball player. Scrimmaging will be a major component, while campers focus on good sportsmanship and having fun.

Red Cross Lifeguarding for Ages 15+

June 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; June 12-16 Noon-6 p.m.
$300

If you’re looking for a great summer job or challenging career that’s in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Latin's own Aquatics Director, Danielle Carlson, will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.

Students that successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of Lifeguarding that is valid for 2 years, and certificates in First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer that are valid for 2 years. Students will be provided with a pocket mask and lifeguarding manual.

Students must successfully complete the following prerequisites in order to take course. The prerequisite testing will take place on Wednesday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. and is required of all participants. Students that do not attend or fail the prerequisite testing cannot complete the course, and no refunds shall be offered.

To successfully complete the course, students must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent

Participants must be at least 15 years old at the time of the class and pass the following swimming requirements:

-swim 300 yards continuously

-tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

-starting in the water: swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive 7-10 ft, retrieve 10-lb brick, return to surface, swim 20 yd back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute 40 seconds.

For Your Convenience

Extended Day for full day campers

Section A (morning and afternoon): M-F, 8-9 a.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
$850 per 4-week session

Section B (morning only): M-F, 8-9 a.m.
$255 per 4-week session

Section C (afternoon only): M-F, 3-5:30 p.m.

$625 per 4-week session

Extended Day is available only to full-day campers on each day that camp is in session. The program takes place in Latin's Lower School and provides a safe, supervised environment where children can choose from a number of informal activities including board games, craft activities, gym play, and quiet time. A snack is offered in the afternoon. Sign up for one session or for both. Session 1 is June 12-July 7. Session 2 is July 10-August 4.


Campers enrolled in Extended Day must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. A late charge of $5 every five minutes will be charged after 5:30 p.m.

Bus Service for full day campers

Available for the 9 a.m. arrivals and 3 p.m. departures only.Session 1: June 12-July7
Session 2: July 10-August 4
$200 per 4-week session

Latin Day Camp contracts with an independent bus company to provide safe, reliable door-to-door bus service to our camp families. Busing is available within the following boundaries: from 600 north (Ohio Street) to 4600 north (Wilson Avenue) and from Lake Shore Drive to 1600 west (Ashland Avenue).

There is no mid-day bus service or bus service for Extended Day. Travel times vary and may total 45 minutes, depending on your location. Notification of your pick-up and drop-off times will be mailed to you before camp starts. The deadline to register for bus service is May 20, 2017. Busing cannot be guaranteed if registering after May 20.

About Day Camp

General Camp Information

CAMP STAFF
We believe staff is the key to our campers' enjoyment. Therefore, we take great care in hiring and training a qualified and mature staff who have experience working with children, and who will create a fun and unique day for their camp groups. Counselors assigned to camp groups are responsible for ensuring the safety of their groups and for facilitating age-appropriate activities during the day.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
A health officer serves in both the Upper School and Lower School buildings while programs are in session. Upon registration, you will be asked to complete a medical form for your child. Please be certain it contains all the information needed to properly care for your child. Feel free to contact the Day Camp Office prior to registration to discuss any health concerns.

SWIMMING
The aquatics curriculum follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Every full-day camp group is scheduled for weekly swimming lessons. Certified swim instructors assure that each camper enters the water at an appropriate pace and skill level. Each camper participates in a skills assessment and is assigned to an appropriate swim group. Children in the Navigators Program begin with Level I.

LUNCH
Lunch is provided for all full-day campers, four days a week, including a barbecue once a week. On field trip days, campers need to bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.

FIELD TRIPS
All full-day campers take weekly field trips around the Chicago area. Campers will travel by school bus to off-campus field trips. Camp Discovery campers might have special field trips locally.

BEHAVIOR
Latin Day Camp encourages the highest standards of honorable conduct, civility, and a sense of fair play as is consistent with the student standards of behavior of The Latin School. Children enrolled in Day Camp are expected to be polite to their fellow campers, counselors, and other camp or school personnel, and to respect the property of others and the school. Campers are not to leave the building on their own, and they are expected to be with their assigned camp groups at all times. Latin Day Camp reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any camper the opportunity to participate in camp if the child's social conduct or behavior is deemed unsatisfactory by the camp administration.

PHOTO PRACTICE STATEMENT
The Latin School occasionally takes photos for use in print and electronic publications and for archival purposes. If you have any questions about this practice, or the use of your child's photograph, please contact Latin's Communications Office at 312.582.6072.

Registration, Payment & Policies

TUITION AND REFUNDS
Early registration is advised. Because each program has limited capacity, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration remains open until a program fills. If programs fill, we will create a waiting list. You will be notified as early as possible if your child has been placed on a waiting list. At that time, please let us know whether you wish for your child's name to remain on the waiting list. We will draw names, in order, from the waiting list up to the time programs begin.


REGISTRATION BEFORE MARCH 1
Please include a non-refundable deposit of 25 percent per child with each registration. The balance is due MAY 1, 2017. Tuition is refundable until MAY 1, 2017 (less the 25 percent per child deposit). After MAY 1, 2017, all monies are non-refundable.

REGISTRATION AFTER MARCH 1
Full payment is due with each registration. Tuition is refundable until MAY 1, 2017 (less the 25 percent per child deposit). After MAY 1, 2017, all monies are non-refundable.


REGISTRATION AFTER MAY 1
Full payment is due with each registration. All monies are non-refundable.


SECURE ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED.
E-checks and Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) are accepted. If registering by mail, please make all checks payable to: Latin School of Chicago.

Timely registrations will be acknowledged prior to the start of each program.

To secure a spot in Summer at Latin, the above policies must be followed.

Additionally:

  • No camper/student will be allowed to participate in Summer at Latin who has any tuition outstanding.
  • No refunds will be made to a camper/student who, for disciplinary reasons, is asked to leave Summer at Latin.
  • Tuition monies are non-transferable.
  • In case of a camper's/student's withdrawal from the program, the Summer at Latin Office must be notified in writing before May 1 or full payment will still be due.
  • Latin reserves the right to cancel a program if unforeseen circumstances occur. Notification of cancellation of a program will be done as early as possible and pro-rated refunds will be issued.

Contact Us

Questions? We would love to hear from you.

Summer at Latin
Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610-1492

summer@latinschool.org
(312) 582-6080 phone
(312) 582-6081 fax

Catherine Curry, Director of Latin 360
Catherine Curry

Director of Summer at Latin
ccurry@latinschool.org

Summer Camps

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