Sports Summer Camps for Chicagoland Kids

Your little athletes will love these summer camps!

Is your sports enthusiast looking to train hard this off season or gain some new skills at the sports they love? Check out some of the top sports summer camps in Chicagoland to find something your child is sure to love.

These summer camps fill up fast. Be sure to register ahead of time. Prices and locations for the camps are subject to change.

Looking for more summer camps? Check out our interactive map to find the best summer camps for Chicagoland kids.

Featured Sports Summer Camps for Chicagoland Kids

In this section, Chicago Parent’s advertising partners share their top summer camp offerings.

Canlan Sports Summer Camps

Kids tournament at Canlan Sports Summer Camps
Photo Credit: Canlan Sports Summer Camps

June 3 – Aug. 16, 2024

Enhance your skills and keep active! In Canlan Sports camps and clinics, your child will learn to build their skill set and hone in on their technique while being motivated through play-based instruction.

Canlan Sports summer camps feature:

  • Play-based learning: Let your child grow their game the fun way, learning through interactive activities and game-play.
  • Committed instructors: Our instructors are passionate about fostering a love for the game while focusing on your child’s development. 
  • Fun with friends: Keep your child active all summer long, creating memories that will last a lifetime at camp. 

Play is our way of teaching. We believe in making learning fun, because it’s the most enjoyable way to grow your skill. Focusing on development and refinement, with an emphasis on socialization our camps and clinics provide your children with the best environment to continue learning and growing safely.

Play all day, all summer long and make unforgettable memories.


Photo Credit: CircEsteem

First session: June 10-14, 2024; Last session: Aug. 19-23, 2024, 4-Day Camps: June 17-21, July 1-5, 2024

  • Address: 4730 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago
  • Phone: 773.732.4564
  • Cost: $425 weekly, $375 early bird discount until March 1, $340 4-day camps weekly
  • Best for ages: 6-16

Kids don’t have to run away to join the circus! CircEsteem Summer Circus Camp is a fun, safe and supportive environment where children explore the many skills that create the circus arts.  Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess. Learn trapeze, tightwire, juggling and more, with a different theme each week. A length of a regular single session is one week, but you can also sign up for multiple sessions. 

Northbrook Park District Summer Camps

Northbrook Park
Photo Credit: Joan Scovic

June 3 – Aug. 16, 2024

  • Address: 545 Academy Drive, Northbrook (various locations)
  • Cost: Costs vary, registration can be completed per week or per session. Register by March 6 to save 10% on most summer camps and workshops.
  • Best for ages: 3-15

Whether they are into arts, sports, STEM, figure skating, dance or theater, children and teens can have a fabulous, enriching summer by participating in the wide array of camps and workshops offered by the Northbrook Park District.

Summer camp programming runs June through August at park district facilities and local schools with activities in parks, playgrounds and swimming pools, as well as field trip opportunities. You can choose from half-day options for ages 3-5 and full-day options for ages 5-14, including special pre/post-season camps. Flexible schedules allow kids to try multiple camps for the summer. Additional services like extended care and catered lunches are available.

This summer, Northbrook Park District introduces “World Explorers Camp” for ages 3-5, taking kids on a global adventure, and “Lil’ Artists Camp” for ages 5-7, nurturing young talent. Ages 8-13 can join “Artistic Explorers” to dive into various art projects with expert guidance.

The park district also offers inclusion services to residents with special needs thanks to a partnership with the North Suburban Special Recreation Association, which provides support staff during summer camps. To request inclusion services, which come at no additional cost to families, check “ADA” on the registration form. 

Summer Lab at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Summer Lab
Photo credit: Summer Lab/Nancy Kubel

June 17-July 26, 2024 (Two-week sessions available)

  • Address: 1362 E. 59th St., Chicago
  • Phone: 773-834-7766
  • Cost: Cost varies, see website for details
  • Best for ages: Nursery through Grade 8

Summer Lab has over 100 program offerings to stimulate your child’s interests and explore new ones. Your child will learn to program a robot, enjoy outdoor adventures, build a drone, dance and act, start a business, cook, and more. Mix and match courses to craft your child’s perfect summer. Your camper will have the chance to learn, explore, and grow while making lasting friendships and memories.

Brains & Motion Education Summer Camps

June 3 – Aug. 12, 2024

Let your students dive into an amazing summer adventure at Brains & Motion Summer Camps in Chicago. Explore a range of STEM, arts and sports camps for Grades K-8. Learning is fun and possibilities are boundless! Take advantage of the special offer to save $50 on all your summer camp purchases with code CHICAMPS. 

Engage in dynamic hands-on experiments, challenging coding activities and thrilling robotics projects, igniting innovation and honing problem-solving skills. Brains & Motion’s STEM camp is designed to inspire curiosity, fostering a deep-rooted love for science, technology, engineering and mathematics among students.

Discover boundless creativity with painting, origami and performing arts sessions.  Brains & Motion’s art camp fosters self-expression, ignites imagination and explores diverse artistic avenues, nurturing a lifelong love for creativity and deepening appreciation for the arts among students.

Participate in Brains & Motion’s vibrant sports camps, including soccer, tennis, and basketball, to foster teamwork, refine skills, and embrace sportsmanship. Their inclusive programs prioritize physical fitness and camaraderie, offering a supportive and enjoyable environment for all students, regardless of level. 

A summer of endless possibilities awaits your young ones! Save $50 on each enrollment with the code CHICAMPS, until the end of summer!


More Sports Summer Camps in Chicagoland

Hi-Five Sports Camp

June 17-Aug. 9, 2024

Hi-Five Sports Club provides safe, cutting-edge, skill-developing programs, such as Hi-Five Hoops Jr. NBA, Hi-Five Lil’ Kickers Soccer Program and Hi-Five NFL Flag Football Program. Hi-Five Sports Camp is about teamwork, playing hard, playing fair and making new buddies and enjoying the comraderie.

Total Sports Camp at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

June 17-Aug. 16, 2024

Sports Camps are designed for campers of all ages and skill levels. A hands-on approach is aimed at helping all athletes improve their skills and learn new ones. They focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and most of all fun! Sports offered include tennis, basketball and swimming.

Petalheads Bike Camp

June-August 2024

  • Address: Various locations around Chicagoland (usually school parking lots)
  • Cost: Starting at $179/week for half day program or $479/week for full day
  • Best for ages: 2-12

Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride bike camp known for taking kids from training wheels to two wheels abd road riding. They combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling lessons, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get the most tentative kids to ride on their own.

Chicago Rec Sports Camp

June 10-Aug. 16, 2024

Sports and play are a great way to help address social isolation and other issues surrounding a lack of physical and social activities. Chicago Rec Sports summer camp provides opportunities to help children ages 5-13 acclimate themselves to recreational sports through various challenging and fun sports, hands-on experiences, and development activities.

Chicago NFL Alumni Youth Football Camps

June 10-July 26, 2024

  • Address: Various Chicagoland locations
  • Cost: Starting at $259 for a 5-day program
  • Best for ages: 6-14

Led by professional coaches with supplemental instruction from NFL Alumni Chicago Bears like Kris Haines, Adrian Peterson, Jim Schwantz, Jim Thornton and Mickey Pruitt, boys and girls learn to run, throw, catch and play within safe, non-contact instruction.

Nike Tennis Camp

June 10-28, 2024

Kids can hit the tennis courts at the beautiful campus of Lake Forest Academy. From the facilities, instruction, coaches and overall environment, this camp is the ideal location for girls and boys looking to take their game to the next level. Each day campers receive hours of instruction, friendly competition, and fundamental training and have a lot of fun doing it!

Move Your Feet Sports Camps

June 10-Aug. 23, 2024

Move Your Feet Sports has developed and fine-tuned their coaching program to offer young tennis or golf players the maximum learning environment. Summer camps are full instructional camps using very creative games and exercises to fully engage the players in learning while they have a great time playing and enjoying tennis and golf.

Game On! Sports 4 Girls Camp

June 17-Aug. 9, 2024

Game On! has spent years devoted to inspiring GIRLS through its proven teaching methodology, fun programming and spirited traditions. Core sports include basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and lacrosse.

Pow Gym

June 10-Aug. 12, 2024

  • Address: 310 S. Racine, Chicago
  • Cost: Starts at $290/week for half day camp; $400/full week
  • Best for ages: 7-14

POW! summer campers participate in several agility training classes each day with the goal pf building the athletic skills of each child. Days are filled with a wide array of fitness games to teach kids about fitness and healthy living concepts, and more.

Viking Gymnastics

July-August 2024

Gymnastics camps give students the opportunity to acquire and hone gymnastics skills on each apparatus. Team building exercises, Ninja courses, trampolines, fun games and art projects will keep your child active and engaged throughout the summer.

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Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is an award-winning journalist and bestselling children's book author. She is the mom of three little ladies who keep her on her toes.


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