If school is out, head to the park. While away from school, children can spend time with other kids their age, in a fun and supervised environment. Kids will participate in recreational activities, arts and crafts, and sports along with other fun activities.
- LOCATION: Offered at various parks across the city (click on button above for full list)
- AGE: 6-13 for the standard program, 6-22 for Special Recreation program
- TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
- LUNCH: Is not included. Children must bring their own lunch & snack.
- FEE: It's Free!
- REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is encouraged.
POP-UP CAMP! Dovetail Studios, 2853 W. Montrose Ave, 872-208-6169
We have packed our camp with tons of fun stuff to keep kids engaged.
Music with Music Alive!, hip hop, art, author studies, play time at Horner Park, movies (kid appropriate of course!), and kid fitness.
CAMP DETAILS: Tuesday - Friday, 8:15am-3:00pm. Camp is for ages 4-8yrs. old.
$360.00 Tuesday-Friday. $105.00 daily drop-in rate. We offer a 15% sibling discount. We have room for 10 kids so please call to reserve 872-208-6169
We will update our website as soon as possible with this information.
Please call with any questions you may have.
Joanna and Kit Read Owners
Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, CTU Strike Camp, 2501 W. Irving Park,773-463-4161 www.nbgc.org
If CPS strikes NBGC will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm
WHEN October 11th-needed (strike is over)
WHERE NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 2501 W. Irving Park Rd. (onsite)
FEES $10/ day for all families currently registered in our afterschool programs, $50/day for pre-registered families, $60/ day for walk-ins
ACTIVITIES: Illinois State University - Student Teacher Pipeline will be implementing an educational component, Outdoor/Indoor play Cultural activities, Arts and crafts, Clubhouse Game room
OPEN TO ALL YOUTH Kindergarten to 8th Grade
MEALS Everyone needs a lunch, Afternoon snack provided
CONTACTS Maria Gomez, Director of Social Programs 773-463-4161 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org Bonnie Werstein, Director of Operations 773-463-4161 ext. email@example.com
Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park Road, 773.777.7500www.ymcachicago.org/blog/entry/School-Days-Out-CPS2016/
Fee: $35 members; $50 non-members
Registration: New participants must register in person. Parents of children in the afterschool program or who have attended School Days Out this year can register by phone.
Time offered: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activities: Swimming, arts and crafts, sports, group games and playground (weather permitting)
Please bring: Gym shoes, swim suit, breakfast and lunch
Looking Glass Strike Camp, 162 E. Pearson Ave., 773.477.9257 x193
Program: Lookingglass is prepared to provide high-quality, dynamic programming, focusing on physical theatre and drama. Mornings will be spent learning physical theatre skills, which may include juggling, tumbling, and stage combat. During the afternoon, students will learn to use their actors' tools - body, mind and voice - as they explore the "Lookingglass method", which emphasizes invention, transformation, and collaboration. Space is limited - registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Current Drop-in Camp Dates (As Necessary)
Price: $65 per day
Time: 9AM - 3PM
Additional information: Children must bring lunch, Financial assistance is available, please call 773-477-9257 x193 to inquire
CPS Strike Options
All Chicago Public Schools will remain open during regular hours in the case of a strike. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students, who will take part in arts and crafts, online learning and physical education. Students are permitted to attend any school that offers their grade level. CTA will also offer free transportation for all students.
For more information about strike contingency plans and school locations visit:http://cps.edu/Pages/StrikePlan.aspx
*The below options are available to children already enrolled in the organization programs, but there may be available spots for siblings of enrolled children, and a few additional students*
Albany Park Community Center, 3401 W. Ainslie, 773-539-5907,www.apccchgo.org/after-school-programs
Program: The Albany Park Community Center (APCC) School Age Child Care program provides care for kindergarten through sixth grade children. This is a year-round program provides after school care during the school year and full day care during the winter, spring and summer breaks. Designed to help entire families, it provides a safe setting for children to engage in a variety of social, recreational and educational activities.
Food will be provided
Cambodian Association of Illinois,2831 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625,www.cai-nationalmuseum.org
Open to family members of students that are currently active with the Children and Youth Program
New intake students for program during the CPS strike at our site will be limited, please reach out for availability
Contact: Anneth Houy, Director of Youth Program Culture & Healing Arts Coordinator 773.878.7090 ext 202, firstname.lastname@example.org
Korean American Community Services, 4300 N. California Ave, 773-583-8281http://kacschicago.org/main/index.php?mid=w4
Program: KACS Early Childhood Center (ECC) has combined early education with play. Providing instruction in English, ECC teachers are highly trained early childhood educators who have been providing services to young children for years. ECC offers a multicultural learning experience for children within a safe and structured environment. Most of the children who attend are from immigrant families, and are often learning English for the first time in the center. ECC is accredited to the highest level by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), as well as having Gold level status by ExeleRate.
Contact: Ruth Bell Mejias, Social Worker, 773-583-8281 ext. 203,email@example.com