Ages 6–11

Stay for one week or the entire summer with camp for children ages 3-11. Splash, play and dance your way through the hottest months of the year at one of Chicago’s only camps that offers a full-day program for preschoolers. Weekly adventures await campers as they dive into everything from Robotics and Garage Band to exploring the city of Chicago, cooking and clay making. Experience a summer like no other!

Near North Montessori offers summer programs from June 17 to August 2, 2019. Swimming, extended care, lunch options, and discounts for multi-week registration make NNM the place for your camper’s best summer yet. Discounts apply for referring new families and signing up for multiple weeks.

Review the tabs above to explore camps for your child’s age.

Questions? Contact Kandyce at programs@nnms.org

Weekly Camps

Week 1: June 17- June 21

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)


Chicago Explorers: The Great Chicago Hunt

Instructor: Mary Rose Black

Price: $475

Put on your thinking caps for a challenging and engaging week in the city! With the guidance of Mary Rose, campers will set off on a scavenger hunt, finding clues that lead them closer and closer to the destination: unique events, neighborhoods, shops and restaurants. Each day of camp students will work on creating clues for their very own scavenger hunt, which they will complete on the very last day!


Chicago Explorers: Active

Instructor: Marcela Gomez Sixto

Price: $475

Move, jump, run! Campers join for five days of high-energy fun and adventure. Campers will also enjoy inventing their own games and venturing to our city’s parks to try them out! Marcela visits classic sites and explores new ways to stay active in our bustling city.


Chicago Explorers: Performances

Instructor: Darcy Coussens

Price: $475

Ready to "play"? Chicago is known for its world-class theatre, and we’ll be taking advantage of that in this going-out camp! Join us for performances, backstage tours, and tons of summer fun as we visit a variety of venues and experience different kinds of performing arts.

Let’s Get Crafty

Instructor: Beatrice Koonmen

Price: $430

It's time to let your creative juices flow! Learn new techniques of upcycling and eco-cycling to become a resourceful artist using the world around you. Spend the week creating several craft projects like tie dyed tee shirts and backpacks, jewelry making, friendship bracelets, decoupage and more!


Week 2: June 24- June 28

Ages 6-10

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)


Chicago Explorers: Foodies

Instructor: Jesse Thompson

Price: $475

Get ready to explore the delicious side of Chicago, on a tasty tour of the city’s unique and exciting flavors! From pizza and pierogies to dumplings and dim sum, Foodies will have the chance to taste new flavors and expand their palates. Restaurants and outdoor picnics are just the beginning as campers join Jesse to see and taste what Chicago neighborhoods have to offer!

Chicago Explorers: Acts of Kindness- Let’s Give Back

Instructor: Marcela Gomez Sixto

Price: $475

Fill your soul and help around your city! Campers will volunteer at various organizations around the city of Chicago! Learn the joy that you get when you give back and lend a hand!


Kids Cook-Off

Instructor: Beatrice Koonmen & Laura Troyer-Joy

Price: $430

Chefs will have a blast in the Kids Cook Off! Campers will compete in a series of competitions testing their basting, sauteing, and grilling skills! Who will whisk their way to the top?!?


Week 3: July 1- July 3

Ages 6-10

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)


Chicago Explorers: Nature

Instructor: Jesse Thompson

Price: $285

Discover the flora and fauna of our beautiful city, from the Morton Arboretum in the west to Northerly Island in the east. There’s no limit to the variety of landscapes campers will experience, as we investigate everything from an urban nature preserve to a vibrant beach. Explorers will enjoy fun and games in the sun and learn about the science of nature too!


Chicago Explorers: Sports

Instructor: Mary Rose Black

Price: $285

Sports enthusiasts will have a ball kicking, throwing, and punting their way around Chicago! All levels welcome! Just make sure you have your water bottle because no one plays harder than our campers. Game on!


Kids Bake-Off

Instructor: Beatrice Koonmen & Eunice Oh

Price: $260

Dust off the flour and get out the rolling pins for Kids Bake Off! Campers will compete in a series of competitions as they bake cookies, pastries, and cakes! Who will be properly proved and rise to the top?!?



Week 4: July 8- July 12

Ages 6-10

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)

Chicago Explorers: Architecture

Instructor: Jesse Thompson

Price: $475

Come investigate Chicago’s world-famous architecture on a whirlwind tour of the city! From the view of a double-decker bus downtown to a boat excursion on the Chicago River, Campers observe the city from new angles and heights. They will also visit hidden gems in quieter neighborhoods to get the full picture of a city that made its mark with innovation and beauty.


Chicago Explorers: Cool Pools

Instructor: Lauren Collins

Price: $475

Grab your goggles, suits, and sunscreen and hit the waves! Campers will explore different splash pads around the city. How deep can you swim? How big is your cannonball? How long can you hold a handstand? Find out at this rip roaring, splish splashing camp!


Animation

Instructor: Janeen Cohen

Price: $430


Ever wonder how movies like “Frankenweenie,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Wallace and Gromit” are made? Join Janeen for five full days of fun learning the art of stop-motion animation. Create, script, storyboard and animate characters from the world around us to build a story, just like in the movies


Week 5: July 15- July 19

Ages 6-10 and Jr. High

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)


Chicago Explorers: Hidden Playgrounds

Instructor: Eunice Oh

Price: $475

While you have likely been to some of Chicago’s most prominent playgrounds, have you ever wondered if you’re missing any? Join Lauren for an adventure to discover the hidden gems for places to play around the city. Smaller neighborhoods and unique streets sometimes host the most fun, you just have to know where to look!


Chicago Explorers: Arts

Instructor: TBA

Price: $475

Grab your sketchbook and get ready to explore art around Chicago! Campers will discover Chicago’s artistic beauty with visits to places like the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Farmers’ Market, and the Art Institute. Campers will also have the opportunity to document their experiences around the city with drawings, photographs, and sand art. Get excited for this fun-filled week of art exploration!


Robotics

Instructor: Janeen Cohen

Price: $430

Grab your engineer’s cap and join Janeen for five full days of building everything from simple machines to programmable, autonomous robots. Science, technology, math and plain old fun are the groundwork in this camp where campers build with WeDo robotics and other technologies. Learn more about Janeen’s technology programs here.

Week 6: July 22- July 26

Ages 6-10

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)


Chicago Explorers: Dog Rescue

Instructor: Eunice Oh

Price: $475

Animal Lovers will have a blast hanging with their furry friends! Campers will visit different animal shelters across the city and help in the day to day walking, socializing, and snuggling of dogs. Learn how important it is to get our four legged friends ready to be adopted and how fun it is to work with man’s best friend.


Chicago Explorers: Foodies

Instructor: Laura Troyer Joy

Price: $475

Get ready to explore the delicious side of Chicago, on a tasty tour of the city’s unique and exciting flavors! Through the exploration of different cultures, foodies will have the chance to taste new flavors and expand their palates. Restaurants and outdoor picnics are just the beginning as campers join Jesse to see and taste what Chicago neighborhoods have to offer!


Garage Band

Instructor: Jeff Fortin

Price: $430

Have you ever wanted to see what the producer's job is in a recording studio? If so, Garage Band is the perfect camp you! The producer brings different sounds together, to create unique songs. We will be working with Apple loops to create songs in a variety of styles, including rock, hip hop, jazz, and world music.


Week 7: July 29- August 2

Ages 6-10

Full Day Camps (9am-3pm)


Chicago Explorers: Beaches

Instructor: Eunice Oh

$475

Sun, sand, and smiles are the key ingredients to Explorers hitting the beaches! Campers will love spending time with both old and new friends at one of Chicago’s many incredible beaches. Each day is an adventure, as campers load up on sunscreen and games for a fun day at five unique beaches.

Chicago Explorers: Chicago Tourists

Instructor: Beatrice Koonmen

$475


Bits & Bytes: Coding

Instructor: Jeff Fortin

Price: $430

Join Jeff for five full days of exploring the art and science of writing computer code. Sample a variety of hands-on experiences to understand the idea of cause and effect across physical and digital realms. Campers work with the latest apps and programs to solve puzzles, create stories and design games.


Theater@NNM

June 24- July 19

Ages 8-11

Half & Full Day Camp (9am-12pm) and/or (12pm-3pm)


Theater@NNM

Instructor: Darcy Coussens

Price: $1070 (9:00am- 12:00pm) or $485 (12:00pm- 3:00pm)

Ready to “play”? In this four-week theatrical experience, campers will develop improvisation, collaboration and performance skills as they craft an original play. We will spend mornings creating stories together through a unique devising process during the first weeks, and rehearsing the resulting play in the later weeks. Campers who stay for the afternoons will delve into design elements including lighting, sound, props and costumes. A culminating performance will showcase campers’ creativity and imagination in all areas of the production!