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Chicago Summer Day Camps 2009 - Science & Technology Camps

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Chicago Summer Day Camps 2009 - Science & Technology Camps

A child enjoy Dino Camp at the Field Museum.

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Finding the right Chicago summer camp for your children means you can work confidently or get a needed break while they expand their horizons. Find key information for many of the popular Chicago science and technology summer day camps.

Please note: The emphasis here is on Chicago summer camps located within the city limits that run for at least a week and offer half or full day options. Summer classes are not included.

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Chicago Science and Technology Summer Camps

1. Adler Planetarium Camps
Budding astronomers and astronaut lovers will be at home here.
  • Registration opens on February 9 at 10 a.m.
  • Camps for ages 5 to 14. Dates vary depending on age. June 22 to July 31.
  • Includes Summer Worlds Tour Camp (Tour of Chicago Museum Campus), Adler Mini-camps, Teen Astronomer Camps, and Technology Camp (with girls only options.)
  • 1300 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL.
2. Digital Media Camp at University of Chicago
Camps for teens and kids in robotics, filmmaking, and more.
  • Registration now open.
  • Camps run from July 20 to August 14.
  • Camps for children ages 7 to 18.
  • For more info call 1-866-656-3342
3. Green Apple Science and Technology Camps
Green Apple has been running programs since 2003.
  • Two Locations in Chicago: DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus and Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. More in the suburbs.
  • Programs offered in robotics, Legos, K'Nex, invention, architecture, design and more.
  • Registration now open.
  • Programs for Pre-K through High School.
4. Giant Campus - Computer and Tech Camps
Located at Loyola University-Chicago main campus with a second Chicago location expected and suburban locations, too, this camp focuses on technology, digital media, and gaming.
  • Registration now open.
  • Camps for children ages 10 to 17.
  • Camps run from July 6 to July 31.
  • Call 888-904-CAMP (2267) for more info.
5. Chicago Filmmakers Digital Moviemaking Youth Summer Camp
Comprehensive movie camp covering all essentials of film and video production.
  • Registration now open.
  • Camps run from June 15 to August 21, depending on ages.
  • Camps for ages 10 to 14
  • Extended hours available.
  • For more info call (773)293-1447.
  • 5243 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
6. Engineering Camp - Materials Information Society/Chicago
Formerly the American Society for Metals, the Chicago ASM chapter is sponsoring one one-week long camp this summer. It's FREE.
  • Registration now open.
  • Camp will be held June 22 to June 27.
  • Open to high school juniors and seniors.
  • For more info contact jan.lk.edwards@sbcglobal.net
  • Classes will be held at IIT.
7. The Field Museum of Natural History
The Field Museum will offer only two camps this summer: Dino Camp and Real Pirates: Science and Sea.
  • Registration now open. Call (312)665-7400 to sign up.
  • Dino camp is for children 3 to 5 years and caregivers. It is a two-day camp that runs on June 16 and 18, June 17 and June 19, June 23 and 25, and June 24 and June 26.
  • Pirates camp is for children 11 to 14 years. It runs for the entire week of July 13 ONLY.
  • For more info call (312)665-7400.
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