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Academia, Institute of Language and Culture

308 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302


5 Ways Around the World –
Culture Camp for Caring Kids

Spring break campers explore countries and cultures 5 ways: games, art, music, stories, and cuisine. After projects, play, and plenty of time in nature, our campers go home happy, fulfilled and “good tired.” Next morning, kids can’t wait to come back!

Experience A.L.M.A.’s:
• trained teachers
• positive encouraging environment 
• easy, convenient enrollment/payment

At A.L.M.A., we work with families who have an inclusive world view – a world where creativity and compassion are ordinary. If you share our vision, please email us at: cfi.alma@gmail or visit our website:

Bravo Performing Arts Academy

325 S Kenilworth Ave, 
Oak Park, IL 60302

Bravo Performing Arts Academy is a musical theater intensive designed to hone vocal, acting, and dance skills of students who have the passion and discipline for musical theater. Our BA camp is 5 weeks – grades 6-9. Junior Bravo Academy camp is designed for students that may be new to the stage and have the desire to learn more about musical Theater. Our JBA camp is 4 weeks – grades 4-6.

After only a few weeks of classes and rehearsals, we will present three spectacular, professional-quality musicals featuring dozens of memorable songs, impressive choreography, dazzling costumes and amazing sets!

Learn more at

The Country Experience

Elizabeth, Illinois

The Country Experience is a week-long overnight experience for kids 7-16 on a working family farm in Elizabeth, IL. The daily flow of camp is determined by the natural needs of the farm – animals require care, vegetables are ready to be harvested, structures need repair. Kids have plenty of down time to fish in the pond, lay in a hammock, bake in the kitchen or play with their favorite animals including cows, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and mini-donkeys.

For more information or to register contact us at or call Ed at 312-852-7400. Family farm stays are also available.

The Friendly Music School

6731 Roosevelt Rd, 
Berwyn, IL 60402

The Friendly Music School is here to help you with the skills you need to play guitar in any style. Whether you’re brand new to the guitar, picking it up after a break, or trying to learn what you can online, you’ll progress faster and have more fun along the way with our core guitar program and supportive community. We offer group guitar lessons at the beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate levels, but we also offer the popular “create your own group” class–register with your own friends, family, colleagues, etc., for a specific day/time/instructor. For any group, classes are 60 minutes and 8-lessons per session. Visit

International Mansion

Hosting The The Language and Music School Est. 1994 
509 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Mathnasium of Oak Park/
River Forest

1101 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Mathnasium of La Grange

1 S. Waiola Ave.
La Grange, IL 60525

Use the Summer to let Mathnasium help your child Catch up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead! Mathnasium is the nation’s leading math only learning center, specializing in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them in a fun and engaging environment. Mathnasium can prevent the summer learning slide and prepare your student for the rigors of his or her new math curriculum in the fall. Working with students in Pre K-12th grade, Mathnasium can make a student’s summer both enjoyable and productive. Whether your child is signifi cantly behind or leaps ahead, Mathnasium develops a program to challenge and excite their math muscles.

Mathnasium has learning centers in both Oak Park and La Grange! For more information and to schedule a trial session, call Mathnasium and see what a difference it can make.

Max Aquatics

4751 South Vernon Ave. 
McCook, IL 60525

Adult & Kids Swim Lessons, Lap Swimming, Water Running & More!
Welcome to Max Aquatics, an indoor, 25-yard, 6-lane pool serving the instructional, fitness and recreational needs of all ages and skill levels in the western suburbs (Western Springs, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Brookfield, Riverside and more) and nearby Chicago. We are conveniently located in McCook, across the street to the south and east of The Max sports complex.

We are proud to be part of such a dedicated swimming community. Chicago is the #2 swim market in the US, only behind Southern California, according to USA Swimming.

Visit to see all of our Swim Programs
We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

Ovation Academy

1010 Madison St, 
Oak Park, IL 60302

At Ovation Academy, we build, engage, inspire and educate our students through the transformative power of music, theater and dance. Ovation is proud to present TWO different productions for full-day campers and the inaugural half-day camp this summer. With a stellar group of teachers and instructors, students will be in the best of hands as they explore under the sea, the village of Motunui and jolly Londontown through the magic of song & dance.

Register today at

River Forest 
Community Center

Summer Camp Programs 
8020 Madison Street River Forest, IL 60305 
(708) 771-6159

Offering full and part-time programs for parents & tots and children ages 3-12 years of age. Activities include arts &crafts, games, sports, water play/swimming, field trips, special events, and more!

The Viola Project


Join The Viola Project in Austin Gardens for our signature Shakespeare summer camps! The Viola Project unites and empowers girls and gender nonconforming from diverse backgrounds to stand up, advocate for themselves, and demand inclusion. Both week-long camps are full of acting, ice cream, and fun, with a focus on getting campers to speak up and speak out on what’s important to them, whether that’s running for president or writing a sonnet.

Financial aid is always available. Camps are run in partnership with Oak Park Festival Theatre and The Nineteenth Century Club.

Learn more and register online at

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Studio! Summer Camps

951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
708-725-3828 |

Design in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Studio! Summer Camps for Grades 3-8

Sound and Space: Designing with Architecture and Music

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is offering a camp for creative spirits, grades 3-5 and 6-8, at Wright’s Oak Park Studio, where America’s most famous architect pioneered a bold new vision for modern architecture and design.
Sound and Space explores Wright’s design legacy through the lens of music, movement, and acoustics. Drawing from Wright’s belief that “music and architecture blossom on the same stem,” campers will work with experts in the field to design and build models inspired by sound.



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