Summer Programs for Children

Many Hyde Park cultural organizations offer summer programs for kids and families to engage with the community while enjoying activities from arts to athletics. Here’s a sampling.

On Campus

Lab Schools Summer Programs

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools offer several programs to keep kids entertained over summer break, including summer school and sports camps.
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Super Summer Sports Programs

Ratner Athletics Center offers summer sports programs for kids to enjoy the sunshine and keep active.
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Smart Museum of Art Family Programs

The Smart offers a variety of drop-in family programs featuring hands-on art activities, gallery games, and other fun projects.
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The Oriental Institute Museum Family Programs

The Oriental Institute Museum invites children and their families to explore the world of the ancient Near East with gallery activities and games.
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University Theater Outreach Programs

University Theater partners with a range of schools and community organizations to create programs for children.
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Off Campus

Midway Sports Camp

The Chicago Park District offers outdoor activities throughout the summer.
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Creativity Camps

The Hyde Park Art Center Creativity Camp combines the arts and outdoor activities to give campers a unique summer experience that is active, fun, and stimulating.
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Hyde Park School of Dance

The Hyde Park School of Dance Summer Program provides children of all ages with opportunities to engage in ballet and modern dance.
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