Seven Summer Camps for Kids in Downtown Libertyville

School is out for summer, or will be shortly. Stay ahead of the curve in beating the boredom blues by enrolling your child in a summer camp in beautiful downtown Libertyville. I know firsthand the bliss of dropping my child off at a camp and spending time with a cup of coffee in hand, wandering local businesses, or meeting a friend for an uninterrupted lunch on a warm summer afternoon. There’s something for everyone – even the kids — in downtown Libertyville this summer!

Photo by Jill Harkaway

Artist@Heart (344 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (847) 816-4865)

An array of artistic adventures awaits your child at Artist@Heart Summer Camp. An entire summer full camp options are available, with both full- and half-day options, beginning the week of June 19. Camps cover felting, mixed media, canvas painting, mosaics and tie-dye activities, depending upon the week. Advance registration is required.

Black Cat Yoga (117 E. Cook Avenue, (773) 354-2524

Kids will gain confidence, enjoy connection and have fun at Black Cat Yoga Kids Yoga Camp for children ages 8 through 12. Camp meets three days a week from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., with three sessions to choose from throughout the summer. Session 1 starts on June 5, Session 2, July 17 and Session 3, July 24. Advance registration is required.

Blue Sky Yoga (700 First Street, (847) 513-1069)

If your child enjoys yoga, games and crafts, and you need a scheduled break in July, this camp is a perfect fit. Kids age 4 through 12 will love Kids YOGART Summer Camp, a multi-age camp during the week of July 10th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Advance registration is required.

Dancenter North (540 N. Milwaukee Ave, (847) 367-7970)

Explore dance from around the world at Dancenter North’s Passport to Dance – Global Rhythm camps this summer. The first session begins on June 12, with sessions running through the end of July for children in first through fifth grade. Dancenter North also offers a variety of other summer offerings for children as young as age three.

David Adler Music and Arts Center (1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (847) 367-0707)

Camp Adler has been a staple in Libertyville for many years. Creative opportunities in music, art and drama are available here for children ages 5 through 11. Half-day and full-day camps are offered. Session I starts on June 12 and Session II begins on July 10. Don’t delay if you are interested in Camp Adler; initial registration is offered early in the year and classes fill up quickly. Advance registration is required.

Heather’s Gym (504 First Street, Libertyville, (773) 218-2068)

Girl Power Camp is offered the week of July 24 and August 14. Girls will experience a variety of workouts as well as enjoy introductions to topics such as meditation, nutrition, and street art. The first week-long session begins on July 24 and the second begins on August 14. Advance registration is required.

Improv Playhouse (735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (847) 968-4529)

If fashion, filmmaking, acting, drama, improvisation and musical theatre speak to your child’s interests, look no further than the Improv Playhouse Summer Camps. Sessions begin as early as June 5, and full-day and half-day sessions are offered for kids in first grade through high school.

Summer is just around the corner, so act fast if you want to snag an open spot at one of these local camps, as enrollment is limited. Look to your local MainStreet Libertyville member businesses to meet the needs of your entire family this summer. Not a member? Join MainStreet Libertyville today!


Jennifer Johnson is a Libertyville resident who also writes for Little Lake County.