Are you looking for a summer filled with adventure and excitement? The Ivy League Summer Camp Program is a great place to make new friends and experience fun destinations!

Ivy League’s Summer Camp program creates opportunities for kids to learn new skills, make new friends and explore new places! We have a ton of fun in store for you that will give you an unforgettable summer!

SUMMER CAMP PARENTS

If your child wants to join our field trip to Fair Oaks Farms on Wednesday, July 15, please submit the waivers by Tuesday, July 14.

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Why Ivy League?

Safety

We are committed to providing an uplifting and positive atmosphere for our campers and staff in a secure and safe environment.

Integrity

We do what we say we are going to do, and are truthful.

Passion

We are committing in all that we do.

Caring

We are sensitive and nurturing.

Fun

We want everyone we meet to laugh, smile, and have a good time. We take fun seriously!

Our Staff

It is no secret that the key to running a great program is by having a remarkable staff. We work with individuals that have the purpose and heart to provide a safe, stimulating environment for campers to learn, grow and have an awesome summer experience.

Your child’s health & safety is our top priority
  • All of our camp counselors are CPR/First Aid certified & back ground checked
  • Secure areas that keep children constantly within sight, indoors and out
  • Careful transition attendance procedure for moving children from place to place
  • Strict hand washing and sanitary policies to prevent the spread of germs
  • Nightly cleaning and disinfecting

Locations

Mokena

Ivy League Rec Center
8500 W. 191st St.
Mokena, IL 60448
6:00AM – 6:30PM

Homewood/Flossmoor

Flossmoor Community Church
2220 Carroll Parkway
Flossmoor, IL 60422
6:30AM- 6:30PM

Pioneer Summer Program (PreK - 1st)

*Only offered at Mokena Rec and Flossmoor locations.

Imagination awaits with Ivy League’s summer program geared especially for 3-6 year olds. This summer program includes a range of fun and stimulating sessions in physical activities, arts, and outdoor fun. Each week has scheduled field trips, pool days at the splash and activities that nurture your child’s development. Pioneers take part in modified clubs just for their age group such as art, STEM, story-time, cooking and music.

Adventurers (1st - 5th)

Turn your child’s ordinary summer into a summer of exciting exploration! Ivy League’s summer camp is filled with indoor and outdoor activities, plus opportunities for fun and friendships. Our program groups campers by grade and encourage their growing ability to make choices, work with others, and assume responsibili-ties. Enjoy weekly field trips, swimming, team build-ing activities, enrichment clubs and so much more. We have a ton of fun in store for you that will give you an unforgettable summer!

X-TEAM (6th – 8th)

You’re never too old for the Ivy League Summer Camp! If you’re in 6th-8th grade, you can apply to be on the
X-TEAM. The X-Team is a group of kids that help the younger campers in arts & crafts, lunch, clean up and more. We also focus on giving back to the community. The most important role that the X-Team members play is being a positive role model for the other campers. You will also gain volunteer and community service experience. Don’t worry, you will be rewarded for all your hard work! The X-TEAMer’s will also be going on dedicated field trips!
Each applicant must get one letter of recommendation and interview for a spot on the X-TEAM to make sure they are up for the challenge. The deadline to apply is May 22nd. Call us to set up your interview at 815-464-1265.

Field Trips & Themed Weeks

  • Campers will not be back until 4:30pm on field trip days
  • Campers will need to bring a sack lunch on field trip days (or join lunch club)
  • If a camper does not have a lunch, one will be provided at the cost of $5
  • Campers MUST wear their summer camp t-shirt everyday
  • Field trips are subject to change
  • Pioneer field trips may differ

Ivy League summer camp has theme-based weeks and field trips that have been carefully planned and thought out by our team of program directors. Each week has a fun theme and we will wrap up the week with a dress up competition on Fridays. Each camper can participate by dressing up in a way that matches the theme. Field trips are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and scheduled at the time of registration.

Week 1 - Let's Make S'more Memories

6/2/20 Emagine: Spongebob
6/4/20 Odyssey Fun World
6/5/20 Silly Hat Day

Week 4 - Jurassic Adventure

6/23/20 Kankakee River State Park
6/25/20 The Field Museum
Peggy Notebarrt (Pioneeer)
6/26/20 Crazy Hair Day

Week 7 - Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

7/14/20 Aurora Sci Tech
7/16/20 Mueseum Of Sci & Ind
7/17/20 Geek Week

Week 10 - Ivy League's Got Talent

8/4/20 Odyssey Fun World
8/6/20 Matthiessen State Park
8/7/20 Dress like a star or favorite celebrity

Week 2 - H2WHOA!

6/9/29 Blackberry Farm
6/11/20 Shedd Aquarium
6/12/20 Mermaids and Pirates

Week 5 - Stars & Stripes

6/30/20 TBD
7/2/20 Fair Oaks Farm
7/3/20 Patriotic Themed Red White and Blue

Week 8 - Christmas In July

7/21/20 Pelican Harbor
7/23/20 Santa’s Village
7/24/20 Christmas Dress Up or Ugly Sweaters

Week 11 - Super Hero Week

8/11/20 Lincoln Park Zoo
8/13/20 Pelican Harbor
8/14/20 Dress up like your favorite super hero

Week 3 - Ivy Olympics

6/16/20 Haunted Trails
6/18/20 Pelican Harbor
6/19/20 Dress up in your favorite team jersey

Week 6- The Great Outdoors

7/7/20 Gizmos
7/9/20 Starved Rock
Plum Creek (Pioneer)
7/10/20 Dress like your favorite camp counselor

Week 9 - Mythical Forest Week

7/28/20 Enchanted Castle
7/30/20 Morton Arboretum
7/31/20 Fairies & Gnomes

Week 12 - Disney Week

8/18/20 Emagine Jungle Cruise
8/20/20 Haunted Trails
8/21/20 Disney Character

Activities, Clubs, and Swimming!

Ivy League’s summer program incorporates sports games, team-building activities and arts & crafts to nurture a non-competitive environment that focuses on individual skill and personal achievement. The counselors and program directors engage and encourage each small group during activities that focus on developing individual skills, coordination and self-esteem. Campers also have the option to join clubs. Clubs are a great way to learn new things and discover new interests!

Sports & Team Building

Ivy League’s summer program incorporates sports games and team-building activities to nurture a non-competitive environment that focuses on individual skill and personal achievement.

Friday Picnic in the Park

We like to celebrate everything accomplished throughout the week. We are dedicated to teaching each camper the value of hard work and with hard work comes great reward.

Gamer Kids Club

Cards, electronics and board games galore!

Music & Dance Club

Campers will be learning new dances, singing songs, and more.

Cup Stacking Club

Test your speed in sport stacking!

Swimming

Monday and Wednesday’s are optional pool day so don’t forget your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen! We sunscreen campers every hour when outdoors. Pioneer Campers head to the Splash Pad for some fun in the sun!

Reading Kids

Calling all bookworms! Relax, unwind and let your imagination go wild with our Summer Reading Club!

Art Club

This club is guaranteed to by art-raguosly awesome! Ivy League will provide a positive and nurturing environment for art exploration where giggles, grins and individual creativity are encouraged.

STEM Club

We make these subjects FUN! Learning doesn’t have to stop in the summer months because Ivy League’s STEM Education program incorporates a hands-on and exploratory approach to learning.

Swim School by British Swim School

Don’t have time to take your child to swim class? We’ve got you covered! Group lessons offered for beginner swimmers.

*Available to Mokena and Homewood/Flossmoor campers only.

Horse Camp Lil’ Ranchers

Don’t miss out on this fun and hands-on experience to learn about horses and other farm animals such has goats, chickens, pigs and much more! The Ivy League Summer Camp partnered with Victory Reigns Riding Center to provide horseback riding lessons. Lessons can consist of grooming, bathing, feeding, cleaning a stall, riding, turning out horses and watching them play. This program is offered every Wednesday for a three-hour lesson. Students must wear closed toed shoes and long pants.

*Must pre-register. Cancellation deadline is 7 days prior to your scheduled lesson. No refunds will be given after the deadline. Must have waiver signed to participate.

$35 per lesson

Cooking Club Young Chefs

The Cooking Club is a fun way to introduce children to the basics of cooking, and teach kids about the importance of healthy eating and how to make tasty treats

Drama Club

The Ivy League’s Drama Club will give students an opportunity to participate in supervised creative dramatic activities including a short production at Family Fun Night. The club will work on creative thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and provide students with enriched learning experiences in the area of performing arts.

*Clubs vary by summer camp location. Clubs are available to Adventurer and XTEAM campers. Pioneer campers participate in modified clubs within their age group.

For more information, visit ivyleaguekids.org.

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