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Get ready for a

summer of discovery

at Baker Summer

Discovery Camp

At Baker Summer Discovery

Camp our campers

have every opportunity to

learn and grow in a supportive

and happy environment.

We create summer

experiences that encourage

kids to try new things,

build confidence, make

friends, learn something

new and have fun.

Whether your child

wants to be on the stage,


at fusion

Lake Forest

in the lab, in the art studio,

on the field or at the waterfront,

this is a place where

your child becomes known

and valued. Baker Summer

Discovery Camp offers a

hands-on, child-centered

experience designed to

spark the imagination and

engage the intellect – all

while offering an equally

important amount of fun

and physical activity.

Camp Highlights

• For campers age 3-15

• Hands-on, inquiry-based

classes led by our caring,

experienced staff

• Before- and after-camp


• Located close to Lake

Michigan for weekly

trips to the beach

• Swimming in our beautiful


Catch up, Get ahead

or try something New!

At Fusion Academy we customize

learning so students can still enjoy

the summer while achieving

academic success.

• Customized Summer Scheduling

• One-to-One Teaching

• Classes for Credit

• Test Prep



• Sports on our athletic

field or in our huge gymnasium

• 4- and 8-Week package


• “DIY” or a la carte weekly

camp choices

• Bonus camp weeks —

keeps you covered all

summer long

At Baker Discovery

Camp, you can pick a week

that intrigues your camper

and best fits your schedule,

or you can sign up and

save money on four-week

and eight-week discounted

packages. The first week

of camp starts June 15 and

runs through Aug. 7. There

are bonus weeks Aug. 10

and 17. Please visit bakerdemschool.org/summer

for a full list of course descriptions.

Here are just a few of our

summer classes:


With a focus on science,

technology, and design,

these Discoveries are

hands-on and experiential.

Past STEM Discoveries

included coding, Grossology,

CSI Baker and Myth


Music Makers

Baker’s own music master

and professional musician,

Dr. Courville, will

lead campers through a

musical journey this summer.

Campers will explore

different types of sound,

including percussion,

strings and winds, while

creating their own unique

musical instruments and


Nature Explorers

Our nature explorers

learn about ecosystems,

animals and their habitats,

and the important work

of insects through handson

experiences inside and

outside the classroom.

New for 2020

Our Counselor in Training

(CIT) program is for

rising 8th-10th graders

who want to gain work experience

and earn volunteer

hours. Supported by

experienced counselors,

CITs swim, play, read and

explore with our littlest

campers, all while learning

valuable job skills.

Weeks of Aug. 10 and

Aug. 17

This year’s Baker Bonus

Weeks will be led by

our second grade associate

teacher, Moira Gitau.

Camp will be run in a similar

fashion to the Summer

Discovery Camp with a

project-based learning activity

in the morning followed

by outdoor sports,

arts and swimming in the


The fun and the friendships

that are built at camp

provide life-long childhood

memories for our

campers. Please visit bakerdemschool.org/summerprogram

to view all of our

course listings and to view

our daily camp schedule.

For more information on

how to enroll, contact summer@bakerdemschool.org

or call 847-425-5800. To

register now, visit bakerdemschool.org/summer.

Submitted by Bakery Summer

Discovery Camp, 201 Sheridan

Road, Wilmette, (847)


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Release your kids’ inner innovator at Galileo Summer Camps

While it’s their 19th

summer of running awardwinning

camps in the San

Francisco Bay area, they’re

thrilled to be heading into

their fifth year in the Chicagoland

area. Galileo

engages every kid with an

engaging mix of handson

learning and summer

fun. Supported by the

boundless energy of the

best staff around, campers

from Pre-K through 10th

grade unlock their inner

design-thinker, learning to

creatively solve problems,

fearlessly try new things

and persist in the face of

challenges—all at your

neighborhood school.

Fueled by a process inspired

by the Stanford

d.school, Galileo instructors

unlock the innovation skills

campers need to thrive. The

heart of Galileo beats inside

our passionate people who

nurture and inspire campers

every day. They seek out

the best of the best through

our meticulous screening

process, and couldn’t be

prouder of our talented, professional

staff, so many of

whom return each and every

year. Galileo has been the

winner of 37 “best camp”

awards and 96 percent of

parents would recommend

Galileo to a friend.

“Not only is our son

gaining incredibly valuable

skills in risk-taking, grit,

collaboration and innovation

but he comes home every

single day with a huge

smile on his face and so

much to share! Thank you!”

said Betsy M. of Chicago.

Camp Galileo (pre-K–fifth


Every day, campers craft

extraordinary works of art,

engineer incredible inventions

and have a blast playing

outside. Each thoughtfully

designed activity is

custom-built for their grade

and organized around an

engaging weekly theme:

Toy Makers Workshop

— Embrace your inner

toymaker with an array of

playful projects.

National Parks Adventure

— Explore America’s

most spectacular spaces on

a journey into the wild.

Galileo Olympic Games

— Go for the gold in a triumphant

Olympic adventure.

Galileo Summer Quest

(Entering 5th – 8th

grades) offered at Sacred

Heart (in Winnetka)

Each week, campers

choose from eight immersive

majors, picking a subject

they already love or a

new area they’re excited to


Every unbelievably fun

week offers new subjects

to choose from

• 3D modeling and printing

• Chefology: Decadent


• Chefology: Supreme


• Drone innovators

• Go-kart builders

• Mystery Room: The

Great Escape

• Virtual reality

• YouTube producers

Galileo Counselors in

Training (Entering 7th –

10th grades)

Teens will love participating

in week-long programs

that encompass a variety

of exciting tracks and

leadership development

activities with interactive

support from Galileo staff.


will participate in a dynamic


style schedule. In addition

to learning from amazing

Galileo educators, CITs

will spend part of each

week gaining new experience

in a series of journeys.

Each journey is designed to

allow junior counselors to

dive deeper into areas that

interest them most while

gaining valuable hands-on


Sign up before March 2

and save up to $150. There

are 11 locations in Chicagoland

including nearby sites in

Northbrook, Glenview, Winnetka

and Evanston. One

week sessions available. Optional

extended care, healthy

lunch and scholarships available.

Learn more atgalileocamps.com.

Submitted by Galileo Summer

Camps, St. Catherine

Laboure School, 3425 Thornwood

Ave., Glenview; Sager

Solomon Schechter Day

School, 3210 Dundee Road,

Northbrook; and Sacred

Heart School, 1095 Gage St.,



Region 425

Sign up for any camp by Feb 25th

and receive a$25 discount

go to


for more info

JULY 13 TO 18 AUGUST 17 TO 21

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Reach new heights this summer at St.

John’s Northwestern Summer Academy

Reach new heights at St.

John’s Northwestern Summer

Academy. Whether you’re looking

for outdoor adventure or

summer school combined with

extra activities, you’re sure to

find a program option that will

enrich your child’s summer experience.

Just two hours from

Chicago, our beautiful 110-acre

campus in Delafield, Wisc. is the

site for our age-based, outdoor

adventure and indoor learning

program for boys and girls in

grades 1-12.

Programs are held from late

June to mid-August, with an

overnight boarding option for

7th-12th graders. Our highly

trained staff and certified instructors

are dedicated to providing a

safe, fun and rewarding experience

for all.

Adventure Cam

Boys and girls in grades 6-10

will have a blast and challenge

themselves at Adventure Camp.

One-week sessions are held July

5-10, July 12-17 and July 19-24.

This physically active program

is designed to stimulate, motivate

and challenge kids to discover

strengths they didn’t know

they had. Campers experience

both individual and team leadership

roles through a combination

of indoor and outdoor activities.

Activities include archery, the

“mud pit,” rappelling, rock wall

climbing, obstacle courses, rifle

marksmanship, paintball, laser

tag, canoeing, boating, bubble

ball, monster ball and more.

Scuba, hunter safety, kayaking,

fishing and sailing are optional

activities offered each session

and space is limited.

Camp cost includes camouflage

and athletic uniforms, camp

transportation fees, paintball and

laser tag fees, all off-campus activity

entrance fees, breakfast,

lunch and snacks for day campers,

and room, board and laundry

for overnight campers.

Academic OPS (Opportunities for


With an emphasis on character

building and leadership skills,

along with fun activity options,

Academic OPS is an enriching

way for teens to spend their

summers. ‘OPS’ stands for Opportunities

for Personal Success

because YOU design your

OPS experience. This five-week

program, held June 28- Aug. 1,

will challenge students in rising

grades 7-12 in mind, body, and

spirit. Whether the goal is to recover

course credit or gain an

advantage heading into the next

school year, students will gain

confidence in their chosen subject

in a small class setting mentored

by our caring faculty. For

prospective students considering

St. John’s Northwestern for the

school year, Academic OPS is

the perfect opportunity to experience

campus life and meet current


In addition to a variety of academic

offerings, students will

have the opportunity to enjoy

outdoor activities and outings,

all the while making new friends

and developing leadership skills.

Evenings include organized

activities such as movie trips,

museum visits, bowling, golf

and more. Our onsite kitchen

provides all the meals, and our

student recreation center has

snacks, hot grill items, pool table,

ping-pong and other activities

that teens enjoy. Camp fees

include uniforms, meals and all

activities, with additional optional

activities available.

For more information, please

call (800) 752-2338 or visit our

Summer Academy page at sjnma.org/camps.

Submitted by St. John’s Northwestern

Summer Academy, 1101

Genesee St., Delafield, Wisc., (800)


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Feel the performer’s

spirit at Music

Theater Works

On five Mondays this

summer, a group of young

people will gather, and

they will share a single

thought: “Five days to


At the Music Theater

Works Summer Workshops,

performers ages

8 to 13 gather for a week

of rehearsals, singing,

dancing and acting in

preparation for a musical

performance on Saturday

fortheir friends and family.

Each week is a separate

session, and this year the

shows include “The Wizard

of Oz” (July 6-11),

“Seussical” (July 13-18),

“Legally Blonde” (July

20-25), “Guys and Dolls”

(July 27- Aug. 1) and

“Cinderella” (Aug. 3-8).

Putting together a show

in five days makes for an

exciting week, as all are

assigned parts, learn their

songs and practice their

dances until everything is

ready for the big show. It’s

a lot of work, but that has

never seemed to bother the

workshop participants —

they’re having too much


For many kids, the

workshops give them their

first taste of performing

in musical theater. Many

have gone in as absolute

beginners and emerged as

enthusiastic performers,

eager for their next challenge.

After last year’s workshops,

one mother wrote

to us that her daughter

“was completely taken by

her experiences in camp

last summer. It unlocked a

beautiful part of her and it

has allowed her to blossom

like nothing else she’s ever

experienced. Truly lifechanging.”

Workshop manager

Anya Plotkin is a big fan

of the workshops’ “tagteam”

casting style, in

which everyone is guaranteed

a part.

“Of course, we all want

to be the star of the show!

In our program, each and

every student has an equal

solo. All our kids get their

chance to shine, regardless

of prior experience,”

Plotkin said. “When we do

‘Annie,’ we may have seven

Annies and four Daddy

Warbucks and six Miss

Hannigans! The kids learn

that being part of a team is

a vital element to a great


But Plotkin is convinced

the most important part of

the program is how it fosters

self-confidence in the

young performers.

“The rehearsal room is a

safe place for all our kids

to explore who they are,

without fear of censure or

discouragement,” Plotkin

said. “As they grow as

performers, they also grow

as people. They step into

someone else’s shoes, they

make new best friends,

they learn things they never

thought possible before,

we open them up to new

experiences and new ways

of thinking.”

“We help our students

every day, through a love

of music, dance, acting,

and each other,” Plotkin


For more information,

call Music Theater Works

at (847) 920-5360. Workshop

classes are held at

516 4th St. in Wilmette.

Each workshop is Monday

through Friday from

9 a.m. to 3:30 pm, with

a final dress rehearsal on

Saturday at 2 p.m. and a

public performance at 4

p.m. Registration can be

made online at MusicTheaterWorks.com.

Submitted by Music Theater

Works, 516 Fourth St., Wilmette,

(847) 920-5360.



Variety of field trips each week

Flexible schedules and sessions

STEAM, sailing, art, fishing, cooking, and and

more specialty camp options

Find out more at


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FREE drawstring backpack*

*guaranteed to the first 200 attendees

Karzen family

combines tennis and

basketball day camps

Come check out a variety of day camps,

overnight camps and local businesses!

North Shore

Camp Expo


Feb. 22

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northbrook Court


FREE face painting

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Free photo booth with

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Find the

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For more information, call (847) 272-4565

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The summer is a great

time to improve. Our

camps provide an enthusiastic,

positive playing environment

for students to

practice their skills, learn

how to compete and have

fun as they do it.

With more than 70 years

combined teaching experience,

Jerry and John Karzen

return to captain multiple

tennis and basketball

offerings for children of

all ages: 5-18 years old for

tennis, 4-14 years old for


Tennis campers start in

our Little Sprouts program

(ages 5-7), then move on

to our tennis camp, (ages

8-13) then to our tournament

camp (ages 11-14),

our high school tennis

(ages 13-18) and finally

high performance classes.

Basketball campers start

in our Little Dribblers program

(ages 5-7), and then

move on to the junior basketball

(ages 8-14).

We keep a four-to-one

student-to-instructor ratio

for tennis, a six-to-one ratio

for basketball, and offer

flexible weekly or daily

sign-ups. The fun begins

June 8 and runs through

Aug. 14. Located at North

Shore Racquet Club and

the New Trier Northfield

campus, students can learn

tennis, basketball or both.

We offer morning and

afternoon tennis and basketball

options, as well as

full day combo camps.

Jerry, the tennis director,

played in Wimbledon,

the French and U.S. Open,

and has been the head New

Trier Varsity Girls’ Tennis

Coach for 17 of the last 20

years. He has also been an

assistant New Trier Boys

Varsity Coach for the

last 40 years. Jerry, along

with his son Brett and his

daughter Becky, has won

over 50 USTA National

Father/Son & Father/

Daughter Championships.

Basketball Director John

Karzen, a former University

of Michigan and New

Trier star athlete, has directed

the basketball program

for over 20 years and

has grown it into one of the

best in the area.

Full Karzen Summer

Camp info can be found at

NorthShoreRC.com. For

tennis information contact

Jerry at (847) 858-0860 or


com. For basketball, contact

John at Johnkarzen@

northshorerc.com, or call

North Shore Racquet Club

at (847) 729-0450.

Submitted by the North Shore

Racquet Club, 2860 Old Willow

Road, Northbrook, (847)



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From creating video

games and 3D models, to

building and navigating

robots around a futuristic

lab, Codeverse summer

camp located in Wilmette

is an out-of-this-world

experience for kids ages


This summer, launch

your kids into a universe

of fun and learning at

Codeverse’s week-long

day camps.

Spend a week exploring

their interactive studio,

creating multi-level video

games, building real robots,

designing 3D printed

projects, learning to code

and more. The Codeverse

summer camp program is

designed for first through

eighth graders and is

packed with hands-on

STEM activities and challenges

for beginner and

Codeverse piques curiosity in campers

pro coders alike.

An interactive camp


The Codeverse studio is

a futuristic, digital wonderland.

Every aspect —

from the furniture to the

hardware — is designed

to encourage play, inspire

creativity, pique curiosity

and promote collaboration.

Each day of camp is assigned

a theme (game development,

robotics, 3D

printing, circuitry, etc.)

and is comprised of exciting

and educational adventures,


• Program concert-hall

lights and speakers, robot

arms, and TVs using

real code. Bring the studio

to life.

• Build your own robot and

compete in high-speed

robot races on obstacle

courses designed by


• Create jaw-dropping 3D

printed designs with


• Design multi-level video

games. Play and share

with friends and family.

Throughout the week,

campers embark on explorations

(field trips) to nearby

businesses. Past explorations

include the Apple

store, Children’s Museum

and Whole Foods.

To cap it off, campers

show off their coding

creations to family and

friends during Demo Day,

a celebration that is held

every Friday afternoon

during camp.

Award-winning curriculum

At Codeverse, campers

build games and apps, as

well as program dozens

of gadgets featured within

the Codeverse studio, using

KidScript. KidScript

is a real programming

language that draws inspiration

from (and acts as a

gateway to) other languages,

including JavaScript,

Ruby, Python, C++, and

Visual Basic. It includes

all the key concepts of

programming and enables

untethered creativity for

each kid that attends camp.

Summer Camp Schedule

Weekly summer camps

run Monday through Friday

from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (with

late pick-up available).

Lunches, beverages, and afternoon

snacks are included

in the camp, with flexibility

in dietary restrictions.

The camp is located

at 517 Green Bay Road,

Wilmette. Call or Text for

more information at (844)


Early Bird Pricing

Right now, Codeverse

is offering $200 off 2020

Summer Camps until

3/31/20. To reserve your

child’s spot, visit codeverse.com/camps/

and use

code EARLYBIRD-200.

Submitted by Codeverse, 517

Green Bay Road, Wilmette,

(844) 644-2633.

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Make it your best summer yet

with the Glencoe Park District

At the Glencoe Park District,

our summer camp programs focus

on fun. Kids will have a blast as

they participate in a variety of activities,

including sports, arts and

crafts, cooking, swimming and

outdoor activities. With access to

the Glencoe Beach, Watts Center

and the Takiff Center, campers

can swim, play and explore the

world in a safe, nurturing environment.

Our flexible sessions and extended

day options are designed

for working families, with an emphasis

on friendship, field trips,

and special events. Choose two,

four, or eight weeks of summer

fun. Plus, most camps allow you

to extend your day, so you can

build a full day of fun from 7 a.m.

to 6:30 p.m.

In addition to traditional day

camps for toddlers through teens,

the Glencoe Park District offers

a variety of specialty camps.

Our popular sailing and aquatics

camps, located at Glencoe

Beach, give kids the opportunity

to explore Lake Michigan on kayaks,

sailboats, boogie boards and

stand-up paddle boards.

Explore Chicago with City

Slickers, our new camp that uses

public transportation to visit different

parts of the city each day.

Or, spend the summer learning

techniques and taking part in

challenges inspired by your favorite

TV shows with our Kids

Cooking Network Camp.

Want more active play? Try

our Extra Innings baseball camp,

fencing camp or Game On! Sports

for girls camp.

We’re also proud to introduce

camps focused on STEAM skills,

including game development and

Makerspace camps. From global

cooking to chess and fencing, our

summer camp schedule includes

a fun mix of specialty camps for

every interest and age group.

To learn more about Glencoe

Park District, visit glencoeparkdistrict.com/programs/camp.

Submitted by the Glencoe Park District,

999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe,

(847) 835-3030.



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Gow offers rich

opportunities for

dyslexic students

The Gow School is a college-prep

boarding school

for students, grades 6-12,

with dyslexia and similar

language-based learning

disabilities. Focusing on

small class sizes, 3 to 7 students

per class, and a low

four-to-one student to faculty

ratio, The Gow School

offers a multisensory approach

to teaching that enables

dyslexic students to

thrive. The Gow community

has a sense of belonging,

of equality, and of connection

born on common trials

and shared triumph.

Gow has a start fast, finish

strong mentality and

students typically start to

see progress soon after

they step foot in our classrooms.

Progress typically

comes quickly, soon after

they invest themselves

in the program. At the

school’s core is a structured

program designed to

help students navigate the

academic day and a daily

schedule designed to keep

students busy. Between

a packed class schedule,

after-school sports, study

hall and Saturday classes,

there is little unprogrammed


The School is settled on

a 120-acre campus which

gives our students plenty

of room to learn and play.

Boarding school life does

not always allow lots of

free time, but it has plenty

of room for fun. Students

are so involved – playing

sports, going on trips and

hanging out with each other

– that they get the most

out of the rich residential


In July, the School’s coed

summer program is five

weeks of learning and fun

for ages 8 to 16. The Gow

School summer program is

for students who have been

experiencing academic difficulties,

or have been diagnosed

with dyslexia or

specific learning disabilities.

The summer program

runs from the end of June

to early August with morning

academics, afternoon

fun and games and weekend

adventures. The Gow

School summer program

gives students academic

tools and self-confidence

they can take with them

wherever they go; to the

classroom and beyond.

By combining a structured

program and environment

with flexibility,

individualization and room

for fun, Gow provides a

rich school experience that

is precisely what dyslexic

students need to learn and

to enjoy learning.

Submitted by The Gow

School, 2491 Emery Road,

South Wales, New York, (716)


Reach new heights at

St. John’s Northwestern

this summer!




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Countryside Day School offers

‘awe-inspiring’ camp experience

Countryside Day

School, a renowned institution

in Northbrook for

more than 50 years, continues

to fill a niche in the

educational market by providing

students 16 months

through eighth grade with

an unique learning experience

that emphasizes not

only rigorous academic

studies but also the development

of critical character

skills essential for success

not just in school, but

more importantly in life.

Countryside is committed

to working in partnership

with parents to help young

people become more than

great students but also exceptional


Summer can be an excellent

time to find out

more about this world

class school. Camps are

offered for students 3–12

years old at two-week intervals

beginning June 15

and are taught by Countryside’s

highly experienced

and dedicated faculty.

Camps for children 3–6

years blend classroom experience

with themes like

the science of cooking,

study of safari animals, or

fundamental reading intensive

with outdoor play

and daily swimming in

their backyard pool.

For students 6–12 years

old, camp themes including

writing and performing

a children’s opera,

Master Chef Junior, coding

and gaming with Code

Ninjas in Glenview, and

Pinewood Derby — also

with outdoor play and

swimming. These programs

are all small group

experiences, not mixed in

with hundreds of campers.

Faculty at Countryside

understand education in a

broader and deeper context

than conventional schools.

They see school as an internship

to adulthood in

which students develop a

strong sense of agency and

empathy. Countryside students

feel a deep responsibility

to make a contribution.

This is accomplished

in classes that are “microsocieties”

designed to emulate

real life, with mixed

ages, the expectation to

take initiative, permission

to follow interests which

develops deep concentration

and an intrinsic love

of learning, and room to

learn that failing is necessary

in order to accomplish

great things.

This great work is

also accomplished with

uniquely strong one-to-one

student-teacher relationships

where teachers do

more than offer academic

content but also serve as

mentors to their students.

Teachers’ knowledge of

each individual student is

one of the most treasured

aspects of the Countryside

experience by both

students and parents alike.

It is also what makes the

role of teaching so inspiring

that Countryside Day

enjoys very little teacher


The final piece of the

Countryside success strategy

is a close working relationship

with parents in

which faculty share observations

of their students,

seek information from

parents about what they

see at home, and make

recommendations regarding

parenting based on the

expert, collective experience

of master teachers.

The CDS faculty is keenly

aware of the changes in

culture that are impacting

children and families and

how these changes are affecting

the development of

young people.

Countryside’s website,

countrysideday.org, is a

great place to start your

research, but families say,

without exception, that

it is a visit to the classrooms

themselves that reveal

the unparalleled and

awe-inspiring educational

experience. Parents are

encouraged to schedule a

personalized tour anytime.

Submitted by Countryside

Day School, 1985 Pfingsten

Road, Northbrook, (847)


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Soccer organization provides fun, competitive environment for youth

American Youth Soccer Organization

(AYSO) 425 was

founded when the recreational

soccer leagues from Glencoe,

Kenilworth, Northfield and

Winnetka combined their youth

soccer programs and joined


Today, more than 1,200 children

between the ages of 4-14

participate in the program.

AYSO 425 is one of the strongest

AYSO regions in the country.

AYSO is celebrating its 53rd

year as the largest youth soccer

organization in the USA. AYSO

was established in the Los Angeles

area in 1964 with nine

teams. It was the dream of a

group of devoted soccer enthusiasts

who started the organization

in a garage. Today, AYSO

has 50,000 teams and more than

500,000 players nation-wide. Its

goal is to provide world-class

youth soccer programs that enrich

children’s lives.

AYSO is supported by

125,000 volunteers. Parents

donate their time as coaches,

referees, team parents, administrators

and sponsors. Along with

being a volunteer-run organization,

AYSO is a partnership of

the area parks departments,

schools and the community.

As a youth sports organization,

AYSO recognizes the importance

of providing a safe

and healthy atmosphere for

children. Over the years, AYSO

has created many valuable programs

and concepts. Most notably,

AYSO revolutionized youth

sports with its Everyone Plays

and Balanced Teams philosophies.

In AYSO, each child who registers

is guaranteed to play at

least half of every game. AYSO

recognizes that games are more

fun when the teams are evenly

matched, so teams are balanced

teams based on each player’s

skill level and the overall ability

of the team.

AYSO 425 teams up with international

and American professional

soccer trainers to provide

top notch soccer instruction

for AYSO’s players and expand

the pro-grams that AYSO 425

offers. Throughout the year

AYSO 425 provides professional

trainers with fall and spring

training programs for all ages,

team coaching, coaches clinics

and after-school clinics.

AYSO’s camps for 2020 will

run between July 13-18 and

Aug. 17-21.

If you are interested in learning

more about AYSO 425 and

registering your child for soccer,

visit playsoccer.org.

Submitted by AYSO 425, P.O. Box

575, Winnetka.

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Good Times Summer Day Camp features numerous trips

Get Ready for

a Summer

of Discovery!

JUNE 15 – AUGUST 7, 2020



Our 40th summer is around

the corner.

Good Times Summer Day

Camp offers flexible programs

running from June 18 until Aug.

10. Camp options include daily,

weekly, or the entire summer.

You can pick the exact schedule

you need and we’ll supply

the good times.

Good Times Day Camp offers

many convenient drop off locations

including Glenview, Northbrook

and Deerfield. Keep your

camper safe and happy.

Flexible schedules with extended

hours. Enjoy the best

field trips, coolest pools and the

most exciting events.

Check out the 2020 Calendar

at GoodTimesCamp.com.

The jam-packed schedule includes:

Register at


Sixteen amazing field trips

•Enchanted Castle

•Odyssey Fun World

•Great America, Dave &


•Hollywood Park

•Action Territory

•Sky High

•Safari Land

•Santa’s Village

Baker Demonstration School

201 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette


Please see good times, 20

Harand Camp


of the


Theatre Arts

Singing, Dancing, Acting &All the Fun of Camp Life!



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YMCA summer camp

provides positive

experiences in a fun

and caring community

At the North Suburban

YMCA’s Summer Camp,

kids benefit by making

friends, building self-confidence

and making positive

memories that will

last a lifetime. The Y offers

specialized programs

for all kinds of interests

with age-appropriate options

for children as young

as two all the way through

kids in junior high.

Looking for a mix of

everything camp? The Y’s

traditional camps promote

Y values through active

games, craft projects, indoor

swimming, fun field

trips, weekly themes,

weekly all camp events

and camper’s choice activities.

With over 40 camp

programs to choose from,

one is sure to fit your family.

The 2020 Camp Guide

is available at NSYMCA.


New this year is Y Camp

Director, Ricky Gonzalez

who joins the Y after

working as a Camp Director

with the Evanston Recreation

Department for 14


“For my first summer

at NSYMCA, I am most

excited to get to know and

work with all the families

and campers in the community,”

Gonzalez said. “I

am also looking forward to

introducing everyone to a

wider variety of games and

activities, new specialty

camps, theme days and

events, as well as helping

to make our Y camps the

safest and most fun they

have ever been.”

What sets the Y camps

apart and truly makes them

special is that the YMCA

is a charitable non-profit

organization. While camp

is all about having fun,

the camp community also

embraces helping others.

Many of the campers are

involved in a wide variety

of weekly scheduled

service projects all over

the community that are

embraced with incredible

enthusiasm and kindness.

The Y is a community that

is inclusive, supportive,

and celebrates diversity.

NSYMCA camps offer

unparalleled flexibility and

value that appeals to parents.

Campers can sign up

for sessions by the week,

accommodating family

schedules and allowing

children to explore a variety

of programs. The Y offers

half-day and full-day

camps, three, four or fiveday

options, before- and

after-camp childcare and

transportation from Northbrook

summer schools for

afternoon camps. Children

with special needs are welcomed

in camp programs

with support and adaptations

provided by experienced

Y staff members.

All these options create a

customized experience to

fit any family’s situation.

New programs for 2020


• 10-week sports camp

• New specialty camps

• New swimming lessons


• Emergency texting

• Full-day Pathfinder

Camp option (4-5 yearolds)

• Lunch ordering program

from Marla’s Lunch

Registration for NSYM-

CA Summer Camp is open

now. The NSYMCA Camp

Guide and online registration

are available at


Submitted by the North Suburban

YMCA, 2705 Techny

Rd., Northbrook, (847) 272-


Get Ready for

a Summer

of Discovery!

JUNE 15 – AUGUST 7, 2020



Register at


• For Campers age 3-15

• Hands-on, inquiry based

classes led by our caring,

experienced staff

• Before and After Camp Care

• Located close to Lake

Michigan for weekly trips

to the beach

Baker Demonstration School • 201 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette


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Family owned &

operated for 30 years


Premier Sports Camp On The North Shore

JUNE 15th - AUGUST 17th


(Ages 3-13)

Door to Door Transportation Available

Christian Heritage Academy

847-229-9555 • 315 Waukegan Rd., Northfield

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and Confidence

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Outrageous Fun

•Boys &Girls, ages 7-16

•Traditional &Specialty

activities, PLUS HORSES,

Teen Programs, Adventure Trips

•Sessions from 4days

to 1ormore weeks!

Nature Nuts Wanted

- Come Play Outside

- Frog Hunts

- Camp Zoo

- 22 Water & Land Activities

www.SwiftNatureCamp.com Boys & Girls 6-17

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Exceptional Swim Program Fun-Filled & Unique Activities Exciting Theme Days & Events

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Registration Now Underway for 2020!

June 15 - August 7 - 4, 6, or 8 Week Options

Instructional Swim Twice Daily, Sports, Performing Arts,

Archery, Nature, Tennis, Specials Week, Athletic Clinics

and Optional Golf & Horseback Riding

For Campers 4-13 Door to Door Transportation

Before and After Camp Care Available

Contact us for more information, to schedule a tour, or to register. www.TamarakDayCamp.com

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Glenview Park District

offers variety of fun

camp experiences

Make new friendships, lifetime memories,

find a new sport or take in all the wonders

of nature this summer at Glenview

Park District camps. Journey through our

camp brochure which offers something

for every child age 3-17 with the perfect

combination of fun, friendship, adventure

and safety.

Even children as young as two will benefit

from socializing prior to preschool in

a setting with mom or dad in You Are My

Sunshine (YAMS) day camp. Slightly

older kids will enjoy scavenger hunts and

other games on special theme days like

Olympics Day, Water Day, Carnival Day

and more. Our eight week camps offer the

best that summer offers like swimming,

sports, arts and crafts, theatre, dance,

Minecraft, claymation, outdoor games

and farming.

Glenview Park District staff provide

an environment that encourages kids to

step out of their comfort zone and build

self-esteem. After the eight-week session

ends on July 31, the fun keeps going for

one more week with Summer Extension

Camp. Seven to 12-year-olds had this option

last year, but this year, we are opening

it up to younger residents. It’s now

available for children ages 5-12 with optional

before and after care.

Another new camp this year is Camp

Glenview at Crowley Park for ages 11-14.

It includes several field trips each week

throughout the summer. Although the duration

of camp is eight weeks, participants

can sign up week to week. So, you pick

the weeks you want to attend.

We are entering our third year of Summer

Enrichment Programs in partnership

with Glenview School District 34. These

talented teachers are excited as ever to offer

classes at Attea Middle School including

Math Madness, Hooked on Crochet,

Tabletop Board Gaming, Safety City, Chess

Clinic and Higher Level Basketball Skills.

Speaking of sports, check out these

camps: Junior Titan Boys Lacrosse Clinic,

Extra Innings Summer Baseball, Football

Clinic, Mindset Girls Volleyball, Higher

Level Basketball Skills & Training, Superstar

Tumbling, Starlight Cheer, Premier

Poms Dance, Summer Swing Golf,

Tennis and Competitive Tennis Training,

Junior Paddle and Sports for a Lifetime.

The Glenview Park District offers flexibility.

Sign up for full or half day camps

ranging from two to five days a week. We

also have an “in-between” option for parents

who say, “My child isn’t quite ready

for full day, but could handle more than a

half-day camp.” The Young Adventurers

Camp for 5-6 year olds runs from 9 a.m.-

2 p.m. They experience field trips once a

week and will not visit the outdoor pools.

We want to remind parents that early

bird registration is the best way to go. Not

only are the fees reduced, but families can

also register with a deposit and pay in a

series of installments. Those who register

after March 15 must pay the regular fee

and pay in full at time of registration.

So, put down the technology and experience

summer camp at the Glenview

Park District. Sign up today and save.

Submitted by the Glenview Park District,

2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, (847) 724-



June 8th - August 14th 2020




Tennis Camp

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Reach new heights at

St. John’s Northwestern

this summer!






Ages 7-17 · Near Carbondale, IL · campbenfrankel.org

Camp Cedar Lodge

Who are we?

Family owned and operated since 1964

1-8 weeks, 60 campers


Diverse general camp programs

Coed, ages 8-16

Mini Me Camp forages 5-7

150 acres w/private lake

Year around programs

Strong Hunt Seat riding program for

all levels

www.cedarlodge.com | campcedarlodge@gmail.com

(269)674-8071 | POBox 218 Lawrence,MI49064



Inspiring girls 4-14 of all skill levels





After-Camp Care Available

Transportation option at select camps



Camp Agawak For Girls

Minocqua, WI

www.agawak.com 715-356-5383

Est. 1921

4 day/4 night Rookie Camp

2 Week Session

3.5 Week Session

7 Week Session

Family Camp

Over 45 exciting activities

Fun & caring staff

Outstanding facilities

Warm family atmosphere

Broadway Kids Camp

& Make Your Own Music Video Camp!

Full and half day camp for incoming

Pre-K to 8th Graders

All camps take place at

St. David’s Church in Glenview

Join Sing with Emily this summer to get

creative! From singing and dancing, to

creating costumes and storyboarding,

there is something for everyone at camp!

To sign up and for more info, visit www.SingWithEmily.com




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Kids become explorers and creators at Noggin Builders camps

How do you build a dunk tank?

What can cooking teach us about

chemistry? What kinds of challenges

would you create if you

made an escape room? These

are just a few of the questions

kids explore in Noggin Builders

camps, where they dive into

different STEM-related themes

each week and follow their curiosity

along new pathways.

At Noggin Builders, we have a

blast creating and experimenting

in classes all year round—but

summer is the time to really dig

in and have fun. Kids collaborate

with each other on projects, and

new friendships are forged while

they’re inventing and learning.

There’s no better way to sharpen

problem-solving and creative

thinking skills while school’s


Whether your kids are in preschool,

elementary school, or

middle school, Noggin Builders

has a place for them to explore

and grow this summer.


Curious kids ages 3 to 5 years

find learning opportunities everywhere

with fun, hands-on

STEM activities. Young campers

will explore how science intersects

with other subjects, from

Da Vinci’s art to Dr. Seuss to dinosaurs.

Pre-K camps run by the

week from May 26 to Aug. 28,

with 3, 4, or 5-day per week options

available (9 a.m.-12 p.m.).

Entering grades K-2

Campers explore many different

areas of STEM with weekly

themes including Engineering

through Time, Jungle Trek, Go

Green Science, Junior Gadget

Design, LEGO Adventures

and more. Camps run Monday

through Friday, by the week,

from June 8 to Aug. 14. Half-day

(9 a.m.-12 p.m.) and full-day (9

a.m.-4 p.m.) options are available.

Entering grades 3-5

Campers enhance their STEM

skills and creative problem solving

as they use their innovation

in Crazy Contraptions, Cool

Chemistry, DIY Circuits, Escape

Room Engineers, Science in the

Kitchen and Camp Invention.

Camps run Monday through Friday,

by the week, from June 8 to

Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Entering grades 6-8

Turn middle-schoolers’ ingenuity

into action at Maker Camp,

where kids use tools, circuits and

other equipment to design and

build their own creations. Maker

Camps run in 2-week, Monday

through Friday sessions that start

June 8, July 6 and Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-

4 p.m.

All K-8 camps provide an

extended-hours option before (8

a.m.-9 a.m.) and/or after (4 p.m.-

6 p.m.) camp.

To sign your child up for mindbuilding

summer adventures, go

to nogginbuilders.com/summer-

22cen, find the best themes and

dates for your child, and click


Submitted by Noggin Builders, 3000

Dundee Road, Northbrook, (847)


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June 8 - August 16

1-2 week sessions

Our 2 camps on 280+ acres and 4 lakes offer

zip lining, high ropes course, canoeing &

kayaking, basketball, GA GA, softball, archery,

hiking, flag football, team building, disc golf,

arts & crafts, camp fires and more!

Wonderful counselors, excellent communication

and customer service.




Family owned and operated since 1984.

www.campdiscovery.com • 847-367-2267

• Located in the Lincolnshire/Vernon Hills Area

• Programming for Campers Ages 4-14

• Adventure, Creative and Performing Arts,

Swimming (twice daily), Team and Individual Sports,

Special Events, and so much more!

• Flexible Schedule—Choose 2-8 Weeks

• Bus Service, Extended Day, Pre & Post Camp Available

• Catered Lunch Option

• Sibling Discounts

Extended School

Year Program

June 12 - July 24

Highly individualized &multi-sensory

instruction with continued support

toward IEP goals

Comprehensive clinical services

Afternoon enrichment courses

For more information, please

contact Regina Aniolowski at


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Manitowish Waters, WI

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Experience •Variety •Flexibility

North Suburban YMCA

2705 Techny Rd.Northbrook, IL

847-272-7250 •nsymca.org

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It’s time to rock with Glenbrook’s School of Rock

Get in ahead of the rush to

secure your spot at School of

Rock — Glenbrook, opening

spring 2020. School of

Rock is the world’s leading

performance-based music

school, dedicated to helping

students of all ages and levels

reach their potential both

on and off stage.

We teach drums, guitar,

bass, keyboards, voice and

develop songwriters. Our

students attend both private

lessons and group rehearsals.

The team dynamic creates

a supportive, inclusive

and motivating environment

where kids feel inspired

to excel. We have

programs for ages 4 to 99

that will challenge and inspire

every step of the way!

As we like to say, we put on

shows to teach music. We

do not teach music to put on


School of Rock — Glenbrook

is brought to you by

the team that owns and operates

the company’s highest-performing

school in

Oak Park.

Summer Camp is a great

introduction to the School

of Rock method and community.

Our camps are

highly immersive and insanely

fun. We offer our full

slate of regular programming

and special workshops

all year long, but

summer also means camp

time. Here is what is on the

slate at School of Rock —

Glenbrook for 2020:

Rock ‘N’ Roll Boot Camp

(June 15-June 19, July 27-

July 31)

Come in with a choice

of instrument and we will

get you started learning the

basics and actually playing

songs with others right

away. No experience necessary

— all it takes is the

desire to rock. Rock ‘n’ Roll

make-overs and a photoshoot

are included. Open to

voice, keys, guitar, bass and

drums. This session culminates

in a gig at our in-house


Beginner, all instruments,

ages 8 to 13, full day: 9

a.m.-3 p.m.

Rock Rookies Boot Camp

(July 6-July 10)

Rookies is an early music

learner’s program where

students will learn songs by

bands like Queen and Imagine

Dragons to gain fundamental

instrument learning

on appropriately-sized

gear, and learn the basics of

ear training, rhythm, pitch,

song structure, teamwork

and close listening. We use

a house backline of guitars,

bass, drums, keyboards, and

mics so instrument ownership

is not necessary. This

session culminates in a

showcase for families.

Beginner, all instruments,

ages 6 and 7, half day: 9

a.m.-12 p.m.

With the Beatles! Camp

(7/13 - 7/17)

Do you love everything

about John, Paul, George,

and Ringo? So do we. Our

song selection will be customized

to the playing level

of the students and will be

drawn from all of the Beatles’

albums. Ear Training

will be covered and learning

how to build a chord

with voices. We will provide

a great introduction to

the melodies, structure, and

musicianship that made up

this very special band. This

session culminates in a gig

at our in-house venue.

Advanced beginner and

up (please ask), ages 10 and

up, full day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Green Day (8/10 - 8/14)

In honor of this long-time

band that has carried the

punk torch for new generations,

we have designed

a camp that will not only

satisfy your urge to play

hard, fast, melodic poppunk

songs but also to unpack

the band’s approach

to songwriting. Understand

what inspires them, drives

their music and keeps their

songs fresh and relevant.

This session culminates in a

performance at our in-house


Advanced beginner and

up (please ask), ages 10 and

up, full day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

School of Rock On Tour and

In Studio!

At School of Rock, we

are proud to say, you can

get there from here. Our

students have played Lollapalooza,

Riot Fest, Milwaukee

Summerfest, The

Conan O’Brien Show, Mo-

Pop, Gathering of the Vibes,

Red Rocks, Times Square,

The Chicago Auto Show,

The Progressive Motorcy-

Please see rock, 21

Jump to a summer of fun at the Northbrook Park District

Make lasting memories, meet

new friends and embark on amazing

adventures at Northbrook Park

District Summer Camps.

With a wide variety of camps

available for preschoolers to teens,

there’s something for everyone.

Our experienced staff engage

campers with a variety of opportunities

promoting teamwork,

friendship and fun. Campers develop

self-confidence through individual

success and team activities.

Discovery your adventure at the

Northbrook Park District Summer

Camp open house Monday, Feb.

24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Leisure

Center, 3323 Walters Ave.

Receive a 10 percent early registration

discount, available on

most camps, through March 16.

To accommodate busy families,

flexible registration is available

for most camps — choose the

weeks you want to attend including

pre- and post-season camps.

The district also offers morning

and afternoon Extended Care and

a lunch program through Kiddos


“Our camps are unparalleled in

the community in terms of choice,

staff to camper ratio, learning opportunities

and new experiences,”

said Katie Kotloski, Recreation

Division Manager. “Summer

camps connect kids with nature,

the community and each other

while building important social

skills and encouraging physical


Preschoolers can join in on the

fun with You Are My Sunshine

(ages 2 to 3), Camp Sunshine

(ages 3 to 5) and Dancing Adventures

(ages 3 to 5).

Pursue ice-dancing dreams in

skate and dance camp (ages 5 to

12) offering skating instruction,

practice time and off-ice classes.

Campers will also participate in

arts and crafts, cookouts, field trips

and swimming.

For younger sports enthusiasts,

Little Champions (ages 5 to 7)

teaches children a different sport

each week. Youth also play a wide

selection of sports in Sports Mania

Camp (ages 8 to 10) and Athletic

Adventures (ages 11 to 13).

Step into the spotlight with the

Limelighters Workshop (ages 5 to

7) introduces children to theatre

with a wide range of recreational

activities. Participants become

fully immersed in theater education,

from working on set design

and costumes to taking part in a

live performance. Theatre Arts

Workshop, another popular theater

camp (ages 8 to 13), features a

Musical Track option with a musical

production at the end of each

session or an Elective Track that

provides opportunities to explore

dance, improv, technical theater,

stage combat and other performing

arts techniques through specialized


Do you have a budding artist

in the house? Artistic Adventures

(ages 8 to 13) encourages a love

of art and supports creativity. Children

use a variety of materials and

learn from experienced artists to

create masterpieces.

Take part in themed challenges,

relay races and logic puzzles in

Survival Camp (ages 8 to 10) and

enjoy field trips, sports and team

building in Camp Trailblazers

(ages 11 to 13).

Try out our specialized weekly

camps for hockey, golf and skateboarding.

We also have a Junior

Counselor Apprentice Program

(ages 14 to 15) that helps teens develop

leadership skills and future

job skills.

For a full list of camps, visit nbparks.org.

Submitted by the Northbrook Park

District, 542 Academy Drive,

Northbrook, (847) 291-2960.

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good times

From Page 12

•Lake County Fair

Twenty-four swimming trips

•Flick Pool

•Roosevelt Pool

•Bare Foot Bay

•Rainbow Falls

•Vernon Hills Aquatic Center

•Wheeling Aquatic Center

Eight themed costume and cookout days

with kid friendly food provided by Portillo’s,

Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild Wings. Special

events include teddy stuffers, s’mores

and a professional jugglers.

Sports? We have all sorts of sports.

It’s your camper’s choice, all geared for

fun. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer,

volleyball, badminton, tetherball, dodgeball,

floor hockey, ping pong, air hockey,

foosball and dome hockey.

For more information, or to view all options

for camps, visit GoodTimesCamp.


Submitted by Good Times Summer Day

Camp, 300 Waukegan Road, Glenview, (847)


A Summer of Camping Fun and Friendship!


atmosphere in Wisconsin’s Northwoods with campers from

around the country. Individual choice of extensive water

activities including waterskiing, land sports, & activities.

We also offer spectacular camping trips for all ages and

experience levels. Our campers have the option to go

canoeing, backpacking or rock climbing in gorgeous, remote

locations all over Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota & Canada.

Bring Your Sense of Adventure!

Sam Kahn, Owner/Director - Camp Timberlane

sam@camptimberlane.com • 520-477-7531 • www.camptimberlane.com








OR 312-520-2323

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Banner Day Camp ‘has it all’ in the North Shore

Banner Day Camp is

proud to offer the North

Shore’s premier day camp

experience and is so excited

to celebrate its 56th

summer in 2020. When

camp was opened in 1964,

Banner’s desire was to

build a community centered

on compassion, kindness

and joy. This remains

our desire. Over the years

Banner has become home

to so many campers; a

place where they are nurtured,

accepted and a part

of an amazing camp community.

The growth our campers

make socially and emotionally

is life changing.

There is nothing more important

during their formative

years of life than to

give them a place where

they develop deep and

genuine self-confidence

by learning and mastering

new skills, become

increasingly independent,

increase resiliency, practice

empathy and grow in

social skills like friendship,

sportsmanship and

teamwork – all while having


The facilities and activities

at Banner are second

to none. The wide variety

of activities at camp provide

unique opportunities

for campers to experience

new things. From adventure

activities like the high

ropes course, bungee trampoline

and bumper boats

to swimming in our pool

complex or at our lake,

Banner has it all.

Our team is dedicated to

creating a fun, growthful

summer and an experience

that will be cherished for

a lifetime. Our leadership

Five cool ideas for summer self-improvement

Any time of year makes

a fine time to learn a new

skill, take up an old hobby

or set a goal. Here are five

cool ideas to try:

• Start coding: Whether

you want to switch careers

and become a software

or web developer

or simply take up a new

hobby, learning to code

can open up a world

of possibilities, while

keeping your mind active

and vital. And these

days, free online tutorials

available in dozens

of programming languages,

can help you get

started without any tools

required but time and


• Learn to play piano:

Learning a musical instrument

can improve

focus, enhance memory

and reduce stress. For

a fast-track to playing

songs skillfully, check

out the Casio CT-X700,

which features a Step-

Up Lesson system to

easily learn songs from

the keyboard’s builtin

library. The display

shows proper fingering

and notation, and a sixtrack

recorder allows

you to quickly capture

your inspiration.

• Set a reading goal: You

don’t have to be a student

to complete a reading

challenge. Whether

it’s to read 5 non-fiction

books over the course of

a month or get through

that classic tome that’s

been sitting on your

bookshelf for years, give

yourself a reading goal

to achieve.

• Get outdoors: Spending

time exercising in nature

has powerful physical

and mental health

benefits. Give yourself

the motivation needed

to get outdoors with a

wearable device, such as

the WSD F30 Pro Trek

Smart Outdoor Watch,

which includes a builtin

compass, altimeter

and barometer, as well

as a slew of fitness and

nature apps designed to

promote wellness and

help you better appreciate

your surroundings.

• Start saving: If you don’t

have a savings account,

think about opening

one. Make it painless

by having the fund draw

automated monthly payments

from your checking

account. Then sit

back and watch your

savings grow.

Looking for some motivation

for change and

growth? Self-improvement

comes in all shapes

and sizes. Consider devoting

some time to something


team – made up of teachers,

school administrators

and camp professionals

– provide unsurpassed supervision

while developing

partnership with the

parents and the providing

the very best care of the

campers. Banner’s amazing

camp staff undergo extensive

training allowing

them to lead groups and

specialty areas with enthusiasm

and skill.

We encourage you to

visit camp and see for

yourself! Banner’s office

is open weekdays all year

long. Call us at (847) 295-

4900 to schedule a personal

tour to see the facility

and meet our team.

Submitted by Banner Day

Camp, 1225 Riverwoods

Road, Lake Forest, (847)



From Page 19

cle Show, Wrigley Field and

have shared the stage with

luminaries of the music

world. We have recorded in

legendary studios, including

Sunset Sound in Los Angeles.

Each School of Rock

location’s staff is made up

entirely of trained and actively

gigging professional

musicians, who are background-checked

and safetycertified.

We are excited to

be bringing this high-level

learning experience to the

Northbrook/Glenview area.

For more information

about us, please visit glenbrook.schoolofrock.com,

email glenbrook@schoolofrock.com,

or call (224)

904-ROCK (7625).

Submitted by School of Rock

Glenbrook, 3139 Dundee

Road, Northbrook, (224)


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How your family can protect

songbirds around your house and garden

Songbirds are not only

beautiful, they are a vital

component of the ecosystems

they inhabit. If you

have a garden, you may

have observed this in action.

Unfortunately, millions

of wild birds are killed annually

colliding with windows

in the U.S. alone.

But your family can take

action to prevent it from

happening on your own

property. Here’s how:

• Make windows visible

to birds: Special decals

that reflect ultraviolet

sunlight to your home’s

windows, particularly

those windows that are

highly reflective of open

sky, have been proven to

substantially reduce the

likelihood of bird strikes.

Those from WindowAlert

feature patterns that give

the appearance of slightly

frosted translucent glass,

but glow like a stoplight

for birds, and the brand

also makes a high-tech

liquid called WindowAlert

UV Liquid, which can be

applied between decals for

greater protection. More

information can be found

at windowalert.com.

• Be mindful of birdfeeder

placement: Birdfeeders

are a lovely way

to attract beautiful birds

to your yard, while giving

them a place to rest and

refuel. Remember though,

bird strikes tend to occur

near bird feeders, as feeding

birds are easily frightened

and are apt to take

wild, evasive flight. To

avoid this from happening,

be sure to use window decals,

as well as to position

feeders closer than three

feet or farther than 30 feet

from windows. Surprisingly,

the safest placement

is attached to the window

itself. Assess the birdfeeders

in your yard and make

changes as needed.

• Consider other hazards:

Other ways you can

protect birds on your property

include gardening organically,

keeping pet cats

indoors or in an enclosure

and growing native plant

and flower species suited

to pollinating birds.

“With a few small home

updates this season, your

family can save the lives

of wild birds and be better

stewards of the environment,”

said Spencer

Schock, founder of WindowAlert.

Fun ways to develop your children’s interests

The games children play

can inform the way they

see the world. Here are

some fun ways to make

playtime an opportunity

to help young kids explore

new ideas and develop

their interests:

• Art: Dedicate a little

corner of a room to kidfriendly

arts and crafts

projects. Stock the space

with finger paints, watercolors,

play-dough, crayons

and construction paper

to encourage kids to refine

their skills and gain a

deeper appreciation for art.

Have kids draw and paint

from their imagination or

take them on trips to a local

park to capture what

they see.

• Food: Inspire kids’ interest

in the culinary world

with fun toys that let them

be the chef. With the Leap-

Frog Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ

Grill, for example, little

grill masters can pretend

to grill by placing eight

different play food items

on an interactive skewer.

Utensil hooks keep the

tongs and spatula at the

ready to serve steak, fish,

green peppers and more.

The smart grill recognizes

the food’s name and color

and knows if the heat is

too high. Kids can twist

the skewer to count along

with the grill, then turn

the temperature dial from

1 to 10. With sizzling and

cooking sounds, as well as

safety messages, grilling

suggestions, melodies and

phrases, this interactive

grill is a fun way to get

kids interested in cooking

and food.

• Sports: You don’t have

to enroll kids in a formal,

competitive team to spark

an interest in sports. Instead,

get the ball rolling

by going outside to catch,

kick and dribble. Having

an opportunity to practice

sports in a fun, pressurefree

environment will help

kids develop athletic skills

on their own time, while

building their confidence

and opening the door for

a deeper interest in the future.

• Music: It’s never too

early to develop a sense

of rhythm and gain knowledge

of musical genres and

instruments. New toys like

the Learn & Groove Dancing

Panda will inspire kids

to get up and move. The

panda shakes, dances and

spins around to the music

and his guitar lights up

with shapes, letters and

numbers. Kids can play

Freeze Dance and other

games, press the musical

instrument buttons on the

panda’s light-up shoes to

hear a saxophone, trumpet,

drum and guitar, or press

the whammy-bar music

button to select from dozens

of different tunes. The

same line of toys also features

the Learn & Groove

Shakin’ Colors Maracas.

One maraca includes colorful

shaker beads and the

other features a light-up

dome that changes colors

and plays maraca sound

effects. Little ones can

add rattling sounds to the

songs that play, count from

1-10 with every shake,

and press the six light-up

buttons to hear color and

instrument names. Switching

between English and

Spanish mode lets kids explore

all of the content in

both languages.

Young children are absorbing

everything they

see and hear, so be sure to

introduce them to a range

of hobbies through games,

toys and activities.

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After care

hours available

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Both camps

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