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Join the fun at Good

Times Summer Day Camp

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


You can pick the exact

schedule you need and

we’ll supply the good


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


Check out the 2020 Calendar

at GoodTimesCamp.


The jammed packed

schedule includes:

Sixteen amazing field trips

•Enchanted Castle

•Odyssey Fun World

•Great America, Dave &


•Hollywood Park

•Action Territory

•Sky High

•Safari Land

•Santa’s Village

•Lake County Fair


swimming trips

•Flick Pool

•Roosevelt Pool

•Bare Foot Bay

•Rainbow Falls

•Vernon Hills Aquatic


•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 GoodTimes-


Submitted by Good Times

Summer Day Camp, 300

Waukegan Road, Glenview,

(847) 729-4884.

Digital Adventures educates campers through technology

In today’s day and age, it’s

tough being a parent. Can you

imagine how much harder it is to

be your kid?

There are so many unknowns

and we are trying to do our best

to prepare our children for the

future. In just five years, more

than one-third of the skills we

believe are essential for today’s

workforce will have changed.

The future workplace is going

to demand new ways of thinking

and the ability to learn, unlearn,

and relearn new skills. So how

do we help our kids stay ahead

of the curve? How do we nurture

their gifts and encourage

them to pursue their interests, in

a healthy, joyful, and meaningful

way? And most importantly how

do we do this without creating

anxiety or burning them out?

At Digital Adventures, we believe

that it is critical for educators

to partner with parents and

develop programs that draw from

our children’s interests, curiosities,

thirst of knowledge. And

what is everyone drawn to nowadays?

Technology. But aren’t

screens bad? This might just be

my opinion, but as a mother of a

6-year-old who loves to play Roblox,

don’t most of us this that

it is our job to say no to screen

time? Guess what? We’ve been

misinformed. The American

Academy of Pediatrics revised

their guidelines around chil-

Please see digital, 4



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Looking for Chinese Language Immersion Program? Look no further

Creating Chinese




Chicago North Shore

Chinese Center was founded

in 2017. We are located

in Wilmette. From our

Chinese immersion summer

camp to our Chinese

immersion after-school

program, we have just the

language immersion program

to fit your needs. Our

past summer camp programs

are really a big success.

Parents came to us by

word of mouth.

The center aims to create

lifelong language learners

through encouraging the

development of exceptional

Chinese language

skills early in life. To this

end, the center offers a rigorous

10- week language

immersion experience for

students between ages of

3.5 and 16 years old.

Speaking in Chinese

while engaging in meaningful

cultural exploration

projects, students

make unrivaled strides in

language acquisition in

only 10 weeks. Through

the learning experience,

students become linguistically

proficient and culturally

versed, gaining the

language skills and global

awareness to succeed in

school and beyond. We

will group children based

on their language level and

give them different assignments.

The key difference between

our organization

and others is that we advocate

the full language

immersion concept. Our

teachers are experienced

and authentic Chinese

native speakers. We create

an authentic Chinese

speaking classroom. We

also request our students

to communicate with our

teachers and between them

in Chinese. Our immersion

program focuses on

improving learners’ writing

skills, reading skills,

conversation skills and

listening skills of Chinese,

expanding their Chinese

vocabularies, and providing

them in-depth exposure

of Chinese culture.

Our Chinese language

immersion camp is a

place for both fun and

knowledge where we advocate

learning through

play and by doing. We

have five themes: Exploring

Nature, Rising Stars,

Time to Shine, Chinese

Brush Painting and Little

Chef. Each theme runs

two weeks. In the past

two years’ summer camp,

students learned and improved

their Chinese

through singing, dancing,

performing, writing, reading,

cooking and brush

painting. Students choose

their favorite weeks to

sign up. One-week sign up

is permitted.

Our immersion summer

camp possesses the

following characteristics:

• Camps run June 15 -

Aug. 21, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00


• Extension camp: Aug.

24 and Aug. 25

• Before and aftercare


• No minimum week

sign-up requirement,

can sign up for one day

or one week

• Lunch is included in the

summer camp tuition

($325 per week)

• A $25 discount per week

is available for a sign-up

before Mar. 15

• Your cost with us is tax


• A 1:6 teacher-to-child

ratio or less, with the

most experienced Chinese

teachers imaginable

• We accept children between

3.5 and 16 years


• Students will be grouped

based on their proficiency

levels and given different


For more information,

contact us at info@chicagochinesecenter.com,


visit us at https://www.chicagochinesecenter.com.

Submitted by Chicago North

Shore Chinese Center, 3220

Big Tree Lane, Wilmette,

(847) 380-0018



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dren and media a few years back, and in

a nutshell, the latest research shows that

spending media time together with kids is

good for them. That includes gaming, robotics,

and believe it or not, watching TV

(I still struggle to wrap my head around

TV being good for my kid).

In January, I joined the brilliant team

at Digital Adventures because they’ve

managed to create an incredible coding,

robotics, and game design program that

accomplishes this and more. And as a parent

that doesn’t know enough about how

to support my child’s interest in Roblox,

robotics, coding, and gaming, I’m grateful

to have them as a partner. Our educators

have figured out how to harness the

power of emerging technology to help

parents and kids of all ages to have fun

while developing the social-emotional

intelligence, a problem-solving skill set,

and an entrepreneurial mindset to live a

healthy, happy, and successful life.

So what are you waiting for? I hope to

see you in class soon.

To learn more about Digital Adventures,

visit our website, follow us on

Facebook, or sign up for a free trial class.

Submitted by Digital Adventures, 406 Linden

Ave., Wilmette, (844) 543-2633

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Learn to code this summer at Codeverse Summer Camps

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

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 highspeed

robot races on obstacle

courses designed

by campers.

• Create jaw-dropping

3D printed designs with


• Design multi-level

video games. Play and

share with friends and


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.

A sensational

Summer Awaits!

June i5th to August 7th

Summer Day Camp

For kids ages 4 i /2–i4

• Field Trips • Special Events

• Swimming • Sports & Activities

The most fun,

non-stop schedule around!



Glenview, Deerfield,

and Northbrook


Field Trips



www.GoodTimesCamp.com • 847.729.4884

Check out good times’

Awesome Flexibility Plans.

I can sign up my camper

for any days I want!

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Glenview Park District offers variety of 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 selfesteem.

After the eightweek

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


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-


Northern Minnesota Summer Camp -2and 4Week Sessions areAvailable






for boys



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Banner Day Camp offers campers unique opportunities

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

Team – made up of teachers,

school administrators

and camp professionals

– provide unsurpassed

supervision while developing

partnership with

the parents and 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)


Chinese Full-immersion Summer Camp

•Camps run 6/15-8/21, 9:00-3:00

•Before and after care available

•No minimum week sign up requirement

•We accept children between 3.5 and 16 years old

•Lunch is included in the summer camp tuition

(325-dollar per week)

•A 25-dollar discount per week for a signup

before March 15

•A 1:6 teacher-to-child ratio or less

3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL 60091




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Missouri Military Academy offers boys ability to compete and thrive

Since 1889, thousands

of parents have looked to

Missouri Military Academy

(MMA) to give their

boys the structure, responsibility

and love they

need to grow, compete and

thrive — and ultimately

become young men who

are in full command of

their lives.

Students come from

across the United States

and around the world to attend


Focused on the education

of boys in grades 7

through 12 and post-grad

year, the

Academy is a collegepreparatory


school with a military

tradition. MMA’s comprehensive

360° Education

empowers boys and young

men to unlock their full

potential. Through MMA,

families give their boys

gifts of courage, strength,

heart and pride — an edge

to triumph in college and

in life. “We have known

what potential he has and

he is now seeing for himself,”

say MMA parents

Bob and Jennifer Wever.

“MMA has been the best

decision we have ever

made for our son.”

MMA understands and

embraces how boys learn

and what inspires and

challenges them. Through

MMA’s tight-knit environment,

supported by peers,

teachers, and mentors,

boys learn personal accountability,


and self-discipline.

“MMA has given my son

the ability to think about

his choices and to take

responsibility for them.

He has learned that he is

in charge of his freedom,

privileges, and future,”

says MMA mom Dr. Victoria

Thompson. “He said

to me, ‘I know I don’t tell

you enough, but I am very

grateful for the opportunity

you have given me to be

able to go to MMA.’”

Known for their sense

of character and strong

leadership traits, MMA

graduates consistently

achieve 100 percent college

acceptance and earn

an impressive number of

scholarships. Recent graduates

have been accepted

to Loyola Marymount

University, Case Western


Savannah College of Art

and Design, the Citadel,

the U.S. Merchant Marine

Academy, University of

Washington, and more.

MMA’s unique Triumph

Program gives students

an early start on college.

Qualifying students can

finish high school with one

year of college -- or even

earn their associate degree.

Supported by MMA’s

structured environment,

students take classes with

William Woods University

faculty on MMA’s campus.

Parents and students

benefit from a map to college

graduation, starting as

early as middle school, to

help understand their college

investment and academic


Located in central Missouri,

approximately six

hours from Chicago, Missouri

Military Academy’s

248-acre campus provides

a safe, supportive, and scenic

setting for learning and

growth. Visit missourimilitaryacademy.org

for more


Submitted by the Missouri

Military Academy, 204 N

Grand St., Mexico, MO,

(573) 581-1776




Summer 2020 Offerings Include:

• Dangerous Camp for Boys (SOLD OUT)

• Basketball Shot Builder

• Rocketry

• Diplomacy

• Battles of the Civil War

• Robotics

REGISTER NOW: northridgeprep.org/summer

“The counselors are involved

and know what middle

school is like. They make it

fun so you're excited to go

each day. It's not just

learning -- it's doing real life

examples and activities.”






445 Pine Street, Deerfield, IL


email: info@haamail.net

website: hellenicamericanacademy.org

Join us

for endless

fun this


Summer Camp

June 8 - August 14

Ages 3-13 • Full Time and Part Time Options

Our summer camp

provides a unique dual

language program

infused with the timeless

classical ideals.

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How to Extend

Your Living Area to

Outdoor Spaces



StatePoint Media

When warmer weather arrives, it’s all

about spending time in your home’s outdoor

spaces. Here are a few new ideas for

transforming your porch, deck or yard

into an oasis of relaxation.

Spruce Up

Before getting down to brass tacks, it’s

time to give your outdoor spaces a onceover

and note what basic maintenance and

cleaning are needed; be sure to sweep up

porches and decks of debris, dust off and

move outdoor furniture out of storage and

prune trees and plants that need it. This

may be a good time to refinish or re-stain

an older deck in need of some tender loving

care. Want to add a splash of color to

the space? Give some time-worn wooden

furniture a new paint job in a bold hue.

Power Up

To match the true comfort of indoor

life to your home’s outdoor spaces, you’ll

need a safe, code-compliant and unobtrusive

way to power fans, lighting, entertainment,

electric appliances and more.

To add an outlet to raised outdoor

floors, porches and decks, consider installing

a Deck Outlet Cover from Hubbell

TayMac. Accommodating two power

cords, it lets you put the power where you

want it -- in a safe place where people are

less likely to trip over cords.

Weatherproof, UV resistant and durable

even in harsh environments, it also

features a low-profile design that meets

ADA standards, and an attractive slipresistant

texture available in gray, white

and bronze.


Given the broad scope of weatherproof

furnishings, cushions, pillows and even

rugs available on the market today, there

is absolutely no reason that your outdoor

spaces can’t offer the same level of comfort

and beauty as any den or living room,

especially now that you’ve supplied your

outdoor space with electrical power and

the flexibility to install such amenities as

an entertainment center, ceiling fans and

even chandeliers.

Just be sure everything you install is

weatherproofed and protected against the

elements, and that you select only outdoor-grade

products. However, you can

extend the life of certain items by taking

extra precautions during extreme weather

and the off-season.

By giving your home’s outdoor spaces

the same attention to detail as the indoors,

you can extend your living spaces and

even create new “rooms” in which to

dine, relax and entertain.



Our hands-on cooking camps let budding chefs ages 4to13

show their full potential and break into the culinary scene while

whipping up batches offun! Register bythe week or by the day.



2521 Waukegan Road 847-230-0330

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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 AYSO.

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 nationwide.

Its goal is to provide

world-class youth soccer

programs that enrich children’s


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

pro-grams 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 programs

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


Submitted by AYSO 425, P.O.

Box 565, Winnetka, (800)









The Ultimate Adventure technology day camp is beloved

by our community and is perfect for all ages and skill levels.

In one week, your child will apply their learning to construct

robots using Lego EV3, model and print structures in 3D,

build mobile applications and websites, create virtual reality

worlds, design video games, hack Minecraft and make






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What is “Social Fit” and why is it so important at camp?

When campers arrive for

their first day of camp, the

first piece of information

they usually receive is the

name of the cabin group to

which they have been assigned.

But how are these

cabin groupings arranged?

At many summer camps,

they are organized by arranging

campers into

groups based on age and

gender. This method of

grouping, where birthdays

represent the key piece of

information, is very similar

to class organization procedures

at schools. If one of

the main goals in sending

a child to camp is to make

friends, then organizing

cabins in this way does not

make sense.

There are so many variables

that contribute to

friendship-making, and

age tends to be fairly low

on the list. Much more important

are factors such as

interests, abilities, social

skills, and introversion

versus extroversion. Some

13-year-olds are very active,

competitive, and

athletic, while others are

more shy, cautious, or cerebral.

If we want to maximize

a camper’s chances

of making genuine friendships

at camp, we need to

give him a lot of opportunities

to spend time with

like-minded peers, which

means putting them in the

same cabin.

At Camp Kodiak, we

call this “social fit.” We

build our cabins according

to which campers we

think would get along,

have common interests,

have similar needs, and are

closely related in age.

We know that youngsters

with learning disabilities,


have higher incidences of

experiencing social difficulties

than their typically-developing

peers. Anecdotally,

we hear stories

from parents about difficulties

their children have

had in the past. Many of

them have been bullied or

excluded, made to feel peripheral

or unwelcome in

existing cliques. Since our

campers are at greater risk

of isolation and friendlessness,

trying an overnight

camp (or another camp

after a previous negative

experience) feels scary, so

it is paramount that we set

them up for social success.

Not all of our campers

have social skills difficulties;

some are kids or

adolescents just navigating

the regular social ups

and downs that come with

growing up. These campers,

too, benefit from social

fit because they need

peers who challenge them

and are good candidates

for true, reciprocal friendships.

Creating cabin

groupings that offer our

campers the best social fit

provides all of our campers

with many opportunities

each day to practise and

refine their social skills.

With the guidance and assistance

of Camp Kodiak’s

trained, professional staff,

our campers (and their

parents) notice significant

growth in their level of

confidence in social environments

and their ability

to relate to others.

How do we determine

the best social fit and

groupings for cabins? Find

out more at www.campkodiak.com.

Submitted by Camp Kodiak,

4069 Pheasant Run, Mississauga,

Ontario, Canada, L5L

2C2, (877) 569-7595.

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Wide range of programs help

children learn technology at iD Tech

iD Tech is the world

leader in summer STEM

education, with 450,000

alumni and over 20 years

of experience. Programs

for ages 7-19 are held at

150 prestigious campuses

in the United States, Europe,

and Asia, including

Northwestern University,

Loyola-University Chicago,

Lake Forest College,

New York Univeristy,

California Institute of

Technology and Imperial

College London.

Summer tuition includes:

• An elite campus experience

• We’re trusted and hosted

by 150 of the world’s

top universities.

• Tech rockstar instructors

• We recruit all-adult tech

experts (never Counselors-in-Training).

• iD Small Class Guarantee

• Kids and teens experience

personalized learning

with 10 students

max per instructor.

• Gamified learning for

long-term success

• Students can achieve

L10 status to stand out

to colleges and future


• In-demand curriculum

+ skill certification

• The hottest STEM


• 12 online iD Master

Classes ($300 value)

• Exclusive industry insights

from tech icons

all year long.

With our exclusive

lineup of courses in coding,

game dev, robotics,

and creative arts, students

hone an impressive skill

set, flex their creativity,

and experiment with the

newest and best tech tools.

Course paths include:

• Coding

Code a game or app,

experiment with AI, explore

data science, and

discover the secrets of

cyber security.

• Game Dev

Create worlds, mod

favorite titles, design

3-D levels, and learn the

cycle of game production.

• Robotics

Bring robots to life

with code, work with

sensors and microcontrollers,

and delve into

autonomous driving.

• Creative

Produce and stream

videos, edit photos, create

digital music, design

3D models, and kickstart

a portfolio.

While most programs

are weeklong (with optional

overnight stays at

many locations), teens can

enroll in two-week, precollegiate

Academies for

an extra immersive experience.

Programs include:

iD Tech Camps: Our

flagship camp offers

courses for every interest

in a well-balanced, fun environment.

Alexa Café: Our allgirls

program features a

unique mix of tech and

social impact in a stylish,

empowering setting.

iD Coding and AI Academy:

Teens get immersed

in a startup environment

in this intensive, pre-collegiate

dev shop experience.

iD Game Dev Academy:

Teens kick-start

dream careers with an

intensive, pre-collegiate

game industry experience.

AcademyNEXT: In this

machine learning and AI

bootcamp, our most experienced

students solve

real-world challenges and

network with top recruiters.

Online Private Lessons:

Kids and teens can prep

for a summer course, continue

learning afterwards,

or dive into a new topic


Join us and see firsthand

why over 450,000

camp alumni are raving

about our programs. Visit

iDTech.com for more

information, or call our

Camp Specialists at 1-

888-709-8324 for a personalized

course recommendation.

Submitted by iDTech, 910 E

Hamilton Ave., Campbell,

CA, (888) 709-8324

Phones down.

Tools out.

The summer

camp that unlocks

creativity and sparks

wonder is here

When we first began running

summer camps at

BitSpace, Chicagoland’s premier

youth-only makerspaces

located in

Wilmette and Lincoln

Square five years ago, our

goal was to inspire kids to be

producers, not just consumers

of technology. As parents

started coming back to us and

relaying stories of children

who were forgoing screen

time to continue building

rocket ships, robots, and forts

in their living rooms, and

we watched kids not want to

leave our camps at the end of

the day, we knew we were on

to something.

Then came the local area

schools who noted the depth

and breadth of technologies

in our makerspaces - and the

expertise of our world-class

guides - and wanted to bring

students in for field trips.

As the maker ed movement

began to take root in Chicago-area

schools, teachers

asked us to help train them on

the tools and apply the maker

mindset to help them achieve

classroom goals. 6,000 students

and 100+ schools later,

we remain obsessed with

unlocking creativity and

sparking wonder and awe in

students. We do that by providing

immersive experiences

directly to young people in

the Chicago area based on the

absolute best practices that

we’ve honed over time in the

form of summer camps, dayoff

camps, and enrichment


And, we support teachers

in their quest to revolutionize

education and integrate

maker ed into their school

days by facilitating field trips,

providing professional development,

offering enrichment

programs at schools, and

helping schools to design and

build their own makerspaces.

Having seen the heights

that children go to when they

are given the opportunity (and

just enough support) to lead

the way with no agenda at

the table aside from creation

for the joy of it, this year we

have decided to double down

on what we know works and

level up the camp experience.

Our week-long immersion

experiences into designthinking,

collaboration, and

making spark curiosity in our

campers and help them flex

their creative muscles like

never before. This year, our

campers are supported by an

unprecedented camper- toguide

ratio of 5:1. In small

groups, they go through the

process of dreaming up ideas,

moving through the kind of

planning stages that architects,

engineers and designers

go through and then they engage

in authentic design experiences

using virtual reality,

3D printing, laser cutting,

and so much more.

By the end of the week our

campers have turned their vision

into a tangible product.

And without even realizing

it, they will have developed

critical thinking and timemanagement

skills, have

learned a ton of new technology,

and explored inquirybased

design thinking on a

level that will set them up for

a future they’ll be ready for.

Submitted by Bit Space, 1131

Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, (224)


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22nd century media | March 5, 2020 | 13

Are Your Kids Using Mobile Devices Safely and Responsibly?

Statepoint Media

Does your child have a

digital device? They are in

good company. Fifty-three

percent of children own a

smartphone by age 11, and

84 percent of teenagers

have their own phones, according

to Common Sense


While there are many

great benefits to being

digitally connected at a

young age, there are certain

issues families should

address. Consider these

suggestions for safer, more

responsible mobile device


1) Discuss privilege and

trust. Have a casual, openended

chat about the privilege

and responsibilities

of device ownership. Ask

questions about whether

their friends own devices,

and what they’re most excited

to use it for.

2) Set clear agreements.

Setting clear rules about

device usage is essential.

Depending on your child’s

age, you may agree that

the device only to be used

for certain purposes (for

example: contacting you,

FaceTiming relatives, doing

homework). Even with

older kids and teens, it’s

important to discuss appropriate

online behavior,

healthy digital habits and

“screen etiquette.” Consider

putting together a

“contract” to be displayed

somewhere visible.

3) Buy a protective case

and warranty. Devices are

easy to lose or break -- especially

by kids. Consider

buying a durable case and

screen protector as additional

presents, and definitely

purchase a warranty

through your carrier or a

third party. Finally, make

sure you have a location

monitoring app installed

on your child’s device,

which offers peace of

mind, saves headaches coordinating

pickups and can

help you locate lost devices

in a pinch.

4) Download a parental

guidance app. Download a

parental guidance app onto

your own device, such as

OurPact, which allows

you to install a simple profile

on your child’s device.

Then, you can remotely set

up automated schedules

for when internet and apps

are unavailable, or block

access manually to the device

for a specified period

of time. With such features

as URL whitelisting and

blacklisting, daily screen

time allowances and iMessage/SMS

blocking, you

can be engaged with how

your child uses their device,

letting you enjoy the

peace of mind knowing

they aren’t playing Angry

Birds or Fruit Ninja past

bedtime when they should

be snoozing. Available

at the iOS App Store and

Google Play Store, parents

can also sign up for an

account at www.ourpact.


5) Screen applications

for quality. Make sure

all apps installed on your

child’s device pass your

approval. It’s good practice

to have the App Store

blocked using a tool like

OurPact. This way, when

your child wants to install

a new app, you can research

it together.

6) Practice what you

preach! Kids are more

likely to respond to actions

over words, so make

sure that you’re setting a

good example. Don’t send

emails at the dinner table.

Never text and drive. Make

eye contact when you talk.

Last but not least: always

put relationships -- especially

with your children

– before devices.

For peace of mind, be

sure your child is using

their digital device safely

and responsibly.

Hang with us

this summer!



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Summer campsfor ages8-18.

Build confidence, learn to leadand have fun.

Paintball, rappelling and more!

Confidence, leadership and academic camps for boys.

Newin2020!Sports camp (boys)

andband/choir camp(co-ed).

“Everett can’t stop talking about

howmuchheloved MMA! Thank you

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Young foodies turn up the heat with Taste Buds

Kitchen summer cooking camps for ages 4 to teen

What’s better than watching

your favorite cooking shows

this summer? Being part of the

action in a fully-equipped, custom-designed

kids’ kitchen with

all the right tools at your fingertips.

Be the next Giada or Guy

with hands-on summer cooking

camps at Taste Buds Kitchen in


Budding chefs age four to teen

whip up batches of fun and new

recipes each day. Each week is a

new culinary adventure that explores

a new theme and unique

menu, creating two to three recipes

each day - both savory and


Themes include Plant to Plate,

Around the World, Baking 101,

Cooking Science,

Culinary Passport, Tasty Tales,

Baking Championship, Chocolate

Lovers, Cooking Show Favorites,

Plant to Plate, and more.

Thursday is Bake Sale Day

where young chefs make their

own cookie concoctions to present

for sale to the public to raise

money for our charity partner,

Cookies for Kids Cancer. Last

summer, TBK campers earned

$2,100 to support the cause and

learned how they can make a difference

in the lives of others.

Younger chefs, age 4-8, focus

on the basics along with

kitchen games during a half-day

experience offered in the morning

from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Afternoon campers age 9-13

tackle advanced techniques and

culinary challenges from 1:00

p.m.-4:00 p.m. And ages 10 or

older can apply to be a Counselor-in-Training

for a full day

experience from 9:00 a.m.-4:00

p.m. Limited CIT positions are

available each week so applying

early is strongly recommended.

Registration is now open.

Space is filling quickly so signup

today at tastebudskitchen.


In addition to summer, Taste

Buds Kitchen offers cooking

camps on every major school

holiday. “At Taste Buds Kitchen,

we bring people together to create

memories around cooking

together – regardless of age or

skill level,” said Kitchen owner

Amanda Marijanovic. “Whether

it’s a unique date night experience,

girls’ night out, family dinner

workshop, mommy and me

class or a weekly cooking class

in our kitchen or at a partner

school, we engage and delight

budding chefs age 2-99 with

experiences that are creative,

unique and hands-on – with everything

made from scratch.”

By day, Taste Buds Kitchen

also hosts birthday parties, parent/child

workshops, afterschool

semester classes, field

trips, scout troops, and more.

By night, public adult workshops

and private events are

BYOB and ideal for team building

and corporate groups, bachelorette

and bridal/baby showers,

and any occasion worth

celebrating. Private lessons and

gift cards are also available.

Visit tastebudskitchen.com/

bannockburn or call 847-230-

0330 to register today.

Submitted by Taste Buds Kitchen,

2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn,

(847) 230-0330

Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School offers professional training

The Irina Makkai Classical

Ballet and Dance School, home

of the Ballet Makkai Nutcracker

and Ballet Makkai Youth Company,

presents our 2020 Summer

Dance Intensive. The Irina

Makkai Classical Ballet and

Dance School originally brought

the Russian-based Vaganova

Ballet Method to the North

Shore and have been safely and

successfully training our students

in Vaganova for over 35

years. Over the past 35 years our

students have attended Harvard,

Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Northwestern,

Dartmouth, Barnard,

Vanderbilt, and Washington University

— to name but a few. Our

students have danced with the

Joffrey Trainee Program, Harid

Conservatory, University of Cincinnati

Conservatory of Music,

Texas Ballet Theater, Madison

Ballet, Civic Ballet, Vanderbilt

Dance Theater, Dance Alive

National Ballet, and Ballet Nacional

Peru among others. Moreover,

the talent of the students

grew every year, and accordingly

we keep up with the demands

of their talent. Dancing with us

this summer is perfect way to see

what it’s like to dance at Ballet


Our Ballet Makkai Summer

Intensive is designed to bring

out the best in every dancer.

This summer you can train with

our professional award-winning

staff along with guest teachers

from the Joffrey Ballet, Elements

Contemporary Ballet,

River North Dance Company,

Hubbard Street and more. Our

Summer Intensive will inspire

and challenge all dancers to improve

their technique in a fun

and positive environment. Daily

classes include Ballet, Pointe,

Partnering, Variations, Modern,

Jazz, Acting, Body Conditioning

and Student Choreography.

Classes will be held in our spacious

12,000 square foot facility

complete with four studios,

lunch room, waiting area and

multiple dressing rooms. Open

to dancers ages 7 and up. Dancers

can take all four and a half

weeks or one week at a time.

Can’t make it to our camps, you

can check out our Summer Afternoon

classes. Come see what

it’s like to dance at the North

Shore’s Premiere Dance School

and Recipient of the Mayors

Award for the Arts. Camps run

June 8-July 10 and July 27-July

31, 2020. For more information

go to www.balletmakkai.com or

call (847) 433-1449.

Submitted by The Irina Makkai

Classical Ballet and Dance School,

2126 1st St., Highland Park, (847)


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Camp Birchwood’s Countdown to Confidence

Camp values that

make a difference

No. 10. Girls make their own


Camp engages girls in their own

decision-making process. Yes,

without mom or dad there, it’s up

to them to make their schedule and

live out their every day. Sometimes

they make mistakes. But

those gentle set-backs show them

they can persevere and face more

challenges in their future.

No. 9. Girls do cool stuff

Studies indicate that girls tend

to base their self-worth on their

relationships rather than “hard

skills” or actual accomplishments.

At Birchwood, girls get

off the roller coaster of “what

others think” and start doing.

What they gain is a kind of

“know how” no one can ever

take away.

No. 8. Girls gain those indispensable

“soft skills”

Unlike hard skills that are

based on the ability to perform

a task, soft skills relate to how

well you conduct yourself within

a group. At Birchwood, girls develop

crucial soft skills living in

a cabin of 10-12 their peers. In

doing so, they learn to share, use

good manners, listen well, speak

with respect, tolerate differences,

and come together as a team

to accomplish goals.

No. 7. An all-female setting is


Our all-female setting minimizes

distractions and invites

girls to communicate openly and

authentically. There’s no competition

about appearance, or

status, or popularity. Girls can

let go of “who they think they

should be to impress others”

and focus instead - on who they

truly are - unique, valuable, and

worthwhile individuals capable

of greatness.

No. 6. At Birchwood, girls

stop, look, listen, and reflect

At Birchwood, our counselors

incorporate intentional learning

moments into every day. Girls

are asked to reflect on their efforts

(big or small) so they can

appreciate their own progress

(rather than compare it to others).

Crystallizing their growth

turns the simplest moment into

an epic confidence booster.

No. 5. Social media takes a

back seat to soulful socializing

At Birchwood, all the gadgets

are put away. Girls focus on what

is happening in the moment.

Life is not measured by selfies.

It is measured by shared laughs,

outdoor adventures, meaningful

conversations, challenges

overcome, and real connections

made with friends in real time.

No. 4. Time in the outdoors

is the best time of all

At Birchwood, girls depart the

blitz and chaos of modern life

and enter a space where they can

breathe fresh air, dive into cool

waters, and sit with the earth.

A calm simplicity weaves itself

into their everyday experience.

Stresses dissipate. Their world

becomes smaller. More manageable.

Better. Happier. Healthier.

No. 3. Real role models who

make a real difference

Sometimes it takes someone

who isn’t your adoring parent to

motivate and inspire you as you

grow up.

At Birchwood, girls are surrounded

by female role models

worthy of emulation. These college-age

ladies empower girls to

celebrate their individuality, take

on brand new challenges, express

their opinions with respect, and

appreciate uniqueness in others.

No. 2. Friends really are

friends forever

As girls share their most joyful,

honest self with one another,

a binding connection is made.

At Birchwood girls learn what

it feels like to live kindly and

respectfully with one another.

From start to finish, they are encouraged

to care for their own

self, and for others. The kindred

connection that is built within

this setting lasts a lifetime.

No. 1. Resilience and

strength is learned

Whether sailing, camping,

shooting an arrow, or making

art, every day at Birchwood girls

are active, soulful participants

in their own lives. The live big.

They learn hands-on. And they

stand taller and prouder – and

stronger - when they go home

because of it.

Submitted by Camp Birchwood,

6983 N. Steamboat Lake Drive NW,

Laporte, MN, (800) 451-5270



Coding. Game dev. Robotics. Digital arts.

This isn’t just a camp. It’s an experience

unlike any other. Here, you push past the

expert instructors, you will build the skills


Request your brochure today!

iDTechCamps.com | 1-888-709-8324

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