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Camp Naper Summer Day Camp
Camp Naper

Registration is OpenExplore Naper Settlement’s 12 acres and beyond in summer day camps that capture a child’s imagination. Our unique, hands-on camps provide immersive experiences where learning is fun! All camps include supplies and a snack, and are led by experienced, adult counselors.
Naper Settlement’s Camp Naper 2016 Schedule
  • “Every day my boys would come home talking about the activities + crafts - a good sign! They would talk about it all night.”
  • “Fun camp ideas - Trusted environment - good reputation.”
  • “Learning + variety = GREAT hands-on!.”
  • “My daughter absolutely loved this camp!”
  • “She has enjoyed the camps in the past. They appealed to her. I like the educational aspect and the grounds.”
Culinary CreationsSummer Sampling
June 13-17
8 am-3 pm, $50/day or $225/wk, grades 1-6
Jump into summer fun with one or more days of Summer Sampling. Mix up concoctions, create usable art, journey through the decades, stir up snacks and search for clues in this camp where each day is a new experience!
June 13 - Fizzy, Gooey, Soaring Science - SOLD OUT
Mix up a batch of ice cream, put on goggles to make gooey slime and launch a rocket.
June 14 - Recycled Art
Beautify the world by creating useable art from repurposed items.
June 15 - Time Warp - SOLD OUT
Journey through a continuum of famous decades packed with popular trends, games and music.
June 16 - Culinary Creations - SOLD OUT
Stir up and sample some recipes of the past.
June 17 - Geocaching and Letterboxing
Locate hidden caches using GPS devices and solve riddles to find letterboxes.

Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters 

girls on stilts

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Treasure Hunters
June 20-24 and July 11-15
8 am-3 pm
$225/wk, grades 1-6
Campers will discover hidden treasures as they become an explorer, spy, tomb excavator and more. Crack codes, decipher hieroglyphics and use high-tech devices to unlock a treasure-trove of fun!
Treasure Hunters Extreme
June 27-July 1
July 25-29
8 am-3 pm
$225/wk, grades 1-6
Nothing will get past our new special agents as they learn about famous detectives, investigate nature, gather fingerprints and extract DNA like a CSI agent.

Operation Innovation
June 27-29 - CLOSED
8 am-3 pm
$150/camper, grades 4-6
Explore engineering, architecture, agriculture and communications technology. Imaginations will run wild with interactive activities and a visit from today's experts.

Home on the Range
July 6-8
8 am-3 pm
$150/camper, grades 3-6
Journey back in time to the daily challenges of pioneer life. Learn how to pack a wagon and cook a pioneer snack over an open fire. Make pioneer toys and play pioneer games.

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Camp Ukulele

Secret Seekers

Civil War Camp 

Drip, Scribble, Sketch
July 7-8
8 am-3 pm
$100/camper, grades 1-6
Learn the basics of color blending and complete a dot painting like Georges Seurat. Get inspired on a walking tour along the Riverwalk, then sketch, paint and make a work of art.
Camp Ukulele
July 18-22
9-11:30 am
$175/camper, grades 4-6
Join recording artist and Kevin Presbrey to learn basic chords, melodies and strumming techniques through popular songs. Includes a own new ukulele to take home.
Secret Seekers
July 18-22
8 am-3 pm
$225/wk, grades 3-6
Curious campers will travel on trolleys and paddle boats to tour mysterious locations around town and at Naper Settlement. Get a sneak peek of the museum collection, solve puzzles and decode secret messages.
Civil War Camp
July 29
9 am-7:30 pm
$80/camper; $12/parent for dinner, grades 5-8
Campers will be immersed in the life of a soldier. Practice military drills, cook over open fire and dress like a Civil War soldier! Parents may come for dinner!
Camp Naper Summer Sampling Extreme
August 1-5
8 am-3 pm
$225/camper, grades 1-6
Travel back in time to explore how science, the arts and history come together through the ages. Every day is a new place in time.
Mars photo by NASA Pioneers to Mars

Launching in 2017!

Watch for more details next year!

Download our PDF with all the details of each camp!

Sign up online or call 630.420.6010.
Questions? Contact us by email!

Anderson's Bookshop will offer camps at Naper Settlement for kids ages 11-17.
For more information, visit Anderson's Bookshop website.

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