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Posted on: February 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Registration is now open for our Camp Naper Summer Day Camps

Two cartoon adventurers playing at Naper Settlement's fort

Utilizing Naper Settlement’s beautiful 13-acre museum campus as their learning laboratory, campers will go on adventures in history, art, science, and more! Whether learning the science behind their favorite magic trick or building their own box city,  each of our 16 unique, themed day camps provides an immersive learning experience that will capture your child’s imagination while strengthening their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Camp Hours: 9 AM -3 PM 
  • Early Drop Off: 8 AM  (no additional fee) 
  • Camp activities do not officially begin until 9 AM 

June 2022 Camps

Member Discount - $25 discount for Settlement-4 members and above on five-day camps.

Fantastic Voyage

June 6-10, 9 AM - 3 PM | $230 per Camper | Grades 1-6
Join Camp Naper as we discover a world of possibilities. We’ll travel 20,000 leagues under the sea and head to Area 51 during this exciting week of wonder!

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Ag Camp

June 6-10, 9 AM - 3 PM | $230 per Camper | Grades 1-6
How does your garden grow? Come learn about the agricultural past of our community, start your own garden, and learn about the innovative technology keeping farms going in the 21st century.Register Opens in new window

Time Warp

June 13-17 | $230 per Camper | Grades 1-6
Was your grandpa groovy? Find out during this epic week of time travel as we visit the toys and trends of the past from the 1950s to the end of the millennium.

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Magic Camp (SOLD OUT)

June 13-17 | $230  per Camper | Grades 1-6
Abracadabra! Amaze your friends and family with the fun magic tricks and learn the science behind the mystery!

Magic Camp is sold out. Please call our Guest Services Team at 630-420-6010 to be put on the Magic Camp waitlist.

Sports Camp

June 20-24 | $250 per Camper | Grades 1-6
Get up and moving with Camp Naper! This week-long sports focus will keep you feeling fit while having fun!

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Wheels & Wings

June 27 - July 1 | $230 per Camper | Grades 1-6
Get your motors running! We’re taking off on an adventure into the world of transportation. Learn about everything from jets to jet packs as we investigate what keeps us moving.

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Explorers: From Seas to the Stars

June 27 - July 1 | $230 per Camper | Grades 1-6
From the South Pole to the Seven Seas to Saturn, we’re going on an adventure as we explore our amazing world and beyond. You never know what you might discover!Register Opens in new window

July 2022 Camps

Member Discount - $25 discount for Settlement-4 members and above on five-day camps.

Around the Word

July 5-8 | $200 per Camper | Grades 1-6
This year, we’re on a new exploration to the world’s most interesting caves, islands, rivers, and mountains. Pack your suitcase, or at least your lunch bag, because we’re off on a world-wide adventure!

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Civil War Camp

July 6-8 | $200 per Camper | Grades 5-8
This Naper Settlement historical favorite will allow campers to explore the differences between historical and modern strategy, planning, and progress.

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Team Extreme

July 11-15 | $230 per Camper | Grades 1-3 (Primary Group), Grades 4-6 (Junior Group)
Get ready for extreme fun as we explore and investigate during this week-long adventure into the epic world around us.

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Animal Kingdom

July 18-22 | $250 per Camper | Grades 1-6
What awesome animals do you want to meet? Discover the amazing ways animals have helped humans throughout history. Learn the truth about daddy long legs and help those crazy squirrels in your own back yard. Create animal art and learn how you can help with animal conservation. 

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Build It! 

July 18-22 | $250 per Camper | Grades 5-8
Travel through time and discover palaces, treehouses, skyscrapers, and other amazing structures! Campers will spend the week designing their own city of boxes, inspired by amazing architecture from around the world. We’ll take a walking field trip to downtown Naperville and will have a visit from a construction firm.

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Art Smart: Women in Art

July 25-27 | $175 per Camper | Grades 1-6
Who’s your favorite female artist? What’s your favorite type of art? Learn about the impact of women in art as we create paintings, mosaics, sculptures and more. It’s time to get Art Smart!

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STEM: Helping Habitats

July 25-27 | $175 per Camper | Grades 5-8
Each day we’ll investigate a new aspect of STEM! On the last day, you’ll participate in the BIG BUILD as we apply what we’ve learned and use STEM to meet a challenge.

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Spy Camp

August 1-3 | $175 per Camper | Grades 1-6
Get ready to put your spy skills to the test as you work together to solve a Camp Naper mystery. Crack secret codes, find and investigate clues, and learn what it takes to work undercover. I’d tell you more about it, but it’s a secret.

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Ocean Explorers

August 1-3 | $175 per Camper | Grades 1-6
We’re diving into the mysteries of the deep! We’ll learn about pirate ships, sharks, the lowest place on the planet, and other amazing secrets of the world’s oceans.
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If you have any questions, please email

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration for any reason, Naper Settlement will retain $50 per 5-day or 4-day camp; $35 per 2-day camp; or $15 per 1-day camp cancelled. No refund will be given for a cancellation made within two weeks of the camp start date.

Please Note: Naper Settlement’s food activity and craft items may contain allergens, may have come in contact with items containing allergens, and there is always a risk of contamination or cross-contamination. There is also the possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation or substitute at any time, without notice.  Campers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Naper Settlement will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come in contact with while at Camp Naper.

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