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Camp GEMS

Camp GEMS is the perfect way to keep minds and bodies active over the summer. We always use what we have learned each summer to improve our camp offering and operations.

Camp GEMS Summer 2022

Camp GEMS combines the energy of summer with our renowned education program.  The summer camp theme is closely aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework that is already in place during the academic year. The students will enjoy fun-filled days as they explore new, challenging, and educational experiences. Our Camp GEMS team consists of educators who are highly trained and passionate about education. Under their guidance, our campers flourish academically, socially and emotionally. We look forward to enjoying a fun-filled summer with your child!

All camps run on a weekly basis between June 20th and July 29th and go from 9am to 3pm with extended care until 5pm for an added fee. The weekly cost is $450. GEMS will provide snacks, but campers must bring their own nut-free lunches daily. All students must be potty trained and must be turning three before December 1, 2022. Students should be signed up for camps based on the grade they will be entering in the fall.

Our sign ups will go through the program Popsicle. Registration is now open via the link below. When registering your child in popsicle, please make sure to list them in the grade they will be entering in the fall.

Before care will not be offered over the summer, but extended care will be available until 5pm. To add extended care to your registration, please make sure to look at the "Select Extra Activities" section when signing up.

Register for GEMS Camp

 

$450 a week - All Six Weeks

Little Dragons is a camp for our youngest dragons. Campers can be signed up on a weekly basis. Our Little Dragons camp will provide fun filled days with developmentally appropriate activities to help our little learners keep learning throughout the summer while still having fun.

$450 a week - All Six Weeks

Summer Dragons is a camp for our rising Kindergartners. Campers can be signed up on a weekly basis. Our Summer Dragons camp will provide fun filled days with developmentally appropriate activities to help our little learners keep learning throughout the summer while still having fun.

$450 a week - All Six Weeks

In this week-long camp, campers will learn all about sports. Our physical education staff will help campers learn the skills they need to become sports superstars.

$450 a week - All Six Weeks

In this week-long camp, campers will explore a specific type of art. From painting to paper mache to fashion, students will learn how to hone their artistic skills and become master artists!

Week 1: Painting
Week 2: Paper Mache
Week 3: Clay
Week 4: Fashion
Week 5: Drawing
Week 6: Collage

$450 a week - First three weeks (June 20th-July 8th)

In this week-long camp, campers will learn about different types of plants and animals, both locally and globally by visiting important nature centers in the Chicago Area. Campers will utilize both school buses and the CTA to access zoos, conservatories, aquariums, and more.

$450 a week - Last three weeks (July 11th-July 29th)

In this week-long camp, campers will take advantage of the incredible architecture in the city of Chicago. Starting downtown in our own neighborhood of LakeShore East and traveling across the city, campers will learn about the many styles of architecture that make Chicago so unique. Campers will utilize both school buses and the CTA to access local Chicago landmarks.

For any questions, please email Hannah Baker, hannahbaker@gemschicago.org.

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