Camp Naper Summer Day Camps

Camp Naper 2020

Camp Naper offers kids in grades 1-6 fun, unique, hands-on activities, with advanced activities for older campers.  All camps include supplies and a snack, and are led by experienced, adult counselors. 

Click here to learn more about Naper Settlement’s plan to incorporate social distancing and enhanced safety measures into this year’s camps.

Registration is now open! Call 630-420-6010 to register!

Click here to download a Registration Form


Camp Failing Forward: Inventors and Inventions

July 21-23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

$75 per camper 
History and technology collide as campers discover the world’s most remarkable inventions and the people who created them. Solve your own impossible problems as you learn how inventors creatively changed the world. Work on your own 21st century marvel…the robot!

Camp Naper Science Experiments

Survive This! History Camp

July 28-30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$75 per camper 
Learn how the pioneers survived in Naperville before running water and electricity as you train for survival in nature, help others in a disaster, and encounter some wild animals!

Summer Slices 

Starting July 7,  Naper Settlement will offer a new Summer Slices program for children and guardians. From DIY toy-making to a jelly fish adventure, these short programs aim to educate and inspire  with hands-on activities designed with social distancing in mind.  

Summer Slices

Summer Slices takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in July from 1-2:30 PM
Please Note: 
a maximum of eight participants will be able to participate in each summer slices program. Please arrive early.

July 14-16, 1-2:30 PM

Lotions and Potions

Double bubble, toil and…wait, there’s not toil and trouble here! It’s a Summer Slice! Get ready to create DIY concoctions sure to help you relax and feel your best.

Weave it to Me!

Explore our grounds for textile treasures of the past, and then you’ll make your own as you learn about the wonders of weaving. This Summer Slice will teach you how you can use an important historical skill today! 

Mind Your Beeswax!

You’ll be buzzing about this Summer Slice! We’ll learn all about bees, how they help us, and how we can help them! “Bee” ready for a fun time exploring how bees have been helping people in Illinois for hundreds of years.

July 21-23, 1-2:30 PM


Calling all Summer Slice explorers! Have you ever wondered how a compass works? We’re going global as we study compasses, maps, and more. Join us for a geocaching adventure and learn the secret in the sky. 

Mammals and Me

Have you ever wondered if animals thought like you? Well, we may never know the answer to that question, but we do know what makes them so similar to humans. During this Summer Slice, you’ll learn about what it takes to be a mammal and about some mammals you see everyday. 

DIY Toy Time

You’ll never be bored with this Summer Slice! We’re going DIY and making our toys. The sky’s the limit as we discover how to create our own fun with things you have around the house! 

July 28-30, 1-2:30 PM

The Buzz About Insects and Spiders

Can you tell the difference between a spider and an insect? What makes the difference? Learn about these creepy crawlers and more! This Summer Slice is sure leave you itching for more. 


Be sure bring your sea legs to this Summer Slice! We’re going under the sea to learn about the differences between oceans and Lake Michigan. We’ll also discover some fishy characters along the way.

DIY Toy Time 

You’ll never be bored with this Summer Slice! We’re going DIY and making our toys. The sky’s the limit as we discover how to create our own fun with things you have around the house!

*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.