Camp Naper Summer Day Camps

Camp Naper 2020

Camp Naper offers kids in grades 1-8 fun, unique, hands-on activities, with advanced activities for older campers. Be sure to check out our special middle school camps for grades 5-8! All camps include supplies and a snack, and are led by experienced, adult counselors. 

Registration Opens Feb. 17! 
For questions, contact us at 630-420-6010

Camp Samplers - Customize Your Camp Experience!

Pick and choose one or more day camps to create your perfect camp experience! Each day offers a different theme, with fun and unique activities. Campers can recreate scientific superhero powers, meet creepy crytids, build a box city, and more!

Imagine That Sampler
(Pick some or all)
June 1-5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)

Grade 1-6
$45/day/camper, $210/week/camper

  • June 1 - Super Hero Science - Become your own super hero and make magnetic ooze as you investigate how super powers really work.  
  • June 2 - History's Mysteries - Can you find Amelia Earhart? What is Stonehenge? How do you navigate in the Bermuda Triangle? Explore these mysteries and more as you dive into archaeology, make your own compass, and recreate one of the most mysterious places on earth.
  • June 3  - Snack Science -  Create some tasty treats as you learn about food preservation and science. Play with your food as you pop popcorn over a campfire, explode your drink on purpose, and make a frosty treat!   
  • June 4 - Earth Explorer - Let your inner naturalist shine during this fun day of nature exploration. Paint with the sun, create rainbows, play with worms, and create your own terrarium to take home. 
  • June 5 - Creepy Cryptids - Have you ever heard about a plesiosaurus in Scotland or a sasquatch in Wisconsin? Learn about cryptids as you explore these legends of the animal kingdom. Make mermaid eggs, race like a Bigfoot, and take home a dragon! 

Team Extreme Sampler  
(Pick some or all)
June 29-July 3, 9:00 - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
Grade 1-6
$45/day/camper
$210/week/camper

Pick and choose one or more day camps to create your perfect camp experience! Each day offers a different theme, with fun and unique activities. Campers can recreate scientific superhero powers, visit a blacksmith, build a box city, and more!

  • June 29 - Excavation Exploration - Solve and follow the clues as you learn about ancient writing, go on an archaeological dig, and learn about preserving the past. 
  • June 30 - Extreme Spies - We would tell you more about this, but it’s a secret. Okay, here’s a hint: secret codes, disguises, and sleuthing.
  • July 1  - Enterprising Engineers  -  This exciting day is all about engineering fun! Build your own spaghetti tower, go on a machine scavenger hunt, and build and test your own Rube Goldberg machine! 
  • July 2 - Wild Weather - Extreme weather is no joke! Learn about atmospheric marvels as you make a thunderstorm, experiment with rainbows, make your own windmill, and play with some of the largest influencers of earth’s weather.
  •  July 3 - Water Wars!!! - Bring a towel, the water’s great. You’ll splash, play, and paddleboat your way through this wet day of water science and water balloons.

June 2020 Camps

Camp Scrambler Camp Naper Naper Settlement
World War II: America Goes All In! 
June 4-5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
$100/Camper, Grades 5-8 
Learn about America at war during this WWII themed camp. You’ll practice spy communication and lie detection on the battlefield. On the homefront, you’ll discover the use of propaganda, rationing, and scrap collecting during the war. Learn the truth behind one of the war’s most famous heroines, Rosie the Riveter.

Camp Naper Camp Scrambler Students

More to Explore
June 8-12, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
$210/week/camper, Grades 1-6 

Learn all about cartography and exploration during this week of adventure. Use a water compass, unravel mysterious mummies, eat dirt, and talk like pirates as you create your own maps, write in hieroglyphics, make a cave painting, and pan for gold!

Nature Nurturer Camp Naper Naper Settlement
OG Pioneers: Living Off the Grid
June 15-19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
$210/week/camper, Grades 1-6 

Early pioneers didn’t waste anything. Practice conservation and recycling — pioneer style — as you learn how to make your own soap, create a rope, and more. Learn about modern recycling and look for ways to engage your family, friends, and community in sustainable living!

Children showing their origami at Camp Naper

DIY Week: Makers Make Their Mark

June 22-26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
 $210/camper, Grades 1-6 
Do you have what it takes to do it yourself? Find out during this exciting week of camp. Create your own toys, games, lip balm, bath bombs, candles, house decorations, and more. Let your creativity flow as you learn about being a “maker” from local artists.

July 2020 Camps

Camp Naper Naper Settlement

Art Smart
July 6-10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
 $210/Week/Camper, Grades 1-6 
This colorful camp is the perfect mix of fun and creativity! Get messy with paint and clay, let nature inspire you, discover a new favorite artist, and make your own comic book. From Kahlo to Kandinsky, try out unexpected ways to create a masterpiece and let your imagination run wild. Help create the Camp Naper Mural!

Awesome Architecture Camp Naper Naper Settlement

Amazing Architecture 

July 6-10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
 $210/Week/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.  Take several field trips to downtown Naperville, a construction firm, and to Oak Park to learn about Frank Lloyd Wright, a famous Illinois architect.

Moon Madess Camp Naper Naper Settlement

Time Machine
July 13-17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
$210/Week/Camper, Grades 1-6 

Step back in time to the raddest decades in history, the 1950s through the 90s! Exploring a new decade each day, campers will try out fashion trends, get silly with slang, and watch clips from popular TV shows. Create your own pet rock, lava lamp, and tie-dye t-shirt.

Camp Naper Naper Settlement Survive This

Camp Failing Forward: Inventors and Inventions
July 13-17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
 $210/Week/Camper, Grades 5-8 
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!

Incredible Creatures Camp Naper Day Camp

Animal Kingdom
July 20-24, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
$210/Week/Camper, Grades 1-6 
Discover the amazing ways animals have helped humans throughout history. Learn the truth about a 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. Be prepared for some awesome animal visits!

Camp Naper Science Experiments

Survive This!
July 27- 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Drop-off begins at 8 AM)
$210/Week/Camper, Grades 1-6 
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. Pitch tents, be first aid ready, and stay safe in the water during this exciting week! This week includes an off-campus trip to the paddleboat quarry.

*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.