Camp Naper Summer Day Camps

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 
Two cartoon adventurers playing at Naper Settlement's fort

June 2022 Camps

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

Fantastic Voyage (SOLD OUT)

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!

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

Ag Camp - Only a few spots left!

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. 

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Time Warp - Toys & Trends (SOLD OUT)

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.

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

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 (SOLD OUT)

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!

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

Wheels & Wings (SOLD OUT)

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.

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

Explorers: From Seas to the Stars (SOLD OUT)

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! 

Explorers: From Seas to the Stars is sold out. Please call our Guest Services Team at 630-420-6010 to be put on the Explorers: From Seas to the Stars waitlist.

July 2022 Camps

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

Around the World (SOLD OUT)

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 worldwide adventure!

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

Civil War Camp - Only one spot left!

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)
This week of camp takes campers to the extremes-extreme exploration, engineering, and explosions. We’re going to test tornadoes, erupt volcanoes, change the colors of leaves, visit historic houses, study ancient writing, and more. Campers will engage in crafts, experiments, games, and other activities as they learn about how extreme our planet can be. Register Opens in new window

Animal Kingdom (SOLD OUT)

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. 

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

Engineering Art: Build It! (SOLD OUT)

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.

Engineering Art: Build It! is sold out. Please call our Guest Services Team at 630-420-6010 to be put on the Engineering Art: Build It! waitlist. 

Art Smart: Women in Art (SOLD OUT)

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!

Art Smart: Women in Art is sold out. Please call our Guest Services Team at 630-420-6010 to be put on the Art Smart: Women in Art waitlist. 

STEM: Helping Habitats

July 25-27 | $175 per Camper | Grades 5-8
During this special week of camp for children in grades 5-8, we’ll learn about local habitats and our impact on them. From soil to the DuPage River, campers will sample, evaluate, learn, and plan how we can use STEM can help maintain and improve habitats for wildlife and people. We will also enjoy some focused activities from the experts at the University of Illinois Extension office in Kane County. The last day of camp will culminate with our BIG BUILD project.

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Spy Camp (SOLD OUT)

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.

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

Ocean Explorers (SOLD OUT)

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.

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

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.

If you have any questions, please email MaronicJ@naperville.il.us

Interested in Becoming a Camp Counselor?

We are seeking camp counselors for Camp Naper! Camp counselors are responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of campers while conducting weekly themed camp programs at Naper Settlement. The position begins June 1 and ends August 5. Must be 18+ years old to apply. Learn more about the position and apply here.