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

July 2022 Camps

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

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 canceled. 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