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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Explore our 2023 Summer Day Camps

Camp Naper 2023

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 taking a blast to the past or building their own box city,  each of our 16 unique 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 

Registration opens on February 6, 2023

Early registration for Naper Settlement Members begins on January 30, 2023

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2023 Camps

Blast from the Past

Grades 1-6 | June 5-June 9 | $230
What was life like for kids in the 60s? What will life be like for kids in 2060? Campers blast to the past and back to the future in this exciting week of historical exploration and futuristic fun.

Camp Everything I

Grades 1-6 | June 5-June 9 | $230
Camp Everything? Yes! From crafts and games to adventure and activities, campers will make friends while having summer fun! Tour Naper Settlement’s historic houses, exhibits, and more.

Coding Camp I (3 days)

 Grades 1-6 | June 12-June 14 | $200 
Campers will learn coding with Naper Settlement’s Robot Squad and create their own 3D-printed art projects in our brand-new STEM lab.

Sports Camp - Level I 

Grades 1-3 | June 12-June 16 | $230 
Campers will have an amazing week of active play while learning the basics of some favorite sports from the past and today. Teamwork is the name of the game!

Sports Camp - Level II

Grades 4-6 | June 12-June 16 | $230 
During this week of camp, kids will play epic group games from kickball to volleyball and more while learning the science behind their favorite sports.

Animal Kingdom: Misfits

Grades 1-6 | June 19-June 23 | $250
Campers will learn about some of the most interesting and quirky animals out there! Manatees, armadillos, and platypi, oh my! 

Mission: Survival 

Grades 1-6 | June 19-June 23 | $250
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. 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.

Camp Everything II

Grades 1-6 | June 26-June 30 | $230 
From crafts and games to adventure and activities, campers will make friends while having even more summer fun! Tour Naper Settlement’s historic houses, exhibits, and more. 

Science Sleuths (3 Days) 

Grades 1-6 | July 5-July 7 | $200 
Campers will investigate some scientific mysteries during this week of experimentation and exploration. 

Coding Camp II (3 days)

Grades 1-6 | July 5-July 7 | $200 
Calling all coders! Campers will learn coding with Naper Settlement’s Robot Squad and create their own 3D-printed art projects in our brand-new STEM lab. 

Around the World: Food and Culture

Grades 1-6 | July 10-July 14 | $230
Campers can travel the world from the comfort of Naper Settlement. We’ll explore various foods and cultures from around the world that have shaped some of the common foods we eat today! 

Coding Camp III (3 days)

Grades 1-6 | July 10-July 12 | $200 
Calling all coders! Campers will learn coding with Naper Settlement’s Robot Squad and create their own 3D-printed art projects in our brand-new STEM lab. 

Shakespeare at the Settlement (2 Weeks)

Grades 5-8 | July 10-July 14; July 17-July 21 | $600
Campers will work with theater veterans to interpret the works of Shakespeare in a Victorian setting. From costume and set design to performance and public speaking skills, this camp is designed to encourage your child in the performing arts. This two-week-long camp culminates with Camp Naper Presents: Shakespeare at the Settlement, a public event to showcase the campers' diligent efforts and practice.

Naturally Naper: STEM

Grades 1-6 | July 17-July 21 | $230 
Time to brush up on botany and jump-start your knowledge of geology! Campers will transform into naturalists for the week as we investigate the riches of nature and renewable resources. What will you discover under your own feet?

Under the Sea: STEM (3 days)

Grades 1-4 | July 17-July 19 | $200 
Discover the darkest, deepest places on the planet as we dive down into the depths. Campers will learn about life and landforms on the ocean floor. We may even find sunken treasure! 

Camp Everything III

Grades 1-6 | July 24-July 28 | $230
Camp Everything? Yes! From crafts and games to adventure and activities, campers will make friends while having even more summer fun! Tour Naper Settlement’s historic houses, exhibits, and more. 

Architecture Camp: Theme Parks (STEM)

Grades 5-8 | July 24-July 28 | $250
Creativity flows as we create a Camp Naper carnival with camper-created rides made from recycled materials. Learn about architecture, design, and physics. The week finishes with an exhibition of our theme park for families and guests. 

Defying Gravity: Ag in Space (STEM) 

Grades 1-6 | July 31-August 2 | $200
Can we grow food in space? Campers will learn what plants need to grow and work together to develop the best ways to care for a plant in zero gravity. What goes up must come down!

Failing Forward (3 Days) 

Grades 1-6 | July 31-August 2 | $200
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Each day of camp starts with an impossible challenge. Later in the day, and after learning some key facts, campers go back and fix their mistakes and work towards success!

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 MaronicJ@naperville.il.us

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