Don’t freak out because you haven’t signed up for summer camps yet. There are still a bunch of gems that have space. Whether your little adventurer is into science experiments, movie-making or exploring nature, you’ll find a spot in one of these fun, out-of-the-ordinary camps. Scroll down for our picks. Endless summer, here you come!

The Laboratory

Imagined by Amy and Dr. Ed, this tag team of super-friendly educators were truly thinking outside the box when they opened The Laboratory. Their goal was to promote innovation through modern technology, like giving kids access to super cool 3-D printers. Your kids won’t even notice these curriculum-based camps are tied to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. They’ve got everything from a Harry Potter: Back to Hogwarts camp, The Science of a Zombie Apocalypse camp as well as Lego Robotics camp. Bonus: No summer slide here.

Dates with openings: Jun. 12-16; Jun. 19-23; Jul. 10-14; Jul. 17-21; Jul. 31-Aug. 4; Aug. 7-11; Aug. 14-18; Aug. 21-25; Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $405/session
The Laboratory
2349 W. North Ave.
Bucktown
Online: thelaboratorychi.org

Where are you signing your kids up for camp this summer? Share with us in the Comments! And, please note: At press time, these camps still had space, but due to their awesomeness we can’t guarantee that by the time you read this they still will! (Act fast!)

— Maria Chambers & Kelly Aiglon