So, maybe when we told you about all the great summer camps available months ago you thought, nah, we don’t need to sign up for those. We got this summer break thing under control. But, now that the reality of keeping the kids busy and happy 24-7 has set in, you’re wondering what the heck you were thinking. Luckily, there are still lots of camps with space available. Read on to see what we dug up for you.


What it is: Codeverse is a new 3,600-square-foot, state-of-the art facility in Lincoln Park and the first fully interactive coding studio designed for kids ages 6-12. Kids will be treated to five full days of fun with KidScript, the first-ever programming language created specifically for kids. Think of it as a school for learning a vital foreign language the kids of today will most definitely need to know in the future: coding. Campers will not only learn how to design and build apps and games, they’ll have the ability to control any modern tech gadget within the studio, including lights, televisions, speakers, robotic arms, a 20-foot TV, drones, 3D printers and more — all from an iPad!

The details: Camps run the weeks of Aug. 14, 21 and 21 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) for kids in grades 1-8 (there is also a camp the week of Aug. 7, but spaces are filled at this time). The weekly cost is $800, which includes chef-prepared snacks and lunches.  For those that need a bit longer of a day, campers can be dropped off as early as 7 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. More information available at

Do you know of any more camps that still have availability. Share your secrets in the Comments below.

— Maria Chambers & Amy Bizzarri