Whitney Young High School

Easily accessible from all parts of the city and in close proximity to the downtown business district, the Whitney Young High School campus is a great stage for a day camp experience that features an ideal blend of learning and physical activity. The site boasts a modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art sports amenities, including on-site swimming facilities, and arguably the best academic environment in Chicago. Additionally, the campus is equipped with comprehensive safety protocols, surveillance systems, and controlled access areas.

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Engaging Academic Programs

Tailored grade-specific programs combat summer learning loss, cultivate friendships, and bolster social skills. Certified instructors lead engaging math and reading enrichment sessions aligned with Illinois academic standards, ensuring a sharp learning curve for our first through fourth-grade participants. Meanwhile, fifth through eighth grade Wiz Kids benefit from daily academic sessions that accelerate achievement and instigate curiosity, blending core subjects with STEAM, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and debate. Our diverse range of electives in fine arts, chess, coding, drama, and media production further enriches their learning journey. These comprehensive enrichment programs take place in our unique maker space environments, equipped with the necessary assets to provide a transformative learning experience for all participants.

Athletics & Activities

Complementing our academic focus, our core activities promote fitness and athleticism, catering to all skill levels, ranging from novice to high-performing enthusiasts. Our seasoned coaches oversee activities including basketball, baseball, volleyball, cheer, track, tennis, tumbling, karate, soccer, and swimming, offering abundant choices for our Wiz Kids to pursue their interests.

Friday Field Trips

To cap off each exciting camp week, Fridays are reserved for thrilling field trips to venues like the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Raging Waves, Enchanted Castle, Challenger Learning Center, and the Museum of Surgical Sciences, promising unique experiences for our summer participants!

Grades 1 & 2
  • 6/21  Field Museum
  • 6/28  Museum of Science and Industry
  • 7/5    Shedd Aquarium
  • 7/12  Kids Science Labs
  • 7/19  Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 7/26 Wiz Kids Festival
  • 8/2   Kohls Children's Museum
  • 8/9   Blackberry Farm
  • 8/16 Fair Oaks Farm
Grades 3 & 4
  • 6/21 Field Museum
  • 6/28 Legoland
  • 7/5   Shedd Aquarium
  • 7/12 Brookfield Zoo
  • 7/19 Kids Science Labs (South Loop)
  • 7/26 Wiz Kids Festival
  • 8/2   Pelican Harbor
  • 8/9   Adler Planetarium
  • 8/16  Blackberry Farm
Grades 5 & 6
  • 6/21 Chicago Sports Museum/Windy City Field House
  • 6/28 Morton Arboretum/Wilderness Falls
  • 7/5   I.M.S.S./Chicago History Museum
  • 7/12  Homewood Science Center/In the Game
  • 7/19  Enchanted Castle
  • 7/26 Wiz Kids Festival
  • 8/2   Pelican Harbor
  • 8/9   Offbeat Street Art Tour/1O Pin Chicago
  • 8/16  Kids Science Labs (South Loop)
Grades 7 & 8
  • 6/21 Kids Science Labs (South Loop)
  • 6/28 Museum of Illusions/Kim Row Candles
  • 7/5    Illinois Aviation Museum
  • 7/12   Enchanted Castle
  • 7/19   Offbeat Street Art Tour/1O Pin Chicago
  • 7/26  Wiz Kids Festival
  • 8/2    Pelican Harbor
  • 8/9   Field Museum
  • 8/16 Chicago Sports Museum/Windy City Field House
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Programs by Grade

June 17 to August 16, 2024

Academic Enrichment, Electives and Sports
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Field trips are held each Friday!

Individual schedules will be available in May prior to
the start of the camp season.

Morning Extended Care: Science Club (optional)

The fascinating world of discovery and innovation kicks off this pre-camp day segment.This is designed to cultivate curiosity and problem-solving.Each day offers a new challenge, as this program immerses participants in hands-on experiments and collaborative projects that unlock the mysteries of STEM while fostering creativity and critical thinking skills.​

Afternoon Extended Care: Board Gamers Club (optional)

This is the post-camp day segment where the Wiz Kids get to discover a realm of engaging games that entertain and challenge, and offer an immersive experience packed with laughter, competition, and the joy of triumph.With two distinct skill groups, younger participants (1st through 3rd grade) will explore classic tabletop games, honing numeracy, literacy, and decision-making skills.Older campers (4th through 8th grade) will delve into advanced gaming, testing critical thinking, patience, and resilience while enjoying thrilling challenges and camaraderie.

Summer Camp Value


One-time Fee

  • Enrollment Fee $75.00

Weekly Camp Tuition (based upon the number weeks enrolled)

Early-bird Special (ends April 15th)

Pricing before April 15, 2024

  • 8-9 Weeks $275.00 per week
  • 6-7 Weeks $305.00 per week
  • 4-5 Weeks $335.00 per week
  • 1, 2, 3 Weeks $375.00 per week

Pricing after April 15, 2024

  • 8-9 Weeks $305.00 per week
  • 6-7 Weeks $335.00 per week
  • 4-5 Weeks $370.00 per week
  • 1, 2, 3 Weeks $395.00 per week

Additional Activity Fees (when enrolled)

Swimming $28.00 per week

Extended Care

Extended Care Program Fees
Morning $50.00 per week (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Afternoon $50.00 per week (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Sibling Discount

Sibling Discounts
(each child must be enrolled for a minimum of 7 weeks)
Sibling Discount $75.00 per child

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Deposits & Refunds

WY Campus Deposit Policy

  • A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to complete the initial registration.
  • Deposits are non- refundable and nontransferable to other Wiz Kids Camps programs.

WY Campus Tuition Refund Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and submitted to Wiz Kids Foundation. If a cancellation occurs anytime prior to April 15, 2024, 100% of tuition and/or activity/ elective related payments (less the non-refundable deposit) will be returned. If cancellation occurs anytime between April 16, 2023 and May 16, 2024, 40% of camp fees will be withheld. After May 16, 2024, 100% of all paid tuition related camp fees will be withheld. Balances for all camp programs must be paid in full by June 11, 2024 in order to complete enrollment. We cannot guarantee placement in camp if balances are outstanding after that date.

Late Payments

Tuition accounts with outstanding balances after June 11, 2024 will automatically be assessed a $50 convenience fee​

WY Campus Extended Care Refund Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and submitted to Wiz Kids Foundation. Refunds for extended care are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the start of the applicable camp week for which this option was originally purchased. Fees will be withheld for cancellations that are made within or after the 72-hour time window.

WY Campus Outstanding Balance Policy

All balances must be settled prior to the start of the camp season. Campers will not be eligible to attend until outstanding tuition obligations have been met. No exceptions.

Holiday Rebates

Holiday Rebates (weeks of June 19 and July 4)

  • Weekly Tuition $45.00
  • Swimming $ 7.00

Programs by Grade

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