Our 8-week camp will have your young people learning and having fun all summer long!

Join The Wait List

Due to overwhelming interest in our camp all of our spots are currently filled. Please click here to place your young person on the waiting list if spots open up. Our of our membership team members will be in touch with you via email or phone if you are selected. Thank you very much.

Questions?

Call 773.358.4100 (ask for Membership) or e-mail the Membership Manager.




Camp Details:

  • Camp is open to rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Monday, June 20 through Friday, August 12 (8 Weeks)
  • Breakfast is served each day from 8:30 - 9 AM
  • Camp starts at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM
  • There is an option for a 6 PM late pickup for an additional $50 fee

Included in the cost of camp:

  • Academic Support Workshops designed to ensure your young person returns to school in Fall prepared for the next grade
  • Select your area of interest from ART, TECH, or SPORTS to choose your daily POWER SESSIONS! These daily 90-minute project sessions allow campers to dive deeper into our areas of enrichment to build skills and explore their talents!
  • FREE Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack everyday
  • 4 total Field Trips, 2 Field Days, and 2 Splash Days!
  • $40 deposit due upon registration to hold your place
  • Camp is currently at capacity, but you can join our wait list below.
  • Scholarships are available

Important Camp Dates:

  • On August 12, come to our Family Showcase and see all the wonderful things your camper has been up to this Summer!

Explore Summer Programs

Learn More about all we have to offer this summer! View or download our Summer Camp Booklet.

SUMMER CAMP BOOKLET

Contact our membership team for additional information.

SUMMER CAMP INFO

TECH

We work to make tech, careers in media & tech, and e-skills accessible to our participants. Through engaging with robotics, engineering, and digital art practices, youth can open up whole new doors for their futures!

  • Exploring EV with MR. JOSH: Build and play with miniature electric vehicles! Learn how electric vehicles work and how they will impact our futures.
  • Aeronautics with AEROSTAR: Learn to operate RC helicopters and planes, fly flight simulators, and build and launch rockets! Gain the skills to lead the next generation aerospace innovation.
  • 3D Printing with MR. MAX: Let your imagination run wild when technology and art collide with 3D printing!
  • eSports with MR. GAVIN: Compete in competitive video game play! Learn to build computers, stream, and explore careers in gaming!

ART

Our courses help youth build and explore their creative talents while introducing them to numerous art practices, entrepreneurial trades and skills. We aim to activate young, ambitious minds and inspire them to be creative, resourceful, inventive and well-rounded young adults.

  • Jam Band: Learn to play musical instruments like bass guitar, drums, and piano! Jam all Summer in the band!
  • Drawing & Painting: MS. DEVENISE Explore the foundational skills of visual art. Get creative with traditional mediums and create masterpieces!
  • Murals: MS. DARIA Create murals to decorate the Comer Education Campus!
  • Dance: MS. JHAIANNE Learn multiple dance styles like ballet, jazz, and tap! Master the art of performing and take your moves to the next level.
  • Beauty Culture: MS. DEVENISE Explore the concept of beauty through learning about fashion, natural hair and how the culture of beauty has evolved.

SPORTS

Sports are a tool to teach youth to work together, live a healthy life, and how to work hard to achieve their goals. Whether you're playing just for fun or prepping for your future career in the pros, we have you covered!

  • Soccer with COACH EDDIE: Learn to play the World's most popular sport! A game that requires high levels of skill and agility, soccer is played around the world at the highest levels.
  • Rugby with COACH MATT: One of the newest additions to the Summer Olympics, learn to play rugby! A fast-paced, team sport with close contact and physical play.
  • Basketball with COACH NORM: Whether you're an all star or a novice, you can better your game at GCYC this Summer! Step up your skills and compete in games.
  • Flag Football with COACH EDDIE: Get out and play! Run routes, throw a spiral, get Moss'd! Get out on the field and play America's game.

ACADEMICS

Our camp intentionally combats Summer Learning Loss to ensure your child has the best possible opportunity to succeed in the next year of school. Our College Preparation team partners with premier youth serving organizations to bring your child the most engaging programs.

  • Math Circles: Explore high level abstract math in an open-ended and accessible way, particularly appealing to visual and hands-on learners.
  • Definition Theater: A culturally diverse theater dedicated to telling language-driven, relationship-oriented, socially-relevant stories about and created with under-repesented communities in Chicago
  • Chicago Mobile Makers: Creates programming that encourages youth to become advocates and change-makers in their own communities through design-focused skill-building workshops
  • Bodytrek: An in-depth exploration of the human body and an overview of health and science careers, with hands-on learning experiences including dissections and lab projects.
  • Aerostar: Teaches the skills necessary to not just participate, but LEAD the next generation of Aerospace STEM innovation.
  • MPACT Mentoring: 10th-12th grade GCYC members will mentor our 8th grade campers, go on field trips together and engage in other social learning activities to build relationships between them and help our campers transition to high school.

FIELD TRIPS!

  • Whirly Ball
  • iFly
  • Arcades
  • Game Box
  • Mini Golf
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Center
  • Millennium Park

Join The Wait List

Due to overwhelming interest in our camp all of our spots are currently filled. Please click here to place your young person on the waiting list if spots open up. Our of our membership team members will be in touch with you via email or phone if you are selected. Thank you very much.