Summer Adventure at Bell School
June 10, 2024 through August 16, 2024  •  8am to 6pm  •  Monday - Friday
2024 summer camp registration is now open!

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: 5-Pay Plan for full summer registrations!

Special Bell Only pricing for Bell families, neighbors, and friends!

Bell School families, relatives, neighbors, and friends should register using an AfterCare Plus parent account. When creating a profile for a child who is not a Bell School student, if your school is not listed, select Bell Camp Only as the school. To log in or create a new account, click here.
For everyone else, community registration is available on the 21st Century Kids website

Camp Details:
Bell Pricing:
Daily: $89/day $62/day
Weekly: $389/week $275/week ($245 for 3+ weeks)
Summer: $2,849 $1,999 for the full summer
Location: Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, 3730 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Pickup and dropoff: The north gate on Grace Street will be our access point. Campers may be dropped off and picked up by parents and authorized adults at any time between 8:00am - 6:00pm, and for campers with offsite appointments, parents may pick up and drop off campers as needed throughout the day.
Counselors: 21st Century Kids and AfterCare Plus staff, and familiar faces from Bell and the local community!
Age Range: For children currently in grades K through 7 (Special circumstances? Contact us)
Meals and Snacks: Free healthy breakfast (8:45am-9:30am) and lunch (11:45am-12:30pm) will be provided for every camper. Times are tentative and subject to change. Campers may bring their own bag lunches and snacks. A variety of free snack items will be available from 10am - 5pm (campers will have a daily stipend and parents may opt out).
(*) Exact amounts of the early bird pricing for Bell School families, relatives, neighbors, and friends depend on your enrollment and are as described in your AfterCare Plus account on your child's camp registration page.

Q. Is there a balance of indoor and outdoor activities?
A. Our camp focus is to provide a meaningful summer enrichment experience encompassing a variety of indoor and outdoor activities daily. Activities are planned so that campers have engaging options both indoors and out. Grade level meetings will be held twice daily and, weather permitting, one of the meetings will be held indoors and the other outside. Grade level meetings allow us to update campers on the day's available activities, indoors and out, so they may make informed choices and benefit from as many activity options as they can reasonably fit into their camp day.
Q. Do campers have their choice of activities?
A. Campers are generally permitted to make their own activity choices, subject to availability and grade-level scheduling or prerequisites. We encourage campers to try a variety of different activities so that they may experience new things, meet new people and make new friends, as well as benefit from all that our summer camp has to offer.
Q. What are some of the activities at camp?
A. Some of what we have planned for summer:
• LEGO Build and Play Zone
• Crafts and Creations Workshop
• Sports and Recreation Area
• Scooter and Racing Fun Zone
• Ninja Fitness and Fun Zone
• Team Sports Challenge Zone
• Science Exploration Lab
• Robotics and Coding Lab
• Art and Design Studio
• "Free To Be Me" Social Space
• Drama and Music Studio
• Chef’s Kitchen for Kids
• Snack Bar and Arcade
• Water Park and Oasis
• And much more!
Q. Can we change days if our family's schedule changes?
A. Yes, daily and weekly registrations may be changed to different days at any time, and the process is now automated for your convenience. Simply log in to your parent account, click on your child's summer camp registration link, and then select the option to change daily or weekly registrations. You may also contact us with any questions.
Q. What if a child starts to feel ill during camp?
A. We understand that there may be instances when a child starts to display signs of illness (fever, cough, runny nose, etc.). If a child starts to display signs of illness, we will provide the child a place to be comfortable while we attempt to contact parents using information provided during the camp registration process and maintained in an online profile. We ask that parents keep their information updated, which may be done in your online account.
Q. How will COVID-19 concerns be addressed during camp?
A. In our 2024 summer camp, our implementation of COVID-19 best practices will depend on guidance provided by the CDC, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and as applicable, the Chicago Public Schools. This guidance may change during the course of our summer camp, and may become more or less restrictive. Also, guidance is expected to be different for indoor activities as compared to outdoor activities.
During breakfast, lunch, and snack times, seating is generally arranged so that campers have access to suitable social distancing space. If any child feels they need more space, they should let a staff member know.
Q. Where is the pickup and dropoff point for campers?
A. Parents may drop off and pick up campers using the north gate on Grace Street.

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