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No School Day Camps in Chicago’s Arlington Heights, IL


Keep your kids occupied when school’s out with our no-school camps. Send your kids ages 7 and up for a half or a full day filled with obstacle course training, teambuilding missions, and other entertaining boredom-busting activities!
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Hot Ground Gym’s no-school day camps follow a training methodology pioneered by military veterans. Our obstacle-based fitness and challenging team-building activities strengthen kids’ bodies and characters. Our fun kids’ no-school camp will give your child a mental and physical workout and leave them wanting to return for more.
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About Our No School Day Camps Near Chicago, IL

Our one-day camp is full of supervised obstacle course running and racing, team-building challenges, hand-eye coordination development activities, and science-related physical training. Hot Ground Gym’s programs improve problem-solving skills, encourage peer cooperation, and build self-confidence.
Some of the exciting adventure-based activities we offer at our holidays camp include:
  • Obstacle courses
  • Adventure rope activities
  • Bridge building
  • Role-play rescue missions
  • Ball tossing
  • Dart throwing
  • Circuit-based fitness activities

See What Our Chicago’s Hot Ground Gym One Day Camps Look Like

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What Age Kids Do We Work With?

Our one-day camp near Chicago is suitable for boys and girls aged 7 to 14-years-old. We offer a unique blend of learning and growth combined with adventure and fun. When it comes to our kids' holiday camps in Chicago, we don’t discriminate against age and place children of all ages in one group, encouraging the older ones to lead.

We believe this nurtures efficient teamwork whereby kids and their peers negotiate their strengths and weaknesses to complete challenges. Hot Ground Gym makes kids work together to overcome their fears and achieve a sense of communal accomplishment. Regardless of age, they’re bound to have a good time while parents relax.

Benefits of Our Chicago Area One Day Camps

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  • Boredom Buster
    Our one-day camps near Chicago are designed to keep kids entertained and busy all day long.
  • Improve Collaboration
    Different age kids have to learn to trust one another to achieve a collective goal.
  • Boosts Confidence
    When kids and their teams overcome obstacle course challenges, they boost individual and group confidence levels.
  • A Parenting Break
    Parents can relax knowing their kids are playing in a safe and secure environment at our holiday camps near Chicago.
  • Promotes Leadership
    Older kids are encouraged to step up and take an active leadership role at our camps.
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Consider some of the benefits Hot Ground Gym offers, including:


Whether your child joins Hot Ground Gym solo or surrounded by a team, they will leave each session with a strengthened sense of teamwork.


Our gym refines leadership abilities and shows kids the skills necessary to become leaders in all aspects of life.
Obstacle Course Fitness

Obstacle Course Fitness

Introduce fitness to your kids in a uniquely engaging way through our obstacle fitness courses. These courses are designed with safety in mind and are ideal for those with all fitness levels.


Discipline is always conveyed in an approachable manner so your child can learn to set boundaries in any given situation.


No matter the physical or psychological problem your child is up against, our programs are designed to teach real-world problem-solving skills.
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Customer Reviews

I was so excited, when I got an email, about registering Ian for Hot Ground Presidents Day camp. Days off of school, usually mean a full day of TV watching, and junk food at Grandmas, so the option of having him, hang with friends, participate is lots of action packed fun, was an awesome alternative. He LOVED it! He was so excited to tell me all about the knife throwing, and Archery, and the fun team works activities that he did. He was active and busy all day, by the time I picked him up, he was spent! We love Hot Ground, and look forward to enrolling Ian any camps they have in the future!!!
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Katie Clarke
My daughter went to the Arlington Heights HGG school closed day on 9/30/19. This was her 2nd time there. The 1st time was for a birthday party. She LOVED the day!!! She says the Zombie game was her favorite. She was a little nervous when she got there. Sam was so welcoming and sweet to her. She warmed up and absolutely loved her day. We can't wait to sign up as a member.
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Maya Rotman-Zaid
We were very excited that Hot Ground Gym offered a camp session for Good Friday. It gave our son the opportunity to spend the day learning new skills and being active. We love Hot Ground Gym! We have seen a big change in our son over the course of the last couple of months. All of the instructors are great with him and have taught him so much! He is learning to work with other kids as part of a team, to be a good listener and be respectful.
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2021-2022 No School Day Camps Schedule

We post the dates that the camp is available as soon as they are established. Each year the days of camps are different to coincide with school holiday schedules.
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Our no school day camps are offered for a full or half-day. A Full-Day camp is from 9 am-4 pm, whereas a Half-Day AM session runs from 9 am-12 pm, and a Half-Day PM session is 12-4 pm.
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FAQ About Our No School Day Camps

Can I take my kid to your no-school camp and go and run my errands?

Absolutely, that’s one of the great advantages we offer for parents! Our Full-Day camps run from 9 am-4 pm, while our Half-Day camps are from 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm. As a parent, you can choose which schedule suits you best.

Do you go outside during your day camps?

If the weather is good, we’ll seize the opportunity for the kids to partake in our specially designed one-day camp outdoor activities.

How do I register for a one-day camp in Chicago?

You can register here. Don’t leave booking to the last minute as we have a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Hot Ground Gym® Arlington Heights
8 W College Dr, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

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Our no school day camps take place in Arlington Heights near Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Palatine.