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School Day Off Camps Near Chicago, IL

School Day Off Camps Near Chicago, IL

Keep your kids occupied during school breaks with our school's-out day camps in Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Send your kids ages 6 and up for a half or full-day school-out camp experience 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 - Make the Most of Days Off

When school's out, keep your kids active and engaged with Hot Ground Gym's no-school day camps! Not your average summer camp, our Chicago day-off camps follow a training methodology pioneered by military veterans but designed for kids. Our obstacle-based fitness and challenging team-building activities strengthen kids' bodies and characters. Our fun day-off school camps will give your child a mental and physical workout and leave them wanting to explore, learn, and play more.

With flexible enrollment options in Libertyville and Arlington Heights, it’s easy to register your child for a single day or the whole break. Whether you're seeking a President's Day camp to productively occupy your child on their day off or Thanksgiving break camps to make the most of the holiday and create lasting friendships with new friends, Hot Ground Gym camps make the most of days off from school!

SEE WHAT OUR SCHOOL DAY OFF CAMPS LOOK LIKE

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Activities That Engage Bodies and Minds During School Days Off

Activities That Engage Bodies and Minds During School Days Off

At our school's out camps, kids participate in a jam-packed schedule filled to the brim with confidence-developing activities, science-related physical training, and a whole bunch of fun. Hot Ground Gym's programs improve problem-solving skills, encourage peer cooperation, and build self-confidence.
Some of the exciting adventure-based camp activities we offer at our school day-off camps include:
  • Obstacle courses
  • Adventure rope activities
  • Team building "missions"
  • "Target practice" hand-eye-coordination activities
  • Mind games
  • Team challenges
  • Circuit-based fitness activities

Transform Boredom into Adventure with Our Schools Out Camps Near Chicago

Give your kids the gift of excitement on days off - register today for our no-school day camps!

What Age Kids Do We Work With?

Our school's out programs are great for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 years old looking to get new skills and discover fun ways to learn. Our day-off camps in Chicago offer families a unique blend of learning and growth combined with adventure and fun. We don't necessarily divide the groups by age. Instead, we place children of all ages together in groups, 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 their parents relax or at work.

Why Choose Our Chicago Day Off Camps?

Why Choose Our Chicago Day Off Camps?
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  • Child Care When School Is Out
    Our school day-off camps in Northern Chicago suburbs are designed to keep kids entertained and busy all day long when the school year is over. Reliable, engaging care for your children during school-free days.
  • Boosts Confidence
    When kids and their teams overcome obstacle course challenges, they boost individual and group confidence levels.
  • Full-Day Options Available
    Full-day programs from morning until evening to accommodate working parents. Parents can relax knowing their kids are playing in a safe and secure environment.
  • Promotes Leadership
    Older kids are encouraged to step up and take an active leadership role at our camps. They'll explore topics that will serve them for a lifetime.
  • Sign Up for One or Multiple Days
    Versatile enrollment options to cater to your needs - sign up for a single day or engage your child for multiple days.
  • Improve Collaboration
    Different ages kids have to learn to trust one another to achieve a collective goal.
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HGG is held up by our 5 Pillars of Confidence ("5PC").
Teamwork

Teamwork

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

Leadership

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

Discipline

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

Problem-Solving

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

Hear from Parents and Kids Who've Loved Their Adventure at Hot Ground Gym

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
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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
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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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2023 No School Day Camp Schedule

We typically update this schedule every couple of months. The current camp offering is below.
9/25/23
yom kippur/no school
10/9/23
Columbus/Indigenous

Day Off Camps Pricing

Affordable rates to fit every family's budget. Check out our pricing options below.
Day Off Camps Pricing
Full-day $90

8am-4pm

Full-day $90

8am-4pm

12pm-4pm

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
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Day Off Camps
Full-day $90

8am-4pm

Full-day $90

8am-4pm

12pm-4pm

LIBERTYVILLE
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Begin Your Adventure - Contact Hot Ground Gym Today

Start planning your child's fun school break days - contact Hot Ground Gym now to register for our action-packed camps!
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Hot Ground Gym® Libertyville, IL
1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048
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Discover Our Convenient Camp Locations

Our no-school day camps occur in Arlington Heights near Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Palatine, and in Libertyville, near Vernon Hills, Grayslake, and Mundelein.
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FAQ About Our No School Day Camps

Is food offered in your no school day camp?

We do not provide food. Instead, we facilitate a picnic-like setting for our campers where they can eat up their snack and/or lunch. We care for the safety of our campers and ask that all food that's brought in be nut-free.

What should my child bring to camp?

We encourage every person who comes to camp to bring a water bottle and a positive attitude!

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 to parents! Our full-day camps run from 8 am-4 pm, while our half-day camps hours are from 8 am-12 pm and 12-4 pm. As a parent, you can choose which schedule suits you best and choose the pickup and drop-off time that works for you.

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-outdoor activities.

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