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2023 Spring Break Camps for Kids In Arlington Heights and Libertyville, IL

2024 Spring Break Camps for Kids Near Chicago

Jam-packed with lively obstacle courses, entertaining games, and team-building missions, our Northern Chicago spring break camps combine fun, fitness, and teamwork to keep campers busy during the break.
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Hot Ground Gym's March break camps, located in Arlington Heights and Libertyville near Chicago, proudly implement a training approach developed by military veterans and first responders. The camp is an awesome blend of high and low-octane activities that include obstacle course running, team-building missions, team games, "Target Practice" hand-eye games, and much more.

Our obstacle-based fitness games and activities strengthen kids' bodies and characters. HGG's fun Northern Chicago spring break fitness camp will give your child a stimulating mental and physical workout, helping them make new friends and learn more about themselves.

And don't worry, the kids do not just run obstacles the whole time, that would not be fun for anyone ;) No, it's a great experience with a variety of different activities that your kiddos will love, we promise.

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About Our Spring Break Camps for Kids Near Chicago

Since it's spring, with the weather's blessing we combine indoor and outdoor activities to ensure campers have a great time.
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Camp Activities

Our spring break and PA camps in Northern Chicago suburbs are designed as a full-day experience, but we offer both half-day and full-day registration options for convenience, with no minimum to purchase.
The days are developed as the perfect flow of “Winter Buster” sporty activities made to improve problem-solving skills, cooperation, positive socializing, and self-confidence.
These activities include:
  • Obstacle courses
  • Adventure rope activities
  • Construction & role-play rescue "Missions"
  • Inspiring team building challenges
  • "Target practice" hand-eye-coordination activities
  • Circuit-based fitness activities
  • Outside "Missions" & games (weather permitting)
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Camp Schedule

At Hot Ground Gym®, our spring break camps offer a dynamic and diverse daily schedule for your child. Each day is thoughtfully crafted to provide a well-rounded blend of physical, creative, and social experiences.


  • 8:00 AM - arrival and warm-up: As the day begins, campers arrive and engage in an exciting warm-up to energize their bodies and prepare for a day of adventure.
  • 8:30 AM - fitness challenges: Campers focus on a series of age-appropriate fitness challenges, enhancing their strength, flexibility, and endurance. Activities may include thrilling obstacle courses, exciting relay races, and engaging team-based physical games.
  • 10:00 AM - snack and story: A brief pause for a nutritious snack and an inspiring story session that motivates and uplifts our young adventurers.
  • 10:30 AM - skill development: This part of the day involves workshops focusing on outdoor skills, leadership development, and teamwork exercises. Each session is carefully designed to boost self-confidence and nurture problem-solving abilities.


  • 12:00 PM - lunch and free play: Children recharge with a hearty lunch followed by free game play, allowing them to unwind and socialize with their fellow campers.
  • 1:00 PM - afternoon adventures: The afternoon brings a variety of exciting activities, from group games and outdoor adventures that promote camaraderie to inspiring guest speakers who broaden horizons.
  • 3:00 PM - cool down and reflection: The day concludes with a calming cool-down session and a group reflection, where campers share their thoughts and celebrate the day's achievements.

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Unlock a world of adventure for your child! Give them an unforgettable spring break filled with fun, learning, and friendships. Don't miss out!


Our Northern Chicago spring break camp is great for girls and boys aged 6 to 14 years old of all fitness levels. Hot Ground Gym offers a unique blend of learning and growth, adventure, and fun. When it comes to our spring break camps, we don't necessarily divide group sizes by age; we place school children of all ages together in groups, encouraging the older ones to lead.

We offer a safe, non-competitive environment where campers participate at their own pace. We believe mixed-aged groups nurture efficient teamwork as children and their peers negotiate their strengths and weaknesses to complete challenges. Collectively, we challenge school kids to overcome their fears and achieve a sense of communal and personal accomplishment. Regardless of age, they'll have a great time.

Benefits of Our Spring Break Camps for Kids

Benefits of Our Spring Break Kids Camp in Libertyville
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  • Boosts Fitness
    Our spring break camp gets kids active after a long indoor winter.
  • Character-Building
    When kids overcome obstacle-based challenges, they learn that discipline and perseverance lead to success.
  • Promotes Leadership
    We encourage teens to take an active leadership role at our spring break camps.
  • Improves Teamwork
    Working together to achieve common goals makes kids better team players.
  • A Parenting Break
    Parents can relax knowing their kids are having fun in a safe and fully supervised environment.
Benefits of Our Spring Break Kids Camp in Libertyville and Arlington Heights
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HGG is held up by our 5 Pillars of Confidence ("5PC"):


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


Our gym refines leadership abilities and shows school 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 classes. These courses are designed with safety in mind and are ideal for those of all fitness levels.


Discipline is always conveyed in an approachable manner, so your child can learn to set boundaries no matter the situation.


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

What Parents and Kids Think about Us

We moved here nearly a year ago, and started our son shortly after the move. Since then, he has grown in confidence, independence, compassion, trust, and respect. He has the diagnoses of ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and anxiety. He hasn’t had a single tantrum since his third week with Sam at Hot Ground. He is kinder, more respectful, and genuinely wants to have better and more meaningful relationships with peers. The teamwork and relationship model offered here is unique in that the kids depend on any random group as the class days vary. The outward focus seems to be physical development, but the true focus is mental, social-emotional, and community growth. Sam absolutely loves the kids as they are, wherever they are, and is building up each person as that individual needs to be built up. He is a true gem, and my son looks forward to each class, excited about each one.
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Megan Lierman
Hot Ground Gym provides an awesome physical workout, builds character and teaches teamwork! My 8yo son has really looked up to the instructors and my 4yo daughter wants to follow in his footsteps. From classes, to leadership camp, to birthday parties, I highly recommend!
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Allison Wyrwicz
I was looking for an alternative to martial arts for my son, and learned about Hot Ground. I'm extremely impressed by what they do. In addition to challenging parkour, which he loves, they teach practical life skills that go beyond anything I've seen elsewhere (except possibly the Boy Scouts). My son has been learning first aid and other life-saving skills, survival techniques, and more -- and I'm seeing a big improvement in both his physical confidence and emotional maturity. The coaches are great with kids, striking a nice balance between good-humored and no-nonsense, which the kids definitely respond to! The facilities are very well-maintained, and I like the fact that they take the kids outside when the weather's good. I've decided to try a week of the summer camp this year as well, and we'll see how that goes. Hot Ground isn't inexpensive, but the price (especially for the camp) is in keeping with most other after-school activities.
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Mary D.
We highly recommend Hot Ground Gym classes because they offer a fun, physical after-school activity coupled with learning opportunities in social and emotional learning. The kids get to burn energy by climbing, jumping, swinging on ropes, etc. While the kids are "playing" they're also learning about teamwork, confidence, cooperation, responsibility, leadership and problem-solving skills. Hot Ground Gym is owned by veterans who are great role models. We also love the small class size, individualized attention as well as the beautiful new facility and reasonable rates for classes.
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Vic L.
We have two daughters, ages five and seven. At Hot Ground Gym they get a good work out but don’t even realize they are exercising because they are focused on the obstacle course tasks. These classes safely challenge the kids to try things they normally wouldn’t get to try: climbing over walls, running up ramps, climbing ropes, etc. Sam does an amazing job breaking down the ever-rotating obstacles into separate skills and then training those skills and muscle groups. My daughters are growing in confidence and resilience. We are so glad to have found HGG!
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Carolyn Kohl
We found Hot Ground Gym (HGG) by accident because of my daughter’s interest in Parkour or Ninja-type obstacle course activities, kind of like the American Ninja Warrior tv show. There are two aspects to HGG’s approach that made this place a great choice for our child’s after-school activities: 1) classes offer far more than a fun, physical after-school activity where the kids get to burn energy by climbing, jumping, swinging on ropes, etc; and 2) while the kids are “playing” they’re also learning about teamwork, confidence, cooperation, responsibility, leadership and problem-solving skills. That is the backbone of this whole company which is run by veterans—teaching kids very important life skills during the classes through the different activities. Other important details which factored into our decision choosing HHG included: 1) small class size; 2) individualized attention; 3) beautiful new facility that is very clean; and 4) very reasonable rates for classes. We started our child at 1 time per week but are moving up to 2 times per week since she loves it so much.
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Chicago Spring Break Camp 2024 Schedule

Our spring break camp is enrolled in by the half or full day. Below are the current dates we are offering in the spring of 2024.
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Chicago Spring Break Camp 2024 Pricing

We offer full-day and half-day options. Full Day is 8 am-4 pm, Half Day AM is 8 am-12 pm, and Half Day PM is 12-4 pm.
No minimum days are required.
We also offer extended care which is 7-8 am drop off, and 4-5:30 pm pick up for $25 a day if desired.
Spring Break Day Camp 2023 Pricing
Member Pricing
FULL-Day Camp        $85
Half-day camp       $55
Non-Member Pricing
FULL-Day Camp        $100
Half-day camp       $65
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Spring Break Day Camp 2023 Pricing
Member Pricing
FULL-Day Camp        $85
Half-day camp       $55
Non-Member Pricing
FULL-Day Camp        $100
Half-day camp       $65
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Hot Ground Gym® Libertyville, IL
1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048
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8 W College Dr, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

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Hot Ground Gym® is located in Arlington Heights and Libertyville and serves areas close to Palatine, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Grayslake, and Mundelein.


FAQ's About our
Spring Break Camp

What should my child bring to camp each day?

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

What recreational activities will children participate in during HGG's spring break day camp?

Specific activities vary for a wide variety of reasons, but each day will include obstacle courses, team-building missions, hand-eye coordination activities, fun games, and so much more.

Do you provide food at your spring break camp?

We don’t provide food. However, we do facilitate a “picnic-like” setting for our campers to enjoy their snack and/or lunches. We also ask that all food being brought in be nut-free to ensure the safety of all our campers.

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