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2021 Summer Camps in Arlington Heights, IL

2022 Summer Camps in Libertyville and Arlington Heights, IL

Keep your children entertained all day at our fun-filled summer camps for kids. Boost your kids’ confidence and strengthen their bodies with our obstacle course training, teambuilding activities, exciting games, and so much more!
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We Are Operators of Summer Camps in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, and Other Chicago Suburbs

Hot Ground Gym’s summer camp for kids follows a training methodology pioneered by veterans. While no boot camp, our obstacle-based fitness and team-building activities will strengthen kids' bodies and characters. HGG’s summer camp for kids also offers the Small Unit Leadership program that focuses on developing essential leadership skills.
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About Our Summer Camps for Kids Near Chicago

Our all-day summer camps near Chicago are 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 full-day summer camps near Chicago extend beyond “physical activity,” strengthening problem-solving skills, encouraging peer cooperation, and building self-confidence. We provide the option for kids to attend our full or half-day summer camps near Chicago. Some of the camp activities may include:
  • Obstacle courses
  • Adventure rope activities
  • Bridge-building
  • Role-play rescue missions
  • Ball tossing
  • Dart throwing
  • Circuit-based fitness activities

See What Our Arlington Heights’ and Libertyville’s Hot Ground Gym Summer Camps Look Like

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What Age Kids Do We Work With?

If you’re searching for summer camps for teens near Chicago or Chicago summer camps for 12-year-olds, we’ve got you covered. Our weekly summer camps are suitable for girls and boys aged 7 to 14-years-old. At HGG, we offer a unique blend of learning and growth, adventure and fun. 

We place all children in one group, regardless of their age, and encourage the older ones to take the lead. We believe this nurtures efficient teamwork whereby kids and their peers negotiate their strengths and weaknesses to complete challenges.

When kids work together, they overcome their fears and achieve a sense of communal accomplishment. Additionally, our Small Unit Leadership program places kids in smaller teams to nurture accountability, respect, and independence. This program is also great for all kids ages seven and up.

Benefits of Our Summer Camps Near Chicago

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  • Increases Fitness
    Our Chicago summer sports camps involve many physical-based activities that act as a natural energy outlet and build stamina.
  • Encourages Leadership
    The specialized Small Unit Leadership program teaches kids core skills like clear communication and collaboration.
  • Improves Self-Knowledge
    HGG’s children’s summer camps near Chicago empower kids to understand themselves and others better.
  • A Parenting Break
    Parents can relax or do their errands knowing their kids are playing in a fully supervised and safe environment.
  • Character-Building
    Our teen summer camps in Chicago encourage kids to overcome challenges where they learn that discipline and perseverance lead to success.
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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.
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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

Our boys, 7 and 10, did the HGG Leadership Summer camp for the month of June. They had a lot of fun learning to work together with others, be leaders, be accountable (at least there) and experience drills, obstacle courses, and other activities not offered at other camps. They liked going to the lake once a week. The boys came home tired!
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Kristi Takagishi
We have really loved the experiences at HGG. My son attended the summer camp and faced different, exciting adventures each day. He had the opportunity to be both a leader and follower, working as a team to meet challenges, learning about a variety of things from grappling to knife throwing, rope climbing to archery and so much more. He has done other physically challenging programs but enjoys HGG most because while it is physical work he learns new skills and has different experiences each time. In the weekly program, he has similar adventures, focused on both team building and individual growth. My son speaks highly of his experiences with the staff and he feels well supported by all of them. Highly recommend this program!
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2021-2022 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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6/13 - 6/17
6/20 - 6/24
6/27 - 7/01
7/11 - 7/15
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7/18 - 7/22
7/25 - 7/29
8/01 - 8/05
8/08 - 8/12


Our summer camp’s cost is $450 a week.
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We do special season promotions, so be sure to check out our monthly deals.

FAQ About Our Chicago Area Summer Day Camps

Do summer break campers need a physical to attend?

Campers don’t need a physical to attend. However, if your child has any serious underlying health conditions, please inform us so we can let our certified first-aid supervisors know. What if my child wants to come to a summer day camp that is full?

Unfortunately, we adhere to a strict first-come, first-served policy to ensure kids receive personalized attention

How do I sign up for your summer day camp in Arlington Heights or Libertyville?

You can register here. Don’t leave booking to the last minute as we have a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note, our Leadership Summer Camp can be purchased by the week.
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Hot Ground Gym® Libertyville, IL
1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048
Hot Ground Gym® Arlington Heights
8 W College Dr, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

We Are Located At

Hot Ground Gym’s weekly summer camps near Chicago are located in Arlington Heights, close to Palatine, Wheeling, and Buffalo Grove, and in Libertyville, near Vernon Hills, Grayslake, and Mundelein.