When you’re sending your kids off for fun-filled days, you want to know they’re in good hands. That they’re being guided, nurtured and protected. With Kids Playing Camp Inc., you can relax and enjoy your free time. Our camp instructors are teachers, college students and professional coaches that are not only phenomenal leaders, but are trained in CPR and First Aid. Directed by a dedicated leadership team comprised of adults, Kids Playing Camp Inc. is designed to play up fun and safety.
Kathy is the founder of Girls in the Game (formerly A Sporting Chance Foundation) and has been a coach and a mentor for the past 30 plus years. She has received numerous awards and public recognition for her work with youth, including the prestigious Mercedes Mentor of the Year Award and Sports Women of the Year Award and Non-Profit from the National Sporting Goods Association. Kathy is the mother of four teenagers and young adults and in her spare time coaches basketball, softball and is an amateur photographer.
Kathy is on-site each and everyday while camp is in session guiding the campers and staff. Who knows you might just catch her jumping off the high dive…a camp tradition!
With over 28 years of experience in education, and extensive experience providing counseling services and programs for adolescents and families, Beth brings a depth and breadth of skills to her role for Kids Playing Camp Inc. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and currently a Staff Therapist at Womencare Counseling Center in Evanston, and holds a Type 73 Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education. Beth Holzhauer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When not working, she is an avid runner, plays the french horn and loves to read in her spare time.
James will oversee the No Limits/Out of Bounds Program, Max will oversee 3rd -5th grade and Vanessa will oversee the k-2nd programs.
Georgina directs all sports/pe games and activities.
Colin will offer to campers 3rd and up opportunities to learn Outdoor Survival Skills through a curriculum he has created at Baker Demonstration School.
Sidney Chuckas attending USC in the fall.
Violet O’Neil attending Tulane University in the fall.
Kids Playing Camp hires professional teachers, social workers and instructors to serve on the Leadership Team. Our Professional Team Leaders are from throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs with one thing in common…they know how to play and have fun while ensuring your children are safe and secure under our care.
Kids Playing Camp Inc. hires college students from throughout the country to be a part of our team. Our College Coaches attend Tulane University, USC, McAllister, Nazareth College, University of Notre Dame, Marquette, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Augustana College, DePaul, Loyola, Northeastern Illinois University, Carthage and University of Wisconsin – Madison; just to name a few!
ALL COLLEGE COACHES ARE CERTIFIED IN CPR and receive training in age-appropriate activities. All Leader & College Coaches have background checks each year.
Kids Playing Summer Camp will have weekly guest coaches from the Chicago area to teach the children in the areas of music, arts and crafts, child safety and Kids in the Kitchen.
– Wild Side
– Chicago Athletic Club
– Self Defense
– Brunger Chocolate Magic
– Local Police and Firefighters
– Visiting Artists of ALL talents
– NEIU Staff and Students
Area students will serve as youth leaders for the summer. These outstanding young women and men will assist in playing games and activities with the campers, serving as a role model one-on-one and assisting in administrative tasks. They attend Gordon Tech, Whitney Young, Jones College Prep, Latin, Senn College Prep, Lane Tech, St. Ignatius, Notre Dame College Prep, Loyola Academy and Evanston Township High School.
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Drop Off and Free Play
9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m
Aftercare – $10 per family per day