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Ages 4-7

Weekly Camps Monday-Friday

AM Session, PM Session, or Full Session

Enrich your child’s summer with creative weekly summer camps.  We offer unique art camps programed by fun weekly themes.   From comic book camp, to Frozen, to exploring art around the world, we have something for each child’s interest.


Your child will explore a variety of mediums such as clay, painting, mixed media, drawing, cartooning, and more! Let Chicago’s best artists lead your children into a new level of creativity. 


Summer art camps run from June through August and are week-long theme based camps. Students may sign up for full day camps or half days. Full day students bring their own bag lunch as well as snacks. We also have fun snack and creative play breaks to keep our minds sharp and energy high.


You child will meet new friends, explore a variety art themes and materials, and bring home new masterpieces.  Our camps will hone your child’s creativity, build on their art skills, and expand their knowledge of famous artist and techniques.  Join us for a summer full of fun and art!


Summer Art Camps
Full Day : 9:00-4:00, $375
AM Half Day : 9:00-12:00, $275
PM Half Day : 1:00-4:00, $275

AM: Amazing Animals

Join us in a tour of art mediums to create your favorite animals.  We will explore clay, collage, paint, and more to create portraits and sculptures of all things that slither, purr, and pounce. 

PM: Circus!

Welcome to the One Strange Bird Circus! Whether you want to be the ring master, the lion tamer, or the lion, this is the place for you. Create crafty animal masks, make a clown collage, and get your face painted, all in one week. This camp is a fun exploration of all things circus!

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August 13-17 

Art Camp Policies

Campers should dress for mess and come for fun! We wear aprons, but things can get messy! 


Parent/guardians must sign their child or children in and out of camp each day, please provide the best contact number to reach in case of emergency. If parents anticipate someone else picking their child up they must give the information of that adult prior to pick up


No refunds, credits, or “make up classes” will be given for missed days of camps.  All camps at One Strange Bird have a 1-week cancellation policy. If you do not call to cancel within this period, you will forfeit the price of your camp.  Refunds or class credits will not be given for any reason after camp has started. 


All camps are subject to a class minimum, if camps do not meet the minimum they may be subject to cancellation. 


Our camps are mixed aged learning environments for ages 4-11.  Our teachers educate each student at their own skill level, challenging older students and helping younger students.   If classes are at capacity, we will split into two groups by age.  There is a minimum of two adults on site for each class.  Most days, 4 adults are on-site to help.  One Strange Bird cannot guarantee the amount of children by ages or gender.     


Our camps are NUT FREE due to extreme allergies.  Students may not share food or beverages due to allergies.  Students enrolled in the full day camp will eat lunch at 12:00 pm. We cannot accommodate lunches that need to be cooled or heated.   Please pack extra food for snacks for campers to eat throughout the day as well as a bottle of water. There is one snack break in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Full day campers eat lunch between sessions.


One Strange Bird offers before and aftercare for parents who would like to drop off early or pick up later than 9-4 camp hours.  In the morning, campers can be dropped off as early as 8 AM.  In the evening, all campers must be picked up by 5:30.  Extra care is $10 and will be billed on the last day of camp.  *Parents that pick up their child after 5:30, may incur an additional fee.  Please email in advance if early care will be needed.  Students dropped off before 8:50 AM will be billed for extra care hours. 


We strive to make a safe and fun place for all of our campers.  We accept all students!  If your child requires any special attention, please call us to make extra arrangements so we can make the best of our camps!  We are open to students who may need an aid to accompany them to class and are more than happy to work with students who may face extra challenges. 


Photos of campers will be taken and used for brochures, email marketing, and social media.  We are understanding if you wish to opt out.  Please email us with your request for no photographs to be taken of your child.   


One Strange Bird will hold all found items for up to 1 week after being left at the store. If you receive a call regarding a lost item, please claim it within 1 week or call us at 773.276.4420 to make other arrangements. All items left longer than 1 week without other arrangements made for pickup will be donated or disposed.