Summer camp isn't just for the kiddos any more. If you are looking for summer fun for your whole gang, check out the one-day "family camps" offered by the Chicago Office of Tourism. Campers meet up at the Chicago Cultural Center and then head off on their adventures. The offerings feature some of the city's best family-friendly destinations.
For example on August 7th, families can take the Green Line to the Garfield Park Conservatory where they will tour the facility and participate in a hands-on gardening activity. After lunch and arts and crafts, campers can try their hand at fishing in the Garfield Park Lagoon.
Another upcoming day camp takes place in the Pilsen neighborhood on August 21st. Campers will tour the National Museum of Mexican Art and make their own masterpieces. Next, families will grab an authentic Mexican lunch on 18th street and head over to Harrison Park for a swim.
Visit the website for a full listing of family camp options and to purchase tickets. The program is recommended for kids ages six and up. The experience costs $10 per person (what a steal!) and includes lunch and public transportation.
This is an affordable and creative way to spend some family time together. Plus, your kids will think that the idea of mom and dad going to summer camp is a real hoot.