Ready to send your kid to sleepaway camp this year? We're gathering parent recommendations for the best overnight camps near Chicago...or near enough to be worth the trip for an epic summer experience!

Parent reviews are essential to picking out the right overnight camp, so please add a review below if your kids have attended any of these. Chicago parents, if your favorite overnight summer camps in Illinois or around the Midwest aren't on the list yet, please suggest them as new recommendations to let the community know about them.

Find more summer fun on our full Chicago camp guide.


Primary photo:   Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center

Upparent collects community-submitted recommendations and reviews, and any ideas that are shared reflect the opinions of individual contributors.

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