Pilgrim Quest Summer Camp

Summer Adventures: Exploring, Learning, and Growing Together

Discover an Unforgettable Summer at Pilgrim

Our Summer Camp Experience

Summer provides a precious opportunity for children to unwind and relish moments of joy with friends. At Pilgrim Quest Summer Camp, each day is thoughtfully designed to strike a balance between organized activities and free-spirited exploration with arts, sports, and special activities that cater to diverse interests.

As part of our specially-curated “theme weeks,” we also plan field trips to captivating destinations and invite occasional on-site guests, who bring unique skills and experiences. This approach guarantees that every camper remains far from the clutches of boredom all summer long!

In 2023, Pilgrim Campers enjoyed a summer filled with thrilling adventures, from exploring the breathtaking views of Chicago at the Willis Tower SkyDeck to getting up close and personal with fascinating marine life at the Shedd Aquarium. They sailed the majestic waters of Lake Michigan on the Tall Ship Windy, and even got to experience magic shows, interact with snakes and lizards, and unleash their creativity through engaging games, art projects, and STEM experiments. Campers made new friends, learned valuable skills, and gained confidence as they stepped out of their comfort zones.

If you’d like your child to have a summer to remember, register for Pilgrim Quest now! Weekly spots are limited. Please email Camp Director Kelly Keil at kkeil@pilgrimchicago.org with any questions.

Embark on a Season of Fun and Discovery: Summer Camp Calendar

Our 2024 Calendar

Your roadmap to an exciting summer awaits! Explore our comprehensive calendar, brimming with enriching activities, themed adventures, and unforgettable experiences for every camper at Pilgrim Lutheran School.

“I couldn’t stop raving about how amazing this camp is! There are so many planned activities for the kids, and it was one of the more affordable options for camps in the area.!”
Parent of a 2023 Pilgrim Quest camper

Your Questions Answered: Summer Camp FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Find clarity on all your summer camp queries. Delve into our FAQs for essential information, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for your camper at Pilgrim Lutheran School.

What time does camp run? Will there be before or after care?

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Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. We’re excited to offer after care (3-5:30 p.m.) this summer for an additional $80/week.

Is there a minimum or maximum age for campers?

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We are open to all children who have completed at least one year of preschool (and will be four years old by the time camp begins) through fifth grade.

What kind of activities will there be?

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Daily activities will vary, but will include a variety of arts, sports, cooking, group games, relaxation, and fun. Some days will include walks to neighborhood parks. And every week we will go on a super fun field trip!

Will my child need to bring lunch?

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Yes. Please send your child to camp with lunch every day, as there will be no lunch provided. There may be special field trips or parties when a lunch is not needed; you will be notified of these in advance.

Pilgrim Summer Camp is peanut and treenut restricted. Please be sure all items sent for lunch are peanut and treenut free.

How much time will be spent outdoors?

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The weather will determine how much we are able to spend time outdoors. If the heat index is above 85 degrees, we will limit the amount of time we are outside.

What should my child bring to camp?

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Please bring a lunch, water bottle, gym shoes, and sunscreen to camp. Leave all electronics at home. Cell phones must be turned off and kept in their backpacks.

Do we have to pay extra for field trips?

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All field trip costs are covered by your camp tuition.

Can non-Pilgrim families attend camp?

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YES! We are open to all children who have completed at least one year of preschool (and will be four years old by the time camp begins) through fifth grade.

I have another question not covered here

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No problem! Email our camp director, Kelly Keil, and she’ll get back to you.

kkeil@pilgrimchicago.org