Great Outdoors Camp at Illinois Innovation Learning Sites

We are excited to provide our GREAT OUTDOORS CAMP, at Fairhaven School, Lotus Elementary, St. Anastasia Catholic School and Westfield Elementary for 2018. Our program is available for children ages 5 – 12 years old and it brings the ultimate summer camp experience to each child by offering a variety of weekly opportunities to explore new or favorite interests.

Each week has a brand new theme that will provide a variety of adventures, challenges and most of all fun for all campers. Our program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily, but extended care is available from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for no additional fee!

Children will be placed in one of our two summer groups according to age. Our program is designed to be age appropriate, with activities designed to be safe and engaging for each specific age group. Campers ages 5 – 8 will be grouped together, and campers ages 9 – 12 years old will be together. GREAT OUTDOORS CAMP offers on site programming like STEAM activities, Sports & Games, Arts & Crafts, Teambuilding, Celebrations and Parties plus each group will go on mini trips that include swimming, visiting the beach and playing at local parks to add to each week’s FUN!

Each incredible theme week will lead to our Fantastic Friday Field Trip that includes lunch. Snacks provided daily.

To Register: Current Innovation Learning families just need to click on Parent Portal above, then choose their sites Full-day.

New Innovation Learning families click on Enroll Now above, then choose Summer Programs and select the Site Location.  Parents can choose from weekly or daily options, based on your individual schedule.

Family Handbook Coming Soon
  • Fairhaven ES, Lotus ES, St. Anastasia Catholic School and Westfield ES
  • Ages 5-12 years old
  • June 4 – Aug 17 (Start and End Date differ upon site location)
  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Extended care available 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (No Extra Charge!)

(Dates and Themes may differ at each site)

Dates and ThemesFinal Day to RegisterPayment Due
June 4-8
Space Invaders
May 23, 2018May 25, 2018
June 11-15
Mission Impossible: Secret Agent Training
May 30, 2018June 1, 2018
June 18-22
Jungle Safari
June 6, 2018June 8, 2018
June 25-29
Pure Imagination
June 13, 2018June 15, 2018
July 2-6
Invention Convention*
June 20, 2018June 22, 2018
July 9-13
Wonderful World of Wizardry
June 27, 2018June 29, 2018
July 16-20
Superhero Showdown
July 3, 2018July 6, 2018
July 23-27
Innovation Learning Summer Olympics
July 11, 2018July 13, 2018
July 30 – Aug 3
Weird Science!
July 18, 2018July 20, 2018
Aug 6-10
Camp Carnival
July 25, 2018July 27, 2018

Returning Families New Families

What They're Saying...

  • “We love that Innovation Learning offers interactive and fun activities that incorporate learning. We enjoy the curriculum and topics that have been explored. The teacher is dedicated to the students and it shows that he cares about their success in school.”

    - Dana, Parent

  • It has been a positive experience for our families and the school personnel. Innovation Learnings services strengthen and enhance our instructional program while keeping up with the expectations we have established in our schools.

    Bhavna Sharma-Lewis, Ph.D, District Superintendent

  • “The staff is so friendly and caring and take their time to really get to know, not only the children, but the parents as well.  My son loves attending and is saddened on those days when he is not there, I am running behind, or I pick him up early and he does not get to see his friends…”

    - Cynthia, Parent

  • “The kids are given a great balance of encouragement, exercise, STEAM learning, and hands-on activities to promote education and creativeness. I highly recommend this beneficial childcare!”

    - Melinda, Parent

  • “One of the most impressive things I saw this year was the projects or "units" that the kids worked on.  I am unsure of the specifics, but the children worked in groups to research volcanoes and then give a relatively formal presentation, ending with a model volcano that actually erupted!  The kids were so proud to present what they learned, and all age kids were able to take part - even my preschooler.”

    - Amy, Parent

  • “For the first time in 10 years, I am thrilled with After School services and believe in their ability to actually strengthen and enhance our instructional program while keeping with the culture we have established in our school. Pure Genius. Thank you, Innovation Learning!”

    - Dr. Stephanie Musser, Executive Director, Candeo Schools

  • “He loves engaging in the STEM learning program as well. We have been so impressed with the things he has learned and been able to dream up through the program. We couldn't think of a better program for him!”

    - Corinne, Parent

  • “What stood out to me about this program is the fact that my child is always doing something different. I love that he’s never bored, and he actually asks me to go more days than he currently attends!”

    - Jennifer, Parent