When School’s Out, Camp Is in at Lillstreet

By Patty Wetli | Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Keep the kids buys with camp at Lillstreet Art Center. Credit: Courtesy of Lillstreet Art Center

Casimir Pulaski, we salute you for your contributions to the American Revolution. But you do wreak havoc with parents’ schedules on your annual holiday in March, leaving them scrambling to figure out what to do with the kiddies on this random day off school. Enter a modern-day cavalry, Lillstreet Art Center, which steps into the breach with one-day, School’s Out Camps on March 5.

Youngsters aged 5-12 can spend Pulaski Day at Lillstreet, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., playing with clay and making all sorts of crafts that parents will be obliged to display for the next 50 years.

Registration is also open for Lillstreet’s popular summer camps, which fill up fast. A slew of camps, ranging from Scavenger Hunt to Movie Editing, are scheduled from June 4 through the week of Aug. 27. Camps last for one week each and are open to children as young as three-and-a-half.

To get a taste of what goes on at camp, alums and newbies alike are invited to attend Lillstreet’s Summer Camp Reunion, March 3, 12-3 p.m. There will be ice cream and all kinds of art projects for the youngsters.

Grown-ups can get in on the action March 10, 12-4 p.m., at the center’s Spring Open House. Free art work shops will be held for visitors of all ages.


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