Hi-Five Summer Camp Chicago
— AGES: PRE-K (4 years old) to Grade 9 —

Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago 2020

Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago 2020 is back for another amazing summer! This year’s camp will be 8 straight weeks from Monday, June 22nd through Friday, August 14th. The camp day runs from approximately 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

To find out more about camp, check out our full brochure here!

Summer In The City Just Got Better

For you, it’s about keeping your child active, healthy and happy. For them, it means no school, lots of fun and sports all summer long. And that’s exactly what we’re all about at Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago offering a full menu of team sports designed for boys and girls from Pre-K (4 years old) to 9th grade. Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago is about so much more than winning and losing – it is about teamwork, playing hard and playing fair. And it is about making new buddies and enjoying the camaraderie. A camp that is as encouraging as it is challenging. As safe as it is high-energy. And as instructional as it is fun.


Over the past several weeks, we have monitored the COVID-19 pandemic very closely to fully understand how it might impact our camps scheduled for Summer 2020. To prepare, we have put an incredible amount of effort into planning, modifying our operations, and taking every precautionary measure possible to ensure the safety of our staff, campers and camper families.

The situation is extremely fluid so we recommend reaching out to us directly with any questions about summer camp availability.The entire Hi-Five Chicago family takes the health and safety of all our campers, counselors, and staff very seriously, and we have been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19. At this time, we are planning to run Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago 2020 as planned.

We are hard at work planning for a fun and jam-packed summer camp experience for each and every child, while keeping in mind the extremely-fluid health crisis. We are working closely with our local public health department and medical professionals to implement and maintain effective safety protocols and procedures.

Updated 5/20/20

Helpful Links:

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We’re Sports Nuts.
AND Qualified Ones At That!

Just like our campers, we eat, sleep and breathe sports. Our staff is filled with professional coaches, high school and college athletes, as well as experienced physical education teachers who promote the fundamentals through personalized instruction and positive reinforcement – all this while always maintaining a sense of humor and fun!

No matter the skill level of the child, the goal remains the same: to have fun, while learning the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship. All of which results in a positive, self-esteem building experience.

And we’re not new at this. Hi-Five Sports Club has been serving families since 1992 at both our Northfield and Chicago campuses, providing safe, cutting-edge, skill-developing programs, such as Hi-Five Hoops Basketball Program and Hi-Five Lil’ Kickers Soccer Program.


The Chicago Camp is located at Whitney Young Magnet High School campus, 211 South Laflin St., in the heart of Chicago’s booming West Loop Gate District. Facilities are extensive, complete with a brand new, state-of-the-art athletic complex with turf fields, an indoor air-conditioned camper activity center, gymnasium, and swimming pool, which allow us to continue our program rain or shine.

Program Options

Hi-Five Sports Camp can be used as a childcare tax credit. Contact us for our tax ID number so this credit can be applied. Be sure to contact your accountant/financial advisor for more information.

Save $50 for 2 or 4 weeks or $100 for 6 or 8 weeks per family.


Items Included in Camp Fees


Swim instruction (2x per week)
Camper t-shirts, water bottle and more Hi-Five swag
Field trip fees


Please note: We cannot guarantee bus service if you register for Week 1 after June 12.


What are camp hours?

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where is camp located?

The Michelle Obama Athletic Complex
Whitney Young High School
1430 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL

Where and when does my child get picked up and dropped off from the bus?

Transporting campers to and from camp in a timely and safe manner is critical. Your child will get picked up and dropped off at the designated location you provide us every day. Pick-up and drop-off times fluctuate between 3:05 – 3:45 depending on where that location is in proximity to camp and daily traffic (we all know how that can be).

What should my child bring to camp?

All campers need to bring to camp is a water bottle, a hat, a bathing suit/towel, sunblock, a baseball/softball glove (optional), money on field trips for lunch.

Is there an After Camp Program?

Yes, the After Camp program operates from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Is there an additional cost for after-camp?

Yes, it is an additional $125 per week.

Is there an instructional swim program?

Yes! Campers in Little Buddies (Pre-k), Buddy Ball (K & 1st) and Division 3 (grades 2nd & 3rd) will participate in our mandatory instructional swim program. An optional instructional swim program will be offered to our 4th & 5th grade campers. Camps also have the opportunity for free swim during the optional activities portion of the day. It’s a good idea to bring a suit and a towel to camp daily, even if you are not sure if you want to go swimming.

Is there a lunch program available?

Yes, campers who sign up for the lunch program will be provided with a catered lunch everyday but Field Trip days. The cost of the program is $45 per week. We would estimate that ~85% of campers choose to opt into the lunch program. If you decide to bring a lunch to camp, please write your child’s name and team on it; packed lunches will be refrigerated upon arrival.

What is the staff-to-child ratio?

5-6 campers: 1 staff member

Can you customize your weeks?

Yes, you can. You can choose to go any combination of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 weeks. Have a family vacation or another obligation? Don’t worry! Schedule Hi-Five around it.

When are camp fees due?

50% is due upon signup; the remainder is due by May 1st. You always have the option to pay-in-full too. If you sign up after May 1st, payment in full is requested.

What do the campers do during inclement weather?

We have great indoor facilities including an air-conditioned cafeteria, classrooms, gymnasiums and a theater! These great facilities allow us to continue the majority of our daily activities even in the event of rain or extreme heat. We may plan some off-camp activities in the event of rain as well.

What if my child has allergies or necessary medication?

Campers taking medication must have a signed medical authorization form. Please send the medication with your child on the first day of camp. Our on-staff Certified Athletic Trainer will keep it for the summer and administer it per your authorization. Please CLEARLY LABEL all medication.

Is Hi-Five only about sports and competition?

Heck no! We provide a safe, encouraging and fun environment in which children can experience sports. We strive to make Hi-Five an experience filled with high-energy and positivity. We believe athletics builds confidence and ultimately provides a focus that is important all through life. In addition to sports, we have talent shows and go on field trips like to water parks and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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