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Summer camps and programs for students of all ages

Mayors Youth Commission

The application for the Chicago Mayor’s Youth Commission is closing soon! Youth aged 14-19 are encourages to apply to have their voice heard. Learn more and apply at www.tinyurl.com/chimyc2022.  

CPS summer programs

CPS-run summer programs help students receive extra academic, social and emotional support, connect them with their school communities, and encourage them to explore new skills so they are ready and confident when the 2022–23 school year begins. You can browse programs at cps.edu/summerprograms. For the most up-to-date information about the summer programs available to your child, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s school directly.  

Additional programs through Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, and My CHI. My Future.

In addition to CPS-run programs, Chicago also offers amazing weekend and summer programs — and job opportunities — through the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and the city’s My CHI. My Future site. Please visit these partners to find programs that are right for your family.

 Summer sports

CPS’ Office of Sports Administration (OSA) is excited to announce our programming for the 2022 CPS Summer Sports Skills Camps for students entering grades 5–12! Summer sports skills camps are an opportunity for current elementary and high school students to develop their skills in their favorite sport or learn about new sports FREE OF CHARGE. The District will be running summer sports skills camps from July 6–28, 2022 at over 15 sites across the city, including schools, athletic centers, and parks. Camps will run Monday–Thursday each week unless noted otherwise. Please review the summer camp offerings and registration portal  to sign your student up for summer programming.

Shedd Aquarium tickets through the Community Partners program

Get tickets for Shedd Aquarium by visiting www.sheddaquarium.org/community. Select a date and time, choose “Partner Voucher” and write “Museums in the Park” in the “Information needed” section. Reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312-939-2438 for questions.

Discover Illinois products

The Illinois Makers program celebrates the efforts of small businesses with unique, creative and homemade products who set our state’s local goods apart. Explore Illinois Makers across the state: https://bit.ly/3zsq8vV.

Beating the heat

Summer is getting hotter! Chicago offers various cooling centers throughout the city, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chicago Parks and Libraries can also be used during times of extreme heat. Remember: check on older family and neighbors. You can call 3-1-1  to request a well-being check.  

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Illinois Department of Human Services information on accessing baby formula

As the U.S. confronts a critical baby formula shortage nationwide, IDHS is providing information and answers to the many questions surrounding some specialty and medically-prescribed infant formulas. Learn more and get the resources you may need at www.DHS.Illinois.Gov/BabyFormula.

Where to find COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Chicago

COVID-19 booster shots (Pfizer) are available for anyone age 5 and older. Chicago offers various options for when and where to receive a first or second dose or a booster shot. Visit  on the City of Chicago website.  

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