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INSPIRING GIRLS OF ALL SKILLS LEVELS AGES 4-14

Located in the Lakeview area, Walt Disney Magnet School affords Game On! the luxury of a safe environment and expansive fields, courts, and indoor space. We are proud to call Walt Disney Magnet School our Game On! home for multi-sport instruction and play for 8 weeks.

Game On! has spent years devoted to inspiring GIRLS through its proven teaching methodology, fun programming and spirited traditions. Name a sport – we play it with the added benefit of playing multiple sports daily. We know that learning the right way and understanding the sport leads to increased confidence and the ability to enjoy.

SPORTS WE PLAY

Aside from our core sports that include basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and lacrosse, we offer exposure to and the opportunity to learn in more sports and games than you can imagine.

LUNCH

Campers can bring their own lunch or take part in our healthy catered lunch program through Healthy Kids Kitchen (additional fees apply). Lunches & snacks are not able to be refrigerated. All food must be nut-free. Game On! is a completely nut-free environment (this includes peanut butter and nutella, sorry).

View the 2017 Lunch Menu here.

FAQs

Have more questions about Game On! Summer Camp? Check out the FAQs.

Read more about the Ponytail (PreK-1st) Summer Camp Program

Half day option available for campers 4-5 years old. See more details on the Dates & Prices tab.

SAMPLE DAY

9:00 a.m. – Spirited Welcome! All camp games
9:30-10:10 a.m. – Sport #1
10:15 – 10:55 a.m. – Sport #2
11:00 – 11:40 a.m. – Sport #3
11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Refuel with lunch
12:25 – 12:45 p.m. – Team Time/Healthier4Me
12:50 – 1:35 p.m. – Optional Activity #1 (menu changes daily)
1:40 – 2:25 p.m. – Optional Activity #2 (menu changes daily)
2:25 – 3:00 p.m. – Minute to Win It/Psych Up for Tomorrow/Pack Up & Pick Up

 

Calendar

Jul 25 Chicago Bandits Field Trip (Chicago, IL)
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Dates & Prices

Three week minimum required. Flexible week options available!

Week 1:  June 26 – June 30- SOLD OUT
Week 2: July 5 – 7 (week prorated due to no camp on July 3 & 4) – SOLD OUT
Week 3: July 10 – 14 – SOLD OUT
Week 4: July 17 – 21 – SOLD OUT
Week 5: July 24 – 28 – SOLD OUT
Week 6: July 31 – August 4 – SOLD OUT
Week 7: August 7 – 11 – SOLD OUT
Week 8: August 14 – 18 – SOLD OUT

Time: Camp day runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

PRICING STRUCTURE
Attending 3 – 4 weeks of Game On! = $575 per week
Attending 5 – 8 weeks of Game On! = $560 per week after March 1

Tired of packing a lunch? Sign up for our catered lunch from Healthy Kids Kitchen for $45 per week. View the menu here.

Want to add a week during the summer? If space allows, the cost to add on a week will be $575.

Please note that our optional horseback riding field trip is also an additional fee.

HALF DAY OPTION – $240 per week
Open to 4 and 5 year old campers. Program runs 9 a.m. – approximately 12 p.m. Monday-Friday (staying for lunch is optional). Minimum of two consecutive weeks required. Can mix and match for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 weeks.  To receive the discounted half day tuition, use code halfday2017 at checkout.  Please call the office if trying to register for only 2 weeks (847-229-9959).

Photos & Videos

Game On! Song (lyrics and video)

2017 PHOTOS
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2016 PHOTOS
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Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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Week 7

Pre-2016 PHOTOS

Info

Chicago Parent Info Handbook 2017
Please read through the handbook (click above to view) in its entirety. It answers many questions about our policies, procedures, and camp experience.

2017 CAMP NEWSLETTERS
Week 1
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Daily Reminder
Sunblock and water – please apply sunblock before leaving home & pack a cold, full water bottle and sunscreen in your campers backpack.  Please remember to label everything!

Your Ultracamp account allows you to…
• Update your forms (i.e. medical or transportation authorization) You have control – just log into your Game On! account and edit away.
• You can also check your weeks, financial statements, and more.
• Need to add weeks on (if available) to your camp stay? We hope so! Contact the Game On! office and we will take care of you.

Stay in Touch Daily
• Please check our Facebook page regularly & read our weekly Huddle newsletters (out every Friday through Mailchimp) from top to bottom to stay fully informed.  Game On! photos, videos, and calendars are all accessible through our website.
• Note that our favorite photos from each camp day will be posted on our Facebook page
• Miss an email over the summer? Check this tab for our Communication Archive.

Drop Off & Pick Up
• Drop Off & Pick Up: Disney Magnet School, 4140 Marine Drive, Chicago
• Look for Game On! signage to identify pick up and drop off location at the school
• Pick-up time at the end of the day is between 2:50 – 3:10 p.m.
• Make sure you do not leave without signing your camper(s) out.  Anyone picking up your daughter from camp must be listed on her authorized pick up form and had a valid I.D. There are NO EXCEPTIONS! This is for the safety of our campers.
• You can update your authorization form through your online account. If it is after 12:00 p.m., please call the office as well.

Food
• We are completely nut free – NO exceptions (No Peanut Butter or Nutella Please)
• Please help us to enforce the rule that campers are not to share their food
• No refrigeration for sack lunches

Calendar

Jul 25 Chicago Bandits Field Trip (Chicago, IL)
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Location

Walt Disney Magnet School
4140 N Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60613

For drop off and pick up, enter the driveway just south of the school off Marine Drive. Coaches will be standing by the camp entrance for both drop off and pick up. Game On! signage will also be visible.


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Staff

FEATURED STAFF

Camp Director – Molly Roberts
Molly (left) returns for her third summer as a camp director with Game On! This will be her first summer as the Chicago director after spending the last two years at our Lake Forest location. During the school year, Molly is a teacher and coaches the school’s Girls On The Run program.

Soccer Director – Mollie Strawn
Mollie is back for her second summer as soccer director in Chicago. During the school year, she teaches P.E.  to K-8th grade students through Playworks and also coaches at Game On! events and classes.

 

Awards

2016

Special Awards
Camper of the Camp: Lily Harris
Most Spirited: Sloane Singerman
Most Improved: Lauren Cusick & Harper Adler
Heart Award: Avonlea Hong
Leadership Award: Maya Dewitt
Courage Award: Claire Golden
Ponytail MVP: Ali Schaffer
MVP of Division 1: Mikaela Vernick
MVP of Division 2/3: Graysen Pendry
MVP of Division 4/5: Jordyn Kohn
MVP of Masters Division: Caroline Culver

Campers of the Week
Week 1: Nadia Bernstein, Cate O’Meara, Maya Dewitt, Bella Brown, Sadie Seeman, Ellie Choslovsky, Graysen Pendry
Week 2: Ali Schaffer, Mikaela Vernick, Cate O’Connor, Natalie Post
Week 3: Stella Harris, Sloane Benson, Camryn Moss
Week 4: Claire Golden, Faye Flagstad, Reese Anderson, Dixie Szczerba
Week 5: Hope Stineman, Johanna Weiss, Lauren Anderson, Francesca Santori, Anna Buckley, Jane O’Meara
Week 6: Emery Sill, Piper Larson, Harlow Shapack, Eva Mack, Jadyn Aling, Abigail Feller
Week 7: Maddy Lehman, Greta Sheaffer, Lucy Levy, Juliana Simons, Quinn Urquhart, McLean Moroney, Elle Sheaffer, Fallon Urquhart, Maddie Amato

Coach of the Week
Week 2: Rachel Silverman
Week 3: Alyssa Haight, Lauren Brown, Sophie Sherry
Week 4: Jillian Dreixler, Isabelle S., Marley Arbaiza, Mollie Strawn

2015

Special Awards
Camper of the Camp: Amelia Mack
Camper of Division 1/2: Claire Lokken
Camper of Division 3/4: Quinn Kass
Camper of Division 5: Natalie Post
Camper of Masters Division: Maddie Amato
Spirit Award: Francesca Santori
Heart Award: Maggie Helms

Campers of the Week
Week 1:Audrey Schabes, Emery Sill, Paige Espeseth & Caroline Culver
Week 2:
Laura Blume, Arden Brown, Eva Jakubowski, Tai Williams
Week 3:
Claire Lokken, Fallon Urquart, Claire Tibshrany, Natalie Post
Week 4:
Ruthie Barlow, Juliana Simons, Emma Dow, Shea Moroney, Rosie Goldman
Week 5:
Nadia Bernstein, Mia Kotler, Alex Ostrom, Scarlett Brown
Week 6:
Mikaela Vernick, Sarah Freshwater, Quinn Kass, Jadyn Aling, Demi Mutz
Week 7:
Cate O’Meara, Ariel Goodman, Claire Corwin, Charlotte Gilbreth, Lily Harris

2014

Special Awards
Camper of the Camp:
Jayden Aling
Camper of the Ponytail Division: Nina Zalvidar
Camper of Division 2: Charlotte Steffensen
Camper of Division 3: Tai Williams
Camper of Division 4: Natalie Post
Camper of Division 1: Shea Moroney
Leadership Award: Caroline Culver
Heart Award: Olivia Harris
Most Improved Award: Ella Meyer

Campers of the Week
Week 1: 
Claire Lokken,  Bella Brown, Shea Moroney
Week 2: Charlotte Gilbreth, Jordana Kalman, Ava Manrique, Lily Honney
Week 3: Drew Janovsky  and Selma Taylor
Week 4: Jessica Post, Corinne Alexander, Maddie Lehman, Quinn Kass
Week 5: Nina Zaldivar, Hayden Nurnberg, Grayson Fox, Georgia Philip, Maddie Amato, Maeve Thompson
Week 6: Natalie Post, Cosette Benjamin, Paige Highlander
Week 7:  Ella Kadish, Teagan Moroney, Emma Basil, Ally Flomenhoft, Callie Milner, Stella Harris

2013

Special Awards
Camper of the Camp:
Demi Mutz
Camper of Division 1: Grace Lovette
Camper of Division 2: Ava Manrique
Camper of Division 3: Callie Milner
Camper of Division 4: Fiona Tanis
Camper of Division 5: Anya Gupta
Most Valuable Ponytail: Nina Zaldivar
Most Improved: Meg Stineman
Leadership Award: Hannah Korach
Sportsmanship Award: Reese Benford
Heart Award: Claire Silverstein

Campers of the Week
Week 1: Sydney Tzur, Claire Silverstein, Ava Manrique, Katie Kraczkowsky
Week 2: Teagan Moroney, Sunny Axelbaum, Eleanor Corken, Samantha Axelbaum
Coaches of the Week: Sarah Curci, Leisel Morris
Week 3: Charlotte Steffensen, Anya Gupta, Ella Glascott, Julia Oppenheim
Coaches of the Week: Karina Kim, Angie Walinski
Week 4: Tatum Dunn, Fiona Tanis, Emma Basil, Alice Cao
Coaches of the Week: Kelsi Knutson, Jillian Dreixler
Week 5: Eden Shapack, Corinne Alexander, Stacia Konow, Adina Kalman
Coaches of the Week: Bri Lingel, Amy Bromann

2012

Special Awards
Camper of the Camp:
Alex Carlin
Heart Award: Natalie Rosenbaum
Leadership Award: Grace Lovette
Most Improved: Alice Cao
Most Valuable Ponytail: Kealey Reardon
Camper of Division 2: Callie Milner
Camper of Division 3: Demi Mutz
Camper of Division 4: Sandra O’Malley
Camper of Division 5:Mia Gallay
Camper of Division 1: Mia Grahn

Campers of the Week
Week 1:
Kealey Reardon, Callie Milner, Natalie Rosenbaum, Demi Mutz, Mia Gallay, Caroline Gonzalez
Coaches of the Week: Jaclyn Shifrin, Kyle Zegarac
Week 2: Josephine Pasquier, Stella Rhodes, Natalie Ruhana, Alessandra Kaestner, Eleanor Massengill, Elana Laski
Coaches of the Week: Amanda Moore, Marci Zegarac
Week 3: Maggie Helms, Ella Glascott, Alex Carlin, Harper Massengil, Lauren Brunsvold, Alice Cao
Coaches/Staff of the Week: Kimberly Seymour, Veronika Leszayova
Week 4: Erin Keating, Dylan Tate, Ella Kadish, Sandra O’Malley, Dani Cyrluk, Sydney Hosbein
Coaches of the Week: Laura Gbur, Amanda Swik
Week 5: Lauren Mitidiero, Elyse Gregory, Alexandra Ryan, Grace Brunsvold, Maya Edwards, Mia Grahn
Coaches of the Week: Sydnee Reeves, Kate Stucke
Week 6: Reese Benford, Kate Ginn, Fiona Tanis, Maya Ginn, Ava Tortorello, Keely Lovette, Grace Philip
Coaches of the Week: Annie Zegarac, Rachel Gross

2011

Special Awards
Camper of the Camp:
Anafrancesca Curry
Leadership Award: Kathryn Stender
Heart Award: Ella Nevo
Effort Award: Sandra O’malley
Camper of Division 1: Kathryn
Camper of Division 2: Brianna Love
Camper of Division 3: Reese Giordano
Camper of Pony Tail: Angelina Giordano

Campers of the Week
Week 1:
Demi Mutz, Grace Drumm, Michelle Collier, AnaFrancesca Curry
Coach in Training: Zarrin Karimi, Coach of the Week: Morgan Kantner
Week 2: Lilly Schar, Lily Marks, Brianna Love, Elinor Miller
Coach in Training: Meryl Davis, Coach of the Week: Sydney Reeves
Week 3: Angelina Giordano, Ava Tortorella, Audrey Ruhana, Marlena Resnick
Week 4: Kate Ginn, Avery Miller, Julia Ruth, Julia McKinney
Week 5: Haylie Routburg, Sandra O’Malley, Etta Shar
Week 6: Sami Farsht, Sloane Thor, Mia Rugai, Claire Calkins