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Week Long Summer Camps, Day Camps, and More!

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The goal of our camps is to build the athletic skills of each and every child. We will play a wide array of fitness games, teach kids about fitness and healthy living concepts, and more! Weather permitting, camps will also include plenty of outdoor time. Please make sure your kids come appropriately dressed! Camp days include art and reading sessions to cultivate minds as well as bodies.

Our day is structured and active. We divide our kids into smaller groups for most of the classes so they are training and playing with kids their own age. By offering a variety of programming that reflects POW!'s signature values, we're proud to create lasting memories for our campers and offer children all across the West Loop, Wicker Park, Pilsen, West Town and beyond a place to stay active during the summer!

Our camp day is considerate to working parents. Our camp is one flat price. Drop offs are at 8am and pick ups are at 5pm.

The video below is a look at a few of our camps during the summer of 2019.

Take a look at the 2020 schedule. Scroll down for the direct links for purchase and enrollment.


By offering a variety of programming that reflects POW!'s signature values, we're proud to create lasting memories for our campers and offer children all across West Loop, Wicker Park, and beyond a place to stay active during the summer!

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One Day Fit Camps (Ages 6-8 / 9-11 / 12-14)


POW! also offers Fit Kid One-Day Camps. These day-camps are held on days when Chicago Public Schools are closed. This includes federal holidays, report-card pickups, and even strikes. We'll fill the day with structured, active classes that will keep your child engaged.

Programming is designed for each age group. Your child will participate in a wide range of running, fitness, and sports games. Please send them with lunch, snacks, a water bottle, and relevant homework or books, plus gym shoes! We recommend that you do not send your child with technology devices. We are a tech-free camp. Kids will not have access to use their devices from about 9am to 4pm.

Week Long Summer Camps

Fit Kids: Fitness and Active Games (7-9yrs & 9-12yrs)

Enroll your kid in a full day (8:00 am-5:00 pm) of athletic driven play at POW! They will participate in active games like agility course training, dance freeze party, team charades, youth boxing, group story writing, relay training, and more! Kids will experience park time each day, neighborhood walking field trips, board games, team challenges, reading sessions and art time. POW! excels at creating a day filled with structure and purpose. While camp drop offs can being at 8 am, our structured programming starts at 9:30 am.

All children must come with a packed lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and a water bottle. If you send any electronic devices - POW! is not responsible for them. Devices will not be permitted during our structured activities.

Sports & Speed Conditioning ( 7-10 yrs)

These young elementary aged kids will have an opportunity to experience the foundation of the Parisi Speed School training methods along with fun sports conditioning games. This week long program includes a full day that allows drop off at 8 am and pick up at 5 pm. In the spirit of true summer camp, POW! Kids will balance out training sessions with art projects, park time, board games, social activities, dance parties and more.

Training sessions will be scheduled to feature a variety of speed and agility training lessons. Kids are expected to arrive with packed food for their 3 structured mealtimes, a book and water bottle. Each week will also explore our community with a walking field trip to our neighborhood parks.



Parisi Speed, Strength & Sports Performance Camp (10-15yrs)

This camp will build the young athlete as a whole. Aside from following Parisi’s Signature training program we will invest time in enhancing each child’s character, athletic intellect and leadership skills. Camp week will be filled with athletic training, nutrition lessons, education in anatomy, athletic testing and yoga. Training is never just about the workout. This immersive experience will help young athletes understand the meaning behind peak performance. Our athletes will enjoy 3 structured workouts a day.

The week will begin with athletic testing. Each day will teach lessons intended to influence every camper’s athletic perspective and habits. POW! and Parisi pride themselves on building more confident, fit and healthier students.

Week-long camps will lead kids through the following class topics:
Strength, Linear Speed, Jump Training, Multi-Directional Speed, Mobility, Flexibility.

Growing Up Chicago - Teen Camp (13+ yrs)

To understand Chicago, a person must experience it. Even native Chicagoans sometimes need to step back to really understand their home. At POW! Kids, we pride ourselves in our hands-on, structured, active curricula. POW! takes this approach with immersive learning, exploring the streets of Chicago.

This camp is best for teens who love Chicago and want to know more about it through actually living it. Rain or shine, our teens will trample the city and use the CTA for scavenger hunts in classic Chicago locales, to gaze at world class art, dialog about pizza comparisons and even dive into the grid system that makes Chicago the greatest city in the world. And of course, these camps will offer a daily workout, for POW! builds confident, fit, safe and healthy people.

Owner, Katalin Rodriguez Ogren, a native-Chicagoan, who grew up on Chicago Ave and Wells with her brothers created this camp for the independent, curious, and active teenager. Campers will experience what it means to be a city-kid. This week long camp will begin at POW! Gym in the West Loop where they will start their day with a workout. Kids will then be led through the city exploring various topics like art, architecture, history, sports, culture and food. Teens will navigate the city while using public transportation, led by Lead Instructor Anya Zamiar.

July 20th-24th Chicago: The City with Big Shoulders

Through adventure based exploration of the city, campers will accidentally learn what makes growing up ‘Chicago’ such a gift. Chicago has a unique vibe built in its cultural centers like art, music, and architecture. Teens will explore the cornerstones that make Chicago’s art scene one of the best in the world. After observing examples of art, music, and architecture around the city, teens will grow a new appreciation for Chicago’s influence on the world.

August 10th-14th: Chicago: The City of the Century

Chicago is known world wide for many things. If you have ever traveled abroad wearing a Chicago sports jersey, you know that our Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls will prompt conversation from admiring fans wherever you go. And if sports do not echo in your presence, just mentioning Chicago pizza will get a conversation rolling. This week will focus on the culture of food and sports.

Some will boast that Chicago’s greatness stems from being the home to so many professional teams. Others say it's the amazing food. The passion behind sports teams and pizza are intrinsic to their communities. Teens will explore the individual neighborhoods that support our iconic stadiums. As campers trample the city from the north side to the south side, they will sample the various styles of Chicago pizza.

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