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  • Art Camp: Clay Everyday (Grades 4-8)

    • Type: academic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 4-8

    Spend the week making functional and decorative artworks out of clay in the Taft art studio! Ceramics will be fired in our kiln and ready to pick up in August. $60 + $20 materials fee

    We recommend that students attend the improv camp as well if they are interested in the art camp. The improv camp is offered from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM PM on the same days as art camp. 

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 12 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Art Room (Room 181)

    Camp director

    Amanda Nadig

    Amanda Nadig is a Visual Arts Teacher at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 80.00

    Registration ends 07/08/2019

    Art Camp: Clay Everyday (Grades 4-8) has 0 spots left!

  • Art Camp: People and Places (Grades 4-8)

    • Type: general
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 4-8

    Draw, paint, and sew 2-D and 3-D artwork inspired by the people and places important to you in your life! Take home your creations at the end of the week. $60 + $20 materials fee

    We recommend that students attend the improv camp as well if they are interested in the art camp. The improv camp is offered from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM PM on the same days as art camp.

    Schedule

    • Jul 15 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 19 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Art Room (Room 181)

    Camp director

    Amanda Nadig

    Amanda Nadig is a Visual Arts Teacher at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 80.00

    Art Camp: People and Places (Grades 4-8) is currently full and not accepting additional registrations

    Registration ends 07/15/2019

    Art Camp: People and Places (Grades 4-8) has 0 spots left!

  • Baseball Camp (Grades 5-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: male
    • Grade: entering 5-8

    This camp will emphasize individual skills, fundamentals, and team strategy. Areas covered include everything from outfield and infield play to base-running, sliding and much more in this dynamic youth baseball camp.  Our staff will conduct individual and group instruction for all players. Groups rotate throughout the day to different stations covering pitching, catching, infield defense, outfield defense and hitting.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jun 24 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jun 25 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jun 26 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jun 27 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Baseball Field

    Camp director

    Richard Pildes and Matt Malarski

    Richard Pildes is the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Taft High School.  Coach Pildes has coached for 38 years, including the last 34 as the head coach at Taft.  Coach Pildes was inducted into the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2016.  Among his team's accomplishments are 12 conference championships, seven trips to the city playoff semifinals, and runner-up showings in 2010, 2014, and 2016.  The Eagles also won an IHSA regional in 2009 under Coach Pildes' leadership.  

    Matt Malarski has coached baseball at Taft for 22 years, the first 18 as the Varsity Assistant to Coach Pildes and the past 4 as the Head Sophomore Coach.  He played 2 seasons for Coach Pildes before graduating from Taft in 1990.  Coach Malarski played one year of college baseball at Concordia University in River Forest.  He teaches in Wilmette School District 39 and is married and has 4 children.  He and his family live in the Norwood Park Community.

    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 06/27/2019

    Baseball Camp (Grades 5-8) has 35 spots left!

  • Baseball Camp (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: male
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    This camp will emphasize individual skills, fundamentals, and team strategy. Areas covered include everything from outfield and infield play to base-running, sliding and much more in this dynamic youth baseball camp.  Our staff will conduct individual and group instruction for all players. Groups rotate throughout the day to different stations covering pitching, catching, infield defense, outfield defense and hitting.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 22 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Baseball Field

    Camp director

    Richard Pildes and Mark Madden

    Richard Pildes is the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Taft High School.  Coach Pildes has coached for 38 years, including the last 34 as the head coach at Taft.  Coach Pildes was inducted into the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2016.  Among his team's accomplishments are 12 conference championships, seven trips to the city playoff semifinals, and runner-up showings in 2010, 2014, and 2016.  The Eagles also won an IHSA regional in 2009 under Coach Pildes' leadership.  


    Registration

    Price $ 140.00

    Registration ends 07/25/2019

    Baseball Camp (Grades 9-12) has 47 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Combined Session 1 and 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-6)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 5-6

    This registration option is available for athletes that would like to attend session 1 AND session 2 of the basketball camp.  This combined session registration is being offered at a discounted price of $200 for the 4-week experience.  

    This 4-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 09 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 10 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 11 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 12 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 15 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 16 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 17 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 18 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 19 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 22 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 23 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 24 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 25 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 26 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 29 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 30 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 31 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Aug 01 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Aug 02 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball. 

    Registration

    Price $ 200.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Combined Session 1 and 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-6) has 48 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Combined Session 1 and 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-8

    This registration option is available for athletes that would like to attend session 1 AND session 2 of the basketball camp.  This combined session registration is being offered at a discounted price of $200 for the 4-week experience.  

    This 4-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 09 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 10 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 11 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 12 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 15 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 16 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 17 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 18 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 19 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 22 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 23 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 24 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 25 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 26 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 29 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 30 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 31 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Aug 01 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Aug 02 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.

    Registration

    Price $ 200.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Combined Session 1 and 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8) has 47 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Combined Session 1 and 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    This registration option is available for athletes that would like to attend session 1 AND session 2 of the basketball camp.  This combined session registration is being offered at a discounted price of $200 for the 4-week experience.  

    This 4-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 12 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 19 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 22 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 26 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 29 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 31 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Aug 02 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.

    Registration

    Price $ 200.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Combined Session 1 and 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12) has 71 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-6)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 5-6

    This 2-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 09 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 10 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 11 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 12 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 15 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 16 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 17 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 18 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 19 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.


    Registration

    Price $ 120.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-6) has 48 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-8

    This 2-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.   

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 09 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 10 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 11 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 12 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 15 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 16 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 17 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 18 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 19 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.


    Registration

    Price $ 120.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8) has 49 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    This 2-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  


    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 12 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 19 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.

    Registration

    Price $ 120.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12) has 67 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-6)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 5-6

    This 2-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 22 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 23 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 24 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 25 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 26 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 29 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 30 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 31 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Aug 01 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.

    Registration

    Price $ 120.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Basketball Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-6) has 50 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-8

    This 2-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 22 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 23 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 24 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 25 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 26 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 29 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 30 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 31 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Aug 01 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    • Aug 02 , 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Tim Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.

    Registration

    Price $ 120.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Basketball Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8) has 48 spots left!

  • Basketball Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    This 2-week camp focuses on all aspects of the game ranging from dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Campers will work in several stations gathering an understanding of why they are asked to do the things they are in the games. We will take a look at strategy and the importance of teamwork as well.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 22 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 26 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 29 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 31 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Jason Tucker and Time Reamer

    Coach Tucker has been a Head Coach now for ten seasons.  In those ten seasons he has won two regional titles (2015, 2017) and had a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015 with his Luther North Wildcat team.  That was the furthest any team has gone in Luther North history. That team went 24-6 on the season and won there first conference title since 1969.  Coach Tucker was named IBCA Coach of the Year twice in 2015 and 2017.  Last Season coach Tucker lead Sullivan High School to it's first winning season in over 15 years and also won the Chicago Public League Blue North tournament title.  The team advanced to the Final 4 in the Blue Division City Playoffs.  Coach Tucker is a graduate from Concordia University Chicago, where he played four year of basketball for the Men's team and was captain senior year.  Coach Tucker is extremely excited to be the new Head coach at Taft and is looking forward to turning around the Taft Basketball Program. 

    Tim Reamer graduated from Taft in 2012 leading them to a conference championship and City Elite 8 appearance while earning all-conference and all city honors. He moved on to play for Benedictine University for four years leading them his senior year to a 31-1 record and played for the NCAA D3 National Championship in Salem, VA. Reamer has come back to Taft after graduating college to teach Physical Education and coach basketball.

    Registration

    Price $ 120.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Basketball Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12) has 74 spots left!

  • Cheer Camp (K-9)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering K-9

    Our end-of-summer super fun cheer camp is designed for grades K through 9. We will pack the camp with fun activities, including learning cheers, dances, stunting, and tumbling. NO experience necessary. T-shirt and poms included in registration! All campers will be grouped based on their ages and abilities, learn the fundamentals of cheerleading with both individual and group instruction, practice and execute proper technique during all skills performed (stunts, tumbling, dance, jumps, etc.)

    Schedule

    • Aug 26 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 27 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 28 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 29 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Ryan Cooper

    Ryan Cooper is the varsity cheerleading coach at Taft High School.  She is entering her third season with Taft, bringing the team to a runner-up finish in the city championship in 2018 and 2019. 

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 08/30/2019

    Cheer Camp (K-9) has 17 spots left!

  • Chess Camp (Grades 1-12)

    • Type: activity
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 2-9

    Chess is a beautiful game that helps develop creativity, strategy, foresight, and patience. It also improves memory and encourages problem solving. Join Taft's chess coach and learn opening and endgame strategy, tactics, and analysis. 

    Schedule

    • Jul 15 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 19 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Library

    Camp director

    Daniel Wilson

    Daniel Wilson coaches chess at Taft High School.

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 07/12/2019

    Chess Camp (Grades 1-12) has 72 spots left!

  • Cross Country Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    Runners will use this camp to prepare for the upcoming Fall Cross Country season. The runners will experience many different styles of training, including running, supplemental training, and strength training to prepare them for the three mile races. This training has led to multiple State Qualifiers over the last few years.

    Schedule

    • Jun 24 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jun 25 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jun 26 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jun 27 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 01 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 02 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 03 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 08 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 09 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 10 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 11 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 15 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 16 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 17 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 18 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 22 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 23 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 24 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 25 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 29 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 30 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Jul 31 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am
    • Aug 01 , 7:45 am to 10:00 am

    Location

    Taft High School (meet at corner of Northcott and Hurlbut)

    Camp director

    Garrett McLinn and James Bleicher

    Garrett McLinn and James Bleicher are the varsity cross country and track coaches at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 80.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Cross Country Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12) has 92 spots left!

  • Cross Country/Track Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 5-8

    Athletes will learn about all the different aspects of Track and Field, including distance running, sprinting, hurdling, jumping, and throwing. The athletes will have an opportunity to try the many different events the sports offers and discover which ones they like the most and in which they are most competitive. Cross Country runners will also have the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Cross Country season in the fall. Athletes will learn from coaches who have helped over ten athletes qualify for the State Championship in multiple events over the last four years.

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 09 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 10 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 11 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 12 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 15 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 16 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 17 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 18 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    • Jul 19 , 8:00 am to 9:30 am

    Location

    Taft High School (meet at corner of Northcott and Hurlbut)

    Camp director

    Don Desalvo

    Don Desalvo is entering his fifth year teaching history and coaching track/cross country at Taft High School.  Coach Desalvo ran cross country at Illinois Wesleyan University.   

    Registration

    Price $ 50.00

    Registration ends 07/20/2019

    Cross Country/Track Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-8) has 95 spots left!

  • Football Camp (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    This camp is for incoming Taft freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in playing football at Taft for the 2019-2012 season.  Fundamental skills and drills will be taught by Taft football coaches.  No equipment or experience necessary (we strongly encourage athletes to bring cleats).    

    Schedule

    • Jun 03 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 05 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 10 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 12 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 24 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 25 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 26 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jun 27 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 08 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 22 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 29 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 31 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Athletics Fields (located off of Bryn Mawr)

    Camp director

    John Tsarouchas

    Coach T is a graduate of Taft High School and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.  At Northwestern, Coach T was a walk-on offensive linemen for the Wildcat football team. This is Coach T's ninth season coaching at Taft.  The Taft Football Team won the Chicago Public League Championship during the 2018-2019 school year.  

    Registration

    Price $ 150.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Football Camp (Grades 9-12) has 136 spots left!

  • Hurdles Camp for Beginners (Grades 7-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-12

    Athletes will learn the ins and outs of the hurdles event. Focus will be on mechanics of the jump, runway approach, and acceleration. Athletes will also work on general bio-mechanics, strength, and conditioning to supplement their training.

    Schedule

    • Jul 09 , 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    • Jul 11 , 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    • Jul 16 , 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    • Jul 18 , 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

    Location

    Meet outside of Taft Door 4

    Camp director

    Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart is an alumni of Taft and has been a coach of the Track and Field team the last several years, including the 2018-2019 Indoor Track City Championship team.  

    Registration

    Price $ 40.00

    Registration ends 07/18/2019

    Hurdles Camp for Beginners (Grades 7-12) has 29 spots left!

  • Improv Camp, Session 1 (Grades 4-8)

    • Type: fine_art
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 4-8

    Each day is full of fun activities exploring the fundamentals of improv! In small improv. teams, we will practice and build confidence, before performing in larger groups. On Friday (1:30--2:30), there will be a showcase for parents.

    We strongly recommend that students attend the art camp as well if they are interested in the improv camp. The art camp is offered from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the same days as improv camp.

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 09 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 10 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 11 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 12 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    Location

    Taft's Black Box Theatre

    Camp director

    Quintin Nadig

    Quintin Nadig is a Drama Teacher and the Drama Department Chair at Taft.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 07/12/2019

    Improv Camp, Session 1 (Grades 4-8) has 17 spots left!

  • Improv Camp, Session 2 (Grades 4-8)

    • Type: fine_art
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 4-8

    Each day is full of fun activities exploring the fundamentals of improv! In small improv. teams, we will practice and build confidence, before performing in larger groups. On Friday (1:30--2:30), there will be a showcase for parents.

    We strongly recommend that students attend the art camp as well if they are interested in the improv camp. The art camp is offered from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the same days as improv camp.

    Schedule

    • Jul 15 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 16 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 17 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 18 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 19 , 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    Location

    Taft's Black Box Theatre

    Camp director

    Quintin Nadig

    Quintin Nadig is a Drama Teacher and the Drama Department Chair at Taft.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 08/07/2019

    Improv Camp, Session 2 (Grades 4-8) has 13 spots left!

  • Jumps Camp (Grades 7-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-12

    Athletes will train in long jump, triple jump, and high jump throughout this camp. Focus will be on mechanics of the jump, runway approach, and acceleration. Athletes will also work on general bio-mechanics, strength, and conditioning to supplement their training.

    Schedule

    • Jul 09 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Campus (Meet outside of Door 9)

    Camp director

    Donald DeSalvo

    Donald DeSalvo - Taft Jumps and Sprints Coach

    Registration

    Price $ 90.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Jumps Camp (Grades 7-12) has 19 spots left!

  • Lacrosse Camp: Non-Contact, Boys Beginners (Grades 7-10)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: male
    • Grade: entering 7-10

    The objective of this developmental camp is to provide an opportunity for all new players to get more familiar with the game of lacrosse. Basic skill and tactics will be introduced and instructed through games, drills, and competitions. Safety and fundamentals will be emphasized throughout in order to create a positive experience for players of all abilities. All players are encouraged to bring as much of their own gear as possible. Our camp staff consists of experienced coaches along with former and current collegiate players.

    EQUIPMENT INCLUDED IN COST – Each player will get a practice jersey

    EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO BORROW – Sticks, goalie equipment, helmets, and gloves  

    Schedule

    • Jul 15 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 16 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 17 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 18 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 19 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Location

    Taft Lacrosse Field, Located off of Bryn Mawr

    Camp director

    Eddie Robbins and Jordan CeCe


    Registration

    Price $ 80.00

    Registration ends 07/19/2019

    Lacrosse Camp: Non-Contact, Boys Beginners (Grades 7-10) has 50 spots left!

  • NavigaTEEN Workshop: De-stress and Self-Care for the Summer and School Year (Grades 7-11)

    • Type: general
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-11, All in the community are welcome

    Your pre-teen/teen will learn easy and fun techniques to care for her/himself and manage stressful situations, becoming stronger and happier in the process. Ms. Devine and Ms. Soto lead the Coping Skills Therapeutic Group at Taft, and have created a workshop filled with art, movement, journaling, play, and laughter. This workshop will heighten each participants awareness of stressors and how to work with and through them.  Snack provided!

    Schedule

    • Jun 25 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jun 26 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jun 27 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft All Purpose Room

    Camp director

    Karen Devine and Chloe Soto

    Karen Devine and Chloe Soto are counselors at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 06/27/2019

    NavigaTEEN Workshop: De-stress and Self-Care for the Summer and School Year (Grades 7-11) has 24 spots left!

  • NavigaTEEN Workshop: From Teening to Adulting (Grades 7-11)

    • Type: general
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-11, All in the community are welcome

    Your pre-teen/teen will participate in fun and informative activities to get them ready for life as a teen and adult. We will work on executive functioning, study skills, calendaring, healthy technology use, self-advocacy, speaking, and throw back to the skills we should all have too (letter writing, addressing an envelope, talking on the telephone, what is a checking account, cursive writing, reading an analog clock, etc.) This workshop will be interactive, and you won't know your pre-teen/teen when we get through with them!  Snacks provided!

    Schedule

    • Aug 13 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 14 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 15 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft All Purpose Room

    Camp director

    Karen Devine and Chloe Soto

    Karen Devine and Chloe Soto are counselors at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 08/15/2019

    NavigaTEEN Workshop: From Teening to Adulting (Grades 7-11) has 17 spots left!

  • Poms Dance Team Camp (Grades 2-9)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 2-9

    The camp is open to girls and boys grades 2 through 9.  We will focus on developing fundamental skills in all areas of dance.  All attendees  will learn a short poms routine as well as proper technique for leaps, turns, jumps, tricks, and sporting event etiquette.  All campers will receive a t-shirt


    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Dance Studio (119)

    Camp director

    Jacquelyn Alunan

    Jacquelyn Alunan is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and math teacher at Taft High School. This is her 5th year as the Varsity Poms Head Coach.  The Taft High School Poms team won the city championship in 2014, 2015, 2018, and were runners-up in 2016 and 2017.    

    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 07/11/2019

    Poms Dance Team Camp (Grades 2-9) has 20 spots left!

  • Positive ParenTEEN: Forget Book Club...It's a One Night Only Article Club for Parents!

    • Type: general
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering Adults Only, all in the community are welcome.

    Are you one of those people who love to read and engage, but thinking of joining a book club is too much of a time commitment? Or, maybe you are in a book club and just can't get enough? This ONE NIGHT ONLY workshop is for YOU! We have gathered the most intriguing and thought-provoking articles on parents, teens, and life to share. We will read and discuss during the session. No pre-reading required!  Refreshments provided.  

    Schedule

    • Aug 14 , 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Location

    Taft All Purpose Room

    Camp director

    Karen Devine and Chloe Soto

    Karen Devine and Chloe Soto are counselors at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 25.00

    Registration ends 08/14/2019

    Positive ParenTEEN: Forget Book Club...It's a One Night Only Article Club for Parents! has 30 spots left!

  • School of Rock and Roll (Grades 6-12)

    • Type: fine_art
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 6-12

    Join us this summer for some rockin’ out fun. This is not a class to teach music to those with no knowledge at all, but rather a time to get better from playing with others. Don’t worry about your skill level, beginner to advanced is cool with us. No pressure, no being put on the spot...just jamming at your own level, learning a few new skills (probably teaching us a thing or two), and then bringing it all together with a jam out performance at the end of the summer.

    If you have a guitar, bass, amplifier, etc, it’s best to bring them so you have more playing time as equipment on hand is limited.

    Schedule

    • Jun 25 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jun 27 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Guitar Room

    Camp director

    Jim Nicklas and Michael Howe

    Jim Nicklas and Michael Howe work in the Counseling Department at Taft High School.  Both are lifelong rock and rollers.    

    Registration

    Price $ 125.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    School of Rock and Roll (Grades 6-12) has 2 spots left!

  • Soccer Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 1-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 1-8

    The Taft soccer coaching staff will be holding a camp for boys and girls grades 1 through 8. The camp will be open to all skill levels and will include a week of instruction in technical soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and defending. Campers will be put into situations that allow them to learn the “beautiful game” while also meeting new friends and playing soccer related games. Campers will be teamed up with a camp coach and assistant coach for the duration of the week. Campers will each receive a shirt and awards will be given out throughout the week for team and individual accomplishments. 


    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 09 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 10 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 11 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 12 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Location

    Taft Athletics Fields (located off of Bryn Mawr)

    Camp director

    Jeff Lucco

    Jeff Lucco is a graduate of North Park University and in his fourth year as the boys varsity soccer coach. He holds a United States Soccer Federation D License and a National Soccer Coaches Association of American  Level 1 Goalkeeper Diploma. He loves all things related to the Eagles and his favorite colors are blue, black, and silver. He loves Arsenal Football Club and likes to read on his free time. 

    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 07/12/2019

    Soccer Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 1-8) has 78 spots left!

  • Soccer Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    Any boys and girls interested in preparing for the upcoming school year at their respective high school can register for the Taft Soccer Camp. It will be run by the Taft Boys and Girls Soccer Coaching Staff and coaches from other local high schools. The focus will be on strength and conditioning for the soccer player and fundamental technical skills.  All campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jul 22 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 26 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Soccer Field (located off of Bryn Mawr)

    Camp director

    Maciej Myszka and Chris Gordillo

    Maciej Myszka is a Counselor and the head JV Boys Soccer Coach at Taft HS.  

    Chris Gordillo is a teacher at Budlong Elementary School and the Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach at Taft High School. 



    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 07/26/2019

    Soccer Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12) has 65 spots left!

  • Softball Camp, Girls Fastpitch (Grades 5-9)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: female
    • Grade: entering 5-9

    This camp will emphasize individual skills, fundamentals, and team strategy. Areas covered include everything from outfield and infield play to base-running, sliding and much more in this dynamic softball camp.  Our staff will conduct individual and group instruction for all players. Groups rotate throughout the day to different stations covering pitching, catching, infield defense, outfield defense and hitting.  All campers will receive a t-shirt (you must register by June 21 to receive a shirt).   

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Jul 09 , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Jul 10 , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Jul 11 , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Jul 12 , 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Location

    Taft Softball Field

    Camp director

    Germaine Padilla

    Germaine Padilla is the Varsity Softball Coach at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 07/08/2019

    Softball Camp, Girls Fastpitch (Grades 5-9) has 27 spots left!

  • Speed and Power Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 5-12

    Athletes from all sports are welcome to come learn the basics of speed through form drills, plyometrics, and more. Timed 40s and 10 meter flys are a staple of the program. We use the Freelap Pro Coach 424 Fully Automatic Timing System. The coaches leading this camp have used this speed training to lead over ten athletes to the State Championship in four years in a wide variety of events, including sprints, jumps, middle distance, and distance events.

    Schedule

    • Jul 15 , 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jul 17 , 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jul 18 , 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jul 22 , 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jul 24 , 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jul 25 , 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

    Location

    Meet outside Taft Door 4

    Camp director

    James Bleicher, Garrett McLinn, and Don Desalvo

    James Bleicher, Garrett McLinn, and Don Desalvo are cross country and track coaches at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 50.00

    Registration ends 07/26/2019

    Speed and Power Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 5-12) has 94 spots left!

  • Swim Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 4-6)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 4-6

    Swim Camp keep kids active and building momentum all summer long! For beginners, Swim Camp condenses 1 month of lessons into 2-weeks. The daily reinforcement of skills leads to increased muscle memory for beginning swimmers.  Swim Camp will give your swimmer the extra boost and confidence they will need for their summer activities! 

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 12 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jul 19 , 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Swimming Pool

    Camp director

    Jason Polensky

    Coach Polensky has been the swimming and water polo coach here at Taft High School for the past 6 seasons.  During his tenure at Taft they have won 6 conference championships and have continued to rise into the upper echelon of Chicago swimming.  

    Registration

    Price $ 100.00

    Registration ends 07/19/2019

    Swim Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 4-6) has 28 spots left!

  • Swim Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 7-8

    Summer Swim Camp will give your swimmer a boost of confidence! Summer Camp is for swimmers of all levels who will come for one week. Students will work to progress faster, build muscle memory, and learn safety skills.  Swim Camp will give your swimmer the extra boost and confidence they will need for their summer activities!

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 09 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 10 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 11 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 12 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 15 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 16 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 17 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 18 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Jul 19 , 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Location

    Taft Swimming Pool

    Camp director

    Jason Polensky

    Coach Polensky has been the swimming and water polo coach here at Taft High School for the past 5 seasons.  During his tenure at Taft they have won 6 conference championships and have continued to rise into the upper echelon of Chicago swimming.  

    Registration

    Price $ 100.00

    Registration ends 07/19/2019

    Swim Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 7-8) has 23 spots left!

  • Swim Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 9-12

    Come and see what it takes to be a champion.  The focus of this camp will be conditioning for the upcoming high school swim season.  From working on stroke technique or getting in shape all athletes are welcome.  All participants will receive a Taft Swimming Tee Shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jun 24 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jun 25 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jun 26 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jun 27 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jun 28 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 08 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 09 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 10 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 11 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 12 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 15 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 16 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 17 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 18 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Jul 19 , 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Location

    Taft Swimming Pool

    Camp director

    Jason Polensky

    Coach Polensky has been the swimming and water polo coach here at Taft High School for the past 5 seasons.  During his tenure at Taft they have won 6 conference championships and have continued to rise into the upper echelon of Chicago swimming.  

    Registration

    Price $ 180.00

    Registration ends 07/19/2019

    Swim Camp, Boys and Girls (Grades 9-12) has 19 spots left!

  • Tennis Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 6-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 6-12

    This camp is a perfect way to build self-esteem, hand eye coordination and team building. We will teach you to learn and love the game as much as we do.  The camp will take place on the brand new Taft Tennis Courts.  Please contact the Boys Head Varsity Tennis Coach Justin Yesensky if you have any questions at (jmyesensky@cps.edu).  Campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jun 10 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jun 11 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jun 12 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jun 13 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

    Location

    Taft Tennis Courts

    Camp director

    Justin Yesensky

    Justin Yesensky is the Varsity Boys Tennis Coach at Taft High School.  Coach Yesensky is also a math teacher at Taft High School.      

    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 06/13/2019

    Tennis Camp Session 1, Boys and Girls (Grades 6-12) has 24 spots left!

  • Tennis Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 6-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering 6-12

    This camp is a perfect way to build self-esteem, hand eye coordination and team building. We will teach you to learn and love the game as much as we do.  The camp will take place on the brand new Taft Tennis Courts.  Please contact the Boys Head Varsity Tennis Coach Justin Yesensky if you have any questions at (jmyesensky@cps.edu).  Campers will receive a t-shirt.  

    Schedule

    • Jun 17 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jun 18 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jun 19 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
    • Jun 20 , 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

    Location

    Taft Tennis Courts

    Camp director

    Justin Yesensky

    Justin Yesensky is the Varsity Boys Tennis Coach at Taft High School. 

    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 06/20/2019

    Tennis Camp Session 2, Boys and Girls (Grades 6-12) has 33 spots left!

  • Volleyball Camp, Boys (Grades 6-12)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: male
    • Grade: entering 6-10

    Come and learn from the Super Conference Varsity Taft Eagle Volleyball Program. For one week we will be working on the fundamentals of passing, hitting, serving, blocking and team strategy. It will make you a better all-around Volleyball player. Plus you will be getting to meet the Head Varsity Coach, William Angel, and the Sophomore Coach, Allison Taylor, along with Varsity players and Alumni of the program. We will end camp with a tournament to allow you to show off all of your Volleyball skills! Come meet fellow teammates and work on your game! All participants will receive a tee shirt!


    Schedule

    • Jul 29 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 31 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Aug 02 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    William Angel

    Coach Angel is the head varsity boys volleyball coach at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 08/02/2019

    Volleyball Camp, Boys (Grades 6-12) has 48 spots left!

  • Volleyball Camp, Girls (Grade 10)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: female
    • Grade: entering 10

    Come and get ready for the upcoming Volleyball season.  This is a four-week preseason camp where players will learn the Taft offense and defense systems.  We will also focus on strengthening basic fundamentals as well as learning new skills and techniques.  All participants will receive a tee shirt!


    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 22 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 29 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 31 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Sebastian Acevedo

    Sebastian Acevedo is the Varsity Girls Volleyball coach at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 150.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Volleyball Camp, Girls (Grade 10) has 35 spots left!

  • Volleyball Camp, Girls (Grades 5-6)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: female
    • Grade: entering 5-6

    Come and learn from the Varsity Taft Eagle Volleyball Program. For one week we will be working on the fundamentals of passing, hitting, serving, blocking and team strategy. It will make you a better all-around Volleyball player. Plus you will be getting to meet the Head Varsity Coach (Coach Acevedo) along with Varsity players and Alumni of the program. We will end camp with a tournament to allow you to show off all of your Volleyball skills! Come meet fellow teammates and work on your game! All participants will receive a tee shirt! 

    Schedule

    • Jun 24 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jun 25 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jun 26 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jun 27 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jun 28 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Sebastian Acevedo

    Sebastian Acevedo is the Head Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach at Taft High School.

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 06/28/2019

    Volleyball Camp, Girls (Grades 5-6) has 52 spots left!

  • Volleyball Camp, Girls (Grades 7-8)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: female
    • Grade: entering 7-8

    Come and learn from the Varsity Taft Eagle Volleyball Program. For one week we will be working on the fundamentals of passing, hitting, serving, blocking and team strategy. It will make you a better all-around Volleyball player. Plus you will be getting to meet the Head Varsity Coach (Coach Acevedo) along with Varsity players and Alumni of the program. We will end camp with a tournament to allow you to show off all of your Volleyball skills! Come meet fellow teammates and work on your game! All participants will receive a tee shirt! 


    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 12 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Sebastian Acevedo

    Sebastian Acevedo is the Varsity Girls Volleyball coach at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 07/12/2019

    Volleyball Camp, Girls (Grades 7-8) has 21 spots left!

  • Volleyball Camp, Girls (Incoming Freshman)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: female
    • Grade: entering 9

    Come and learn from the Varsity Taft Eagle Volleyball Program. This one-week camp will help prepare incoming freshman for tryouts.  It will focus on teaching and improving the fundamental skills of passing, hitting, serving, blocking and team strategy needed to play for the Taft program.  All participants will receive a tee shirt!

     

    Schedule

    • Jul 15 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 19 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Sebastian Acevedo

    Sebastian Acevedo is the Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach at Taft High School.  

    Registration

    Price $ 60.00

    Registration ends 07/19/2019

    Volleyball Camp, Girls (Incoming Freshman) has 34 spots left!

  • Volleyball Camp, Girls (Varsity)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: female
    • Grade: entering 11-12

    Come and get ready for the upcoming Volleyball season.  This is a four-week preseason camp where players will learn the Taft offense and defense systems.  We will also focus on strengthening basic fundamentals as well as learning new skills and techniques.  All participants will receive a tee shirt!

    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 15 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 16 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 17 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 18 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 22 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 23 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 24 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 25 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Jul 29 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 30 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Jul 31 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    • Aug 01 , 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Main Gym

    Camp director

    Sebastian Acevedo

    Sebastian Acevedo is the Varsity Girls Volleyball coach at Taft High School. 

    Registration

    Price $ 150.00

    Registration ends 08/01/2019

    Volleyball Camp, Girls (Varsity) has 49 spots left!

  • Wrestling Camp (Grades K-9)

    • Type: athletic
    • Gender: coed
    • Grade: entering K-9

    All campers will be instructed in the fundamentals of wrestling with an emphasis on core moves and proper drilling techniques.  Taft Coaches/wrestlers and college wrestlers will provide instruction.  Campers will be divided by age groups and experience.  A T-shirt will be provided to all campers.  


    Schedule

    • Jul 08 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 09 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 10 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 11 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Jul 12 , 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location

    Taft Wrestling Room (Room 320)

    Camp director

    Brad Engel, Mike DiFrisco, and Tom Angsten

    Brad Engel is entering his 6th year as head wrestling coach at Taft High School. Coach Engel has coached numerous sectional qualifiers as well as IHSA state championship qualifiers.   Under Coach Engel's leadership the Eagles have won the Chicago City Championship the last two years (2018 and 2019) 

    Mike DiFrisco is entering his fifth year as an assistant wrestling coach at Taft High School.  Coach DiFrisco is also the founder of Skyline Wrestling Club.  

    Tom Angsten wrestled at Elmhurst College and is the Head JV coach at Taft High School.  








    Registration

    Price $ 65.00

    Registration ends 07/08/2019

    Wrestling Camp (Grades K-9) has 56 spots left!