CYT offers week-long musical theater camps during the summer months for students ages 5-18. Camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience, and are focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork.

Typical camps include team competitions, rotations through drama, dance, music, and craft workshops, a daily theme-related devotional, and an impressive concluding showcase for family and friends.

There’s no better place for kids to learn about theater and have fun than in CYT’s positive and encouraging atmosphere - and every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage!

Day Camps

Our weekly day camps feature an original & creative theme, and the concluding Showcase is centered around it! This year, campers ages 5-12 have two camp themes to choose from, Disney Adventure or Broadway Disney. The theme for our teen day camp for 12-16 year olds is Broadway 2K Bop! Both day and teen camps are Monday-Friday from 9-3 pm. Drop off begins at 8:45 am. Pick up is at 3:00 pm with the exception of Friday's showcase performance at 2:30 pm.

Overnight Camps

CYT Chicago also offers 3 exciting overnight camp opportunities. This summer, immerse yourself and shine at one of our incredible overnight camps surrounded by actors who love theater and performing as much as you do. Students tell us “It’s the best week of summer!”
  • Middle school (entering grades 7-8)
  • High School (entering grades 9-10)
  • Pre-College (entering grades 11-graduating 12)
Overnight camps are Monday-Friday. Campers will be housed in the college dorms at Judson University in Elgin.

Counselors

Camp staff includes professional local artists, CYT Production Artistic Teams, and theater specialists. These counselors are high energy, experienced, and love working with kids! CYT aims to hire counselors who are great role models for our students. All CYT counselors have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values.

Showcase

At the end of camp, students perform in a showcase that they have rehearsed for over the course of their fun-filled week. Parents, friends and family watch campers perform the material they have learned in just a short week! Showcase is a celebration of the week’s work and give kids a glimpse into the energy and excitement of being part of a full CYT production.

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Start: End: Area: Location:
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 16 Jul 20 Dupage Compass Church Naperville
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 16 Jul 20 Milwaukee West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 23 Jul 27 NWCook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 23 Jul 27 McHenry St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Algonquin
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 23 Jul 27 Lake The Chapel Grayslake
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 30 Aug 03 Dupage Compass Church Wheaton
Broadway 2k Bop 12-16 Jul 30 Aug 03 NWCook The Chapel Barrington
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 09 Jul 13 Dupage Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 09 Jul 13 McHenry Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 09 Jul 13 Lake The Chapel Libertyville
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 16 Jul 20 Dupage Compass Church Naperville
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 16 Jul 20 McHenry St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Algonquin
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 16 Jul 20 Rockford Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 NWCook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 Dupage Compass Church Wheaton
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 Dupage Crossroads Community Church, Carol Stream
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 30 Aug 03 NWCook The Chapel Barrington
Broadway Disney 5-12 Jul 30 Aug 03 Lake Village Church of Gurnee
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 09 Jul 13 NWCook Village Presbyterian Church, Northbrook
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 16 Jul 20 Dupage Crossroads Community Church, Carol Stream
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 16 Jul 20 NWCook The Chapel Barrington
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 16 Jul 20 Milwaukee West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 Dupage Naperville Presbyterian Church
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 McHenry Prince of Peace, Crystal Lake
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 McHenry St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Algonquin
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 23 Jul 27 Lake The Chapel Grayslake
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 30 Aug 03 Dupage Compass Church Wheaton
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 30 Aug 03 Kenosha First Christian Church, Kenosha
Disney Adventure 7-12 Jul 30 Aug 03 Dupage Naperville Presbyterian Church
Disney Adventure 5-12 Jul 30 Aug 03 Dupage The Chapel Hinsdale