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 day camps will run June 15–August 6, 2021 and feature an original & creative theme with a concluding showcase! Campers ages 5–12 will have two camp themes to choose from: Showbiz Kidz and Trolls on Broadway. Our day camps run 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 with its showcase performance at 2:30 pm that typically ends around 3:30.

As with all other CYT Chicago programming currently, masks will be worn at all times.

Overnight Camps

In the past, CYT Chicago has also offered three exciting overnight camp opportunities, immersing themselves and shining at one of our incredible overnight camps surrounded by actors who love theater and performing as much as they do.

Due to the state and local COVID restrictions that are still in place, we do not see it feasible to safely host Overnight Camp this summer. We pray that next year will look different, and Lord willing, we will bring it back in full excellence. 

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.(2021 camp staff applications will be collected through March 1st.)

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.

Inquiring About Financial Aid?

CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs.

Camp Registration Policies

Please read our various policies before registering!

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Chapter: Location: Start: End:
Notify me when more camps are available! 5-12 All-Area TBD Jun 14 Aug 06
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Arlington Heights 5-6 NW Cook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights Jun 28 Jul 02
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Barrington 5-6 NW Cook The Bridge Church, Barrington Jul 26 Jul 30
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Brookfield 5-6 Milwaukee Brookfield Lutheran Church Aug 02 Aug 06
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Cary 5-6 McHenry Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary Jul 12 Jul 16
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Crystal Lake 5-6 McHenry Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Jul 26 Jul 30
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Gurnee 5-6 Lake Bethel Lutheran Church, Gurnee Jul 26 Jul 30
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Hinsdale 5-6 Dupage The Chapel Hinsdale Jun 28 Jul 02
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Libertyville 5-6 Lake The Chapel Libertyville Jul 19 Jul 23
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Machesney Park 5-6 Rockford First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Jun 21 Jun 25
Showbiz Kidz Juniors, Naperville 5-6 Dupage Grace Pointe Naperville Jun 21 Jun 25
Showbiz Kidz, Arlington Heights 7-12 NW Cook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights Jun 28 Jul 02
Showbiz Kidz, Barrington 7-12 NW Cook The Bridge Church, Barrington Jul 26 Jul 30
Showbiz Kidz, Brookfield 7-12 Milwaukee Brookfield Lutheran Church Aug 02 Aug 06
Showbiz Kidz, Cary 7-12 McHenry Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary Jul 12 Jul 16
Showbiz Kidz, Crystal Lake 7-12 McHenry Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Jul 26 Jul 30
Showbiz Kidz, Gurnee 7-12 Lake Bethel Lutheran Church, Gurnee Jul 26 Jul 30
Showbiz Kidz, Hinsdale 7-12 Dupage The Chapel Hinsdale Jun 28 Jul 02
Showbiz Kidz, Libertyville 7-12 Lake The Chapel Libertyville Jul 19 Jul 23
Showbiz Kidz, Machesney Park 7-12 Rockford First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Jun 21 Jun 25
Showbiz Kidz, Naperville 7-12 Dupage Grace Pointe Naperville Jun 21 Jun 25
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Algonquin 5-6 McHenry St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Algonquin Jul 19 Jul 23
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Arlington Heights 5-6 NW Cook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights Jul 12 Jul 16
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Aurora 5-6 Aurora MorningStar Community Church, Aurora Jun 21 Jun 25
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Carol Stream 5-6 Dupage Crossroads Community Church, Carol Stream Jun 21 Jun 25
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Crystal Lake 5-6 McHenry Prince of Peace, Crystal Lake Aug 02 Aug 06
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Greenfield 5-6 Milwaukee Poplar Creek Greenfield Jul 26 Jul 30
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Gurnee 5-6 Lake Gurnee Community Church Jul 12 Jul 16
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Gurnee 5-6 Lake Village Church of Gurnee Jun 28 Jul 02
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Kenosha 5-6 Kenosha First Christian Church, Kenosha Aug 02 Aug 06
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Machesney Park 5-6 Rockford First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Jul 26 Jul 30
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Naperville 5-6 Dupage Grace Pointe Naperville Aug 02 Aug 06
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Naperville 5-6 Dupage The Compass Church Hobson, Naperville Jul 26 Jul 30
Trolls on Broadway Juniors, Warrenville 5-6 Dupage Wellspring Alliance, Warrenville Jul 12 Jul 16
Trolls on Broadway, Algonquin 7-12 McHenry St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Algonquin Jul 19 Jul 23
Trolls on Broadway, Arlington Heights 7-12 NW Cook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights Jul 12 Jul 16
Trolls on Broadway, Aurora 7-12 Aurora MorningStar Community Church, Aurora Jun 21 Jun 25
Trolls on Broadway, Carol Stream 7-12 Dupage Crossroads Community Church, Carol Stream Jun 21 Jun 25
Trolls on Broadway, Crystal Lake 7-12 McHenry Prince of Peace, Crystal Lake Aug 02 Aug 06
Trolls on Broadway, Greenfield 7-12 Milwaukee Poplar Creek Greenfield Jul 26 Jul 30
Trolls on Broadway, Gurnee 7-12 Lake Gurnee Community Church Jul 12 Jul 16
Trolls on Broadway, Gurnee 7-12 Lake Village Church of Gurnee Jun 28 Jul 02
Trolls on Broadway, Kenosha 7-12 Kenosha First Christian Church, Kenosha Aug 02 Aug 06
Trolls on Broadway, Machesney Park 7-12 Rockford First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Jul 26 Jul 30
Trolls on Broadway, Naperville 7-12 Dupage Grace Pointe Naperville Aug 02 Aug 06
Trolls on Broadway, Naperville 7-12 Dupage The Compass Church Hobson, Naperville Jul 26 Jul 30
Trolls on Broadway, Warrenville 7-12 Dupage Wellspring Alliance, Warrenville Jul 12 Jul 16