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 July 6–August 7, 2020 and feature an original & creative theme with a concluding showcase! In 2020, campers ages 5–12 will have two camp themes to choose from: Disney Quest and Broadway Stars. 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.

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.
  • Middle School (Ages 12–14)
  • High School (Ages 14–16)
  • Pre-College (Ages 16–18)
Unfortunately, due the COVID-19 pandemic and related state orders, we have had to cancel our 2020 overnight camps.

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.

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:
Broadway Stars, Arlington Heights 7-12 NW Cook Christian Liberty Academy, Arlington Heights Jul 27 Jul 31
Broadway Stars, Carol Stream 7-12 Dupage Crossroads Community Church, Carol Stream Jul 20 Jul 24
Broadway Stars, Carol Stream (Juniors) 5-6 Dupage Crossroads Community Church, Carol Stream Jul 20 Jul 24
Broadway Stars, Cary 7-12 McHenry Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary Jul 06 Jul 10
Broadway Stars, Libertyville 7-12 Lake The Chapel Libertyville Jul 27 Jul 31
Broadway Stars, Libertyville (Juniors) 5-6 Lake The Chapel Libertyville Jul 27 Jul 31
Broadway Stars, Rockford 7-12 Rockford First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Aug 03 Aug 07
Broadway Stars, Rockford (Juniors) 5-6 Rockford First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Aug 03 Aug 07
Broadway Stars, Warrenville 7-12 Dupage Wellspring Alliance, Warrenville Jul 06 Jul 10
CYT Family Camp 3-79 CCT ONLINE Jul 01 Aug 31
Disney Quest, Aurora 7-12 Aurora MorningStar Community Church Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Aurora (Juniors) 5-6 Aurora MorningStar Community Church Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Barrington 7-12 NW Cook The Bridge Church, Barrington Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Barrington (Juniors) 5-6 NW Cook The Bridge Church, Barrington Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Crystal Lake 7-12 McHenry Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Jul 27 Jul 31
Disney Quest, Crystal Lake (Juniors) 5-6 McHenry Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Jul 27 Jul 31
Disney Quest, Elmhurst 7-12 Dupage Faith Christian Reformed Church, Elmhurst Jul 27 Jul 31
Disney Quest, Elmhurst (Juniors) 5-6 Dupage Faith Christian Reformed Church, Elmhurst Jul 27 Jul 31
Disney Quest, Gurnee 7-12 Lake Village Church of Gurnee Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Gurnee (Juniors) 5-6 Lake Village Church of Gurnee Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Kenosha 7-12 Kenosha First Christian Church, Kenosha Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Kenosha (Juniors) 5-6 Kenosha First Christian Church, Kenosha Aug 03 Aug 07
Disney Quest, Naperville 7-12 Dupage Grace Pointe Naperville Jul 27 Jul 31
Disney Quest, Naperville (Juniors) 5-6 Dupage Grace Pointe Naperville Jul 27 Jul 31
High School Camp Connections (Digital) 14-16 CCT ONLINE Jul 06 Jul 09
Middle School Camp Connections (Digital) 12-14 CCT ONLINE Jun 22 Jun 25
Milwaukee Drive Thru Camp 8-12 Milwaukee Poplar Creek, Greenfield Jul 22 Jul 22
Pre-College Camp Connections (Digital) 16-18 CCT ONLINE Jul 13 Jul 16