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!