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 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. The theme for our teen day camp for 12–16-year-olds will be Broadway Your Way. 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 with its showcase performance at 2:30 pm.

Overnight Camps

CYT Chicago also offers three 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 (Ages 12–14)
  • High School (Ages 14–16)
  • Pre-College (Ages 16–18)
Overnight camps run Monday–Friday. Campers were housed in the college dorms at Judson University in Elgin.


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.


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



  • $15 Sibling/Multiple Camp discount applies to every enrollment after the first.
  • Early Bird discount is $15 and ends March 20th. You must enroll by March 20th to receive early bird discount.
  • Coupons must be redeemed at time of purchase.


  • Day Camp showcase is at 2:30 pm; Overnight camp showcase is at 5:30 pm.
  • Financial aid applications for summer camp are due two weeks before a camp starts.
  • A confirmation of registration will automatically be sent via email.
  • Must be 5 or 7 years old by the last day of the camp week.


  • In the rare case of a cancelled camp:
    • Registrant will receive a full refund or can choose to switch enrollment to a different camp free of charge.
    • If the registrant chooses to switch to a camp that is in a different week, there will still be no charge. However, all cancellation policies are then applied to that camp should the registrant cancel.
  • Camp enrollments that are cancelled by the registrant:
    • No refund will be given to registrants that cancel less than two weeks prior to the start of camp.
    • If the registrant cancels their camp enrollment by the Monday two weeks prior to the start of the scheduled camp, a full refund minus a processing fee of $25 will be given.
    • There will be no charge to move registration to a different camp, however, all cancellation policies are then applied to that camp should the registrant cancel.
    • Tuition cannot be transferred to a later session (i.e. Fall Class).
    • CYT reserves the right to deny or terminate participation for behavioral issues with no refund.

      No refunds will be issued for missed, partial or full days of camp. We do not prorate.

Print and complete the following forms for the first day of Summer Camp:



  • Day Camp (ages 5-12).  $195 early / $210 standard
  • Teen Day Camp (ages 12-16).  $195 early / $210 standard
  • Overnight Camps (Grades 7-12).  $415 early / $430 standard
  • Project Dance (enrollment limited to current students).  $415 early / $430 standard

For more information, please contact the local Chapter Coordinator.
Make checks payable to:

CYT Chicago
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL  60013

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Call us at (847) 516-2298 if you have any questions.