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Welcome to CYT Chicago Summer Camps!

Registration for 2018 Summer Camp Season is now open!

CYT Chicago is a non-profit theater arts education program for kids ages 5-18. We offer week-long musical theater day camps during the summer months for students. 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, 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 - where every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage!

Day Camp Registration

  • Early Registration ONLY $195.00
  • $15.00 Sibling or Multiple Day Camp Discount
  • Standard rate is $210.00

Day Camp Ages & Times

  • Jr. Campers: Ages 5&6 (M-F 9am-3pm)
  • Campers: Ages 7-12 (M-F 9am-3pm)
  • Teen Camp: Ages 12-16 (M-F 9am-3pm)
  • Standard rate is $210.00

Overnight Camp Registration

  • Early Registration ONLY $390.00
  • $25.00 Sibling Camp Discount
  • Standard rate is $405.00

Overnight Camps:

  • Entering Grade 7-8:   June 18 - 22
  • Entering Grades 9-10:  June 25 - 29
  • Entering Grades 11- Graduating 12:   July 9 - 13

Early Bird Cutoff:

  • May 5th (June Camps) and
  • June 15th (July/August Camps)

CYT Day Camp Themes?

Our weekly camps feature an original & creative theme, and the concluding Showcase is centered around it! This year, campers ages 5-12 have 2 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 9-3pm. Drop off begins at 8:45am. Pick up is at 3:00pm with the exception of Fridays showcase performance at 2:30pm.

CYT Overnight Camps & Themes?

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 7-8th grade),
  • High School (entering grades 9-10)
  • Pre-College (entering grade11-Graduating 12th)

Overnight camps are Monday-Friday. Campers will be 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 over the course of their fun-filled week. It 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.