Summer Camp


Every week is unique and will culminate in an original, camper-driven story. Legends, myths, folktales, fairytales, and fables! Telling modern stories, making new friends, and creating big, wonderful shows. Wield a sword, fly to the sun, build a kingdom, live underwater, battle giants, and befriend beasts. Travel the universe!

Your child will learn the basics of acting, song writing, and singing, dance choreography, collaborative story development, scene and prop construction, and gain new, specialized skills each week.

Enroll your child in one week of camp or many! Campers will grow their skills in acting, dance, spectacle, craft, and collaborative storytelling.

WHEN: Camp typically runs 9:00am-3:30pm. Aftercare is available until 5:30pm.
WHERE: All camps will take place in our new home, The Station, located at 100 South Racine Avenue.
WHO: Adventure Camp is ages 6 – 10. Play Time is ages 3.5 – 5. GRRL Power is ages 9 – 13. Workshops are ages 8 – 13. Camp Red Kite is ages 8 – 14 & 15 – 22.
TUITION: $475 per week for most camps. $200 for each Workshop. $275 per week for Play Time. Camp Red Kite is $825 for the full three-week engagement. Multiple sibling discount enrollments are available by contacting Guest Services at 312.374.8835. Some financial assistance is available.

Adventure Camp | WorkshopsGIRRL Power | Play Time | Camp Red Kite

Adventure Camp
$475 Ages 6 – 10
Campers learn about popular and classic examples of legends, myths, folktales, fairytales, and fables, in order to make their own. In collaboration with camp companions and fantastic teaching artists, your child will create and perform their own new story for friends and family in CCT’s Pritzker Family Studio Theatre at the end of each week.

Session 1: June 25 – June 29 Enroll
Session 2: July 9 – July 13 Enroll LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Session 3: July 16 – July 20 Enroll
Session 4: July 23 – July 27 Enroll
Session 5: July 30 – August 3 Enroll

Acting for the Camera Workshop
$200 Ages 8 – 13
In this two-day workshop, campers are introduced to the skills required to successfully act on screen, providing them the skills to audition for plays, commercials, and film. Each student leaves with a short video of their accomplishments.
July 2 – 3 Enroll

Acting with Green Screen Workshop
$200 Ages 8 – 13
In this two-day workshop, campers are introduced to the skills required to use green screen technology to make wild and unimaginable special effects-driven scenes. Each student leaves with a short video of their accomplishments.
July 5 – 6 Enroll

GRRL Power
$400 Ages 9 – 13
Our last camp of the summer, GRRL Power, is open to girls only, and brings the Viola Project’s signature girl-powered Shakespeare program to Chicago Children’s Theatre! Campers focus on the indomitable dames, often based on real-life leaders, who fight their way through Shakespeare’s works. As a special treat, they’ll work with a real life stage combat choreographer to make their characters extra fierce. It’s a space where young women can create their own story of relevance and celebration and the week culminates with a performance for family and friends.
August 6 – August 10 Enroll

Play Time
$275 per week Ages 3.5 – 5
PLEASE NOTE: Play Time runs from 9am – 12pm
Throughout the summer, we offer weekly morning camps for your youngest performer. This is a great opportunity for your young child to socialize over the summer as they start Pre-K and Kindergarten! Campers gather together with teaching artists for fun and colorful crafts, stories, songs, dance, and active game play, all encouraging collaboration and creativity. It’s an action-packed day of art and community at The Station!

Session 1: June 25 – June 29 Enroll
Session 2: July 9 – July 13 Enroll
Session 3: July 16 – July 20 Enroll
Session 4: July 23 – July 27 Enroll
Session 5: July 30 – August 3 Enroll

Camp Red Kite
$875  for all three weeks Ages 8 – 14, 15 – 22
Camp Red Kite is a summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of young people on the autism spectrum. The program is led by a team of artists, administrators, and special education teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for children affected by autism. Our aim is to foster a shared arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!
August 6 – August 24 Learn More

Apply for tuition assistance and scholarships for classes and camps on our registration forms. Please questions to the Education department at education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your child’s camp registration at any time up to 5 week prior to your selected camp start date and tuition will be refunded to the original payment method, less a $15 administrative fee. Within 5 weeks of the camp start date, no refunds are available; you may switch into a different week of camp or choose a tuition credit that you may use towards camps and classes within one year of the credit issue date.