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Summer Camp

Wield a sword, fly to the sun, build a kingdom, live underwater, battle giants, and befriend beasts. Travel the universe!

CCT Summer Camps offer children a fantastic opportunity to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life. They create innovative theatre arts experiences that engage young people throughout the Chicago community in artistic, creative, and collaborative dialogues.

Students learn from an array of teaching artists with training and education in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film, Literature, Writing, Movement, Dance, Voice and Music, and Visual Arts.

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SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS • Five Camps to Choose!
Using the frameworks of legends, myths, fairy tales, and more, children learn the basics of acting, songwriting, musical theatre, choreography, collaborative story development, scene and prop construction, and gain new, specialized skills each week as they work together to create an original story. At the end of each week, campers will perform their own unique story for friends and family in CCT’s Pritzker Family Studio Theatre.

Enroll now to tell modern stories, make new friends, and create big, beautiful shows!

Ages: 6-11 (must be six before the first day of camp)
Tuition: $475 (includes before and aftercare)
Time: 9:30a – 4p (before care from 8:30a – 9:30a and aftercare from
4p – 5:30p included in price)

Register for Adventure Camp Week One • June 24 –– 28
Register for Adventure Camp Week Two • July 8 –– 12
Register for Adventure Camp Week Three • July 15 –– 19
Register for Adventure Camp Week Four • July 22 –– 26
Register for Adventure Camp Week Five • July 29 –– Aug. 2

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Play Time Camp
It’s an action-packed summer of art and community at The Station! Play Time Camp is a great opportunity for your young child to socialize this summer as they prepare to start Pre-K and Kindergarten! Campers gather together every morning with teaching artists for fun and colorful crafts, stories, songs, dance, and dynamic gameplay, all encouraging collaboration, and creativity. The camp will end in a small presentation of a story that campers have worked on together throughout the week.

Ages: 3.5 – 5 (have not started Kindergarten yet)
Tuition: $400 (includes before-care)
Time: 9a – 2p (before care from 8:30-9:00 included in price)
• Children must be restroom independent.
• Please note that Play Time has extended from prior years camp.

Register for Play Time Camp Week One • June 24 –– 28
Register for Play Time Camp Week Two • July 8 –– 12
Register for Play Time Camp Week Three • July 15 –– 19
Register for Play Time Camp Week Four • July 22 –– 26
Register for Play Time Camp Week Five • July 29 –– Aug. 2

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CCT FILM WORKSHOP • July 1 –– 3
In this three-day workshop, students learn the skills required to use green screen technology to make wild and unimaginable special effects-driven scenes. Each student leaves camp with a short video of their accomplishments.

Ages: 7 – 11
Tuition: $300
Time: 9:30a – 4p (before care from 8:30-9:30 and aftercare from 4-5:30 included in price)
Register for CCT’s Film Workshop

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GRRL Power Camp • August 5 –– 9, Monday –– Friday | Capacity: 20
This camp is for young people who identify as female, and brings the Viola Project’s signature girl-powered Shakespeare program to Chicago Children’s Theatre!  Campers will spend a week adventuring with Shakespeare’s most daring heroines!  Whether they dress as boys to go on a quest or face their foes in petticoats, you’re sure to pick up an adventure skill or two!  To make sure campers are ready to handle whatever crosses their path, we’ll try our hand at stage combat so we can fight like a girl, and be proud of it!

Ages: 9-13
Tuition: $400
Time: 9:30-4 (before care from 8:30-9:30 and aftercare from 4-5:30 included in price)
Register for GRRL Power!

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MAINSTAGE SHOW CAMP • August 5 –– 16, Monday –– Friday
Over two weeks, children ages 6 to 9 will rehearse, design costumes, paint sets, act, sing, and dance as they prepare to star in one of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s mainstage shows. On the final day, students will perform live for family and friends on the stage of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Pritzker Family Studio.

Ages: 6 – 9
Tuition: $950
Time: 9:30a – 4p (before care from 8:30-9:30 and aftercare from 4-5:30 included in price)
Register for CCT’s Mainstage Show Camp

FAQS
Does my child need any previous experience? Nope! We welcome beginners and experienced performers and non-performers.
Do you offer before or aftercare? Yes! Before-care begins one hour before the start of camp and aftercare is 1.5 hours after camp ends.
Do you charge for before or aftercare? Tuition includes before and aftercare.
What is your refund/cancellation policy? A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued for students canceling up to five weeks before the start of camp.  Within five 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.
Do you offer payment plans? We offer payment plans on an as-needed basis. Contact CCT’s Education Department to learn more at education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or 312.374.8835.
Can I register for more than one week? Absolutely! Contact our Guest Services team at 312.374.8835 or boxoffice@chicagochildrenstheatre.org to learn about pricing!
Do you offer discounts for campers attending more than one week of camp? Absolutely! Contact our Guest Services team for details.
Is lunch provided? Unfortunately, we do not provide meals to campers! All campers are required to bring a snack and lunch with them during camp. Nuts are not allowed.

More questions? Contact Guest Services at 312.374.8835. Financial assistance is available.