CCT Camps

Registration for Summer Camp 2017 is now OPEN! 
Click HERE to register your child.

CCT Summer Camp offers children an amazing 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.

CCT Summer Camp takes place from 8:30am-5:30pm, daily including before and after care. Camp typically runs 9am-4:00pm. All camps will take place in their new building, The Station, located at 100 S. Racine Avenue.

Tuition is $300 per week for ages 3-5, $475 per week for most other camps. Camp Red Kite is $825 for the full three-week engagement. Some scholarship assistance is available.

 CCT Summer Camp is led by an incredible Teaching Artist Community staff, comprised of professional Chicago-based theatre artists, actors, filmmakers, storytellers, dancers, singers, painters, sculptors, designers, and costumers devoted to theatre making, creative education, and courageous play.

Musical Theatre Camp
A fun introduction to Musical Theatre style vocal and dance training for your budding thespian. The camp focuses on both individual and group performance, and campers will present a “review” style performance to their parents/caregivers at the end of each week, including group and individual song and dance numbers. Campers can registers for one or two weeks of this camp.

June 26 – June 30 (Week 1)
July 3 – July 7 (Week 2, no camp on July 4)
Section 1: Ages 3 – 5 (8:30am – 12:30pm)
Section 2: Ages 6 – 9
Section 3: Ages 10 – 14

Register your child for Musical Theatre Camp


Make A Show Intensive
An immersive, two-week camp where your child creates a show top to bottom, concluding with a final performance of a miniature musical. Children develop skills in song, dance, script analysis, auditioning, and acting. The campers also work together to create and craft a set and props.

July 10 – July 21 (Two weeks)
Section 1: Ages 3 – 5 (8:30am – 12:30pm)
Section 2: Ages 6 – 9
Section 3: Ages 10 – 14

Register your child for Make A Show Intensive


Parade and Performance Camp
Campers explore, create, and spread joy through parade and performance in this hands-on camp. Campers craft objects and learn song and dance that help represent their delight in a final parade-style performance through the West Loop.

July 24 – July 28 (Week 1)
July 31 – August 4 (Week 2)
August 5 (Tentative Parade Date)
Section 1: Ages 3 – 5 (8:30am – 12:30pm)
Section 2: Ages 6 – 9
Section 3: Ages 10 – 14

Register your child for Parade and Performance Camp


Camp Red Kite
A summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children 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. Campers share arts experiences that encourages self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!

August 7 – August 25 (Three weeks)
Section 1: Ages 8 – 14 (8:30am – 12:30pm, daily)

Learn more and register your child for Camp Red Kite


Young Filmmakers Camp
Young filmmakers have the opportunity to channel their inner Spielberg over the course of this week long camp. They will conceive, write, storyboard, and film mini-movies in small groups, exploring technique and collaborative storytelling.

August 7 – August 11 (One week)
Section 1: Ages 9 – 14

Register your child for Young Filmmakers Camp


Improv & Comedy Camp
Campers are introduced to improvisation games, stock characters, and sketch comedy. This camp is a great way for children to build confidence before heading back to school.

August 21 – August 25 (One week)
Section 1: Ages 9 – 14

Register your child for Improv & Comedy Camp



  • Creativity – Each day campers participate in creative workshops focusing on theatre, movement, music, and visual arts that incorporate the National Core Arts Standards as well as the Illinois Fine Arts and Social-Emotional Standards
  • Collaboration – Campers work together as a cast to create an original theatrical piece while developing friendships with fellow campers and CCT’s teaching artists.
  • Confidence – Camp CCT creates a supportive environment in which every child is given the opportunity to contribute to the creative process and ultimately, perform in front of an audience
  • Fun – There’s a reason we call it a play.  Campers should come prepared for large quantities of fun and hilarity.