Virtual Summer Camp

Camp will be held remotely. All you need is a smart device with the Zoom Application downloaded, your imagination, and simple, easily found craft materials from around your house.

Camp days will be a mix of online teacher instruction and offline work to get the creativity flowing and everyone out from in front of the screen.

So come make new friends and create a remote, one of a kind show. We will write, rehearse, and film our camp throughout the week that will then be edited together for a screening for parents, family, and friends to watch together via Zoom. The video will be given to families at the end of the week as a memory to treasure forever. 

All experience levels welcome.

Families will receive instructions on how to login for classes following sign up.

Please contact Dexter Ellis at dexter@chicagochildrenstheatre.org with any questions you may have.


Using the frameworks of legends and fairy tales, your child will learn the basics of acting, songwriting, singing, dance choreography, collaborative story development, scene and prop construction, and gain new, specialized skills as they work together to create an original story all while being in the comfort of your own home.

Ages 7.5 – 11 | Program Length 1 week, July 27 – 31
Time 12 pm – 4 pm with the final show at 4 pm on Friday, July 31
Suggested Pay-What-You-Can Registration: $250 per student
Location Zoom | Financial Aid Available

Join CCT’s new wave of Teaching Artists and their mentors for this in tents one-of-a-kind experience.


Ages 8 – 12 | Program Length 1 week (Aug 10 – 14) | Time 12 pm – 4 pm with the final show at 4 pm on Friday Aug 14
Tuition $300/child | Location Zoom | Financial Aid Available

Alongside CCT teaching artists, students will collaboratively write their own action-packed drama complete with quicksand, chase scenes, and the classic calm and cool walkaway from an explosion. Throughout the week, we will record then edit the film together with dynamic shots via Zoom. At the end of the week, we will have a red carpet screening on Zoom where paparazzi from all over the world can join us. The only technology needed for this camp is a smart device to use Zoom on.

Questions? Contact Dexter Ellis, Director of Education & Community Programs at dexter@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.