Summer's Hottest Creative Camps

Posted: April 04, 2022

Our Camp Guide is packed with incredible Creative Camps to keep your little one's creativity going all throughout the summer months! Here we've rounded up some of this summer's top Creative Camps. You can find a full range of options in our 2022 Camp Guide, including creative camps for art, dance, music and theater.

Featured Creative Camps:

Create at KidzToPros Art Summer Camps in Chicago
Aspiring artists can build their skills at KidzToPros Summer Camps! Whether your young creator enjoys visual, digital or performing arts, KidzToPros has a Summer Camp option they are sure to learn from and love! Campers express their creativity and discover new mediums of expression through KidzToPros performance, dance, drawing and digital arts camps. Popular options include Digital 3D Modeling, Creative Arts, Film Production, Improv Comedy, Anime & Cartooning and more. Explore KidzToPros' art-focused Summer Camps for kids ages 4-14 and save $50 with code CK-50 on your KidzToPros Arts Summer Camps today!
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Make waves this summer with Second City Comedy Camps!
Some of the world's funniest superstars got their start at world-famous comedy launching pad The Second City, and your child can be part of that all-star list, too! Shy kids. Class clowns. Curious kids. We welcome all types from all experience levels, and programming is led by top-notch performers and instructors who are experienced working with young students. Improv is a super power that teaches kids the skills they need to thrive in the classroom, on the playground, and sure, on the stage, too! Not to mention, it's tons of fun. The Second City's in-person summer comedy camps are for kids ages 7-18. Sign up today!
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TYSO's Summer Camp in Chicago's Hyde Park
TYSO's Summer Camp in Chicago's Hyde Park - inside St. Paul and The Redeemer Church, 4945 South Dorchester Avenue, June 20, 2022 thru August 12, 2022, 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Camp activities include daily educational and recreational field trips, academics in Reading, Math, and Language Arts, Poetry, Financial Literacy, Music, Art and age appropriate activities. All campers must bring a bagged lunch. To register for summer camp, please call (773) 437-6592 or visit our website.
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Infinity Arts Academy
Performing Arts Summer Camp and Teen Intensives 2022
IAA Performing Arts Summer Camp offers 4 sessions for kids ages 7-High School. We are meeting in person following all state safety mandates. Each session is themed and the kids have rotations in Acting, Dance, Film, and Music. They end the session with a showcase for friends and family. We are offering 2 Teen Intensive this summer as well: Teen Film Intensive (invite only) and our Teen Theatre Intensive will prepare "Rent: School Edition" for a weekend of performances.
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Spend Your Summer Making Music, Art, & Dancing with Friends!
Register by 4/30 for $25 off/week.
Music House, School of Performing Arts has 2 camps to choose from this Summer! In both camps campers will perform on stage for parents on Fridays. Young Artists Workshop Camp Ages 9-12: Spend each morning (9am-12pm) learning foundational music, dance, art, and theater skills. Campers will apply these new skills in the afternoon hours (1pm-4pm) to create and collaborate with their campmates to write songs and plays, create artistic masterpieces, design sets, and more. Young Artists Playhouse Camp ages 4-8: Spend each day having fun being fully immersed in a variety of artistic styles. Campers build skills specific to each learned art form. In addition to well-rounded exposure to the arts, campers will enjoy free time and make new friends!
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The Children's Theatre Company: Showstoppers Summer Camp 2022
At this camp, 'the play's the thing!' Rising 1st - 4th graders will remember this intimate musical theater experience forever. Since 1993, our goal has been to build, engage, inspire, and educate our students through the transformative power of performing musical theater. Showstoppers' focus is on each camper's individuality. In addition to learning the foundational skills of dance, drama and music, we enjoy other activities such as art, yoga, swimming, the beach and set design. Students will become empowered with confidence, authenticity, and presence. Each four-week session culminates in a musical theater performance. First session is Monday-Friday June 20th - July 15th from 9:30am-2:30pm, and second session is Monday-Friday July 18 - August 12 from 9:30am-2:30 pm.
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Calling all aspiring film makers: it's time to tell your stories at FACETS Film Camp
This summer, FACETS, the home of the Oscar-qualifying Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), is offering 10 in-person and virtual film camps designed to help youth stay creative over break. With a variety of camp options, from the flagship Film 101 camp to the new Introduction to YouTube camp, young creatives of all types can find something fun, educational, and affordable at FACETS Film Camps. Three, four, and five-day camp options are available for ages 8-17 from June 27-August 19, 2022. Enrollment ranges from $225-$500.
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Porchlight Music Theatre Summer Camp
For Ages 4-17 at DePaul School of Music
Calling all Broadway bound singers, dancers, actors and writers aged 4-17! Porchlight Music Theatre's Summer Camp is back at DePaul School of Music in Lincoln Park. Join us for brand new Mini Musicals for ages 4-6 (June 27 - Friday, July 1), Broadway Basics (ages 7-10, Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 22), Music Theatre Bootcamp (ages 11-13, Monday, July 25 - Friday, August 5), or Advanced Music Theatre Performance (ages 14-17, Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 19). Young actors will put together a final show for family and friends to enjoy on the last day of camp. Come for the show tunes and stay for the new friends and fun you'll have along the way. Use special code CHICAGOKID for $100 off.
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Find more options in our 2022 Summer Camp Guide.