Grades 2-9

Performing Arts Camp

Northlight’s summer camp programs combine professional theatre training with timeless summer camp traditions.

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This summer offers three sessions: options for two-week, four-week or one-week programs. Campers may elect to participate in any program, or to enroll for the whole summer. Options are:

BUILD A PLAY: June 19 – June 30, 2017

Build a Play introduces campers to theatre skills in voice and movement, increasing self confidence and collaborative skills through the adaptation of familiar stories and devising of new work. Build a Play ends with a final informal presentation on June 30 with camper created original plays.
Junior Camp (Grades 2-5), Senior Camp (Grades 6-9)
Fee: $500

THEATRE CAMP CLASSIC: July 10 – August 4, 2017

Theatre Camp Classic builds on theatre skills through acting, movement, voice and backstage classes. This training is paired with field trips, guest artists and traditional summer camp activities. Our program fosters a sense of collaboration, self-confidence and friendship! Theatre Camp Classic wraps up with a full production on August 3 of an original play written for our campers!
Junior Camp (Grades 2-5), Senior Camp (Grades 6-9)
Fee: $925

SPEAK UP!: August 7 – 11, 2017

Northlight Speak Up! explores the themes of identity and social justice issues through the process of creating an original performance. This camp fosters social responsibility by allowing campers to use their voices to create positive change in their communities. Speak Up! wraps up with a final informal presentation on August 11 of the campers’ original theatre for social change plays.
(Grades 5-8)
Fee: $260

Northlight’s 2017 summer camps take place at Northlight Theatre, housed in the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts located at 9501 Skokie Blvd.

Morning Drop-Off: 9am – 9:30am*
Session: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Afternoon Pick-Up: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
*Early Drop-off at 8:30 is available for an additional charge:
Build a Play: $10/day or $75/whole session
Theatre Camp Classic: $10/day or $105/whole session

Northlight provides financial assistance to a quarter of the families that attend each summer. To apply, download the scholarship application.

Save $25 off TOTAL camp price when you enroll siblings in ONE camp!
Save $50 off TOTAL camp price when you enroll campers or siblings in TWO camps!