Winter Camp 2018

Week One: Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28
Week Two: Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, January 4

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Looking for something fun for December 27 or 28 or January 2 – 4? Warm up with ECT drop-in camps for a day or two of imaginative fun and creative play. Each camp ends with a final performance for family and friends. 

Learn more about Emerald City Theatre camps…Winter Camp 2016

Meet our professional teaching staff…


December 27 and 28 are one-day workshops. Buy one day or both! Week two runs January 2 – 4, 2019. Camps run 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for ages 3.5 – 5 and 9:00 – 3:00 PM for ages 6 – 10. 


December 27 and 28: Ages 3.5 – 5 are $45 for one day, $90 for both. 
December 27 and 28: Ages 6 – 10 are $75 for one day, $150 for both. 
January 2 – 4: Ages 3.5 – 5 are $145. 
January 2 – 4: Ages 6 – 10 are $235. 

Camp Location

All Winter Camps will take place at:

Athenaeum Campus
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Directions & info…

Camp Listings

December 27

Frozen Fairytales – SOLD OUT!
Ages 3.5 -5 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Athenaeum Campus | $45

Join us for a trip to Arendelle and beyond! Campers will explore the Frozen wonderland they know and love and create new characters and stories of their own! Our teaching artists lead campers on wintry adventures with theater games, storytelling activities, and special winter-themed crafts. Campers will perform for family and friends at the end of camp – you might even hear a memorable tune that you cannot let go

December 28

Winter Luau – SOLD OUT!
Ages 3.5 – 5 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Athenaeum Campus | $45

Dreaming of sunnier days by the beach? Join Emerald City Theatre for a winter luau! Campers will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create their own tropical island right in the middle of Chicago. We’ll spend the day dancing, singing, acting, and making sunny crafts to create our own play based on fun in the sun. We’ll share our creation with family and friends that’s sure to thaw your toes and warm your heart. 

Oz Musicals 
Ages 6 – 10 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Campus | $75

At Emerald City Theatre, we celebrate everything Oz! This musical theater camp will combine songs from The Wizard of OzThe Wiz, and Wicked to create an extraordinary tale that centers around the Emerald City. Campers will practice acting skills such as voice and diction, improvisation, singing, and dancing to prepare for an enchanting final show at the end of camp. 

January 2 – 4

Winter Wonderland  – SOLD OUT!
Ages 3.5 – 5 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Athenaeum Campus | $145

The snow is glistening in this imaginative winter wonderland! Campers explore this magical land where snowmen can sing and dance. Each day, our theater teachers lead you on wintry adventures with drama games, storytelling activities, and a special winter-themed craft. Campers will showcase their theater skills in a final presentation for family and friends on the last day of camp. 

Holiday at Hogwarts – ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT! 
Ages 6 – 10 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Campus | $235

Go on an enchanted winter journey and spend the holidays at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Campers will study potions, care for fantastic creatures, and come together to create their own story about young wizards on their own enchanted holiday adventure. Perfect for any Harry Potter enthusiast or anyone who loves the magic of the holidays! 


Cancelation Policy

Emerald City Theatre has the right to cancel a class or camp up to one week prior to the start date. Refunds will be processed if a class is canceled. 

No refunds available if purchaser drops a class unless the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If a spot can be filled, a refund will be given after the deduction of a $25 administrative fee. 

Emerald City Theatre has the right to determine minimum enrollment. A refund will not be given if purchaser believes the enrollment is low. 

Switching of days/titles of a class will also incur a $25 administrative fee. 

Class enrollment is only valid toward the season enrolled and cannot be applied to a class or camp in a later season. 


Nut Policy

Emerald City Theatre’s classes and camps are NUT-FREE environments. This includes, but is not limited to, peanuts and tree nuts, including almonds and cashews. There is a strict no-sharing policy at all of our campuses.

Drop-off/Pick-up Policy

Drop-off begins 15 minutes prior to the start of camp or class. An ID MUST BE PRESENTED at pick-up in order to sign out a child. Children must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after camp or class ends. After the 15-minute pickup window closes, a late fee of $1/per minute per child will be charged and due upon arrival.

Student Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones, smart watches, and any other communication devices may not be used while class is in session, including break and lunch time. Students who bring cell phones must keep them in their backpacks and TURNED OFF while at class/camp. Videotaping/recording will be permitted on a case by case basis at the discretion of the teacher for the students’ own at-home rehearsal. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in confiscation of the phone until end of class/camp. If you need to communicate with your child, please call the office and we will relay information to the class/camp.

Potty Training Policy

A child must be three and a half by the start of camp and toilet-trained to enroll in camp. To be considered fully toilet-trained, a child must be able to communicate the need for a bathroom prior to going and must be completely independent and able to pull down pants, lift up a dress, wipe and redress themselves without assistance.