Summer Camp 2019: Ages 3.5 – 5

June – July – August

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Interested in applying for a scholarship? Applications for Summer Camp are due April 30, 2019.
Learn more about our Scholarship Fund here. 


Overview

Overview 

Duration:
Camps for ages 3.5-5 are 1 week long per session.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost:
$235/session 

Camp Locations

Lakeview
Athenaeum Campus

Lincoln Park
Newberry Elementary
Menomonee Club

Lincoln Square
Chicago Waldorf School –  Lincoln Square Early Childhood Center

Directions and location info

What To Expect

What To Expect At Camp

Step into an imaginative world! Engage your voice, body, and mind to explore your favorite stories.

Daily Activities

  • Creative drama activities based on weekly theme
  • Imagination games, simple songs and rhymes, crafts, and movement exercises
  • Reading and creating new stories

Skills Developed

  • Introduction to theatrical skills – character creation, ensemble building, and performing 
  • Life skills – listening, following directions, teamwork, confidence building
  • Foster emerging literacy skills
  • Strengthen gross and fine motor skills

Final Presentation

  • 15 – 20-minute family showcase
  • Campers’ first experience performing in front of audience
  • Snapshot of daily camp activities

Camp Listings


June 3-June 7

Curious George


Camp Description:

Join George and the Man in the Yellow Hat on their adventures throughout the city and through your camper’s imagination! Campers will explore their own curiosity and use their bodies, voices, and imaginations. On the last day of camp, campers will share what they’ve learned in a final show even George would approve of!

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235

June 10-June 14

Superheroes


Camp Description:

If you could be a superhero, what special powers would you have? This camp is perfect for small campers with heroic minds! Campers will discover their superpowers through dramatic adventures, storytelling escapades, and mighty movement to help save the world. Watch these superheroes unite for a final presentation for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $235

June 17-June 21

Pinkalicious


Camp Description:

Come join Pinkalicious and her brother Peter on their journey of turning totally pink! This creative drama adventure will explore responsibility, eating vegetables, sibling relationships and, of course, the color PINK while having fun along the way! Pinkalicious will inspire our games, songs, and crafts. Students will perform their own original tale on the last day of class for family and friends that’s sure to be…Pinkalicious! 

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235

June 24-June 28

Princess & Knight Boot Camp


Camp Description:

Embark on a magical journey where dragons, princesses, knights, and magical creatures roam the castle grounds! Campers will create their own fantasy world, incorporating real and fantastical creatures of the royal realm as they explore character development and participate in creative drama and storytelling activities. On the final day, campers will present their very own games and story based on the skills they’ve learned at our boot camp for princesses and knights.

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

July 8-July 12

Pete the Cat


Camp Description:

Follow Pete and learn to keep it jazzy in this fun title based on the best-selling book! Students will create their own cool-cat characters and learn about their actor tools: their bodies, voices, and imaginations! Grab your shades and join us for a fun time that ends with a final show sure to keep your toes tappin’! 

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

July 15-July 19

The Wizard of Oz


Camp Description:

Follow the yellow brick road to a fun-filled camp with Emerald City Theatre. Campers will dance and sing along to their favorite Wizard of Oz tunes and use their imaginations to play Oz-inspired games! Campers will create their own characters and an original story based on the beloved classic. Gather your courage, wits, and heart about you as campers present their very own Wizard of Oz story on the final day of camp. Watch out for those lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my!

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

July 22-July 26

Moana


Camp Description:

Motunui is in trouble and Moana holds the key to the island’s rescue. With the help of demigod Maui, how far will she go to save those she loves? Take to the ocean to tell this story of bravery and self-discovery with songs by Tony Award-winning writer Lin-Manuel Miranda. With memorable characters and catchy tunes, students are sure to sing the songs of Moana long after the final performance.

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

July 29-August 2

Frozen


Camp Description:

Arendelle is under the curse of eternal winter, and it’s up to the people of the kingdom to reverse the spell. Campers will explore this frozen wonderland filled with familiar characters and friendly faces. Each day our  teaching artists lead campers on wintry adventures with theater games, storytelling activities and special winter-themed crafts. Campers perform for family and friends on the last day of camp –  you might even hear a memorable tune that you cannot let go!

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

August 5-August 9

Superheroes


Camp Description:

If you could be a superhero, what special powers would you have? This camp is perfect for small campers with heroic minds! Campers will discover their superpowers through dramatic adventures, storytelling escapades, and mighty movement to help save the world. Watch these superheroes unite for a final presentation for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

August 12-August 16

Fairy Tale Magic


Camp Description:

In a magical far-away theater camp, campers will set out to explore the fascinating world of fairy tales. Teaching artists lead campers in bringing classic fairy tales to life while learning about conflict, character, setting, and even story structure. By working together, campers defeat the villains of the forest and create new tales of their own. On the last day of camp, grown-ups will come from far and wide to witness the campers’ fairy tale adventures.

Session(s):

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Newberry Elementary | Cost: $235
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Waldorf School | Cost: $235

Policies

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.

Cancelation Policy

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

No refunds available if purchaser drops a camp unless the spot can be filled from a waitlist. 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 camp will incur a $25 administrative fee. 

Camp enrollment is only valid toward the season enrolled and cannot be applied to a 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.

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