SUMMER ARTS AND MEDIA CAMP for young creatives

AGES 6 THROUGH 11

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 7, 2018

(VIDEO) The Summer Youth Programs Trailer

TWO WEEK SUMMER CAMPS IN THE FINE ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS, AND MEDIA ARTS

  • SESSION ONE: July 8 – 19, 2019

  • SESSION TWO: July 22 – August 2, 2019

  • SESSION THREE: August 5 – August 16, 2019


CAMP overview and classes

PERFORMANCE ARTS: Theatre, Dance, Music, Voice-Over
VISUAL ARTS: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture
DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS:
Filmmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Coding/Games
ART EXPLORATIONS: Origami, Printmaking, Fashion Design, etc.

The Summer Arts and Media Camp at Columbia College Chicago is a unique full-day urban camp program for young creatives ages 6 through 11. Featuring experienced teachers and counselors, small class-sizes, guest workshops, and access to Columbia’s state-of-the-art facilities in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, the Summer Arts and Media Camp introduces campers to a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

Each two-week camp is built around a “theme” (Summer Safari, Outer Space, Time Travel, etc.) which will be explored via classes from four different curriculum areas, all developed in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago’s academic departments. Classes offered in past Summers have included:

PHOTOGRAPHY
ORIGAMI
RADIO THEATRE
CERAMICS
TAP DANCE
SCULPTURE
PAINTING

EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING
MUSICAL THEATRE
WEST AFRICAN DANCE
MANGA DRAWING
WEBSITE DESIGN
GLOVING/TUTTING
IMPROV COMEDY

This camp has increased my daughter’s leadership and organizational skills as well as highlighted how to work in groups.
— 2016 Summer Arts and Media Camp Parent
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DAILY SCHEDULE


8:00–8:45am: Early Care
8:45-9:00am: Regular Drop-Off 
9:00–11:45am: Morning Class Rotations 
11:45am–1:00pm: Lunch and Recreational Activity
1:00-3:30pm: Afternoon Class Rotations 
3:30pm: Dismissal 
3:30–5:30pm: Extended Care

EARLY/EXTENDED CARE: For an additional fee, we offer early and extended camp care. This allows parents/guardians the opportunity of dropping off their child as early as 8:00am and picking up as late as 5:30pm.

My child said this was the best camp experience she has ever had. Thank you for everything. Don’t change a thing!
— 2017 Summer Arts and Media Camp Parent
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CAMP STRUCTURE

Students will be divided into groups based on grade levels to ensure classes and activities are appropriately customized. Each group will be assigned one to two counselors who will join them throughout the duration of the day, including class and recreation time. Groups will rotate between classes and have the opportunity to work with all teaching artists every day. Teaching artists are experienced in their respective disciplines and will work closely with counselors to tailor activities to each group.

Sessions are designed to balance between stationary and movement-based arts activities to keep students engaged and attentive. This, coupled with extended play time at lunch, ensures students will exercise their physical as well as creative energies. All campers will be together for kick-off, lunch, and end of day activities.

This camp was spectacular. You really took care of my child and allowed her to grow over the weeks she was here.
— 2017 Summer Arts and Media Camp Parent
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CAMP TUITION

$850 for each two-week session

SESSION ONE: July 8 – 19, 2019
SESSION TWO: July 22 – August 2, 2019
SESSION THREE: August 5 – August 16, 2019

Families can also register for early pick up and drop off for an additional fee.

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 7, 2018

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