Summer Fine Arts Camps

Here are links to some of the more popular summer Fine Arts camps in the Midwest:


KVTA: Summer Theater Experience

KVTA presents a summer theater camp for ages 6-16. Located in Kankakee, Illinois this camp will helps students perfect their skills in musical theater.

Camp 56

Participants prepare for small roles in a production of The Addam's Family while experiencing costuming, scene design, lighting , acting, and more.

Lookingglass Theatre Company

This camp takes place in Downtown Chicago. Summergglass participants will study physical theater techniques while preparing original adaptations of Lookingglass stories.

National High School Institute

This program focuses on the collaborative art of theater through classes and production for actors and design/tech students. Each theater arts student performs in one of eight fully mounted productions. Design/tech students serve as managers.

Second City Training Centers

Second City offers summer programs for youth and adults at its four training centers. Camps range from three days to two weeks and vary by location. Classes are beneficial for students interested in performing and writing careers as well as for those wanting to improve skills such as creative thinking, listening, communications, team building, empathy, and self-confidence.


Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM)

University of Illinois hosts several week-long music camps in jazz, classical, and specific instruments.

Show Choir Camps of America

Located either at Millikin University or Heidelberg University, this week long camp focuses on performance in Show Choir

Camp Electric

Camp Electric brings together Christian musicians and teaches them band dynamics, the art of leading worship, and performance skills that are truly invaluable. But that’s just the beginning, they are able to do all of this while interacting with and jamming from their favorite Christian artists.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Also located in Michigan, this is also one of the oldest camps. Great for students who want a more traditional "camp experience" with their music.

Eastern Illinois Music Camp

Eastern Music Camp is a comprehensive, one-week camp that provides opportunities for students to build on their musical skills while enjoying interaction with peers and EIU faculty.


Illinois Summer Youth Music brings over 1000 students and 150 faculty and staff together each summer for three weeks of intense music-making.

Western Illinois Summer Music Institute

A week long camp with faculty and staff from Western Illinois University.

Kankakee Valley Piano Camp

Suzuki and traditional students ages 4 - 18 are invited to attend the Fifteenth Annual Kankakee Valley Piano Camp. The camp will be held at the Larsen Fine Arts Center at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, July 18 - July 22 of 2016. Students will have the opportunity to participate in piano, voice, and ensembles as well as classes with master teachers. There will be performances, activities, and final student recitals.

Elmhurst College Summer Camps

A variety of camps offered at Elmhurst College.