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Youth Company Chicago - Music Theatre Camps for Ages 4-18 in Chicago & Evanston
Chicago (& Evanston), IL

5340 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago (& Evanston), IL 60630

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CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Two locations:

NW Chicago - Youth Company Chicago Studios, 5340 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630

Evanston - Downtown Evanston, 607 Lake Street, Evanston, IL

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our performance-focused music theatre camps are educational, fun and inspiring! We believe kids and teens can command their own audiences. The summer program focuses on developing well-rounded performers who work as a team. Working with some of the top theatre educators in Chicagoland, the student experience includes skill-building, rehearsing for a final performance, and social/recreational activities designed to ensure a well-rounded summer camp experience.

In 2013, we offer two programs:
***For our Pre-K thru 8th Grade students, THE WIZARD OF OZ - Camps for a variety of ages/experience levels and dates.

***For our Teen Ensemble, ages 13 & up, we offer 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - A hybrid program combining 5 weeks of evening rehearsals with a two-week intensive "camp" right before show weekend.

Generous financial aid is available. The application is quick, easy and confidential.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Generous financial aid is available. The application is quick, easy and confidential.

OTHER CAMP INFO: The mission of Youth Company Chicago is:
To provide high-quality, performance-based music theatre and theatre education experiences to the kids of Chicagoland.

As an organization that believes in the power of live theatre to enrich the lives of children, families and communities, we embrace these core values:

(1) ENSEMBLE � We program, cast, and rehearse with the idea that all of our performers equally contribute to a successful show, no matter how "large" their role or how many lines they have. We believe in assigning students multiple roles, and in challenging them to embrace both lead and supporting roles. We nurture a supportive, collaborative art-making process � not a competitive one.

(2) STUDENTS AS ARTISTS � Whatever their age and ability level, our students are treated as artists. Their input is valued, and they are encouraged to be part of shaping the final product. We look for fresh, innovative, outside-the-box ways to tell familiar stories.

(3) CHALLENGE & SUPPORT � We believe that the performing arts � and theatre in particular � help students grow as artists and as people. Our program offers individualized attention, goal-setting, and just the right balance of challenge and support.

(4) PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT � We believe parental involvement makes our programs better. We will ask for help with various tasks related to mounting the best show possible. We are building a cohort of young performers, and a larger community of theatre-lovers that involves the performers' family members.

(5) ACCESS � We are committed to offering access to our education programs and shows through need-based financial aid, outreach programs, and pay-what-you-can ticket opportunities.

For the latest, visit our website, or send us an email:
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Summer programs begin June 25, and last thru late August.
**1.5-week programs for Ages 4 & 5
**1.5-week programs for Grades K-1
**2-week programs for Grades 2-3
**3-week programs for Grades 3-6
**4.5-week programs for Grades 3-7 (Level 4, advanced)
**Hybrid program for Teen Ensemble

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