CYT brings musical theater summer camp to the Rockford area


Kids in CYT's summer theater camp pose for the camera.

The Rockford Chapter of CYT Chicago, which performs several musical shows each year at Hononegah Performing Arts Centre, is excited to bring musical theater summer camp to the Rockford area the week of July 24, 2023. These day camps will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL.  The Chicago chapter is the largest CYT branch in the United States.

Students ages 5-12 will rotate through theater workshops including dance, drama, and voice, play exciting theater games, and make lifelong friends at Disney’s Heroes & Villains, the week’s theme. Camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience, and are focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. 

On the last day of camp, parents, friends and family watch campers perform the material they have learned. This Friday afternoon showcase is a celebration of the week’s work and gives students a glimpse into the energy and excitement of being part of a full CYT theater production. 

Camp staff includes professional local artists, CYT production artistic teams, and theater specialists. These leaders are high energy, experienced, and love working with kids. CYT hires leaders who are great role models for our students, have been background checked, and adhere to our CYT mission and values. 

Summer camp will run the week of July 24-28, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day in Rockford, IL. More information on all camps can be found at 

CYT Chicago is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, theater arts training program for students ages 5–18 with chapters throughout northern Illinois and southeast Wisconsin. CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical, and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who understand our mission statement, values, objectives, and goals. CYT Chicago develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through camps, classes and show productions that bring families and communities together. 

As of its 25th anniversary season in 2022, CYT Chicago has produced more than 460 theatrical productions, drawing over 35,000 participating families, and more than one million patrons. 

CYT Chicago continues to introduce children to the arts under the leadership of the executive management team, a dedicated board of directors, and a devoted staff of theater arts professionals. For more information, visit or call 847-516-2298.

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