WEEKLY CAMPS: See why Dream Big was voted #1 Theater Class in Chicago! Take advantage of this great opportunity to build confidence, foster creative expression and make new friends! During our highly acclaimed 1-Week Drama Camps, your child will act, sing, dance, and play theatre games centered around the week's theme, and even create some costume, prop and set pieces. Camps culminate in a performance of an original show starring the campers at the end of each week! Taught by professionally skilled teaching artists, each week engages children ages 4-12 in an unforgettable collaborative experience!
We offer several different types of camps. The majority of our camps revolve around popular weekly themes like Hamilton Fanatics, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Trolls, and Moana. Our Fairy Tales Camp explores popular children’s literature, and we have several musical theatre camps from the Mary Poppins and Wicked, to Frozen and School of Rock! New exciting themes include: Detective Camp featuring MC2 and Raise Your Voice - Empowerment Camp for our older campers as well as My Little Pony and Lego Stories for our younger creative spirits. Check out all your options at http://dreambigperformingarts.org/camps/
We also customize transition camps for our youngest campers. These are designed for campers aged 3-4 by group request. They are play-based, and promote creative expression, ideation, and literacy skills! Come dress up with us, become a neighborhood hero, or act out major art genres through movement and voice!
Sign up for 1 or more weeks! We offer morning (9 am-12 pm), afternoon (1-4 pm), and full day (9am-4pm) camps with the option to combine two half-day camps for a full day option! We also offer before and after care. Don't see what you're looking for? We customize camps for groups of 5 or more. Ask us about our Jr. Counselor and Student Teaching opportunities for ages 10-18. For more information, check us out here.
PRODUCTION CAMP:Dream Big also offers a one-of-a-kind production camp that is parallel to none in the entire city of Chicago! This year, our 4-week full-day production camp featuring Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang, Jr takes place July 22-August 17! This PROFESSIONAL stage experience features 2 live performances on the MAIN STAGE at the historic 984-red velvet seat Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview complete with full costumes, sets, lights and sound. Our design and creative teams work seamlessly together to ensure the best production process and camp experience possible! This is a rich training ground for young musical theater performers in a nurturing, challenging and fun educational environment. For campers entering 2nd-8th grades. For more information, and to learn about our Mini-Production Camp for kids entering K-2nd grade, visit dreambigperformingarts.org/productions/.