Summer Camps

Music, art, theater, dance, and more, all specifically crafted for 4 – 15 year olds

Our Summer Camps at the Old Town School all offer an enriching, exciting, and educational experience for your child! Our summer camp environment is one in which children will learn to think independently, work cooperatively, and discover their own creativity.

In the Old Town School Summer Camps, children feel safe to be themselves as they become active learners in our camp's community-focused and family-oriented atmosphere. Our campers are surrounded by a diverse and extremely talented staff of teachers and counselors who encourage their students to connect to our fine arts-based curriculum in a variety of deep and exciting ways, all while gaining artistic confidence and learning how to bring creativity, joy, and artistic energy into everything they do.


All camper parents must submit a Medical & Information Form for their child before camp begins. You can print the form out here.

We will be accepting Financial Aid applications for the Teen Camp until August 1, 2015. Financial Aid applications are available at the front desk, and you'll need to attach a copy of your most recent 1040 tax return (or other proof of household income). Questions regarding Summer Camp Financial Aid may be directed to Erin English.

We are no longer accepting Financial Aid applications for the following camps:
4-6 year old Summer Camp
7-11 year old Summer Camp
Fiddle Camp


Summer Camp for 4 – 6 Year Olds

Led by a Camp Leader and other Old Town School teaching artists, 4 – 6 year olds work and play in small groups as they explore the arts at our 909 West Armitage Avenue location.

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Summer Camp for 7 – 11 Year Olds

Led by Camp Leader John Huber and other Old Town School teaching artists, 7 – 11 year olds work independently and in groups as they explore the arts at our 4544 North Lincoln Avenue location.

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Teen Camp

New! Led by Camp Leader Michelle Alba and other Old Town School teaching artists,
12 – 15 year olds connect and collaborate in an intimate and creative environment as they explore the arts at our 4545 North Lincoln Avenue location. Register for a single week or multiple weeks!

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Fiddle Camp for 7 – 15 Year Olds

Led by Old Town School teaching artists Katherine Athanasiou, Matt Brown, and Maria McCullough, Fiddle Camp takes place July 6th - 10th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at our 4545 North Lincoln Avenue location, with a culminating performance at the Square Roots Festival on July 11th.

FIDDLE CAMP PERFORMANCE AT SQUARE ROOTS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JULY 11TH, 2015

1:00 PM - "Somos El Barco" Parade (optional): Meet at North Stage, 12:45 PM
1:30 - 2:45 PM - Midwest Fiddle Championship (optional): Meet in Maurer Hall, 4544 North Lincoln
3:00 PM - Call Time for Fiddle Campers! Meet in room E229, 4545 North Lincoln
3:15 - 3:45 PM - Busking for all Fiddle Campers
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Family Barn Dance in Szold Hall, 4545 North Lincoln, for all Fiddle Campers

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The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000