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.

Summer Camp Pricing

The price for Summer Camp 2015 for 7 ‐ 11 year olds will be $1600 for each 4-week session, with extended hours for an additional $500 per session.

Summer Camp 2015 prices for 4 – 6 year olds, 12 – 14 year olds, and Fiddle Camp will be announced in December 2014.


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.


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.


Summer Camp for 12 – 14 Year Olds

NEW! Led by Camp Leader Michelle Alba and other Old Town School teaching artists,
12 – 14 year olds connect and collaborate in an intimate and creative environment as they explore the arts at our 4545 North Lincoln Avenue location.


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 from 2:30 - 5:00 PM.

Join us for fiddle camp and gain a sense of ownership of your fiddle, your music, and your creative expression. Fiddle Camp is a jubilant, week-long experience rooted in folk traditions. Each day, you'll have classes with Old Town School Teaching Artists in Mexican fiddle and old-time fiddle, a Lunchtime Jam, and a Kodály singing class in which you will enhance your ear-training, musical literacy, and solfege skills through singing games and folk songs. To end the camp, fiddlers perform at the Family Barn Dance and as buskers at our annual Square Roots Festival on Saturday, July 11th.

This camp is recommended for children who have completed Suzuki Book 1, Old Town School's Advanced Fiddle class, or have received a teacher recommendation. These fiddlers will be grouped according to age and ability.

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