Arts Quest Camp
Arts Quest Camp
Explore the world around you in our Summer Arts Quest Camp! Campers delve into the theatre arts through daily classes in storytelling, music, and art. We explore Chicago’s most exciting cultural institutions during our field trips, and we host a special guest artist each session. When we’re not out and about in the city, we use dedicated rehearsal time to create an original piece of theatre, which we perform live on stage at the end of the session.
2017 SESSION DATES AND THEMES
Session 1: Earth Defenders
June 19-30, 2017
Field Trips for Earth Defenders include: Chicago Botanic Garden, Trailside Museum of Natural History, and an exciting hands-on workshop with The Frog Lady.
Session 2: Hometown Heroes (New theme in 2017!)
July 3-14, 2017 (No camp on July 4)
Field Trips for Hometown Heroes include: Wrigley Field, Chicago Fire Academy, and a visit from one of Chicago’s finest.
Session 3: Ocean Voyagers
July 17-28, 2017
Field Trips for Ocean Voyagers include: Shedd Aquarium, a pirate boat tour with the Tall Ship Windy, and a hands-on nautical workshop.
Session 4: Cosmic Explorers
July 31-August 11, 2017
Field Trips for Cosmic Explorers include: Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and an excited science workshop.
Session 5: History Detectives
August 14-25, 2017
Field Trips for History Detectives include: Field Museum, a visit to one of Chicago’s specialty museums, and a hands-on history workshop.
Arts Quest Daily Schedule
Arts Quest meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00am-2:45pm. The maximum enrollment for any given Arts Quest session is 30 students. Each session, students are split into two groups, according to grade level— the exact number of students in each group will differ according to session size. If you know a fellow Arts Quest camper, and would like the students to be grouped together, you are welcome to submit a friend request, either by indicating your request during camp registration, or by calling our office at 773.477.9257 x193. While we always strive to group campers together, we cannot guarantee that every friend request will be honored, due to group size and entering grad level of other campers.
Pick-up and drop-off will occur on the north side of the John Hancock Center, which is located at 173 E Delaware Pl. Lookingglass staff will meet Arts Quest campers at their cars, and walk students to join the rest of the camp group, so that parents may remain in their cars. Parents are welcome to turn on their hazard lights while children unload. Our staff members will wear Lookingglass shirts for easy identification.
Our Arts Quest staff includes two full day teaching artists, three specialists (music, storytelling, and visual art), and two full time college interns. At any given time during the camp day, 2-3 adults are assigned to each group of campers. Over the course of each two week session, our Arts Quest staff – guided by the ideas and interests of our Arts Quest campers – create an original piece of theatre surrounding the session’s theme! If you’re interested in what an average day of Arts Quest might look like, please see the sample schedule below!
Arts Quest Sample Schedule (Full Group Rehearsal Day)
8:40am-9:00am: Drop Off
9:15am-10:00am: Class 1 (Art)
10:00am-10:45am: Class 2 (Storytelling)
10:45am-11:30am: Class 3 (Music)
11:30am-12:15pm: Lunch / Free Play
12:15pm-2:30pm: Full Group Rehearsal
2:30pm-2:45pm: Clean Up / Walk to Pick Up
2:45pm-3:00pm: Pick Up
Receive 15% off initial registration during first month of registration
Receive $20 off registration
Receive 10% off registration for each additional registration
For more camp discount details, please visit our FAQ page.
Scholarship and Payment Plans:
Click here for the Summer Camp 2017 Scholarship Application
Contact us regarding details for payment plans and scholarships at 773.477.9257 x193.
Summer Camp DVD
Click here to order a DVD of your camper’s performance.
Ages Entering Grades K-3
Tuition $635 per Session
Dates Sessions beginning June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31, and August 14
Length 2 Weeks per Session
Days Monday – Friday
Time 9am - 2:45pm
Location Lookingglass Theatre at 173 E Delaware Pl