Our week-long summer camps provide youth with a fun and inspirational environment for learning and recreation. 

The program offers high quality arts education and development, bringing youth a source of encouragement, discipline, and a sense of community. Students participate in games and team building exercises throughout the day.


Interactive instruction keeps camp interesting, builds a team environment and gives students a strong foundation in the arts. 

Each camp culminates with individual performances and/or group concerts.  



Daily Schedule (Monday–Friday)

8:30-9:00 Drop off

9:00-11:30 Instruction & Games

11:30-1:00 *Outdoor Recreation – (bag) Lunch

1:00-3:00 Instruction & Games

3:00-3:30 Pick-up

*Weather permitting, students and teachers walk to a local park, eat (bag) lunch and participate in sports and recreational activities.


2019 Summer Camp Dates

4318 W. Irving Park Rd


June 24 Music Camp

July 8 Music Camp

July 15 Music Camp

July 22 Music Theater Camp

July 29 Music Theater Camp

August 5 Rock Band Camp

August 12 Rock Band Camp

August 22 Music Camp

August 26 Music Camp


$350 / Week


Music Camp Ages 7+

Our Music Camp is for everyone! This is a fun opportunity for beginners to try piano for the first time or experienced students to be inspired and grow as musicians. 

Days are structured for students to learn mainly on the piano, with optional electives in the afternoon such as art and singing. With breakouts and group activities, students develop a deeper understanding of music theory and ear training.

Each week culminates in a piano performance in which parents and families are invited to attend.

All levels welcome.

Music Theater Camp Ages 10+

Students can finally embrace their inner Broadway Star and spend a week at our Musical Theatre Camp! Through acting games, vocal exercises, and rehearsals, students will learn the fundamentals of performing musical theatre. Wrap up the week with a showcase, where students will perform an ensemble number and their own solo song! 

Featuring songs and dances from: Wicked, The Great Comet, Hamilton, Fun Home, Matilda, Billy Elliott and MORE!

Previous experience helpful, but not necessary.

Rock Band Camp Ages 10+

Our week-long Rock Band Camp is a new offering. We are excited to offer a unique experience for our students centered around full-band rehearsals with professional musicians and instrumental/vocal breakouts for coaching from instructors.

The week culminates in a concert on Friday. 

The UpBeat Rock Band Camp is for students with playing experience on voice, guitar, piano, bass or drums.

Voice Students: Ability to memorize lyrics and sing harmonies.

Guitar and Piano Students: Ability to play chords, pentatonic scales and read chord charts.

Bass Students: Ability to read chord charts, play root notes of chords and play with a metronome.

Drummers: Ability to read chord charts, play a beat with the metronome and do basic fills without losing the time.

Guitar and bass students must have electric guitar/bass.

Audition required.

To audition contact: jeisenbraun@upbeatma.org.