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Summer Camps

The 2014 camps are over for this year! 318 campers enjoyed their time at NIU in July. The weather was great, the new residence hall was wonderful, and the teachers, classes, and activities were top-notch. Check back later in fall 2014 for the dates for summer 2015.

Note: These are residential camps.  The NIU Community School of the Arts offers summer day camps.

Summer in the Arts at Northern 

July 13 - 18
Theatre Arts Camp Senior for grades 9 - 12 *
Canceled, as of 6/2/14 - Dance Camp for grades 8 - 12 * 

July 20 - 25
Theatre Arts Camp Junior for grades 6 - 8 *
NIU Jazz Camp for grades 8 - 12 *
Visual Arts Camp for grades 8 - 12 *

* grade completion

We are pleased to announce that the arts campers will be housed this summer in Gilbert Hall, located on Gilbert Dr. adjacent to the Art and Music Buildings and not far from the Holmes Student Center. Space is limited in this residence hall and we will be imposing a registration deadline after which we will not be able to accommodate new campers.  We will be updating our camp pages with this information later in fall.

Relive some of the fun on our Facebook page. We've posted some pictures from this year's camps. Feel free to post your own!

The summer arts camps at NIU are a unique blend of intensity and fun. Campers with a passion for the visual arts, theatre, or jazz get the time to focus on their art – and to learn from the very best teachers.

Campers enjoy six days of arts and recreational activities, sleep in newly renovated university residence halls, and eat in university dining facilities. Classes are taught on-campus by NIU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumni. Each camp ends with a gala show that is open to the public.

Last year’s camps closed before the discount deadline date of June 1. Don’t wait until the last minute to register! For more information about summer camps, click on your favorite camp at left.

Junior and senior high school students love these camps and many return year after year.