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Summer Camps


Summer in the Arts at Northern 

July 12 - 17
Theatre Arts Camp Junior for grades 6 - 8 *
NIU Jazz Camp for grades 8 - 12 *

July 19 - 24
Theatre Arts Camp Senior for grades 9 - 12 *
Visual Arts Camp for grades 8 - 12 *

* grade completion

* Please note: Begining in 2016 Theatre Arts Camp Junior will encompass grades 6 - 9 and Theatre Arts Camp Senior will encompass grades 10 - 12.  There will be no change in grade level for 2015.


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 2. 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.

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