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 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
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Junior and senior high school students love these camps and many return year after year.
Visual Arts Camp
I LOVED open studio! Listening to music, painting, and being with my friends were definitely my favorite part of the week.
April Macatangay is an amazing teacher who pushes you to be the best you can be. I learned that I loved working with plaster.
The mix of great people and counselors make for a very creative environment. I loved making new friends this week.
The renovations to the residence hall are AWESOME! And I like that it was so quiet in the dorms. This camp was pretty great and I love NIU.
Theatre Arts Camp Junior
I was unsure what camp would be like, but now I don't want to leave! I learned so much and I feel like I really grew as an actor and a person.
I loved the storytelling workshop. The storyteller was so funny and telling my own story was great. All the workshops were very helpful and fun.
I can't decide what workshop I liked best - it is between the one on musical theatre and auditioning. I LOVED them! I learned so much.
NIU Jazz Camp
This camp was challenging and the counselors really know what they're talking about. The counselors are also funny and know how to jam.
Every music instructor I had at this camp was a great person and a great musician. The dorms were fantastic!! Very comfortable!
I had no idea what to expect, but it felt like the counselors let me live in their world for a week and experience what it feels like to swing.
This camp was a great experience all round. The evening rec activities made the week fun the whole time.
Theatre Arts Camp Senior
I don't have words for how much my coming to this camp means to me. This year made me realize that NIU is my dream school.
What I liked best about the camp was that everyone was so friendly and full of life. I've never met so many good people in my life.
I had a difference experience in every class, but they were all awesome and I learned a ton and dared myself to take risks as a person and an actor.
The show was the funnest, most hilarious show I've ever been part of. I loved being killed, best part.