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CYT Musical Theater Summer Camp is one of the most affordable quality musical theatre camps in California. We offer a variety of day camps for ages 5 to 18. Campers rotate through a variety of theater classes including dance, drama & voice, play exciting outdoor games, participate in showcase rehearsal, make life long friends and more! All campers perform in the musical theater showcase for family and friends at the end of the week, featuring a variety of songs, dances and drama. CYT San Diego also offers an overnight camp for ages 13-18 years.

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CYT Half Day Camp Ages 5 - 7

Mini Campers can sign up for BOTH BROADWAY BOP and BROADWAY SUMMER ADVENTURE for the full day camp experience! There are 30 minutes between camps, where campers particpating in the full day will have a supervised lunch break. 

BROADWAY BOP (morning daycamp, 8:00am - 11:15am)
Bop to the top with this 50s inspired, week long, half day, musical theater summer camp! Using music from the past, we’ll learn about singing, acting, dancing, and all the fun you can handle! Don’t miss out on this high-energy, Broadway Sock Hop, complete with Poodle skirts & t-shirts (costume design workshop), Chevys and T-birds (set building workshop), and mastering the Hand Jive as we sing, dance and play together!


South County: Arroyo Vista Charter School June 12th - 16th - SOLD OUT!
San Diego Central: City View Church June 19th - 23rd - SOLD OUT!
Tri City: Daybreak Church July 17th - 21st
North County Coastal: Redeemer Presbyterian July 24th - 28th
San Diego East County: Lakeside Middle School July 31st - Aug 4th - SOLD OUT!
North County Inland: Bethel Baptist Church August 14th - 18th

BROADWAY SUMMER ADVENTURE (afternoon daycamp, 11:45am - 3pm)
Whew, it’s hot out there! Stay cool and join CYT IN SUMMERRRRRRR, while we warm up with your favorite frozen friends. Using music and themes of the hit movie, we will learn about singing, acting, dancing, teamwork, and what it really means to be the HERO during this weeklong, half day camp. Come join us for a week of fun, games, music, and friendship!


South County: Arroyo Vista Charter School June 12th - 16th
San Diego Central: City View Church June 19th - 23rd - SOLD OUT! 
Tri City: Daybreak Church July 17th - 21st
North County Coastal: Redeemer Presbyterian July 24th - 28th
San Diego East County: Lakeside Middle School July 31st - Aug 4th - SOLD OUT! 
North County Inland: Bethel Baptist Church August 14th - 18th

CYT Youth Camp Ages 8 - 11

BUILT FOR BROADWAY (full day camp, 8:00am - 3:00pm)
Everything is AWESOME at this CYT Camp that is designed around the pieces that build a great show from the ground up! Design and build your own mini set piece (out of LEGOS!) and create your own scene to go along with it. We’ll put some singing and dancing to your creations, and BAM! Look what we can accomplish together! If you like musical theater, having fun, creating new things and making new friends, this camp is for you!


South County: Arroyo Vista Charter School June 12th - 16th
San Diego Central: City View Church June 19th - 23rd
Tri City: Daybreak Church July 17th - 21st
North County Coastal: Redeemer Presbyterian July 24th - 28th
San Diego East County: Lakeside Middle School July 31st - Aug 4th - SOLD OUT!
North County Inland: Bethel Baptist Church August 14th - 18th

CYT Junior Camp Ages 12 - 14

BROADWAY HERE AND NOW (full day camp, 8:00am - 3:00pm)
Hamilton, School of Rock, Anastasia, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory are all on Broadway NOW! Or at least they will be by the time you show up for your first day of this awesome CYT camp. Come explore the sweet side of musical theater as we rock, rap, dance and refine your “taste” in CHOCOLATE!... which of course is a metaphor for fine tuning your taste in audition materials, working on character development, Improvisation and MORE! Don’t throw away your shot! Sign up now and come rock with us!


South County: Arroyo Vista Charter School June 12th - 16th
San Diego Central: City View Church June 19th - 23rd
Tri City: Daybreak Church July 17th - 21st
North County Coastal: Redeemer Presbyterian July 24th - 28th
San Diego East County: Lakeside Middle School July 31st - Aug 4th
North County Inland: Bethel Baptist Church August 14th - 18th

Master Workshops

Space is limited for these one day only, Master Workshops. Sign up for just one, or sign up for them all, but you gotta sign up fast! Specialty instructors will teach from their field of expertise. Be one of the few who will be in “the know” and get a jumpstart on performance skills, technical training, future performance opportunities and more! Class is only open to a select number of students.

$85 per workshop

San Diego Performing Arts Center
4579 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120

Youth Workshop Week: July 10th - 14th

Teen Workshop Week: July 31st - August 4th

Overnight Teen Retreat Ages 13 - 18

The biggest teen overnight event of the CYT year is HERE! This year’s theme is #TeenRetweet! We are taking the things we love most about social media and flipping them on their heels! We’re celebrating all the wonderful things that modern technology brings, and taking a deeper look at how our hand held devices can help, but also hurt if we are not aware of the effect they can have on us. We’re taking back the word “social” and getting back to basics when people used to talk to one another and hang out in person, not just on line. We’re closing the FaceBook and bringing back Face to Face, with fun, Social Media themed games, talks, events and more! We’re holding our own “Social”, and we mean old school, wear your cowboy boots, line dancing, square dancing SOCIAL. With ice cream (duh). We’re diving deep into real conversations, all based on popular hashtags, like #relationshigoals, #tbt, #selfie and more. At beautiful Pine Valley conference center, we will experience parts of the camp facility we haven’t before. Night swimming, hikes, group challenges and more (there’s always more!). Come celebrate REAL LIFE with your friends and learn more about true community outside of the inter-webs. But don’t leave your phone at home… we’ll still be taking photos, posting to our friend’s walls and making the best memories ever. DON’T MISS OUT! #blessed 


Pine Valley Bible Conference Center: July 10th - 14th 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are the kids supervised?
We have plenty of adult supervision. We have 2 camp admins, 7 counselors, as well as volunteer staff. There are also full time staff members from Pine Valley on the campus at all times.

What are the accommodations?
Campers stay in seperate cabins/lodges, girls with girls and guys with guys. This year we will be in lodge rooms, which fit 4 to a room (one queen bed and one bunk bed). We are allowing campers to submit one roommate request to Roommate requests are not gaurunteed and are more likely to be accomodated when mutual requests are made. 

What if my chind has food allergies?
Pine Valley is able to accomodate several food allergies. For a complete list of allergies they can work around, click HERE.

Do the kids get to have a cell phone?
CYT is not responsible for loss or damage of cell phones. Although they are allowed to have them, there will be times that they must keep cell phones off during rehearsals etc. When you drop your child off for camp you will be given the Camp Administrator and Team Mom cell phone numbers for emergency contact.

Are the kids allowed to leave camp?
No, however, with prior permission for extreme circumstances, campers may be allowed to leave with a parent for a short period of time. This needs to be approved by the Camp Administrator. You can email with any questions.

What should I bring? (packing list)
Sleeping bag (or sheets & blanket)
Shower towel & beach towel
Soap/Body Wash (PLEASE! DO IT!)
Money for coffee shop/camp gift store/snacks
Journal (bring yours from last year, OR we will have some CYT journals to purchase for only $8… that’s a special Teen Retreat only price!)
Clothes for daytime (it is going to be HOT!)
Clothes for nighttime (it is going to be COLD!)
Country clothes for our Monday night “Social” (cowboy boots, jeans, overalls, flannel shirts, bandanas, etc.)
Bug repellant
Fan (optional but you will thank us later)
Extension cord (optional but you will thank us later)
Did we mention DEODORANT?! (NOT optional but we will thank you later)
Plastic bag for dirty clothes (optional but you will thank us later)
White T-Shirt for Dye Wars (this shirt will not remain white. It will get colored dye on it. And you will look awesome)

If you have a question not covered here please email

CYT Summer Shows

MADAGASCAR JR. - Ages 8 - 14
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave you with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!"

CLICK HERE for Audition information

Show Dates:
July 20th - 6:00pm 
July 21st - 2:00pm & 6:00pm
July 22nd - 2:00pm & 6:00pm
July 23rd - 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Location: Creative Performing & Media Arts Theater
5050 Conrad Ave San Diego, CA 92117  Clairemont

Frequently Asked Camp Questions

What to expect the first day of Camp
Campers will be greeted by camp staff and are encouraged to join into high energy group games and free-style dancing. Parents will be introduced to our onsite Camp Coordinator and given some important information regarding the week. The first day, we take some time to introduce the campers to their counselors and make them feel welcomed and excited to be at camp, as well as explain behavior expectations. Campers then break into workshops in dance, drama, voice or specialty subjects. During workshop rotations, we also have a short snack time, where campers can enjoy a snack brought from home. Campers then come together for lunch, games, group time & character building activities. Afternoon rehearsal is next, where campers learn big group numbers. At the end of the first day campers will be assigned their showcase parts as well as their group songs. EVERY child will be in the showcase, and some campers will be assigned lines or solos based on auditions (it is not necessary to prepare an audition before arriving at camp).

Sample Daily Schedule
9:00-9:10 Meet & Greet/Warm Up Activity/Daily Parade/Announcements/Schedule
9:10-9:45 Team Time (class rotation #1)
9:45-10:15 Morning Rehearsal
10:15-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:15 Class Rotation #2
11:15-12:00 Class Rotation #3
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Games
1:30-2:45 Afternoon Rehearsal
2:45-3:00 Reminders/Dismissal
*5 to 6 year olds do not do the class rotation, they have the same team counselor throughout the entire camp.

How long is the Camp Showcase?

The showcase will range from 25-35 minutes.

What if my child is upset the first day of camp? Can I stay with them?
We find that at times, especially for younger campers, the first day can be a bit overwhelming. Our staff is equipped to look out for children who may need encouragement to participate. Staff may come over and try to engage your child in opening activities like dances or games or introduce them to other campers. Parents are welcome to stay through opening activities, but once campers break into groups, we've found that mom or dad's presence sometimes makes it more difficult. Almost always, once campers have a few minutes to see what fun camp is, they quickly adjust. Please be assured that if your child is overly upset for an extended period of time, we will contact you.

How will I know who is in charge?
Our teachers and volunteer aides will be wearing a CYT Summer camp shirt and CYT nametag.

What does my child bring?
Day campers will need to bring a sack lunch and we recommend bringing a water bottle & a snack. Please apply sun screen before coming to camp and/or send sunscreen with your child and it will be applied.

What if my child doesn’t know anyone?
Many of our campers are new to CYT. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends. Your child will also have a specific staff person assigned to their group who can assist in easing the transition.

What should my child wear?
We encourage comfortable dance and play friendly clothing each day. Please encourage your kids to wear closed toed shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops or clogs).

How do you handle allergies?
Please let us know of any allergies on your enrollment form. Our staff will be alerted to the allergy and maintain a high level of awareness. Medication and directions can be left with the camp administrator.

Is there a nurse on staff?
We do not have a nurse on staff. However, each location has at least one certified first aid/CPR trained staff member.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?
Due to the extreme popularity of our camps, we do not offer refunds or cancellations for any reason except medical or family emergencies.

Can I sign up the first day of camp?
All of our registration is done on-line, so please check for availability. Many of our camps fill up so we encourage early registration.

Is there a sibling discount?
Yes! The discount is $10 off of the cost of tuition.

What about supervision?
Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Each person hired by CYT has completed a background check, interview, and camp staff training. CYT limits the maximum attendance in order to maintain a safe leader/student ratio. Each camp is assigned a Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and two student helpers. There is also an adult Camp Administrator for every camp. We try to maintain a supervision ratio of 1 staff per 9 students for ages 8-14 and 1 staff per 4 students for ages 5-7.

Who do I contact in case of emergency during camp?
On the first day of camp when you drop off your child, you will be provided the contact cell number of your area's Camp Administrator in case of an emergency.

Do you have to be a Christian to come to CYT?
No. CYT holds to Judeo-Christian values of family, community, leadership and positive encouragement. We welcome all kids of varying faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

What if my child has special needs?
CYT openly welcomes all children with special needs. Please let us know what the special needs are by filling out the form when registering on line as well as noting if your child will require additional assistance to participate. CYT will work with you to allow your child to participate. Please give us as much information as possible so we can make your child's experience successful.

Specific questions regarding special needs can be directed to

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