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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 3 and up. Campers are placed on a team (red, green, blue etc). In the morning, they rotate with their team to a variety of theater classes including dance, drama & voice taught by qualified instructors. After lunch, summer campers play exciting outdoor games before they come together with all the teams for showcase rehearsal. 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.


A 2 ½ day retreat for teens to focus on fun, games, worship, and team building. A perfect time to reflect on all of the CYT fun you had throughout the year. In this beautiful mountain setting at Pine Valley Bible Conference Center you will meet new friends, hang out with old friends, and have an awesome time! REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 2ND

San Diego East County- Summer Camp at Pine Valley July 9-11


 Magical Musical Camp - Ages 9 to 14 Sign up to receive your letter of acceptance to attend a week of Magical Musical Camp. Offstage, be sorted into your house teams and compete in the Tournament of Thespians. Attend Motions Class and Defense Against the Non-Performing Arts with your favorite professors. Will your team take home the Goblet of Camp-Fire? There’s only one way to find out. Come play some fun camp games and sing, dance, and act with us at this Magical Musical Camp.

San Diego East County- Summer Camp at Del Cerro Baptist Church August 8-12

North County Coastal- Summer Camp at Horizpn Prep July 11-15

San Diego East County- Summer Camp at Lakeside Middle School July 25-29

North County Inland- Summer Camp at Mountain View Community Church June 13-17
Once Upon a Time Camp - Ages 5 to 10 In today’s world of modern technology, we play more video games, watch more TV, and read fewer books. What happens when the power goes out and kids are faced with the challenge to research their Fairy Tale projects the old fashioned way, by reading books? Our Once Upon a Time Camp explores that very situation. Come sing, act, and dance your way through some Fairy Tale stories such as, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, and Princess and the Frog. Join us this summer and let your imagination take you to places you never thought possible.

Tri City- Summer Camp at Daybreak Church August 8-12

San Diego Central-Summer Camp at City View Church August 15-19

San Diego East County- Summer Camp at Del Cerro Baptist Church July 11-15

North County Coastal- Summer Camp at Horizon Prep August 1-5

North County Coastal- Summer Camp at Redeemer Presbyterian July 18-22

San Diego Central- Summer Camp at St. Paul's Lutheran Church July 18-22

South County- Summer Camp at Sweetwater Community Church June 13-17

An actor is only as good as his or her crew. Come learn how to provide the support needed to make a show possible at this lighting and sound camp. Students will get hands on experience working with a light and sound board. Students will help design the lighting for the Magical Musical showcase as well as run all tech support for it. A fantastic hands on experience to help make the theater magic happen!

San Diego East County-Technical Theater Camp at Lakeside Middle School July 25-29

Before and After Care is offered at select locations. Please call the box office at (619) 588-0206 for more information.

Beach Bound!
Dive into summer exploring all things at the beach & under the sea! Learn songs and movement, as well as make some fun themed crafts. CYT 4 Me! provides a unique learning environment which allows for children ages 3 to 5 to learn academic concepts and developmental skills through creative and performing arts. While participating in these art forms, children will build self-confidence, foster creativity, and explore early learning concepts.
Daily Schedule:
9:00-9:30 Opening Free Play & Socialization
9:30-10:15 Circle Time
(Calendar, Language Development & Academic Concepts)
10:15-10:30 Snack Time
10:30-11:00 Themed Art Project & Fine Motor Development
11:00-11:45 Studio Rehearsal Time
(Dance, Vocals, Music & Movement)
11:45-12:00 Wind Down Activity
There will be a showcase for family and friends on Friday of camp at 11:30.

 CYT 4 Me! Summer Camp at Lakeside Middle School

Frequently Asked Questions

Day Camp FAQ's:

What happens 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 Camp Coordinator and given some important information regarding the week.
Campers will be broken into their color teams and meet their teammates. 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 classes in dance, drama and voice. In each class, they will participate in a short and fun "audition". There is no preparation required and we try to keep the auditions exciting and non- threatening.
During class rotations, we also have a short snack time, where campers can enjoy a snack brought from home.
Campers then come together for lunch, games, team time & character building activities. Afternoon  rehearsal is next, where campers learn their first big group number.
At the end of the first day campers will be assigned their showcase parts as well as their team songs. EVERY child will be in  the showcase, and some campers will be assigned lines or solos based on their auditions.

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 and 6  year olds do not do the class rotation, they have the same team counselor throughout the entire camp. 

How long is the 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 teams, 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. 

Can my child be on a team with a friend?
Yes!   For our day camps we try to honor as many requests as we can. Just email with your team friend request. Make sure you state in the email your child's first and last name and which camp they are enrolled in. Campers that are age 5 and 6 are on a separate team from the other campers.

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

Do you have extended care?
This year CYT is  offering extended care at certain locations for an extra fee as long as a minimum enrollment is met. Call our box office for further information.

Can my child switch teams?
Please let us know your friend request choices ahead of time.  We will switch teams for your child on the first day if there is an urgent need. Campers that are age 5 and 6 are on a separate team from the other campers.

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 team color 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 close 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.

Does my child have to participate in water games?
No. But water games are one of the camper's favorite parts of camp!

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. Every camp location has between 3-4 teams. CYT limits the maximum team number to 22 campers. Each team is assigned an adult staff leader, and we have additional teenage student helpers at each camp. There is also an adult camp administrator for every camp. We try to maintain a supervision ratio of 1 staff per 18 kids.

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

Overnight Camp FAQ’s

How does the camper request a roommate?
This year, we are not doing roomate requests due to the short 2 night stay and nature of this camp. 

Are the kids supervised? We have plenty of adult supervision.  We have 2 main camp leaders and 6 counselors as well as volunteer staff. 
What are the accommodations?
Campers stay in cabins. There are 8-10 campers per room, and there is cubby space available. Each cabin is assigned one adult camp staff member.

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?
You will be sent a list of what to bring and what not to bring prior to the start of camp.
If you have a question not covered here please email

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