Brain Arts Camp made its Chicago debut. Over the one-week Chicago Public School's spring break in 2009, 15 campers devised and performed the original rock musical, "The Secret of Pompaloo Island." Over the next five years, hundreds of Brain Arts campers collaborated on more rock musicals, including "The Flight of the Blue Lizard," "Just an Ordinary Day," "The Secret Underground Society for the Protection of the Waffle People," "The Plot of Professor Pladdick," and "The Ends of the Universe." In 2012, Brain Surgeon added Movie-Making camps, and in 2013 began offering advanced acting and Improvisation camps for older students. Movie-Making and theatre birthday parties began, by popular demand, in 2012.