Put your child’s inner drama queen or king to good, creative use at a theatre summer camp, where they’ll have the chance to sing, dance, and act to their hearts’ desires. In addition to the performing arts, these camps teach everything related to theatre production, including lighting, props, costumes, and sound.
The blend of performance and instructional opportunities in a theatre summer camp program, musical or otherwise, helps children develop skills they’ll carry through life both on and off the stage. Whether a camper has extensive stage experience, has just been involved in a few skits with friends, or is excited to enter the art world for the first time, theatre summer camps can guide them toward their dreams.
Attending a theatre camp encourages teamwork. Many of the acting warm-up exercises are improv games where campers must work together to create scenes. Budding techies get to cooperate with instructors and their fellow students on aspects like lighting and props. Kids can also get firsthand experience with learning how to promote a play—for example, creating program covers.
Theatre is also an excellent way to teach young ones the value of compassion and empathy. The simple act of “playing pretend” and stepping into a character’s shoes teaches children the value of learning from other people’s circumstances. A youth theatre camp offers a way for participants to communicate and connect with others. The actors demonstrate and share thoughts and emotions challenging various subjects. For the actor, it is not about becoming another person on stage but being offered a chance to express themselves uniquely.
There are different types of summer camps to address the requirements of all young theatre enthusiasts. From day camps to overnight theatre camps, boys’ camps to girls’ camps, and more, there enough kinds of camps to make every fan of theatre comfortable.
CampPage makes it easy to find that perfect camp for your future Oscar or Tony winner. Start searching through our list of theatre camps available in the next summer season.