2021 SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS

CAMP INFORMATION & FAQ

What are we requiring of campers to be sure that everyone is safe?

  • Face coverings (mouth and nose) will be required for all campers and staff

  • Temperature check at drop off for all campers and staff

  • Social distancing guidelines in accordance with the CDC

  • Hand washing and hand sanitizing stations are readily available. Campers and staff are encouraged to wash hands and follow hygiene guidelines regularly

  • Parent/Guardian confirmation that the camper is not considered a close contact of anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 

Who are the camp instructors?

Camp instructors are professional teachers, artists, and college students majoring in arts education or theatre arts and have documented experience working with children. There are also college interns and volunteer high school assistants on hand to help keep camps running smoothly. Camps are designed by CTL's Education Department Coordination in collaboration with camp instructors. All summer instructors and CTL staff members have clearances on file.

 

Are snacks available?

A small snack will be provided to campers each day. All snacks are nut free, but other allergens may be present. Please clearly indicate any food allergies on the camp permission form so we can be sure a a safe and welcoming experience for every student. Water fountains are closed at this time and each camper must bring a water bottle with them and have their name clearly marked on it. CTL water bottles are for sale at our box office for $5.  

A full lunch is NOT provided for students who are taking morning and afternoon camps. If your student will be staying for more than one camp, they must bring a lunch from home that does not need to be heated or refrigerated and has the campers name clearly marked on it. 

 

What does the camp registration fee include?

Camp registration fees include all scheduled activities, professional instruction, materials, a summer camp t-shirt, and admission for family members to watch their camper's end of camp show(s). Please note admission numbers for each family will be determined by the state mandates at the time of the show. All information is sent to the parent/guardian prior to the camp. *Tickets for Frozen JR. on the mainstage will be sold separately. 

 

Are scholarships available?

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available and families can fill out an application at www.ctlshows.com/scholarships

 

When can I register?

Camps are on sale now and can be purchased at our box office, by phone, or online with the links below. For more information about camps please contact our Education Coordinator at [email protected] and watch for news and updates on our social media.

 

How do I register online?

Camp descriptions are listed below and there is a direct link for each camp's registration below the description.

K-1 Grade Camps

Explore Musical Instruments!

When: July 12th - 16th

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Sarah Pulver

Cost: $175 

Max Capacity: 12

Young music lovers will explore the joys of musical instruments in this one-week hands-on music class adventure. Students will get a first-hand look at various band and orchestra instruments, learn songs, play musical games, create musical themecrafts and try out being a musician with their very own recorder and kazoo.

Register for Explore Musical Instruments here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673232

 

Explore Characters

When: July 19th - 23rd

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Katelyn Loss

Cost: $175

Max Capacity: 12

Our youngest actors will try their hand at different characters, theatre games, acting techniques, hands-on activities, and exercises while inventing a few "signature characters" to present to their families at the end of the week.

Register for Explore Character here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673235

 

Explore Reader’s Theatre with the works of Mo Willems

When: July 26th - 30th 

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Instructor: Sarah Pulver

Cost: $175

Max Capacity: 12

Join Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, and more as we explore the fun and confidence building reader’s theatre style of performing. The imaginative and joyful works of Mo Willems will come to life through acting, games, and hands-on activities as we work on reading and performance skills.

Register for Explore Reader's Theatre with Mo Willems July 26 - 30 here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673245

 

Explore Reader’s Theatre with the works of Mo Willems

When: August 9th - 13th

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Wendy Durant

Cost: $175

Max Capacity: 12

Join Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, and more as we explore the fun and confidence building reader’s theatre style of performing. The imaginative and joyful works of Mo Willems will come to life through acting, games, and hands-on activities as we work on reading and performance skills.

Register for Explore Reader's Theatre with Mo Willems August 9 - 13 here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673249

 

Explore A Frozen Adventure

When: August 2nd - 6th

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Katelyn Loss

Cost: $175

Max Capacity: 12

A mini musical adventure featuring songs from Frozen the musical and the Frozen movies. Filled with friendship, music, and dancing, the camp will include Frozen themed activities and games sure to melt any heart and bring joy to your little Frozen fan.

Register for Explore A Frozen Adventure here:

 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673248

 

2-3 Grade Camps

Camp Magic School Bus

When: July 12th - 16th

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Instructor: Katelyn Loss

Grades: 2-3

Cost: $175

Max Capacity: 12

Go on an adventure with us in The Magic School Bus Summer Camp! Based on the books by Joanna Cole, this camp is jam packed with art, science, music, and of course acting! Students will work toward a reader’s theatre presentation of a Magic School Bus adventure.

Register for Camp Magic School Bus here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673234

 

Camp Pop Star

When: July 19th - 23rd 

Time: 1:30 - 4:30pm

Instructor: Sarah Pulver

Cost: $175

Max Capacity:12

Back by popular demand this performance-based camp is sure to place your young pop star center stage. What would it be like to be yourself by day and a pop star by nightFind out in this one-week camp for budding pop stars and singing enthusiasts. Create your alter-ego, set the stage and work with a vocal specialist both individually and in a group. 

Register for Camp Pop Star here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673240

 

Young Designers

When: July 26th - 30th

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Francesca Neville

Cost: $175

Max Capacity: 12

Does your young artist love to explore fashion, play dress up, and dream up new designs? This hand-on camp with artist Francesca Neville will explore the art of piecing together a lookgo over basic sewing skills that every designer needs, plus create a costume piece of their own.

Register for Young Designers here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673243

 

4-6 Grade Camps

Camp Smile

When: July 26th - August 6th

Time: 1:30-4:30pm

Instructor: Katelyn Loss

Grades: 4-6

Cost: $300

Max Capacity: 16

In this immersive two-week camp students will explore the works of tween writer Raina Telgemeier while working on acting, writing, and self-esteem exercisesStudents will use Raina’s stories and graphic novels as the basis for short skits and vignettes that they will write and produce for a show on the final day. The stories center around the daily highs and lows of young adult life and how to be true to yourself.

Register for Camp Smile here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673246

 

Camp Descendants

When: August 9th - 20th

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Instructor: Katie Conklin

Grades: 4-6

Cost: $300

Max Capacity: 16

Are you ready to turn up the volume and have a wicked good time? In this two-week non-stop musical adventure, the descendants of the fairy tale world’s most wicked villains have been given a chance to leave the Isle of the Lost and start over. Will they keep thinking that it is good to be bad, or follow their hearts to new friendships and possibilities? Students will learn the songs and moves from Disney’s Descendants: ThMusical as they work towards a performance on the final day. 

Register for Camp Descendants here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673250

 

Food or Fake! 

When: August 9th - 13th 

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Instructor: Connor Gautieri

Cost: $175 

Max Capacity: 12

Learn how to make prop food like the pros in this hands-on art and fun filled behind the scenes theatre camp. Create mouth water sweet treats, everyday finger food, and usually life like dishes all out of foam, clay, paint and more! Friends and family will be asking, “can I eat that?”

Register for Food or Fake here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673251

 

Camp Broadway

When: August 16th - 20th 

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Instructor: TBA

Grades: 4-6

Cost $175

Max Capacity: 12

Young Broadway lovers will sing their hearts out to new and classic favoritewhile learning moves and techniques of the pros. This camp is perfect for both experienced performers who are looking to get back in the groove of musical theatre, and students who enjoy Broadway but are new to performing in musicals and want to give it a try.

Register for Camp Broadway here:

 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673254

Middle School & High School Camps

Ten-Minute Musicals

When: July 12th - 23rd

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Instructor: Katie Conklin

Grades: 8-12th

Cost: $300 

Max Capacity: 16

From the writing desks of Theatre Now New York’s up and coming musical theatre writers, Ten-Minute Musicals is for the serious theatre students and enthusiasts ready to dig a little deeper into the study of musical theatre and try something new. Fast-paced and excitingthese shows will sure to be a hit as the two-week camp ends with a collaborative Ten-Minute Musicals show.

Register for Ten-Minute Musicals here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673233

 

Costume Intensive – Costuming Frozen Jr.

When: July 19th - 30th

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Instructor: Francesca Neville

Grades: 7-12

Cost: $300

Max Capacity:12

This two-week hand-on costuming intensive will work on the CTL Summer Mainstage feature show Frozen Jr. Led by NYC artist and costume designer, Francesca Neville, students will learn how to design, sew and piece together a showThis is a must take experience for any students interested in fashion or theatre costuming!

Register for Costume Intensive here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673238

 

Frozen Jr the Musical

When: July 19th - August 6th

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Heather Myers

Grades: 7-10th

Cost: $375

Capacity: 17

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.A story of true love and acceptance between sisters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! This three-week camp is perfect for young actors entering 7-10 grade and looking for a challenging and fun theatre experience. The camp will conclude with a weekend run of Frozen Jr August 6th - 8th. 

Register for Frozen Jr here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673241

 

Improv

When: July 26th - August 6th 

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Instructor: Marie Fox

Grades: 6-8

Cost: $300

Max Capacity: 15

This two-week camp will provide a healthy dose of improvisation skills to provide participants with the opportunity to learn quick thinking and creative scene building skills. Throughout the course, they will work towards a final performance to demonstrate mastery of the improvisation activities.

Register for Improv here:

 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673244

 

Penguin Project

Penguin Project: Annie Jr

When : August 9th - 20th

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Cost: Free to qualifying participants 

Who are the Penguin Project Participants:

Young Artists With Special Needs: The Penguin Project ® is open to any individual age 11 to 22 with a developmental disability. This includes children with cognitive, learning, motor, hearing, and visual impairments, genetic disorders, and neurological disorders. There are no restrictions based on the level of cognitive ability, restriction of mobility, or lack of communication skills. Because of concerns for safety, however, we are unable to accept anyone whose behavior might endanger himself/herself or others.

Peer Mentors: The Penguin Project ® utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with an age level peer who does not have a disability. Mentors must be at least 10 years old and can continue up to age 21. The peer-mentors work side-by-side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage. The mentors are responsible for knowing all of the lines, songs, and blocking of their partners. They are on-stage during the production, costumed to match or compliment their partners. They participate in the group production numbers, but are trained to remain “in the background” and provide direct assistance to their partner only as needed.

Families and Adult Volunteers: The Penguin Parents are the “backbone” of the program. We depend on them to assist their children in learning lines, songs, and dances outside of the rehearsals, since rehearsal times are limited and need to focus on interactive processes rather than memorization. Family members and other adult volunteers also help build sets, sew costumes, and find props. They coordinate the backstage area during the run of the show, and are often called upon to assist the staff at rehearsals

Register for Penguin Project-Annie Jr. here:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10673252