2020 Summer Theatre Camps

Summer Camps

SUMMER CAMPS 2020!

 All Camp Materials (t-shirt or summer camp swag, snacks, class materials) are covered in the camp tuition. 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

With the exception of Frozen, Jr. and The Addams Family [email protected], all performances are FREE!

Open House

Camp grades are determined by the grade students will be ENTERING in Fall 2020.

 

Grades K-1

Friendship Camp! (1 week)
Instructor: Sarah K. Decker
Week 1: July 13-17,
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

Explore the joy and adventure of friendship with this hands on camp for grades K-1.  Campers will design their camp clubhouse, participate in theatre games about friendship and teambuilding, create crafts to take home and keep the imaginative play going, and learn popular children’s songs about friendship.  The week will conclude with a musical presentation for friends and family.
Final Presentation: Friday, July 17 at 11:30 AM
Register For "Friendship Camp" Here

 

If You Give A Kid A Script (1 week)
Instructor: Wendy Durant
Week 2: July 20-24,
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Week 6: August 17-21, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

Based on the works of beloved children's author, Laura Numeroff, this one week drama camp for K-1 explores the world of theatre arts through popular books such as If You Give A Mouse a Cookie and If You Give A Cat A Cupcake.  Campers will act, create and play their way through the week with these silly and lesson filled stories.  The week will conclude with a reader’s theatre style presentation of four of the stories for friends and family.
Final Presentations: Week 2: Friday, July 24 at 11:30am | Week 6: Friday, August 21 at 4:00pm

Register For "If You Give a Kid a Script" Week 2 Here
Register For "If You Give a Kid a Script" Week 6 Here


Royal Rebels (1 week)
Instructor: Sarah Pulver
Week 5: August 10-14,
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

What if the leading characters of classic Fairy Tales took charge of their own stories?  Would Cinderella wear tennis shoes to the ball and stay to dance the night away, or Rapunzel cut her hair into a bob and make her own ladder?  Join us for this one week camp about confidence, leadership and creative storytelling. The week will include music, theatre activities and crafts to compliment the theme and end with a presentation for family and friends on the last day of camp. 
Final Performance: Friday, August 14 at 4:30pm

Register For "Royal Rebels" Here

 

Grades 2-3

Pop Star Camp! (1 Week)
Instructor: Sarah K. Decker 
Week 1: July 13-17,
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

What would it be like to be yourself by day and a pop star by night?  Find 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.  Students will work toward a performance of their chosen pop song for friends and family.
Final Performance: Friday, July 17 at 4:00pm

Register For "Pop Star Camp" Here


Magical Musicals (1 week)
Instructor: Kristy Rosario
Week 3: July 27-31,
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

Join us for a week of magical music, creative thinking, hands on prop making and of course a sense of wonder!  Students will spend part of their camp learning songs from beloved musicals with a magical theme and the other half building props and playing games that compliment the music.  If your student loves to sing and build this is the camp for them!
Final Performance: Friday, July 31 at 11:30am

Register For "Magical Musicals" Here


Pirates! A musical adventure (1 week)
Instructor: Sarah Pulver
Week 4: August 3-7,
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

Ahoy, me hearties!  Join us for this adventure across the seas as we sing, dance, and revel in the fun that is being a pirate.  Ye and your mates will learn music, and moves from Pirates! The Musical while you practice your buccaneer skills and form camaraderie with the group.  The week will conclude with an abridged version of this rousing musical for family and friends.    
Final Performance: Friday, July 7 at 4:00pm

Register For "Pirates!" Here

 

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, A Dr Seuss Drama Camp! (1 week)
Instructor: Wendy Durant
Week 6: August 17-21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 12

Oh, how many theatre lessons can be done with such silly books filled with so much fun!  Join us for this lively and creative drama intensive for 2-3 grade students. Campers will use the works of Dr. Seuss to practice their acting skills and dig deep into how even silly books can help you explore the range of emotions necessary to put on a good show.  The camp will conclude with a presentation for family and friends.
Final Performance: Friday, August 21 at 11:30am

Register For "There's a Wocket..." Here

 

Grades 4-6

Complaint Department & Lemonade (2 weeks)
Instructor: Kristy Rosario
Week 2 & 3: July 20-24 & 27-31,
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Capacity: 15

In this rapid succession of hysterical grievances, the complaint department takes on everything from Oreo icing to kleptomania and from songs stuck in the head to the price of cheese and on and on and on.  Could there be a glimmer of hope for anyone in charge of a complaint department? In this two week acting camp, 4-6 grade students will laugh their way through this comedy script while honing their acting skills.  There will be a performance of the play, Complaint Department and Lemonade, at the end of the two weeks for family and friends to enjoy.
Final Performance: Friday, July 31 at 3:30pm

Register For "Complaint Department & Lemonade" Here


The Lion King Experience (2 week)
Instructor: Brandy Aguirre
Week 4 & 5: August 3-7 & 10-14,
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Capacity: 20

Hakuna Matata! The Lion King Experience is a 30-minute adaptation of the original Broadway musical created especially for elementary and middle school students to explore the fundamentals of theatre-making. This two week camp will include ACTING, DESIGN, MUSIC, PLAYWRITING, CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTING and MORE!  The camp will conclude with a performance of The Lion King for family and friends.
Final Performance: Friday, August 14 at 12:00 PM (noon)

Register For "The Lion King Experience" Here

Sing Your Heart Out! (1 week)
Instructor:  Sarah Pulver
Week 6: August 17-21, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $175
Capacity: 15

Warm up your vocal cords and raise your voice… This camp is all about singing!  In this one week intensive students will work with a vocal instructor to discover or fine tune their singing through the joy of musical theatre.  Campers will work as a group towards performing a showcase of songs from popular musicals for family and friends on the last day of camp.
Final Performance: Friday, August 21 at 3:00pm

Register For "Sing Your Heart Out!" Here

Grades 6-8

Improv (2 weeks)
Instructor: Marie Fox
Week 3 & 4: July 27-31 & August 3-7,
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $300
Capacity: 20

This two week workshop will provide a healthy dose of improvisational 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.
Final Performance: Friday, August 7 - Time TBD

Grades 7-10

Frozen, Jr. (3 weeks)
Instructors: Seth & Marisa Sponhouse
Weeks 1-3: July 13-17, 20-24, & 27-31 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $375
Capacity: 30

In this three week musical theatre intensive this enchanting modern classic from Disney 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, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart. The camp concludes with a four-show performance on CTL’s Mainstage! (Tickets to final performances must be purchased separately. Buy Frozen Jr. tickets here.)
Final Performances: July 31 & August 1 at 7:30pm; August 1 & 2 at 2:00pm

Register For "Frozen, Jr." Here

The Addams Family [email protected] (3 weeks)
Instructor: Desirae Mausteller 
Weeks 3-5: July 27-31, August 3-7, & 10-14,
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost: $375
Capacity: 30

In this three week musical theatre intensive, The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family will be sure to make even the dead dance, and they do!  Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family–a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before–keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.   The camp concludes with a four-show performance on CTL’s Mainstage! (Tickets to final performances must be purchased separately. Buy The Addams Family tickets here.)
Final Performances: August 14 & 15 at 7:30pm; August 15 & 16 at 2:00pm

Register For "The Addams Family" Here

 

Grades 7-12

Behind the Scenes: Costuming  (3 week)
Instructor: Francesca Neville
Weeks 1-3: July 13-17, 20-24, & 27-31 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $375
Capacity: 15

This three week hand-on costuming intensive will focus on building the costumes for CTL’s summer Jr productions.  Led by NYC artist and seamstress, Francesca Neville, students will learn how to design, sew and piece together a show.  This is a must take experience for any students interested in fashion or theatre costuming!
Final Presentation: Friday, July 31 at 1:30pm

Register For "Behind the Scenes" Here

 

Summer Nights with Shakespeare (2 week)
Instructor: John Weaver
Weeks 5 & 6: August 10-14 & 17-21,
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $300
Capacity: 20

“All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.”  In this two week evening camp students will delve into the drama, comedy and wit of the world’s most beloved bard.  The two weeks will be filled with theme based activities and acting lessons while learning why Shakespeare is still relevant today. Students will collaborate to produce an abridged version of a Shakespeare play.
Final Performance: Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm

Register For "Summer Nights with Shakespeare" Here


Grades 9-12

Acting Intensive (2 Week)
Instructor:  Steve Aguirre
Weeks 1 & 2: July 13-17 & 20-24,
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Cost: $300
Capacity: 20

In this immersive and comprehensive two week camp students will dive into stagecraft.  Young actors will study individual performance, directing, writing and auditioning while preparing to deliver a monologue for an audience on the last day of class.   
Final Performance: Friday, July 24 at 4:00pm

 
Register For "Acting Intensive" Here


The Penguin Project (Age 11-21)

Penguin Project - Musical Boot Camp! (2 week)
Instructors: Seth Sponhouse, Tim Hanner, Alison Stroop
Weeks 1 & 2: July 13-17 & 20-24,
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE!

The Penguin Project empowers students with special needs through theatre. In this 2-week "boot camp," artists and mentors will begin working on preparing for the spring 2021 musical, will play team-building and confidence-boosting games, and be able to socialize through exciting and fun activities.

All artists AND mentors should register for camp.

Final Performance: Friday, July 24 at 5:30pm

Register For "The Penguin Project Musical Boot Camp" Here

The Spotlight Program (Age 22+)

The Spotlight Program Musical Summer Camp! (2 week)
Weeks 1 & 2: July 13-17 & 20-24, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE!

The Spotlight Program empowers adults with special needs through the magic of theatre. This 2-week camp will have the Spotlighters dancing and singing while gaining confidence, public speaking skills, and having the chance to socialize in a fun and safe environment.

Final Performance: Friday, July 24 at 5:30pm 

Register For "The The Spotlight Program Musical Summer Camp" Here

*All instructors have multiple up to date clearances on file.

Scholarships

Financial aid, in the form of tuition assistance grants, is awarded to deserving students to partially off-set the costs of attending the CTL's Community Academy of Stage and Theatre After School and Summer Camp Programs.  Financial Aid is available on a limited basis; therefore, applicants must demonstrate a clear financial need and a strong desire to participate in our educational programing.  The questions asked in this application are designed to help the CTL staff understand the family situation and financial position, and to make certain that assistance is awarded to students whose need is greatest.  The information you provide in this application is considered strictly confidential. All decisions regarding financial assistance are made by CTL's Educational Coordinator and staff.

Scholarship Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Any registrations that come in after June 1st will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Complete the Scholarship Form Here