2020 Summer Theatre Camps

Summer Camps


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



While we are looking forward to providing on-site educational programming for our community this summer, as we continue to monitor the novel COVID-19 activity, restrictions set into place by the state of Pennsylvania, and guidelines set forth by the state and the CDC we will alter, delay or cancel any program that does not fall in line with the guidelines or may pose an unsafe situation for our community. We are proud to offer stellar community based educational and enriching opportunities and entertainment to our community, but we can only continue our legacy of putting community first if we stay true to it. Your health and safety is paramount to us and we will always respond accordingly. If we are unable to continue with our on-site summer educational programming you will be notified immediately and we will provide virtual programming that you may use your credit towards. Thank you for understanding. If you have any questions please contact the Educational Coordinator, Brianne Tupper at [email protected] 

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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 / (7 Spots Remaining)

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 / (Week 2: 9 Spots Remaining, Week 6: 12 Spots Remaining)

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 / (10 Spots Remaining)

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 / (6 Spots Remaining)

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 / (9 Spots Remaining)

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 / (10 Spots Remaining)

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 / (12 Spots Remaining)

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 / (17 Spots Remaining)

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 / (12 Spots Remaining)

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

Showstoppers Showcase (2 weeks)
Instructors: Seth & Marisa Sponhouse
Session 1: Weeks 1 & 2: July 13-17 20-24 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 2: Weeks 5 & 6: August 10-14 & 17-21 - 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost: $300
Capacity: 12

In this two week camp bring all of your favorite Broadway showtunes to life! Focusing on songs from the last decade of Broadway including songs from Hadestown, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Matilda: The Musical and more! All singing! All dancing! Everyone in the spotlight! Come ready to brush up on those basic stage skills and learn some new tricks to help make you the perfect triple threat! 
Final Performances:
Session 1
July 24 at 5:30pm
Session 2 August 21 at 5:30pm

Register for Showstoppers Showcase Session 1 Here
Register for Showstoppers Showcase Session 2 Here

Grades 7-12

Behind the Scenes: Costuming  (2 week)
Instructor: Francesca Neville
Weeks 1-3: July 13-17 & 20-24 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $300
Capacity: 15

Led by NYC artist, designer and seamstress Francesca Neville this two week hands on course will explore the exciting world of theatre costuming and fashion.  Students will learn the basics of designing, sewing, piecing together and building a show from start to finish.  This is a must take experience for any students interested in fashion and costuming or are pursuing the theatre arts as a career.   
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 / (18 Spots Remaining)

“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

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


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