1st – 2nd Grade Summer Camps

1st - 2nd Grade Summer Programs

TaleSpinners  ·  Drama Medley

Have a blast this summer, make new friends and learn all about theater in Studio East camps for 1st and 2nd graders. Want to create your own story and bring it to life on stage? Choose a TaleSpinners camp.  Want to learn and practice lots of different theater skills like acting, improv, or stage combat?  Drama Medley’s the camp for you.  Better yet, choose both!

Grade refers to a student’s placement in Fall 2020.

See calendar of all camp offerings.

Drop off for all TaleSpinners and Drama Medley camps begins at 8:30am at no additional cost. Camp programming begins as listed. Extended Care (EC) is available until 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday. There is no Extended Care on Fridays. To register for Extended Care, use the camp code ending in EC.

Register by 4/30 to save 10%

TaleSpinners (Grades 1st-2nd)

Create your own story and bring it to life on stage! TaleSpinners campers work together to write an original play, create their characters, choose costumes, make props and set pieces, and perform their dazzling creation on the final day. Each week focuses on a different theme and different activities to excite the young camper’s spirit and imagination.

Daily Activities

  • Ensemble building and play creation activities based on theme
  • Acting games, creating props, drawing backdrops, and script writing
  • Practicing stage and storytelling skills

Skills Developed

  • Building theatrical skills: character creation, ensemble, improvisation, and performance
  • Life skills: listening, following directions, teamwork, and risk taking
  • Emerging literacy skills through storytelling and script writing
  • Strengthen gross motor skills through movement
  • Body language, gesture, facial and vocal expression

Final Presentation

  • 1:30pm on Friday at the camp venue
  • 25-40 minute family showcase to share short plays created by campers

Drama Medley is a week-long acting skills camp with a fun selection of theater classes. Each week of Drama Medley camp offers something different. Classes may include musical theater, improvisation, dance, stage combat, or acting technique. Students will showcase their new skills in a brief presentation for parents on Friday afternoon.

Skills Developed

  • Theatrical skills: character creation, ensemble, improvisation, and performance
  • Life skills: following directions, teamwork, confidence, and risk taking
  • Literacy skills through reading scripts
  • Body language, gesture, facial, and vocal expression

Drama Medley Final Presentation

  • 30-40 minute family showcase at 3:30pm on Friday.
  • Campers have some memorized lines, singing and movement, and staged performance.

Drop off  begins at 8:30am for all TaleSpinners and Drama Medley camps at no additional cost. Camp programming begins as listed.

Extended Care (EC) is available until 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday for all TaleSpinners and Drama Medley camps. After camp activities include games, craft projects, and free play.

There is no Extended Care on Friday after the performance.

To register for Extended Care, use the camp code ending with EC.

GRADETITLETYPEDATESDAYTIMEINSTRUCTORSLOCATIONTUITIONCODEDESCRIPTION 
1st-2ndMagic TreehouseTaleSpinners6/22-6/26M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSMT1
or
X20TSMT1EC
What do you think we’ll discover in the tree house using the magical books found there? Maybe we’ll travel back to the late Cretaceous period (65 million years ago) where we meet dinosaurs, or to the Middle Ages to explore King Arthur’s castle, or to Plymouth to share the first Thanksgiving. Whenever, wherever we go will be a magical expedition through our imaginations!REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndUnicorns & DragonsTaleSpinners7/6-7/10M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSUD3
or
X20TSUD3EC
Mystical creatures come to life in this week-long drama camp. We’ll explore dragon stories, make unicorn horns, and create our own story full of mystery, magic, and mythology.REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndStar WarsTaleSpinners7/13-7/17M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy OstromTBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSSW4
or
X20TSSW4EC
Take on the forces of evil with the power of your imagination in this action-packed camp. We’ll have fun pretending to be Jedi knights, droids, and Wookies while exploring the many worlds of Star Wars to create a story of our own.REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndHogwarts Adventures CampTaleSpinners7/20-7/24M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSHA5
or
X20TSHA5EC
This week we’ll create our own magical story inspired by Harry Potter! Are you a new wizard excited to learn how to use your wand? Perhaps you’re a magical creature finally spreading your wings. We’ll create a story together and set it in the wizarding world! REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndEnchanted ForestTaleSpinners7/27-7/31M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy OstromTBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSEF6
or
X20TSEF6EC
Anything can happen in the Enchanted Forest!  What kind of person or creature will you become?  What magical skills do you possess? What adventure is calling to you?  Come create in the forest of your imagination.REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndHeroes & VillainsTaleSpinners8/3-8/7M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSHV7
or
X20TSHV7EC
It’s a bird! NO! It’s a plane! NO! It’s Heroes & Villains! This week you’ll create your own hero or villain - design the costume, choose superpowers, and make up a story to share. Will good triumph over evil? Register now and stay tuned!REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndDragons Love TacosTaleSpinners8/10-8/14M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSDT8
or
X20TSDT8EC
Dragons Love Tacos! We’ll dive into Adam Rubin’s hilarious book using music, dance and art, and write our own Dragons Love Tacos-inspired script. On the final day of camp we will present our dragon-filled adventure to friends and family!REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndElsa & Anna's Adventures CampTaleSpinners8/17-8/21M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSEA9
or
X20TSEA9EC
Come sing, dance, and play with goofy trolls, silly snowmen, and rambunctious reindeer as we create our own story inspired by the world of Frozen. Let your imagination guide you to a new Frozen adventure!REGISTER NOW
1st-2ndCatch-em-all CampTaleSpinners8/24-8/28M-F9:15am-2:15pmKaysy Ostrom
and
Brad Walker
TBA$325 or $475 w/ECX20TSCA10
or
X20TSCA10EC
Grab your Poké Ball and join us to collect, train, and battle Pokémon. Will we find a Pikachu? An Eevee? A Jigglypuff? A Squirtle? Maybe all 4 and more! We’ll work together to create a story full of Pokémon to share with friends and family.REGISTER NOW
1st-6thStudio Day: Harry PotterStudio Day6/29MON9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$95 or $115 w/ECX20SDHP1
or
X20SDHP1EC
Spend a day acting and creating characters inspired by the Harry Potter universe. Students will explore the book and movie series through scenes, sketches, and theatre games. Act as witches, wizards, and fantastic beasts for a day of magical, theatrical fun!REGISTER NOW
1st-6thStudio Day: BroadwayStudio Day6/30TUES9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$95 or $115 w/ECX20SDB2
or
X20SDB2EC
Spend a day at Studio East learning musical theater skills from Broadway shows! Students will spend the day singing, dancing, and acting their way through scenes and spectacular musical numbers.REGISTER NOW
1st-6thStudio Day: Percy JacksonStudio Day7/1WED9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$95 or $115 w/ECX20SDPJ3
or
X20SDPJ3EC
Who doesn't want to be a hero? Spend a day exploring characters inspired by the Percy Jackson series and Greek mythology as we become the heroes of Mt. Olympus.REGISTER NOW
1st-6thStudio Day: ComedyStudio Day7/2THURS9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$95 or $115 w/ECX20SDC4
or
X20SDC4EC
Spend a day learning the art of improvisation and comedic acting from several different skilled instructors. Our enthusiastic and professional instructors will provide wonderful learning experiences in a fun environment!REGISTER NOW
1st-6thDrama MedleySkills Camp6/22-6/26M-F9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$415 or $505 w/ECX20CDM1
or
X20CDM1EC
Join the fun at this Drama camp where we will explore a variety of theater skills. Each camp is built around student’s interests. Content could include acting, musical theater, stage combat, improv, and more!REGISTER NOW
1st-6thDrama MedleySkills Camp8/17-8/21M-F9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$415 or $505 w/ECX20CDM9
or
X20CDM9EC
Join the fun at this Drama camp where we will explore a variety of theater skills. Each camp is built around student’s interests. Content could include acting, musical theater, stage combat, improv, and more!REGISTER NOW
1st-6thDrama MedleySkills Camp8/24-8/28M-F9:00am-3:30pmVariousStudio East$415 or $505 w/ECX20CDM10
or
X20CDM10EC
Join the fun at this Drama camp where we will explore a variety of theater skills. Each camp is built around student’s interests. Content could include acting, musical theater, stage combat, improv, and more!REGISTER NOW
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