7th-12th Grade Summer Camps

7th - 12th Grade Summer Program

Teen Camp  ·  Change It Up  ·  Mini YAPI  ·  YAPI

Have a blast this summer, make new friends and learn all about theater in Studio East camps for 7th through 12th graders. Want to rehearse a full production in two weeks? Choose a Teen Camp. Want to create and perform a world premiere in one week? Choose a Change It Up camp. Want to take college-level classes in many elements of the performing arts?  YAPI or Mini YAPI is the camp for you.  Better yet, try them all!

The chart below lists all summer camps for Grades 7-12. 

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

See calendar of all camp offerings.

Teen Camp – Musical (Grades 7- 12)

We’re putting on a show! Teen musical camps are two weeks of casting, rehearsing, and performing a fully-staged musical. The camp also provides 7th – 12th graders a variety of focused skill-building exercises intended to improve students’ theater skills. These musicals are designed so that every participant has a moment to shine!

Daily Activities

  • Acting games, mini-workshops, and rehearsing scenes
  • Learning lines, songs, and choreography
  • Using formal stage skills during rehearsal process
  • Scripted musical production
  • Campers have individual roles, memorized lines, and staged performance.

Skills Developed

  • Theatrical skills: character development, ensemble, improvisation and performance
  • Musical skills: rhythm, pitch, tone, ensemble singing, and vocal production
  • Life skills: following directions, teamwork, confidence and risk taking
  • Body language, gesture, facial and vocal expression

Final Presentation

  • Final Presentation: 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the final day of camp at the camp venue. Campers must attend both performances.
  • 45-60 minute performances with costumes and props
  • Campers will be released at approximately 4:30 on the final day.

Change It Up (Grades 6- 10)

Students create and perform a world premiere in one week! We’ll take a popular book, television, or film series and change it up to make it our own. We will twist the story and the characters all under the direction of professional theater artists. Then, after rehearsing our original script, we’ll premiere it on the final day of camp for our family and friends!

Daily Activities

  • Ensemble building and play creation activities based on a book or book series
  • Acting games, creating props, script writing, and rehearsing scenes
  • Practicing stage skills during rehearsal process

Skills Developed

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

Final Presentation

  • Final Presentation: 2:30pm on the final day of camp at the camp venue.
  • 40-50 minute family showcase

Mini YAPI (Grades 7- 12)

Mini YAPI is a focused acting course for students who want to delve into some serious theater training. This week-long, process-based acting intensive is taught by the same Instructors who teach the Studio’s six-week Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI). Students will showcase their new skills in an informal presentation for parents on Friday afternoon.

  • Final Presentation: 3:30pm on the final day of camp at the camp venue.

Serious acting students aged 13-19 are invited to audition for our summer teen program, the Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI), a six-week, comprehensive, college-level course of study in many aspects of the performing arts. Students will work with professional actors and instructors to develop and hone their performance skills. Students will present a showcase for friends and families at the conclusion of the program.

Note: The YAPI program is not part of our early bird discount.

For more information click HERE.

GRADETITLETYPEDATESDAYTIMELOCATIONTUITIONINSTRUCTORCODEDESCRIPTION 
7th-12thBroadway Meets HollywoodTeen Camp6/22-7/2M-F, then M-R9:30am-3:15pmKCC$485Samuel Pettit
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David Duvall
X20TCBH1A Broadway star moves to California where they meet lots of movie musical characters that give them bad advice on how to “make it” in the movies. This Studio East original script features songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Mamma Mia,” “Newsies,” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” You won’t want to miss this movie musical mash-up!REGISTER NOW
7th-12thLin Manuel-sicalTeen Camp7/6-7/17M-F9:30am-2:30pmKCC$485Samuel PettitX20TCLM3This scripted musical celebrates the work of pop-culture icon Lin-Manuel Miranda featuring songs, scenes, and your favorite characters from Hamilton , In the Heights , Moana , and Mary Poppins Returns. Everyone will have an opportunity to shine in this lively , fast- paced, fun musical .REGISTER NOW
6th-10thThe Happiest Play on EarthChange It Up7/13-7/17M-F9:30am-3:30pmNUU$415X20CUHP4What if Aladdin never found the lamp? Or if the princesses were teenaged VSCO girls today? This week we’ll reimagine our favorite Disney stories in an original play. Anything can happen when you wish upon a star!REGISTER NOW
7th-12thMini YAPISkills Camp7/13-7/17M-F9:30am-4:30pmSE$400VariousX20CMY4Mini YAPI is a one-week intensive for students interested in more advanced theater training. Taught by the same instructors as the Studio’s six-week Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI), students will receive college level training in a variety of content areas. Content for this summer includes: scene study, musical theater, auditions, improv, and acting technique. Students will showcase their new skills in an informal presentation for parents on Friday afternoon.REGISTER NOW
7th-12thCamp PopTeen Camp7/20-7/31M-F9:30am-2:30pmKCC$485Samuel PettitX20TCCP5Join Head Counselor Beyoncé Swift, her staff and campers as they prepare for the annual competition with rival group Camp Grunge, led by Head Counselor Kurt Vedder, for bragging rights to be the best camp on Timberlake. There are exciting parts for every student! (Featuring songs from today’s pop charts and 90’s rock bands)REGISTER NOW
7th-12thMini YAPISkills Camp7/27-7/31M-F9:30am-4:30pmSE$400VariousX20CMY6Mini YAPI is a one-week intensive for students interested in more advanced theater training. Taught by the same instructors as the Studio’s six-week Young Actors Professional Intensive (YAPI), students will receive college level training in a variety of content areas. Content for this summer includes: scene study, musical theater, auditions, improv, and acting technique. Students will showcase their new skills in an informal presentation for parents on Friday afternoon.REGISTER NOW
6th-10thDumbledore's ArmyChange It Up8/3-8/7M-F9:30am-3:30pmNUU$415X20CUDA7Magical teens banding together to take down evil… what could go wrong? In this parody camp we’ll change up the Harry Potter universe and create our own comedic play. With seven magical books to mine for parody material, what we create in a week is nearly limitless!REGISTER NOW
7th-12thLin Manuel-sicalTeen Camp8/3-8/14M-F9:30am-2:30pmKCC$485Samuel PettitX20TCLM7This scripted musical celebrates the work of pop-culture icon Lin-Manuel Miranda featuring songs, scenes, and your favorite characters from Hamilton , In the Heights , Moana , and Mary Poppins Returns. Everyone will have an opportunity to shine in this lively , fast- paced, fun musical .REGISTER NOW
6th-10thSuperheroes & SidekicksChange It Up8/17-8/21M-F9:30am-3:30pmNUU$415X20CUSS9Action and adventure await you! Create your own teenage superhero characters that battle super villains in a world full of super powers. Perform your super play at the end of the week for family and friends!REGISTER NOW
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