Summer Camp Type Descriptions

Camp Type Descriptions

+ Little Players (ages 4-K)

Little Players (4yrs- Kindergarten)

Spark your creativity and have lots of fun at the same time! Little Players camps are an integrated arts experience that includes storytelling, songs, crafts, and movement. Each week focuses on a different theme and different activities to excite the young camper’s spirit and imagination.

Daily Activities

  • Creative drama activities based on a weekly theme
  • Imagination games, simple songs and rhymes, crafts, movement exercises
  • Reading and creating new stories
  • Large and small group activities, including free play, lunch, and story time

Skills Developed

  • Introduction to theatrical skills – character creation, ensemble, performance
  • Life skills – listening, following directions, teamwork, confidence building
  • Emerging literacy skills
  • Strengthen gross and fine motor skills
  • Body language, gesture, facial and vocal expression

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ TaleSpinners (Gr 1-2)

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

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ PlayMakers (Gr 3-5)

PlayMakers (Grades 3-5)

Put your amazing ideas into action as both playwright and actor! From creating characters, to writing dialogue, to the final performance showing off their acting skills, young performers will have a blast in this creative acting camp!

Daily Activities

  • Ensemble building and play creation activities based on the weekly theme
  • 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
  • Strengthen literacy skills through storytelling, reading and script writing
  • Body language, gesture, facial, and vocal expression

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ Summer Stage (Gr 3-6)

Summer Stage (Grades 3-6)

Summer Stage theater camps give 3rd – 6th graders the chance to rehearse and perform in a fully-staged musical as well as participate in a variety of focused skill-building activities. These musicals are designed so that every participant has a moment to shine! Extended Care (EC) is available for all Summer Stage camps.

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, 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

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ Change It Up (Gr 6-10)

Change It Up (Grades 6-10)

In Change It Up Camp, we’ll take a popular story or genre 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

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ Teen Camp (Gr 7-12)

Teen Camp (Grades 7-12)

We’re putting on a show! Teen musical camps are two weeks of casting, rehearsing, and performing a fully-staged musical or play. The camp also provides 7th – 12th graders a variety of focused skill-building exercises intended to improve students’ theater skills. These shows 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

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ Skills Camps (Gr 3-12)

Skills Camps (Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12)

Each Skills week at Studio East features different classes. Spend a week learning specific theater skills and show off your knowledge in an informal performance.

Daily Activities

  • Community building and theater games
  • Skill-building through games and exercises
  • Solo and group projects to stretch and strengthen skills

Skills Developed

  • Skills camps are focused on building the skill in the camp title and therefore skills developed vary based on camp title.
    • Acting for the Camera will focus on film acting skills such as presence, expression, voice, memorization, and more.
    • Broadway Boot Camp will focus on musical theater skills such as acting technique, singing technique, dancing technique, and how to combine the three in performance.
    • Comedy Camp will focus on comedic skills such as performance, comedic timing, physical comedy, and improvisation
    • Directing Camp will focus on directing skills such as script analysis, play design, casting, and directing actors in scenes.
    • Improv will focus on improvisational skills such as thinking on your feet, working as a team, comedic timing, and taking risks.
    • Movie Makers will focus on filmmaking skills such as screenwriting, directing, acting for the camera, and editing.
    • Tech Theater will focus on skills such as costume design, stage management, and operating a light board.
  • Life skills – listening, following directions, teamwork, and risk taking

The final presentation will either be filmed and posted on our private Vimeo page, or live for families to come watch, depending on the current COVID-19 situation.

+ Mini YAPI (Gr 7-12)

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).

For more information click HERE.

+ YAPI (ages 13-19)

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.

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

For more information click HERE.

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