Theatre Arts Camp Junior
July 10 - 15, 2016
Grades 6 - 9, grade completionEarly Bird Registration (Postmarked June 1 or earlier) - $545
Regular Registration (Postmarked June 2 or later) - $605
Develop your theatre skills with the best thespians in the area!
Campers enjoy a week packed with theatre activities that include production rehearsals, daily workshops, acting classes, theatre games, and improvisation exercises. Every camper receives coaching. The aim is to help everyone reach his or her theatrical goals. Campers are in a production that rehearses each day and is performed at the end of the week. This year's theme is Ancient Greece: Myths and Madness!
All activities are taught by faculty, alumni, guest artists, and graduate and undergraduate students of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University. The evenings are for a variety of recreational and theatre activities. Evening and overnight supervision is provided by counselors.
This year's flier coming soon!
Start the day with an hour of learning how to think on your feet. This is acting in the moment and provides a great warm-up for the rest of the day's activities.
Campers work on specific acting techniques and exercises throughout the week.
The production is rehearsed every afternoon and is performed for family and friends at the end of the week. Campers are assigned to a production on Monday and rehearse with the same group and director all week.
Campers participate in a different workshop each day. A list of workshop choices and a sign-up form will be sent to registered campers in packets about a month before the start of camp. Campers are assigned to workshops on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for a list of workshops that have been among the choices in past years, though please note that not every workshop is offered every summer.
Campers enjoy a variety of activities in the evenings. Here are a few:
- Talent Show - Bring your tap shoes or musical instrument to camp and have a blast showing off your stuff in the talent show. Participation is optional. There is a three-minute time limit for performances.
- Storytelling Evening - A storytelling activity led by the camp staff engages campers in telling their own stories.
- New Special Workshop - We have a special new activity planned for this year, stay tuned for details!
- Film Night - This has become a popular camp tradition.
Sunday: Check-in is on Sunday between 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. First, campers and parents check-in at the Music Building to pick up packets. Then, they check into their rooms in nearby Gilbert Hall, the camp residence hall.
Friday: The final performance is on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center. After the show, at about 8:00 p.m., parents and campers return to the residence hall to pick up campers' belongings.
All camp activities are scheduled in the Holmes Student Center.
Note: All times are subject to change. Be sure to check the camper letter that you will receive about one month before the start of camp to confirm the information.
About the Camp Staff
Learn more about camp director Nathan Wyman and his staff.
CVPA Office of External Programs
Music Building - Room 132