School’s Out, Springfield Little Theatre is IN! Over 25 Different Youth Camps for Your Kids This Summer!

May 6, 2019

Over 25 Different Youth Camps for Your Kids This Summer!

Written by Megan Buchbinder, Springfield Little Theatre Marketing Director


Ah, summer. As a kid of the 90s, my summers were filled with my mom locking us outside right after breakfast and not letting us back inside until dinner at 5:00pm. Don’t get me wrong, my summers were always fun and some of my best memories happened during those glorious two-months off of school.

However, if my mom had an option like Springfield Little Theatre, I’m positive my summers would have looked VERY different. The opportunities on the menu for the Summer Youth Camps at Springfield Little Theatre are so vast that there is something that could get even my sports-loving big brother excited. The camps vary in themes, length of time and focus, leaving the more than 25 different options available for you to pick and choose based on your summer plans!


 


 

So, without further ado I present to you 26 summer saviors, your kids next obsession….Summer at SLT!

1. FRIDAY FUNDAYS

(For the kids who like a fun, themed day and parents who like their own Friday Fundays.)

Friday Fundays are one-day camps where students will participate in games, crafts, songs and dances based on the theme for that day. At the conclusion of the day, participants will put on an informal performance for parents and friends!

Session I

The Little Mermaid: Antics with Ariel

Little Mermaid

Friday, June 7

Ages 4–12

 

Session II

Harry Potter Playtime: The Boy Who Lived

Harry Potter

Friday, June 14

Ages 4–12

 

Session III

Trolls: The Best Day Ever!

Trolls

Friday, June 21

Ages 4–12

 

Session IV

Dora the Explorer: Exploradora!

Dora

Friday, June 28

Ages 4–12

 

Session V

Pokémon

Pokemon

Friday, August 9

Ages 4–12


 

2. HALF DAY CAMPS

(For the kids who want to get their feet wet and their imagination running!)

These workshops/edutainment (that’s education-entertainment for those new to the education world!) experiences will introduce kids to theatre basics and encourage imaginative play. Each day, kids will sing, dance, act, create a fun art project and rehearse a script and musical number to present to family and friends at the conclusion of the camp.

 

How to be a Princess Camp/How to be a Pirate Camp

How To Be A Princess_Pirate

Tuesday–Friday, May 28–31

Ages 4–12

 

Fairy Tale Camp

Fairy Tale

Monday–Friday, July 22–26

Ages 4–8

 

Frozen Camp

Frozen

Monday–Friday, July 29 – August 2

Ages 4–8 


 

3. SUMMER STAGES

(For the kids who want to spend a day play fun theatre games centered around something they’re obsessed with…like The Greatest Showman. Sorry parents, the cut off age is 18.)

 

These camps teach acting basics through theatre games, scene-work, musical theatre song and dance and offer kids an opportunity to present a free, informal performance for their parents and friends at the end of the week. Best part…NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

 

Session I

Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob

Monday–Thursday, June 3–6

Ages 4–18 *Times vary for different age groups

 

Session II

The Greatest Showman

Greatest Showman

Monday–Thursday, June 10–13

Ages 4–18 *Times vary for different age groups

 

Session III

Movie Musical and Broadway Blockbusters

MoveMusicals BroadwayBlockbusters

Monday–Thursday, June 17–20

Ages 4–18 *Times vary for different age groups

 

Session IV

Adventures in Madagascar

Madagascar

Monday–Thursday, June 24–27

Ages 4–18 *Times vary for different age groups

 

Session V

Mega-Movie Musicals and Big Broadway Blockbusters

Mega Movie Musicals

Monday–Thursday, August 5–8

Ages 4–18 *Times vary for different age groups


 

4. SUMMER INSTITUTES

(For the kids who are all into the performing arts! Onstage, backstage, behind-the-scenes…the institutes have it all!)

 

Summer Institutes are all-inclusive two-week experiences for young musical theatre performers resulting in a staged production with six public performances on the historic Landers Theatre stage! Participants will audition, rehearse and perform all in two weeks! (Makes you really feel lazy, doesn’t it?) In addition, there are Technical Theatre Camps and Theatre Administration Camps that work on set construction, costumes, marketing and more!

Session I

The Wizard of Oz

WizardofOz

Camp Days: Monday–Friday, July 8–19

Performances: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Ages 4–18

 

The Wizard of Oz Technical Theatre Camp

Camp Days: Monday–Friday, July 8–19

Performances: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Ages 12–18

 

The Wizard of Oz Theatre Administration Camp

Camp Days: Monday–Friday, July 8–19

Performances: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Ages 12–18

 

Session II

Guys & Dolls, JR.

GuysandDollsJR

Camp Days: Monday–Friday, July 22 – August 2

Performances: Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3

Ages 8–18

 

Guys & Dolls, JR. Technical Theatre Camp

Camp Days: Monday–Friday, July 22 – August 2

Performances: Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3

Ages 12–18

 

Guys & Dolls, JR. Theatre Administration Camp

Camp Days: Monday–Friday, July 22 – August 2

Performances: Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3

Ages 12–18


 

5. SUMMER INTENSIVES

(For the kids who are intense about honing their skills!)

These camps are for the kids who want to take their skills to the next level! Are they interested in learning how to produce, edit and act for film and not just on their iPhone? Do they dance more than they walk? Are they ready to study the methods and take their acting chops up a notch? These intensives are meant for the more advanced young performers!

 

Film Intensive

Film Intensive

Monday–Thursday, June 3–6

Ages 12–18

 

Dance Intensive

Dance Intensive

Monday–Thursday, June 10–13

Ages 12–22

 

Acting Intensive

Acting Intensive

Monday–Thursday, June 17–20

Ages 12–18


 

6. SPECIALIZED CAMPS

A Friend Like Me Summer Workshop*

Friend Like Me

A partnership with Camp Barnabas

Springfield Little Theatre, with the support of Camp Barnabas, is excited to offer A Friend Like Me, a four-day musical theatre workshop created to provide access for children, youth, and young adults with special needs to a quality theatre education experience.

Tuesday–Friday, May 28–31

Ages 8+

*This workshop is designed for children, youth and young adults with special needs

 

College Auditions and Applications Preparatory Course

College Prep

(For the kids who are getting ready to leave the nest and head for a performing-filled college experience!)

This series of four classes will focus on equipping high school students with the knowledge of how best to prepare for college theatre program auditions and applications.

Tuesday–Friday, May 28–31

High School Students


 

PLAY-IN-A-DAY WORKSHOPS

(For the kids who like to have fun and parents need something to do with their kids before school starts again…)

Fill the final days of summer vacation with fun at SLT! These Play-in-a-Day workshops will include games, crafts, songs and dances based on the theme for that day. At the conclusion of the day, participants will put on an informal performance for parents and friends!

Toy Story

Monday, August 12

Ages 4–12

 

How to Train Your Dragon

Tuesday, August 13

Ages 4–12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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