Acting Camps Build Confidence, Focus, and Creativity

Our weekly acting camps (June 24-July 26) introduce theater/acting skills, movement and voice, story-telling, and characterization to students ages 5-18 of all experience levels while building confidence, creativity, and focus.

Directed by George Mason University Professor Mary Lechter from Mason School of Theater, the acting camps provide professional theater experts and performers from Acting for Young People to instruct the students. Located on the Mason Fairfax campus in Fairfax, VA (in the Washington, DC Metro area), the camps takes place in the Performing Arts Building. All actors will participate in final presentations in the Theater Space.



Each day, the students will participate in various interactive sessions, such as acting, movement and voice, and special electives (playwriting, acting for the camera, improvisation, and musical theater). Fun theater games are played throughout the day, fostering social engagement and friendships. Each week offers a new experience by introducing a special theme:





The students will also have the opportunity to participate in special workshops, such as creating Shakespearean tweets, building props from recycled materials, and learning about different aspects of stage management and theatrical design.


Students at Summer Acting Camp


“Our traditional acting camp is good for everyone,” said Zach Wilcox, AFYP program coordinator. “Whether you are an experienced actor or you’ve never acted in your life, any student can learn something new at Acting Camp. Our teachers are truly top-notch, caring, and dedicated.”