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Summer Acting Camps

Theater class students posing

Summer Acting Camps with 
Acting for Young People


Registration is open and we are planning on running all programs at this point.
In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.


Acting for Young People (AFYP), the theater program of Mason Community Arts Academy, has provided actors of all ages with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment since 1997. Through this training, our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off. Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry – actors, directors and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.

Our camp programs are an excellent opportunity for students with all different levels of acting experience. In a fun, high-energy environment, we help students build self-confidence while learning from working professionals in the theater and film industries, and making new friends.

Choose from any of the summer programs below!


Proudly named “Best Summer Camps 2020” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best for Families Reader Poll!




Students rehearsing at acting campWeekly Acting Camps
Ages 5–18 (divided into age groups)
June 22–July 2, 2020 (weekly)
Exciting drama camps with a new theme each week

Acting students performing in a summer playAdvanced Actors Showcase
Ages 12–18
July 27–31, 2020 + shows
Perform in an original play production

Students performing in the summer musicalSummer Musical Showcase
Ages 7–18
June 15–19, 2020 + shows
Musical theater production with acting, singing & dancing

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer camp
Musical Theater Vocal Bootcamp

Ages 7–11: July 27–31, 2020
Ages 12–18: July 6–10, 2020
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

After Care
Ages 5–18
June 15–July 31, 2020 (weekly)
Add this if you need a little extra time for afternoon pick-up



Full Camp List