Weekly Acting Camps

Kids on stage at summer acting camp

 

WEEKLY IN-PERSON ACTING SUMMER CAMPS

 


“Best Summer Acting Camp” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2020 & 2021!

 

 

“Best Children’s Theatre/Instruction” in FAMILY Magazine’s 2018 Best for Families Reader Poll!

 


 

Summer Arts at Mason 2022

Exciting new weekly themes for 2022!

Our award-winning Acting for Young People summer camps are an excellent opportunity for students with any level of acting experience. In a fun, high-energy environment, we help students build self-confidence and make new friends while learning from working professionals in the theater and film industries.

Each session will have a unique theme, which will inspire the week’s activities! Multiweek and returning campers will meet new creative challenges throughout the summer. Sign up for just one session or take advantage of the multiple week discount. Students will be divided into groups based on their age. Each group has their own acting class that focuses on age-appropriate performance skills, as well as styles related to the theme.

Young actors will develop skills and an incredibly wide variety of acting styles, methods, theories, and techniques from AFYP instructors.

Click HERE for details on daily schedule.

All of our actors will participate in the final presentation. If safety protocols allow, students will share in a presentation for a live audience on Friday. If not, the presentations will be recorded and shared digitally.

Due to safety restrictions, space is extremely limited in each age group. Registering early is recommended.

 

Ages:  5 – 18 years (divided into separate, age-specific groups)
Dates:  June 20-July 22, 2022 (weekly options – see below!)
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm* (M–F) — NEW LONGER DAY!
Tuition: $405 per child, per session (includes AFYP Camp T-shirt for first in-person session attended) ($325 for shortened Session III, July 5-8)
Sibling Discount/ Multiple Week Discount: Take $5 off for each additional enrolled family member and/or each additional session attended!
AFYP Early Bird Special: Register by May 15, 2022 and automatically receive a $10 discount!
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2022
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
*After Care add-on option (4pm-6pm) is available for this program.

 

Requirements:

 

WEEKLY CAMP OPTIONS:


SESSION I: June 20–24, 2022

Epic Adventures Acting Camp
EPIC ADVENTURES: HEREOS & LEGENDS
Create epic characters in stories inspired by myths, fables, and legends.

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

Registration opening soon!
REGISTER NOW: 
Ages 5 & 6  |  Ages 7 & 8  |  Ages 9 & 10  |  Ages 11 & 12  |  Ages 13-18

 


 

SESSION II: June 27–July 1, 2022

Walk of Fame Acting Camp
WALK OF FAME: HOLLYWOOD WEEK
Experience the excitement of being a star and the wonderful world behind the scenes.

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

Registration opening soon!
REGISTER NOW:  
Ages 5 & 6  |  Ages 7 & 8  |  Ages 9 & 10  |  Ages 11 & 12  |  Ages 13-18

 


 

SESSION III: July 5–8, 2022**

Comedy Week Acting Camp
MAKE A SCENE: COMEDY WEEK
Lighthearted, laugh-filled scenes & sketches!
**Shortened week due to holiday; special price $325

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

Registration opening soon!
REGISTER NOW:  
Ages 5-6  |  Ages 7-8  |  Ages 9-10  |  Ages 11 & 12  |  Ages 13-18

 


 

SESSION IV: July 11–15, 2022

World of Wonders Acting Camp
WORLD OF WONDERS: STORIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
Journey to another part of the world, exploring tales from other cultures.

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

Registration opening soon!
REGISTER NOW:
  Ages 5-6  |  Ages 7-8  |  Ages 9-10  |  Ages 11 & 12  |  Ages 13-18

 


 

SESSION V: July 18–22, 2022

Once Upon A Time Acting Camp
ONCE UPON A TIME: CLASSIC TALES & CHARACTERS
Beloved characters from famous tales.

COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

Registration opening soon!
REGISTER NOW:  
Ages 5-6  |  Ages 7-8  |  Ages 9-10  |   Ages 11 & 12  |  Ages 13-18

 


 

AFTER CARE ADD-ON OPTION

Get details and register for AFTER CARE (4pm-6pm).
After Care cost for the week is an additional $140.

 


 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Mary Lechter
AFYP Director:  Mary Lechter
Mason’s School of Theater Faculty
Read about Ms. Lechter

A graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Speech Communications, Mary has been working professionally as an actor in the metropolitan Washington-area, Los Angeles, and New York since 1985. She has worked at Washington area theaters including Theater of the First Amendment, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, and Source Theatre. Television, radio and film credits include ABC’s All My Children, Barry Levinson’s Avalon, Diesel Films’ Dracula’s Mother, the MGM/Lionsgate thriller Hit and Run, and several spots for NPR’s Morning Edition.

Mary founded AFYP in 1997, and has seen the company grow from being its only teacher with a sporadic program schedule in rented spaces to where it is today: a year-round program with a full staff, working in conjunction with Potomac Arts Academy, for which she is Associate Director.

She is a longtime member of Mason’s School of Theater faculty in the areas of Performance and Theater Education. She was named a 2013 “Teacher of Distinction” and was a 2014 TEDxGeorgeMasonU speaker (“Magic Moments: the Transformative Power of  Theater“). She previously taught at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her professional memberships include The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor’s Equity Association, and the Educational Theatre Association.

Mary’s directing credits include An Experiment with an Air Pump and Shakespeare in Hollywood (George Mason University); Still Beating Hearts and A Godless Man (Theater of the First Amendment First Light Festival); Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown, 101 Dalmatians, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Willy Wonka, Jr.; Peter Pan, Jr.; A Seussified Christmas Carol; Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (AFYP).

 

 

 

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