The series of Summer Acting Camps presented by Acting For Young People are some of our most popular programs for kids and teens ages 5-18. The famous “Red Shirt” staff and instructors are known for the great care and attention they provide to their students, for developing the actor within through fun lessons and activities, and for helping every child shine on stage and off.
The camps can accommodate students of all levels of acting and stage experience. Even if your child is new to acting or theater, there is still much to gain from participating. One of the biggest goals of the AFYP staff is to make sure that students finish a week of camp with more confidence and openness to try new things and meet new people!
Weekly camps start late June and run through July. Each week has a different theme, with several new themes being introduced this summer. You can sign up for one of the weeks, all the weeks, or any combination of weeks therein! Themes include:
- “Master the Magic of Theater” (June 25-29) – Explore some spellbinding stories!
- “Stand Up! It’s Comedy Week” (July 2-6, off July 4) – A week filled with laughter!
- “Around the Castle: Beauties, Beasts, & More” (July 9-13) – Classic stories we all love!
- “Your Name in Lights!” (July 16-20) – Be transported to Hollywood and Broadway!
- “Fantastic Characters and Where to Find Them” (July 23-27) – Featuring adventures and epic characters!
“Many of our favorite summer teachers will be returning to lead their groups once again!” said AFYP staffer Zach Wilcox. “Each week has it’s own little special events hidden within (including Workshop Wednesdays), and of course our final presentations for family and friends each Friday. My favorite would be Workshop Wednesdays, where students get the unique opportunity to learn something a little bit out of the box that relates to the week’s theme. For example, last year during ‘Shakespeare to Star Wars’ week, there were workshops about Droid-Building, Light-Saber Stage Combat, and Shakespearean Tweets!”
If you want to give your child a fundamental understanding of acting, growth in personal confidence, tons of new friends, and opportunities to shine, then the Summer Acting Camps are just for you!