Announcing… 2018 Summer Camps

Camps Go On Sale January 31, 2018

Taught by theater professionals, Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s summer camps are designed to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity while teaching life skills.

Special Offers: 20% discount when registering more than one student from the same family. Not valid with any other offers. With a Children’s Series Subscription, you’ll receive 10% off youth and teen acting classes and summer camps during the 2018-2019 season.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given after seven days prior to the class/camp start date.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes and Summer Camps may be cancelled due to low enrollment up to two days prior to start date. Should a class or summer camp be cancelled, registrants will receive a choice of a full refund or credit to their account.


NEW Morning AND After Care Options

If your child is age 4 through 8th grade, early drop-off and late pick-up options are available. For an added fee, your camper can arrive at Shakes as early as 7:30am and stay until 5:30pm. Parents must register for the entire week. Early Drop-Off and After-Care includes outside play, crafts, games, and movies in a safe, supervised environment.

  • Morning Care = $50/week ($40/week of July 4)
  • After Care = $50/week ($40/week of July 4)
  • Both = $80/week ($70/week of July 4)
  • Parents must register for After Care for the entire week.

2018 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE

STEAM CAMP: Grades 3-5

Partnership

  • June 4-8th
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Tuition: $300

Adventures in Science, Art, and Theater

Discover the unique relationship between science, theater arts, and visual arts! This collaborative camp starts and ends each day at Orlando Science Center and includes daily sessions at Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Orlando Museum of Art. During this weeklong experience, campers will explore how science and art overlap in an exploration of Florida history, storytelling and dance, artworks and ecosystems.

To register, call the Orlando Science Center at 407-514-2112.


One Week Camps: Age 4 – Grade 1

Adventures with Dr. Seuss

  • June 4 – 8
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $235

Description: Oh, the Places We’ll Go as we explore the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss. Hop on Pop and pack your Green Eggs and Ham because we are on our way to Solla Sollew!

Swimmin’ with The Little Mermaid

  • June 25 – 29
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $235

Description: Journey with all your favorite undersea characters from the popular story in this companion camp to our Summer Children’s Series production.

Campers are introduced to basic vocal and performance techniques. Students will learn the Actor’s toolbox, have craft time, and much more. The camp will culminate with a “shareformance” on the last day with friends and family.

Interstellar Cinderella Returns

  • July 2 – 6 (no camp Wednesday, July 4th)
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $200

Description: Back by popular demand! Blast off with Interstellar Cinderella and her friends one more time. Ask your “fairy godrobot” for a ride to this futuristic camp based on the popular children’s book by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by‎ Meg Hunt that takes Cinderella into space!

Thunder Boy and Girl, Jr.

  • July 16 – 20
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $235

Description: Thunder Boy and Girl, Jr. want a name that celebrates something cool they have done. Explore imagination and the power of family as the students imagine what it is like to touch the clouds in this camp based on the popular children’s book by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Yuyi Morales.

The Day the Crayons Quit

  • July 30 – August 3
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $235

Description: It is tough to be a crayon. Explore the zany imagination of this popular children’s book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers where the crayons go on strike against the student using them.


One Week Camps: Grades 2 – 4

Narwahl and Jelly

  • June 4 – 8
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $245

Description: Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do love waffles, parties, and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together in this camp based on the popular children’s book series by Ben Clanton.

Boxcar Children

  • June 25 – 29
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $245

Description: Join a group of orphaned children who, determined to stay together, set up residence in an old train boxcar and work together to make it a home of their very own while solving mysteries in this camp based on the popular children’s book series by Gertrude Chandler Warner.

Ghost Town at Sundown: Magic Tree House

  • July 9- 13
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Tuition: $245

Description: Is this town HAUNTED? Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West in this camp based on the popular children’s book series by Mary Pope Osborne. But before they can say “Boo!” they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes, a cowboy named Slim, and GHOSTS!

Dinosaurs Before Dark: Magic Tree House

  • July 23-27
  • Monday – Friday, 9am-2pm
  • Tuition: $245

Description: Join Jack and Annie on their very first adventure in which their Magic Tree House whisks them to the prehistoric past in this camp based on the popular children’s book series by Mary Pope Osborne. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark…or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner?!


Production Camps: Grades 5 – 12

The Young Company: The Taming of the Shrew

Grade 9 – College Freshman

  • June 4 – 29
  • Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
  • Tuition: $510
  • Curriculum: Production Camp
  • Auditions: Saturday, April 21 12 – 6pm
  • Performance: June 29 at 7pm, June 30 at 7pm & July 1 at 2pm

Description: The Young Company is an introduction to the world of professional theater. Having been cast through an audition process that includes prepared monologues and cold readings, the company engages in an intense four-week rehearsal period, including table work, exploration of meter, status, voice, and movement. Working with professional directors and costume, light, set, and sound designers, this program culminates with ticketed performances on the Margeson stage. Admission is by audition only. For more information and to schedule an audition, call 407-447-1700 ext. 254.

Bards Production Camp: Macbeth

Grades 5-8

  • June 11 – 22
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Tuition: $400
  • Curriculum: Production Camp
  • Performance: June 22 at 7pm

Description: While exploring the world of Macbeth campers will be introduced to the techniques of Shakespeare in performance. Actors will audition for roles on the first day of camp and take part in daily physical and vocal warm-ups, learn staging, memorize lines, rehearse scenes, and aid in creating costumes and props. This one-week production camp culminates in a free performance in the evening for friends and family.

Jesters Production Camp: The Comedy of Errors

Grades 5-8

  • July 2 – 13 (No Camp on July 4th)
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Tuition: $380
  • Curriculum: Production Camp
  • Performance: July 13 at 7pm

Description: While exploring the world of The Comedy of Errors, campers will be introduced to the techniques of Shakespeare in performance. Actors will audition for roles on the first day of camp, take part in daily physical and vocal warm-ups, learn staging, memorize lines, rehearse scenes, and aid in creating costumes and props. This two-week production camp culminates in a free performance for friends and family.

Shakespeare With Heart: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Grades 7 – 12

  • July 9 – 20
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm
  • Tuition: $225
  • Performance: July 20 at 7pm

Description: This program is a collaboration between UCP of Central Florida, the Exceptional Education Department of UCF, and the Orlando Shakespeare Theater which brings students with and without special needs together over a two-week period to produce a Shakespeare play. All students participate in daily voice, movement, and warm-up activities before rehearsing together. This two-week camp culminates in a fully produced (i.e. professional costumes, lights, set and sound design) performance on the Margeson stage.

Limited scholarships available. To register, call Anne Hering at 407-227-1700 ext. 208.

Characters Production Camp: Twelfth Night

Grades 5-8

  • July 23 – August 3
  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Tuition: $400
  • Curriculum: Production Camp
  • Performance: August 3 at 7pm

Description: While exploring the world of Twelfth Night, campers will be introduced to the techniques of Shakespeare in performance. Actors will audition for roles on the first day of camp, take part in daily physical and vocal warm-ups, learn staging, memorize lines, rehearse scenes and aid in creating costumes and props. This two-week production camp culminates in a free performance for friends and family.