Summer 2018 at CTW

Our 2018 Summer Catalog–we have programs for ages 5-18!

Registration opens February 23, 2018

Early Bird discounts close on April 23, 2018.
Sibling discounts do not expire.
Scholarship applications will be available end of January, and are due April 16, 2018.

Theatre Camp, Ages 5-6

Theatre Camps for Ages 5-6

June 18-22, 2018*
July 23-27, 2018**
Camp fee: $100
Camp size limit is 20 students

This 9:00 am-12:30 pm camp is specifically designed for the early childhood theatre kids, with theatre games, introductory theatre terms, and a short performance at 12:15 pm on Friday.

Students enrolled in the July 23-27 camp receive one free ticket to see
James and the Giant Peach on July 27, immediately after camp!

Dropoff is between 8:30 am-9:00 am
Pickup is between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Students receive one snack around 10:15 am–their choice of cracker, cookie, fresh fruit, or gluten/dye/dairy-free fruit snacks.
Please pack a lunch to send with your child–we will end the day with lunch then free play.

*Registration closes June 4, 2018, or when camp is full
**Registration closes July 9, 2018, or when camp is full

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Theatre Camp, Ages 7-9

Theatre Day Camps for 7-9 Year Olds

June 11-15, 2018: The Epic Tale of Beauty and the Beast…Briefly*
July 9-13, 2018: The Day Skinny Jeans Saved the Universe**
July 30-August 3, 2018: Snew White***
Camp fee: $170
Maximum enrollment is 25 campers per camp.

These 9:00 am-3:00 pm camps combine theatre fun and theatre education in this week-long day camp. Campers will play theatre games, make new friends, learn theatre/acting/improvisation techniques, and present a 40 minute play at 3:00 pm on Friday.

Dropoff is between 8:30 am-9:00 am
Pickup is between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm

Students receive one snack around 10:30 am–their choice of cracker, cookie, fresh fruit, or gluten/dye/dairy-free fruit snacks. Please pack a lunch to send with your child.

*Registration closes May 29, 2018, or when camp is full
**Registration closes June 25, 2018, or when camp is full
***Registration closes July 16, 2018, or when camp is full

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Theatre Camp, Ages 10-14

Theatre Day Camps for 10-14 Year Olds

June 25-29, 2018: Murder, Actually*
July 16-20, 2018: Seuss-speare: Hamlet Hears a Who**
Camp fee: $170
Maximum enrollment: 25 campers per camp

These 9:00 am-3:00 pm camps combine theatre fun and theatre education in this week-long day camp. Campers will play theatre games, make new friends, learn theatre/acting/improvisation techniques, and present a 50 minute play at 3:00 pm on Friday.

Dropoff is between 8:30 am-9:00 am
Pickup is between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm

Students receive one snack around 10:30 am–their choice of cracker, cookie, fresh fruit, or gluten/dye/dairy-free fruit snacks. Please pack a lunch to send with your child.

*Registration closes June 11, 2018, or when camp is full
**Registration closes July 2, 2018, or when camp is full

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Improv Camp for Ages 10-14

Improv Camp for 10-12, 13-16 Year Olds

June 18-22, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm*
Camp fee: $40
Camp maximum is 20 students per camp

This 6:00 pm-7:30 pm camp will focus exclusively on improvisation skills. Using games, short-form improv, and long-form improv, students will start with basics and quickly move to complicated improvisation activities, designed to raise the bar and help them reach new levels of improvisational excellence! The Improv camps occur at the same time, but we will split according to age: 10-12 and 13-16 years.

Students receive one snack around 6:35 pm–their choice of cracker, cookie, fresh fruit, or gluten/dye/dairy-free fruit snacks. Families are encouraged to feed their child their dinner meal before or after camp.

*Registration closes June 4, 2018, or when camp is full

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Special Topics Camps, Ages 10-18

Theatre Day Camps for 10-18 Year Olds

June 18-22, 2018: Stage Makeup Camp*
July 9-13, 2018: Costuming Camp**
Camp fee: $100
Camp size: 15 campers maximum

These 9:00 am-1:00 pm camps teach a specific theatre skill in an intensive half-day camp.
No supplies are needed; camp fee covers all needed supplies.

Dropoff is between 8:30 am-9:00 am
Pickup is between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Students receive one snack around 10:30 am–their choice of cracker, cookie, fresh fruit, or gluten/dye/dairy-free fruit snacks. Please pack a lunch to send with your child.

*Registration closes June 4, 2018 or when camp is full
**Registration closes June 25, 2018 or when camp is full

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

The Little Mermaid, Summer Teen Musical, Ages 13-18

The Little Mermaid

Summer Musical Camp For Ages 13-18*

June 4-7, 1:00-5:00 pm
June 11-15, 1:00-5:00 pm
June 18-22, 1:00-5:00 pm
June 25-29, 1:00-5:00 pm
July 2-3 & 5, 1:00-5:00 pm
July 6, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
(Times are still tentative)

Performances are:
July 6 at 7:00 pm
July 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
July 8 at 2:00 pm

Camp fee: $180
Camp size: Maximum enrollment is 30 campers

*Registration closes May 21, 2018, or when camp is full.

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Ages 10-18

Summer Musical Theatre Camp*
For ages 10-18
June 4-July 28, 2018
Mon/Tues**/Thurs    6-8:30 pm
Performances July 27-28, 2018

Camp fee: $180
Camp size: Maximum 30 campers

Camp fee includes workshops, rehearsals, & performance materials

*Registration closes May 21, 2018, or until camp is full
**This may be Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. We’ll know for sure once all the staff is in place!

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Some FAQs about CTW and our summer programs

Answers to some inquiries we often get from parents when considering signing their children up!

Tell me about your staff

You can read about our staff on our Our Teachers page!

A few notable points:

-All of our Camp Directors have at least an undergraduate degree in Theatre and/or Education.

-All of our Camp Directors and Assistant Teachers have been BCI/FBI fingerprinted.

-There is always at least one staffer in the building who is First Aid/CPR certified (which includes epipen administration).

Tell me about a typical day for the 5-6 year old camp

The 5-6 year old camp is a lot like what their preschool/school experiences have been! Each day includes:

-theatre games
-songs and dance
-snack time (provided by CTW) around 10:00 am
-craft time
-story and drama activities
-Lunch time at 12:00 pm

Dropoff is between 8:30 am and 9:00 am
Pick up is 12:30 pm

Before-care is available from 7:30 am-8:30 am
After-care is not available

Tell me about a typical day for the 7-9 and 10-14 year old camps

A typical day at our 7-9 and 10-14 year old camps include:

-Improvisation instruction and games
-Lots of theatre games!
-Audition preparation
-Theatre terminology
-Theatre history
-Technical Theatre and Design
-Auditioning for a short play*
-Rehearsing for a short play**
-Snack around 10:30 am (CTW provides)
-Lunch around 12 or 12:30 pm (must bring lunch from home)
-An informal sharing of their short play on Friday at 3:30 pm

*Please note: we do not expect anyone to prepare anything in advance. This camp is designed to include students who are completely new to theatre. We will provide audition materials and instruction and THEN they will audition. Nothing needs to be memorized; it’s a five day camp and we want them to relax and have fun!

**Nope, we don’t expect anyone to memorize lines. Normally, we require it, but this is a five day summer camp–relax and have fun!

Tell me about some of your rules/policies for summer camps

What We Expect of All Students

  • Please wear clothes that are appropriate for theatre activities. They should be comfortable play clothes–please don’t send your child in outfits that must be kept pristine.
  • All students must wear close-toed shoes with at least a strap around the heel (no clogs, for example), and we strongly advise against wearing anything with a high heel.
  • Students are expected to use respectful language to each other and the staff.
  • Students are expected to treat our facility with respect.
  • Students are not allowed to leave the CTW building without their adult.

What We Expect of The Students’ Guardians

  • Sign your student in and out, noting what time your dropped off and picked up
  • Drop off your student between 8:30 and 9:00 am, pick up between 3:00-3:30 pm
  • If you need before- or after-care, arrange for it no later than one week before the camp begins, as a courtesy to our staff’s preparations. (Before care is 7:30-8:30 am, after-care is 3:30-5:00 pm)
  • Send a packed lunch with your child
  • Inform the office if an adult who is not the guardian of the child is picking them up.

What You Can Expect From Us (Our Safety Policies)

  • Our doors are locked after 9:15 am and will remain locked until around 3:00 pm. We open the doors briefly for the 5-6 year old pickup at 12:30 pm.
  • We require sign in/out, and notification of who is picking up the child (if not the guardian).
  • Our staff are BCI/FBI fingerprinted, and at least one staffer with First Aid/CPR Training will be on-site.
  • No staffers are alone with a child. Most of the program occurs in our theatre: an open space with all students in full view.
  • Bathroom breaks for ages 5-6 and 7-9 are supervised; a staffer waits outside the bathroom. Students 10-14 and 14-18 use the bathroom on their own.

What You Can Expect From Us (Our Disciplinary Policies)

  • Our discipline policy is re-direction, problem-solving, and removal from the situation. When there is a behavioral issue, staff will attempt to re-direct the behavior, assist the students in solving the problem, and (when necessary) removing the students from the situation to calm down and reconsider their actions.
  • If these fail, students will be sent to Executive Artistic Director Aimee Reid for discussion and quiet time before returning to camp. A report will be sent to the guardian if this occurs, and a request for assistance in ensuring improved behavior.
  • If a student’s behavior results in injury to another student, it may be cause for immediate removal from camp.