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summer programs

Not many people have put together a play in just three weeks—much less a musical—but for hundreds of kids across the Bay Area, it’s their favorite summer activity! Summer Stock Theater Camps give children the platform to express themselves, make new friends, and learn the ins and outs of musical theater. Each camp selects a play from our archive, and our instructors and volunteers help campers big and small bring the story to life through workshops in song, dance, drama, and art. At the end of the three weeks, we bring the show to the stage, complete with set pieces, costumes, props, sound and lighting!

WHO?

5-14

There are no small parts, only small actors, and that’s why every camper in our programs gets a part in the show. Our camp directors identify the unique performance needs of each camper and determine a role that will help them make big leaps in self-expression and confidence.

14-17

Summer Stock Theater Camps also offer opportunities for teens! Volunteer positions are open for students in eighth grade and up. Third year volunteers serve as teaching assistants in their area of interest, and they learn the essential skills they need to become paid instructors in the future. All hours that they contribute are eligible as community service!

18+

Comprising professional performers, theatre graduates, former campers, our year-round teaching artists, and more, our summer staff offers the best of the best for our campers. Want to join the team? Find out if there are open positions at a camp near you!

WHAT?

Summer Stock Theater Camps are three week day camps that teach the basics of musical theater. Ranging from drama games, karaoke sessions, craft projects, dance breaks, meditation moments, and show run throughs, daily activities at camp are all kinds of fun.

Because kids of all ages attend together, campers are split up by age into three family groups. Each family group comes up with a name, and their team sticks together for most workshops and check ins.

Mornings start with ice breaker games and warm ups, followed by a quick snack break and pre-lunch rehearsal workshops. Following an hour of lunch and recess, quiet time gives campers a chance to decompress and relax before jumping right back in to the final segment of rehearsal. At the end of each day, campers reconvene as a big group to show the group what they’ve learned or work on full-cast elements of the show.

By the end of camp, it’s time to perform! On the last Thursday of camp, friends and family join for an afternoon show and pot luck. The final Friday of camp is reserved for a talent show, and campers put on acts of their own choosing.

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WHEN & WHERE?

San Francisco County

St. Anne Session 1: Candyland

Monday–Friday | June 10–28, 2019
Performance June 27, at 4 p.m. 
St. Anne of the Sunset
850 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Registration opens Dec. 17, 2018

 

St. Anne Session 2: Hoop de Doo

Monday–Friday | July 1–19, 2019*
Performance July 18, at 4 p.m.
*No camp on July 4 
St. Anne of the Sunset
850 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Registration opens Dec. 17, 2018

 

Potrero Hill: Where In The World

Monday–Friday | June 24–July 12, 2019*
Performance July 11, at 4 p.m.
*No camp on July 4 
Location TBA
Registration opens Jan. 14, 2019

 

Mission: Enchanted

Monday–Friday | July 15–August 2, 2019
Performance August 1, at 4 p.m.
Location TBA
Registration opens Jan. 14, 2019
 

Marin County

San Rafael: By The Sea

Monday–Friday | July 8–26, 2019
Performance July 25, at 4 p.m.
St. Isabella School
1 Trinity Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
Registration opens Dec. 17, 2018
 

Alameda County

Piedmont: A Midsummer Night’s Dance

Dates TBD
Piedmont Rec Center
Registration info coming soon

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HOW MUCH?

Early Bird Registration

 $880 for 15-day camps, $820 for 14-day camps
To secure this price, you must pay in full at time of registration. 

Regular Registration

$1,100 for 15-day camps, $1,030 for 14-day camps
Enrollment may be secured by paying in full or by putting down a nonrefundable $150 camper deposit.
 

Need help paying for camp?

All campers are eligible to receive financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to start your easy online application.