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Explore the dramatic arts with seven enriching sessions.

2015 Summer Camp

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Discover the difference that theatre can make in your child’s life!

At American Stage, we provide quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that enhances our student’s communication skills, confidence, and creativity. We believe that studying the dramatic arts can not only help students to become accomplished and confident performers, but can also provide them with valuable academic and life skills. All experience levels are welcome. Our staff is comprised of working theatre professionals who have a passion for teaching. 

Let American Stage transform your child’s summer into something magical and rewarding!

"My daughter absolutely LOVED her first year. Thank you for such a memorable experience!" -2014 Summer Camp parent

"This is not just a camp to get your kids out of the house.  This is truly an acting camp. As a former actor, what my daughter learned and performed is the real deal. I was very impressed."  -2014 Summer Camp parent

"This was the first camp I have EVER heard her say that she was sad it was over. She actually hugged the leaders and told me she wants to go back next year! It is such a good feeling as a mom to know you can check the "success" box when you finally find something that fits your child and he/she likes!" -2013 Summer Camp parent

Details

  • Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. 
  • Pre-Care and After-Care are available. Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.  
  • Summer Camp will be held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg – 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
  • Classrooms are broken down into age groups of 5-7 and 8-12.

Pricing

  • 1 week sessions are $190
  • The 3 week musical theatre session is $550
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family.
  • Supervised care is available before and after camp.  Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $30 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $60 per week. 
  • Financial aid is available.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at 727-823-1600 x 204 or education@americanstage.org


Summer Camp 2015 Schedule for 5-7 Year Olds

Session I – June 8-12 (1 week camp)

Acting Explorers, SuperKids! (5-7 year olds) NEW

Super kids to the rescue! This fun introduction to theatre features training in acting, voice, and movement. Students will join forces to save the daywhile developing performance, social and emotional skills. The camp finale is a super hero inspired showcase for family and friends on Friday, June 12 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session II – June 15-19 (1 week camp)

Acting Explorers, Adventures in Neverland (5-7 year olds) NEW

Discover your own Neverland, complete with Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, mermaids, and pirates! This fun introduction to theatre features training in acting, voice, and movement. Using acting exercises, art projects, and their own imaginations, students will explore J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. The camp finale is a Neverland themed showcase for family and friends on Friday, June 19 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session III – June 22-26 (1 week camp)

Camp Broadway – Sing Disney! NEW

Sing, dance, and act! Students will learn songs and dances, participate in skill building acting exercises, and create fun crafts. All experience levels are welcome. The camp finale is a Disney inspired showcase for family and friends on Friday, June 26 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session IV – June 29-July 17 (3 week camp)

Performance Lab:  Musical Theatre - Swamped! (5-7 year olds)

Immerse your child in theatre, music, dance and visual art! This performance oriented camp has it all. Not only do students work to refine acting, singing and movement skills, they also design and construct their own sets and costume pieces. Students work as a true ensemble to put on a 30 minute musical. The camp finale is a performance of Swamped! for family and friends on Thursday, July 16 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $550

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Session V – July 20-24 (1 week camp)

Acting Explorers, Make ‘Em Laugh! (5-7 year olds)

Let your funny bone run wild in this exploration of comedy theater skills! Through improvisation, students will create quirky characters and scenes. They will learn the fine art of slap stick and hone their comic timing. The camp finale is a laugh out loud showcase for family and friends on Friday, July 24 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session VI – July 27-31 (1 week camp)

Acting Explorers, The Magic Trunk (5-7 year olds)

Inside the trunk something mysterious and exciting awaits!  Items in our magic trunk provide the dramatic focus for this week-long theatre adventure. Each day will build upon the next as students create and act out their story. They will discover how to work as an ensemble while they learn to use their bodies, voices and imaginations to tell the story. The camp finale is a showcase of their magic trunk play for family and friends on Friday, July 31 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session VII – August 3-7 (1 week camp)

Acting Explorers, Shakespeare’s a Blast (5-7 year olds)

Laugh at the shenanigans of a fairy named Puck in a magical forest or plot with witches as they weave their spells!  Using imagination and play, students will be introduced to some of Shakespeare’s greatest stories.  They will get a taste for the language and the history of Elizabethan theatre through theatre games, art projects, and short performances.  The camp finale is a Shakespeare themed showcase on Friday, August 8 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Summer Camp 2015 Schedule for 8-12 Year Olds

Session I – June 8-12 (1 week camp)

Improvisation! (8-12 year olds)

Explore the fundamentals of improv comedy and become confident thinking on your feet!  In improvisational theatre the characters, dialogue and plot are created in the moment.  No scripts needed!  Students will collaborate, learning comic timing, scene building, group mind, and many other improv techniques through fun exercises and games.  The camp finale is an improv showcase for family and friends on Friday, June 12 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session II – June 15-19 (1 week camp)

The Actor’s Toolbox (8-12 year olds) NEW

Learn the “tools of the trade” and take your acting to the next level!  This camp focuses on key skills that the actor needs in order to be truthful on stage including, character creation, active listening, script investigation, and vocal and physical expressiveness. Through scene study exploration, students will learn to work honestly and fearlessly as an ensemble.  The camp culminates in a performance of scenes for family and friends on Friday, June 19 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session III – June 22-26 (1 week camp)

Musical Theatre Workshop - Hairspray (8-12 year olds) NEW

Become a triple threat!  In this process oriented workshop, students will receive training in acting, singing and dancing that builds upon what they already love about our three week camp.  Students will expand their skills and have a lot of fun along the way.  The camp finale is a showcase of songs from Hairspray explored during the week for family and friends on Friday, June 26 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session IV – June 29-July 17 (3 week camp)

Performance Lab:  Musical Theatre – Rockin’ the Band (8-12 year olds)

Immerse yourself in theatre, music, dance and visual art!  This performance oriented camp has it all.  Not only do students work to refine acting, singing and movement skills, they also design and construct their own sets and costume pieces. Students work as a true ensemble to put on a 30 minute musical. The camp finale is a performance of Rockin’ the Band for family and friends on Thursday, July 16 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $550

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Session V – July 20-24 (1 week camp)

Comedy Palooza! (8-12 year olds)

Learn through laughter!  This camp will be very active as students learn to use physical comedy to make em’ laugh. They will learn how to control, isolate and exaggerate physical and facial reactions and how to incorporate those skills into comic characters, bits, routines and scenes. Guaranteed to be both hilarious and confidence boosting, this is a great camp for kids of all levels of experience!  The camp finale is a showcase of comedy scenes for family and friends on Friday, July 24 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session VI – July 27-31 (1 week camp)

PlayMakers, Myths and Legends (8-12 year olds) NEW

Write and star in your own mythical adventure alongside characters like Perseus, Medusa, Hercules, Athena and more!  Students will receive training in acting, voice and movement in the morning and spend the afternoon developing characters, writing dialogue and rehearsing their own short play inspired by myths and legends.  The camp finale is a showcase of their original play for family and friends on Friday, July 31 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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Session VII – August 3-7 (1 week camp)

Camp Shakespeare (8-12 year olds)

No fear Shakespeare!  Through a variety of theatre games, art projects and collaborative performances, students will understand and interpret Shakespeare’s text.  They will learn about life in Shakespeare’s England and discover the timelessness of his stories.  The camp finale is a Shakespeare themed showcase on Friday, August 7 at 5pm.

Camp:  9am-3pm
Price: $190

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ADDITIONAL CAMP NOTES

  • SUMMER CAMP SAVINGS: A $25 discount will be applied towards tuition for the 2nd child enrolled in each family. In order to obtain the $25 sibling discount, please call the education department, at 727-823-1600 x 204 to enroll over the phone. Online enrollment is for full price only.

  • SUPERVISED CARE: Available before and after camp.  Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $30 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $60 per week. 

  • PAYMENT PLANS: For more information about scheduling payment plans, contact the education department at 727-823-1600 x 201 or education@americanstage.org.

  • FINANCIAL AID: Full and partial financial aid packages are available.  Please download the application below and return it postmarked to American Stage by April 30, 2015.

Please click on the Financial Aid Application icon below
to download the form.

2015 Summer Camp Financial Aid Application

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at 727-823-1600 x 204 or education@americanstage.org

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