Summer Camp at American Stage

 Ignite your child’s creative voice! At American Stage, we provide quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that gives young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre arts does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual, and emotional growth. Our staff is comprised of working, theatre professionals who have a passion for teaching. All experience levels are welcome!

“Such a fun and inspiring summer!” – Summer Camp student

“I’ve learned so many life lessons that I could not have gotten anywhere else… I’ve learned how to go about life as a strong minded individual.” – Summer Camp student

“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!” – Summer Camp parent


Basics

Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.

  • Each camp culminates in a final sharing on the last day of the session beginning at 5pm at American Stage – 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
  • Pre-Care and After-Care are available for an additional fee. Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.
  • Summer Camp is held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg – 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
  • Classrooms are broken down into rising grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. (Students in grades K-2 groups must be at least 5 years of age).
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Pricing

  • 1 week sessions are $205
  • 2 week sessions are $385
  • 3 week musical theatre sessions are $570
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family. Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • Supervised care is available before and after camp. Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $35 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $65 per week.
  • Financial Aid applications are due by APRIL 16th, 2018.

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Session 1
June 4-8 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Little Rascals Laughathon

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To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Let your funny bone run wild in this exploration of comedic acting! Students will create quirky characters and scenes as they discover the art of physical storytelling and comedic timing.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 11-15 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers: Unicorns vs. Dragons

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Dragons, Unicorns, and fairies, oh my! Students will embark on a magical adventure as they craft their own characters and stories inspired by mythical creatures.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 3
June 18-22 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Around the World: The Magic Trunk

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

A new discovery awaits each day! Students will visit far-off lands around the world inspired by the treasures they find in the magical traveling trunk, and create a story based on their adventure.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 4
June 25-29 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Musical Medley: Disney Side-Kick Sing-Along

coming soon!

Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Sing, dance, and act! Inspired by their favorite Disney sidekicks, students will learn songs like “Under the Sea,” “Hakuna Matata,” and more, as they participate in skill building, ensemble exercises.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 2-20 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. K-2

Musical Performance: Mini Mowtown

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $570

A,B,C…it’s easy as 1,2,3! Join us for a musical journey back to Hitsville, USA! Your young artist will explore musical storytelling through songs from the Jackson 5, the Supremes, the Temptations and many more iconic musicians that have added to the heartbeat and the sound of America.

The camp finale is a performance of Mini Mowtown for family and friends on Thursday, July 19 at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 6
July 23-27 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Playmakers: Where the Wild Things Are

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

“Let the wild rumpus start!” Students will explore Maurice Sendak’s classic story Where the Wild Things Are, and create their own version of the wild tale that’s been loved for generations.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 7
July 30-August 3 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Shakespeare’s Monsters & Fairies

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Some of Shakespeare’s most interesting characters aren’t people at all! From the forests to the seas, students will get to know Shakespeare’s non-human friends, and reenact famous moments from his greatest works.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 1
June 4-8 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Laugh Factory!

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Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Laugh and learn! Students will explore comedic timing, physical comedy, and sketch writing. Guaranteed to be hilarious, confidence boosting, and great for all levels of comedy experience.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 11-15 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmakers: Intergalactic Adventure Squad

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Explore the final frontier in your very own space adventure. In this popular camp session students will dig into acting and movement technique in the morning, then spend the afternoon writing and rehearsing their own original short-play inspired by OUTER SPACE!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 3
June 18-22 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Around the World: Fiesta!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Olé! Join us on a Mexican adventure inspired by Disney/Pixar’s CoCo as we travel through traditional Mexican culture, language, and holidays to craft a play about our discoveries.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 4
June 25-29 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Medley: Songs from Moana

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Sing, dance, and act with hits from Disney’s Moana. Students will explore vocal technique, and musical theatre movement as they participate in skill building ensemble activities.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 2-20 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Performance: Willy Wonka, Kids

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $570

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure! Throughout this 3-week full-production process, students will refine acting, singing, and movement technique, and design and construct some of their own props and costume pieces.

The camp finale is a performance of Willy Wonka, Kids for family and friends on Thursday, July 19.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 6
July 23-27 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmakers: Pixar Shorts

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Pixar’s short films are the test lab for great storytellers with big ideas! Young artists will explore clear, concise story structure, script writing, collaboration, and performance technique as they craft their own, bold new tales.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 7
July 30-August 3 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Haunted Shakespeare

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Shakespeare with a spooky twist! Students will discover the Bard’s creepiest characters and stories, and learn to understand and interpret Shakespeare’s words as they reenact moments from his most famous works.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 1
June 4-8 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

At the Improv

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Coming soon!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Find your funny! Students will explore improvisation techniques, like “yes, and,” comedic timing, and scene building, as they collaborate to form a troupe equipped to perform their own live improv show!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 11-15 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Actor’s Lab: Mysteries & Thrillers

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sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Afraid of the dark? This session will put scary-movie lovers and future detectives to the test! Young actors will explore suspenseful scene-work, and learn the tricks of the mystery-theatre genre.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To enroll for this session, please call American Stage Education at (727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 3
June 18-22 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

On the Horizon: Flat Stanley & The Traveling Storytellers

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sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Ignite your creative voice! In this one week session, young artists work as an ensemble with a director/teaching artist to create, rehearse, and perform an original piece based on the amazing world wide adventures of Flat Stanley!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 4
June 25-29 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Intensive: Songs from Hamilton

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sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

It’s your chance to be in The Room Where It Happens! Students will work with a professional director and music director to bring Lin Manuel-Miranda’s popular selections of this hit Broadway musical to the stage!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

Call to Enroll!

Session 5
July 2-20 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Production: Cyrano de Burger Shack, a Pop Musical

Coming soon!

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $570

Cyrano is king of the local Burger Shack, and decides that playing Cupid is better than sitting out of the love game. An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, this exciting, upbeat musical comedy features hit contemporary pop songs like “Firework” and “Just the Way You Are” that will have audiences cheering. Students will explore acting, voice, and movement technique as they collaborate to bring this ensemble-driven musical to life!

The camp finale is a performance of Cyrano de Burger Shack for family and friends on Thursday, July 19.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 6
July 23-August 3 (2 weeks)
Gr. 6-8

Actor’s Lab Production: The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet

Coming soon!

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $385

For the first time, our Middle School students tackle a full one act production! This whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story is complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines — similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script. Students will explore acting technique, classic and whimsical theatre genres, and learn to make strong, bold choices on stage.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Teen Summer Institute 2018

The American Stage Teen Summer Institute will give you the confidence and skills needed to excel onstage and beyond! We have a variety of summer programs led by working, professional artists that will elevate your performance experience and enhance your creativity. Training is customized to each young artist’s current abilities. Students new to acting will be given the tools needed to develop a solid foundation, while those with previous experience will be challenged to move to the next level. Sign up for the Teen Summer Institute and have an enriching summer filled with new discoveries and opportunities!

With the Support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

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.