NEW Virtual Summer Camp Offerings
As we continue to navigate ourselves and our community through this pandemic and what it means for theatre education, we are excited to launch some new offerings for this Summer in addition to re-opening most of our previously-scheduled summer camps to new students. We still do not know what the future (even for this summer) will hold for being able to gather in-person, and so all of our lesson plans are optimized for virtual learning. Check out these brand new camp topics for middle & high school students.
New Middle & High School Summer Camp Topics
- Camp Improv (July 6-10)
DLC is excited to partner with popular Camp Improv, run by HCPSS Lead Theatre Teacher Kathryn Carlsen! This camp is all about finding the joy of jumping in and finding the funny. Listening, saying “yes, and,” collaboration, and flexibility are key. Though there is a focus on the basics, students with prior experience will find an opportunity to strengthen their comedy muscles. Half-day sessions are split by middle school (9-11 am) and high school (1-3 pm).
- RPG & Me (July 27-31)
Learn how to create characters, craft campaigns, and role-play in the fantasy realm! Roll the dice and gain initiative for epic quests, magical journeys, and awesome adventures. Put your hard work to use in actual gameplay with your co-campers, experienced teachers, and surprise guests.
- Musical Theatre Dance (August 3-7)
“5,6,7,8!” Review the building blocks of musical theatre dance as you expand your dance vocabulary, prepare short combinations, and get ready to slay your next Tik Tok routine or audition dance call.
- Musical Mythology (August 10-14)
The art of theatre traces back to Ancient Greece, so it is only fitting that Greek mythology stories make for great musicals. Explore Hadestown, Hercules, The Lightning Thief, and more during this exciting week of camp.
In addition to these great new middle school topics, we have also replaced our 2-week and 3-week Elementary production camps with exciting one-week showcases that are suitable for either in-person drama education (if guidelines allow) OR virtual camps. All camps will have a virtual option regardless of how and when we are able to open to re-gather to ensure that all students have access to quality theatrical education this summer. Check out the entire lineup on our newly updated Summer Drama Camps page.
Remember that virtual summer camp means you can participate from anywhere. This is a great opportunity for campers to explore interests new or old and connect with friends. Consider registering with an out-of-town friend or family member for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for kids from different areas to participate in camp together. Camp weeks like Camp Improv and Musical Theatre Dance will ensure that kids are staying physically active and moving their bodies even if they are at home. Get the most out of this summer even if it’s one like no one anticipated!