CTWS Summer Camp 2018

CTWS Summer Camp 2018!

Join us for the BEST 2 weeks of your summer! Come sing, dance act and have tons of FUN. All campers are cast in the show; learning songs, scenes and dances to create an AMAZING final production. Camp is a perfect introduction to theatre, while still challenging for experienced performers! Last year, sessions 2,3 and 4 were SOLD OUT, so be sure to register now to secure your spot.

What's awesome about camp? 

  • Build confidence and stage presence
  • Learn singing technique
  • Fun theme days
  • Perform on the main-stage of a 400 seat professional theatre building
  • Put on a full length show
  • All campers perform multiple songs/scenes
  • Learn from professional theatrical teachers
  • Discover dance steps and choreography
  • Learn & perfect theatre basics
  • Fun theatre games
  • Focus & discpline
  • Acting & creating characters
  • Free t-shirt
  • Make new friends!

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CampGrades/PriceDates
  Completed Kdg-Completed 7th $400 Session 1: June 11-22nd 9:00-1:00
Performance 12:00 June 22nd
Session 3: July 9-20th  9:00-1:00
Performance 12:00 July 20th
  Completed Kdg-Completed 7th $400 Session 2: June 25-July 6th 9:00-2:00, no camp July 4
Performance 12:00 July 6th
Session 4: July 23-Aug 3rd 9:00-1:00
Performance 12:00 Aug 3rd
Completed 8th-Completed 12th $500 Show Title: TBD
HSR Summer Stock: July 9th-26 2:00-6:00pm. Performances: July 27-29th
Friday, July 27 7:00pm, Saturday, July 28 3:00 & 7:00pm, Sunday, July 29 3:00pm
Completed 6th-8th $450 July 23-Aug 3rd 2:00pm-6:00pm, Performances: Aug 4th, 12:00pm & 4:00pm
Completed 6th-12th $250 June 25-29th 2:00-6:00 (no final show)

*New This Year*

Musical Theatre Camps:

  • Tickets (up to 4 max per camper) will be issued for final showcase. Seating will be assigned as camp registrations are received.
  • Performances are at noon on the second Friday.
  • Parents may give pre-authorization for campers age 11 (by 5/1/18)  and older ONLY to sign themselves out for pick up.
  • Session 2 is 9:00-2:00 the entire session

New Offerings:

  • Jr High Only Camp (completed 6th-8th)
  • Jr High/High School Improv Camp (completed 6th-12th)

Already registered? Go ahead and complete our required

PRE-CAMP INFO survey

FAQ's for Kdg-7th Musical Theatre Camp

(Improv, HSR, Jr High Camp please see individual pages for info)

We do our very best to keep parents and caregivers informed and up to date! Here are some ways we stay in touch:

  • Email. We will be sending regular emails throughout the session. We use constant contact, an email server. Please make sure cd@theatrewesternsprings.com is on your SAFE list as otherwise it may go to spam.
  • Remind App. If you would like text reminders sent to your phone, Click Here for Instructions.
  • FB Page. Follow our FB page for reminders and fun behind the scenes pics!
  • Instagram. Ok... more fun than info, but another great place for pics!

The first day is always filled with tons of excitement, a little chaos and lots of info. We ask for your patience and understanding as we try to process everyone as accurately and quickly as possible. We are so excited to see you and your camper!

  • Doors open at 8:50am daily.
  • Campers must be accompanied into the building by an adult on the first day.
  • First day registration/check-in/parent(or caregiver) meeting typically lasts until approx 9:35am.
  • Campers will check in at their assigned team's registration table.
  • Campers pick up their bag & t-shirt. This may be taken HOME by a parent/caregiver and is not needed at camp.
  • Campers put on a name tag.
  • Campers drop off lunch and personal items at their team's table.
  • Campers assemble in the mainstage.
  • There will be brief a mandatory parent/caregiver meeting in the lobby. We MUST have at least one adult present for campers.
  • Session 1: Shrek Jr. Session 1: June 11-22nd 9:00-1:00 $400
  • Session 2: Lion King Jr. Session 2: June 25-July 6th 9:00-2:00, no camp July 4 $400
  • Session 3: Shrek Jr. Session 3: July 9-20th  9:00-1:00 $400
  • Session 4: Lion King Jr. Session 4: July 23-Aug 3 $400

Other Camps:

  • HSR Summer Stock: July 9-27, Performances July 27-29 2:00-6:00pm $500
  • Jr High Camp: Legally Blond Jr. July 23-Aug 3, Performances Aug 4th 2:00-6:00pm $450
  • Jr High & High School Improv Camp: June 25-29 2:00-6:00pm (no final show) $250 
  • Prior to May 1st = Full Refund or credit (minus a small processing fee)
  • After May 1 up to 2 weeks prior to start of session = 85% refund or credit (minus small processing fee)
  • Less than 2 weeks prior to start of camp = no refund or credit
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Gym Shoes (or close toed shoes) No flip flops.
  • Nut free sack lunch (daily)
  • Optional Snack $. We sell some prepackaged snacks for $1 each: rice crispie treats, candy, pretzels, animal crackers, goldfish, etc.
  • Pencil
  • Note: Cell phones are not permitted during camp and must remain in the campers bag.
  • Excitement for fun!
  • Please inform us of all allergies and medical needs prior to camp.
  • Emergency medication (such as epi-pen) may be left with our camp coordniator. Please place in a zip-lock bag and label with your child's name.
  • We are a STRICT nut-free camp. If you send your child with an item containing nuts, they may be sent home.
  • There is no nurse on staff, but teachers are trained in basic First Aid & CPR.

Every camper is "cast" in the show. There is no formal audition, but a brief assessment of their skills on the first day. Campers are given their roles on day 2. Typically (though not always), larger roles go to older students. Songs & scenes are assigned based on age & skill level. While we cannot guarantee every student will get a large role, we try to make sure everyone has a "moment to shine." Some examples of a moment to shine are: solo, speaking line, duet/trio, featured dancer/dance moment, actor in a small scene. Not everyone is guaranteed a line or solo, but we do attempt to give everyone something special! Every camper will perform in several numbers and/or scenes in the show.

What do I need for the show? You will need your camp t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes, and basic makeup including foundation, blush, lipstick and eyeliner (even boys).

What is the performance like? For the final performance, campers will perform an entire Jr. show, learned in just 2 weeks! It's a "camp version," meaning campers perform in their camp t-shirts and jeans. Some campers are given small costume items in addition to their shirt or small props. We have a few set items and a platform set to make sure everyone can be seen. We try to make sure every camper is in multiple songs/scenes.

Who can come to the performance?  You are issued up to 4 tickets per camper. If there are additional tickets available, they will be released the 2nd Monday of camp.

Is it reserved seating & can I choose my seats? Yes, seating is reserved, but you cannot choose your seats. We will assign seats based on date of registration processed.

Can we take pictures or video? No. There is no photography or videography. It's against the licensing agreement made with the royalty holders. If you are in violation you may be asked to leave the performance. The campers will be posed in groups after the show so you can get a pic on stage!

When are the shows?

  • Session 1: June 22nd Noon
  • Session 2: July 6th Noon
  • Session 3: July 20th Noon
  • Session 4: Aug 3rd Noon
  • Jr High: Aug 4th Noon & 4:00pm
  • Campers are grouped roughly by ages, usually spanning about 3-4 years on each team.
  • We cannot guarantee that children of the same age will be placed inthe same group.
  • You are able to  request ONE friend to be in the same group. If the campers are different ages, the pair will be bumped down to the younger group.
  • Friend requests MUST be made prior to camp and cannot be accommodated on the day of registration.
  • We are not able to provide friend requests based on schools.
  • 1st day of camp, camper must be accompanied into the building by an adult.
  • After first day, campers may be dropped off in front of the theatre. Please drive AROUND the back of the theatre, so your camper may exit directly onto sidewalk.
  • Campers must be signed out each day by an adult on their pre-approved list who must provide a photo ID daily. Campers will be separated by teams for pick-up.
  • Sign-out procedures typically take approx 10-15 minutes after the end of camp.
  • *NEW* Campers ages 11 (by 5/1/18) and older may sign themselves out with parent pre-authorization. We are not responsible for safety in the parking lot, crossing the street or on the grounds after the camper exits the building.
  • Parents/caregivers who are more than 10 minutes late to pick up their campers may be subjected to a financial penalty.

We have some fun theme days! There are optional but a BLAST!

Week 1:

  • Tues: Pajama Day- don't even get dressed today! Just come in your PJ's
  • Wed: Wild West Day– cowboy hats and boots, and anything in between
  • Thurs: Tropical Day - wear Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts, and leis

Week 2:

  • Tues: Medieval Day – knights, princess and dragons
  • Wed: Random Fandom Day- Harry Potter, One Direction, sports teams, Star Wars and anything in between
  • Thurs: Future Day-  what do you think we’ll be wearing in the future

Camps are staffed by qualified theatre teachers and high school interns. Every adult is put through an application, interview and background check process. Our teachers have years of training and higher level education in the arts or education, experience working with children, personal performing credits, and experience with theatrical productions.

Staff Includes:

  • Camp Coordinator
  • Drama Teacher/Director
  • Voice Teacher
  • Dance Teacher
  • Theatre Workshop Teacher
  • 5-7 High school interns
  • 3-4 Intern's in Training (IIt's)
  • 1 tech person (show runs & performances only)

Got a question not answered here? Feel free to email us at ctws@theatrewesternsprings.com or call 708-246-4043.