Youth Theater Camp

Our summer theater program will use the unique Storytree Children’s Theatre playwriting method, which places the child’s voice and imagination at the center of its approach while fostering teamwork, creativity, and entertainment. Students are guided by theater and dance educators as they collaboratively write an original play, choreograph the dances, design the set and costumes, sing and perform on the stage of the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall for family and friends.

This full-day camp will begin with brainstorming and playwriting, followed by set design, costume design, choreographing the musical numbers, rehearsal, and a full performance for families and friends on Friday at 2pm. Students will have the opportunity to explore the components of creating a production from the beginning to the end, learning along the way what they love most about theater. This summer we will focus on creativity with character and confidence building. Camp will take place on the second floor in the Salon spaces of the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street.

REQUIREMENTS:

3,2,1 Blast Off to Space!

SOLD OUT

July 8 -12, 2024
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Registration: $325

Underwater Explorers

SOLD OUT

July 15-19, 2024
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Registration: $325

Witches, Wizards, and Goblins Oh My!

SOLD OUT

July 29 – August 2, 2024
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Registration: $325

Scholarships available. Please email sdevries@gaillardcenter.org for more information.

CAMP SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Monday
8:45AM – 9AM Registration and Check In
9AM – 9:30AM Theater Games and Introductions
9:30AM – 10:30AM Introduction to Writing Process (Students will collaborate to create the three parts of the play.)
10:30AM – 12:15PM Writing Part 1 in Groups (Working snack. In small groups, students will design and write their own lines.)
12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch and Recess
1:15PM – 1:45PM Costume Design
1:45PM – 2:00PM Snack and Bathroom Break
2:00PM – 2:45PM Choreography (Students will participate in creating and implementing dance counts.)
2:45PM – 3:00PM Games and Dismissal


Tuesday
8:45AM – 9:00AM Check In
9:00AM – 9:30AM Theater Games and Morning Meeting
9:30AM – 10:00AM Read the Script (Students will read and rehearse their scripts from Monday.)
10:00AM – 12:30PM Writing Part 2 and Snack (Students will write the ending of their performance.)
12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch and Recess
1:15PM – 1:45PM Program Design and Costume Selection
(Students will select their costume and accessories. An email will go out stating what they will need to bring from home to supplement their costume.)
1:45PM – 2:00PM Snack and Bathroom Break
2:00PM – 2:45PM Choreography
2:45PM – 3:00PM Games and Dismissal (compliment circle)


Wednesday
8:45AM – 9:00AM Check In
9:00AM – 9:30AM Theater Games
9:30AM – 10:00AM Read Through Part 2
10:00AM – 12:15PM Set Design and Snack (split Group)
Blocking
12:15PM – 1:15PM Recess and Lunch
1:45PM – 2:00PM Snack and Bathroom Break
2:00PM – 2:45PM Choreography
2:45PM – 3:00PM Games and Dismissal (compliment circle)


Thursday
8:45AM – 9:00AM Check In
9:00AM – 9:30AM Theater Games
9:30AM – 12:15PM Set Painting and Blocking
12:15PM – 1:15PM Recess and Lunch
1:15PM – 2:00PM Choreography
2:00PM – 2:15PM Snack
2:15PM – 3:00PM Rehearsal
3:00PM Dismissal


Friday
8:45AM – 9:00AM Check In
9:00AM – 9:30AM Theater Games and Set the Stage
9:30AM – 12:00PM Rehearsal
12:00PM – 12:30PM Lunch
12:30PM – 1:45PM Rehearsal
1:45PM – 2:45PM Snack and Costume and Makeup
3:00PM – 4:00PM Performance
4:00PM – 4:30PM Cookies and Lemonade Celebration

Support for Summer Camp Programs provided in part by:

This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.