Drama Camp (for ages 7-12)

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In our full-day, two-week sessions, campers age 7–12 learn theatre basics, which may include improvisation, vocal training, make-up use, and special skills such as stage combat, magic, and puppetry. Campers are involved in a professionally-produced video, and each session ends with a full-scale, original production. No experience is necessary and participation in the production is guaranteed. PLEASE NOTE: Your child must be able to read in order to participate in camp.

Each child may be registered for one session only of camp per summer.

Every camper receives the following:

  • A CCCT 2017 Drama Camp T-shirt
  • Theatre training
  • Individualized Attention
  • An opportunity to perform on stage
  • A special award
  • Delicious daily treats

2017 Session Dates   (Sessions 1, 2, and 3 are full)

Session 1:  June 12-June 23, 9am-4pm (final performance June 22, 7pm)

Session 2: June 26-July 7, 9am-4pm (final performance July 6, 7pm)

Session 3: July 10-July 21, 9am-4pm (final performance July 20, 7pm)

Session 4: July 24-August 4, 9am-4pm (final performance August 3, 7pm)

Session 5: August 7-August 18, 9am-4pm (final performance August 17, 7pm)

 


Tuition

  • Cost is $665 per session, plus $3 processing fee. A minimum non-refundable deposit of $253 is required at the time of registration; final payment of $415 is due May 12, 2017.
  • Early bird discount of $15 per registration available through March 10, 2017, when full payment is made.
  • Partial scholarships available; please inquire to .


Early Bird Discount

Through March 10, 2017, a $15 discount on fees can be applied if fees are paid in full at time of registration. Fee discounts do not apply after March 10, 2017.


Deposit

A minimum deposit of $253 is required at the time of registration through April 28, 2017. After April 28, 2017, full payment will be required. All registrations will be considered on a first-come/first-served basis. Final payment is due on May 12, 2017.

Refund Policy

Full refunds less $53 processing/registration fee can be made through April 28, 2017. After April 28, 2017, a refund minus the deposit and processing/registration fee ($253) will be made only if we are able to fill your child’s slot.

No refunds will be made on/after the first day of camp. There is no refund for missed days. Due to the performance-based nature of camp, students must attend all days during the session. If a child becomes too ill to participate in camp, certified by the child’s physician, then half of the unused tuition will be refunded.


To Register (2 easy steps)

NOTE: Registration will begin December 2, 2016

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. At the end of the form, you’ll be automatically redirected to the payment page to make a full payment or deposit to hold a session slot for your child. Please be careful when you choose the camp session you wish to register for. If you make a mistake, see above for our refund policy.
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More information

For scholarship/tuition assistance questions and forms, or if the camp session you wish to register for is full, or you wish to be on our mailing list, please call Holly Winter at 510.524.9012 or send an email to

On the first day of camp we will hold auditions to assess your child’s skill and comfort level on stage. Your child must prepare a two-minute (or less) memorized audition piece in English. This can be a poem, standard monologue or a passage from a book; NO jokes, improvised or self-written materials, please. The audition is the only chance the staff will have to see your child perform before we cast the show, pick something easy and fun. We are looking for presence, voice projection, posture and, of course, talent. Encourage your child to shine!

Click here for information about helping your child prepare his/her audition. 

Every day of camp is important.

Missing any part of a day could mean that your child will miss participating in video-tapings, rehearsals, special projects like working with makeup or theatre games. Please schedule appointments, family obligations or travel before or after your camp session. If your child is ill and cannot make it to camp one day, please call (510) 524-9012 — we cannot proceed with camp activities until each child is accounted for, so please call.

The first day of camp

It is mandatory that every camper attend the first day of camp. Important information and instruction is given that day and missing it will compromise your child’s ability to participate fully in the session.

CCCT staff will be on hand the first day of each session to answer questions and give tours of the facilities. You are welcome to sit in for any part of the day, and we ask that you inform your child’s director if you would like to do that. Auditions usually start around 10:30 a.m. and run until lunchtime. If you are interested in the theatre’s year-round programming, volunteering, or donating cash, goods or services to the theatre, please let your child’s counselor know, and they will have someone from the theatre call you.

We will set aside a few minutes for parents to talk about carpooling at the beginning of the day. Coordinating carpools will be the responsibility of the interested parties and not CCCT. We do not accept any responsibility for transportation to and from camp.

The last day

This is, in some ways, the most important day of camp. We spend time de-briefing about the show, exploring what worked, what didn’t, and how the kids feel about their participation. The counselors and directors also have an opportunity to share their appreciation for a job well done. We play some special games and have an awards ceremony and party. Don’t let your child miss it

Lunch

Every camper must bring a lunch daily. The bag or lunchbox should be clearly marked with the child’s name and consist of something very portable like sandwiches and fruit.

Snacks

We provide a snack at approximately 3:00 p.m. and serve one or more of the following: pretzels, cookies, fresh fruit, crackers, fruit punch, lemonade and water. If your child has special dietary needs, please include a snack when packing his or her lunch.

Clothing

We will be playing with makeup, tumbling, and playing in the park. Campers should wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. Also, for safety reasons, all campers must wear closed-toe shoes. Since we eat outside in the park every day, each child should bring a sweatshirt or sweater to wear. Please write or sew your child’s name in these garments.

Do Not Bring

Please do not bring valuables to the theatre. CCCT is not responsible for lost or damaged clothing or personal belongings.

We start each day at 9 am with games and exercises, so it is important to be on time! Also, please make arrangements for your child to be picked up promptly at 4:00 p.m. CCCT does not provide supervision before or after camp. A fee of $15 will be charged for all late pickups.

Counselor improv

At 3:30 p.m. on most days, campers enjoy an improv show put on by the camp counselors and directors. Parents are welcome! Please enter the auditorium through the rear door (located at the top of a short flight of stairs in the theater’s lobby) and sit in the first section of seats on your left.

The second Thursday of your child’s session each group will perform a production created especially for camp. Each child will be given four (4) complimentary tickets to use for family and friends to enjoy the performance.

The show starts at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parents are not allowed backstage on performance day.

Children will stay at camp the day of the show from 9:00 a.m. until the show is over at approximately 8:30 p.m. We will serve pizza for dinner. If your child cannot eat plain cheese pizza, please provide two lunches on this day.

Information coming soon!