NOTE: CCCT follows the orders of the CDC and Contra Costa County Health Office in the operation of its 2023 Drama Camps. Proof of full vaccination, including boosters, are required for participation in all CCCT activities.
In our two-week-long sessions, campers learn theatre skills, make a mini movie, and act in a culminating performance. Skills taught include improv, projection, staging, dancing, character work, clowning, acting on film, and more. Campers also get the experience of being a part of an ensemble, the performance equivalent of a team! Our passionate staff bring unique skills and perspectives to each session.
2023 Session Dates:
Session 1: Jun 12-23, 9am-4pm. Performance June 22 at 7pm
Session 2: Jun 26-Jul 7 (NO camp 7/4), 9am-4pm. Performance July 6 at 7pm
Session 3: Jul 10-21, 9am-4pm. Performance July 20 at 7pm
Session 4: Jul 24-Aug 4, 9am-4pm. Performance August 3 at 7pm
Every camper receives the following:
- A CCCT 2023 Drama Camp T-shirt
- Theatre training
- Individualized attention
- An opportunity to perform on stage
- A special award to commemorate the two weeks!
Cost is $900 per session. Tuition is due at the time of enrollment to ensure your child’s spot in the program. We cannot hold spots without payment. Payment plans are available in specific cases. Need-based scholarships are available. Registrations are non-refundable.
First Day “Audition”
On the first day of camp, we have a friendly “audition” where each camper gets on stage and performs a piece in front of everyone. The purpose of this is for the staff to see each camper’s skill and comfort level on stage on day one. The piece must be a two-minute (or less) memorized audition piece in English. This can be a poem, standard monologue, passage from a book, etc. Some students even recite the ABCs! Pick something easy and fun. We are looking for stage presence, vocal projection, and of course, pizzaz! Encourage your child to shine!
Click here for information about helping your child prepare Their audition.
For More information
Please contact Lizzy Asarnow, CCCT Education Director, at
We start each day at 9 am with games and exercises, so it is important to be on time! If you are going to be late, please email .
Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up promptly at 4:00 pm. If your child is not picked up by 4:05, a $2/minute late fee will go into effect. This late fee will be collected by cash or check.
CCCT does not provide supervision before or after camp.
Every camper must bring lunch and snacks daily. We do not provide food except for dinner on performance day.
Campers should wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement, and shoes that are secured with laces or straps.
After the script is given out, campers must bring it back to camp every day.
Each summer, one of our wonderful staff members writes an original show, just for our camp! While the show’s plot changes every summer, the shows always have:
- A comedic storyline with many different characters and pop culture references
- 21 roles, with different sizes to match ages 7-12
- A fun dance number choreographed and taught with ages 7-12 in mind
- Creative and flamboyant costumes
- Lights and sound!
The performance will take place at 7pm on the second Thursday of the camp session. Campers will come to camp at 9am and stay until the show ends around 8pm. A cheese pizza dinner will be provided. If your child cannot eat this, plan to send them with a bagged dinner that day.
CCCT has a zero tolerance policy for any violent or inappropriate behavior toward other campers or staff members. If violent or inappropriate behavior occurs, we will issue an immediate dismissal.
CCCT expects all campers to respond to instructions, adhere to safety guidelines, and participate with the group.
Behavioral issues will receive ONE warning. If the issue persists, CCCT reserves the right to disinvite the camper in question from camp.