NOTE: CCCT is committed to the health and safety of its campers and the camp staff. We are closely monitoring the recommendations and orders of the CDC and Contra Costa County Health Office in the operation of its 2021 Drama Camps. Masks are required for participation in all CCCT activities.
In our full-day, one-week, in-person sessions, campers age 7–12 learn theatre basics, which may include improvisation, vocal training, makeup use, and special skills such as stage combat, magic, and puppetry.
PLEASE NOTE: Class size is limited to 14 students. Your child must be able to read in order to participate.
2021 Session Dates:
Session 1: Jun 14-18, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 2: Jun 21-25, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 3: Jun 28-Jul 2, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 4: Jul 5-9, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 5: Jul 12-16, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 6: Jul 19-23, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 7: Jul 26-30, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 8: Aug 2-6, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Session 9: Aug 9-13, 9 am to 3:30 pm –
Every camper receives the following:
- A CCCT 2021 Drama Camp T-shirt
- Theatre training
- Individualized Attention
- An opportunity to perform on stage
- A special award
Cost is $475 per session. Tuition is due at the time of enrollment to ensure your child’s spot in the program. We cannot hold slots without payment. Registrations are non-refundable.
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!
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!
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. 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 and Snacks
Every camper must bring a lunch and snacks daily. The bag or lunchbox should be clearly marked with the child’s name and consist of something very portable like sandwiches and fruit.
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 3:30 p.m. CCCT does not provide supervision before or after camp.