CIVIC SUMMER CAMPS

The South Bend Civic Theatre’s Summer Camps give youth from Kindergarten through high school the opportunity to experience the magic of creating live theatre. Camps are taught by experienced and enthusiastic instructors who coach kids on skills including acting, musical theatre, improv, and much more!

Choose from weeklong day camps or extended production camps with the chance to put on a full show!

Scholarships are available.

SESSION 1 | JUNE 6 – JUNE 10

JUNE 6 – JUNE 10 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Broadway Skills (Musical Theatre Workshop)

GRADES 3RD – 5TH

Any actor who wants to get serious about musical theatre knows that you want to be a “triple threat”: strong in singing, acting, and dancing.  This boot camp will tackle all three areas in a variety of styles, genres, and techniques.  By the end of camp, students will learn how to be a confident auditioner in all three areas.

$175

SESSION 2| JUNE 13 – JUNE 17

JUNE 13 – JUNE 17 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Acting Skills

GRADES 3RD – 5TH

Looking to become a stronger actor?  Have you never performed but love the idea of being onstage?  Enjoy a week-long experience of building basic acting skills, culminating in a final acting showcase.  Skills explored will include character development, scenework, monologue work, and other basic acting skills.

$175

SESSION 3| JUNE 20 – JUNE 24

JUNE 20 – JUNE 24 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Exploration Station

GRADES  K-2ND

All aboard!  Exploration Station is our ticket to adventure! Together we will walk with our ancestors as we explore our prehistoric past, visit ancient Greece, take a stroll through the jungle, and slay a dragon. But don’t worry, we’ll be back in time for lunch! Where will our imagination take us as we venture through time using our magical train?  This high energy creative dramatics camp will teach acting skills through imaginative play

$175

JUNE 20 – JUNE 24 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wizarding Academy

GRADES  3RD – 5TH

Welcome to the magical world of wizards, witches, and magical creatures!  Develop your own magical character, design your companion creature, and experience day-to-day studies to become a full-fledged wizard!  This style of camp will engage students in magical role playing to teach the craft of character building and development. 

$175

SESSION 4| JUNE 27 – JULY 1

JUNE 27 – JULY 1 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

-SOLD OUT-Superhero Academy

GRADES  K – 2ND

Do you have what it takes to be a hero?  Explore all the amazing things you can do with your voice as you become your own superhero, craft a superpower like no other, and defeat the evil villains of your imagination!  This high energy creative dramatics camp will teach acting skills through imaginative play.  

$175

JUNE 27 – JULY 1 | 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Improv Skills

GRADES  3RD – 6TH

Students will develop fundamental improv skills through short-form games and exercises. We will build on the foundation of “Yes, and”, focusing on developing essential ingredients in a strong scene: character work, wants and intentions, physicality, status, and emotion. This camp is all about jumping in, playing hard, working together, finding your voice, and having fun along the way!

$175

SESSION 5| JULY 11 – JULY 23

JULY 11- JULY 23| 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

-SOLD OUT-SummerStage Performance Camp | Peter Pan

GRADES  2ND – 12TH

This production camp for younger actors will culminate in a final performance of Peter PanNot only will campers have the experience of putting on a show in a short timeframe, but they will also get an intensive acting and performing experience filled with workshops, games, and other activities that will help them become stronger actors and make great friends while doing so.

J.M. Barrie’s classic tells the story of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling’s adventures in Neverland with the inimitable Peter Pan, “the boy who would not grow up.” In Neverland, the Darlings are introduced to the Lost Boys, Peter’s jealous fairy friend Tinker Bell, the infamous pirate Captain Hook, and the crocodile who swallowed Hook’s hand.

Classes will be held in the SBCT’s Warner Studio.

LIVE PERFORMANCES | SATURDAY, JULY 23 @ 10 am & 2 pm

$300

SESSION 6 | JULY 25 – JULY 29

JULY 25 – JULY 29 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Triple Threat Bootcamp

GRADES  6TH – 12TH

Any actor who wants to get serious about musical theatre knows that you want to be a “triple threat”: strong in singing, acting, and dancing.  This boot camp will tackle all three areas in a variety of styles, genres, and techniques.  By the end of camp, students will learn how to be a confident auditioner in all three areas all while preparing a showcase of famous Broadway Musicals!

$250

SESSION 7 | AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 5

AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Improv Skills

GRADES  6TH – 8TH

Students will develop fundamental improv skills through short-form games and exercises. We will build on the foundation of “Yes, and”, focusing on developing essential ingredients in a strong scene: character work, wants and intentions, physicality, status, and emotion. This camp is all about jumping in, playing hard, working together, finding your voice, and having fun along the way!

$175

AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 5 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Improv Skills

GRADES  9TH – 12TH

Students will develop fundamental improv skills through short-form games and exercises. We will build on the foundation of “Yes, and”, focusing on developing essential ingredients in a strong scene: character work, wants and intentions, physicality, status, and emotion. This camp is all about jumping in, playing hard, working together, finding your voice, and having fun along the way!

$175

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

South Bend Civic Theatre’s mission and core value is that every human, no matter financial situation or status, should be able to experience and grow through arts education. Through the generosity from patrons, local organizations, and grants we are pleased to offer scholarships to interested students who need financial assistance with class tuition.

  • If your family’s household income is less than $55,000, you are eligible to apply for financial assistance for South Bend Civic Theatre’s classes and camps. Please note that awards may be available at a higher income level, however, priority is given to families with incomes below $55,000. Proof of the previous year’s annual income in the form of a free/reduced lunch certificate from the school, a tax return, or current pay stubs must be provided if requested by the South Bend Civic Theatre administration.
  • Since Funds are limited, scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
  • If scholarships run out for a session, students will be placed on a waiting list to receive tuition assistance once funds become available.
  • Scholarship assistance will be only eligible for one student, one class, and one session at a time. If you would like to register for an additional class or camp, an additional session, or another child in your household, complete your first order including payment. If scholarship funds are still available after all eligible participants have been finalized for the session, you may register additional students or classes utilizing scholarship funds.
  • South Bend Civic Theatre believes that each participant should demonstrate a level of commitment to the program.
  • SBCT rarely offers 100% scholarship because we want those participating to “buy into” the program. Even though a family may only be required to pay a reduced amount as low as $15.00, we believe that this amount shows a shared commitment to the work.
  • Special circumstances are always considered in any final decisions when it comes to offering financial assistance.

 

What happens if I want to cancel my registration into a class?

  • If you cancel your registration after it has been processed, but at least two weeks before the class begins, we will refund tuition, less a $25 registration fee per class; a $50 fee for full-day classes and camps; and a $100 fee for Academy Programs.

  • If you cancel your registration less than two weeks before the class starts, no refund will be given. Any tuition paid for the canceled class, minus the registration fee becomes a credit, which you may use towards future classes or camps which must be used through the end of the current season.

  • SBCT reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full.

  • No refund or make-up classes will be provided for classes canceled due to inclement weather.

  • SBCT classes may not be canceled on days that area schools are closed due to weather conditions. Please keep an eye on our website as well as our Facebook page for any weather updates. You may also refer to our Bad Weather Guide.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All classes and workshops must have at least 6 participants registered; enrollment lower than six will result in a class cancellation.

  • Cancellation 14 days or more prior to the start of classes: Full tuition will be reimbursed.

  • Cancellation less than 14 days or more prior to the start of classes: 50% tuition reimbursement.

  • Cancellation after the start of classes: No refund.

Questions? 

If you have any questions about our Summer Camp Program, please contact us. 

MANDATORY Emergency Contact Form

Thank you for enrolling your child(ren) in our 2022 Sumer Camp Program!  

Once you enroll your child(ren) in our program, please click on the button below to access the Emergency Contact form. ALL CAMPERS MUST HAVE A FILLED-OUT FORM BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP.

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