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 12 – JUNE 16

JUNE 12 – JUNE 16 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

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 12 – JUNE 16 | 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 19 – JUNE 23

JUNE 19 – JUNE 23 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Wizarding Academy

GRADES K – 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

JUNE 19 – JUNE 23 | 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 3| JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

JUNE 26 – JUNE 30 | 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Broadway Skills (Musical Theatre Workshop)

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!

$175

SESSION 4| JULY 10 – JULY 29

JULY 28 – JULY 29 

SummerStage Performance Camp

GRADES  2 – 12 

PERFORMANCES: FRIDAY, JULY 28 @ 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm | SATURDAY, JULY 29 @ 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Warner Studio Theatre / Wilson Auditorium

This production camp for younger actors will culminate in a final performanceNot 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. Actors will audition for both shows on the first day of camp and will be cast in either “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone”, OR “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”.

Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone
By: Dean O’Carroll
Presented in the Warner Studio Theatre
When Sally falls asleep while reading books about a certain juvenile wizard, she dreams that she is a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. There she meets Headmaster Albatross Underdrawers, Gamekeeper Ruebenon Ryebread, and Professor Shiftia Shape. But danger is lurking, and it’s up to Sally and her new friends Dave and Harmonica to defeat the schemes of the evil Lord Murderdeath. Will she become the hero like the one in her favorite series? And who is the mysterious Censor who keeps rewriting the story as it goes along?

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
By: Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Presented in the Wilson Auditorium
This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

 

$350

SESSION 5| JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

JULY 31 – AUGUST 4 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Improv Skills

GRADES  5TH – 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

JULY 31 – AUGUST 4 | 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. 

PLEASE READ AND FILL OUT FORM!

Thank you for enrolling your child(ren) in our 2023 Summer Camp Program!  

Below is a link that needs to be filled out before the first day of camp. 

You will receive a reminder email the Friday before camp starts. 

Please complete the emergency contact form here: 

If you have any questions please reach out to our education team at education@sbct.org

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