CAMPS

SUMMER CAMPS

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

 

SummerStage 2024

The SummerStage production camp for younger actors is a full day, two-week camp which culminates in a fully produced performance. Not 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.

SummerStage SESSION 1, Journey to Oz, June 17 - 28 | 2-12 Grade

SummerStage SESSION : Journey to OZ

June 17-28 9:00am-3:00pm {$350.00} | 2-12 Grade

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Performances:

Friday, June 28 @ 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 29 @ 10:00 am & 12:30 pm

Location: Warner Studio Theatre

JOURNEY TO OZ

A fun reimagining of Frank Baum’s timeless classic, “The Wizard of Oz” created specifically for the South Bend Civic Theatre. Journey with Dorothy as she makes a magical trip through the Land of Oz. Meeting friends and foes, Dorothy must find her way to the wizard and figure out how to get home!

SummerStage SESSION 2, PINOCCHIO, July 8 - 19 | k-2, 3-12 Grades

SummerStage SESSION 2: Pinocchio July 8 – 19

July 8-19 9:00am-12:00pm {$250.00} | K-2 Grade     
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July 8-19 9:00am-3:00pm {$350.00} | 3-12 Grade
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Performances:
Friday, July 19 @ 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 am & 12:30 pm

Location: Warner Studio Theatre

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

The beloved tale of Pinocchio follows the adventures of a puppet, carved from a stick of wood by Gepetto, the lonely toymaker. Follow Pinocchio on his journey as he discovers what it takes to become a real boy after many trials and tribulations.

SBCT’s Youth 1-week Summer Camps are designed to mold the next generation of theatre professionals and enthusiasts in a guided, dynamic, studio-style setting with professional instruction to inspire curiosity and creativity.. Whether you are new to the stage or a seasoned pro, there is something for EVERYONE at SBCT!

SESSION 1 | JUNE 10 - JUNE 14

Superhero Academy | K-2nd Grade | June 10-14 | 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00}

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. 

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Broadway Skills (Musical Theatre Workshop) | 3rd-5th Grade | June 10-14 | 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00}

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. 

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SESSION 2 | JUNE 17 - JUNE 21

Wizarding Academy | K-2 Grade | June 17-21 | 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00}

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. 

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Wizarding Academy | 3rd-5th Grade | June 17-21 | 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00}

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. 

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Improv Skills | 3rd-6th Grade | June 17-21 | 12:30pm-3:30pm {$175.00}

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!

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SESSION 3 | JUNE 24 - JUNE 28

Broadway Skills: (Musical Theatre Workshop | 6th-12th Grade | June 24-28 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00} 

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!

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SESSION 4 | JULY 22 - July 26

Mo Willems | k-2nd Grade | July 22-July 26 | 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00}

Would YOU let the Pigeon drive the bus? Join us each week as we dive into a new book featuring the beloved literary characters of Mo Willems. In this high energy creative dramatics we will explore the dynamic vocal and physical world of Ducklings, Pigeons, Elephants, Piggies, Monsters, and more! All while building reading comprehension, memorization skills, and stage presence. Students will focus on voice and movement through mask work, imaginative play, and story dramatization. 

WARNING: This class could contain too much laughter!

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SESSION 5 | JULY 31 - AUGUST 4

Improv Skills | 5th-8th Grade | July 29-August 2 | 9:00am-12:00pm {$175.00} 

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!

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Improv Skills | 9th-12th Grade | July 29-August 2 | 12:30pm-3:30pm {$175.00} 

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!

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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 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.
  • 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 becomes a credit, which you may use towards future classes or camps which must be used through the end of the calendar year in which it was processed.
  • 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 necessarily be canceled on days that area schools are closed due to weather conditions. SBCT will make a cancellation determination no-less than 2-hours prior to the start of a class. SBCT will notify all class participants via email if classes are canceled due to inclement weather.

 

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