2021 SUMMER CAMPS

2021 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.

Choose from weeklong day camps or join an extended production camp with the chance to put on a full show at the end. 

Sessions start week of June 7 and run through August 6

COVID-19 SAFETY

 

We continue our best efforts to ensure The CIVIC and our campers are protected during this time of global health emergency. The health and wellbeing of our SBCT family, including you, is at the center of our efforts at this time. Thank you for your support of South Bend Civic Theatre and your understanding. Please take care of yourselves, your families, your neighbors, and your communities.

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, 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 cancelled 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 cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • SBCT classes may not be cancelled 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.

 

June 7-11

Mixed Up Fairytales

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
GRADES K-2

Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and so much more! Watch these fairytales come to life as we meet characters from each story and see how they connect to each other. What happens if characters end up in the wrong story? Join us to find out! This high energy creative dramatics camp will teach acting skills through imaginative play.  

$150

June 14-18

Acting Skills

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
GRADES 3-5

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.  

$150

June 21-25

Exploration Station

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
GRADES K-2

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.   

$150

June 21-25

Wizarding Academy

12:30-3:30 P.M.
GRADES 3-5

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 day-to-day role playing to teach the craft of character building and development.  

$150

JuNE 28-July 2

Superhero Academy

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
GRADES K-2

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. 

$150

JuLY 5-16 (2 weeks | FULL DAY)

Alice in Wonderland: A SummerSTAGE Production Camp

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
GRADES 2-5

OUTDOORS
DIRECTED BY JOSH NAPIERKOWSKI

Play Synopsis: Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic, Alice in Wonderland follows the timeless character as she plunges down the rabbit hole. Alice suddenly finds herself immersed into a fantastical, wacky land, filled with characters who are all raving mad! 

This production camp for younger actors will culminate in a final performance of Alice in WonderlandNot 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.

$250

JuLY 5-23 (3 weeks | FULL DAY)

The Witches: A SummerSTAGE Production Camp

1 to 8 p.m.
GRADES 6-12

OUTDOORS
DIRECTED BY GrACE LAZARZ

Play Synopsis: This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel.  During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.  The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks–they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception.  Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.

This production camp for older youth actors will culminate in a final performance of The Witches.  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.

$250

JULY 19-23

Movement and Dance for Young Actors

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
GRADES 5-8

 

What we see onstage is physical – facial expressions, gestures, blocking and choreography.  This movement-focused camp offers an exploration of how to tell a story without words. Through movement activities and acting exercises we will bring fullness and presence into our culminating performance. Spatial exploration, breath work, group work, and improvisational movement will guide character development discovery in this camp that’s all about intuition/instinct, collaboration, and building confidence through movement.

$150

JULY 26-30

Triple Threat Broadway Bootcamp

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
GRADES 6-12

 

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.

$250

AUGUST 2-6

Improv Skills

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
GRADES 3-6

 

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!

$150

AUGUST 2-6

Improv Skills

12:30 TO 3:30 p.m.
GRADES 7-12

 

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!

$150

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