CIVIC SUMMER CAMPS
Kids Summer Camp

CREATIVE DRAMATICS | K-2nd Grade

Creative Drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children.  Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre.  

April 1 – April 6 | 9:00 am – 3:00pm

Spring Break Camp

GRADES 3 – 12th

Performances:

Friday, April 5 @ 7:00 pm in the Warner Theatre at SBCT

Saturday, April 6 @ 11:00 am & 1:00 pm in the Leighton Auditorium of the SJCPL

The Spring Break production camp is a full day, one-week camp which culminates in a fully produced performance. This camp will give students who are interested in theatre, design, art, and engineering the experience of building and producing a show in a short timeframe. The camp is perfect for students that like being on stage as well as those that want to work behind the scenes.They will get an intensive, hands-on design and performance experience where they will join live theatre, shadow puppetry and film to create an original theatre piece and make great friends while doing so.

The Queen of the Flowers

This original telling of the classic fairytale brings to life the characters of the natural world. The Queen of the flowers brings together all her garden creatures one Spring night to hold a trial to decide which creatures will be allowed to gather nectar and which will not be welcome in the garden. Through shadow puppetry, film and live performance, this story comes to life, showing us the importance of environmental care and our connections to the world around us.

To be added to the waitlist for a sold out camp, email: education@sbct.org

$250

Apr 13 – May 18 | Sat | 9:00-10:30am

Jump Off the Page!

GRADES K – 2nd

Skills Focused: Acting, Devising, Improv, & Memorization

“If you are a dreamer, come in.” Poetry is a powerful way to improve literacy as well as a way for young actors to express their emotions. Join us on a six week journey through some of Shel Silverstein’s most treasured works as we bring his poetry to the stage. This production class for younger actors will culminate in a final performance. Not only will students 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.This class culminates in a performance at the end of the class.

$200

THEATRE BASICS | 3rd-5th Grade

Theatre Basics builds on the imaginative foundation solidified in the Creative Dramatics curriculum. Classes introduce fundamental stage technique and the vocabulary required for success on the stage.

The SBCT faculty works together to develop an integrated curriculum teaching classes in an assortment of subjects which give an in-depth understanding to the craft of theatre.

Apr 13 – May 18 | Sat |9:00-10:30am

Jump Off the Page! 

GRADES  K – 4TH

Skills Focused: Acting, Devising, Improv, & Memorization 

“If you are a dreamer, come in.” Poetry is a powerful way to improve literacy as well as a way for young actors to express their emotions. Join us on a six week journey through some of Shel Silverstein’s most treasured works as we bring his poetry to the stage. This production class for younger actors will culminate in a final performance. Not only will students 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.
This class culminates in a performance at the end of the class.

$200

CIVIC COMPANY | Grades 5-12 

We created the Company to train students to fully immerse and prepare the next generation of well-rounded actors. We provide in-depth classes in a variety of theatre arts, each taught by diverse instructors including working professionals to award-winning educators. With the new year of company we have fully embraced the power of social opportunities to engage students in our five C’s: Creativity, Curiosity, Compassion, Civility, and Collaboration. The SBCT faculty works together to develop an integrated curriculum teaching classes in an assortment of subjects which give an in-depth understanding to the craft of theatre.

Feb 18 – May 25 | Sun | 2:30-4:00pm

Jr Company 

GRADES  5TH – 8TH

Workshops led by working, industry professionals, and award-winning artists.

Participation in the Winter & Spring Showcases. 

  •  Spring: May 25 (1:00pm)

Trip to a professional regional production

  •  Little Women (Morris Performing Arts) Sunday, Apr. 28

Social-team building excursions

  • Industry inspired team building exercises that teach students how to navigate and succeed in the industry.

Civic Youth Performance Troupe

  • Jr Company and Company Members will be eligible to audition for the 2023/24 Civic Youth Performance Troupe on February 17, 2024 @ 10:00am. This pre-professional/collegiate troupe is the premiere group that performs for different community engagement opportunities throughout the year. This leadership program highlights: intro to the industry, resume crafting, audition technique, and choreography/voice training for musical theatre. 
  • Rehearsals for this troupe will be held on Saturdays (10:00am-12:00PM) during the school year with additional performing opportunities TBD. Involvement in the Civic Youth Performance Troupe requires Jr/Company registration and is at no additional cost.  Students may opt to only participate in the performance troupe, but are eligible to also participate in the Sunday workshops with the Jr/Company.

$550

Feb 18 – May 25| Sun | 4:00-5:30pm

Company 

GRADES  9TH – 12TH

Workshops led by working, industry professionals, and award-winning artists.

Participation in the Winter & Spring Showcases. 

  •  Spring: May 25 (1:00pm)

Trip to a professional regional production

  •  Little Women (Morris Performing Arts) Sunday, Apr. 28

Social-team building excursions

  • Industry inspired team building exercises that teach students how to navigate and succeed in the industry.

Civic Youth Performance Troupe

  • Jr Company and Company Members will be eligible to audition for the 2023/24 Civic Youth Performance Troupe on February 17, 2024 @ 10:00am. This pre-professional/collegiate troupe is the premiere group that performs for different community engagement opportunities throughout the year. This leadership program highlights: intro to the industry, resume crafting, audition technique, and choreography/voice training for musical theatre. 
  • Rehearsals for this troupe will be held on Saturdays (10:00am-12:00PM) during the school year with additional performing opportunities TBD. Involvement in the Civic Youth Performance Troupe requires Jr/Company registration and is at no additional cost.  Students may opt to only participate in the performance troupe, but are eligible to also participate in the Sunday workshops with the Jr/Company.

    $550

    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.

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    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

    Thank you again