Summer Academy

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Ages 8-13

Several Sessions available!

Session 1: June 3-22 (waitlist)
Session 2: June 10-29 (waitlist)
Session 3: June 24-July 13 (waitlist)
Session 4: July 1-20 (waitlist)
Session 5: July 8-27 (waitlist)
Session 6: July 15-August 3 (waitlist)
Session 7: July 22-August 10 (waitlist)

Mondays-Fridays 9am-3pm
+shows on the final weekend

Extended Day until 5:00pm (see below)

$495

(payment options available)
What you need…
  • Be prepared with notebook, pencil/pen.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and shoes that will stay on. (No flip-flops.)
  • Bring a marked lunch.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

In this theatre program for ages 8-13, campers spend three weeks under the direction and attention of experienced instructor/directors on the production of a beloved classic. This year’s offering is James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl, dramatized for the stage by Richard R. George!

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! The adventure of James Henry Trotter fulfills every wild fantasy of escape and reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision we have to overcome when confronted with crises.”

The Summer Academy gives kids the experience of rehearsing and performing a professional quality play complete with sets, costumes, lighting, & public audiences (performances take place the final Friday & Saturday). Novice & experienced young actors work together, learning to use their voices & bodies as tools for artistic expression.

The Summer Academy provides a strong foundation in theatre arts while developing concentration, self reliance, and cooperation—in a fun, energetic environment filled with new friends.

Camp Sessions 2019

Each session listed below meets from 9 am to 3 pm weekdays at CTC, plus public performances on both Friday and Saturday of the final week (7:30pm evenings and matinee Saturday at 2pm). Space in the program is limited to the number of speaking roles in the play. Price for the Summer Academy is $495.

Camps do not meet July 4 (Independence Day).

Session 1 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Meg Caudill
Dates: June 3-22
Performances:
Fri June 21  @ 7:30pm
Sat June 22 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 2 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Mera Kathryn Corlett
Dates: June 10-29
Performances:
Fri June 28 @ 7:30pm
Sat June 29 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 3 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Charlie Sexton
Dates: June 24-July 13
Performances:
Fri July 12 @ 7:30pm
Sat July 13 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 4 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Heather Burns
Dates: July 1-20
Performances:
Fri July 19 @ 7:30pm
Sat July 20 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 5 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Keith McGill
Dates: July 8-27
Performances:
Fri July 26 @ 7:30pm
Sat July 27 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 6 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Jen Pennington
Dates: July 15-August 3
Performances:
Fri August 2 @ 7:30pm
Sat August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 7 (waitlist only)

Instructor: Hallie Dizdarevic
Dates: July 22-August 10
Performances:
Fri August 9 @ 7:30pm
Sat August 10 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Extended Day

Three week fee: $165 due on or before the morning of the first day of camp.
Weekly fee: $60 due on or before Monday morning of the week(s) needed.
Daily fee: $15

Extended Day (After Care) is offered Monday to Friday until 5:00pm for campers in the Summer Academy sessions.  Fees for this service are non-refundable and non-transferable (e.g., cannot be transferred to another day/week, cannot be transferred to another camper). Campers who are not picked up by 3:15pm will join the extended day group and will be charged the daily fee of $15.

Parent or guardian picking up child from Extended Day must enter the building and sign the child out before they may leave. Failure to pick up a child in Extended Day by 5:15pm will result in an additional late fee of $10.

Summer Academy Payment Options

  • Option 1 – $495.00 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $535.00 ($200 payment due with registration form ; $335.00 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $200.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to donna@CommonwealthTheatre.org seven days prior to first day of program.

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