Let them act like a kid!
For the last fifteen years thousands of kids have enjoyed starring on stage in a GREAT Summer Camp. The kids like the instructors, meeting new friends and all the fun that goes with performing. The parents like the safe, rewarding environment for youth to explore theatre and build life skills. But every summer the best part is when they get up on the stage at the end of the week for their performance of for sharing time. They’re having so much fun!
Through dramatic play, children develop their imagination, build self esteem and confidence. Kinderplay camps feature creative movement, crafts and literature-based activities. There will be a camper sharing time with family on the last day!
Go, Dog. Go!
Get ready to zoom, race and fly with all the dogs as they go, go, go!
FULL – June 9-13, 9-9:55am, SHS
K1B3 – June 23-27, 9-9:55am, BHS
K1K4 – July 7-11, 9-9:55am, KCS
Five Little Monkeys
What happens when too many monkeys jump on the bed? Only one way to find out – get jumping!
FULL – July 7-11, 9-9:55am, SRMS
FULL – July 14-18, 9-9:55am, WES
K2T7 – July 28-Aug 1, 9-9:55am, TES
Los Tres Cerdos – The Three Little Pigs
The classic story of the three little pigs as read in English and Spanish. Join the big, bad wolf as he huffs and puffs his way through the pigs houses.
K3D2 – June 16-20, 9-9:55am, DES
FULL – July 14-18, 9-9:55am, SHS
FULL – July 21-25, 9-9:55am, OES
Explorers develop their creativity and self-expression through a wide-range of imaginative theatrical experiences. Explorer camps feature drama exploration, crafts and theatre games. There will be a camper sharing time with family on the last day!
Scooby Doo Mysteries
Everyone's favorite canine detective needs your help to help solve some mysteries! So grab some scooby snacks and get ready for some fun!
FULL – June 9-13, 10-11:25am, SHS
FULL – June 16-20, 9-10:25am, SRMS
FULL – June 23-27, 10-11:25am, BHS
FULL – July 7-11, 10-11:25am, KCS
FULL – July 21-25, 9-10:25am, SRMS
5 little monkeys and Curious George will help you jump, swing and monkey your way to this super fun week of camp.
E2R2 – June 16-20, 10:30-11:55am, SRMS
E2D3 – June 23-27, 9-10:25am, DES
E2R4 – July 7-11, 10-11:25am, SRMS
FULL – July 14-18, 10-11:25am, WES
E2R6 – July 21-25, 10:30-11:55am, SRMS
E2T7 – July 28-Aug 1, 10-11:25am, TES
Anasi the African Spider
That tricky spider is at it again. Get ready for some mischief with these super fun tales from the trickster spider.
E3D2 – June 16-20, 10-11:25am, DES
E3D3 – June 23-27, 10:30-11:55am, DES
FULL – July 14-18, 10-11:25am, SHS
E3O6 – July 21-25, 10-11:25am, OES
This mini-play-in-a-week camp is specially designed for aspiring young actors. Students will experience auditions, practicing, memorizing and performing in costume for their friends and family on the last day of camp. Being able to read makes this camp a lot more fun! If your child is not yet reading, we recommend giving explorer theatre a try.
Snow White and the Fourteen Dwarfs
This timeless tale is great fun for everyone. Follow Snow White as she meets the Dwarfs and defeats the evil Queen.
M1R1 – June 9-13, 9:30-11:45am,SRMS
M1B2 – June 16-20, 9:30-11:45am, BHS
FULL – June 23-17, 9:30-11:45am, CHS
FULL – July 7-11, 9:30-11:45am, SHS
FULL – July 14-18, 9:30-11:45am, SRMS
M1A6 – July 21-25, 9:00-11:15am, AHS
M1C7 – July 28-Aug 1, 9:30-11:45am, CHS
M1M8 – Aug 4-8, 9:30-11:45am, MHS
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The sheep and the wolves take center stage in this funny take on the classic story.
M2C1 – June 9-13, 9:30-11:45am, CHS
M2S2 – June 16-20, 9:30-11:45am, SHS
M2R3 – June 23-27, 9:30-11:45am, SRMS
M2R4 – July 7-11, 12:30-2:45pm, SRMS
M2C5 – July 14-18, 9:30-11:45am, CHS
M2S6 – July 21-25, 9:30-11:45am, SHS
M2C8 – Aug 4-8, 9:30-11:45am, CHS
The Wizard of Oz
Follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City in this classic tale. Join the Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion as they help Dorothy defeat the Wicked Witch and learn that there is no place like home.
FULL – July 7-11, 9:30-11:45am, CHS
FULL – July 14-18, 12:30-2:45pm, SHS
FULL – July 28-Aug 1, 9:30-11:45am, CSB
FULL – Aug 4-8, 9:30-11:45am, SRMS
Developing actors will be immersed in the production process from auditions to performing. Every actor receives lines to memorize as they work on dramatic expression, volume, movement and theatrical techniques to create their very own performance for family and friends.
Lots of action and adventure await in this classic story from J.R.R. Tolkien. Join Blibo, Gandalf and the 13 Dwarfs as they battle trolls, goblins and the dragon Smaug.
FULL – June 9-13, 12:30-4:30pm, SHS
P1R2 – June 16-20, 12:30-4:30pm, SRMS
FULL – June 23-27, 12:30-4:30pm, BHS
P1C4 – July 7-11, 12:30-4:30pm, CHS
P1R5 – July 14-18, 12:30-4:30pm, SRMS
P1S6 – July 21-25, 12:30-4:30pm, SHS
P1J7 – July 28-Aug 1, 12:30-4:30pm, CSB
P1M8 – Aug 4-8, 12:30-4:30pm, MHS
Rapunzel’s Hairy Tale
The story of Rapunzel gets turned on it's head in this retelling of the classic tale. This hilarious script will have actors and audience alike, smiling and laughing.
P2R1 – June 9-13, 12:30-4:30pm, SRMS
P2B2 – June 16-20, 12:30-4:30pm, BHS
FULL – June 23-27, 12:30-4:30pm, CHS
FULL – July 7-11, 12:30-4:30pm, SHS
P2C5 – July 14-18, 12:30-4:30pm, CHS
P2A6 – July 21-25, 12:00-4:00, AHS
P2C7 – July 28-Aug 1, 12:30-4:30pm, CHS
P2R8 – Aug 4-8, 12:30-4:30pm, SRMS
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Will you survive the tour through Willy Wonka's chocolate factory? All the wonder and fun of this classic story comes to life on stage.
P3C1 – June 9-13, 12:30-4:30pm, CHS
FULL – June 16-20, 12:30-4:30pm, SHS
P3R3 – June 23-27, 12:30-4:30pm, SRMS
P3R6 – July 21-25, 12:30-4:30pm, SRMS
P3C8 – Aug 4-8, 12:30-4:30pm, CHS
Experienced actors will get a chance to challenge themselves with this hilarious tale from Shakespeare. Love, twins, disguises and pranks combine to make one very funny script. The script will be edited for length, but Shakespeare’s beautiful language will remain the same. Full costumes will be provided with help from the Costume Class for the final performance.
Twelfth NightP4J2 – June 16-20, 9:30-4:00pm, CSB
*See Ages Below
Students work to prepare a musical performance from auditions to performances (and all the vocal work, acting and choreography in between.) This special all-day class will broaden the acting, singing and dancing skills of campers as they prepare for a final performance for family and friends. Each student will wear one of GREAT’s mainstage headset microphones on the final performance.
Annie (ages 8-16)
It's a hard knock life! All your favorite songs are here in this heartfelt and uplifting musical.
FULL – June 9-13, 9-4:00pm, GREAT Studios
FULL – July 21-25, 9-4:00pm, CHS
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. (ages 8-16)
All your favorite songs and characters are here as we dive under the sea into this story of friendship and true love.
A2S3 – June 23-27, 9-4:00pm, SHS
FULL - Aug 4-8, 9-4:00pm, GREAT Studios
Disney’s Mary Poppins (ages 8-16)
Join Mary Poppins as she takes us on a magical adventure. A fun and fast paced story - you might even say this musical is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
FULL – July 7-11, 9-4:00pm, GREAT Studios
A3R7 – July 28-Aug 1, 9-4:00pm, SRMS
Hairspray (ages 10-18)
Welcome to the 60s! Get ready to dance and sing the summer away with the nicest kids in town!
FULL – June 16-20, 9-4:00pm, GREAT Studios
FULL – July 14-18, 9-4:00pm, GREAT Studios
BEHIND THE SCENES CLASSES
This class will explore the world of costume design and building. Students will work on designing and building costumes for Twelfth Night in the GREAT Costume Shop.
T1J2 – June 17-18, Noon-4:00pm, GREAT Studios
Technical Theatre Class
This class will explore the world of lighting and sound. Students will get to work hands on by focusing, hanging and changing lighting equipment, as well as operating the sound and light board for Twelfth Night's final performance.
T2J2 – June 19, 9:30-2:00,
June 20, 9:30-4:00, CSB
GREAT Summer Camp Locations
SHS - Sartell High School
SRMS – Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
CHS – Cathedral High School
BHS – Becker High School
AHS – Annandale High School
MHS – Melrose High School
CSB – College of Saint Benedict – Coleman Theater
GREAT Studios – Rehearsal at GREAT Studios, Performance at Paramount Theatre
DES – Discovery Elementary School
KCS – Kennedy Community School
WES – Westwood Elementary School
OES – Oak Hill Community School
TES – Talahi Community School
Click here for directions to locations.
CANCELLATION & CLASS CHANGES:
There will be a fee of $5.00 for each switched camp. Cancellations may be made up to two weeks prior to the start of camp, subject to a 20% cancellation penalty. No refunds will be made within two weeks prior to the start of camp.
NEW - Scholarship Application
Click here to Apply for a Summer Camp Scholarship. Limited Availability.
For best availability, we recommend applying for a summer camp scholarship at least a week before Summer Camp Registration begins on Wednesday February 19th. Applications may take up to a week to process. Please call (320) 258-2787 with questions. You must apply first to be considered for a summer camp scholarship.*
*Please Note: Scholarships are unavailable at our Annandale summer camp location.