Confidence. Creativity. Connections.
These are just a few of the positives that families report seeing in their children after attending GREAT Summer Camps.
Camps are designed to meet the needs of each individual participant whether they are a seasoned performer or someone stepping on stage for the first time. With a renewed focus on process and skill development, additional intensive opportunities, new stories as well as past favorites, we are excited to offer a thrilling experience for all of our young theatre artists.
Welcome back to a summer of creating, playing, learning, and fun!
We are committed to the safety of our campers, teaching artists, and families. GREAT will continue to follow MDH and CDC guidelines effective at the time camp occurs. As of right now, that means masks will not be required
BUILD CONFIDENCE. MAKE ART.
BE CREATIVE. MEET NEW FRIENDS. HAVE FUN. PLAY. BE GREAT.
These camps have been a great experience to help my children open up and express themselves, connect to the community, grow as people, and find talents they didn’t know they had!
My son’s connection to GREAT Theatre has changed his life and opened him up to new friendships and experiences that he could never get anywhere else.
“This was an exceptional way for my son to spend a week of his summer vacation. It has given him increased confidence!”
“Another GREAT Theatre camp! My son can’t wait until next summer. He was so sad when it was all over!”
“Your programs generosity with scholarships means the world to our family!”
2023 Summer Theatre Camp Schedule
Check back soon for more information about our 2023 Summer Camp schedule!
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Camp dates, times and locations subject to change.
Our full registration fee represents the amount that it costs GREAT to bring theatre camps to our community. To make sure that every student has access to the transformative power of theatre camp, we offer a pick-your-price registration option that is available to each and every family. Scholarships are confidential and available for every camp, in every location, every week in limited quantities.
When pick-your-price scholarship registration opens, you’ll be asked to fill out the pick-your-price scholarship form indicating your top three camp choices (specific camp, week, and location) as well as the amount you plan to pay towards the registration fee. Recipients make some payment towards the class, but the amount is up to the individual family. We will process your request and you’ll receive a confirmation of your registration along with a link to make your payment online. Payments must be received at least two weeks prior to when the camp begins. Register now. Pay later!
GREAT Theatre is able to provide educational programming and continue supporting families, teaching artists, and our partner locations through class registration fees and the generosity of donors.
Thank you to our past 2022 camp sponsor:
Cancellation, Refund, & Transfer Policy
- There is a 20% administrative fee for cancellations; must give 2 weeks advance notice.
- There are no refunds for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the start of camp.
- Students may transfer camp sessions (based on availability) 2+ weeks before a class begins. Class transfers requested less than two weeks before a class begins may not be accommodated. If camp registration fees are not equal, any cost difference must be paid at the time of transfer.
- Refunds will be considered for students with COVID-19 symptoms.
If GREAT cancels a camp for ANY reason prior to the camp starting, you may join a different class or receive a full refund.
We will follow all current CDC and MDH guidelines regarding decisions for how camp proceeds if there are positive tests or potential exposures. In the event of a cancellation or exposure you will be alerted via text and email. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case within a camp that requires it to be cancelled, a prorated refund will be issued.
No Tree Nuts / No Peanuts
To ensure the safety of all of our campers, we have a strict no-nut policy for both peanuts and tree-nuts (including hazelnut products such as Nutella).
Electronic Device Policy
To encourage our value of ensemble and relationship building, cellphones and other electronic devices are not to be used during camp (including breaks). If brought to camp, they should be kept on silent and in a bag. GREAT is not responsible for lost, broken, or stolen belongings. Parents are welcome to call GREAT Theatre at 320.258.2787 if they need to contact their student(s).
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
In consideration of our staff members and to ensure safety of all campers, GREAT asks that campers be dropped-off for class no earlier than 10 minutes before camp start time. Campers must be picked-up for class no later than 5 minutes after camp end time. GREAT reserves the right to charge families a fee of $1 per minute for late pick-ups.
For the safety of all campers – parents, caregivers, family members (including siblings), and friends are not able to observe/sit-in on camp. Our camps and intensives are designed for student participation, and we find that students focus better and participate more fully when family members are not in the room. Family members and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend the sharing/performance/showcase on the final day of camp!
GREAT Child Safety Policy
It is the policy of the GREAT to ensure all youth are safeguarded from physical, sexual and emotional harm while taking part. GREAT requires that all staff, instructor, volunteer, production staff and other paid or voluntary helpers working with young people follow the following policy set out below.
GREAT Theatre is committed to valuing each young person, irrespective of sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, abilities, or background. We are a safe space for all.
Please read our complete Child Safety Policy here.
Camp Locations and Directions
With 14 locations spanning every neighborhood in central Minnesota, GREAT Theatre is around every corner.
Special thanks to each of our 2022 summer camp partners:
Albany High School
Blattner Energy Arts Theatre (BEAT)
30 Forest Ave
Enter at the BEAT main entrance. Door 36
Becker High School – Small Theatre
12000 Hancock St SE
Becker, MN 55308
Cathedral High School – Holy Angels Theater
312 7th Ave N
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Enter door #20 -main entrance. Free parking in school lot.
College of Saint Benedict – Gorecki Theatre
CSB Benedicta Arts Center
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Enter in door west side of building near parking lot 6
Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
GREAT World Headquarters
710 Sundial Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387
Next to Crafts Direct – enter through Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre door on south side of building
Melrose High School
546 North 5th Ave E
Melrose, MN 56352
Enter through Door #13
GREAT Studios // Paramount Theatre
Monday-Thursday // rehearsal at GREAT Studios. 919 W St. Germain St., St. Cloud. 3rd floor.
Friday // rehearsal and performance at the Paramount Theatre, 913 W St. Germain St., St. Cloud
Sartell Middle School
748 7th St N
Sartell, MN 56377
Enter South Door and meet in room 830
Sartell Outdoor Community Center
850 19th Street South
Sartell, MN 56377
Meet by the marquee/GREAT sign in front of the building.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
901 1 St S
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Enter door #26 (left side of Community Arts Center). Free parking in school lot.
Stearns History Museum
235 S 33rd Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Tech High School
4200 33rd St S
St Cloud, MN 56301
Enter door #2