GREAT Summer Camp offerings this year include programs for 4-year-olds through high school seniors! 

NEW THIS YEAR: Camp ages are determined by grades students are ENTERING in the fall.
For example, if a student just finished 1st grade, they are considered a rising 2nd grader and may sign up for camps that say "2nd grade."

2019 Summer Theatre Camp Registration Dates
March 18th at 9am - Early access: GREAT Donors ($50+ Annually)
March 19th at 9am - Early access: GREAT Season Subscribers
March 20th at 9am - Registration open to everyone
March 21st at 9am - Pay-What-You-Can scholarship registration begins

Access link for early registration will be emailed one week prior to registration date to those who qualify. 

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Performance Camps

MINI-PLAYERS

Is your young performer ready for a role in a play? Have they started to learn to read? Then this is the camp for them! Students will experience auditions (everyone gets a role!), practicing, memorizing, wearing a costume, and performing for their family on the last day. Watch out, as they may catch the “theatre bug!”

SNOW WHITE AND THE 14 DWARFS – 1st & 2nd GRADE
$105 // 9:00 AM-12:00 PM // 11:00 AM Performance

M2C1 - June 3-7 @ Cathedral High School
M2S2 - June 10-14 @ Sartell High School
M2A3 - June 17-21 @ Albany High School
M2R4 - June 24-28 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
M2C5 - July 8-12 @ Cathedral High School
M2G6 - July 15-19 @ College of Saint Benedict
M2B7 - July 22-26 @ Becker Little Theatre
M2N8 - July 29-Aug 2 @  Annandale High School
M2M9 - Aug 5-9 @ Melrose High School

 

ROBIN HOOD – 2nd & 3rd GRADE
$130 // 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM // 3:30 PM Performance

M1S1 - June 3-7 @ Sartell High School
M1R2 - June 10-14 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
M1W3 - June 17-21 @ Waters Church Sartell
M1C4 - June 24-28 @ Cathedral High School
M1H5 - July 8-12 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
M1R6 - July 15-19 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
M1SM8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Sartell Middle School 

  

PLAY-IN-A-WEEK

Every student is a star! Students will be immersed in the production process, from auditions (everyone gets a role!) to performing a full play with costumes and lights, all on a real stage. Building stage skills like volume, articulation, characterization, confidence, and dramatic expression, they will amaze you with what they can do in a week! 

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON – 3rd thru 8th GRADE
$130 // 12:30 PM-4:30 PM // 3:30 PM Performance

P2C1 - June 3-7 @ Cathedral High School
P2S2 - June 10-14 @ Sartell High School
P2A3 - June 17-21 @ Albany High School
P2R4 - June 24-28 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
P2C5 - July 8-12 @ Cathedral High School
P2G6 - July 15-19 @ College of Saint Benedict
P2B7 - July 22-26 @ Becker Little Theatre
P2N8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Annandale High School 
P2M9 - Aug 5-9 @ Melrose High School

 

NARNIA – 4th thru 9th GRADE
$200 // 9:00 AM-4:00 PM // 3:00 PM Performance

P1C2 - June 10-14 @ Cathedral High School
P1R3 - June 17-21 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
P1S4 - June 24-28 @ Sartell High School
P1R5 - July 8-12 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
P1C6 - July 15-19 @ Cathedral High School
P1S7 - July 22-26 @ Sartell High School
P1R8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School 

  

MUSICAL-IN-A-WEEK

Love to act, sing, and dance? Then get ready to create a full musical performance, from auditions (everyone gets a role!) to choreography, to singing, to performing songs, scenes, and dances based on the title, all on a real stage. This all-day camp will build musical theatre skills including acting, movement, and vocals, and each student gets a to wear a real microphone for the final performance. 

ANNIE KIDS – 3rd thru 8th GRADE
$220 // 9:00 AM-4:00 PM // 3:00 PM Performance

A1G2 - June 10-14 @ College of Saint Benedict
A1P3 - June 17-21 @ Paramount/Studios
A1B4 - June 24-28 @ Becker Little Theatre
A1S5 - July 8-12 @ Sartell High School
A1P6 - July 15-19 @ Paramount/Studios
A1R7 - July 22-26 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
A1W8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Waters Church Sartell

 

DISNEY’S ALADDIN KIDS – 4th thru 9th GRADE
$220 // 9:00 AM-4:00 PM // 3:00 PM Performance

A2R1 - June 3-7 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
A2S3 - June 17-21 @ Sartell High School
A2P5 - July 8-12 @ Paramount/Studios
A2P7 - July 22-26 @ Paramount/Studios

 

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR – 5th thru 10th GRADE
$220 // 9:00 AM-4:00 PM // 3:00 PM Performance

A3A2 - June 10-14 @ Albany High School
A3P4 - June 24-28 @ Paramount/Studios
A3S6 - July 15-19 @ Sartell High School
A3P8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Paramount/Studios 


 

THEATRE PROCESS CAMPS

PLAY WRITING – 5th thru 9th GRADE
$150 // 12:30 PM-4:30 PM // 4:00 PM Showcase
Love to write and create characters? Our weekly theme will inspire us to create an original play! This camp is about the process of playwriting and will end with a final showcase of our young playwrights' work. 

Playwriting: DC vs. Marvel
W1H2 - June 10-14 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

Playwriting: Harry Potter Hogwarts
W2C3 - June 17-21 @ Cathedral High School

Playwriting: Choose Your Own Adventure
W3H6 - July 15-19 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

COMEDY & IMPROV INTENSIVE – 9th thru 12th GRADE
$180 // 9:00 AM-4:00 PM // 3:00 PM Performance
This all day camp begins with the basics of improvisation and sketch writing and culminates with a performance of short form improv scenes and sketches written by campers. By the end of the week campers will have learned the teamwork necessary for successful improvisation and sketch writing, as well as a strong grasp of comedic structure and performance techniques.

C1H9 - Aug 5-9 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

 

GODSPELL JR TEEN INTENSIVE – 7th thru 12th GRADE
$400 // M-F 9:00 AM-4:00 PM // 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM Performances

Is your teenager ready for the next musical challenge? This two-week teen intensive musical is for the student who has some theatre experience and wants to dive deeper into musical theatre. Students will spend time working on vocals, movement, and acting in preparation for a fully staged production at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre with lights, set, costumes, and their amazing skills.

ZH34 - June 17-21 & June 24-28 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

 

MUSICAL THEATRE: HAMILTON – 8th thru 12th GRADE
$180 // 12:30 PM-4:30 PM // 4:00 PM Showcase
Join us in "the room where it happened" as students explore the musical styles of one of the most thrilling musicals of the decade, HAMILTON! Students will learn songs from the show, as well as choreography, and will spend the week developing singing, dancing, and acting skills.

H1C7 - July 22-26 @ Cathedral High School
H1C8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Cathedral High School
 

INTRO TO SEWING – 5th thru 8th GRADE
$35 // 9:00 AM-12:00 PM // Two day camp, no performance
Want to learn how to sew? Our costumer will work with students on building basic skills as they complete a beginning sewing project in our costume shop. 

D2H5 - July 8 & 9 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Costume Shop
D2H6 - July 10 & 11 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Costume Shop

 

SCSU/GREAT LANGUAGE CAMP: SECRET LIFE OF PETS – 5th thru 9th GRADE
$100 // 9:00 AM-1:30 PM // 1:30 PM Performance
Students with social, language, or communication difficulties (including social anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, or language or learning disability) will create their own Secret Life of Pets movie adventure! Students will learn acting techniques, develop narrative language skills, and practice social skills. By the end of the week, campers will create a performance of two short plays that will premiere for family and friends on Friday. Produced in partnership with the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at St. Cloud State University, we will have licensed and experienced professionals with experience in theatre, autism, and speech/language who facilitate activities. Please contact us with any questions about if this camp is appropriate for your child.

D1H8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre


 

IMAGINATION PLAYTIME CAMPS

From a shy child to a born performer, theatre is for everyone! Imaginative play takes center stage as students explore creative drama activities based on their weekly theme through movement, song, and games. In a classroom setting this class includes an introduction to theatre skills, script reading, and a special final sharing time on the last day with their family.

FUN ON THE FARM - 4 & 5 YEAR OLDS
$105 // 9:00 AM-12:00 PM // 11:30 AM sharing time

IFR2 - June 10-14 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
IFW3 - June 17-21 @ Waters Church Sartell
IFC4 - June 24-28 @ Cathedral High School
IFH5 - July 8-12 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
IFR6 - July 15-19 @ Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School

SCOOBY DOO - 4 & 5 YEAR OLDS
$45 // 9:00 AM-10:00 AM // 9:30 AM sharing time
ISS1 - June 3-7 @ Sartell High School
ISSM8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Sartell Middle School 

 

STAR WARS: PLAYTIME AWAKENS – K & 1ST GRADE
$55 // 10:15 AM-11:45 AM // 11:15 AM sharing time

IPS1 - June 3-7 @ Sartell High School 
IPSM8 - July 29-Aug 2 @ Sartell Middle School

JUNIE B. JONES – K & 1ST GRADE
$105 // 9:00 AM-12:00 PM // 11:30 AM sharing time

IJH2- June 10-14 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
IJC3 - June 17-21 @ Cathedral High School
IJSM4 - June 24-28 @ Sartell Middle School
IJSM5 - July 8-12 @ Sartell Middle School
IJH6 - July 15-19 @ Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
IJC7 - July 22-26 @  Cathedral High School
IJC8 - July 29-Aug 2  @ Cathedral High School 
 

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"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!" 

 
Special thanks to each of our summer camp partners:
Albany High School
Annandale High School
Becker High School 
Cathedral High School 
College of Saint Benedict 
Melrose High School 
Paramount Center for the Arts
Sartell High School
Sartell Middle School 
Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School
The Waters Church
 
Thanks to our scholarship donors and the Judi Newstrom Memorial Scholarship fund for making camp accessible for all.

CANCELLATION 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.

  • There is a $5 fee to switch camps