2018 summer theatre camps

Please see below for more information about our over 100 summer camps for ages three through eighteen. Parents love our safe and rewarding environment for their kids to explore theatre, build lifelong skills, and the opportunity to meet friends and mentors that extend far beyond the stage. And, it's the most fun they'll have indoors this summer!

Registration begins March 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM. Camps have limited spots available and fill up quickly, so register early. 

Register online at GreatTheatre.org, by phone at 320.258.2787, or in person at GREAT World Headquarters, 710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, 56387.


performance camps

MINI PLAYERS

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

New! We've added thirty minutes per day to this camp.

Wizard of Oz // ages 6, 7 & 8 // $90
June 4-8 |  M1S1 |  9AM-12PM |  Sartell High School
June 11-15 |  M1R2 |  9AM-12PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
June 18-22 |  M1C3 |  9AM-12PM |  Cathedral High School
June 25-29 |  M1S4 |  9AM-12PM |  Sartell High School
July 9-13 |  M1R5 |  9AM-12PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
July 16-20 |  M1B6 |  9AM-12PM  |  Becker High School
July 23-27 |  M1S7  |  9AM-12PM |  Sartell High School
July 30-Aug 3 |  M1M8 |  9AM-12PM |  Melrose High School
Aug 6-10 | M1N9 | 9AM-12PM | Annandale High School 

Charlotte’s Web // ages 6, 7 & 8 // $90
June 4-8 |  M2R1 |  9AM-12PM  |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
June 11-15 |  M2S2 |  9AM-12PM |  Sartell High School
June 18-22  |  M2A3 |  9AM-12PM |  Albany High School
June 25-29 |  M2G4 |  9AM-12PM |  College of Saint Benedict
July 9-13 |  M2C5 |  9AM-12PM  |  Cathedral High School
July 16-20 |  M2S6 |  9AM-12PM |  Sartell High School
July 23-27 |  M2W7 |  9AM-12PM |  The Waters Church
July 30-Aug 3 |  M2R8 |  9AM-12PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School

*Performances for all Mini Players camps are on Friday at 11AM 

 

PLAY IN A WEEK

This is our most popular camp, where 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, diction, characterization, confidence, and dramatic expression, they will amaze you with what they can do in one week!

Rapunzel // ages 8-14 // $120
June 4-8 |  P1S1 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sartell High School
June 11-15 |  P1R2 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
June 18-22 |  P1C3 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Cathedral High School
June 25-29 |  P1S4 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sartell High School
July 9-13  |  P1R5 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
July 16-20 |  P1B6 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Becker High School
July 23-27 |  P1S7 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sartell High School
July 30-Aug 3 |  P1M8 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Melrose High School
Aug 6-10 | P1N9 | 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM | Annandale High School 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory // ages 8-14 // $120
June 4-8 |  P2R1 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
June 11-15  |  P2S2 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sartell High School
June 18-22 |  P2A3 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Albany High School
June 25-29 |  P2G4 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  College of Saint Benedict
July 9-13 |  P2C5 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Cathedral High School
July 16-20 |  P2S6 |   12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  Sartell High School
July 23-27 |  P2W7 |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM |  The Waters Church
July 30-Aug 3 |  P2R8  |  12:30 PM- 4:30 PM  |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School

*Performances for all Play In A Week camps are on Friday at 3:30PM 

 

MUSICAL IN A WEEK

Does your student 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 for your family, all on a real stage. This all-day camp will build musical theater skills including acting, movement, and vocals Plus, each student gets to wear a real microphone for the final performance.

The Wiz Jr. // ages 8-16 // $200
June 11-15  |  A1P2  |  9AM-4PM  |  Paramount Theatre
June 18-22 |  A1R3 |  9AM-4PM  |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
June 25-29 |  A1C4 |  9AM-4PM |  Cathedral High School
July 9-13 |  A1S5 |  9AM-4PM |  Sartell High School
July 16-20 |  A1P6 |  9AM-4PM |  Paramount Theatre
July 23-27 |  A1R7 |  9AM-4PM |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
July 30-Aug 3 |  A1P8  |  9AM-4PM |  Paramount Theatre

Disney’s Aladdin Kids // ages 8-16 // $200
June 4-8 |  A2P1 |  9AM-4PM |  Paramount Theatre
June 18-22 |  A2S3 |  9AM-4PM |  Sartell High School
July 9-13  |  A2P5 |  9AM-4PM |  Paramount Theatre
July 23-27  |   A2P7  |  9AM-4PM  |  Paramount Theatre

Mary Poppins Jr. // ages 10-18 // $200
June 11-15  |   A3G2  |   9AM- 4PM  |  College of Saint Benedict
June 25-29  |   A3P4  |   9AM- 4PM  |   Paramount Theatre
July 16-20  |   A3R6  |   9AM- 4PM  |   Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School
July 30-Aug 3  |   A3S8  |   9AM- 4PM  |   Sartell High School

*Performances for all Musical In A Week camps are on Friday at 3PM 

 


teen intensive camps

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Is your teenager ready for the next musical challenge? This two-week teen intensive musical is for the student who already has some performance 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 with lights, set, costumes, and their amazing skills!

Legally Blonde Jr. // ages 13-18 // $400
June 11-15 & June 18-22  |   Z1H2  |   9AM- 4PM  |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

 

TECHNICAL SETS, COSTUMES, LIGHTS & STAGE MANAGEMENT 

Does you student want to get a taste of the behind the scenes magic it takes to put on a play? In this two-week camp students will be building and painting sets, making costumes, setting lights, and stage managing for our teen intensive camp. Then they will serve as crew for the final performance!

Legally Blonde Jr. Tech Crew // ages 13-18 // $400
June 11-15 & June 18-22  |   Z2H2  |   9AM- 4PM  |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

 

Performance for Teen Intensive camp is on Friday at 4pm and 7pm at the brand new Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre.


Theatre exploration camps

IMAGINATION PLAYTIME!

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. This class includes an introduction to theater skills and script reading  in a classroom setting, with a special final sharing time with their family on the last day.

Pete The Cat // ages 3 & 4 // $40
June 4-8  |   G1C1  |   9AM- 10AM  |   Cathedral High School
June 11-15  |   G1J2   |    9AM- 10AM  |   Sartell Middle School
June 25-29  |   G1R4 |   9AM- 10AM |   Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School

*Sharing time is on Friday at 9:30AM

Finding Dory // ages 3 & 4 // $40
June 4-8  |  G2H1 |   9AM-10AM |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
June 11-15  |  G2C2  |  9AM-10AM  |  Cathedral High School
June 25-29  |  G2J4  |  9AM-10AM  |  Sartell Middle School

*Sharing time is on Friday at 9:30AM

Musical Adventures of Miguel & Diego // ages 5, 6 & 7 // $50
June 4-8  |  G3C1 |  10:15 AM- 11:45 AM |  Cathedral High School
June 11-15 |   G3J2 |  10:15 AM- 11:45 AM  |   Sartell Middle School
June 25-29  |  G3R4 |  10:15 AM- 11:45 AM  |  Sauk Rapids Rice Middle School

*Sharing time is on Friday at 11:15AM

The Giving Tree // ages 5, 6 & 7 // $50
June 4-8  |  G4H1  |   10:15 AM- 11:45 AM |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
June 11-15  |   G4C2  |   10:15 AM- 11:45 AM  |  Cathedral High School
June 25-29  |   G4J4  |   10:15 AM- 11:45 AM  |   Sartell Middle School

*Sharing time is on Friday at 11:15AM

Dancin’ Disney // ages 4 & 5 // $100
June 18-22  |   G5J3  |   9AM- 12PM  |  Sartell Middle School
July 9-13 |   G5H5 |   9AM- 12PM |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre
July 16-20  |  G5C6  | 9AM - 12PM  | Cathedral High School
July 30-Aug 3  |   G5C8  |   9AM- 12PM  |   Cathedral High School

*Sharing time is on Friday at 11:30AM

Magic Treehouse Adventures // ages 6 & 7 // $100
June 18-22  |   G6J3  |   9AM- 12PM  |   Sartell Middle School
July 23-27  |   G6H7  |   9AM- 12PM  |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

*Sharing time is on Friday at 11AM


Tech Camps

INTRO TO COSTUME SEWING

Does your teenager 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.

Ages 10-18 // $30
June 18-20  |   D4H3  |   9AM- 12PM  |   Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

 

PLAY WRITING: HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS

Does your student love to write and create characters? We will be inspired by the stories of the boy wizard as we create an original play about the world of Hogwarts. To get the most out of this camp, students should be familiar with the Harry Potter books, as we will be using them as the starting point for our magical world. This camp is about the process of playwriting, so  there is not a final performance (although they will get a copy of the final script to keep!).


Ages 9-14 // $120
June 11-15  |  D2C2  |   12PM- 4PM  |  Cathedral High School


 

SCSU/GREAT LANGUAGE CAMP

Students with social, language, or communication difficulties (including social anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, language or learning disability) will create their own Jumanji or jungle themed 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 movie of their script that will premiere for family and friends on Friday. Produced in partnership with 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.

Welcome to Your Jungle Adventure Movie Camp! // ages 11-14 // $100
June 25-29 | D1H4 | 9AM- 3PM | Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre



We are honored to acknowledge our 2018 Summer Camp sponsor:

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Cancellation Policy

  • There is a 20% administrative fee for cancellations; must give 2 weeks advanced notice.

  • There are no refunds for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the start of camp.

  • There is a $5 fee to switch camps