Summer Camp: Themed Weeks!

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Think about this…

You are a kid between the ages of 6 & 12. You may have been sitting in our audience watching one of our productions in the past and thought “MAN, I want to be on that stage”! Maybe you have been in one of our courses before… You probably LOVE Peter Pan, Willy Wonka, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and all things Dr. Seuss!

Oh my goodness….all of your hopes and dreams have come true for THIS SUMMER!!!!

I am the type of person who loves any excuse to dress up and look ridiculous if it’s all for the sake of the children, to make someone’s day or if it’s for a WEEK-LONG THEME AT SUMMER CAMP! That’s right, kids. I said it. Yes. We will be having week-long themes at Summer Theatre Camp this year.

I’m pumped. I can’t even wait to put on my southern accent for a week during “Wild Wild West” week. I have cowboy boots too. The funny thing about a Southern accent is that it’s hard to get rid of once you start doing it…and it’s a lot of fun to do as well. I’ll be teaching the kids a good ol’ Southern dialect during the week of August 12-16 in Streetsville. We’re starting to think of anything to do with the themes that we can teach at each week – OH the possibilities! Think line dancing, cowboys, damsels and tumbleweeds, kids!


Our other weeks have awesome themes too!
Dr. Seuss – Oh the thinks you can think when you think about Seuss!
How exciting will it be to dabble in some poetry, learn how to rhyme in time with a lime while you climb?! We could learn our Musical Theatre number to a song from Seussical – It’s possible!


Under the Sea – The World is your Oyster!
Ok – I’m finding a red wig among our plethora of wigs and I dibs Ariel. I can imagine a future blog about me routing through our costumes saying “Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat!? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?!”…but then again, the collection will never be complete!
Hey, maybe we can make underwater sea creatures out of our masks for the scene creations for improv! Kids, you can be ANY character you want! A crab, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, what about Dory from Finding Nemo or some seaweed that has some great body expression?!


July 22-26  LORNE PARK
Peter Pan, Pirates & Fairies – Learn REAL Swashbuckling at camp!
We are so excited about this week. We’re like a bunch of kids in a candy store – except that we’re on a ship! 🙂
We’re going to be teaching the campers some real SAFE stage combat at this week of camp! I need to find my pirate hat.
Yaaaaaar matey! Oh, and there may be a visit from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.


August 19-23  STREETSVILLE
Willy Wonka – A World of Pure Imagination!
As I am writing now, we’re in the middle of putting Willy Wonka together! We’re super excited to be bringing this theme to camp too! Imagine as many flavours of candy as you want in improv games like “Park Bench” or “Yes, Let’s!”. We may even get a visit from Mr. Wonka, himself! My personal favourite character in the Tim Burton movie is Violet Beauregarde. I love how much attitude she has and that her clothes always match her mom’s. Plus, who chews gum for 3 months straight?! Too bad she turns into a blueberry… hey…that would be an exciting improv scene!


August 26-30  LORNE PARK
Wild Animal Kingdom – Go Ape with Improv!
We totally have a lion mane that WILL be busted out at our last week of camp. And it will be epic. Now that I think about it, we have many costume bins full of animal bits and pieces….ohhh boy. This week is going to be one wild and furry frenzy, I can see it now! Hakuna Matata will be the moto of the week and we will exercise our vocal chords. I’m excited.


We’ve never done themed weeks like this at camp before – so you’re in for a real treat! I’ll keep you posted with the various outfits we come up with and the visitors we get at camp…

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