Performing Arts Camps

Performing Arts Camps

Performing arts camps teach children about acting, improvisation and how to perform for a live audience. Kids explore how to create characters, props, costumes and scenery.

Camps are held at Towngate Theatre unless otherwise noted.

Oglebay Institute’s Summer Day Camps are presented with support from:

Southwestern Energy

June 5-9, 2017: Musical Theatre Camp (SOLD OUT)
Learn the basic elements of musical theater while rehearsing and performing a short version of a popular musical. Work on singing, acting and dancing skills while learning how a musical is produced. Campers must be available for a performance at 2 p.m. on Friday. All family and friends are invited to attend. (Limit 20)

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Ages: grades 3 -8
Meets: 9am-3pm June 5-9
Begins: Monday, June 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Walt Warren and Tim Thompson

$140/119.75 OI members

Acting Camp 2017 (SOLD OUT)
Session 1: June 12-16, 2017
Session 2: June 19-23, 2017
Session 3: June 26-30, 2017
Children learn the basic elements of acting while rehearsing and performing a play to be determined on the first day of camp. Students will also enhance vocal and physical skills through warm-up exercises, play acting games and have free time to dress up and play with props. Campers must be available at 2 p.m. Friday for a performance. All family and friends are invited to attend. (Limit 20)

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Ages: grades 1-8
Meets: 9am-3pm June 12-16 OR June 19-23 OR June 26-30
Begins: Monday, June 12, June 19, June 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson and Daniel Loh

$140/$119.75 OI members

July 10-14, 2017: Improvisation Camp (SOLD OUT)
Use your imagination and life experiences to create a scene that is inspired by a simple one-word suggestion. This “short form” improvisation camp will end with a performance of “Whose Turn is it Anyway” at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14. (Limit 12)

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Ages: grades 5-8
Meets: Noon-3pm July 10-14
Begins: Monday, July 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zachary Michael and Tim Thompson

$75/$63.75 OI members

July 17-21, 2017: Puppets and Masks for the Stage (NEW!)
Learn the basic skills of puppet and mask construction such as pattern making, painting, character development and performance. (Limit 12)

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Ages: grades 5-8
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 17-21
Begins: Monday, July 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zachary Michael and P.D. Gregg

$125/106.25 OI members (Includes materials fee.)

July 24-28, 2017: Scenery for the Stage (NEW!)
A hands-on opportunity to create scenery for the stage from start to finish. Create, construct and paint a set for an upcoming Parcel Players production. Students will receive a photo portfolio of their work at the end of camp. (Limit 12)

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Ages: grades 5-8
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 24-28
Begins: July 24-28
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson and P.D. Gregg

$100/$85 OI members

July 31-August 4, 2017: Costume Design (NEW!)
Explore the art of costuming by creating characters from start to finish. Students will receive a photo portfolio of their work at the end of camp. (Limit 12)

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Ages: grades 5-8
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 31-August 4
Begins: July 31-August 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson and P.D. Gregg

$100/$85 OI members