Acting & Performing Arts Camps

Acting Camps - Oglebay Institute

Performing arts camps give young people the opportunity to learn from seasoned actors and experience the joy, pride, praise and sense of accomplishment that comes with performing in front of a live audience. Camps enhance fundamental life skills such as teamwork, patience, mutual respect, self-confidence, tolerance and creative problem solving. Kids also explore how to create characters, props, costumes and scenery. 

Camps are held at Towngate Theatre unless otherwise noted.

June 3-7, 2019: 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 at 2pm on Friday for a performance for family and friends. (Limit 22)

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Ages: entering grade 3 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9am-3pm, June 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson, Walt Warren and Abbey Delk

$150/$128 OI members

Acting Camp (SOLD OUT)
Session 1: June 10-14, 2019
Session 2: June 17-21, 2019
Session 3: June 24-28, 2019
Learn the basic elements of acting while rehearsing a short play determined on the first day of camp. 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 2pm on Friday for a performance for family and friends. (Limit 20)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9-3pm, June 10-14 OR June 17-21 OR June 24-28
Begins: Monday, June 10 OR June 17 OR June 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson and Abbey Delk

$150/$128 OI members

Improvisation Camp (half-day camp)
Session 1: July 8-12, 2019
Session 2: July 29-Aug. 2, 2019
Use your imagination 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 2pm on Friday. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 5 – entering grade 8
Meets: Noon-3pm, July 8-12 OR July 29-Aug. 2
Begins: Monday, July 8 OR July 29
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): David Gauido (July 8-12); Julia Schmidt (July 29-Aug. 2)

$80/$68 OI members

July 15-19, 2019: Set Construction Camp
A hands-on opportunity to work on set construction for a Parcel Players production from start to finish. Students receive a photo portfolio of their work. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 5 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9am-3pm July 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson & P.D. Gregg

$110/$94 OI members

July 22-26, 2019: Costume Design Camp
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: entering grade 5 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9am-3pm July 22-26
Begins: Monday, July 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson & P.D. Gregg

$110/$94 OI members

July 29-August 2, 2019: Shakespeare Combat Camp (CANCELLED)
Learn lines from Shakespearean plays as well as basic stage combat techniques. At 2pm on Friday, campers will perform the opening fight scene from Romeo & Juliet. (Limit 12)

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Ages: entering grade 5 – entering grade 8
Meets: Noon-3pm July 29-Aug. 2
Begins: Monday, July 29
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Chase Curtis and Isabel Babel from the University of Florida

$80/$68 OI members