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 1-5, 2020: 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 25)

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Ages: entering grade 3 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9am-3pm, June 1-5
Begins: Monday, June 1
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson, Walt Warren

$150/$128 OI members

Acting Camp 
Session 1: June 8-12, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
Session 2: June 15-19, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
Session 3: June 22-26, 2020
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 30)

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Ages: entering grade 1 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9-3pm, June 8-12 OR June 15-19 OR June 22-26
Begins: Monday, June 8 OR June 15 OR June 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson, Dave Henderson and P.D. Gregg

$150/$128 OI members

July 6-10, 2020: Improvisation Camp (Now a Full-Day Camp!)
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 14)

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Ages: entering grade 5 – entering grade 8
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson

$150/$128 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: 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 13-17
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson & P.D. Gregg

$110/$94 OI members

July 20-24, 2020: 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 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson & P.D. Gregg

$110/$94 OI members