Acting & Performing Arts Camps

Acting & Performing Arts Camps - Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre

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.

June 4-8, 2018: 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 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Walt Warren and Tim Thompson

$150/128 OI members

Acting Camp 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Session 1: June 11-15, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Session 2: June 18-22, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Session 3: June 25-29, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
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 11-15 OR June 18-22 OR June 25-29
Begins: Monday, June 11, June 18, June 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Tim Thompson and P.D. Gregg

$150/$128 OI members

Improvisation Camp 
Session 1: July 9-13
Session 2: July 30-Aug. 3

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. on Friday. (Limit 12)

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Ages: grades 5-8
Meets: Noon-3pm July 9-13 or July 30-August 3
Begins: Monday, July 9, July 30
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Zachary Michael and Tim Thompson (July 9-13)  Julia Schmidt and Tim Thompson (July 30-Aug. 3)

$80/$68 OI members

July 16-20, 2018: Scenery for the Stage (SOLD OUT)
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 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 16
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson and P.D. Gregg

$110/$94 OI members

July 23-27, 2018: Costume Design 
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 23-27
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dave Henderson and P.D. Gregg

$110/$94 OI members