AUBURN — The AACT Academy will offer four different camps this summer for young people ages 3 to 18: “Play” in the Woods, Musical Theatre Camp, Summer Intensive Camp and Summer “Play” & Tech Camp.
AACT offers sibling discounts (automatically applied when you register) and need-based scholarships.
“Play” in the Woods
First up is “Play” in the Woods Camp, an “All the world’s a stage” theatre experience for children ages 7-18 set for June 3-7 from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. The camp will explore theater techniques in the great outdoors at Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, so wear hiking shoes, bring water and apply sunscreen and bug spray. Cost is $180, which includes a t-shirt and daily snack. There will be a presentation for parents on June 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Musical Theatre Camp
For those who love to sing and dance, there will be Musical Theatre Camp (MTC) at Auburn University’s Telfair Peet Theatre June 24-28 for ages 3-18. Learn music, choreography and participate in character development activities from Broadway Musicals.
MTC Jr. for ages 3-5 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.
MTC 1 for ages 6-7 will be held from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
MTC 2 for ages 8-10 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon
MTC 3 for ages 11-18 will be held from 1-4 p.m.
The cost of attendance for MTC Jr. and MTC 1 is $160, while MTC 2 & 3 cost $180. The price includes a t-shirt, sheet music and daily snack.
Each actor will have a chance to shine on a real stage for family and friends at the parent presentation on June 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Summer Intensive Camp
AACT Academy Summer Intensive, a theatre skills and techniques camp appropriate for all levels of experience, will be held July 15-19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Jan Dempsey Community Art Center. This fun and fast-paced camp will focus on improvisation, voice, movement and scene studies, with a special presentation for parents on July 19 at 4 p.m.
This camp is for ages 3-18, who will be grouped by age. The $180 fee includes a t-shirt, supplies and daily snack.
Summer “Play” and Tech Camp
From auditions to performance, young actors ages 7-18 will be able to go through the whole process of producing a play during Summer “Play” & Tech Camp, set for July 22-26 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Art Center.
Using a children’s literature story for our base, the actors will be able to write some of their lines, develop their character and create their own set, costume and make-up design sketches. Participants will be expected to practice their lines and do some character development work at home.
This year there is an added Technical Skills Track focusing on lighting, sound and set design. Students participating in this option will need to bring a laptop or iPad.
A parent presentation is scheduled for July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The “Play” & Tech Camp fee is $200, which includes a t-shirt and daily snack.
For more information about any of the camps or to register, visit