Theater Camp Report: Atlantic Acting School Summer Camps

Show-Score | Aug 9, 2017

With programs for all ages and experience levels, Atlantic Acting School Summer Camp  is sure to have something for your theater-loving camper!

Tell us a bit about Atlantic Acting School’s summer programs. What do your programs offer and what does a typical session look like?

Students spend their days forming a supportive theater ensemble and rehearsing a performance project or play. Each program culminates in a final workshop presented to an audience of family and friends.

Each of our programs is geared towards a different age group and experience level. Younger students weave theater, music and theater-related arts and crafts together as they learn about different styles of performance, while older students receive instruction aimed at further professional theater training.

The Youth Arts program (ages 4 to 8) includes introductory workshops in acting, storytelling, different styles of theater, creative writing, music, and art. Each workshop is based on weekly themes like “Mythical & Magical Creatures” and “A Space Odyssey.”

Young Creators (ages 9 to 11) are guided by their director through the actor’s process of preparation and character creation. Students do monologue and scene work as they rehearse an adapted musical play to perform for family and friends at the end of the two-week session.

Young Actors (ages 11 to 15) explore physical and vocal warm-ups, improvisation, acting techniques, and scene study. Each group develops their own original short film project that’s shown at the end of the two-week session to an audience of family and friends.

The four-week Teen Ensemble program (ages 15 to 18) lets campers delve into a pre-college intensive designed to prepare them for the exciting rigors of theater conservatory training. It offers physical training in voice, speech, and movement and culminates in a final performance in one of Atlantic’s Studios.

The College Audition Intensive (ages 15 to 18) is perfect for high school students applying for undergraduate arts programs and professional conservatories. During the one-week intensive, teachers advise students on selecting monologues, and students gain college interview practice, including a “mock” college audition.

In all these programs, we work to build an environment in which shared artistic exploration is both educational and fun.

What kind of camper would most enjoy Atlantic’s summer programs?

No experience necessary, just bring your love of theater!

What is your goal for each camper—what do you hope they get out of their camp experience?

Whether a student is looking for a fun summer activity, or plans to begin a professional journey in the theater, Atlantic’s programs offers a fun, engaging experience. Students develop their skills while making great friends.

What’s this year’s camp schedule?

The programs run all summer, so check the website for each. We also offer flexible pick-up and drop-off times for an additional daily fee—check out the website for details.

What’s the cost of each of the programs?

Summer Youth Arts Program                         $650

Summer Young Creators Workshop              $1,395

Summer Young Actors Workshop                 $1,395

4 Week Summer Teen Ensemble                   $2,950

College Audition Summer Intensive              $825

There are no auditions for programs aimed at age 13 and under, but an audition is required for the teen programs.

We do offer scholarships based on need. Email for more information.

What else should parents know about registering?

We sell out fast, so register today!

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