Summer Camps


Acting Out Theatre Company's summer camp programs are a time for young people to have fun, gain self-confidence, work together as a group and learn life-long public speaking skills.

For our full day camps, rehearsals take place over the course of one or two weeks. The cast meets every day from 9 AM - 3 PM. Over the course of the week or weeks, the ensemble will be guided through a curriculum that allows them devise, or create, their own show. The program culminates with a performance on the stage for family and friends at 2:30 PM on the last day of camp.

For our half day camps, classes take place 9 AM - 12 PM over the course of one week. In these process-based camps, our young actors will explore the world of theatre through a specific piece of text. By bringing the page to the stage, they will learn stage directions, basic theatre terms, and fun theatre games, to name a few. Every day they will bring home a design project they created themselves and on the last day we invite you into the classroom at 11:30 AM for a sharing.

The goal for the camp is to create an atmosphere for your actor that's engaging, inspiring, and collaborative.


2019 Summer Camps


Fantastic Beasts

A Two Week Full Day Camp For Grades 4-7

June 17-28, 2019, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Performance on June 28, 2:30 p.m.

Fantastic Beasts

Using Newt Scamander’s book as inspiration, our actors will spend two weeks working with professional actors to create their own play. Every camper will have a voice in the process and a role of their own creation. The play will be performed at 2:30 the last day of camp. 

Stories From Neverland

A One Week Full Day Camp For Grades 1-6

July 8-12, 2019, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Performance on July 12, 2:30 p.m.

Stories from Neverland

Using "The Never Girls" book series and "Peter Pan" as inspiration, our actors will create their own play, costume pieces and backdrop. Every camper will have a voice in the process and a role of their own creation. The play will be performed at 2:30 the last day of camp. 

And new for 2019…

Shakespeare Silliness

A One Week 1/2 Day Camp for PreK-1st

June 3-7, 2019, 9 a.m.-.12 p.m.

Sharing on June 7, 11:30 a.m.

Shakespeare Silliness

This camp is specifically designed with our youngest actors in mind. Using games, songs, arts and crafts, and of course, the Bard’s words, we’ll have fun learning the basics of acting. We'll finish the week up with a short sharing for family and friends at 11:30 on Friday.


Camp FAQs

Have a question not answered here? Email Emily.

Who are the instructors?

Camp is led by our Director of Education Emily Norman and Teaching Artist Sarah Bassinger. With a maximum number of 15 campers, there would be a 1:7 teacher/student ratio. 

What should actors bring to camp?

Actors should bring a lunch, two snacks, and a full water bottle.

What should the actors wear to camp?

There will be a good deal of movement during camp, so we encourage the actors to wear sneakers or securely fitted sandals. In addition if actors choose to wear a skirt or dress, we ask that they wear shorts underneath.

Where does camp take place?

We rehearse and perform at Mountain View United Methodist Church in South Boulder. Our rehearsals take place in room 111/113 and our workshops are presented on the stage in Barker Hall. Weather permitting, we’ll have lunch outdoors and get some energy out on the playground.

Will the actors wear costumes?

Actors will wear clothes they already own for their base and actors will create their own costume piece that represents their character. All supplies are provided by Acting Out Theatre Company.

Will there be a set or props?

The actors will all participate in creating a backdrop. The creation of props will be dependent on the workshop the actors create.

What does a camp day look like?

Campers will start the day with a group warm up. They will participate in a variety of classes throughout the day such as movement, acting, improvisation and playmaking. This curriculum will allow our actors to make creative choices with their bodies and voices, explore spatial awareness and establish a collaborative ensemble. The group will then create a brand new piece of theatre using the world of Harry Potter as the starting point. Let the imaginative fun begin!