Theatre Camp

June 15-19, 2020 - Cancelled

We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances with faculty medical issues and availability, we will be canceling Theatre Camp for Summer 2020. Please view our full list of Academic Camps.

Enjoy a week exploring the world of theatre and immersing yourself in this energizing profession! Through exciting activities and professional instruction, you'll be introduced to acting, directing, improvisation, and design (including costume, makeup, set, and lighting). As an image-bearer of God's creative design, you'll discover what it means to use your own creative gifts in performance, ministry, and worship.

The week includes attending a professional theatre production of The Little Mermaid at the LaComedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro, Ohio, and culminates in a performance for your family and friends on the final day of camp.

Theatre Camp is open to students between the ages of 14 and 18.

Cost and Registration Details

The $450 registration fee includes all meals, housing, field trips, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 15-19 week, the final deadline for registration is June 3, 2020. We are unable to refund registrations after June 3, 2020. Please note that most camps fill up before the registration deadline so register early! If a camp reaches capacity before the deadline, there will be a waitlist available.

Check into residence halls between 3-5 p.m. on Monday. Camp concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, unless indicated otherwise in the camp schedule. All campers must be picked up by 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate any early arrivals/late departures for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Sample Schedule

Monday

Time
Activity
Location

3-5 p.m.
Camp Check-In
Dorm

5-6 p.m.
Dinner
Stevens Student Center (SSC) Dining Hall

6 p.m.
Welcome to Theatre Camp!
SSC DeVries Theatre

7 p.m.
Admissions Presentation
SSC DeVries Theatre

7:30 p.m.
Academic Camp Kick Off Party
Outside SSC

10 p.m.
Devotions
Dorm

11 p.m.
Curfew
Dorm

Tuesday

Time
Activity
Location

7-7:50 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

7:50-8:30 a.m.
Tour of the Theatre Spaces and Warm-Ups
SSC DeVries Theatre

8:40-9:40 a.m.
Group A - Make-Up Design
Group B - Acting
SSC Make-Up Lab
SSC DeVries Theatre

9:50-10:50a.m.
Group A - Acting
Group B - Make-Up Design
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Make-Up Lab

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Scenic Design - Combined Group
SSC DeVries Theatre and Design Lab

12-1:10 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1-1:30 p.m.
Group Photo and Head Shots at the Rock
Outside the SSC

1:40-2:40 p.m.
Group A - Auditions
Group B - Theatre Games
SSC Movement Studio
SSC DeVries Theatre

2:50-3:50 p.m.
Group A - Theatre Games
Group B - Auditions
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Movement Studio

3:55-4:40 p.m.
Get ready for Dinner/Theatre performance
Dorm

4:45-5:45 p.m.
Buffett Dinner
SSC 240/241

6 p.m.
Leave for Dinner/Theatre performance

12 a.m.
Devotions
Dorm

12:30 a.m.
Curfew
Dorm

Wednesday

Time
Activity
Location

7-7:50 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8-8:30 a.m.
Combined Group Warm-Up
SSC DeVries Theatre

8:40-9:40 a.m.
Group A - Choreography
Group B - Costume Design
SSC Costume Lab
SSC Movement Studio

9:50-10:50 a.m.
Group A - Costume Design
Group B - Choreography
SSC Movement Studio
SSC Costume Lab

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Groups A & B - Neutral Scenes and One-Minute Instant Plays
SSC DeVries Theatre

12-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1-2 p.m.
Group A - Choreography
Group B - Improv
SSC Movement Studio
SSC DeVries Theatre

2:10-3:10 p.m.
Group A - Improv
Group B - Choreography
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Movement Studio

3:20-4:20 p.m.
Combined Groups - Lighting Design
SSC DeVries Theatre and Design Lab

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Combined Groups - The Christian and Theatre
SSC DeVries Theatre

6 p.m.
Backstage Picnic & Games
SSC DeVries Theatre

9 p.m.
Group A  & B - Individual Play Rehearsals
SSC DeVries Theatre

10 p.m.
Devotions
Dorm

11 p.m.
Curfew
Dorm

Thursday

Time
Activity
Location

7-8 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8-8:30 a.m.
Warm-Ups
SSC DeVries Theatre

8:15-9:30 a.m.
Group A - Choreography
Group B - Play Rehearsal
SSC Movement Studio
SSC DeVries Theatre

9:45-11 a.m.
Group A - Play Rehearsal
Group B - Choreography
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Movement Studio

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Combined Groups - Improv
SSC DeVries Theatre

12-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1-2:45 p.m.
Group A - Lighting and Set
Group B - Costume and Makeup
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Costume & Makeup Lab

3-4:45 p.m.
Group A - Costume and Makeup
Group B - Lighting and Set
SSC Costume & Makeup Lab
SSC DeVries Theatre

5-6:30 p.m.
All Academic Camp Cookout
Outside SSC

6-7 p.m.
Preparation for Dress Rehearsal
Group A - Play Rehearsal and Choreography
Group B - Costume and Makeup Prep
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Costume & Makeup Lab

7-8 p.m.
Preparation for Dress Rehearsal
Group A - Costume and Makeup Prep
Group B - Play Rehearsal and Choreography
SSC Costume & Makeup Lab
SSC DeVries Theatre

8 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal
SSC DeVries Theatre

10 p.m.
Devotions
Dorm

11 p.m.
Curfew
Dorm

Friday

Time
Activity
Location

7-8 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8-8:30 a.m.
Warm-Ups
SSC DeVries Theatre

8:15-8:50 a.m.
Group A - Dress Rehearsal Onstage
Group B - Costume and Makeup Prep
SSC DeVries Theatre
SSC Costume & Makeup Lab

8:50-9:40 a.m.
Group A - Costume and Makeup Prep
Group B - Dress Rehearsal Onstage
SSC Costume & Makeup Lab
SSC DeVries Theatre

10:15 a.m.
House Opens
SSC DeVries Theatre

10:20 a.m.
Places Backstage
SSC DeVries Theatre

10:30 a.m.
Performance
SSC DeVries Theatre

11:30 a.m.
Strike set and clean up
SSC DeVries Theatre

12-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1 p.m.
Check Out
Green Center

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Bible
  • linens or sleeping bag for twin bed
  • pencil and notebook
  • umbrella
  • personal items
  • towels
  • comfortable clothes and shoes
  • pillow
  • trash can
  • money for snacks

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable for camp activities. Shorts should be no shorter than halfway between the top of the knee and top of the thigh. Exposed midriff style shirts are not allowed.

For the Wednesday theatre performance, gentlemen should wear slacks and a button down shirt or polo and ladies should plan to wear a skirt and a nice top. Bring comfortable shoes as much walking will be done that afternoon.

Resources

Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton (DAY) and Columbus (CMH) airports to pick up Academic Camp students between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday after 3:00 p.m. Please check your camp schedule and note the check out time before you schedule a return flight. If your camp checks out at noon or later, you will want to schedule a return flight for 5:30 p.m. or later, otherwise they may miss out on scheduled activities.

For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45.00 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is an $80.00 round-trip charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any early arrival and early/late departure for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Please schedule and pay for airport transportation. This must be completed by your camp registration deadline.