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Summer Camps 2024

SUMMER CAMP INFO:

FULL DAY CAMPS: $280 9AM-4PM M-F
HALF DAY CAMPS: $120
9AM-12PM or
1PM-4PM M-F
Students enrolling in 2 Half Day Camps can opt to stay all day with our Lunch Add
Production Camp: $840 (15 day camp!)
Newsies JR

Camp space is limited! Register early online.

If you are not well, we ask that you remain at home to protect others from illness.

Bring your own snack and bagged lunch.

DW Members get 10% off tuition.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We offer 100% refund up until 30 days prior to camp/class start date and 50% up until 2 weeks (14 days) prior to start date. If you choose to withdraw less than 2 weeks before (including during the camp), no refund will be offered. If DreamWrights cancels a class/camp due to low enrollment, a full refund will be given.

Camp Protocols

  • Door side drop-off and pickup.
  • Limited camp enrollment for each camp.
  • Staff and participants are welcomed to wear masks for their protection.
  • Daily outdoor time when possible.
  • Keep all illnesses at home!

We are committed to providing a safe space for campers.

2024 Education Sponsor

Week 1: June 17-21

1A. Let’s Play: The Great Safari!
Ages 3-5 Morning session (9am – 12pm) OR Afternoon session (1pm-4pm)
Tuition $120, DW Members $108

It is never too early for your child to start loving theater and DreamWrights is the perfect place to begin. Your little one will learn theater concepts through fun, meaningful, handson activities including games, crafts, story time, music, and creative play. We’ll work together to create a short play all about the animals you see on a safari! 

The Great Safari will be performed on Friday June 21st at 11:30am for the morning session and 3:30 pm for the afternoon session. 

1B. Broadway Dance Camp
Grades 1-4 , 5-8  (9am – 4pm)
Tuition $280, DW Members $252 

In this interactive musical theatre camp, students will stretch, tone and condition their theatre skills through choreography and dance techniques, and acting the song that features great music and dance from well-loved musicals. Through discipline and artistic expression, students will strengthen and develop their performance skills in a multidisciplinary environment.

A combined sharing will be presented on Friday, June 21st at 3:30

1C. Dream Wizard Academy
Grades 2-8 (9am – 4pm)
Tuition $280, DW Members $252 

For the fans of fantastical works of fiction Harry Potter- join the 2023 Class of the DreamWizard Academy. Participants will be sorted into houses, construct their own wands, create charms, devise potions, and write and perform their very own wizard inspired scenes and stories. 

Stories will be shared on Friday, June 21st at 3:30.

Weeks 1 & 2: June 17-28  Two Week Camp!

1D. Mini-Mac
Grades 4-8 (9am – 4pm)
2 Weeks – 10 days!
Tuition $560, DW Members $504

Put on an abridged production of William Shakespeare’s  “Macbeth” in two weeks! Venture through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, staging, and memorizing lines of this classic text. Be part of one of Shakespeare’s most infamous tragedies!

A showing of “Mini-Mac” will occur on Friday, June 28th at 3:30.

Week 1: TEENS June 17-21  

1 TEEN – STRIKE! Design the set for Newsies  
Ages 13-19 (5pm – 8pm)
Tuition $120, DW Members $108

Join the Production Team for “Newsies Jr.” summer camp and our fall full production of “Newsies” by designing the set for these shows. Participants will attend the Director’s Vision meeting, collaborate on a design, coordinate a build schedule, maintain a materials budget, and construct a scaled model. The group will present their set design and plan on the final day of camp. No prior experience necessary simply the desire to take ideas from the page to the stage.

Week 2: June 24 – 28

2A. Secret Agents of the Stage: Build a Show in a Week!
Grades 3-6 (9am-4pm)

Tuition: $280 DW Members $252

Have you ever wondered how a show goes from the page to the stage? In this week-long camp, we will put on a super-spy-themed show where the campers get to do it all! They will design and create the set, props, and costumes. The campers will also audition for, rehearse, and perform the show. And it will all happen in just one week! This camp is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a little bit about every aspect of theatre!

Sharing on Friday, June 28th at 3:30.

2B. Art Outside the Box [½ DAY CAMP]
Grades 1-3 (9am-12pm) Mornings
Grades 4-6 (1-4pm) Afternoons
Tuition: $125 DW Member: $112.50 (includes art supplies)   

This hit camp from last year is back! 

Using everyday found items along with art supplies, campers will stretch their imaginations to create whimsical, unique, and one-of-a-kind creations. Campers will build assemblage sculptures, surrealist collages, and discover their artistic selves within their own sketchbook. Everyone will be encouraged to craft, paint, and think outside the box in this engaging camp experience!

Morning sharing on Friday, June 28th at  11:30.
Afternoon sharing on Friday, June 28th at 3:30.

2C. Collaborative Writing [½ DAY CAMP]
Grades 5-7 (9am-12pm) Mornings
Grades 2-4 (1-4pm) Afternoons
Tuition: $120 DW Member: $108

This camp is designed for aspiring writers who need that extra nudge from a friend or two to help them formulate their ideas and put them on paper.  Collaborative Writing is an exercise in cooperation throughout the creative process.  Participants will learn about the importance of details, character development, and observation while completing a short story or play for a project that they can continue working on with their groups even once the class is over.

Morning group reading on Friday June 28th at 11:30PM
Afternoon group reading on Friday June 28th at 3:30PM

2nd Week LUNCH add!  (June 24-28)
For students taking two 1/2 day camps and wish to stay all day!
All Ages
Tuition: $40 DW Member: $36

Week 3: July 1-3  (3-Day Camps running Mon, Tues, Wed)

3A. Creative Collage Expression Intensive
Grades 1-4 (9am-4pm)  3 day camp
Tuition $175, DW Members $157.50 (Includes Art Supplies)

Join us in this full-day brand new intensive arts camp! Campers will be using their imaginations to create multiple mixed-media creations like portraits, landscapes, and abstract art using found paper, paints, and found objects! At the end of the 3-day camp, campers will have completed 3 finished pieces of unique and personal art. 

Sharing open to the public on Wednesday, July 3rd at 3:30.

3B. Screenwriting: How to Pen the Perfect Short Film
Grades 6-10 (9am-4pm) 3 day camp
Tuition $168, DW Members $151.20

Writers will learn the basic elements of taking an original idea from the page and adapting it to the screen during this three day intensive. Combining the importance of research and art of the play, participants will explore the process of penning the perfect short!

The final script will serve as the text to be filmed the following week in the Script to Screen camp and premiered at DW 2024 Indie Arts Fest on August 17th, 2024

3C. Behind the Curtain: Stage Management 101
Grades 5-7 (9am-4pm) 3 day camp
Tuition $168, DW Members $151.20

Campers will learn the basics of stage management, from blocking to calling and much more! Join us for 3 days filled with survival skills that will fill your toolkit to tackle your next production! Participants will engage in fun filled exercises to gain knowledge on the art of stage management and running a show!

Weeks 4,5 & 6: July 8-26  Three Week Production Camp!

4.5.6. Production Camp: Disney’s Newsies JR
Grades 1-4/5-8 (9am – 4pm)
3 Weeks – 15 days!
Tuition $840, DW Members $756

Young performers (over the course of 15 DAYS) explore music, movement, and more as they bring to life Newsies JR!  These 3 weeks will include auditions, music rehearsals, staging, choreography, and memorizing lines to be “Off-book” for two ticketed public performances to be presented on
Friday, July 26th at 1:30 & at 3:30pm

Week 4: July 8-12

4B. Art Through the Ages  (1/2 Day Camp)
Ages 4-6 (9am -12pm) Mornings – JR
Grades 5-7  (1pm-4pm) Afternoons
Tuition: $125, DW Member $112.50 (includes art supplies) 

JR – Morning Session: Art Through the Ages Jr. is a simplified, more approachable introduction to art history for little ones looking for an adventurous art camp. Campers will learn about colors, shapes, and basics of art-making. Projects include first self-portraits, landscapes, and so much more! This JR version is geared specially for this age group.

PM Session: Ever wonder what goes into making some of the most famous artworks? With a focus on discovery, art history, and collaboration, campers will dive into a variety of painting, drawing, and mixed media methods for creating memorable works of art. From prehistoric cave drawings to Monet’s water lily paintings, there will be something for everyone in this camp! 

Morning Exhibit on Friday July 12th at 11:30PM
Afternoon Exhibit on Friday July 12th at 3:30PM

4C. Master the Monologue: Secrets to a Successful Audition  (1/2 Day Camp)
Grades 7-12 (9am -12pm) Mornings
Grades 4-6 (1pm-4pm) Afternoons
Tuition: $120, DW Member $108

Beginning with the question “what is a monologue?”, campers will learn what makes a good monologue, how to choose one that is appropriate for their age and skill level, and how to dissect the script to get the best performance possible. We will explore different genres and even try our hand at writing our own. 

Morning Sharing on Friday July 12th at 11:30PM
Afternoon Sharing on Friday July 12th at 3:30PM

4D. Directing 101  (1/2 Day Camp)
Grades 4-6 (9am -12pm) Mornings
Grades 7-12 (1pm-4pm) Afternoons
Tuition: $120, DW Member $108

Ever curious about what it takes to direct a show but didn’t know where to start?  How about here?!  We’ll explore what it takes to put a show together bit by bit, piece by piece.  This camp will lay the ground work for campers to develop their directing and organizational skills so they’re on the road for their directorial debut.

Morning Sharing on Friday July 12th at 11:30PM
Afternoon Sharing on Friday July 12th at 3:30PM

4E. Script to Screen
Grades 6-10 (9am-4pm)
Tuition: $280  DW Member: $252

What makes people sit on the edge of their seat, laugh, cry, and leave the theater wanting more? Demystify the titillating genre of digital shorts by deconstructing the element of film: mood, music, pacing, conflict, and creativity. Utilizing our recording studio, video camera and sound equipment, students will learn the ins and out of creating a top to bottom short movie production.  They will write the story, gather props and costumes, choose locations (including green screen locations), set lighting and shots, rehearse, and then shoot. 

Digital short to be premiered at DW 2024 Indie Arts Fest on August 17th, 2024

4th Week LUNCH add!  (July 8-12)
For students taking two 1/2 day camps and wish to stay all day!
All Ages
Tuition: $40 DW Member: $36

Week 5: July 15-19

5B. The Magic of Props
Grades 6-10  9am – 4 pm
Tuition: $280, DW Member $252

Campers will learn how to read a script to determine what props need to be acquisitioned or created.  We will spend time sourcing and making props for Newsies, Jr. and other shows.  Both practical and creative ideas will be encouraged to produce the magic of props.

5C. Comedy Wrights of DreamWrights
Grades 5-10  (9am – 4pm)
Tuition: $280, DW Member $252

Utilizing our extensive supply of puppets, props, and possibilities, campers will write, design, direct, shoot, and star in three video skits sure to leave everyone in stitches! 

Final Sketches will be premiered at DW 2024 Indie Arts Fest on August 17th, 2024 before going comically viral on YouTube!

Week 5: TEENS July 15-19  

5 TEEN – Behind the Curtain: Musical Motifs and Pit Orchestras
Ages 12-18 (5pm – 9pm)
Tuition $106 DW Members $144

Get ready for a musical adventure! Dive into the tunes of Broadway and blockbuster movies, exploring what makes them truly sensational. We’ll unravel the secrets of music theory together, with a special focus on the Newsies.

And the best part? Bring your instruments because we’re gearing up for an orchestra pit rehearsal! Learn insider tips and tricks while preparing to dazzle alongside the stars of Newsies Jr. Students need to know how to read music and have an intermediate playing ability. 

Week 6: July 22-26

6B. Tech Camp: Disney’s Newsies JR
Grades 4-6/7-9 (9am – 4pm)
Tuition: $280, DW Member $252

Go behind the scenes! This camp provides the opportunity to learn about the art of creating scenic, lighting, props, and costume design for live theatre. Come and explore how to enhance the experience by bringing Newsies JR to life on stage. Two ticketed public performance to be presented on Friday, July 26th at 1:30 & 3:30pm 

6C. Art Outside the Box
Grades 2-4 (9am – 12pm)  Mornings 1/2 day

Grades 5-7 (1pm- 4pm) Afternoon 1/2 day
Tuition: $125, DW Member $112.50 (includes art supplies)

This hit camp from last year is back! Using everyday found items along with art supplies, campers will stretch their imaginations to create whimsical, unique, and one-of-a-kind creations. Campers will build assemblage sculptures, surrealist collages, and discover their artistic selves within their own sketchbook. Everyone will be encouraged to craft, paint, and think outside the box in this engaging camp experience!
Morning exhibit on Friday July 26th at 11:30PM and Afternoon exhibit at 3:30PM

6D. Photography Camp: Capturing Future Artists
Grades 5-8 (9am- 12pm) Morning 1/2 day
Grades 3-6 (1pm- 4pm) Afternoons 1/2 day
Tuition: $125, DW Member $112.50 (includes art supplies)

This photography course will focus on documenting the art and artists of the other DreamWrights’ camps sessions. Learn the basics of taking the perfect picture, what to look for, and how to edit your work. Additionally, participants will be provided time to give and receive constructive criticism of the group’s work which is an essential element of being a dynamic photographer. 

Participants must provide their own photography gear: camera, iPad, or a Smartphone.

At the end of the week-long session we will have an online photo album to share and a digital gallery exhibition open to the public on Friday July 26th at 11:30AM and 3:30 PM

6th Week LUNCH add!  (July 22-26)
For students taking two 1/2 day camps and wish to stay all day!
All Ages
Tuition: $40 DW Member: $36

Week 7: July 29 – August 2     

7A. Let’s Play! The Pokey Little Puppy
Ages 3-5 Morning session 9am – 12 pm
Ages 3-5 Afternoon session 1pm – 4pm
Tuition: $120, DW Member $108 (1/2 day camp)

It is never too early for your child to start loving theater and DreamWrights is the perfect place to begin. Your little one will learn theater concepts through fun, meaningful, hands-on activities including games, crafts, story time, music, and creative play.

A presentation of The Pokey Little Puppy will be held on Friday August 2nd
Morning Session at 11:30am and Afternoon Session at 3:30pm

7B. Movie Musicals: Show Stoppers
Grades 1-4  / 5-8  (9am-4pm)
Tuition: $280, DW Member $252

Campers will learn the fundamentals of singing, dancing, and acting through an exploration of classic movie musicals. Through discipline and artistic expression, students will strengthen and develop their performance skills in a multidisciplinary environment that culminates in a stunning concert!

A combined sharing will be presented on Friday, August 2nd at 3:30 pm.

7C. Making Your Mark: Mural Arts Camp
Grades 2-8 (9am – 4pm)
Tuition: $280, DW Member $252

Make Your Mark at DreamWrights as we beautify our stage door stairwell with our Mural Arts Initiative. Covering everything from the basics of painting, to planning and sketching the design, campers will use their creativity and problem-solving skills, get out of their comfort zone, and learn what it means to collaborate as a team! Young artists will go through the process of executing a mural from prep to paint (and clean up!) Be a part of the art that will be seen by all who collaborate on our stages for years to come!

Mural reveal on Friday August 2nd at 3PM and official dedication on Saturday August 17th as part of DW’s Indie Arts Festival!

7C. Sampling Shakespeare 
Grades 2-4 (9am- 4pm)
Tuition: $280 DW Members $252

Experience the wide array of content created by the one and only William Shakespeare! Campers will explore scenes from a comedy, a tragedy, a history, and even recite a few sonnets.

Join us for a Shakespearean showing on Friday August 2nd at 3:30PM

Weeks 7 & 8: TEEN CONSERVATORY July 29-August 9  TWO WEEKS

7.8 TEEN – Making “The Marginals” with playwright Kate Brennan
Ages 13-18 (1pm – 5pm) Afternoons
Tuition $320 DW Members $288

Have you ever wanted to originate a show? How do you participate in the development of a new work? What would it be like to be the first ever to play a role? This two-week camp will mount a workshop production of an entirely new play called The Marginals. Originate a character, develop the ensemble, and hone your acting skills on a higher level by mounting an entirely new work. The Marginals was a finalist for The Lanford Wilson New American Play Award and will be submitted for publication next year. 

The Synopsis: In a world of superhuman strength, flying and time travel, it’s hard not to feel inadequate when all you can do is make grass grow 5% faster. The School for the Marginally Magical helps the…less amazing students reach their potential, whatever it may be. When a new student immigrates to school bringing more art than practical magic, the world turns inside out. Will the students’ marginal abilities be enough to save their classmates from a horticultural nightmare, or will this stranger show them a deeper shade of magic that is part of their very nature?

Saved by the Bell meets The Owl House in this offbeat genderless take on how growing up in the margins doesn’t mean you can’t become something extraordinary. 
 

Two workshop performances to be presented at DW’s Indie Arts Festival – Friday, August 16 at 7:00PM and Sunday, August 18 at 3:00PM

Week 8: August 5-9     

8A. Pirates and Princesses
Grades 1-3 (9am – 4pm)

Tuition: $280, DW Member $252

Have you ever dreamed of living your own fairytale? In this week-long theatre camp, campers will be transported into the magical world of pirates and princesses. The campers will audition for and practice a 15-minute play, “Pirates and Princesses: A Fairytale Treasure Hunt” that they will perform at the end of the week! Campers will also get to pick their own pirate or princess wardrobe, create their own sword or wand, and so much more! 

Sharing open to the public on Friday, August 9th at 3:30PM.

8B. Tech Camp: Play Edition “The Marginals”
Grades 4-6 (9am – 4pm)
Tuition $280, DW Member $252

Go behind the scenes of a new work! This camp provides the opportunity to learn about the art of creating scenic, lighting, props, and costume design for live theatre. Come and explore how to enhance the experience by bringing “The Marginals to life on stage. 

Workshop performance to be presented at DW’s Indie Arts Festival in August.

8C. Photography Camp: Marketing a Production
Grades 5-8 (9am – 4pm)
Tuition $280, DW Member $252

This camp will focus on capturing the upcoming teen production of “The Marginals”.  Students will learn the basics of photography, light and what makes a picture a work of art.  We will use these learned skills to help DreamWrights with marketing material for the teen production of “The Marginals”.  We will learn how to pose our subjects, creative ways to manipulate images and light, and editing to produce our final images.  At the end of the week, we will have an online gallery of images to deliver to DreamWrights as well as marketing material for the show.

Participants must provide their own photography gear: camera, iPad, or a Smartphone.

“The Marginals” Press Conference is set for Friday, August 11th at 3:30PM