Summer Camps

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2015 Shakespeare Summer Camps

Session 1: June
Session 2: July and August

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2015 Camp Descriptions

Shakespeare and Me! – Ages 3-5
The wee players learn lines from some of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes and act them out for you. Families will glow as the students demonstrate their brilliance in a performance on the last day of class.

Cost: $100
Session I: June 22 – 26 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 10:30am – 11:30am
Session II: July 20 – 24 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 10:30am – 11:30am

Shakespeare Showcase – Ages 6-8
Explore the leading characters of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and the language within it. Learn to be in command of the audience’s rapt attention. A performance at the end of camp will provide families with a mesmerizing experience.

Cost: $245
Session I: June 8 – 19 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am
Session II: July 6 – 17 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am

Short Shakespeare – Ages 9-11
Journey though a story of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Students will work as an ensemble to create a shortened, original version of a selected work from the Bard for their families to be awed by.

Cost: $245
Session I: June 8 – 19 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am
Session II: July 6 – 17 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am

Shakespeare Intensive I – Ages 12-14
Performance Intensives continue to be the pinnacle of success for students who have worked hard on their acting skills. Students work in-depth on a play they will produce at the end of camp. Please note: Performances will be at the Festival Amphitheater Friday, June 26th at 4pm (Session I) and Friday, July 24th at 4pm (Session II).

Cost: $435
Session I: June 8 – 26 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Session II: July 6 – 24 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Advanced Shakespeare Intensive – Ages 15-18
Performance Intensives continue to be the pinnacle of success for students who have worked hard on their acting skills and can be a springboard to the ISF Apprentice Program. Students work in-depth on a play they will produce at the end of the camp. Please Note: Performances will be at the Festival Amphitheater Friday, June 26th at 4pm (Session I) and Friday, July 24th at 4pm (Session II).

Cost: $435
Session I: June 8 – 26 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Session II: July 6 – 24 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Camp Broadway- Ages 6-8
A popular musical theater camp for youngsters itching to sing and dance their hearts out! Students will perform songs and choreography from Broadway musicals at the end of the incredibly fun-filled week.

Cost: $165
Session I: June 22 – 26 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am

Camp Musical – Ages 9-18
Our biggest and most popular camp! Sing, dance, and act your heart out while experiencing the joy of musical theater. Each group of students will write and create their own short musical, comprised of both Broadway and contemporary songs to perform at the end of camp.

Cost: $185
July 27 – July 31 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 12:00pm

Camp Improv! – Ages 9-18
Learn to “think on your feet” and say “yes” to the basics of Improv games and exercises. Students will learn to sharpen their wit and sense of comic timing with this fun and fast paced class! A performance at the end of camp will show friends and families just how witty their students can be.

Cost: $185
August 3 – 7 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 12:00pm

Arrival and Parking

The office of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is at the corner of 9th and Fulton and is housed in the same building as Boise Contemporary Theater. There is parking to be found around the area and there are two pay lots directly across the street. Be careful about the No Parking signs, they are enforced. Do not park in the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Complex lots – those are private parking. You’ll see the signs.

There’s a big porch at Boise Contemporary Theater and students come in the big silver front doors, through the Lobby area and downstairs to their classes (Classrooms A, B, and C). The Instructorst will be there waiting for their students to arrive.

As a reminder, we do not have pre or post class child care – please be prompt in picking up your student. You can come into the Lobby of the Boise Contemporary Theater to wait for your child or pick them up outside. The teachers will not allow any student to leave the theater porch area until you arrive.

Parent Information

Arrival and Departure
The teachers will be waiting for your student in the classrooms downstairs. It is very important that you pick up your student ON TIME. We are sorry but we do not have child care available for after class times.

Water & Snacks
Please send a water bottle with your student. Acting is thirsty work! If your child needs to have a snack, feel free to send something small and easy for him or her to handle.

Clothing
Short skirts, bare middles, tight clothing — no fun! If the student is afraid of something showing, all that creativity will go right out the window. Please have your student wear loose, easy-going clothing! It’s time to play and have fun!

Observing
Parents are always welcome to visit but we ask that you participate in the class. Younger siblings can be a distraction, so please avoid this if possible. The park and library are close by for your convenience.

Discipline
It’s all about play and we want all our students to have lots of fun & enjoy the creative experience! So if a student becomes disruptive instead of joining in — we just use the “time out” method & invite the student to rejoin the group when they’re ready. However, if behavior becomes an issue, we’ll contact you to help us.