Summer Camps

2018 Shakespeare Summer Camps

Camp Shakespeare June & July
Camp Broadway- June 18-22
*NEW* Camp Hollywood- June 25-29
Camp Musical- July 23-27
Camp Improv- July 3-August 3

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2018 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 11 – 15 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 10:30am – 11:30am
Session II: July 16 – 20 ~ 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: $250
Session I: June 4 – 15 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am
Session II: July 9 – 20 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am

Short Shakespeare – Ages 9-11

Journey through 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: $250
Session I: June 4 – 15 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30am – 11:30am
Session II: July 9 – 20 ~ 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 on the last Friday of camp. Friday June 22nd at 4pm (Session I) and Friday July 27th at 4pm (Session II). Cost: $435
Session I: June 4 – 22 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Session II: July 9 – 27 ~ 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 on the last Friday of camp. Friday June 22nd at 4pm (Session I) and Friday July 27th at 4pm (Session II). Cost: $435
Session I: June 4 – 22 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Session II: July 9 – 27 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Camp Broadway – Ages 6-9

A popular musical theater camp for youngsters itching to sing and dance their heart out! Students will perform songs and choreography from Broadway musicals and other popular hits at the end of the incredibly fun-filled week. Cost: $175
June 18 – 22 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 8:30 – 11:30am

*NEW* Camp Hollywood – Ages 12-18

Lights! Camera! Action! A brand new camp all about acting on the silver screen! Do you have a student who is obsessed with film and television? Now they can learn the techniques used by Hollywood film actors for their award-winning performances. Students will put what they’ve learned on camera and there will be a viewing party at the end of the week! Viewing party on Saturday June 30th at 11:30am. Cost: $200
June 25 – 29 ~ Monday – Friday ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Camp Musical – Ages 10-18

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: $190
July 23 – July 27 ~ 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: $190
July 30 – August 3 ~ 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
We have found that students participate more fully and are more focused when loved ones are not present. If you would like, you may stay for the first 20 minutes of their first class, but if you stay you will have to play! We will take good care of your children and you are invited to see all the wonderful work they’ve done at their final performance. If there are special circumstances please contact our education manager, veronica@idahoshakespeare.org.

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.

Contact Us

Veronica Von Tobel
Director of Education 
Education Department
(208) 429-9908 ext. 206
(208) 429-8798 (fax)
veronica@idahoshakespeare.org

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