Tips and resources for enhancing creativity at summer camp. 
Bright Ideas for Camp Theater
Unleashing impactful specialty programs at camp
 
Clever camps are always looking for unique activities to offer for clubs, daily scheduled activities, and evening programs.  When planning, we often think about what area we want to add at camp and then look for our staff accordingly. How about a different technique?  Try asking your current staff to see what their interests are and how they think they can be used more effectively.  You’ll be surprised by the skills that already exist at your camp! 

Here are some “outside the box” creative specialty areas that might be possible with talented staff that already inspire at your camp:
  • Photography
  • Film & Video Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Action Hero (stunt work and stage combat)
  • Music DJ and party emcee
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Magic
  • Circus Arts (Juggling/Clowning, etc.)
  • Stand up Comedy
  • Vocal coaching
  • Dance (specific genres)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fashion Design
Kids aren’t the only ones at camp looking to broaden themselves and grow.   Empower your staff to take center stage.  Happy staffing!  

10 steps to an amazing theater program

Want to make the best theater program for your camp?  You can start planning right now.  From finding the right staff to determining play choice and scheduling rehearsals, we have tips to make your program as effective as possible.  We'll be presenting at ACA Tri-States in the Spring, but you can get a head start on increasing creative efficiency at camp.
Artist Spotlight
Joel Grossman, Teaching Artist
 
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Joel is currently a Junior at New York University Tisch -- Playwrights Horizons Theatre School where he studies Theatre with a focus on Directing.   Last summer, Joel served as the teaching artist at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village, where he directed the play "Seussical" and taught classes and workshops to children ages 6-13.  Joel is a freelance Scenic and Lighting designer and has been a performer onstage since two years old. 
casting call
Teaching Artists can now apply online!   We are currently casting for sleep-away camp, day camp, and afterschool programs.
 
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