Welcome to summer camp 2021

Theatre is not cancelled. Creativity is not cancelled. Collaboration is not cancelled.

We are so excited to be back in person!

We’ve made some changes to summer camp to keep all of our students and faculty safe and healthy.  Changes include:

  • Reduced camp sizes
  • We will be following the same COVID-19 policies and procedures we’ve been using for our winter and spring classes, including wellness checks, masks and social distancing.
  • Students will perform on the main stage on their final day of camp, but audience attendance will be subject to the State of Michigan gathering rules.  THE FINAL PERFORMANCE FOR CAMP WILL BE RECORDED AND ALL STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED A PRIVATE YOUTUBE LINK TO THE PERFORMANCE THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR A LIMITED TIME.

Online Registration Begins Monday, March 22nd

Camp sizes are very limited!

Limited scholarships are available.

Please click below to be directed to our scholarship page.

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Click below to view our department practices.

“Thank you to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, the School of GRCT, and especially the phenomenal and hilarious Eirann Betka-Pope, for the Saturday Sketch Comedy classes! Max had the best time, and we are so ready to sign up for more classes this summer!!”

DYAN YODER

“…she now realizes that she can advocate for herself. Life lessons also happen at Civic Theatre! Thanks so much!”

MARCIA BOYCE

I truly feel like you all have done a wonderful job of balancing safety with the very human drive toward creativity and expression.

MILIANA JOHNSON

Early Explorers

For students age 4 through students who have COMPLETED Kindergarten by June 2021.  Students must be age 4 before the first day of camp.

Join us for a week of summer fun!  Our youngest campers are divided into groups by age where they learn a script written JUST for them!  Our summer faculty and fantastic teacher assistants guide students as they explore acting, singing, dancing, costumes & props, and prepare for a performance on the Meijer Majestic Stage on their final day of camp!

Friend requests for Early Explorers are limited to ONE FRIEND ONLY

Session A: August 9 – August 13 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Onstage Performance: Friday, 10:30am
Registration Deadline is Monday, August 2

Session B: August 9 – August 13 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 2:30pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, August 2

Tuition:  $115

  • Please bring a snack and water bottle daily.
  • Shoes that cover the entire foot (no flip-flops, sandals or crocs) are required.

Creative quest

For students who have completed grades 1 or 2 by June 2021.

Summer days are action-packed as our Creative Quest Campers seek out adventures in the arts!  Students are divided into groups by age, and rotate through daily workshops in acting, singing, dancing, props & costumes – all guided by our experienced theatre faculty and fantastic teacher assistants.  After a fun audition on the first day, every camper gets a part to play in a script written specifically for their age group, and performed on the Meijer Majestic stage on the last day of camp!

Friend requests for Early Explorers are limited to ONE FRIEND ONLY

Session A: June 28 – July 2 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 12:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, June 21
THIS CLASS IS FULL – CONTACT ED. OFFICE TO BE PUT ON WAIT LIST

Session B: July 12 – July 16 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 12:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 5
THIS CLASS IS FULL – CONTACT ED. OFFICE TO BE PUT ON WAIT LIST

Tuition:  $200

  • Please bring a snack and water bottle daily.
  • Shoes that cover the entire foot (no flip-flops, sandals or crocs) are required.

Dramatic Discovery

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Dramatic Discovery camp, we have closed the wait list for all Dramatic Discovery Camps for 2021. As Civic continues to rebound from the impact of Covid on our budget and staff, we hope to offer more space and opportunity in 2022.

For students who have completed grades 3 through 6 by June 2021.

Campers will love making discoveries in every aspect of theatre from acting, singing & dancing, to props, costumes, and scenery! Students are divided into groups by age, and audition for a part in a script written just for them – everyone is cast, and everyone gets their own lines although the roles vary in size just like in a real theatre production. Experienced theatre faculty nurture and guide students as they reach dramatic new heights and prepare for a performance on the Meijer Majestic stage on the final day of camp!

Friend requests for Early Explorers are limited to ONE FRIEND ONLY

Session A: June 21 – June 25 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 3:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, June 14
THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Session B: July 19 – July 23 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 12:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 12
THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Session C: August 2 – August 6 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 3:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 26
THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Tuition:  $250

  • Please bring a snack, lunch and water bottle daily.
  • Shoes that cover the entire foot (no flip-flops, sandals or crocs) are required.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Honk, Jr.

For students who have completed grades 7 through 12 by June 2021.

In one action-packed week, students will audition, rehearse, and perform a 60 minute Broadway musical on the Meijer Majestic Stage! Guided by theatre professionals, all students who register will be cast and will gain experience both onstage and off. This camp is an excellent opportunity for both beginners and veteran performers to experience what it’s like to be part of a fully produced musical at Civic!

MANDATORY ORIENTATION: FAMILIES WILL BE SENT A VIDEO ORIENTATION TO VIEW PRIOR TO AUDITIONS.

One Session: Sunday – Saturday,  July 11 – July 17
Sunday, July 11, 5 – 8pm
Monday-Friday, 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday, July 17, 10am – 2pm
Onstage Performance: Saturday, 3:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, July 5

Tuition:  $275

  • Please bring a snack, lunch and water bottle daily.
  • Shoes that cover the entire foot (no flip-flops, sandals or crocs) are required.

Camp is full. Please call the Education Office to get on the Wait List.

HIGH SCHOOL ONE ACT PERFORMANCE – The Audition

For students who have completed grades 7-12 by June 2021.

In one exciting, fast-paced week, students will audition, rehearse, and perform a 60 minute play on the Meijer Majestic Stage! Guided by theatre professionals, all students who register will be cast and gain experience both onstage and off. This camp is an excellent opportunity for both beginners and veteran performers to experience what it’s like to be part of a fully produced play at Civic!

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:  FAMILIES WILL BE SENT A VIDEO ORIENTATION TO VIEW PRIOR TO AUDITIONS.

One Session: Sunday – Saturday,  June 27 – July 2
Sunday, June 27, 5 – 8pm
Monday-Thursday, 10am – 5:30pm
Friday, July 2, 10am – 7pm
Onstage Performance: Friday, 6:00pm
Registration Deadline is Monday, June 21

Tuition:  $275

  • Please bring a snack, lunch and water bottle daily.
  • Shoes that cover the entire foot (no flip-flops, sandals or crocs) are required.

Camp is full. Please call the Education Office to get on the Wait List.

TUITION FOR ALL CAMPERS INCLUDES:

  • A Summer Stars T-shirt!
  • The opportunity to perform on a professional stage!
  • A comprehensive theatre arts curriculum taught in a fun, nurturing environment!
  • A highly experienced faculty of theatre professionals!
  • Access to the resources of one of the top Community Theatres in the country!
  • Lifelong memories and new friends!

HOW TO REGISTER:

Online registration begins on Monday, March 22nd at www.grct.org/summer-programs.

Friend requests for Early Explorers, Creative Quest and Dramatic Discovery are limited to ONE FRIEND ONLY.

Registration for each camp closes one week before the camp begins.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Applications are online here. Scholarship applications must be submitted two weeks before the start of camp.

SUMMER CAMP REFUND POLICY:

In the event that the Theatre must cancel a camp due to low enrollment, a full refund is issued.

If a student requests a withdrawal, on or before each individual camp registration deadline, a full refund less a $10 drop fee is issued. Withdrawals between each individual camp registration deadline and the first day of camp are refunded at 75% less a $10 drop fee. Refund is forfeited if withdrawal occurs once camp has begun. Registrations and tuition are non-transferrable.

VISION STATEMENT:

We are committed to excellence through a comprehensive arts education program which builds confidence, fosters collaboration and inspires creativity.