2020 SUMMER CAMPS

Take center stage! Our summer camps are for young theatre fans entering 1st through 12th Grade. Camps focus on developing performance abilities and encouraging a curiosity for theatre in a fun and supportive environment.

All camps are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills, develop imagination, and create a sense of community through collaboration. Click here for general information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Camps and themes vary each session for campers interested in joining multiple weeks!

  • Camps are designed to meet the needs of all levels of experience.
  • Campers are grouped by age in order to provide age-appropriate themes and instruction.
  • Camps are taught by theatre professionals and teaching artists.

Summer Camps are made possible by the Orlando HealthDr. Phillips Charities, the Martin Andersen – Gracia Andersen Foundation, the West Orange Committee of One Hundred & One, and Duke Energy

This camp schedule has been updated since the start of the  Covid-19 pandemic. Camp dates and start times have shifted to allow smaller camp sizes and fewer young people in the building at the same time. We will be updating all families about our policies and procedures in the lead up to the start of camps.


PRODUCTION CAMP

Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

July 6 – 26 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Grades 3 – 9 | Tuition: $600

This performance-based program provides an opportunity for theatre enthusiasts to join together to perform on the Garden Theatre stage. 

This production camp is the perfect solution for the passionate performer who’s looking to stay happy (and busy) over the summer. No auditions are necessary to participate! The camp culminates in three performances for friends and family.  

Production Camps are directed by theatre professionals and feature sets, costumes, lighting, and sound.


PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

Legally Blonde the Musical Jr.

July 13 – July 24 | 2:00 – 6:30 pm
Grades 7 – 12 | Tuition: $380

This performance-based program provides an opportunity for theatre enthusiasts to join together to perform on the Garden Theatre stage.  With only 2 weeks to rehearse, this production gives young actors a taste of what it takes to put a show together quickly in a real theatre environment.  

This 2-week experience will culminate in a full-length performance for friends and family on the last day.  With minimal costumes and sets, we focus all attention on developing our young actors’ techniques, collaborations, and passion.

No audition necessary to participate!


WEEK 1: JUNE 8 – 12

Chillin’ Like a Villain

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

Join some of your favorite Disney Villains as you get in touch with your wicked side. Don’t forget your cackle…or that poisoned apple!

Hamilton: Music, Movement, and the Revolution

Grades 7 – 12 | 2:00 – 6:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Rise up! Develop your musical theatre skills and celebrate your own unique part of the story right on the Garden stage! This class is perfect for all skill levels.


WEEK 2: JUNE 15 – 19

Toy Story: The Next Adventure

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

Hang out with Woody, Buzz, Bo, Forky, and the rest of the gang on a summer adventure! Unpack your actor’s toolbox to blast off on this imaginative journey of fun and friendship.

Who Dunnit? Comedy, Mystery, and Improv

Grades 7 – 12 | 2:00 – 6:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Learn the skills needed to create strong improvised scenes, embrace spontaneity, and create characters that’ll keep everyone rolling in the aisles.


WEEK 3: JUNE 22 – 26

New Mystery with Detective Pikachu

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

Join Detective Pikachu and other Pokemon characters to solve a whole new mystery.  Using the actor’s toolbox, you will learn how to activate your body, voice, imagination.

The Greatest Showman: Megamix!

Grades 3 – 6 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Take the stage with your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. You’ll develop musical theatre skills and celebrate your own unique story right on the Garden stage!

Moulin Rouge Revue

Grades 7 – 12 | 2:00 – 6:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Take your place in the Bohemian ensemble! Maximize your musical theatre skills in this fun and high-energy camp featuring show-stopping songs from Moulin Rouge.  


WEEK 4: JUNE 29 – JULY 3

Disney’s Spectacular Showstoppers

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

From classic tunes to new releases on Disney+, this is your chance to shine through Disney’s show-stopping hits.  This musical camp will benefit both beginners and confident performers.

Hamilton to Hammerstein: Broadway Basics

Grades 3 – 6 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Don’t throw away your shot! From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lin-Manuel Miranda, jump into the Broadway masterpieces while developing your performance skills.


WEEK 5: JULY 6 – 10

Week Six Camps will be announced soon.

Trolls: Ready to Rock!

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

The Trolls are back and they’re louder than ever! Sing and dance your way through Troll Tribes and find a musical style that represents your True Colors.

Harry Potter: Summer Session at Hogwarts

Grades 3 – 6 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Cast a spell and create an unforgettable summer adventure! Immerse yourself in the wizarding world while learning storytelling, collaboration, and stage presence.


WEEK 6: JULY 13 – 17

Disney’s Musical Heroes and Journeys

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

Whether a voyager or a snow queen, this is your chance to find your inner hero!  Go on a brave musical adventure as you explore storytelling, vocal techniques, movement, and ensemble work.

Star Wars: New Recruits

Grades 3 – 6 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

We’re recruiting a new generation of Jedi! Harness all the elements from the Actor’s Toolbox and sharpen your acting technique by diving deeper into character, storytelling, and of course, the Force.     


WEEK 7: JULY 20 – 24

Ralph Breaks the Stage!

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

What did Ralph break now?!? Join forces with Ralph, Vanellope, and other friends to save the theatre through creative storytelling, teamwork, and character development.

Wickedly Popular

Grades 3 – 6 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

In this musical camp based on the Broadway blockbuster Wicked, you will explore the power of friendship and teamwork while enhancing your acting, singing, and dancing skills.  


WEEK 8: JULY 27 – JULY 31

How to Train Your Dragon 101

Grades 1 – 3 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

Embark on a fun-filled adventure as you discover and create your own unique dragons, get to know their behaviors, and learn how to harness their strengths for good!

Jumanji: Choose Your Character

Grades 3 – 6| 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Who will you become when thrown into the world of Jumanji? Develop your own character and work as an ensemble through imagination, collaboration, and storytelling!

Lights Up On Washington Heights!

Grades 7 – 12| 2:00 – 6:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Throw yourself into Lin Manuel Miranda’s first hit musical In the Heights by working with its inspiring story, score, and characters.  This musical camp will benefit both beginners and confident performers.


WEEK 9: AUGUST 3 – 7

The LEGO Movie: Master Builders

Grades 1 – 3| 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $180

Let your “Master Builders” imagination run wild as you create original stories, characters, and worlds on stage. You’ll build confidence as you expand your imagination and literacy skills.

Minecraft: Original Story Mode

Grades 3 – 6| 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Submerge yourself into a multiplayer world and create new adventures using your limitless imagination. You’ll develop heroic characters while exploring voice, movement, problem-solving, and stage presence.

Broadway Bootcamp

Grades 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuition: $180

Experience the full acting process from start to finish!  Through acting, singing, and dancing, you will learn how to audition, develop characters and relationships, and deliver your best performance as a fierce ensemble.


EXTENDED DAY

June 8 – August 7 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Garden Theatre also offers extended day programming for parents who need more schedule flexibility. The extended day runs from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Extended day programming is supervised and may include crafts, movies, or games.

Rates: $65 per week. Tuition may not be prorated.