The Open Community Theatre is an annual theatre camp for kids in fifth grade and older, or ten years and up! We are dedicated to providing a fun theatre experience for the kids in the company and audiences, through a focus on theatre education. Every summer we hold a three-week improv camp. And we are excited to make this available for our sixth year! WOW!
Most importantly, we have fun – a key component of providing quality theatrical experiences. Much of the work we do is on display on stage at our end of camp performances. One of our goals is for the audience to enjoy watching as much as we, and our camp team, enjoy creating it. Gaby DesVaux-Saxton and our camp counselors bring over twenty years of theatre education experience as well as a philosophy of learning that involves hands on application and practical production experience. We also believe in the philosophy of an open education which allows students to learn at their own pace, make personal choices in their learning, and collaborate with others on projects and activities. This student-centered approach is an integral part of our theatre camp.
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What Do You Get for Your Money?
What does your camper really receive from this three week camp experience and what does your money really buy? Your camper receives: A counselor to student ratio of 1 to 10, a daily snack, a camp shirt, 2 free tickets to the final showcase, the experience of being part of a community of performers, full protection with camp insurance, they will learn and develop ensemble skills, rehearsals with a theatre director with over 15 years of educational theatre experience and over 30 productions in school settings and within the community, three weeks of Improv classes with lessons on the fundamentals of communication, lessons on over 20 different types of warm ups and Improv games that can be used in any theatrical environment, a video of the show performance, electronic sharing of photos taken over the whole camp, access to 2X a week photo updates on our website, a performance set, production lighting, and an exclusive camaraderie experience where campers are seen, and treated, as equal partners in our camp - which allows them to develop leadership skills, an open, creative, and welcoming environment where campers can contribute without being criticized or judged, a place where we are ALL friends, and most importantly, have a million laughs. Hopefully, your camper will also have memories that will last a lifetime.