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Camp Walnut

Our dynamic theatre training program offers an exciting summer learning environment for campers aged 8-18. Camp runs for four weeks in July.

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Discovery Division For Beginning Students

The Discovery Division offers beginning students the opportunity to explore hidden talents, improve communication skills and ignite their imagination. Through theatre games and activities, campers learn improvisation, singing & vocal technique, playwriting, dancing & stage movement and on-camera technique, all culminating in our Camp Walnut Showcase on our historic stage! The Showcase is an original musical written by the campers!

  • Discovery 1 · Ages 8-11, Mon-Thur 9:30am-3:30pm · $995
  • Discovery 2 · Ages 12-18, Mon-Thur 9:30am-3:30pm · $995

Development Division For Intermediate Students

In the Development Division the more advanced camper is challenged to develop a deeper understanding of the craft through class, rehearsal, writing and a performance in the Camp Walnut Showcase– an original musical written by the campers and performed on our historic stage! Advanced classes feature improvisation, acting technique, audition coaching, singing & vocal technique, dancing & stage movement and on-camera technique.

  • Development 1 · Ages 8-11, Mon-Thur 9:30am-4:00pm · $1095
  • Development 2 · Ages 12-18, Mon-Thur 9:30am-4:00pm · $1095

Performance Division For Advanced Students

The Performance Division is for our most experienced campers. Campers will receive intensive instruction and perform in a production in the Walnut's Studio Theatre.

  • Musical Theatre · Ages 10-18, Mon-Thur 9:30am-4:30pm · $1,595
  • Theatre Performance · Ages 10-18, Mon-Thur 9:30am-4:30pm · $1,595

Mainstage Performance Opportunity For Campers
On Friday July 28th all campers in the development and performance divisions will be in invited to a special "campers only" audition for our first Kid Series production of the 17-18 season: Honk, Jr!

Campers who are cast will rehearse from 10-6 Monday through Friday the weeks of August 14th and August 21st as well as weekends in September leading to performances on our historic mainstage on September 23rd for 3 performances and single performances on October 7th and 8th.

All campers selected for the show must be available for all rehearsals and performances of the production that will be seen by 5,000 people! Campers who are selected will be notified on Monday August 7th. This is optional for all development and performance campers and is not a requirement or part of the overall awesomeness and magic that is camp!


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Registration for Camp Walnut will begin on February 1, 2017. Please check out the Theatre School page for information about great fall and spring, and summer classes.

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