Shakespeare Summer Camp Information


2017 Dates:

June 5-9, 2017- Camp 1 for students who have completed grades 6 & 7

June 12-16, 2017- Camp 2 for students who have completed grades 8 & 9

June 19-23. 2017- Camp 3 for students who have completed grades 10, 11 & 12

More Information:

Camp I: Completed 6 & 7th Grade
Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Open to students who have completed 6th & 7th grade only
Camp 1 includes classes in acting, combat, set and costume construction, text analysis, and movement for students who have complete 6th & 7th grade. The students will work together as an ensemble to create an original production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will be put into groups to work on different scenes in Midsummer. If your student was in Camp 1 last year, they will be placed in a different scene this year!
Open to students who have completed 6th or 7th grade only.
Tuition also includes a t-shirt and Friday dinner for every camper.

Camp II: Completed 8 & 9th Grade
Dates: June 12-16, 2017

Open to students who have completed 8th & 9th grade only
Camp 2 allows students to experience in-depth study of various scenes from Shakespeare’s canon. This camp is geared towards 8th & 9th grade students for an intermediate study of Shakespearean text. Acting methods, and stage combat are explored, as well as introduction to other drama skills such as improvisation. Students are placed in different scenes from Shakespeare’s canon. Students must audition for role assignment in May 2016, see the details during the online registration process.
Open to students who have completed 8th – 9th grade only. 
Tuition also includes a t-shirt and Friday dinner for every camper.

Camp III: Completed 10, 11 & 12th Grade
Dates: June 19-23. 2017

Open to students who have completed 10th, 11th & 12th grade only
In Camp 3, campers will stage iconic scenes from the Bard’s romances, tragedies, and comedies. Advanced study of Shakespearean text and acting will be emphasized, with special workshops in acting techniques like Viewpoints and mask work. Must commit to memorizing roles in advance and audition for role assignment in May 2016. See audition details during registration.
Open to students who have completed 10th-12th grade only.
Tuition also includes a t-shirt and Friday night dinner for every camper.

Other Important Information

Location and Times: Camp takes place at the Gallagher Student Center Theater at Xavier University. Camp is daily Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Performance for family & friends is 7pm on Friday of each camp week.

Instructors:  The camp is directed by CSC Artistic Associate Jeremy Dubin and staffed by members of CSC Resident Ensemble of professional actors and teaching artists.  There is also a full staff of counselors who monitor students throughout the day and at lunch.

Meals at Camp: Campers must pack their own lunch and snack each day.  A dinner will be provided on Friday.

Auditions: Auditions for the 2015 camp will be held in May 2016 TBD.  Campers attending Camps II and III are required to audition prior to the beginning of camp. The audition helps the camp director assess camper experience levels and assign roles in advance to  give the students a chance to familiarize and work on memorization before camp starts. During the registration process, you will be able to sign up for and audition. For the audition, campers should prepare a 1-minute memorized (preferred but not required) Shakespeare monologue. If your student is not available on the audition day, email the camp director to arrange an appointment to audition.

Payments:  All camps cost $275 for the week. Full payment or a $100 deposit is required to hold your student’s spot.  You may pay online here. We accept all major credit cards and there are no additional fees. If you prefer to pay by check, make payable to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and may to 719 Race St. Cincinnati, OH 45202, Attn: Summer Camp.

Contact: Please direct all questions to Director of Education and Communications, Jeanna Vella (513) 381-2273 ext. 3202 or (email preferred for quickest response!)

Online registration

See what STUDENTS are saying about Cincinnati Shakespeare Summer Camp:
“Shakespeare Camp is a wonderful place because I can open up and truly be myself without having to worry about being judged. Best. Camp. Ever.“”The impact that Shakespeare Camp has on me is amazing. I come out of it feeling 500% happier and 500% better about myself. It’s the best summer camp I’ve ever done.“”My favorite thing about summer camp is the fact that it was a safe environment to make new friends and mistakes!””I recommend the CSC’s summer camp to anyone who not only likes acting, but also anyone who wants to feel more confident in themselves and have a lot of fun in the process!””Shakespeare Camp truly was a wonderful experience…  the overall quality was a lot higher than that of other places …  I would definitely recommend this camp to others and plan on coming back next year wholeheartedly!””I look forward to camp all year. The classes, the words, the friends, and the instructors make this camp a magical place.”

See what PARENTS are saying about Cincinnati Shakespeare Summer Camp:
“This is the MOST excited my son has been for a summer camp EVER. He loved going every day.”  “Marvelous program with remarkable staff!“”Everything about this camp was well organized- from the communication with parents about everything a parent could think of to the daily schedule of activities for our kids, to the final performance. Thank you for providing such a supportive, educational, fun and creative experience for my daughter!””This is an amazing experience for my daughter her increase in confidence and composure is incredible. She was never interested in sports so she never had a good “team” experience. Her camp experience has given her that sense of pride and camaraderie working with others.””She had not had any exposure to Shakespeare prior to Summer Camp last year and now she loves to perform and see others perform anything from Shakespeare! I am very pleased that she has an appreciation for Shakespeare at only 12 years old!!”