Camp Grades 6-12
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Develop your artistic voice!
Teen Institute provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the art of theatre in a supportive yet challenging environment while developing their individual artistic talents.
Students learn from artists/educators who are professionals in the DC-area theatre community.
The program caters to students of all skill levels, dividing them into age-appropriate companies for some programs. Please note grade levels of individual sessions when registering. Programs culminate in a showcase for family and friends.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm OR
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Programming for 6 - 12 grade students take place in multiple locations. Please check the location for the individual sessions of camp.
June 17 - 21 (No camp June 19)
From your stories to our stage. Play Creators acquaints students with different techniques used for devising, writing, and creating theatre, building and refining their skills in acting, playwriting, design, storytelling, and team-building while exploring their voices as theatre artists.
Jul 1 - 3
Learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, take risks, make strong choices, and leave the audience laughing! This session will end in a live sharing of some of our favorite games and scenes.
Jul 8 - 12
Students learn the basics of improv and create unique characters while playing fun and fast improvisational games. Learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, take risks, make strong choices, and leave the audience laughing!
Jul 29 - Aug 2
Students explore the basics of film-making and expand their voices as filmmakers, working in an ensemble to weave their stories into short original films using skills gained in classes on script-writing, storyboarding, and editing. Filmmakers will complete short films from concept to script which can be shared with family and friends.
Aug 5 - 9
Students explore the basics of film-making and expand their voices as filmmakers, working in an ensemble to weave their stories into short original films using skills gained in classes on script-writing, storyboarding, and editing. Filmmakers will complete short films from concept to script which can be shared with family and friends. Students who have taken the previous week of filmmaking will be cohorted together to work on more advanced projects.
Jul 15 - 26 (two weeks)
Students explore the breadth of the musical theatre artform, encountering classic and contemporary musicals, and applying skills in a rehearsal environment that's intensive and fun. Students will work on musical theatre skills including the interpretation of text and lyrics, creating characters, vocal and dance technique, and incorporating songs into scene work, as well as creating their own work.
July 29 - Aug 2
A great next step for students who want to go beyond intro improv games. The group will explore improv games, long-form improv, and character creation and will have the opportunity to begin creating their own stand-up. Taught by RHT favorite Kevin Corbett.
6 pm - 9 pm
For students 16 through adult, or by permission of instructor.
Outgrown camp but still want to have some theatrical fun and growth this summer? Join Round House Theatre favorite Kevin Corbett for a some Improvisation - Gain confidence, Push bounderies, Have fun.
Teaching Artists have a passion for education and the art of theatre. All our teachers receive thorough background checks and are first aid and CPR certified.
Self-release: All Teen Institute students self-release for lunch and at the end of the camp day. Students may bring lunch and eat at the theatre, but are also free to leave the campus. We encourage students to bring snacks and water bottles.
Class Placement: Student may be divided by age into separate cohorts. If you have special requests for class placement please get in touch with us in advance of your camp week.
Students with Unique Needs: Round House Education works hard to make camp accessible and available to all students. If you have questions about the program or its ability to meet your student’s unique needs, please get in touch with us.
Refund Policy: A full refund will be made when a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund, minus a $25 processing fee is available if the participant is withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program. A 50% refund is available if withdrawing less than one month but more than two weeks prior to a program's start date. No refunds will be made within two weeks of program's scheduled start date and/or after a program has begun.