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2024 Summer Camps


Summer Camp

Join us at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's OUT OF THE BOX Summer Camp,  a celebration of creativity, inclusion, and the joy of theatrical expression. 
This camp is a specially tailored experience for kids with unique learning and developmental abilities and those on the neurodiverse spectrum. Our camp offers a safe, adaptive, and sensory-friendly environment, where every child can explore the magic of theatre, build confidence, and shine on their own terms. Join us for a celebration of diversity and creativity, where every child's unique abilities take center stage.
Our camp curriculum is thoughtfully designed to be flexible and adaptable, ensuring that participants of all abilities can actively engage in every aspect of the theatrical process.  Our team of experienced and compassionate theatre educators is committed to tailoring the camp experience to meet the unique needs and abilities of each participant.
Together, let's create a world where every individual's unique abilities and contributions are celebrated on and off the stage. 


Teaching Artist: Julie Baumann

WHO: 14 - 20

WHEN: June 3 - 71:00 - 2:30 pm

WHERE: Civic Theatre

COST: $75


The Descendants

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney's Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films!

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? 

Directed by Benji Braswell

Performances will be held on July 26 and July 27 at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, with Strike on July 28th. There will be no camp held on July 4th or July 5th. 

WHO: 10-18

WHEN: July 1 - July 25, Monday through Friday, 9AM - 3PM

WHERE: Purdue University at Pao Hall

COST: $850

Saturday Fun Day!



Advanced Storytelling Theater with Rachel Wallace!


Budding thespians will continue learning how to bring stories and characters to life in our hour-long Saturday Funday class! Students will create and explore characters, design and put together costume pieces, learn how sets shape the stories we tell, and learn more about performing on stage! Students will select a short scene in the first class to use for all 4 Saturdays, culminating in a short performance on the last day of class!

The short performance will be on the final day of class Friday July 27th at 11:30 am.

WHO: Ages 7 - 10

WHEN: June 29th - July 27th, Saturdays, 11am - 12pm

WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church

COST: $75

June is for Shakespeare!

 The Dreamers

Fairies and mortals wanted!
Hear ye, hear ye! All Athenian citizens ages 2nd-6th grade are hereby summoned to the Dreamers Theatre troupe! Budding thespians will prepare an abridged performance of Shakespeare’s comedy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream to perform at the Memorial Island Stage.
Through theatre games, warm-ups, auditions and rehearsals, students will unlock the humor and fun in Shakespeare’s poetic language. Actors will take on the roles of Lysander, Hermia, Puck, and Titania as they rehearse funny scenes playing star-crossed lovers and mischievous fairies. Campers will also design and craft their very own costumes and props to bring the Bard’s words to life. Crafts, stage combat choreography, and final dress rehearsals promise non-stop merry mischief.
The big finale? The student’s interactive comedy performance at Columbian Park on the Memorial Park Stage! Join us for a camp experience packed with hilarity and fun for all ages! 


WHO: 2nd - 6th grade

WHEN: June 10th - 28th, Monday -Friday, 9am - 3pm

WHERE: Trinity Church

COST: $600


Rotten to the Core!

Embark on an enchanting journey into the captivating realm of theatre as campers are treated to a comprehensive crash course that unveils the magical intricacies of the performing arts. Throughout the camp, young enthusiasts will delve into the dynamic world of improv, reading from a script, creating a character, learning choreography and music.  This is perfect for those dramatic little ones who love to create, imagine, and pretend.  No prior experience is required, making it an inclusive and welcoming environment even for those who are just beginning to explore the joy of reading. The culmination of this theatrical experience will be a showcase presented by the campers on Friday, June 7th, at 11:30 am. Family and friends are invited to witness the fruits of the campers' creativity, applauding their newfound skills and celebrating the joy of theatre together.

The performance will begin on Friday June 7th at 11:30 am.

WHO: Ages 5 - 7

WHEN: June 3 - 7, Monday - Friday, 10am - 12pm

WHERE: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

COST: $150

June is for Shakespeare! The Revelers

Shakespeare goes modern with the Revelers theatre troupe. In this daring theater camp for grades 7-12, students will stage an abridged Twelfth Night that speaks to today’s teens.
Through bold improv and team building games, we’ll unpack Shakespeare’s complex language and themes around identity, conformity, and love. Students will rehearse edgy interactive scenes as characters like isolated Olivia, lovestruck Orsino, and clever Viola disguised as a boy.
With self-created concepts, costumes, makeup and modern music mashups, campers will recreate the Bard’s world their way. Students will also discuss how to make Shakespeare feel relevant by drawing parallels between his work and contemporary social issues.
The week culminates in a fresh reimagined performance outdoors for family and friends at the Memorial Park stage at Columbian Park. Join the revelers this summer for a truly modern Shakespeare experience you won’t soon forget!


WHO: 7th-12th grade

WHEN: June 10th - 28th, Monday -Friday, 9am - 3pm

WHERE: Civic Theatre

COST: $600

Saturday Fun Day!


Storytelling Theater
Our youngest thespians will learn and explore how to make, tell, and perform stories on stage in this Saturday Funday class!


Students will learn the basics of theater, moving on stage, get the opportunity to 'build' sets, look at and bring in ideas for costumes, and learn how to translate stories from the page to the stage!

WHO: Ages 4 - 6

WHEN: June 29th - July 27th, Saturdays, 10am - 10:45am

WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church

COST: $75

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