Shakespeare Summer Camps

Help your child connect with an artistic community of other kids this summer! The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s signature summer camps provide a place for your child to collaborate, create, learn language and presentation skills, build confidence, and HAVE FUN! Camps may be virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety regulations. 

  • In our interactive and creative classroom, students will explore Shakespeare’s plays, life, and times, as well as learn acting techniques to help bring the text to life. Camp includes team building, visual art, storytelling, and MORE!
  • Professional teaching artists will lead campers through the day via camp sessions, individualized coaching, and interactive projects.
  • Camps will concentrate on process-based lesson plans to focus on the growth of each student individually and as an ensemble.
  • Camps will culminate in presentations for friends and families to enjoy.
  • Campers may need access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.

*In-person camps will be subject to cancelation or re-scheduled as virtual camps based on public health guidelines and/or restrictions enforced by camp site hosts.

Our signature education program, Camp Shakespeare is open to youth ages 8 – 14, giving students a two-week interactive curriculum. This includes Shakespearean history, visual art, performance, and acting techniques.

During the final class, students will have the opportunity to share their work with family and friends.

Dates available in June 2021 | M – F | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition is $350 per student.

Register HERE:

Brookside: June 7 – 18

Scholarship Application 2021

Shakespeare Unlimited is specially designed for middle school students and returning campers, giving them a deeper study of Shakespeare and a more complex look at scene study, character development, and theatre crafts.

Shakespeare Unlimited students will work with Shakespearean text to create a sharing for family and friends upon the completion of camp.

July 5-16 | M-F | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tuition is $350 per student.

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Shakespeare Unlimited.

Scholarship Application 2021

Shakespeare Exploration is a conservatory-styled camp that provides an advanced experience for returning and new teen campers. Students will experience in-depth acting work highlighting vocal, physical, and acting techniques used in performing Shakespeare. Campers will focus on acting exercises, text analysis, and rehearsal of monologues and performance material for their sharing for family and friends upon the completion of camp.

July 12 – 30, 2021 | M – F | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
UMKC – Grant Hall

Tuition is $460 per student.

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Shakespeare Exploration

Scholarship Application 2021

Here are a few ways to save:

  • If you are a RETURNING camper, you receive $20 OFF enrollment.
  • If you have a SIBLING attending one of our camps, you receive $20 OFF enrollment.
  • Gather a group of 3 or more FRIENDS OR FAMILY and each child enrolled will receive a $20 discount.
  • If you are the child of a FIRST RESPONDER or HEALTHCARE WORKER, you receive $20 OFF enrollment.

Only one discount code may be used per registrant. Call 816.531.7728 or email to access your discount.

Please contact Director of Education, Matt Rapport at or call 816.531.7728 with any questions.

Education Refund Policy: There is a $20 nonrefundable processing fee for enrollment. The remainder will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the start date if a student needs to drop the class or camp.