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Shakespeare Summer Camps

Help your child connect with an artistic community of other kids this summer. Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is bringing its signature Shakespeare summer camps straight to your living room VIRTUALLY. Your camper will collaborate, create, learn language and presentation skills, build confidence, and HAVE FUN – ALL FROM HOME!

  • In our interactive and creative virtual 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 live sessions, individualized coaching, and interactive projects.
  • Using Zoom meetings, students will experience virtual camp as part of a group with a ratio of 15 students to one teacher.
  • Camps will concentrate on process-based lesson plans to focus on the growth of each student individually and as an ensemble.
  • Camp days will offer a healthy mix of online rehearsals and coaching as well as active individual projects students can work on offline.
  • A Camp Kit with materials for your camper will be safely delivered to your door prior to the first day. You will receive art supplies, craft templates, and camper handbooks. If you are outside a 25 mile radius of our office we will mail your supplies to you or send you a list of needed materials.
  • Camps will culminate in virtual presentations for friends and families to enjoy.
  • Campers will need access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.

This camp is a one-week, half-day camp designed for our youngest Shakespeareans (and parents too!). It’s perfect for kids who are brand new to the Bard. Will’s Players will explore the life and times of Shakespeare and the basics of theatre, along with fun crafts, games, and activities. We encourage parents to participate in the class for fun, interactive play with their young Shakespearean!

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

June 1 – 5, 2020 | M – F | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuition is $130 per student.

Deadline to enroll is May 29, 2020.

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Will’s Players OR

Complete 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Registration Form

Scholarship Application 2020

Our signature education program, Camp Shakespeare is open to youth ages 8 – 11, 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 VIRTUALLY with family and friends.

June 1 – 12, 2020 | M – F | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuition is $300 per student.

Deadline to enroll is May 29, 2020.

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Camp Shakespeare OR

Complete 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Registration Form

Scholarship Application 2020

Shakespeare Unlimited is specially designed for middle school students, giving them a deeper study of Shakespeare and a more complex look at scene study, character development, and theatre crafts. Two sessions are offered June 15 – 26, 2020 and June 29 – July 10, 2020.

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

SESSION 1: June 15 – 26, 2020 | M – F | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SESSION 2: June 29 – July 10, 2020 | M – F | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuition is $300 per student.

Deadline to enroll for SESSION 1 is June 12, 2020. Deadline to enroll for SESSION 2 is June 26, 2020.

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Shakespeare Unlimited SESSION 1

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Shakespeare Unlimited SESSION 2

OR

Complete 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Registration Form

Scholarship Application 2020

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 VIRTUAL sharing for family and friends upon the completion of camp.

July 13 – 24, 2020 | M – F | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuition is $300 per student.

Deadline to enroll is July 10, 2020.

Click HERE to REGISTER ONLINE for Shakespeare Exploration OR

Complete 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Registration Form

Scholarship Application 2020

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 info@kcshakes.org to access your discount.

Please contact Director of Education, Matt Rapport at mrapport@kcshakes.org 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.