Aurora Theatre Academy presents

Summer Camp 2022

Jun 06, 2022-Jul 22, 2022

What distinguishes Aurora Theatre Academy from other drama classes is that students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a professional theatre, and their instructors are working professionals with years of real-world theatrical experience. In addition to receiving training to be a winner on stage, students build confidence, communication, and life skills that will be a valuable part of their bright futures.

We’ve got camps for rising K-12th Graders, covering a variety of topics and interests. Your student will LOVE their time at Camp Aurora! Camps fill quickly, register today!

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Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK Kids
Musical Theatre
Grades rising 3-12
June 6-24, 10:30am-4pm

Performances will take place June 24 and June 25

This summer the jungle is jumpin’ with jazz as students perform this exciting adaptation of the classic Disney animated feature The Jungle Book. Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Adapted especially for young performers, this musical includes favorite Disney songs including “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” The camp culminates in performances of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids at Lawrenceville Arts Center on the Metro Waterproofing Mainstage.

Holy Mowgli
Costume Camp
Grades rising K-2
June 6-10, 10:30am-4pm 

Playing dress-up is a universal way children access their imagination and creativity. For some it turns into a career in the arts. This camp will introduce young children to the world of fashion by working in the Thurmon Family Costume Shop at Lawrenceville Arts Center. During this week-long camp, students will participate in mask making, the basics of theatrical make-up and effects, and the art of embellishment taking items from blah to bedazzled!   

Lions, Tigers and Bears – Oh My!
Acting Camp
Grades rising K-2
July 11-15, 10:30am-4pm

Our youngest campers will explore all aspects of building characters, even when they are the biggest and scariest creatures in the jungle. Through creative dramatics and play, the building blocks of storytelling and performance will be put in place. This session will also encourage teamwork and collaboration with peers. This camp will have kids roaring for more.

Jungle Jam
Dance Camp
Grades rising 3-5
June 27-July 1, 10:30am-4pm 

This camp will get kids moving and grooving as they learn musical theatre dance basics. Body language is a fundamental part of storytelling. In this session students will explore how to express themselves through movement and choreography. Perfect for students who love an active camp session.

Safari Slam
Improv Camp
Grades rising 3-5
July 11-15, 10:30am-4pm

Safari Slam Camp breaks the boundaries of the stage and brings innovative theatre to students on the hunt for engaging ways to express themselves. Campers will discover many of the styles that shatter the convention of the fourth wall, from commedia dell’arte to improv comedy and more. This adventurous camp is tons of fun.

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Experience
Musical Theatre Camp
Grades rising 3-5
July 18-29, 10:30am-4pm

In this two-week intensive, students will learn and perform numbers from the best of Disney’s Broadway hits. They will work on music, dancing and storytelling through music. The class will include a special behind-the-scenes looks at Aurora’s Season 27 opener Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, as well as visits from the artists who are putting on the show!

Grin and “Bear” it!
Acting Camp
Grades rising 6-8
June 27-July 1, 10:30am-4pm

In this camp we consider the funnier side of theatre. One of the greatest joys for any actor is making an audience erupt with laughter. Learning comedic principles like timing, the rule of three, delivery and diction will sharpen your theatrical wit. Legendary actor Jack Lemmon famously said, “comedy is hard.” After this camp our students will find it a little easier.

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Experience
Musical Theatre Camp
Grades rising 6-8
July 18-29, 10:30am-4pm

In this two-week intensive, students will learn and perform numbers from the best of Disney’s Broadway hits. They will work on music, dancing and storytelling through music. The class will include a special behind-the-scenes looks at Aurora’s Season 27 opener Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, as well as visits from the artists who are putting on the show!

Laws of the Jungle
Acting Intensive
Grades rising 9-12
June 27-July 1, 10:30am-4pm

Just like Baloo teaches Mowgli the keys to survival in The Jungle Book, this camp will teach students to not merely survive on stage but thrive there.  This session will focus on different techniques and effective tools to take high school actors to the next level of performance when they return in the fall.  

Eye of The Tiger
Stage Combat Camp
Grades rising 9-12
July 18-22, 10:30am-4pm

At the center of any great play is the conflict. Sometimes in live theatre that conflict can manifest in the form of stage combat. In this session, high school performers will be guided by experts on the techniques to safely convey combat on stage. They will start with unarmed combat like slaps, falls and punches. Then we will get more advanced introducing weapons like swords. Register early as students will be “fighting” for space in this popular camp session.

Camp Application

Register your child for a wild summer of theatrical fun today!


Scholarship Application

We are providing need-based scholarships this year! We will provide scholarships until our funding is depleted.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS as of 3/7/22:

  • Vaccinated patrons use of face masks is optional.
  • Unvaccinated patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks.
  • Anyone exhibiting any signs of coronavirus, including but not limited to cough, fatigue, headache, excessive sneezing or elevated temperature, are asked to stay home.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • Lawrenceville Arts Center has adopted state of the art air-handling equipment, including extensive UV filtration units, to provide cleaner, fresher air.

We believe that maintaining the health and safety of our community, including our staff, artists and patrons, shouldn’t be a matter of debate or political preference. To that end, we ask everyone in our community to respect these policies.

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and patience.

The situation is fluid. Please check our website for updates.

What ages are camps for?
We offer camps for rising K–12th graders 
 
Do you provide scholarships? 
We are only providing need-based scholarships this year! We will provide scholarships until our funding is depleted.  Apply now!

What will students need to bring? 
Students will need to bring a water bottle, a notebook, pencil, lunch (that doesn’t need microwaving or refrigeration and is peanut free), and a snack (also peanut free). Once students have been provided scripts, they will need to bring those as well.  

Will there be performances? 
Yes! Each camp will conclude with a performance for friends & family.

What is your refund/cancelation policy?  
All camp sales are final. So please double and triple check the dates prior to purchase. If you put down a deposit and find that you are no longer able to attend camp we will happily move your student to a camp that you are able to attend—should space permit. If there is no space available, we will credit your account and you may use the funds for a future event. Aurora Theatre reserves the right to cancel any camp that does not meet minimum enrollment (4 campers) or for other unforeseen circumstances. We will do our best to notify families at least one week prior to the start of a camp session if a particular camp is canceled. Any payments made toward a week of camp that Aurora Theatre cancels will be eligible for a refund or can applied to your account to be used for another camp or event.  

I put down a deposit, now what?
A deposit will hold your student’s placement in one of our camps (and we do suggest that you put down a deposit as camps fill up quickly). We do ask that camps be paid in full a week prior to the start date of camp. In order to complete payment you will need to call the Box Office at 678-226-6222.  

Can I observe my student’s classes?
We keep our classes and camps closed for our students’ success. Many of our students deal with stage fright and having extra eyes in the room causes distress. Students also feel the need to “perform” for their families and loved ones which can disrupt class as well. Teaching artists and camp staff are more than happy to answer any questions or hear any concerns that you may have, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!  


Register Now!

After registering, you’ll receive an email from the Box Office requesting name, grade, etc. about your student. Please respond promptly so that we can ensure a great experience for your student!

*There is a one-time New Student Registration Fee of $25, if applicable. A discount is available for families with multiple students.

Scholarship Application