education - Summer Classes : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
current classes march 2022

Spend Summer in the Spotlight!
Join us for a summer of adventures, confidence building, creativity, new friends, and performing on the stage! Each camp is designed to embrace those new to the stage and to challenge those with performance experience. Camp day starts with ice breakers and team building activities and moves through skills such as improvisation, design, acting, blocking, and dancing or stage combat. All camps conclude on the stage with a presentation for friends and family.

We offer early drop off and late pick up options to help busy family schedules!

The Academy of Theatre Arts believes finances should never prevent a student from pursuing their passion! That is why we are please to offer partial scholarships for students in need. To apply for a financial aid, follow this link.


July 11 - July 22: Starting Out/Act it Out
Starting Out is the perfect camp for younger campers who may prefer a shorter day. This half day camp meets every day for 2 weeks and will explore acting, dancing, singing, and crafting all with a magical theme. Camp will conclude with a performance for loved ones on the Civic Main Stage on July 22 at 11:00am

Grades PS - 2: Magical Mix Up

    Monday - Friday (2 weeks)
    8:45am - 11:45am
    Camp Cost: $200

Act it Out campers will explore Shakespeare scenes as they put their acting skills to work within Shakespearean battle scenes. Part of each day camp will be spent working with a Stage Combat choreographer. Camp will conclude with a performance for loved ones on the Civic Main Stage on July 22 at 4:00pm.

Grades 3 - 5: Battles with the Bard

    Monday - Friday (2 weeks)
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Camp Cost: $550

Grades 6 - 8: Swords of Shakespeare

    Monday - Friday (2 weeks)
    9:15am - 4:15pm
    Camp Cost: $550


August 1 - August 5: Beach Party
Campers will act, sing, and dance their way through this one-week camp with a focus on sun, fun, and Hawaii! Camp will conclude with a performance for loved ones on the Civic Main Stage on August 5 at 4:00pm

Grades PS - 3: Hawaiian Beach Party

Grades 4 - 8: Hawaiian Beach Party


August 8 - 19: Rockin' Summer!
Campers will rock the house as they act, sing, and dance their way through our final camp of the summer season! Camp will conclude with a performance for loved ones on the Civic Main Stage on August 19 at 4:00pm

Grades PS - 3: Pop Kidz

Grades 4 - 8: At the Bandstand