Phone: 416-537-4191

Summer Camp Information

Session 1 –Best for children entering JK/SK/1
Dates: July 9 – 13th, 2018 | 9:00 – 4:00 FULL DAY PROGRAM 
Available: Early Drop-off at 8:30am and After-Care until 5:00pm
Fee: $400
Location: Intergalactic Arts Collective | Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street

All campers are invited to create, play and discover the world of theatre during the morning camp day. A fun and relaxed sharing at the end of the week will integrate activities tailored for this age group.

Each afternoon participants will enjoy stories, visual art, outdoor time, drama games and MORE curated specifically for their stage of development and unique lines of inquiry.

It is beautiful to see what happens when my 5-year-old walks into a Theatre Direct drama camp. She clearly feels immediately at ease in your warm space, happily strides off to join her fellow campers to apply herself with single-minded focus to the diverse creative tasks and leaves self-possessed and full of exciting, empowering stories.” – Artist and Parent

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Session 2- Children entering Kindergarten (JK/SK) 
Dates: July 16 – 20th, 2018 | 9:00 – 12:00 HALF-DAY PROGRAM 
Available: Early Drop-off at 8:30am
Fee: $200
Location: Intergalactic Arts Collective | Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street

This half-day camp emphasizes sharing, collaboration and team work as the young artists build thier actingand theatre creation skills through improvisation and writing, music and song creation, dance and design. The campers work toward a short produciton at the end of the week.

While this program’s structure is similar to our full day programming in session 1 the creative content will change each week. Campers wishing to register for both sessions are encouraged to do so.

I continue to be astounded by the amount you acomplish with the kids in one short week. I cannot imagine a program with more integrity. You empower the children and inspire true exploration, creativity and respect for the artistic process, both with one another and themselves” – Artist and Parent

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Session 3 – Children entering grade 1 or grade 2 
Dates: July 23 – 27th, 2018 | 9:00 – 4:00
Available: Early Drop-off at 8:30am and After-Care until 5:00pm
Fee: $400
Location: 918 Bathurst Centre

This full day camp emphasizes sharing, collaboration and team work as the young artists build their acting and theatre creation skills through improvisation and writing, music and song writing, dance and movement, and design. The campers work towards a short production at the end of the week.

While the program structures of each week are similar, the creative content of each week will change. Campers wishing to register for both sessions are encouraged to do so!

“I continue to be astounded by the amount you accomplish with the kids in one short week. I cannot imagine a program with more integrity. You empower the children and inspire true exploration, creativity and respect for the artistic process, one another and themselves.” – Artist and Parent

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Session 4 – Children entering grade 3, 4, or 5 
Dates: July 30 – August 3rd, 2018 | 9:00 – 4:00
Available: Early Drop-off at 8:30am and After-Care until 5:00pm
Fee: $400
Location: 918 Bathurst Centre

This full day camp is perfect for the creative summer camper ready for theatrical adventure and personal growth. Under the direction of Theatre Direct artists, campers will learn to work together as they create, rehearse and perform a unique presentation integrating their dance/movement, music, design and drama discoveries from the week.

“There is no other program that comes close in my mind because of the way it is so child-directed and openly creative. I consider it our one must-do each year and will continue to recommend it.” – Parent

“This was really one of the most fantastically child-centred camps I have ever sent my daughter to. She rarely likes camps or after-school program. That week however, she always came home excited to tell me about the day’s events. Coming from a former teacher of 13 years, I wish school was more like this…” – Parent and Former Educator

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Session 5 – Young Artist Intensive for ages 11+ THIS SESSION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Dates: August 7th – 10th, 2018 | 9:00 – 4:00
Available: Early Drop-off at 8:30am and supervision until 5:00pm
Fee: $300
Location: 918 Bathurst Centre

This four day intensive program, for pre-teens, is focused on skill development with workshops in voice, movement, text analysis, writing, and improvisation. This program provides more depth in training and exploration of play development.

“Through your programs, my child has had the opportunity to practice not only theatre, but planning, rehearsing, and incorporating the ideas of others into a collaborative vision. These are not just arts-based skills, they are life skills. My child’s life is enriched by participating.” – Parent

“By far, Theatre Direct provides the greatest level of engagement I have ever seen. The unique thing about Theatre Direct’s program is that there are no “stars” of the show. The equality among the children begets a wonderful and supportive environment.” – Parent

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