June 14 - June 18, 2021

Grades 3 - 6

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Camp Description

The mission of SU Theatre Arts Camp is to provide a nurturing environment where young children can learn about the theatre. Research demonstrates that children involved in the arts improve creativity, self-confidence, problem-solving, memory, communication, commitment, collaboration, and focus. Additionally, such experience promotes a lifelong love and appreciation of the arts.

Campers will enjoy discovering the stage and rehearsing a play selected especially for them. Children will encounter acting, theatre games, line memorization, and theatrical movement. A final performance for family and friends will conclude a fun-filled week. The ensemble performed the hilarious comedy, The Emperor’s New Clothes.

The theatre opportunity will also include great food, air conditioned spaces, a tour of the Broadway-style Luhrs Performing Arts Center, improvisational games, and recreational swimming. Students will receive a complimentary full cast production photo.

Participants need no prior experience on stage to be an excellent candidate for this camp. The camp is designed to encourage blossoming newcomers. Applicants must be entering grades 3–6 to qualify for this camp. Camp participants also must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the Memorial Auditorium located on the campus of Shippensburg University. 

Camp Highlights


Performing a script selected especially for our campers


Wearing exciting costumes


Rehearsing the show with friends


Growing your self-confidece

Have Fun

Play theatre games


Creativity, communication, problem-solving. appreciation for the arts

General Information

What to Bring

Masking requirements: Shippensburg University requires all individuals to wear masks while on campus. Masks must be worn during any breaks or other periods of non-activity/non-participation. Masks must also be worn during all indoor physical activities.

Residential Camper

For all our residential camps, campers will be housed in suite-style residence halls. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are allowing only one person per bedroom. Amenities include air-conditioning and a bathroom for every two campers. You will need to bring sheets, pillow, pillow case, towels, blankets, and washcloths with you. Washers and dryers are available on each floor in the residence hall and are free to use.

Accessibility Resources

Requests for accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services must be made in writing to the Office of Accessibility Resources at least fifteen (15) days before the camp begins. The Office of Accessibility Resources is located at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299, (717) 477-1364, oar@ship.edu.

Camp Fees

Residential Camper
Commuter Camper
  • Lunches included

  • Cast Photo

Our Team

Paul Leitner

Paul Leitner

Gretchen Leitner

Gretchen Leitner


Camp Schedule

Check In
Arrival Day
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Check in - Memorial Auditorium
8:45 AM
Arrive and check in with camp staff
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Morning session
11:30 AM
Lunch - Reisner Dining Hall
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Recreational time
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Afternoon session
3:00 PM
A typical day at Theatre Arts Camp will include games that teach trust, camaraderie, and self-confidence. Campers will rehearse their play and have time for fun and recreation.
Check Out
The Finale
All students will take part in a final production to be held at 3:00 PM on June 18 in Memorial Auditorium. Families and friends are cordially invited to watch this performance. Upon completion, students will clean up their costumes and dressing areas, and then student will be released to parents concluding the camp.

Registration Information

Register Early:Space is limited to facilitate individual attention.

Registrations will be accepted up to one week prior to the start of camp. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after on-campus check-in. Conference Services reserves the right to cancel any camp that has insufficient enrollment up to two weeks before the opening of camp. A full refund will be given if the camp is canceled.

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