Summer Institute of Fun
Classes begin July 2015, register online now!
The Summer Institute of Fun is a fun-filled acting camp for kids. If you've seen any of our Children's Theater performances, then you know we teach dynamic movement-based physical theater where children learn not only how to perform characters in a story, but how to become the actual set and props as well. Each week will conclude with a folktale performed by the children and you're invited!
Students learn group improvisation and basic movement techniques in a positive and fun learning environment. Our instructors are trained actors under the direction of Occidental Children's Theater Artistic Director and Oxy professor Jamie Angell. Individual attention is guaranteed by limited enrollment (so sign up soon) with a teacher/student ratio of approximately 1:7.
Many children enroll in more than one session for a deeper more intensive experience. Since each week focuses on a different folktale requiring different physical skills this allows children to further develop their abilities.
Mat time (extra time after class) is an opportunity to practice what the campers have been learning in an informal playful way through improvisational games based on their area of interest on that particular day.
To top it all off, each child gets this summer's Chicken Little Shop of Horrors t-shirt just for joining our camp!
We offer morning classes for younger kids and afternoon ones for older kids. Scroll down or click a link above to see this summer's schedule and fees.
We have 4 weeks of classes for children 6 to 8 years old. They must meet the minimum age requirement by June 1, 2015. No exceptions.
Session A: July 6 - July 10
Session B: July 13 - July 17
Session C: July 20 - July 24
Session D: July 27 - July 31
Fees for the morning sessions:
$150.00 one session
$280.00 two sessions (saves $20)
$410.00 three sessions (saves $40.00)
$520.00 four sessions (saves $80.00)
10% discount for siblings (oldest child pays full price, each additional sibling gets the discount.
In the afternoon are classes for older children. Sessions 1 to 3 are for children 8 to 13 years old and session 4 is our special session for 11 to 15 year olds. Children must meet the minimum age requirement by June 1, 2015. No exceptions.
Session 1: July 13 - July 17
Session 2: July 20 - July 24
Session 3: July 27 - July 31
Session 4: August 3 - August 7 (special session for children 11-15 years old)
Fees for the afternoon sessions:
$175.00 one session
$330.00 two sessions (saves $20)
$485.00 three sessions (saves $40.00)
$620.00 four sessions (saves $80.00)
10% discount for siblings (oldest child pays full price, each additional sibling gets the discount).
Download an enrollment form and send it to:
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Or call (323) 259-2771 to sign up over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard.
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As the children will be moving around a lot, they should dress comfortably (no jeans, skirts or restrictive clothing) and bring water and a light snack.
All sessions are indoors in Keck Theater at Occidental College. Click here for maps and directions. Keck Theater is building #45 on the printable campus map. From Campus Road, enter at the Bird Road entrance. From Bird Road, turn left onto Gilman Road. Turn right onto AG Coons Road, Keck Theater is on the left. Parking is located next to the theater in the first lot on the left. There is also street parking in front of the theater.
Sibling Discount: If siblings are attending both morning and afternoon sessions, the oldest child pays full price, each additional sibling gets the discount.
Cancellation Policy: You will receive a full refund if you cancel up to two weeks prior to the start of your session. From two weeks to one week prior, you will receive 75% of the fee and from one week to the Friday before your session begins you will receive 50% of the fee. No refunds will be granted after the Friday prior to the start of your session.
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