The Summer Institute of Fun returns this summer! Registration is now open!
What is the Summer Institute of Fun?
The Summer Institute of Fun is a fun-filled, week long 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 with a teacher/student ratio of approximately 1:7.
Many children enroll in more than one session for a deeper and 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 a Children's Theater t-shirt just for joining our camp!
We offer morning classes for younger kids and afternoon ones for older kids.
Please note that the morning sessions begin and end a week earlier than the afternoon sessions.