Summer Institute of Fun

From Dracula and the Beanstalk, 2017 Children's Theater

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our acting camp. We can't wait to see you again next year!

What is the Summer Institute of Fun? | Morning sessions | Afternoon sessions | More Info 


We are putting some precautions in place to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Since we’ll be indoors, the college requires that anyone joining us at camp be fully vaccinated. This includes family and friends who will be attending the children's performance at the end of camp on Friday. The current masking policy is that everyone must be wearing a surgical grade mask or better while indoors.

We understand the changing nature of this pandemic can force us to cancel the camp. If this happens, everyone who registered will receive a full refund. All Covid-19 guidelines and regulations can be found at our Back at Oxy website.

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. Dates for sessions A,B,C & D and 1,2,3 & 4 will be posted soon.

Register for the Summer Institute of Fun

Or, downolad a PDF version of the form and register via snail mail. Our address is:

Occidental College
1600 Campus Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Morning Sessions for Younger Children

We have 4 weeks of classes for children 6 to 8 years old. They must meet the minimum age requirement by June 1, 2022. No exceptions.

Sessions run from 9:00am to 11:30am Monday through Friday in Keck Theater. Children may be picked up during supervised mat time between 11:30am and 12:15pm.

Session A is full, please email or call (323) 259-2771 to be placed on a wait list.

Session A: July 11-15 - SOLD OUT
Session B: July 18-22
Session C: July 25-29
Session D: August 1-5

Fees for the morning sessions:
$165 one session
$310 two sessions (save $20)
$455 three sessions (save $40)
$580 four sessions (save $80)

There is a discount if you enroll siblings!

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Afternoon Sessions for Older Children

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, 2022. No exceptions.

Sessions run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Keck Theater. Students may be picked up during supervised mat time between 4:00pm and 5:15pm.

Session 1: July 11-15
Session 2: July 18-22
Session 3: July 25-29
Session 4: August 1-5 (special session for 11-15 year olds)

Fees for the afternoon sessions:
$195 one session
$370 two sessions (save $20)
$545 three sessions (save $40)
$700 four sessions (save $80)

There is a discount if you enroll siblings!

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More Information

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 the air-conditioned Keck Theater at Occidental College. Click here for maps and directions. Keck Theater is building #30 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.

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.


For more information contact us at (323) 259-2771 or email or If you want to be the first to know about Children's Theater or any Oxy Theater events, join our email list!

Minimum Age: Your child must meet the minimum age requirement by June 1, 2022. No exceptions.

For information on Oxy's sports camps, click here.

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