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Downtown and Mason Theatre Summer Camps – Now Enrolling

CSC-Summer-Camp-June-30-2017-115-300x200Theatre Summer Camps Available Downtown Cincinnati and NEW! in Mason, OH.
Downtown Camps take place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (1195 Elm St. Cinci, OH 45202) and next door at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (108 W. Central Parkway Cinci, OH 45202). NEW! Mason Camps take place in partnership with the Royal Theatre Company (308 W Main St, Mason, OH 45040).

Pirate, Spy, Fairy, Monster, Comedian, Actor…
Be them ALL at Theatre Summer Camp! 6 Weeks Available. New YOU Every Week.
June 10- July 26, 2019.

For students who have completed grades 1 through 6.
Whether you’ve never stepped on a stage before, or have already been bitten by the acting bug, our introductory camps are the perfect place to learn some new skills, make some new friends, and have a whole lot of fun! From Stage Combat to Clowning, from Maskwork to Make-up, CSC Theatre Camp offers something for everyone.

For students who have completed grades 7 through 12.
For years, CSC’s Summer Camp has provided high school students with a camp experience unlike any in the Tri-State.. Student actors work with members of CSC’s professional resident ensemble, staging scenes, learning the tricks of the trade, gaining confidence, and often finding a community of friends that lasts well beyond the summer.

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Another Fun Filled Summer of Camps to Begin at the Fitton Center

FC_25 logoHamilton, Ohio. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts will begin another fun filled summer of camps for campers ages 5 to teen. A summer full of week-long art-themed camps begins June 17th and runs through August 2nd.

“With so many fun camp options, summer is one of the most energetic and creative seasons for our education program.”, says Director of Education, Kate Rowekamp. “We’re looking forward to inspiring and collaborating with many young actors, authors, artists, and maybe even a few dinosaurs in the coming months!”

During summer camps, little artists ages 5 – 9 can enjoy creating their own cute and creepy creatures in Monster-Makers Camp, make “dino”mite dinosaur-themed projects in Welcome to Fitton Park: Dinosaur Adventure Camp, and so much more! 7 to 12-year-old campers can become novelists, printmakers, combine art with the STEM subjects, make mosaics, and get runway ready in a variety of different themed-camps such as Artistic Authors Camp, Inky Ideas Camp, Camp STEAM, Mesmerizing Mosaics Camp, and Fashion & Jewelry Design Camp.  Teens can write and learn about publishing their own stories in the Tell Your Story: Creative Writing, Self-Expression, and Self-Publication Basics Camp, explore the intersection of art and STEM subjects in Camp STEAM, or print designs on our etching presses in New Editions: Teen Printmaking.

The Fitton Center’s arts education program continues to remain an integral component of our mission by bringing hands-on arts experiences to more than 1,000 students of all ages. Classes range from pottery and painting to digital photography, yoga and mosaics. The Fitton Center offers a diverse selection of courses that will appeal to both first-time and experienced artists alike. Generous discounts are available to members for all classes and workshops. Scholarships covering full tuition for one class, camp, or workshop are also available.

For more information on Summer camps or to register call 513 863 8873 or visit our website

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is incredibly excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary season of performances, events, classes and exhibitions.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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Camp Jersey is Getting ALL SHOOK UP This Summer

JPI_Camp JerseyCINCINNATI, OHIO…Jersey Productions is proud to announce its twelfth summer of Musical Theatre Educational Programming open to all students, ages 7-17, throughout the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area! Since 2008, hundreds of boys and girls have participated in musical theater activities through our two-week CAMP JERSEY program as well as our various other classes in musical theater dance and auditioning technique. Our educational programs offer general and specific musical theater studies depending on the student’s level of interest, background and previous experiences.

As an advocate for theater education and to help cultivate a lifetime of appreciation for the arts, Jersey Productions encourages all kids to participate in performing arts activities this summer. Studies (and our own campers) have shown that participating in performing arts activities help children with their coordination, teamwork, public speaking and vocal skills as well as build self-esteem and meet new friends! The goal of Jersey Productions’ summer activities is to educate not only fantastic performers but also fantastic supporters of the arts, through understanding, for the rest of their lives!

Jersey Productions’ educational programs are held at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Downtown Cincinnati. Registration is open and available through the CAA box office at the Aronoff, by phone at 513-621-ARTS (2787) or online at

CAMP JERSEY (ages 7-14) is an opportunity for young performers to participate and learn the “ins and outs” of the world of musical theatre. With daily voice, dance and acting classes, campers will work side-by-side with professionals and perform in their own showcase on the final Friday.
July 15-26, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Camp Jersey registration and tuition – $190.00 ($150 through 5/1)

CAMP JERSEY PRODUCTION! (ages 13-17) participants in this two-week camp will rehearse and perform “All Shook Up-Young
at Part” in the Jarson-Kaplan theater at the Aronoff Center. Lights, sound, costumes…let’s put on a show!
July 15-27 (Performances on July 27th) 1:00-4:00pm
Camp Jersey Productions registration and tuition – $265.00 ($215 through 5/1)
Tuition includes show T-shirt & 2 tickets to one performance.

Jersey Productions programs are supported in part by a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy Fund. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit our website or email


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Introduce Your Children to the Arts with Cincinnati Playhouse Summer Camps and Performance Academy


Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s season of one-week Summer Camps and three-week Performance Academy programs are now on sale at for 2018. The one-week camps introduce children grades 1 to 10 to the world of art using unique, book-based themes. The three-week Performance Academy enables children in grades 3 to 12 to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. No acting experience is required.

“Your children don’t need to be actors to learn and have fun at our summer camps and performance academy,” says Daunielle Rasmussen, director of education and community engagement. “Each camp introduces or furthers your child’s appreciation of the arts. They also build confidence and encourage creativity.”

The programs focus on developing individual and collective skills in a fun, supportive, process-based environment. The children are grouped by age, with a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio to provide quality appropriate instruction. The courses are taught by local professional artists and educators.

Each week of summer camp is based on the works of famous authors including J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, Stan Lee and C.S. Lewis. At the end of the camp, children will participate in a 10-minute performance piece for friends and family.

Theme camps available are:

Believing takes practice! Be transported through time and space as we explore the classic tale of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Performers will travel to new and distant lands, pitting good against evil as they write their own scenes and create worlds through theatre crafts. Your children will learn Playwriting, Theatre Crafts, Improvisation and Acting. Showcase Performance on Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Tuition: $295

Accio imagination! Enter the extraordinary world of J.K Rowling where wizards duel and magical creatures roam. Performers will be sorted into houses, learn the dueling arts, create potions and design their own wizarding school attire. Your children will learn Acting, Theatre Crafts, Stage Combat and Improvisation. Showcase Performance on Friday, June 15, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on June 6, 2018. Tuition: $295

Oh, the things you can think! How many thoughts can you think at drama camp? Enter the zany world of Dr. Seuss in this exciting week of puppet-making and physical comedy during which performers will invent characters and enact beloved stories from Dr. Seuss. Your children will learn Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Improvisation and Acting. Showcase Performance on Friday, June 22, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on June 6, 2018. Tuition: $295

What you imagine can sometimes come true! The exciting stories of Roald Dahl have been turned into some of the most beloved and popular musicals on Broadway. In addition to learning introductory dance, singing and acting, groups will learn selections from Matilda, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach! Your children will learn Singing, Dancing and Acting. Showcase Performance on Friday, June 29, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on June 13, 2018. Tuition: $295

Have you dreamed of magic such as this? Travel to the fantastical realms of C.S. Lewis in this week-long adventure where performers develop magical creatures who join in on the valiant battle to protect the kingdom. Your children will learn Stage Combat, Character Creation, Improvisation and Acting. Showcase Performance on Friday, July 13, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on June 27, 2018. Tuition: $295

Avengers assemble! We are calling all superheroes, villains and masterminds to bring to life the marvelous world of comic book genius Stan Lee. Performers will create a theme song and sound effects to accompany epic fights between the superheroes and villains. Your children will learnSound Design, Stage Combat, Improvisation and Acting. Showcase Performance on Friday, July 20, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on July 11, 2018. Tuition: $295

What might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey. Join us as we discover, design and create the mysterious world of Lemony Snicket. Performers will develop exciting characters that will entice the imagination. Your children will learn Design Bootcamp, Character Creation, Improvisation and Acting. Showcase Performance on Friday, July 27, at 4 p.m. Deadline for registration on July 11, 2018. Tuition: $295

Performance Academy is for incoming 3rd to 12th graders who want to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. Participants, organized by age, will take technique and special skills classes as well as rehearse a play that will be performed for friends and family before the camp ends.

Performance Academy courses available are:

PETER PAN on June 11-29, 2018
Incoming 3rd to 12th grade
Think happy thoughts and let your imagination take flight! This three-week Performance Academy camp will help you gain a deeper understanding of blocking and rehearsal practices while putting together a non-musical production of Peter Pan! Your children will learn Acting, Improvisation, Stage Combat, Physical Comedy and Puppetry. Performance on June 30, at 6 p.m. Deadline for registration on June 6, 2018. Tuition: $995

MYTHS & MONSTERS on July 9-27, 2018
Incoming 7th to 12th grade
Delve into the world of heroes, mystical beings and magical creatures! Tap into the stuff of legends to write, devise and perform a play from scratch in this three-week Performance Academy camp! Your children will learn Devised Acting, Ensemble-based Movement, Playwriting, Sound Effects Design, Stage Combat, Design Bootcamp, Character Creation and Improvisation. Performance on July 27, at 5:30 p.m. Deadline for registration on June 27, 2018. Tuition: $995

“The Playhouse believes everyone has a voice,” says Blake Robison, artistic director. “The camps and Performance Academy are designed to build confidence, strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of ensemble and community.”

All Summer Camp and Performance Academy programs will be offered at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202. To register, visit, or call 513-421-3888. If participants register before Feb. 28, they receive an early registration discount of $50 off each camp program.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Playhouse in the Park’s 2016 Summer Day Camp Offerings

JUNE 13 – JULY 29

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) – Cincinnati’s Tony Award-winning theatre once again offers its popular one-week Summer Theatre Day Camp programs for school-age children this summer, along with an exciting new option: a three-week Performance Academy for young theatre enthusiasts entering grades seven to 12. The Playhouse’s six one-week Theatre Day Camp sessions begin June 13 and continue through July 29; the single three-week Performance Academy runs from July 11 through July 29.

The Performance Academy, geared to middle and high school students, offers the opportunity to create a play from beginning to end. The ensemble will develop a play based on a classic book, creating everything from the script to the sets, costumes and props. The three-week Performance Academy, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, will culminate in a performance for friends and family. No audition is necessary.

Theatre Day Camp sessions consist of one-week, full-day sessions from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for children entering grades one through 12. Each of the six sessions offers acting and improvisation. Other classes may include circus training, Shakespeare, musical theatre, puppetry, playwriting, stage combat, theatre design and more. Because classes and instructors vary for each session, campers interested in participating in multiple camps will have a different experience each week.

In addition to the camp sessions, the Playhouse offers before and after care for parents who need additional schedule flexibility.

All Playhouse camp classes are taught by theatre professionals who bring years of experience and a strong focus in education to their students. The instructors are trained to adjust the classes to challenge all students’ skills and talents. All experience levels are welcome.

Register now for the best availability. The cost is $1,050 for the Performance Academy, and $295 for each session of the Theatre Day Camp.

Before Care (8-9 a.m.) and After Care (4:30-5:30 p.m.) may be added for $30 each per week. Register online at or call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of the community contributors to the ArtsWave campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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