Summer Theatre Camp

This summer, we are bringing campers a new theatre experience! All of our themed weeks are divided into building camps (that focus on writing and creating theatre) or performing camps (that focus on the classic theatre experience of memorizing lines). Camps culminate in a showcase at the end of the week! Information about discounts and financial aid can be found at the bottom of this page.

Each week, campers are separated into age groups to help tailor its content to the developmental needs of each group. The day starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Campers need to bring a sack lunch and two snacks. There is a refrigerator available, but please, no microwave lunches. It is important to wear shoes with an enclosed toe and heel, like tennis shoes.

2014 Summer Camps

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1. Superheroes for Hire
Building camp, June 9-13 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades K-8, $70
If you were a superhero, what would your powers be? This week you will create your own superhero with your own origin story! Figure out your nemesis and stop them to save the world!

2. Radio Laboratory
Building camp, June 16-20 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades K-8, $70
Take a trip to yesteryear with our Radio Laboratory! This camp will explore the creation of an old-fashioned radio variety show. At the end of the week, campers will take home a recording of the show they helped create!

3A. Hunger Games (Stage Combat)
Performing camp, June 23-27 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades 6-12, $80
May the odds be ever in your favor as campers perform an original script about the first ever Hunger Games! Returning to this camp is Jason Tipsword, Iowa’s only fight instructor certified by the Society of American Fight Directors!

3B. Theatre ABC’s
Building camp, June 23-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ages 4-5 (Pre-K), $45
This half-day camp is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to the theatre and the alphabet! At the end of the week, families will be treated to a showcase that is a tour of the auditorium from the best tour guides: the campers!
(Campers only need to bring one snack and no lunch.)

4A. Daily Tales of Mystery
Building camp, July 7-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades K-5, $70
Do you have a tale of suspense? Help write stories that thrill and chill and send your friends on a spooky journey that will keep everyone guessing in the return of last year’s mysterious camp, Daily Tales of Mystery!

4B. Improv
Performing camp, July 7-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades 6-12, $70
To continue the mystery theme, this camp uses improvisation to bring to life a Murder Mystery Play – but the catch is, there are no scripts! The showcase at the end of the week will be just as much a surprise to the performers as it is for the audience!

5. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild!
Building Camp, July 14-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ages 4-5 (Pre-K), $45
Our second preschool camp of the summer is centered around the best-selling children’s book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. This camp is for preschoolers to go wiiiild! (Campers only need to bring one snack and no lunch.)

6. Monsters & Castles
Building camp, July 21-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades K-8, $70
Embark on your own fantasy adventure! In this camp, everyone will create their own hero. They will prove their worth against some of the scariest monsters and the most treacherous castles to save the day!

7. Poetry in Motion: Shel Silverstein
Performing camp, July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades K-8, $70
Every summer the Daily takes a look at a classic author. This year we will bring motion to the well-known poet Shel Silverstein. We’ve picked some of our favorite works to bring to life on the stage!

8A. Musical Theatre
Performing camp, Aug. 4-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades K-5, $70
Back by popular demand, our Musical Theatre class covers the basics of singing, dancing, and acting. We will be taking musical cues from both classic musicals and modern songs to create an unforgettable week.

8B. Musical Theatre
Performing camp, Aug. 4-8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Grades 6-12, $70
This is the Daily’s first ever night camp, and it’s designed for middle and high school students to take the stage in their very own musical theatre camp. Campers will take everything we go over in the day camp and kick it up a notch! There will be even more singing, dancing, and acting!

At the end of the day, all campers need to have an adult come into the auditorium lobby to pick them up. Any exceptions need to be discussed with the Youth Director.

Discounts and Financial Aid

Registration costs should never be a barrier to attending camp. Programming will always be available to anyone interested. There are financial aid options for families that will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Youth Director.

Discounts are available! Every registering adult can take advantage of our discount system. There is a $10 discount every time a camper registers for a camp after their first week. Every additional camper from the same family receives a $10 discount. Discounts are stackable and continue until the registering adult pays $50 for a child to attend camp. After the $50 bar, all campers registered by that adult attend for just $50 per camper.

Here is a sample registration with the multi-week, multi-student discounts:

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