June 27 – July 23, 2022
CampWCP 2022
In-person summer camp at the Playhouse!  
Running Time: M–F, 10AM–3PM

Inspire. Create. Activate.

At CampWCP, young folx are encouraged to use their voice on issues that matter to them and turn it into something theatrical — with a little help from the Playhouse.

Middle school students will explore the art of playwriting and devise their own play. Guided by a professional Theater for Young Audiences playwright, the young artists will collectively create stories together and perform their original play at the Playhouse for an invited audience of family and friends. Upon graduation, campers will receive a bound copy of their piece, just like the plays published for Broadway.

Campers will also learn acting techniques from Playhouse Director of Education Jenny Nelson and how to be a student activist from local community activists. They will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops with Playhouse staff and invited guests. Past workshops have covered movement and language, character building, and theatrical poster design.

Now in its second year, we hope that CampWCP empowers young artists to activate their creative voice — so that they can ignite social change for their community and beyond.

All activities take place on the campus of Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT. All campers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to the start of camp. Physical distancing measures, health protocols and masking may be required based on current CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and local guidelines. CampWCP is licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC).

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CampWCP is open to students in grades 6–8.

  • 90-minute sessions with a professional Theatre for Young Audiences playwright and your fellow campers where you get to explore the art of playwriting and create original monologues.
  • 90-minute sessions with Playhouse Director of Education Jenny Nelson to learn acting and movement techniques.
  • 60-minute workshops with Playhouse staff members and invited guests.
  • Limited-edition CampWCP T-shirt.
  • Bound copy of the play collectively created by campers.
  • Opportunity for camper to perform their original play for an invited audience of family and friends at the Playhouse on July 23.

9:45AM–10AM
Dropoff

10AM–10:30AM
Warmup

10:30AM–12PM
Acting + Movement with Jenny

12PM–12:30PM
Lunch

12:30PM–2PM
Playwriting 

2PM–3PM
Workshops

3PM
Dismissal and pickup

All campers should bring their own bagged lunches. Individual serving-sized wrapped snacks and water bottles will be provided by the Playhouse. Times and sessions subject to change.

  • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Online registration through Active Camps (third party service) must be completed for all campers.
  • All campers will be required to have a completed health assessment and health exam form prior to the start of camp.
  • All campers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination prior to the start of camp.
  • All campers must provide at least one emergency contact.

Additional details will be provided via email prior to the start of camp.

Active Refund and Active Advantage Membership Billing are not required for registration for CampWCP.

$900
Inclusive

Financial Aid
The Playhouse is committed to removing economic barriers to ensure that all young artists have equal access. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Please reach out to education@westportplayhouse.org if you would like to request aid for the camp fee.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, there is a question on our registration form for you respond. The only payment needed at the time of registration is a $100 deposit. We can manually apply the scholarship once you register your camper.

If you would like the option to only pay the $100 deposit at this time and pay the remaining balance in installments, just select “enroll in payment plan” when you are checking out your cart. This will give you the option to pay only $100 and pay the balance in 2 installments(50% of remaining balance for each payment).

Payment plan details
$100 deposit with registration and 50% of remaining balance ($400) due no later than first day of camp (June 27, 2022) and remaining 50% balance ($400) due on July 15, 2022. When entering your credit card, please check box to store for future use/payments.

If you would like the option to only pay the $100 deposit at this time and pay the remaining balance in installments, just select “enroll in payment plan” when you are checking out your cart. This will give you the option to pay only $100 and pay the balance in 2 installments(50% of remaining balance for each payment).

Active Refund and Active Advantage Membership Billing are not required for registration for CampWCP.

All campers must be able to provide the following to camp staff prior to the start of camp:

How can I get the paperwork to you?

  • Please upload each document individually to your Active Camp account not via email.
    Please name your uploaded files using the following naming convention: Last Name, First Name_Name of Document Uploading.
Please note that due to state guidelines, your camper will not be able to attend camp without a completed health assessment and health exam form. 

 

Support for the 2022 Education Program comes from the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation; The David and Geri Epstein Foundation; George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation; Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc., and Roz and Bud Siegel.

June 27 – July 23, 2022
CampWCP 2022
In-person summer camp at the Playhouse!  
Running Time: M–F, 10AM–3PM
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