Join Raleigh Little Theatre for Summer Camp 2023!
In all of our camp offerings, we facilitate creative experiences for youth to connect with one another, express themselves and stretch their imaginations. RLT summer camps engage students as actors, playwrights and designers in developmentally appropriate ways. Registration opens March 1!
In this summer’s one- and two-week camps, youth will explore, create, and collaborate all through the wonderful kaleidoscope of theatre. Our teaching artists foster a supportive environment and bring their individual perspectives to encourage students in making new stories to share with each other and an audience.
Summer Camp 2023
Registration opens on Wednesday, March 1 – click here to visit our registration website!
Grades listed reflect students’ grades in Fall 2023.
Camp hours are 9am-4pm unless otherwise noted.
Registration closes for a camp when the camp is at capacity or one week prior to the camp start date.
Playtime (Age 4-K) explores stories through creative drama, art and movement. Each week students will explore stories and characters in a different theme. You can choose from a morning half day (9am-12pm) or afternoon half day (1-4pm). This is a one-week camp. Playtime students must turn 4 before the start date of camp.
- June 26-30: Around the Campfire
- July 10-14: Mo Willems’ World
- July 17-23: World Travelers
Creative Players (Grades 1-3) – Using source material from books and their own imaginations, students create, explore and perform an original play or plays created collaboratively with fellow campers. This is a two-week camp.
- June 12-23: Folktales Around the World
- July 24 – Aug 4: Superhero Academy (2 Sections)
- Aug 7-18: Off to Neverland (2 Sections)
Performance Workshop (Grades 4-6) is a two week camp that engages students as actors, designers and collaborative playwrights, using the session theme as a prompt for creating and rehearsing an original performance. This is a two-week class.
- June 12-23: The True Story (2 Sections)
- July 24 – Aug 4: Parallel Universe
- Aug 7-18: Mystery Trainride
Theatre Collaborative (Grades 7-9) – Each session, students are immersed in a different theatrical genre and theme through daily classes, playwriting, and design. Students will apply the theme to collaboratively create and rehearse an original performance. This is a two-week class.
- July 24 – Aug 4: Mystery and Melodrama
- Aug 7-18: Literary Adaptation
What to Expect This Summer
Scholarships are available if cost is a barrier to participation for you or someone you know. Please click here to access our quick youth scholarship form. Please submit the scholarship form before you register. RLT holds several spots for scholarship recipients for each camp we offer.
Payment plans are available for summer camp. A $50 deposit is required upon registration to reserve your spot and then the payment plan is automatically set up through our registration system. This deposit is nonrefundable.
Summer Camp Capacity
The maximum number of students in each camp for 2023 will be:
- Playtime (age 4-K): 10 students
- Creative Players (Gr 1-3): 14 students
- Performance Workshop (Gr 4-6): 16 students
- Theatre Collaborative (Gr 7-9): 16 students
Extended care is available Mon-Fri 8-8:45am and Mon-Thu until 5:30pm for an additional fee. This option is available to add when you register for camp. There is no extended care on Friday afternoons due to the camp sharing schedule.
RLT is closed on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth and also on July 4th for Independence Day. Camps will run only 4 days during those weeks.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
The $50 deposit is nonrefundable if you cancel your registration at any point. If you cancel more than 2 weeks from the start date of camp, you would receive a refund of anything paid outside of the $50 deposit and registration system fee ($1.99). If you cancel within 2 weeks from the start of camp, then a credit for your payment minus the deposit and fee amount would be issued. This credit is valid through June 30, 2024.
Accessibility and Inclusion
At Raleigh Little Theatre, we welcome students of all disabilities and abilities in our education programs. Please note on your registration form any accommodations your student may need. Before camp, RLT education staff will reach out to you directly to learn more about your student’s needs, interests and how to best support their learning. Please note that physical access to some of our camp and class spaces require use of stairs. Please contact us at email@example.com before registering with any questions or concerns regarding physical access of camp spaces, so we can ensure your student will have an accessible camp space.
All camps will operate at Raleigh Little Theatre at 301 Pogue Street. There are no off-site camps offered this year. Summer camps will take place primarily indoors. Our outdoor spaces will be used for all snack and lunch breaks throughout the camp day.
End of Camp Sharings
One of the most gratifying parts of our programs is when students get to share their work with an audience. Camp sharings take place at the end of the camp day, between the hours of 3 and 5pm at the end of each session, so be sure to save the date!
Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage
Students age 14-18 are invited to audition for Teens on Stage or apply for Teens Backstage! The TOS/TBS summer program is a five-week theatre intensive in which high school age students participate in classes and apply their learning to a fully realized production performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. This summer’s production will be Puffs! Learn more about auditions and applications here.
Our Teaching Artists
Click here to learn more about some of the teachers for RLT’s camps and classes.
Health and Safety
Raleigh Little Theatre has taken several steps towards reopening the building to audiences and students while prioritizing health and safety of our community.
Since September 2022, masks have been optional for students, teaching artists, and teaching assistants for both indoor and outdoor classes. Masks will remain optional unless COVID-19 case numbers rise to put Wake County in the red (high) level, as defined by the CDC. Staff will monitor CDC Community Levels and if at any point the CDC Community Level for Wake County is red (high), masks will be required indoors (and will be provided as applicable) and remain required until the Community Level drops to medium or low. This means classes may begin with masks optional, but then require masks if the Wake County Community Level changes to high. Students, teaching artists, and teaching assistants will be notified upon arrival if masks are required. Regardless of mask requirements, the refund policy detailed below still applies.
These policies are being regularly updated and can be found at this link.
As always, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about choosing a camp or what to expect.
Photo by Elly McClanahan.