Join Raleigh Little Theatre for Summer Camp 2022!
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 now open!
In this summer’s one and two week camps, youth will bravely explore new worlds and ideas, courageously create new characters, and practice their skills working with others through creative projects. Our teaching artists foster a supportive environment for youth as they bring their individual ideas together to create new stories to share with an audience.
Summer Camp 2022
Review the classes we have on offer on our summer camp registration site.
Grades listed reflect students’ grades in Fall 2022.
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.
What to Expect This Summer
Health and safety
Safety protocols and program adjustments for summer camp include required masks for all students, staff, and teaching artists. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for camp teaching artists and teaching assistants. Students age 12 and up will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (including a booster shot as eligible) or show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the first day of camp and prior to each subsequent week. (For two week camps, students would need to provide negative test results on each Monday of camp.)
These policies are being regularly updated and can be found at this link.
RLT is closed on June 20th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday and also on July 4th for Independence Day, camps will run only 4 days during those weeks.
Summer camp capacity
The maximum number of students in each camp for 2022 will be:
- Playtime (age 4-K): 10 students
- Creative Players (Gr 1-3): 14 students
- Theatre Makers (Gr 1-6): 56 students (divided into 4 groups of 14 each)
- Performance Workshop (Gr 4-6): 14 students
- Theatre Collaborative (Gr 7-9): 16 students
Before and after camp care
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.
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, so even if the camp you are interested in shows up as full in the registration system, please submit a scholarship request anyway so we can see if there is a space for your student.
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.
Registration 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. If you cancel within 2 weeks from the start of camp, then a credit for your payment amount would be issued. This credit is valid through June 30, 2023.
Accessibility and inclusion
RLT Education welcomes students with disabilities in its programming. Please note any specific accommodations your student needs when you register for class. RLT staff will follow up to discuss your student’s needs and our capacity for support. Please contact us at 919-821-4579 x 245 with any questions or concerns regarding accessibility or to discuss other ways we can ensure a positive, engaging experience for your young person in class. Please note that physical access to some of our camp and class spaces require use of stairs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before registering with any questions or concerns regarding physical access of camp spaces, so we can ensure your student will have an accessible space.
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 (for full day and afternoon camps) at the end of each session, so be sure to save the date!
Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage
Our Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage summer intensive program will present the musical Xanadu performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Teens on Stage auditions are on March 12 and Teens Backstage interviews are on March 19. Learn more here!
There are no off-site camps planned at this time. All camps will operate at Raleigh Little Theatre at 301 Pogue Street.
Our Teaching Artists
Learn more about the teachers for RLT’s camps and classes on our Education Faculty page.
As always, feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions about choosing a camp or what to expect.
Photo by Elly McClanahan.