Summer Drama Camps

Come join us for a brand new Carousel twist on summer camp! – Spend a week in one of our Summer Drama Camps for one of our specialty weeks like Superhero Camp, Improv Camp, Drag Camp, or mix and match, and join us for a summer filled with creativity.

To register for camps, click the Register Now! button to the right. Please note: It will take you to our general ticketing system. Please scroll to the start date that the camp starts that you want to register for.


Please find our full COVID-19 Drama Camp Safety Plan here.

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Drama Camp:

July 4, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Superhero Camp:

July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Improv Camp:

July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022

Drama Camp:

July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Shakespeare Intensive:

July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Location:

1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Class Times:

Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Age Range:

7-12 & 13-17 years

Camp Schedule

July 4-8 Drama Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm $445 ages 7-12
July 11-15 Superhero Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm $445 ages 7-12
July 18-22 Improv Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm $445 ages 7-12
July 25-29 Drama Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm $445 ages 7-12
August 2-5 Drag Camp 9:00am – 4:00pm $445 ages 7-12 & 13-17

 

Drama Camps

July 4-8 and July 25-29 (ages 7-12)

Our full-day Drama Camps introduce young people to theatre through games, storytelling, improvisation, and character creation. Participants will learn to use acting techniques to explore creativity and individual expression. Building off of the students’ interests and unique perspectives, students will use theatre-making methods for exploring and creating new works, whether for a solo actor, a small group, or for the full ensemble. Young actors will develop performance tools while sharing their ideas in a collaborative space.

Weather permitting, students will spend some class time outside.

Superhero Camp

Jully 11-15 (ages 7-12)

This camp explores what it means to be a (super)hero using both acting and theatre-making exercises, as well as those commonly found in contemporary role-playing games (or “RPGs”). In other words, through the acts of play, storytelling, and tabletop role-playing game mechanics, students will build their own superhero characters and navigate theatrical obstacles and adventures throughout the week.

This Superhero camp will involve collaborative storytelling and ensemble story-making; character creation; voice and singing; pantomime, movement, and dance; arts and crafts; guided and structured improvisations. This will be a fun drama camp revolving around the theme of superheroes, where ultimately, it is our notions of confidence, creativity, and most of all, friendship, that makes us “super”!

Weather permitting, students will spend some class time outside.

Improv Camp

July 18-22 (ages 7-12)

This full-day camp will teach the basics of improvisational theatre, short-form games, and theatre sports before moving into long-form improv scene work and storytelling.

Working with professional and experienced Vancouver improvisers, throughout the week, students will combine their favourite improv exercises and formats and learn how to apply their skills in an improv show setting.

As it is improv, the exact structure of the camp is subject to change according to what the students’ goals are and what kind of improv they want to explore!

Drag Camp

August 2-5 (ages 7-12 & 13-17)

For more information about Summer Drag Camp, click here.

Important Safety Reminders

  • Participants who feel unwell and who have any symptoms of a cold (cough, sniffles, etc) are asked to stay home.
  • Children will be asked if they feel well upon arrival, and for any child who does not feel well, the parent/guardian will be asked to take the participant home.
  • CTYP faculty/staff who feel unwell will be asked to stay home, at which time a CTYP substitute staff member will step in and will teach.
  • CTYP studios will be cleaned and sanitized daily, and high-touch areas (door handles, flat surfaces) will be frequently sanitized throughout the day. Participants, faculty, and staff will be asked to wash their hands frequently throughout each day.
  • Class size has been reduced and spots are limited.
  • Students should bring a water bottle, healthy snacks, and a packed lunch for their supervised lunch break. (Please note CTYP is unable to provide cups or cutlery)
  • Sharing of water bottles, snacks and lunches is not permitted due to health concerns. If a child has forgotten a lunch, CTYP will call the parent to make arrangements.
  • Weather permitting, classes may do some class activities outside so bring hats and sunscreen!
  • Students will not be permitted to leave the building unaccompanied to purchase lunch, so please do not send students with cash.
  • CTYP drama studios is a nut-free facility and so we ask that all snacks brought to class are nut-free.