Musical Theatre Camp is a chance for actors, singers, and dancers to create a musical performance from start to finish within a short period of time. This is great training for what summer stock theatre looks like. If you want to build music theatre skills and techniques or you simply enjoy performing, this is the camp for you! We move fast and work as hard as we play!
Classes include character building, improving your vocal range, skills, and techniques and expressing your character through movement and dance. After a week with our Master teachers and professional artists, you will be well on your way to becoming a genuine triple threat!
June 18 @ 2:00 pm - June 23 @ 6:00 pm
For students completing grades 6-12; Adult Registration as commuter only and with instructor consent.
Friday, June 23 - 5PM Darrell Aderman Auditorium
Whether you have played the lead or never set foot on the stage, this camp is for you. The Shell Lake Arts Center provides a nurturing and safe space for all young artists to learn and grow.
Placement Screenings - The placement screenings are an opportunity for the directors to assess your skills and talents. They are not intended to be high pressure like they are when someone auditions for a show!
Students should be prepared to do one of the following:
1) 60 to 90 second monologue
2) 60 to 90 second vocal solo (accompanist provided or you may use a trak)
At 4pm, all students will report to learn a short dance number.
A final performance of materials learned throughout the week will be held on Friday of camp for parents, friends and community members!
Students should bring dance shoes/shoes comfortable for movement for camp activities.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:15 Wake Up
9:00 Acting and Physical Warm-ups
9:30 Vocal warm-ups/Music Rehearsals
10:45 Dance/Movement Rehearsals
1:00 Acting Class
2:00 Rehearsals for Friday Show
6:00 Camp Activities/Free Time
10:45 Lights Out
Britnee Kenyon is an amazing theater educator. Last year, she was a finalist for an Illinois Golden Apple Award in Teaching. In Illinois, this is a really big deal! She brings a wealth of experience, vivaciousness, energy, enthusiasm and expertise to our camp. A director and educator from the Chicagoland area, Britnee is in her fourth year as the theatre teacher and director at Deerfield High School. She teaches four levels of acting and directs four shows a year. She was previously the theatre director at Rolling Meadows High School for five years where she directed 13 shows and developed…Learn More
Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian.
Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day's activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).
Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $725 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments. All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.
Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $400 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).
Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website
Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins. All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.
Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.
Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.