Experience Summer at TCT & HHT

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 3-WEEK SESSION DATES

Session One:
June 3 – 21*

$425 | Full Day | 3 Weeks

8am-4pm
6 – 16 years of age are eligible

*TCT is closed for summer camp in observance of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 

Session Two:
June 24 – July 12*

$425 | Full Day | 3 Weeks

8am-4pm
6 – 16 years of age are eligible

*TCT is closed for summer camp in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Session Three:
July 15 – Aug 2

$425 | Full Day | 3 Weeks

8am-4pm
6 – 16 years of age are eligible

TCT Summer Camp

Experience Fun

Experience Friendship

Experience Creativity

Make Memories

Ask about our scholarship opportunites!

TCT 1-WEEK SESSIONS

for ages 4 – 5 years of age

Session One: June 10 – 14

$120 | Half Day | 1 Week

9am-12pm
4 – 5 years of age are eligible

*TCT is closed for summer camp in observance of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 

Session Two: June 24 – 28

$120 | Half Day | 1 Week

9am-12pm
4 – 5 years of age are eligible

*TCT is closed for summer camp in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Session Three: July 22 – 26

$120 | Half Day | 1 Week

9am-12pm
4 – 5 years of age are eligible

3-Week Theatre Camp

Our three-week camps are theatre intensive, interactive and engaging. On the first or second day of camp, campers will audition for shows picked by our qualified counselors. Campers will audition, rehearse, and produce published scripts. The camp offers a combination of rehearsal and instruction to build campers’ audition skills, characterization, dance, and improvisation abilities. A variety of theatre games and activities round out these camps to make for a fun, spectacular, challenging and exciting way to spend your summer.

1-Week Theatre Camp

Our-one week theatre camps are the perfect option for all those kiddos who like to act dramatically and are imaginative storytellers. In this short class, campers will audition, rehearse and present a short theatrical performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. These performances are adapted from story books and include every camper. Campers will play games, work on craft projects and enjoy a structured period to learn about the basics of theatre. For these sessions, snacks are provided as a part of class.

9am – 12pm
Debuts! | Ages 4-5

Tech Camp

A Topeka Civic Theatre’s Academy camp exclusive! This camp is designed to focus on the technical aspects of theatre. This includes set design and construction, scenic painting, light design and instrument information, sound design and operation, costume design and prop design and execution.

Taught by active and knowledgeable technical artists this camp is perfect for a kiddo looking for a hands on approach to theatre. These campers get to do all of the design, execution and props for all of the productions in camp. They may even get to assist with the Academy summer show and certain Mainstage productions!

Must be 12 or older due to nature of activities.

Camp Groups by Age

When you enroll in our three week camp, select an age appropriate group for your camper. A list of our groups can be found below. If you have any group questions please email cassie@topekacivictheatre.com.

Debuts | Ages 4-5
(This is a Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten one-week camp available for children Ages 4-6)

Superstars | Ages 6-8
(All-day kindergarten is required to attend our three-week camps)

Centerstage | Ages 8-9

Showtime | Ages 10-11

Take Two | Ages 12-13

Primetime | Ages 13-17

Tech Camp | Ages 12+
(Must be 12 years or older due to the nature of activities)

The Theatre Camp Experience

Theatre camp makes for a fun, spectacular, challenging and exciting way to spend your summer. Multiple scholarship opportunities are available!

Tech Camp

Designed to focus on the technical aspects of theatre. Available for youth 12 years and older.

Share the experience

Campers will audition, rehearse, and produce published scripts on the final day of each session for family and friends.

Building for the future

The skills built in the TCT Academy  & HHT camps  mean much more than one performance on stage. Our goal is to propel children forward with a love of learning to enhance their personal passions and future careers.

Helen Hocker Theater
Summer Camps

Located in beautiful Gage Park, this is a unique summer camp experience for children who want to enhance their theater skills.

ABOUT HELEN HOCKER SUMMER CAMPS 

Helen Hocker Theater has a long and rich tradition of providing outstanding summer camp opportunities for the youth of Shawnee County. Camps are a fun, creative and constructive way to build confidence, use creativity, collaborate with a team, and develop public speaking skills.

HHT’s camp is located in beautiful Gage Park and our campers have opportunities to enjoy many of the features of the park. In case of bad weather, indoor facilities are available.

Our camps offer something for all ages and skill levels, indulging just-for-fun campers and those who want to hone their theatre skills.

At the end of each session, campers will perform their show for friends and family.

OUR GOALS FOR YOUTH
To stress the value and importance of each individual.
To seek the best in each individual and to guide them in their creative process.
To provide a quality artistic experience.
To provide top-notch learning in a fun environment.

HHT 2024 SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS

Session One: June 3 – 21*

FULL DAY | $265
(ages 8 – 13) 8 am – 3 pm

HALF DAY | $205
(ages 5 – 7) 8 am – 11 am

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. Scholarship opportunities, in accordance with Shawnee County Parks + Recreation guidelines, are available.

*HHT is closed for summer camp in observance of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 

Session Two: June 24 – July 12*

FULL DAY | $265
(ages 8 – 13) 8 am – 3 pm

HALF DAY | $205
(ages 5 – 7) 8 am – 11 am

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. Scholarship opportunities, in accordance with Shawnee County Parks + Recreation guidelines, are available.

*HHT is closed for summer camp in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Session Three: July 15 – Aug 2

FULL DAY | $265
(ages 8 – 13) 8 am – 3 pm

HALF DAY | $205
(ages 5 – 7) 8 am – 11 am

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. Scholarship opportunities, in accordance with Shawnee County Parks + Recreation guidelines, are available.

Camp Groups by Age

Broadway Bound | Ages 5-7
(all-day kindergarten required to attend)

Star Struck Players | Ages 8-9

Production Workshop | Ages 10-13

Break-a-Leg | Ages 12-13

 

Scholarships

Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy and Helen Hocker Theater are proud to offer scholarships for the summer youth theatre programming. Each scholarship requires a separate application. For example, if you would like to apply for scholarships for Helen Hocker Theater, you must use the HHT scholarship application form and submit it to the HHT Box Office. If your child would like to attend a TCT summer camp session, you must use a TCT scholarship application form and submit it to the TCT Box Office. There are two merit-based scholarships that have additional requirements. See all scholarships that are offered using the LEARN MORE button below.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
CASSIE HERMES, TCT EDUCATION DIRECTOR
or
JOANNA LASSLEY, HHT ARTISTIC & EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Additional Information

Children with special needs are welcome at Topeka Civic Theatre and Helen Hocker Theater camps and classes. Our camps and classes are available to children who are fully toilet trained, able to individually participate within our counselor-to-child ratio groups, and interact socially and comfortably with peers of their own age and physical size.

We are unable to provide one-on-one counselor care, a counselor with specialty training, or counselor-assisted medical attention. After a session starts if it is determined that a child’s needs exceed our ability to provide as detailed above, a refund will not be given.

NEW! FAMILY PROFILES & ENROLLMENT PROCESS

 Before you enroll, set up your family profile

1. Create a new account

2. Add your information (parent or purchaser) FIRST

3. Once you have added yourself, add another parent and/or child(ren) to your profile

4. Begin enrollment

 

Additional features and instructions:

  • With our new enrollment platform, you can use the options on the left to filter by age, by session and by location (TCT or Helen Hocker Theater).
  • We recommend filtering by age range first to ensure you enroll the student in the appropriate class/camp group.
  • Select “register” for the camp/class and choose the student listed in your family profile under “select attendees”.
  • On the top right, select the “reserve class” button.
  • From here you can add another student to the same class/camp session by selecting “add more” or “continue shopping” to enroll in a different class/camp session.
  • When you have completed adding sessions/students to enroll, go to your cart or select “checkout”.
  • You may consider adding a donation to the education programs with your enrollment. Select the donation option that is best for you and click “continue”.
  • Be sure to check the boxes located in the “legal” section and add emergency contact information under “class registration” on the review page at check-out.
  • Continue to payment. Add payment information. Once you select “submit” at the top right, your students will be enrolled. Look for a confirmation email.
  • Scholarships are available. Scroll down for more details or contact the Box Office.
  • At the end of each class/camp session, Share Times will be open for friends and family. Tickets for the performance will be $3 each and can be purchased through the enrollment link or the Box Office. Students will be required to perform in Share Performances.