Experience Summer at TCT & HHT

TCT Spring Break Camp

Come Join Poppy’s Boot Camp to put on Annie Kids! Spend Spring Break learning songs, dances, and scenes to put on a production in an intensive, driven and fun-filled week to perform on the last day!

Spring Break Session: March 11 – 15

6 – 16 years of age are eligible

$175 | Full Day | 1 Week

8am-4pm

 

 

Additional Information:

  • You must have attended kindergarten or be currently attending kindergarten to enroll. We run the camp as one group and all ages are in the show together. 
  • The production this year will be Annie Kids! (Please note: parts are assigned the first day of camp. Not everyone will get the part they may want but all parts are important and included in multiple scenes
  • Price for Spring Break camp: $175.00
  • Should you cancel your registration, TCT will retain a $25.00 processing fee.
  • Cancellations within a week prior to the start date are non-refundable.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring guests to camp.
  • Please bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Snacks throughout the day are also allowed.
  • We will perform the show for parents and guests on the last day, March 15. We will have two Share Times. Tickets for the performance will be $3 each and can be purchased through the TCT Box Office. Students will be required to perform in both shows.
    1st Performance: 3:30pm
    2nd Performance: 5:30pm

Experience Fun

Experience Friendship

Experience Creativity

Make Memories

Ask about our scholarship opportunites!

TCT Summer Camp

Save the Date:

2024 SESSIONS

Session One: June 3 – 21*

$425 | Full Day | 3 Weeks
$120 | Half Day | 1 Week

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
$120 | Half Day | 1 Week

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
$120 | Half Day | 1 Week

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

The Theatre Camp Experience

Theatre camp makes for a fun, spectacular, challenging and exciting way to spend your summer. Ask about our scholarship opportunities!

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.

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.

Groups

Once you enroll in our three week camp, our Education Director Cassie Hermes, will place your camper in an age appropriate group. Subject to enrollment numbers, grouping is at the Director’s discretion. If you have any group questions or requests please email cassie@topekacivictheatre.com. You will learn your camp group on the first day!

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

Superstars | Ages 6-8
(all-day kindergarten required to attend)

Centerstage | Ages 8-9

Showtime | Ages 10-11

Act One | Ages 10-12

Take Two | Ages 12-13

Primetime | Ages 13-17

Tech Camp | Must be 12 or older due to nature of activities

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten one-week camps available for children Ages 4-6

Summer Camp Scholarships

DALE EASTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Topeka Civic Theatre is proud to offer the Dale Easton Memorial Scholarship. The intent of the donors to this fund was to provide Topeka Civic Theatre’s Academy students a learning opportunities in the area of live theatre which will cultivate new generations of artistic talents. This merit-based scholarship is designated for a full tuition scholarship for a one three-week summer camp session at Topeka Civic Theatre per year. Applicants must be within the age range of TCT’s three-week camps: entering second (2nd) through twelfth (12th) grade for the upcoming school year.

A limited number of Academy Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of TCT donors. The maximum amount of a scholarship award is 40% of the full tuition cost.

Contact the TCT Box Office at 785-357-5211 for more information and to enroll.

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. Enrollment for Summer Camp opens March 5, 2024.

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.

Save the Date:

HHT SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS 2024

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.

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