A DAY AT THEATER CAMP
Sample Camper Schedule
SARA: THE ACTRESS - TUESDAY
Sara likes to be busy! She opted for a full-day of theater and takes voice lessons and intermediate jazz dance classes.
Sara is in a morning rehearsing play, but rehearsal doesn’t start until 10:00, so she’s got an hour free after breakfast. If there were an intermediate Jazz class she’d take it before rehearsal, but today there is not, so she hangs out with friends until rehearsal starts, and takes a few minutes to send a quick e-mail home. 10-12 every day she is with her director and fellow cast-members in rehearsal. If it’s a hot day, the whole cast might go to the pool at 11:00 for a swim. Everyone heads back to the cabins at Noon, lunch is at 12:30.
After lunch is a Rest Period, and the camp gathers for the One-Minute Performance at 2:35 and a recap of afternoon offerings. Today is a short, jazzy saxophone and clarinet duet performed by a brother and sister duo. Every day is something different!
Sara has chosen a full day of theater, so she’s also in rehearsal all afternoon. It makes for a busy day, but she loves it! This afternoon, her voice teacher has arranged with her theater director to release her from the last half-hour of rehearsal, so 4:30-5:00 she has her voice lesson, and then at 5:00 she walks over with her teacher to the “5:00 special,” an informal performance for the whole camp. Today it is works-in-progress by the dance intensive students; so interesting! Dinner is at 5:30.
Free time, 6:30-7:00:
Very few activities are scheduled during this half-hour. It’s a nice time to take a walk, play some tennis or participate in the sports activity on the sports field, or just hang out with friends; but Sara has a lot of lines to memorize for her two plays, so she spends the time studying.
Evening Activities, 7:00-8:00:
Sara gets her jazz dance class! Classes move around in the schedule from day to day so that campers with different schedules can take them. Sometimes the jazz class at her level is first thing in the morning, when she can take it. Other times, like today, it is in the evening, also a time she is free. When it is scheduled mid-morning or afternoon, she can’t take it because she is in rehearsal; but her afternoon-rehearsing play “goes up” on Friday (Exciting!), so for her last week of camp she’ll be able to dance a lot more, and will also have some additional free time to try other activities. At 8:00 everyone goes back to the cabins to put on long sleeves and long pants, grab a flashlight, and then go the evening program.
Evening Program, 8:40:
Tonight is the DJ Dance! Wow so fun. Sara did her hair and wore a dress. She carried her high-heels with her from the cabin because heels are not allowed on campus, but she can change into them at the dance. The camper DJs were amazing; they chose such great and unexpected songs; it was really cool to see kids on the stage mixing the music, and fun to dance with other campers and the counselors; even the Camp Directors joined the dance!