Children’s Community Theatre Summer Camp


Children’s Community Theatre will provide youth interested in theatre a trip into outer space and into the halls of Harvard during its “Imagination Camp 2012”, scheduled for this June at NIU’s O’Connell Theatre. Beginner’s Camp is open to students who will be in kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall of 2012 and will follow the theme “2012: A Space Odyssey.”

Camp session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day and concludes with public performances at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 22 and 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23. Children will ‘launch’ into the stars at 17,500 mph about CCT’s very own space command module. Campers will not only learn a thing or two about the galaxy, but will create their very own theatrical performance, complete with cosmic songs and gravitational dance. Cost of the two week camp is $95 and includes daily instruction, as well as participation in the two public performances.

CCT also offers older students an opportunity to create a full-scale musical in just two weeks during “Advanced Camp”, which is open to students entering 7th grade through 12th grade in fall 2012, and includes graduating seniors.

Advanced Camp runs for two weeks, June 18th through July 1st, and will culminate with four performances of “Legally Blonde: the Musical.” Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Daily instruction includes music, acting and choreography needed for the show, but also will expose students to other instruction like stage combat, improvisational acting, character development, costume creation, make-up design and more. Cost of the two week camp is $125 and includes daily instruction; a “Legally Blonde” cast T-Shirt, participation in four public performances and a dinner during a dress rehearsal.

To register for CCT’s Imagination Camp, visit the organization’s website at or find CCT of DeKalb on Facebook. Enrollment for both camps is limited and tends to fill up quickly. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

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