Our acting camps for kids and teens is one of our most popular programs, serving around 800 students each summer. Let your family experience what Washington FAMILY Magazine calls the “Best Summer Camp of 2015”!
Acting For Young People, the Theater division of Potomac, employs only the best Teaching Artists, and they are out in full force at camp. Our lead teachers are employed in a wide variety of theater jobs throughout the year, ranging from professional work right here in the DC metro area to global tours. These teachers guide the campers’ main acting experience and direct the play that campers will present each Friday (that’s right, our campers put on a play in just one week!).
Weekly camps, starting the last week of June and going through the beginning of August, are broken down into five age-specific groups (ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13+). Campers will travel to different electives throughout the day with their group, learning from our fantastic elective teachers. Every student experiences Movement and Voice for the Stage on a daily basis. These topics are essential for actors of every age and are the foundations of creativity. Campers also have a few choices to make when it comes to other electives: Improv or Musical Theater? Acting for the Camera or Playwriting? These are special skills that campers will have the opportunity to explore at camp.
You have the option of signing up for one or any combination of weekly camps during the summer, as a different theme and activities will be explored each week. Camps do not need to be taken in successive order, either. Come and see what everyone is raving about!