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Summer Youth Theatre Camp
July 5 - July 31$600
Barnstormers Theatre announces its summer youth theatre camp, “A Mid-
Summer Camp’s Dream.” The camp is a 4-week program, running from July 5 – 31. Campers
ages 9-16 will work on a youth production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
while also learning performance and technical theatre techniques.
Madeline DeCourcey returns as the camp director, a role she has served for many years.
DeCourcey has directed, stage managed and performed in numerous shows for Barnstormers,
including multiple plays involving children, such as “Revenge of the Space Pandas,” “The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and “The Pony Expresso.”
Joining DeCourcey as a co-instructor for summer camp is the Grants Pass High School Theatre
teacher, Justin Hauke. Guest instructor Brianna Gowland will join camp for two weeks to teach
movement and choreography classes. Camp will also include workshops alongside the adult cast
of Barnstormers’ summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
While receiving in-depth training in acting and performance techniques, campers will also
receive training in the technical elements of theatre, such as lighting, sound design, costuming
and make-up design. Campers will work together to design and create their own props and set
decorations for their production. Parents will witness first-hand the all-inclusive training that
their children receive during the final performance, which will take place July 30 – 31.
“We are so excited to be offering our first full-length production camp for Barnstormers’
campers,” said Madeline DeCourcey.
“‘Midsummer’ is one of Shakespeare’s best comedies to introduce young people to his work. We
had a blast playing with the script during the 2017 camp, and we can’t wait for a fresh, deep dive
into this classic story,” DeCourcey continued.
Registration is now open; the cost for the 4-week program is $600. Please call (541) 479-3557 or
email email@example.com to request a registration form. Tuition can be paid in full with
registration, or a deposit of $100 can be paid to hold your child’s spot in camp. The remainder of
tuition is due prior to or on the first day of camp.
112 NE Evelyn Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Camp is limited to 20 students; early registration is highly recommended. Limited scholarships
are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scholarship application. An
advanced student questionnaire is also available for younger students who are interested in
participating in camp who demonstrate prior experience and/or ability.
“After being stuck at home with their kids for so long, we hope that parents will be ready to get
their kids back out into safe, social environments that stimulate their creativity,” DeCourcey said.
COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to: campers will need to wear face coverings throughout
camp, temperatures will be taken and screening questions will be asked during check-in at each
day of camp. Campers will need to provide their own lunch, snack and refillable water bottle.
For further information, please call (541) 479-3557 or email email@example.com.