Camps: Making a Scene

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 2024 Camp Dates

  • CAMP 1 July 2 - 5, 2024 - Technical Theatre and Design
  • CAMP 2 July 8 - 12, 2024 - Comedy, Clowning and Improvisation
  • CAMP 3 July 15 - 19, 2024 - Playwriting, Producing and Performance
  • CAMP 4 July 22 - 26, 2024 - Musical Theatre

Registration opens March 1, 2024!

Drama Summer Camps

Making a Scene Drama Camps are for children aged 10 to 17. Join us this summer for an exciting week of creativity, where imaginations are opened up, and confidence is nurtured - all in an informal and fun-filled environment! 

For complete beginners as well as experienced young actors, Drama Camp is the perfect place to develop creative skills. 

Drama Camp is a safe and nurturing environment, where community is emphasized, friendship is valued, and personal growth is celebrated. 

Camp leaders (senior Drama students under the supervision of a Drama faculty member) are chosen not only for their exceptional acting skills, but equally for their proven ability to be outstanding role models for young people.

Each camp features plays, theatre games, basic sets and costumes, and more to help develop creative thinking skills, self-confidence, brainstorming, team building, and communication. Camp leaders guide the students through the art of storytelling and character development while exploring freedom of movement and self-expression onstage and behind the scenes. 

Bring out the best in yourself by learning “to live in the moment” on stage. Improvisation is acting without a text – here and now! It’s great fun and, once you are at familiar with the technique, you will love it...forever!

Become “someone else”! We’ll show you how. Unwrap those many other people you carry inside you. It’s a new world that only actors know exists: explore that inner world in creative ways! 

Want to be heard on stage? Want your body to work for you? No special skills required: easy to learn, fun techniques for improving your voice and your movement abilities!

**NEW** Learn about what takes place behind the stage! Have you ever wondered what it takes to design and make costumes? Where do weird stage props come from? How did they make the lights do that? Enter the world of technical theatre and design, exploring everything that goes into creating a visual masterpiece.

In each week, two camps run simultaneously, one camp for those younger campers, and another for those older campers.

Please let us know if you are attending camp with a friend! And please contact us at 306-966-2323 or if there are any special concerns that we can help you address.

Time: all classes are from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday, with an afternoon showcase on Friday. There will be a brief orientation and tour on the first morning of camp. Parents and/or guardians are invited to stay and meet the Camp Leaders and participate in the tour. A completed Media Release Form and Parental Waiver & Child Health Form must be handed in at the orientation. 

Location: John Mitchell Building, U of S Campus.

Price: $240 for Camp 1 (four days)
$300 for Camps 2, 3, 4 (five days)
Before and after care now included!

Payment method: online Visa/Mastercard

Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. There are vending machines in the John Mitchell Building for snacks, as well as the Agriculture Café in the Agriculture Building (next to the John Mitchell Building) that is open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please do not bring valuables or large amounts of money to camp. We have a secure room for coats and backpacks, but we cannot guarantee complete security. There is a bike stand outside the John Mitchell Building for those who cycle. Bicycles are not allowed in University buildings so you must bring a lock.

Please let us know if you are attending camp with a friend! And please contact us at 306-966-2323 or if there are any special concerns that we can help you address.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 non-refundable fee will be applied if a cancellation is made outside of 30 days prior to the start date of the camp. Cancellation within 30 days of the start date of the camp will result in the Department of Drama retaining $100.00 from the registration fee and the remainder will be refunded. No refund will be given once the camp has started. There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for substituting a camp any time prior to the camp’s start date and a change can only be made if there is a spot(s) available in the desired camp(s).  To refund a camp, call 306-966-5539.

Minimum Enrollment

The Department of Drama reserves the right to cancel camps due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be provided.

Before & After Care

Before and after care is now included in your camp fees! While camp starts at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm, you are welcome to start dropping off at 8:00 am. Your child must be picked up by 5:00 pm.

Medical/Behavioural Conditions

For the safety and enjoyment of all Drama Campers, please advise the Drama Department of any medical or behavioural conditions your child may have. Please also note that we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all, and hence abusive behaviour of any variety will not be tolerated.

Nut Allergies

Drama Camp is hosted in a multi-user building, thus we are unable to guarantee a nut-free environment.



For additional information:
Please Contact US!
Department of Drama
John Mitchell Building

118 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
(306) 966-2323