EPC Announces Summer Youth Theatre Camp


Published on May 11 2012 9:43 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

This summer treat your kids to theater performance learning and fun with the EPC’s Youth Theater Camp.

Called “Acting’s in the Bag,” Summer Youth Theatre Camp is designed for kids ages 8-18.  There are three options to attend! Session 1– Beginner to Intermediate: “Learn the Ropes” from Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 28, 2012; Session 2– Intermediate to Advanced: “Conquer the Stage” from Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 19, 2012; and Super Camp a combination of Sessions 1 & 2 for a full four weeks of theater immersion. Registration forms may be picked up at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt West, Effingham, IL during box office hours, Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or downloaded at www.theepc.org To receive registration materials by mail, phone (217) 540-2788.  The tuition for the camp is $100 per two-week session.

Summer Youth Theatre Camp is a theater training program that teaches students a basic curriculum of focus, voice and diction, improvisation, character study, and movement. Campers will be divided into 3 groups based on age and/or ability. They will learn theater performing techniques under the direction of trained theater professionals. Each camper will gain education about theater and performing, boost his/her self-confidence, and become more comfortable interacting with others both one-on-one and in front of large groups.

Campers attend sessions Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 18 – 28 and July 9 – July 19. There will be a performance that showcases everything the students have learned during the course of the camps on Thursdays, June 28 & July 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the theater.

The Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Effingham Performance Center is supported by a grant from the Lumpkin Family Fund.

Effingham Performance Center is operated by Arts Connection of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit organization, that has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.

For more information, go to www.theEPC.org or phone 217-540-2788.