Emerald Coast Theatre Company Summer Camp Registration is Open
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) will be offering many summer camp options for children this summer. Dance, sing, act, or be behind the scenes in one (or more) of these fantastic summer camps. Many of the camps are being held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, but there are a few options in Seaside, Panama City and Defuniak Springs. Payment plans are always available. More information on the camps and registration is available at emeraldcoasttheatre.org/summer-camps.
The Mini Player Camps (Ages 5–7, rising Kindergarteners) are designed specifically for the youngest players. These camps focus on activities that allow students to explore acting, singing, and movement in an energetic, nurturing environment that fosters creativity and collaboration.
These one week camps are held Monday–Friday (with the exception of the Disney Dreams Camp which is Tuesday–Friday) from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. with a final performance on the last day of camp. Tuition is $225. Mini Player Camps are held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard.
May 30 – June 2 – Disney Dreams
June 5–9 – Adventures in Wonderland
June 12–16 – Willy Wonka
June 19–23 – Dr. Seuss
July 10–14 – Frozen Dreams
There are four Summer Camps for 2nd–5th graders.
Alice in Wonderland will be held at ECTC at Grand Boulevard June 5–9, Gulf Coast State College – Panama City from June 12–16 and Florida Chautauqua Theatre, Defuniak Springs June 26–30. Tuition is $285. Welcome to Wonderland where everything is curiouser and curiouser! All your favorite characters are here: Alice, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and of course, the Queen of Hearts. This is a non-musical, fun-filled adventure down the rabbit hole with lots of fun parts for boys and girls!! Monday-Friday with final performance on the last Friday of camp at 2 p.m.
Camp Showtime: Disney Dreams will be held at ECTC at Grand Boulevard from Tuesday, May 30–Friday, June 2 and at the Seaside Neighborhood School from Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14. Tuition is $250. Let the rhythm get you! Come act, sing, and dance your heart out to popular Broadway Disney show tunes as we learn simple choreography to some of the most popular musical numbers. We’ll also play theatre games and screen some classic musicals on film. Watch out parents — we’ll WOW you with a performance on the last day of camp!
Camp Showtime: Rock and Pop! will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from Monday, June 12–Friday, June 17. Tuition is $250. Let the rhythm get you! Come act, sing, and dance your heart out to popular rock and pop songs as we learn simple choreography. We’ll also play theatre games and work on our improv skills. Watch out parents — we’ll WOW you with a performance on the last day of camp!
101 Dalmatians will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from June 19–30. Tuition is $575. Earn your ECTC spots as we bark out the story of 101 Dalmatians. Based on the classic animated film, “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians” is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella de Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and a cast of adorably spotted heroes. Everyone gets to sing, dance, and act on the big stage with lots of fun parts for boys and girls! Monday–Friday for two weeks (skipping Saturday and Sunday) with the final performance on the last Friday of camp.
There are five summer camp options for middle and high schoolers.
Tuition varies depending on camp. Payment plans are always available.
Teen Cabaret Comedy LOL (Grades 6th–12th) will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from May 30–June 2. Tuition is $250. Laugh out loud this summer with Teen Cabaret Comedy LOL! Bring your very own comedy show to life with sketches, musical numbers, pantomimes, and more. This comedy camp has opportunities for singers and nonsingers as well as improv and sketch writing.
Teen Playwriting Camp (Grades 6th–12th) will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from June 5–9. Tuition is $250. It all starts with a story- so tell your own with ECTC’s Playwriting Camp! Come and learn the basics of playwriting with ECTC this summer. From conflict and character development to phrasing and formatting—take charge and tell your own stories! Create interesting characters and interactions complete with dialogue and emotion. Learn how to build scenes from scratch through discussion and doing. Better bring a pencil!
Puffs: The Play (Grades 6th – 12th) will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from June 12–23. Tuition is $575. This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh”. Adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Teen actors will play many roles while this epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Film Camp (Grades 5th – 12th) will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from July 3–7. Tuition is $285. Students learn to write, direct, and act during the process of creating a one-minute film. This is a fun, fast-paced class for any aspiring filmmakers out there—or anyone who loves a good movie! The week ends with an Oscars-style ceremony and screening of everyone’s masterpieces.
Grease The Musical/Musical Theatre Intensive (Grades 6th – 12th) will be held at ECTC in Grand Boulevard from July 10–30. Tuition is $1,025. You were born to hand jive baby! This show is packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and great parts for boys and girls. Just like grease lightning, this three week camp will stretch your students’ theatre skills and grow them as performers. With unforgettable masterclasses in acting, voice, makeup, and dance, students will have the opportunity to work with ECTC’s theatre professionals in this amazing two-act, full-length show!
A special thanks to ECTC’s Major Sponsors of the 2022-2023 season: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, The St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (Visit South Walton).
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