The life of a child should be filled with play and imagination. Don’t let that slip away in our modern screen-filled world — this spring break, it’s time to explore, enjoy, and discover the possibilities! Whether it’s singing into a hairbrush to an imaginary crowd in the bathroom mirror or creating an epic adventure with a box, a stick, and a pillow, it’s the life of a kid! When parents have to work and the kids are off school, families face scheduling challenges, but this year it’s time to play with Quest Theatre spring break drama camps!

Quest Theatre has been bringing exceptional make-believe adventures to young people for nearly 40 years, creating space for kids to explore, have fun, make new friends, and get creative. Quest Theatre’s drama camp program provides students with an unforgettable theatrical creation adventure through the whimsical and inspirational experience of theatre. Playing creatively develops theatrical skills and somewhere in those dramatic travels, a story develops and characters emerge.

Quest Theatre (Family Fun Calgary)

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Making theatre harnesses the creative ability that young people already possess and teaches skills such as teamwork, dedication, and problem-solving. Children gain self-esteem, confidence, communication tools, and friendships, all while they’re learning about the arts and discovering who they are. Storytelling, imaginative play, and group activities create a fun and playful environment. The Quest Theatre professional instructors love to share their passion for theatre while they celebrate the organic, ridiculous, and brilliant ideas of your child! Spring break camps are based at cSPACE Marda Loop in Marda Loop and are offered over the CBE spring break from March 27 – 31, 2023, and the CSSD spring break from April 10 – 14, 2023, for kids ages 8 to 11 years. The camps offer professional instruction, small class sizes, and lots of FUN.

The BEST thing about these camps? Kids are encouraged to develop their OWN ideas for play creation. Quest knows that championing a young person’s innovations, no matter how slight, goes a long way in developing their love and pursuit of creativity. Wild ideas, crazy characters, and silly voices are all welcome! This creativity benefits children in every aspect of life. On the final day, everyone celebrates with a final performance for friends and family, written and created by each class.

The Quest Theatre spring break camp runs full days, from 9 am – 4 pm, with drop-off starting at 8:30 am and pick-up ending at 4:30 pm. If your schedule requires a longer day, you can access aftercare until 5 pm, for a fee. Register for Quest Theatre Spring Break Camps online or by calling 403-264-8575.

And then get ready for curtains to rise on the magic of imagination and spring break fun!

Quest Theatre Spring Break Camps:

When: March 27 – 31 and April 10 – 14, 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Quest Theatre Rehearsal Hall – cSPACE Marda Loop
Address: 1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-264-8575
Website: www.questtheatre.org