Edmonton’s Grindstone Theatre invites kids aged 5 to 17 to take part in Camp Grindstone! This series of week-long summer camps will give youth the opportunity to learn the key facets of producing and performing in their very own theatrical production. There is something for every skill and interest with camp offerings that include improv, acting, musical theatre and sketch writing!
Camp Grindstone is open to students of all experience levels. Come spend a week learning under some of the best in the business while playing a part in creating an actual theatre production. You’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished in just 5 days with Grindstone!
Registration can be completed online. Depending on the camp, sessions will take place at the Grindstone Studio (9562 82 Avenue) or Grindstone Theatre (10019 81 Avenue). Times vary by camp – please refer to each camp description below, or the Camp Grindstone webpage for further details.
Drama Discovery Camp
Ages 5-8: July 11-15, 2022 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Whether your youngster has a flair for the dramatic or enjoys being the class clown, this is the camp for them! This introductory camp will introduce them to a variety of theatrical styles to help them find their inner voice, learn how to move comfortably in their body, and discover the joys of expressing themselves through performance.
Musical Theatre Camp
Ages 5-8: August 1-5, 2022 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ages 9-12: July 18-22, 2022 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
This camp is designed for the child who is always singing and dancing! During Musical Theatre Camp, students will learn a new song from a different musical each day – including vocals, choreography, character traits and expression.
Theatre Creation Camp
Ages 11-14: July 11-15, 2022 | 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Get a double whammy with this camp focused on writing and performing! Campers will spend each morning learning the in’s and out’s of playwriting, directing, and performance, then they will apply their newfound knowledge as they all work together in the afternoon to create their own original show. No previous experience is necessary – everyone will be learning and growing as they go!
Drama Discovery Camp
Ages 12-14: July 18-22, 2022 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages 15-17: August 1-5, 2022 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Come tell your story with the help of instructor Jordy! This camp will explore storytelling and how different theatrical elements can be used to create a mood and convey your message. Students will explore lights, sound, movement, set and props.
Teen Improv & Sketch Camp
Ages 13-17: August 1-5, 2022 | 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Under the guidance of Lee Boyes, creative teens can discover everything it takes to create comedic gold. Mornings will be spent learning improv formats and developing premises, while each afternoon will be focused on sketch writing sessions to be performed during a spectacular end of the week group performance!