Summer Intensive for ages 11-13

Each 3-week session is an intensive training program in which students ages 11-13 will audition, write, rehearse, and perform a theatrical production under the instruction of working professionals.

Students of this program need to understand that dedication, focus, and participation make the program successful for all. We look forward to a wonderful summer as we work together to create something we can all be proud of!

2023 Themes

WKS 1-3: Orphie and the Book of Heroes

(June 5-23)

An Original Musical
Music by Michael Kooman
Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond

Spunky and curious Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, sets out to save storyteller Homer and his Book of Heroes — a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld.

During three weeks, students will audition, rehearse, and create their set, props, and costumes. Everyone will have a vital role in building this one-of-a-kind musical from the ground up while learning what it takes to be part of an incredible ensemble.

Performance: June 23 at 4 pm

This week is sold out. CLICK HERE to be added to the waitlist.

WKS 4-6: Film Through the Ages

(June 26-July 14)

How did we get to the age of Tik Tok and YouTube? Cinema has evolved and adapted rapidly over the last 200 years. Students will study history and learn how film and media have become what it is today.

During this 3-week intensive, students will audition, rehearse, and create their set, props, and costumes. Choosing an era/genre, they will get to write, direct, act, and make their own filmed vignette within an ensemble setting. (*No camp July 4-5)

Film Premiere: July 14 at 4 pm

This week is sold out. CLICK HERE to be added to the waitlist.

WKS 7-9: Much to Choose About Shakespeare: The Comedies

(July 17-August 4)

Shakespeare’s stories hath been turned upside down and inside out. Students will study some of The Bard’s most famous comedies and study some of his most treasured comical scenes.

Students will audition, rehearse, and create their set, props, and costumes throughout the three weeks. There is no telling what might ensue when students choose and perform their own Shakespearean comedic adventure.

Performance: August 4 at 4 pm.

This week is sold out. CLICK HERE to be added to the waitlist.

Daily Schedule

  • 8-9 am Early Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)
  • 9-10:45 am Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • 10:30-10:45 am Snack Break
  • 10:45 am-noon Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • noon Lunch
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Recess & Games
  • 1-2:15 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal
  • 2:15-2:30 pm Snack Break
  • 2:30-4 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal, Art & Design
  • 4-4:15 pm Sign Out & Pick Up
  • 4:15-5:30 p.m. After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)

Performance Schedule

Performances will be held the second Friday of each 2-week camp:

  • Friday, June 23 at 4 pm
  • Friday, July 14 at 4 pm
  • Friday, August 4 at 4 pm

On performance days, the schedule is the same as above until 4 pm. The rest of the day is as follows:

  • 4 pm Show & Share (Friday)
  • 5-5:30 pm After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)


  • Member: $515 / 3-week camp ($445 for June 27-July 15)
  • Non-Member: $540 / 3-week camp ($470 for June 27-July 15)

4 Ways to Register

1.) Mail/Email: Download a 2023 CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET FOR AGES 11-13 and send the completed forms via mail to 4537 Lowell Road; Tampa, FL 33618, or email them to [email protected]. (If you are having trouble completing the form online, please don’t worry. You can print it out and complete it by hand, too!)

2.) Online:  Non-refundable online processing fees apply. Additional paperwork is required after registering. (Early Bird Discount Code (expires April 30): EARLYBIRD)

3.) Phone: Call (813) 922-8167 to register over the phone with a credit card.

4.) In-Person: Visit the Center Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; or Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.

(Please register the Thursday before the start of camp on any given week to help us best prepare for the arrival of your child. Registrations received after Thursday will incur a $15 late registration fee.)