3rd-6th Grade Camps

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Session 2-3

The Tempest

June 27 - July 8 (no July 4)

M-F, T-F

Location

Cardinal Elementary

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$630

Bring classic theatre to life with a musical twist! Use your imagination, collaborate with your peers and perform William Shakespeare's The Tempest combined with original songs, set to contemporary music. Campers will gain a wide range of acting skills through both rehearsal and participation in specialized workshops including characterization, script analysis, voice and diction, and more! Friends and family are invited to an end-of-camp performance Friday, July 8th.

Session 4

Intro to Film

July 11 - 15

M-F

Location

H-B Woodlawn

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$365

Family and friends are invited to attend a final sharing on Friday afternoon. 


ETC-on-Film is at it again; filmmaking with campers of all ages. Our youngest ETC-on-Film campers will get a chance to be behind the camera: they collaborate to write, storyboard, shoot, and edit a short film, all in only 1 week! Think of it as a 24-hour film festival for kids.


Intro to Film is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 5-6

Camp Comedy

July 18 - 29

M-F

Location

H-B Woodlawn

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$630

Make ‘em laugh! Improvise outlandish stories and characters, don ridiculous outfits, learn sketch, mime, standup, slapstick, or clown. When not clowning around, campers will have the chance to take their new comedy skills to the big screen in silent comedy films and movie musicals! Check out our past silent comedies and movie musicals at youtube.com/etconfilm. It all culminates in our Performance and Screening, Friday, July 29th if possible.


Camp Comedy is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 5-6

Musical Debut

July 18 - 29

M-F

Location

Cardinal Elementary

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$630

Family and friends are invited to an end of camp Performance at on Friday, July 29th if possible.


Dancing, acting, singing! Campers will collaborate with professional artists to create a dynamic original performance while learning skills in Broadway movement and vocal technique. This camp is specially geared for younger students who can't stop the beat, even if they are new to performing!

Session 5

Improv Comedy Troupe

July 18 - 22

M-F

Location

George Mason High School in Falls Church

3rd-12th

Fee Core Program

$350

Learn to be quick on your feet and make BIG choices with Educational Theatre Company! Through the exploration of physical storytelling, ensemble building, and character development, participants will learn the skills of improvisation. Youth and teens work primarily in separate groups with campers their own age to create larger than life characters, outlandish plotlines, and comedic scenarios on the spot! Campers will showcase their new comedy troupes with a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. This camp is perfect for new or returning campers. Take one or all three ETC Falls Church comedy camps to build your comedy skills from the base up.


Falls Church camps registration and tuition are managed by the City of Falls Church.

Session 6

Make 'Em Laugh Comedy Camp

July 25 - 29

M-F

Location

George Mason High School in Falls Church

3rd-12th

Fee Core Program

$350

In Educational Theatre Company’s ensemble-based comedy camp, get ready to make ‘em laugh! Participants will ask the question “what’s so funny?” and explore the skills needed to make audiences roar with laughter! Youth and teens will work alone and in groups to develop material for a variety of different comedic forms, both written and performative. They will showcase their humor in a comedy variety show for family and friends on the last day of camp. This camp is perfect for new or returning campers. Take one or all three ETC Falls Church comedy camps to build your comedy skills from the base up.


Falls Church camps registration and tuition are managed by the City of Falls Church.

Session 7

Acting Out: Comedy vs. Drama

August 1 - 5

M-F

Location

Williamsburg Middle School

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$365

Have a blast “acting out” on the stage! Campers will gain and strengthen tools for creating characters, stories, and acting technique. Campers will master skills such as character development, improvisation, and ensemble work! A sharing will be held on the last day of camp if possible.

Session 7-8

Musical Revue

August 1 - 12

M-F

Location

Williamsburg Middle School

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$630

Sing, act, dance, and design one singular sensation! Students collaborate with professional artists to create a dynamic performance, learning dance, vocal technique, and improvisation along the way. A sharing will be held on the last day of camp if possible.

Session 7

Sketch Comedy

August 1 - 5

M-F

Location

George Mason High School in Falls Church

3rd-12th

Fee Core Program

$350

Educational Theatre Company is ready for another side-splitting summer with hilarious sketches! Youth and teens will work in multiple groups to write original sketch comedy in the tradition of "Saturday Night Live" and "Second City." Skills such as narrative focus, comedic timing, and creative use of one's voice are developed. Friends and family will be invited to a final sharing of sketches on the last day of camp. This camp is perfect for new or returning campers. Take one or all three ETC Falls Church comedy camps to build your comedy skills from the base up.


Falls Church camps registration and tuition are managed by the City of Falls Church.

Session 8-9

Page to Stage

August 8 - 19

M-F

Location

Fairlington Community Center

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program

$630

Write an original play! Campers will be guided through writing their own lines, creating plot, characters and setting. They will work together to explore narrative structure, character development, conflict, and movement. A sharing of their work will be performed on the last day.

Session 9

That's a Wrap

August 15 - 19

M-F

Location

H-B Woodlawn

3rd-12th

Fee Core Program

$365

Friends and family are invited to a screening of the films made on Friday, August 19th. 


One last chance to close the gate on your big summer film, or start a new one! You’ll receive staff guidance and creative freedom to direct, act, design, costume, score, shoot, and edit your own films. Put the finishing touches on another project from ETC-on-Film, or create a new masterpiece short film. Collaborate with fellow filmmakers in the ever-growing ETC-on-Film Community! Family and friends are invited to a screening of the camper's films on Friday, August 19th.


That's a Wrap is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 10

Acting Out: Stories!

August 22 - 26

M-F

Location

Theater on the Run

3rd-5th

Fee Core Program

$365

Have a blast “acting out” on the stage! Campers will gain and strengthen tools for creating characters, stories, and acting technique. Campers will master skills such as character development, improvisation, and ensemble work! A sharing will be held on the last day of camp if possible.