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Summer Camps

Check out the 2024 Calendar Below!

Summer 2024 info below. Use dropdowns to filter results.

Session 0

ETC Beginnings

Enchanted Creatures

June 10 - 14

Location:

Etz Hayim

Pre K-K

Fee Core Program:

$290

Create a world of enchanting creatures where fantasy and imagination rule!
ETC Beginnings offers an enriching experience for preschoolers to learn basic acting skills, and use their bodies, voices and imaginations to create exciting characters. The day includes acting games, story creation, arts & crafts, and outdoor time.

Session 1

ETC Beginnings

Pirates Set Sail!

June 17 - 21 (No Camp June 19)

Location:

Discovery Elementary

Pre K-K

Fee Core Program:

$240

Yo Ho! Transform into scalawags setting sail across the seven seas treasure hunting & exploring. ETC Beginnings offers an enriching experience for preschoolers to learn basic acting skills, and use their bodies, voices and imaginations to create exciting characters. The day includes acting games, story creation, arts & crafts, and outdoor time.

Session 1

Creative Drama

Island Adventures

June 17 - 21 (No Camp June 19)

Location:

Discovery Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$330

Sun, sand and sea are calling! Journey to a tropical island where palm trees, volcanoes and colorful animals await! Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Session 2

Creative Drama

Aliens vs. Robots

June 24 - 28

Location:

Discovery Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

What happens when extraterrestrial beings & robots collide? Join us for an out of this world adventure where you decide… Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Aliens vs. Robots is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 2-4

Macbeth:

A Shakespeare Teen Intensive

June 24 - July 12 (No Camp July 4 and July 5)

Location:

Clarendon Presbyterian Church

7th-12th

Fee Core Program:

$835

Come act and direct Shakespeare's Macbeth with a musical twist! Deepen your understanding of classical text, and round out theatre skills, as you rehearse and perform in our staff-directed, Shakespeare production. Teens get on-the-job theatre and educational training as you learn to direct younger campers in scenes by the bard. You’ll get to show off all you’ve learned to friends and family on Friday, July 12th.

Session 2

Falls Church Camps

Animal Tales

June 24 - 28

Location:

Falls Church Meridian High School

6yrs - 9yrs

Fee Core Program:

$395/$415

Hop, slither, soar, and swing into an animal adventure! Campers will explore creative storytelling and improvisation, while enhancing vocal quality and physical self-awareness all at the same time! Using their imaginations campers will recreate animal tales from all over the world. Family and friends are invited on the last day to see them act out their favorite tales. This camp is perfect for new or returning campers.

Session 3-4

Macbeth:

A Shakespeare Camp

July 1 - 12

Location:

Clarendon Presbyterian Church

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$690

Bring classic theatre to life with a musical twist! Use your imagination, collaborate with your peers and perform William Shakespeare's Macbeth 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 12th.

Session 4

Creative Drama

Pirates Set Sail!

July 8 - 12

Location:

Cardinal Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Yo Ho! Transform into scalawags setting sail across the seven seas treasure hunting & exploring. Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Session 4

ETC-on-Film

Intro to Film

July 8 - 12

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$405

CAMP FULL Where filmmaking starts at ETC-on-Film! Our youngest ETC-on-Film campers will get a chance to be both behind the camera and on the screen. All campers write and storyboard films while learning filmmaking techniques and watching examples of good film. Then they form production teams and are in charge of shooting their own film! Finally, they edit their film to show at the final screening. Family and friends are invited to see campers on the big screen on Friday afternoon.

Intro to Film is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 4

Falls Church Camps

Musical Theatre

July 8 - 12

Location:

Falls Church Meridian High School

8 yrs - 14yrs

Fee Core Program:

$395/$415

Dancing, acting, singing! Campers will collaborate with professional artists to create a dynamic original performance while learning skills in musical theatre movement and vocal technique. This camp is specially geared for campers of all levels of experience even if they are new to performing! Family and friends are invited on the last day to see them perform! This camp is perfect for new or returning campers.

Session 5

ETC Beginnings

Diggin' Dinosaurs

July 15 - 19

Location:

Abingdon Elementary

Pre K-K

Fee Core Program:

$290

Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures - it’s time to make dinosaur drama! ETC Beginnings offers an enriching experience for preschoolers to learn basic acting skills, and use their bodies, voices and imaginations to create exciting characters. The day includes acting games, story creation, arts & crafts, and outdoor time. Note: Preschoolers must be potty trained.

Diggin' Dinosaurs is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 5

Creative Drama

Game On!

July 15 - 19

Location:

Cardinal Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Let's-a go! Your mission is to unlock the next level, roll the dice, & pass go, while bringing stories and characters from our favorite games to life! Level up your imagination. Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Game On! is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 5-6

ETC-on-Film

Camp Comedy

July 15 - 26

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$690

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! It all culminates in our Performance and Screening, Friday, July 26.

Camp Comedy is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 5-6

ETC-on-Film

Camp Comedy Studios

July 15 - 26

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

7th-12th

Fee Core Program:

$690

Make your own movies, hilariously! Along with improv and other laugh-a-minute activities, all teens at Camp Comedy Studios make films. Rising 7th & 8th graders, aka ‘Cineastes’, learn to write, direct, & edit silent comedies in the classic style. Returning filmmakers ‘Auteurs’ learn to write a screenplay, direct, and edit longer original films known as their “Grand Opus” while also learning to record and edit sound. It all culminates in our Performance and Screening, Friday, July 26.

Camp Comedy Studios is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 5-6

Musical Debut

Musical Theatre Camp

July 15 - 26

Location:

Cardinal Elementary

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$690

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! Family and friends are invited to an end of camp Performance on Friday, July 26th.

Session 5

Falls Church Camps

Acting Out: The Basics

July 15 - 19

Location:

Falls Church Meridian High School

8yrs - 14yrs

Fee Core Program:

$395/$415

Educational Theatre Company is back with more acting antics! Campers will explore creative storytelling and improvisation, while enhancing vocal quality and physical self-awareness all at the same time! Through improvisation games and theatre exercises students of all levels of experience will transform into standout actors. Family and friends are invited on the last day to see their actors in ACTion! This camp is perfect for new or returning campers.

Session 6

Creative Drama

Diggin' Dinosaurs

July 22 - 26

Location:

Cardinal Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures - it’s time to make dinosaur drama! Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will discover new ways of collaborating with peers and the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Diggin' Dinosaurs is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 6

Falls Church Camps

Improv Comedy Troupe

July 22 - 26

Location:

Falls Church Meridian High School

8yrs - 14yrs

Fee Core Program:

$395/$415

CAMP FULL - Learn to be quick on your feet and make BIG acting choices with Educational Theatre Company! Through the exploration of physical storytelling, ensemble building, and character development, participants will learn the skills of improvisation. Campers will bring to life characters, outlandish plotlines, and comedic scenarios on the spot! Campers will showcase their new comedy troupe with a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. This camp is perfect for new or returning campers.

Session 7

Creative Drama

Toys Alive!

July 29 - August 2

Location:

Discovery Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Have a great day every day as your favorite toys come to life.
Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will discover new ways of collaborating with peers and the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Session 7

Acting Out:

Comedy vs. Drama

July 29 - August 2

Location:

Williamsburg Middle School

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$405

What makes comedy different from drama? Find out as you “act out” on 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.

Session 7

Musical Revue

Heroes

July 29 - August 2

Location:

Williamsburg Middle School

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Sing, act, dance and save the day! Students collaborate with professional teaching artists to create a dynamic performance about heroes. Campers will learn dance, vocal technique, and improvisation while creating a one-of-a-kind performance to be shared with friends & family on the last day of camp.

Session 7

Musical Revue Teen Intensive

Heroes

July 29 - August 2

Location:

Williamsburg Middle School

7th-12th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Sing, act, dance and save the day! Teens, rising 7th graders and up, collaborate with professional artists to create a dynamic cabaret performance about heroes, learning dance and vocal technique, while pushing themselves to new artistic heights. The final performance will be shared on the last day of camp.

Session 7

Falls Church Camps

Skits and Sketches

July 29 - August 2

Location:

Falls Church Meridian High School

8yrs - 14yrs

Fee Core Program:

$395/$415

Educational Theatre Company is ready for another side-splitting summer of hilarious original skits and sketches! Campers will learn basic comedy skills such as narrative focus, comedic timing, and creative use of one's voice. Friends and family will be invited to a final sharing of skits and sketches on the last day of camp. This camp is perfect for new or returning campers.

Session 7

ETC-on-Film

Intro to Film

July 29 - August 2

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Where filmmaking starts at ETC-on-Film! Our youngest ETC-on-Film campers will get a chance to be both behind the camera and on the screen. All campers write and storyboard films while learning filmmaking techniques and watching examples of good film. Then they form production teams and are in charge of shooting their own film! Finally, they edit their film to show at the final screening. Family and friends are invited to see campers on the big screen on Friday afternoon.

Intro to Film is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 8

Creative Drama

Enchanted Creatures

August 5 - 9

Location:

Discovery Elementary

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Create a world of enchanting creatures where fantasy and imagination rule!
Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Session 8

ETC-on-Film

Acting on Screen

August 5 - 9

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3rd- 12th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Learn to act on screen! Camp staff will work with each camper to hone their craft and learn to perform in a way appropriate to being captured on camera. This camp is perfect for beginners or campers who want more experience on screen with emphasis on understanding the shot, hitting their mark, and taking direction. Camp time will be split between workshops and acting exercises as well as actually acting in films! Acting on Screen campers will perform in the films made by Picture Up! filmmaking campers. Family and friends are invited to see campers on the big screen on Friday, August 9th.

Session 8

ETC-on-Film

PIcture Up!

August 5 - 9

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3rd-12th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Join ETC-on-Film for another week of filmmaking madness. Campers will focus on making films in various production roles, such as director, editor, writer, & director of photography, as they work to level up from Young Filmmakers, to Cineastes, to Auteurs. Any experience level is welcome so long as they’re passionate about filmmaking! Picture Up! Filmmakers will use campers from Acting on Screen as their actors. Collaborate with fellow filmmakers in the ever-growing ETC-on-Film Community! Family and friends are invited to see their films on Friday, August 9th.

Picture Up! Is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 8

Musical Revue

Villains

August 5 - 9

Location:

Williamsburg Middle School

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Sing, act, & dance…as the bad guy! Students collaborate with professional teaching artists to create a dynamic performance about villains. *maniacal laugh* Campers will learn dance, vocal technique, and improvisation while creating a one-of-a-kind performance to be shared with friends & family on the last day of camp.

Session 8

Musical Revue Teen Intensive

Villains

August 5 - 9

Location:

Williamsburg Middle School

7th-12th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Sing, act, & dance…as the bad guy! Teens, rising 7th graders and up, collaborate with professional artists to create a dynamic cabaret performance about villains, learning dance and vocal technique, while pushing themselves to new artistic heights. The final performance will be shared on the last day of camp.

Session 8-9

Page to Stage

Playwriting Camp

August 5 - 16

Location:

Week 1: Abingdon Elem. & Week 2: Fairlington CC

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$670

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 will be held on the last day of camp.

Note: This camp has two different county locations. Week One will be focused on playwriting and held at Abingdon Elementary School. Week Two will be focused on rehearsing the original plays and held at the Fairlington Community Center. The sites are within 5 min of each other.

Session 8-9

Page to Stage Teen CIT

Playwriting Camp

August 5 - 16

Location:

Week 1: Abingdon Elem. & Week 2: Fairlington CC

7th-12th

Fee Core Program:

$670

Counselors in Training (CIT), rising 7th graders and up, will assist groups in playwriting, design, and production, as well as participating in extended acting or directing daily intensives. A sharing will be held on the last day of camp.

Note: This camp has two different county locations. Week One will be focused on playwriting and held at Abingdon Elementary School. Week Two will be focused on rehearsing the original plays and held at the Fairlington Community Center. The sites are within 5 min of each other.

Session 9

ETC Beginnings

Island Adventures

August 12 - 16

Location:

Etz Hayim

Pre K-K

Fee Core Program:

$290

Sun, sand and sea are calling! Journey to a tropical island where palm trees, volcanoes and colorful animals await! ETC Beginnings offers an enriching experience for preschoolers to learn basic acting skills, and use their bodies, voices and imaginations to create exciting characters. The day includes acting games, story creation, arts & crafts, and outdoor time. Note: Preschoolers must be potty trained.

Session 9

Creative Drama

To the Rescue!

August 12 - 16

Location:

Etz Hayim

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Get ready for action as heroes come to the rescue! Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

To the Rescue! is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 9

ETC-on-Film

That's a Wrap

August 12 - 16

Location:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3rd-12th

Fee Core Program:

$405

One last chance to close the gate on your big summer film, or start a new one! Campers receive staff guidance and creative freedom to direct, act, design, costume, score, shoot, and edit their own films as they work to level up from Young Filmmakers, to Cineastes, to Auteurs. Any experience level is welcome. Family and friends are invited to a screening of the camper's films on Friday, August 16th.

That's a Wrap is an ETC STEAM Camp.

Session 10

ETC Beginnings

Barnyard Bonanza

August 19 - 23

Location:

Etz Hayim

Pre K-K

Fee Core Program:

$290

Get ready to squawk, moo, and oink your way to theatre fun! Join us as we learn all about and act as our favorite farmyard friends! ETC Beginnings offers an enriching experience for preschoolers to learn basic acting skills, and use their bodies, voices and imaginations to create exciting characters. The day includes acting games, story creation, arts & crafts, and outdoor time. Note: Preschoolers must be potty trained.

Session 10

Creative Drama

World Travelers

August 19 - 23

Location:

Etz Hayim

K-2nd

Fee Core Program:

$405

Young storytellers will create unique characters, travel to faraway lands, and explore the world. Through improvisation, storytelling, art projects, theatre games & rehearsals, campers learn acting basics. Students will collaborate with peers and discover the joy of performing. A sharing will be held on Friday afternoon.

Session 10

Acting Out:

Stories

August 19 - 23

Location:

Fairlington Community Center

3rd-6th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Discover what makes a great story & 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.

Session 10

Acting Out:

Teen Intensive

August 19 - 23

Location:

Fairlington Community Center

7th-12th

Fee Core Program:

$405

Hone your acting and directing techniques by diving into scene study! Counselors in Training (CIT), rising 7th graders and up, will create dynamic characters, master audition techniques, and learn fundamental scene analysis. A sharing will be held on the last day of camp.

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