Children's summer drama camp planned in Princeton

PRINCETON – Registration is underway for the Annual Children’s Summer Drama Camp at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton for children entering second through ninth grades. 

Camp will run Monday-Friday, July 24 through Aug. 4, from 2-5 p.m. The camp cost is $95 with special rates for siblings. Need-based scholarships are also available upon request for those who meet the criteria.  

Drama Camp at the PAC culminates at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 in a performance of an original play written specifically for the campers and, to a large extent, tailored to the needs and abilities of the campers.  Campers name their own production. Children get the hands-on experience of creating a show, from set and light work to costuming to performing. 

Past theater-learning topics have included theatrical accents, sets, Shakespeare, costuming, stage make-up, mime, choreography for the stage, stage lighting and design, musical theater, and opera. Camp activities also include theater and improvisational games like one might see on the television show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Children’s theater programming at PAC has always been about more than just theater skills. PAC strives to offer a safe, wholesome environment in which children can learn, grow, and have fun. Over the many years of the summer drama camps as well as other children’s drama programming, PAC has been privileged to witness the transformation of many children from ducklings to beautiful, talented swans. Fostering the growth of our community’s children is the greatest benefit of PAC children’s theater programming.  

To register, contact camp director Rachel Gorenz-Johnson at  815-876-6284 or [email protected].

Payment is expected by July 10. Please make checks payable to Rachel Gorenz-Johnson. Checks and registration forms can be returned to:   Rachel Gorenz-Johnson, 3 S. Fifth St., Princeton, IL 61356.