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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Summer Theatre Camp and Performance Academy

Summer Camps options include one-week theatre camps that focus on fun and theatre skills, one-week performance showcases and intensives, and two-week performance academies that produce a play or musical from start to finish. Camps are held at the Playhouse in Mt. Adams and locations in Mason and near Erlanger, Ky.

Address: 962 Mt Adams Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Phone: (513) 345-2242
Website: cincyplay.com/learn/summer-theatre-camps
Gender of Campers: All
Special Needs Offered: Launch Pad Accessibility Program that allows students with developmental disabilities, neurodivergences, and sensory challenges to participate in camp and be a part of the camp community while having their unique needs met. Space is limited and launchpad-specific scholarships are available.
Dates: June 2 – August 2
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
Ages: 6-17 (incoming first to twelfth grade)

Q&A with Cincy Playhouse in the Park:

What makes Playhouse in the Park unique?

We believe theatre can be created by any person at any age. That’s what makes camp so exciting! Guided by passionate camp staff, our campers work together to make connections with audiences, each other and themselves, while learning skills that show up onstage and in real life. They learn performance techniques including musical theatre, stage combat, acting, rehearsal and performance — while at the same time exploring their individuality. In our inclusive and artistic environment, campers gain confidence, get moving, form new friendships and tap into their creativity while belting out showtunes and bringing awesome stories to life.

This year’s camps feature more performance options than ever with locations at the Playhouse in Mt. Adams, Mason and near Erlanger, Ky. Camps run June 3 – August 2. Before Care and After Care and scholarships are available.



What activities are offered at Playhouse at the Park?

One-week theatre camps for rising first-through 10th-graders
•Learn the fundamentals of creating theatre with each week focusing on a unique theme.
•Camp weeks specialize in different skills like acting, singing and dancing, stage combat, improv and theatre crafts.
•One-week theatre camps end with an informal Shareformance to share with family and friends a snapshot of what campers have learned.

One-week performance showcases and intensives for first-through 10th-graders
•Explore theatrical skills through the lens of a single story, musical or performance style, with extended rehearsal time and an emphasis on performance and storytelling techniques.
•Camps include explorations of Disney’s Descendants: The Musical, Beetlejuice The Musical and others!
•One-week performance showcases and intensives conclude with a showcase (without sets, props or costumes) to show family and friends a selection of work campers focused on.

Two-week performance academies
•Experience the production of a play from start to finish, while learning theatrical skills and rehearsing daily — no prior experience required!
•Camp include Annie KIDS, Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS, Mean Girls JR. and She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition!
•Performance Academies conclude with a final performance, complete with sets and costumes.


What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

Class sizes vary depending on location, camp type and ages of enrolled campers. Our group sizes are typically at a maximum of 16 -18 per group. However, the group size may vary for Performance Academies.

Does Playhouse at the Park provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

We do not provide snacks or lunch. Families are responsible for providing their own snacks and lunch for their campers.

Please note, that in order to serve as many students as possible:

We have implemented a strict NO NUT rule. Please pack foods that do not contain nuts.
We cannot refrigerate or heat lunches. Packed snacks and lunches should not contain any items that need to be kept cool or heated.


How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Our instructors are experienced teaching artists who are also working artists in their field. All have degrees in the arts and/or requisite professional experience and a strong focus on education.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

Launch Pad is a program that allows students living with developmental disabilities, neurodivergence and sensory challenges to fully participate in camp and be a part of the camp community while having their unique needs met. Space is limited and Launch Pad-specific scholarships are available, here. More information about the Launch Pad program can be found at https://cincyplay.com/learn/summer-theatre-camps/launch-pad-accessibility-program.


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