About the Program
Evergreen Theatre’s Drama Camp introduces participants to the magic of drama and puppetry by exploring different styles, meeting and creating new characters, and guiding participants through the construction of their very own high quality puppet character. Students will also engage in a variety of drama activities which may include improvisation, theatre tech (lights/staging etc), movement, mime, mask, theatre sports etc.
Each day of Drama Camp is jam-packed! Participants will spend time on their feet engaging in theatre games and explorations, as well as becoming the designers and builders of their very own puppets. The 5 day, weeklong camp features instruction from professional actors, artists and designers, and a final day performance for family and friends. Participants will take home all their creations on the final day.
Evergreen Theatre hires professional artists to instruct our Summer Camp Programs. All artists have extensive experience working with young people as well as in various fields of performance. Summer Camp Instructors have first aid and CPR training, and the supervision ratio is approximately 8:1.
Drama Camp will take place at Evergreen Community Spaces – our new home in Mayland Heights. 10 minutes from downtown and easily accessible from Memorial Drive, Deerfoot Trail, 16th Ave, and Barlow Trail.
Camp runs from Monday - Friday (with a final performance Friday). All Camps are for children ages 6-9 and 10-15 years. Children must be 6 years old as of the first day of camp.
The program begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM
There will be supervised outdoor activities in the green space on our property (weather permitting). Please ensure participants have appropriate footwear and clothing for warm weather as well as sunscreen and bug spray if necessary.
Students are required to bring their own bag lunch and 2 snacks per day. Evergreen encourages participants to bring lunch in environmentally friendly reusable bags and containers. Food and drink will not be provided to participants with the exception of water. Please note: Drama Camp is a nut-free zone!
Final Performance Friday
At the end of the week participants present a short performance for family and friends reflecting the culminated learning of the week. The performance will run approximately 45 minutes long. At the end of the show, camp is over and participants are free to leave with their parents/guardians. The exact time of the performance will be confirmed on the first day of camp.
Camp fees are only $199 per child per week or you can sign up for both weeks for $349. Fees must be paid at time of registration. There is a $35 charge for NSF cheques.
Before and After Care
Additional Supervision is available for registered participants from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for $30/week.
Please note if children are left unattended after 4:10 PM they will be placed in this service and you will be charged for proper supervision. Also note that for every 10 minutes after 5pm a child is not picked up, a $5 charge will apply.
Participant Conduct Policy
We strive to create an environment conducive to learning and teaching. All participants are expected to contribute to the development of a group dynamic based on civility and mutual respect. To this end, all participants are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity and practice inclusiveness. Participants are expected to show respect for the Evergreen Community Spaces property. Participants are expected to act in a manner that maintains the individual and collective safety of all participants and staff. Behavior that is either disruptive, threatening, or dangerous will not be tolerated. Participants demonstrating improper behavior will be given a verbal warning, followed by removal from the activity. If the behavior persists the participant will be removed from camp without a refund.
Safe arrival and departure of participants:
It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to ensure safe arrival and departure of the child. The following policies and procedures must be followed. A child is not under the care of Evergreen Theatre until the child has been escorted to the arrival area and the attendance form initialed by the parent/guardian. Camp participants will not be released until their parent/guardian has met them at the departure area at the end of the day and initialed the departure sheet.
Please telephone as soon as possible if the participant will be absent at any point during the camp.
Questions or Concerns?
Christina Chase-Warrier, Program Coordinator
1709 8th Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 0S9