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The 2017 Summer Academy play is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland adapted by Diana Grisanti from the book by Lewis Carroll. Enrollment is underway!!!

Summer Academy

Now Enrolling (click to print)!

Ages 8-13

Sessions listed below!

Mondays-Fridays 9am-3pm
(Except July 4)

Extended Day until 5:00pm (see below)


(payment options available)

In this theatre program for ages 8-13, campers spend three weeks working under the direction and attention of experienced instructor/directors on the production of a thrilling play. This year’s offering is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland based on the book by Lewis Carroll and dramatized by Diana Grisanti—a classic that’s sure to delight actors and audiences alike! 

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Alice as she meets a bizarre cast of characters and comes face to face with a belligerent queen.

The Summer Academy gives kids the experience of rehearsing and performing a professional-quality play complete with sets, costumes, lighting, & public audiences. Novice & experienced young actors work together, learning to use their voices & bodies as tools for artistic expression. 

The Summer Academy provides a strong foundation in theatre arts while developing concentration, self reliance, and cooperation—in a fun, energetic environment filled with new friends.

Camp Sessions

Each session listed below meets from 9 am to 3 pm weekdays at Walden Theatre, plus public performances on Friday and Saturday at the conclusion of each session. Space is limited to the number of speaking roles in the play. Price for the Summer Academy is $495.

Camps do not meet July 4 (Independence Day).

Session 1

Instructor: Mera Kathryn Corlett
Dates: May 30-June 17
Fri June 16 @ 7:30pm
Sat June 17 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 2

Instructor: Melinda Crecelius
Dates: Jun 5-Jun 24
Fri June 23 @ 7:30pm
Sat June 24 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 3

Instructor: Heather Burns
Dates: Jun 12-Jul 1
Fri June 30 @ 7:30pm
Sat July 1 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 4

Instructor: Charlie Sexton
Dates: Jun 26-Jul 15
Fri July 14 @ 7:30pm
Sat July 15 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 5 (FULL)

Instructor: Hallie Dizdarevic
Dates: Jul 10-Jul 29
Fri July 28 @ 7:30pm
Sat July 29 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 6

Instructor: Jennifer Pennington
Dates: Jul 17-Aug 5
Fri August 4 @ 7:30pm
Sat August 5 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Session 7

Instructor: Meg Caudill
Dates: Jul 24-Aug 12
Fri August 11 @ 7:30pm
Sat August 12 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Extended Day

Extended Day (After Care) fees:

  • Three-Week fee — $75, due seven days before the first day of after care
  • One-Week fee — $35, due seven days before the first day of after care
  • Daily fee — $10, due the day of after care

A late fee of $10 will be assessed if campers are picked up after 5:15pm

Extended day is offered Monday-Friday until 5:00pm for Summer Academy participants. Extended day fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (e.g., cannot be transferred to another day/week, cannot be transferred to another camper). Campers who are not picked up by 3:15pm will join the extended day group and will be charged the daily fee of $10.

Parent or guardian picking up child from Extended Day must enter the building and sign the child out before leaving.


Summer Academy Payment Options

  • Option 1 – $495.00 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $535.00 ($200 payment due with registration form ; $335.00 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $200.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to seven days prior to first day of program.

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