Children’s Summer Drama Camps 2021

Lionheart’s 2021 Children’s Summer Drama Camps are scheduled for two weeks this June.
Please note that all camps are going to be held in-person at the theatre. No virtual instruction will be offered. 

Week #1 runs June 7-11 (Monday-Friday) and Week #2 runs June 14-18 (Monday-Friday). 

NEW: We’ve added a third camp session, running June 28 through July 2nd, with our “Hear Me, See Me Believe Me” Performance Camp taught by Lionheart’s Director of Education Marla Krohn.

This year, our summer camp program (Week #1 and Week #2) will be taught by local Atlanta teaching artists Adam King and Gabi Anderson.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, The Lionheart Theatre Company is taking numerous safety precautions to protect the health of our campers, instructors, volunteers, and staff.

Below is the current COVID-19 safety protocol for Lionheart’s 2021 Children’s Summer Drama Camp:

  • Registration for each camp is capped at 15 campers. All camp activities will adhere to social distancing measures.
  • Masks are optional for campers, instructors and parents/guardians entering the theatre space, and are recommended for those who have not yet been vaccinated.
  • Strict cleaning and sanitation measures are completed inside the theatre, house and other public spaces before each day of camp and as new daily sessions begin.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for all who enter the theatre and/or event spaces.
  • For safety, each camper is asked to bring a water bottle from home labeled with their name.

How to Register

Our full camp schedule is listed below. Please review the dates and times carefully.

To register, please click here to complete this online registration form.

If you’re registering multiple children for camp, please submit one registration form per child that you’re registering.

Once your form/s are submitted, you’ll be contacted shortly be Lionheart’s Director of Education Marla Krohn to confirm camp registration and to make arrangements for payment based on the payment option selected on the form. 

Scholarships are also available for our summer camps – please contact Tanya Caldwell at lionheart30093@yahoo.com for more information.


 

2021 Children’s Summer Drama Camp Schedule & Registration

 

Week #1: June 7-11, 2021

Young Stars: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ages: 5-7)
Date: June 7-11, 2021 – 9 am to 11 am (M-F)

Cost: $100

Explore a classic Shakespeare play from an early learner perspective! Students will learn basic acting and singing skills while creating sets and costumes through arts & crafts.


Improv Basics
(Ages: 8-12)
Date: June 7-11, 2021- 12 pm to 1:30 pm (M-F)

Cost: $75

Learn the basic rules of improvisational theatre and play games to hone your young actor’s quick-thinking skills.


“A Very Fairy Tale Mystery: The Musical!” Performance Camp
(Ages: 8-12) **THIS CAMP SESSION IS FULL – NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATION**
 Date: June 7-11, 2021- 1:30 pm to 5 pm (M-F)
Cost: $175
Students will learn the basics of Acting, Singing, & Dancing while rehearsing an original camp production that performs on Friday afternoon! Also includes a creative writing class.

 


Week #2: June 14-18, 2021


Young Stars: Dr. Seuss
(Ages: 5-7) 
Date: June 14-18, 2021 – 9 am to 11 am (M-F)
Cost: $100
Explore classic Dr. Seuss stories through acting and singing! Students will learn basic performance skills while creating sets and costumes through arts & crafts.

Stage Combat for Beginners (Ages: 8-12)
Date: June 14-18, 2021- 12 pm to 1:30 pm (M-F)
Cost: $75

Begin learning stage combat in a safe, approachable environment, including foam sword fighting and fight choreography basics.

 

“Shakespeare 101” Performance Camp (Ages: 8-12)
Date: June 14-18, 2021- 1:30 pm to 5 pm (M-F)
Cost: $175

Students will dive into Shakespearean text, exploring famous scenes and monologues from the Bard’s greatest hits, culminating in a showcase performance on Friday afternoon. Includes an Elizabethan-style Madrigal Class.

 

Week #3: June 28-July 2, 2021


“Hear Me, See Me, Believe Me” Performance Camp with Marla Krohn
(Ages: 9-13) 
Date: June 28- July 2, 2021 – 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm (M-F)
Cost: $175
Students will dive in to character and scene work as they learn how to sharpen and define these crucial skills for the stage. This camp also includes a play performance for students at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 2nd. 

 

To register, please click here to complete this online registration form.

If you’re registering multiple children for camp, please submit one registration form per child that you’re registering.

Once your form/s are submitted, you’ll be contacted shortly be Lionheart’s Director of Education Marla Krohn to confirm camp registration and to make arrangements for payment based on the payment option selected on the form. 

Scholarships are also available for our summer camps – please contact Tanya Caldwell at lionheart30093@yahoo.com for more information.

 

Meet our 2021 Camp Instructors


Adam King

Adam holds a BFA in Acting from Webster University, and currently serves as Education Programs Coordinator for the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, where he teaches students K-12 in camps, residencies, workshops, and more. He also produces and directs a variety of educational programming, and performs regularly on the mainstage – where he has appeared in 25 of Shakesperae’s 37 plays so far (favorites include Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, and Macbeth). He has taught musical theatre camps for the Alliance Theatre, coached privately for on camera and audition practice, and directed the spring musical at Sagamore Hills ES for the past four years. He is thrilled to teach theatre for Lionheart and looks forward to an exciting, safe summer!

Gabi Anderson
Gabi is an Atlanta based teaching artist, actor, and singer. She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching residencies, classes, and summer camps with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company (and a couple other theaters!) for about five years now. She received a BFA in Music Theater from Auburn University and graduated from the apprentice program at the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern. Gabi is so grateful and excited to be able to use the skills she has learned to make working with kids and having fun part of her career! 

Marla Krohn
Marla Krohn is the Director of Education for Lionheart and is in charge of coordinating Lionheart’s theatre classes and summer youth camp programming.  Her dream has always been to give people the ability to get on stage without fear or worry. For 15 years, she taught middle school at Bridgeway Christian Academy and home schoolers at Dunwoody Home School Group. Taking someone who has never been on stage or who has some stumbling blocks is where she likes to focus her teaching. As an instructor her goals with her middle schoolers as well with adults has never been to make them Broadway stars but to give them confidence in themselves whether on or off stage. Marla has been performing since she was a child and her heart strings have always gone towards helping kids reach their potential. performed professionally for over 35 years and loves doing radio voice overs. But her heart belongs to the stage. Comedy and voices are her expertise.

Send a Child to Camp

Norcross is a big and diverse town. At Lionheart, we are committed to being a community theatre for our ENTIRE Community. In 2019, when we last held camps in-person, we were able to partially or fully sponsor 25 children to our camps from just a few donations. This year, we’d like to triple that number. Please consider making a donation to help send a child to camp this year.

DONATE HERE TO SEND A CHILD TO CAMP

All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Feel free to donate via check at 10 College Street, Norcross, GA 30071. Make sure to include “2021 Camp Sponsor” in the memo section of your check.


 

The Case for Children’s Theatre: A Place for Kids to Learn, Grow and Imagine

 

Lionheart's Children's Theatre Camps

 

Besides being crazy amounts of fun, theatre also has tons of great benefits in terms of development and socialization. It’s probably no surprise that activities like improv and other drama courses can boost self-esteem and confidence. The theatre is a place where inner silliness and creativity are embraced. When children learn to be more confident in themselves, it translates to other aspects of their lives, like school, communication, and social situations.

 

In addition to confident and creativity boosts, practicing theatre can help in other useful ways. If your child decides to participate in one of Children’s Theatre productions, chances are they’ll have to learn parts of a script. When they see what they read come to life on the stage, they’ll likely improve their reading comprehension elsewhere. It might even make them more interested in reading off the stage, too!

 

Ultimately, the benefits of theatre are endless. But besides that, it’s a lot of fun. Check out our upcoming camps, auditions and plays, and sign your child up today to be a part of the extended Lionheart family!