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Camp Shakespeare

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s summer camps are a unique and fun arts experience your children will never forget! The Festival’s Education Faculty includes theatre professionals, actors and teachers with years of experience performing and teaching Shakespeare.

Will’s Players is a one-week, half-day camp designed for our youngest Shakespeareans. It’s perfect for kids who have participated in Bard Buddies or are brand new to the Bard. Will’s Players will explore the life and times of Shakespeare and the basics of theatre, along with fun crafts, games, and improvisations.  During the final class, students have the opportunity to share their work with family and friends.

Will’s Players runs for one week, from 9 am-12 noon Monday-Friday. Tuition is $150 per student. Will’s Players is offered at two locations in the Kansas City metro area:

Alexander Majors Barn
8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
June 19-23, 2017

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School
4041 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
July 24-28, 2017

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

Camp Overland Park
Unity Church of Overland Park
10300 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66212
June 12-23, 2017; Final performance on the Festival stage, June 24

Camp Brookside
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
6401 Wornall Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113

Session 1:
June 5-16, 2017; Final performance on the Festival stage, June 17

Session 2:
June 19-30, 2017; Final performance on the Festival stage, July 1

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

Camp Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation – Location TBD
Lee’s Summit, MO
July 10-21, 2017; Final performance on July 21

Camp South Kansas City
Alexander Majors Barn
8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
July 17-28, 2017; Final performance on July 28

Camp Weston
Weston United Methodist Church
533 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098
July 24-August 4, 2017; Final performance on August 4

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

Shakespeare Unlimited is specially designed for returning Campers, giving them a deeper study of Shakespeare and a more complex look at scene study, character development, and theatre crafts. Students will create their own version of the 2017 play, as well as explore other Shakespeare plays.

Students who have not attended Camp Shakespeare will need to speak to Matt Rapport, the Festival’s Director of Education, prior to registration.

Shakespeare Unlimited runs for two weeks, from 8:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday. Tuition is $325 per student.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
6401 Wornall Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113

Shakespeare Unlimited

M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm

July 24-August 4, 2017

Final performance on last day of camp

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

Shakespeare Exploration is a conservatory-styled camp that provides an advanced experience for returning and new teen campers. Students will experience in-depth acting work highlighting vocal, physical, and acting techniques used in performing Shakespeare. Campers will focus on acting exercises, text work, rehearsal of monologues, and scenes, culminating in a public performance of an abbreviated version of the 2017 Festival play.

Shakespeare Exploration runs for three weeks, from 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday. Tuition is $440 per student.

UMKC Grant Hall
5228 Charlotte
Kansas City, MO 64111
June 12-30, 2017; Final performance on the Festival stage, July 1

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

SHAKESPEARE ALIVE: 3 WEEKS

Ages 8-18: $440 per student

– This camp offers students a unique perspective on Shakespeare through the use of contemporary music styles, pop culture, spoken word poetry and writing. Camp will culminate in a unique performance created by the students with the guidance of our professional Teaching Artists.

July 10-28 / M-F, 9am-3 pm

Grace Church of the Nazarene

4300 Independence Ave

Kansas City, MO 64124

Camp 2017 Registration Form

Scholarship application

Education Refund Policy

There is a $20 nonrefundable processing fee for enrollment. The remainder will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the start date if a student needs to drop the class or camp.