Backstage Tech Camp | Ages 13-18

(Extended Day $310)


AGES 13-18

JUL 11-15;
AUG 1-6

*Ask about Extra Hours times

This summer WCStudio at Uptown! is offering two, one week long camps to guide students in the practices of technical theatre.  Campers will learn about being “behind the scenes” in the technical sense.  Students will be integrated into the running crew of either the Kids Show or the Teen Show Camps, with the opportunity to work as a spot operator, help with sound, focusing lights, and helping backstage in the new state-of-the-art Knauer Performing Arts Center.

July Kids Show Camp:
Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.

Dates: July 11-15, 9:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $270, with extended day: $310, extended day hours: 3:00-5:00 pm Mon-Thu
Performance Schedule: July 14  10:30 & 1:00 pm, July 15 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Parents please be aware of the 7:00 pm Friday evening show. All campers must be available for the shows.

August Teen Show Camp:
Disney’s Descendants

Dates: August 1-5, 9:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $270, with extended day: $310 extended day hours: 3:00-5:00 pm Mon-Thu.
Teen Show Performance schedule: August 4 & 5 at 7:00 pm, August 5 & 6 at 1:00 pm
Parents please be aware of the 7:00 pm shows and the Sat Aug 6 matinee.
All campers must be available for the shows.

The cast and crew for the teen show will stay for one hour to help with strike after the Saturday matinee. We should be finished by 5:00 pm. Should Covid be under control in our country, we will offer the teens the option of a sleepover on stage Saturday, August 6 (Chaperones will be provided.)

Camp Policies and Procedures

Registration for Summer Camps opens February 1

Payment in full is due by June 14.

Register for 2 or more camps and receive a 10% discount on each camp after your first (not applicable to Early Bird discounts). The discount code is included in the email confirmation you receive following your registration.

Extended Day
Performers will continue their love of theater with improvisation, imaginative meditation and more theater games. Note: There is NO extended day on the Friday following the Performance.

For cancellations received by June 1: $50 per 1/2 day camp or workshop and $100 per full day camp is non-refundable. Any other payments made for the session will be refunded.

For cancellations received after June 1: No Refund will be given unless we are able to find a performer to take your performer’s place. Camp expenses assume a camper’s original enrollment. If a performer misses an entire week due to illness, a make-up week may be possible, depending upon availability.

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Safety Standards Uptown Entertainment Alliance and WCStudio at Uptown! will implement for In-Person Summer Camps:

  • Cleaning crew will sterilize the building twice weekly.
  • A Staff member will sanitize surfaces in the building throughout the camp day.
  • The best air filters will be used for our 3 yr old HVC system. Our air conditioning will remain on high to offer the most filtered air possible, because of this we recommend all performers bring a sweatshirt, sweater or light jacket for when we are indoors.
  • We will adhere to the CDC’s requirements for wearing masks: Staff will wear masks. Performers will wear masks, particularly when we are indoors, however, while outside and maintaining Social Distancing the performers will be allowed to pull their masks down. As we all learn to wear masks and social distance, we will help young people understand how to cope with the situation from a positive perspective.
  • Camps will be outside whenever possible, in shaded areas. We encourage campers to bring sun blocks or sunscreens.
  • Campers will be highly encouraged to social distance, using Air Hugs and we will play theater games in which space is necessary.
  • Hand washing will take place 3 times a day at a minimum (after each snack and lunch) in addition; hand sanitizers will be available in each classroom.
  • Upon arrival all campers will have their temperature taken. Any camper with a temperature above 100.4 will not be allowed to stay for the camp day. Temperatures will be taken again at lunch time.
  • WCStudio at Uptown! will offer two in-person camps per week. Each camp will have a maximum of 18 performers, a teacher and assistant teacher in a designated rehearsal room.
  • Each camp will have its own drop off, pick up and lunch time.
  • Uptown will add fencing around our grassy areas at the theater to prevent outside people from getting close to our campers.
  • The final performance will be recorded for families to watch at home.
  • Parents will receive an email with all necessary information concerning the camp day. We regret we will not be able to offer our usual building tour for parents.