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4th-8th Grade Camps

Create your own summer at Piven!
We offer half-day and full-day one-week camps from June 10th through August 23rd.
Customize your experience each week!

Early Summer Sampler

June 10-June 14

9:00am-3:00pm

Join Piven for a fun and intensive training experience! Students spend their mornings learning how signature Piven games & improvisation can be applied to bring creativity and excitement to ensemble exercises and scene work. In the afternoon, guest artists lead workshops complementing our core curriculum in topics such as stage combat, puppetry, and much more! This is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of our work over a fun-filled week. We offer two sections of this class during each session: one for students entering 4th and 5th grade and another for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

Build Your Own Intenstives

Plan your perfect summer with Piven’s flexible Theatre Intensives! Morning workshops with Piven’s highly trained instructors teach students our core theatre training technique, which focuses on the value of creative and improvisational thinking, the importance of effective communication skills, and the power of truth and honesty in performance. Afternoon workshops for each session of the Intensives will spend the full week focusing on a specific skill set.

Students may choose to enroll in just the core technique morning workshops, just the afternoon special skills workshop, or sign up for both for a full week of fun and learning at a Piven youth summer theatre camp.

Morning Workshops

Section 1: 4th & 5th graders

Section 2: 6th-8th graders

9:00am-12:30pm

$245/week

Afternoon Specialty Workshops

Combined 4th-8th grade

1:00pm-3:00pm

$245/week

Full Day

9:00am-3:00pm

$395/week

July 8-July 12

Morning Core Technique

Focus: Improvisation and Theatre Games

Afternoon Specialty Workshop:

Stage Combat

En garde! Work with Chicago theatre professionals to learn the basics of stage combat in a fun, challenging, and SAFE environment.

Full Day

The full day experience includes both the am and pm classes. Register for BOTH for $395.

 

July 15-July 19

Morning Core Technique

Focus: Improv and Scene Study

Afternoon Specialty Workshop:

Stagecraft OR Comedy, your choice!

Bring your artistic vision to the stage! Work with a professional theatre designer to develop the visual world of a play in our Stagecraft workshop.

-OR-

Join us for a week of belly laughs! See how theatre games and improv exercises can jump from an actor’s training tool to a hilarious art form in its own right.

Full Day

The full day experience includes both the am and pm classes. Register for BOTH for $395.

 

July 22-July 26

Morning Core Technique

Focus: Improvisation, Adaptation, and Story Theatre

Afternoon Specialty Workshop:

Sketch Comedy

Your friends shouldn’t be the only ones who get to laugh at your jokes! Sharpen your pencils and get ready to write original sketch comedy pieces under the guidance of Second City alum Robert Hines III.

Full Day

The full day experience includes both the am and pm classes. Register for BOTH for $395.

 

July 29-August 2

Morning Core Technique

Focus: Contemporary Scene Study

Afternoon Specialty Workshop:

Stage Combat

En garde! Work with Chicago theatre professionals to learn the basics of stage combat in a fun, challenging, and SAFE environment.

Full Day

The full day experience includes both the am and pm classes. Register for BOTH for $395.

 

August 5-August 9

9:00am-3:00pm

Late Summer Sampler

Join Piven for a fun and intensive training experience! Students spend their mornings learning how signature Piven games & improvisation can be applied to bring creativity and excitement to ensemble exercises and scene work. In the afternoon, guest artists lead workshops complementing our core curriculum in topics such as stage combat, puppetry, and much more! This is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of our work over a fun-filled week. We offer two sections of this class during each session: one for students entering 4th and 5th grade and another for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

August 12-August 16

9:00am-3:00pm

Late, Late Summer Sampler

Join Piven for a fun and intensive training experience! Students spend their mornings learning how signature Piven games & improvisation can be applied to bring creativity and excitement to ensemble exercises and scene work. In the afternoon, guest artists lead workshops complementing our core curriculum in topics such as stage combat, puppetry, and much more! This is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of our work over a fun-filled week. We offer two sections of this class during each session: one for students entering 4th and 5th grade and another for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

Sign up for two High School Bootcamps to receive a 10% Discount on tuition, or build-your-own summer training program and sign up for all five to receive a 15% Discount on the full tuition!