Theatre Ancaster Summer Programming

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For questions, please email Laura at youthprograms@theatreancaster.com


Before and After Care for all Programs

Our care is available as early as 7:30am and until 5:30pm in response to parent feeback.  We hope this will better serve our families!

Before Care: Available from 7:30am - 9am  ($8 per student)
After Care: Available from 3:30pm - 5:30pm  ($12 per student)

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Jitterbugs Summer Camp (Ages 4-6) 

Campers may participate in one Jitterbugs session each summer

Jitterbugs is a full day programming for our youngest campers! They will now enjoy more creative, play-based experiences in music, dance, drama and visual arts. The highlight of the two-week session is the final performance and showing off their new skills on the “big stage”!

Every session is a full 10 days of camp working towards a performance on the second Friday at 6pm.

Program Location: The Old Firehall Arts Centre*, Ancaster
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost: $500/two-week session

Session A WAITING LISTJuly 2 to 13 (performance Friday, July 13 at 6:00 pm)
Session B WAITING LISTJuly 16 to 27 (performance Friday, July 27 at 6:00 pm)
Session C WAITING LISTJuly 30 to August 10 (performance Friday, August 10 at 6:00 pm)


Stage 2 Performance Camp (Ages 7-15) 

Campers may participate in one Performance Program session each summer, and in addition they may participate in two Spotlight sessions.  

Stage 2 campers are immersed in the world of theatre during this two-week, performance based session. Participating in vocal music, drama and dance classes daily, campers have fun learning new skills while focusing on putting on the final performance at the end of the session.

Final performances are the culmination of the camp experience and are mandatory for our students! They take place on the Saturday following the last day of each session.

Program Location: The Old Firehall Arts Centre*, Ancaster
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost:  $500/two-week session

Session A WAITING LISTJuly 2 to 14 (performances Saturday, July 14 at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Session B WAITING LIST July 16 to 28 (performances Saturday, July 28 at 10:00am and 1:00pm)

Session C WAITING LISTJuly 30 to August 11 (performances Saturday, August 11 at 10:00am and 1:00pm)


Stage 2 Spotlight Camp (Ages 7-15) 

Campers may participate in up to two Spotlight sessions (by choosing one week of each theme).

In this exciting program, Stage 2 campers have the opportunity to craft their experience by selecting from a variety of theatre related workshops, in addition to participating in classes in vocal music, drama and dance. The focus of this program is on showcasing their growing talents in a performance at the end of the week. The show is built out of the classes and workshops taught during the week. This focus on improving music theatre skills is set into a full camp experience, designed for a fun summer of learning and playing. This program rotates between two themes, meaning that campers can attend two sessions and have an entirely new experience each time! 

Final shows take place on the Friday evening of each session. 

Program Location: Ancaster Memorial School* (Future home of Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre)
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost: $250/one-week session

Session 1 (Beach Week) - July 2 - 6 (performance Friday, July 6 at 5:00pm)
Session 2 (Wonderful Wizarding Week) - July 9 - 13 (performance Friday, July 13 at 5:00pm)
Session 3 (Beach Week) - July 16 - 20 (performance Friday, July 20 at 5:00pm)
Session 4 (Wonderful Wizarding Week) - July 23 - 27 (performance Friday, July 27 at 5:00pm)
Session 5 (Beach Week) - July 30 - August 3 (performance Friday, August 3 at 5:00pm)
Session 6 (Wonderful Wizarding Week) - August 6 to 10 (performance Friday, August 10 at 5:00pm)

Stage 2 Campers can join us for a total of four weeks this summer by participating in one Performance Camp session, and two Spotlight Camp sessions! 


* Our current camp facilities may not be physically accessible to everyone. We look forward to being a fully accessible facility in our new space, Memorial Arts Centre, by 2020. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this.

For more information or inquires, please contact
Laura Bottrell, Youth Programming Administrator, at youthprograms@theatreancaster.com