Summer theater camps for youth are very popular in our region. Camps occur in most communities from June through September. Quite a few of theater camps are funded through our NWMAC with Arts Grants.
All the touring companies (Safari, Prairie Fire, Missoula) offer a camp in their community, also. This Post features when Prairie Fire down in Barrett (close to Morris, MN, south of Fergus Falls) offers their own workshop. If your community does not bring in a traveling theater troupe (to teach workshops that conclude with a play) you may want to consider traveling to attend.
Come join us this summer when a professional staff of three will cast and produce a revival of PFCT’s popular “Robin Hood”. The one week camp will culminate in three performances at West Central Area High School in Barrett, MN.
Anyone age 7 to 18 is eligible. All registrants are guaranteed a part in the play and participation in the workshop schedule. Registration is held on a first come, first served basis. Please note that camp registration was at full capacity for the 2014 camp in January.
The Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Day Camp provides the rare opportunity for young people and teens with a wide range of backgrounds to come together and produce an original theatrical event. Since the first day camp was held in the summer of 1987, over 1,500 registrants have been involved, representing more than 120 communities and 9 states. The camp offers a more intense experience in a very short period of time. In addition to the daily rehearsal schedule, campers will also participate in theatrical workshops.
All rehearsals and performances will take place at West Central Area High School in Barrett, Minnesota. A car pooling list will be sent to parents a week before camp starts. Host families are available for out of town campers.
Camp will be held:
Monday -Thursday, August 3 – 6 (From 12:00 – 5:00 pm)
Performances will be:
Friday – Sunday, August 7 – 9
Just complete the registration form and send it along with the appropriate fees. Checks or money orders should be made out to Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Camp, PO Box 82, Barrett, MN 56311-0082. Questions? Please call (320) 528-2596. Fee schedule: $120 per participant, $100 for previous campers. Out of town campers whose housing is found through Prairie Fire add $30. Out of town campers are also responsible for a $75 meal/transportation payment to the host family.