A Typical Day at Camp

A Typical Day at Camp

Daily Schedule
  • 8:00 AM — “Good Morning Traveling Players!”
  • 8:30 AM — Breakfast & Cabin Clean Up
  • 9:30 AM — Morning Revels – come together as a camp for games and activities
  • 10:00 AM — Warm Ups – Physical and Vocal Training to get you ready for rehearsal
  • 10:20 AM — Morning Rehearsal – Developing character and relationship, choreographing fight scenes, practicing acting techniques, exploring blocking, and running scenes and lines.
  • 12:15 PM — Lunch
  • 1:00 PM — Rest hour – take a nap, memorize your lines, write in your journal or letters home
  • 2:00 PM — Afternoon Rehearsal OR Class (on alternating days)
    • Our talented faculty teach a rotating schedule of classes. Some examples include
      • Design (Costumes, Scenic Painting, Puppetry)
      • Voice & Text (Breathing, Resonance, Articulation, Projection)
      • Improvisation (Imagination, Group Mind, Impulses)
      • Movement & Stage Combat (Unarmed, Swordplay, Slapstick – don’t worry, no one gets hurt!)
  • 4:30 PM — Snack
  • 4:30 PM — Free Period – Choose from a variety of specialty classes or hit the pool!
  • 6:00 PM — Dinner
  • 7:00 PM — Free Period – choose from a variety of offerings (Mythology & Thespian Ensembles); Evening Rehearsal (HS)
  • 8:30 PM — Evening Revels
  • 9:15 PM — Return to Cabins
  • 10:00 PM — Lights Out (Mythology & Thespian Ensembles)
  • 11:00 PM — Lights Out (Shakespeare & Commedia Ensembles, and Shakespeare Troupe)
 
Thursdays

Our favorite day of the week!

Thursdays have always been a special day at Traveling Players. For 18 years, Thursdays were the only nights the whole camp slept over together. Every camper, alumni, and staffer have fond memories of epic campfire cuisine, crazy games, and late-night rehearsals (who can ever forget the first time they went Journey Dancing with Jeanne!). That’s why Thursdays at sleepaway camp have a special schedule with special activities.

  • 9:00 AM — “Good Morning Traveling Players!” – Sleep in on Thursdays – you’ll need the extra sleep so you can stay up extra late!
  • 9:30 AM — Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM — Forum – Our weekly community meeting. Have an idea for a new activity? Want to propose a new class? This is your chance to positively impact that community.
    • Forum is one of the ways we practice working in ensemble. By allowing every camper to have an equal say in the community, we ask them to also take responsibility for the community, working to keep everyone happy and having fun.
  • 11:00 AM — Thursday Activity 1–Yoga, crafting,  color wars! There are a million different ways to make Thursday special.
  • 12:30 PM — Lunch
  • 1:30 PM — Rest Hour
  • 2:30 PM — Thursday Activity 2 – Hiking, Swimming, specialty classes!
  • 4:00 PM — Snack
  • 4:30 PM — Rest Period
  • 6:30 PM — Dinner
  • 7:00 PM — Bonfire starts
  • 8:00 PM — Moonlight Revels– Movie nights, talent shows, moonlight canoeing, prom!
  • 10:00 PM — Final S’mores
  • 10:30 PM — Moonlight Rehearsal– Shakespeare Ensemble, Commedia Ensemble, Shakespeare Troupe; Lights Out (Mythology Ensemble)
  • 11:00 PM — Lights Out (Thespian Ensemble)
  • 12:00 PM — Lights Out (Shakespeare & Commedia Ensembles, and Shakespeare Troupe)
 
SUNDAYS
  • 8:30 AM — Breakfast (optional)
  • 11:00 AM — Brunch! – Come in your PJs!
  • 12:00 PM — Pack your lunch!
  • 12:30 PM — Go on adventure! (Don’t forget your lunch – or a snack!) Options to decompress, too.
  • 4:30 PM — Rest Hour
  • 6:00 PM — Dinner
  • 7:00 PM — Free Period – choose from a variety of offerings (Mythology & Thespian Ensembles); Evening Rehearsal (Shakespeare & Commedia Ensembles, and Shakespeare Troupe)
  • 8:30 PM — Evening Revels
  • 9:15 PM — Return to Cabins
  • 10:00 PM — Lights Out (Mythology & Thespian Ensembles)
  • 11:00 PM — Lights Out (Shakespeare & Commedia Ensembles, and Shakespeare Troupe)