A Typical Day at Camp

A Typical Day at Camp

outdoor theater camp
actors warming up in the morning
elementary school actors play with masks
high school actors rehearsing a scene
elementary school summer camp
middle school actors learning their lines
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  • 8:00 - 8:45 – Get on a Purple Bus – Play improvisation games on the way to camp!

Daily transportation is provided from conveniently located pick-up/drop off points, including three metro stops.

  • 9:00 - 9:10 – Arrive at Madeira – It's an awesome campus!

Traveling Players is in residence at The Madeira School.

  • 9:10 - 9:40 – Morning Revels – Fun and games with the whole camp!
  • 9:40 - 10:00 – Warm-Ups – Physical and vocal training to get you ready for rehearsals
  • 10:00 - 12:15 – Morning Rehearsals – Developing character and relationship, choreographing fight scenes, practicing acting techniques, exploring blocking, and running scenes and lines.
  • 12:15 - 1:15 – Lunch – Campers bring their own lunches
  • 1:15 - 2:15 – Class – A different class each day of the week, taught by our talented faculty.

Our talented faculty teach a rotating schedule of classes. A typical week:

Mon: Movement (Stage Combat or Laban)
Tues: Voice (Breathing, Resonance, Articulation, Projection)
Wed: Improvisation (Imagination, Group Mind, Impulses)
Thurs: Film (Compare/Contrast Film & Theatre Acting Techniques)
Fri: Instead of class, we go swimming!

summer camp pyramid
  • 2:15 - 3:45 – Afternoon Rehearsal – More rehearsal time.
  • 4:00 – Get on a Purple Bus – Run lines with your friends or play more games.
  • 4:15 - 5:00 – Get off a Purple Bus – Don't worry, we'll be back tomorrow!
Thursday Overnights

Every Thursday, instead of going home, we pile on the purple buses and drive over to Lake Fairfax Park! We pitch tents, gather firewood, play games, cook our dinner, and toast s’mores.

Learn more about overnights.

Please note: the Acting Sampler Week does not include an overnight.