the purpose

The Purpose

the purpose

Summer camp is one of the most powerful places a kid can spend their time. Here at STAGEWORX CAMP we believe that camp needs to be in a kids life not just for a week, but longer. We want to spend the time it takes to not only teach and train our campers in the rigors of theater performance, but we also want to impact their hearts and minds through building their off-stage character.

One of the ways we build off-stage character is through our camp virtues. These qualities, such as gratitude, generosity, and commitment, are taught and modeled throughout the rehearsals and performances. A very concrete way the virtues are applied is through our camp benevolence. Each year campers from our oldest division, Studio campers, propose various causes that are relevant to them. Once they have made their presentation about each worthy cause, the campers vote on which cause to work for. Then the fun begins as campers from all age levels come up with ways to raise money for our benevolence. Through camper-run car washes, lemonade stands, bake sales, etc., campers have raised thousands of dollars over the years for such causes as the National MS Society, the ALS Foundation (Lou Gerhig’s disease), the Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Shelter, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and more. It is inspiring to see our campers use their energy and talent to make a difference! (Thanks to Culver’s at 135th and Antioch, who donated the use of their parking lot last summer for our car wash :) )

We know that there are many places you can choose to experience theater. We invite you to come and experience a theater camp like none other this summer. Join the many families who return summer after summer because of their confidence that the STAGEWORX CAMP experience can be found no other place.