2017 Summer Camps - Celebrating 15 Years!



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Camp Schedule
Details and Pricing
Cancellation Policy
Early/Late Pick-up/Drop-off
Tuition Assistance


"This is by far the BEST theater program for children in the Pittsburgh area! My daughter enjoyed every minute of summer camp and gained so much confidence along the way while learning about the various elements of the theater. Kudos!" - Facebook Post

What will they think of next? Enroll now and find out!


Creative Fun! Our 5-day camps provide hands-on experience in a real theater. Under the guidance of theater professionals, each group creates, writes, produces, and performs their show on the last day of camp.

IMPORTANT: Summer Camps will be held at our new home in the Ryan Arts & Culture Center located at 420 Chartiers Avenue; McKees Rocks, PA 15136. We are so excited about being back on stage and using the wonderful facilities in our new home!


I've been attending Gemini shows since I was a kid, and now my own children enjoy classes and shows! I was so glad when you moved closer to us, and Emma is just LOVING her Page to Stage class on Saturday mornings.

She literally comes out of class dancing in the streets. Lol. Thank you and your team for all of your patience, and for helping Emma find her niche. :) - Parent


Workshop Groups


Ages 4-6 Workshop Groups

Looking for the perfect way to channel your little one’s creative energy? In this action-packed camp, our youngest actors rehearse and perform a short play that they help to create from their own imaginations! This highly structured workshop, geared for young attention spans, includes a variety of exciting, fun-filled activities: puppet, costume, scenery and prop-making, theater games, music, and movement. While having a great time, your child will learn to listen, follow directions, remember, focus, accomplish objectives, take turns, work with others in a group situation, compromise, perform in front of an audience, and use the imagination.

Morning Session - 9am to 12pm; Afternoon Session - 1pm to 4pm; All-Day Session - 9am to 4pm. MORNING campers final performance is held at 11:30am; AFTERNOON campers performance is held at 3:30pm; ALL-DAY campers perform two different shows (11:30am & 3:30pm).


Ages 7-11 Workshop Groups

Does your son or daughter like to pretend? This moderately structured camp will unlock your child’s creativity and take him/her on a week-long adventure into the imagination! Young actors choose their own characters and put them all together into an original story, which they write, rehearse and perform as a mini play on the last day of the workshop. While having fun and making new friends, your child will improve his/her ability to listen, follow directions, compose a story, understand conflict & resolution, develop a character, accomplish an objective, collaborate with peers, perform in front of an audience, and use the imagination.

Morning Session - 9am to 12pm; Afternoon Session - 1pm to 4pm; All-Day Session - 9am to 4pm. MORNING campers final performance is held at 11:30am; AFTERNOON campers performance is held at 3:30pm; ALL-DAY campers perform two different shows (11:30am & 3:30pm).


Ages 11-14 Workshop Groups

Does your teen have a creative mind that enjoys bringing ideas to life? This exciting camp will let his/her imagination soar to new heights! Moderately structured, this workshop allows the aspiring writer/actor/director creative freedom to develop an original production emphasizing script writing, character development, advanced theater games and improvisation.

Morning Session - 9am to 12pm; Afternoon Session - 1pm to 4pm; All-Day Session - 9am to 4pm. MORNING campers final performance is held at 11:30am; AFTERNOON campers performance is held at 3:30pm; ALL-DAY campers perform two different shows (11:30am & 3:30pm).


Ages 12-17 Workshop Groups (Now 2 Weeks!)

Is your teen ready to not just help write a show, but learn the art of creative collaboration in the arts? During this special two-week workshop, students will participate in advanced creative writing activities to develop and strengthen their playwrighting skills. With the guidance of our teachers, they will spend their first week participating in various creative writing activities, as well as engaging in improvisation games and formats. In addition, we will bring in guest artists to talk about their experiences working as theater professionals. Their focus will be creating a cohesive script and learning how to make realistic characters and situations, even when a plot may be absurd or abstract.

The second week of this workshop will encompass rehearsing the final script, learning how to make edits and fixes when the script does not always come to life on stage. Students will work on costumes, props, and technical needs, ensuring that their performance meets the goals set during the writing process. While we encourage that all students play in active role in the show, we are always open to allowing someone who may be more interested in the creative process but not acting to become the student stage manager or technical assistant for the final show.

All-Day Workshop from 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday. Performance will be Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm

Students should provide their own lunch.  Gemini Theater will provide dinner for students on the final day of workshop before the performance. This camp has limited spaces, and we filled up last year, so we recommend enrolling early!

 

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2017 Summer Camp Schedule


Ages 4 – 6

June 12 - 16 (Afternoon only)
June 26 - 30 (Morning only)
July 17 - 21 (Morning only)
July 31 - August 4 (Morning, Afternoon, All-Day)
August 14 - 18 (Morning only)

Ages 7 – 11

June 19 - 23 (Morning, Afternoon, All-day)
June 26 - 30 (Afternoon only)
July 17 - 21 (Afternoon only)
August 7 - 11 (Morning, Afternoon, All-Day) - CLOSED
August 14 - 18 (Afternoon only)

Ages 11 – 14

July 10 - 14 (Morning, Afternoon, All-day)

Teen Workshop Camp: AGES 12 – 17 (2 Weeks)

July 17 - 21 & July 24 - 28 (All-Day Workshop from 9am - 4pm) - Showtime 7pm, Friday, July 28th

 

 

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Camp Details, Pricing & Registration

 

Half-Day Sessions (Camp Groups 4-6, 7-11, 11-14)
Price: $215

 

All-day Sessions (Camp Groups 4-6, 7-11, 11-14)
Price: $425

 

Teen Workshop Camp (Camp Group 12-17)
Price: $900

 

Payment Plans Now Available!

Snacks provided for MORNING and AFTERNOON camps; however, ALL-DAY campers must bring their own lunch.
All campers receive a cast photo & Gemini T-shirt on the final day of camp!
Ask about early drop-off and/or late pick-up for working parents.

 

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Camp Cancellation Policy


In the event you choose to cancel and withdraw your child from a Gemini Summer Camp, the following fees apply:

- $25 service fee up to 2 weeks prior to scheduled camp start date
- $50 service fee 7 - 14 days prior to scheduled camp start date
- $75 service fee 6 days or less prior to scheduled camp start date

A camper withdrawn after attending one or more days of camp will not be issued a refund. Gemini Theater reserves the right to change these policies based on individual circumstance. Gemini Theater may cancel a camp week at any time. In the event Gemini Theater cancels a camp week, campers will be offered a new date to attend or a refund/credit for their camp week. Special circumstances where a refund may not be issued include loss of camp day due to severe weather conditions causing Gemini Theater to shut down and close temporarily.

 


Early Drop-off/Late Pick-Up


Please contact the theater at 412-243-6464 to discuss early drop-off and late pick-up options.

 


Tuition Assistance


Tuition assistance is made possible by a generous grant provided by Paige's Promise, Kenny's Club, the McSwigan Family Foundation and the Christoper Lynch Memorial Fund. We do our best to give every child an opportunity to participate in our assistance program.

Applications for Tuition Assistance for Acting Classes and Summer Camps are processed online during the registration process. To apply, register your child for the class you are interested in attending and select "Applying for Tuition Assistance" and complete the form. Please note that incomplete applications will delay your request.

 

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