Summer Camps

Drama Camps – Online!

Highlands Latin School is offering online drama camps! No matter where you are located, your student can learn from the HLS staff and students as they share their knowledge and experience online. Students from around the world can connect and learn together.  All of our camps are devoted to the good, the beautiful, and the true, just like the HLS schools. You can rest assured that the information shared and the skills modeled will exemplify the HLS goal to offer educational opportunities that are guided by the Gospel. The goal will be that each student may grow in knowledge, wisdom, and the love of Our Lord, and more ably use their gifts in the service of others, and for the glory of Christ and his Church.

The HLS drama program started with 10 students performing Little Women. In five years, the program has grown to more than 80 students and 6 staff members. The list of musicals they have undertaken include My Fair Lady, Music Man, Pirates of Penzance and The Sound of Music. The plays they have done include Little Women, Sherlock, Curious Savage, Anne of Green Gables and It’s a Wonderful Life. The HLS Drama program is very highly regarded and their shows are well attended by the surrounding community. 

Drama provides the opportunity to teach character, increase confidence, enhance reading comprehension skills,  develop memory tools, improve communication skills, and more. Our June camps will be held online in a LIVE format via Zoom.

ONLINE – Schoolhouse Rock Musical Camp

June 15-19
9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 
Grades 1-6
$80.00

If you are ready to sing to the top of your lungs and dance to your heart’s delight, then this is the camp for you!  Using songs from the Schoolhouse Rock musical, you will learn some basic skills needed for being in a musical performance. This camp will include live online instruction along with additional coaching in smaller groups, as needed. You will have video of the choreography, tracks for the songs and fun activities to work on at home.
Register today!

ONLINE – Shakespeare Acting Camp

June 15-19
1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Grades 1-6
$80.00

Using a portion of the script from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, you will learn how to create a character who is unforgettable and effective. Find out four questions to ask in order to fully develop a character. Discover the history of Shakespeare and why it is still so important for actors to perform these classical plays. Get all the best acting tips from some of the best HLS actors!
Register today!

ONLINE – Improv Camp

June 22-26
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Grades 6-12
$60.00

As each day brings new challenges, we need to adjust and IMPROVISE!  That is why Improv skills are essential for life. The skills taught in this camp are not just limited to the stage, they are tools you will use throughout life. Making choices that line up with your goals; communicating clearly; being a positive team player; and so much more will be taught in this camp.  Campers may want to consider registering for the ‘Audition Prep” camp in the afternoon and make it a full day of fun!
Register today!

ONLINE – Audition Prep Camp

June 22-26
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Grades 6-12
$60.00

Auditioning is what actors do most.  This online prep class will give you the opportunity to work on the skills needed to always be prepared for an audition. Choose and rehearse a monologue. Prepare your resume. Learn how to prepare a singing audition. Use this summer to invest in your talents and gain the confidence of knowing you are ready for the next audition.
Register today!

IN PERSON – Improv Camp

July 20-24
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Grades 6-12
$140.00

Join us on the campus of Highlands Latin School for a LIVE, in person camp!
If you want to be on stage, but you lack the confidence, this is a great camp for you. If you have plenty of confidence, but you need to expand your acting choices, this is the right camp for you. Learning the skills of Improv will benefit students on and off the stage. At this camp, you will improve your communication skills, your acting skills, your decision making skills, and so much more. All of this happens while laughing till your face hurts! This camp will be directed by Mrs. Boling with help from former and current drama troupe students.

IN PERSON – Be our Guest in the Midsummer!

July 20-24
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grades 6-12
$140.00

Join us on the campus of Highlands Latin School for a LIVE, in person camp!
Taking a scene from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and a song from Beauty and the Beast, this camp will give you the opportunity to improve all of your musical performance skills! Whether you have lots of experience and are driven to improve, or you are just a beginner, this camp will provide the opportunity for you to move further toward your goals. This is a no-judgment camp zone where you can try with no risk.  Mrs. Murdoch will be the dance instructor and Mrs. Boling will be the acting and singing instructor. Both of these shows are the selections for next year’s HLS Drama Troupe performances.
Students may bring a sack lunch and stay for both camps for a reduced rate of $250.00

IN PERSON – Schoolhouse Rock Musical Camp

July 27-31
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Grades 1-6
$140.00

Join us on the campus of Highlands Latin School for a LIVE, in person camp!
If you are ready to sing to the top of your lungs and dance to your heart’s delight, then this is the camp for you!  Using songs from the “Schoolhouse Rock” musical, you will learn skills needed for being in a performance including singing, dancing and acting. You will also have a lot of fun learning things that you may need for your next test in Grammar or U.S. history. We will sing and dance to the songs,  “The Preamble” and “Conjunction Junction.” This camp is taught by Mrs. Boling, Maggie Roy, Whitney Leonard and other former or current drama troupe students. There will be a short performance at the end of the week for parents and friends.

IN PERSON – Mid-Summer Shakespeare Acting Camp

July 27-31
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grades 1-6
$140.00

Join us on the campus of Highlands Latin School for a LIVE, in person camp!
Using a portion of the script from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, you will learn how to create a character who is unforgettable and powerfully effective. Find out four questions to ask in order to fully develop a character. Discover the history of Shakespeare and why it is still so important for actors to perform these classical plays. Get all the best acting tips from some of the best HLS actors! Judah Murdoch, Helen Mariah Murdoch and others will be joining Mrs. Boling to teach this fun acting camp! There will be a short performance for family and friends at the end of the camp week.
Students may bring a sack lunch and stay for both camps for a reduced rate of $250.00