Summer 2016 info will be updated after March Break!

MEET THE SUMMER 2015 TEAM LEADERS & ASSISTANTS HERE!

act OUT Summer Drama Camps started 7 years ago with two weeks of camps and about 20 campers, 2 team leaders and assistants!  We're so proud of our growth to 4 weeks of camps, 4 age groups per camp, 6 team leaders, 18 assistants and approaching 200 campers!  Scroll down to find out more about them, their favourite camp memories and what they are excited about this summer!

Deanne is the Artistic Director / Office & Program Manager for act OUT.  She's excited to be a TEAM LEADER this summer on top of the face at the other end of emails & texts!  She has been running summer programs for 30 years and loves to learn and grow with each season!  Every year she's excited to watch the growth of each camper as an individual and a team member.  She is always thrilled & amazed by the positive impact 5 days at camp can make in a child's or youth's life!  Dee has many favourite memories but one of her fav's is the camp song, started a few years back by Nara which has now become a camp tradition!  She is a mother of 3 boys, lives to dance, loves to read, garden & ground.  She is one of only two Canadians certified in the Maor Placement Workout and is a level II Reiki Practioner.  Dee believes in giving back and spends a lot of time volunteering in the community.  More recently she became a recipient of a 2014 Mentor Award from the Arts Awards Waterloo Region as well as the Volunteer of the Year from the Teacher's Federation.

Two of Nara's passions are acting and working with children. She has her Early Childhood Education Diploma and worked for years as a Special Needs Childcare Worker. Nara has been teaching Drama for the last  9 years. Comedic acting is her specialty and she LOVES to see children/youth having fun with acting.  She is hoping all the campers and team members are ready to shake up their chakras this summer!

Two of Nara's passions are acting and working with children. She has her Early Childhood Education Diploma and worked for years as a Special Needs Childcare Worker. Nara has been teaching Drama for the last  9 years. Comedic acting is her specialty and she LOVES to see children/youth having fun with acting.  She is hoping all the campers and team members are ready to shake up their chakras this summer!

Melanie has been teaching and leading summer camp programs for more years than she'd like to admit.  She's had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of fantastic kids over the years in her capacity as a dance instructor.  She's excited to return to camp with act OUT this summer and hopes to see many new and returning fasces.  Melanie's favourite camp memory was in 2014 where she enjoyed seeing the camp song unfold.  The kids were creative, enthusiastic and really worked as a TEAM!

Melanie has been teaching and leading summer camp programs for more years than she'd like to admit.  She's had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of fantastic kids over the years in her capacity as a dance instructor.  She's excited to return to camp with act OUT this summer and hopes to see many new and returning fasces.  Melanie's favourite camp memory was in 2014 where she enjoyed seeing the camp song unfold.  The kids were creative, enthusiastic and really worked as a TEAM!

Mary is very excited to be back for her fourth year with act OUT Summer camps.  She looks forward to having a fabulous week of singing, dancing and most importantly ACTING!  Mary loves to work with children and act like a child.  She hopes you have a great week with us!  Her favourite camp experience has been watching the campers make their parents proud at the end of each week!

Mary is very excited to be back for her fourth year with act OUT Summer camps.  She looks forward to having a fabulous week of singing, dancing and most importantly ACTING!  Mary loves to work with children and act like a child.  She hopes you have a great week with us!  Her favourite camp experience has been watching the campers make their parents proud at the end of each week!

Miranda is very excited to be a team assistant in July and team leader in August.  In the past she has enjoyed volunteering and looks forward to meeting the new campers!  She likes to dance and sing, but also enjoys reading and drawing.  She can't wait for camps to start!  Miranda's favourite camp memory is watching the kids grow throughout the week and enjoys watching them get up on stage and have FUN!!

Miranda is very excited to be a team assistant in July and team leader in August.  In the past she has enjoyed volunteering and looks forward to meeting the new campers!  She likes to dance and sing, but also enjoys reading and drawing.  She can't wait for camps to start!  Miranda's favourite camp memory is watching the kids grow throughout the week and enjoys watching them get up on stage and have FUN!!

Natalie is very excited to be back at camp for another awesome year!  She can't wait to meet all the campers and to have lots of fun.  It's going to be a great week!  Natalie's favourite camp moment is watching the kids perform at the end of the week.  It is so awesome to see how far they've come from day 1.  She just feels so proud!

Natalie is very excited to be back at camp for another awesome year!  She can't wait to meet all the campers and to have lots of fun.  It's going to be a great week!  Natalie's favourite camp moment is watching the kids perform at the end of the week.  It is so awesome to see how far they've come from day 1.  She just feels so proud!

Shaneiza is excited to be back at act OUT for some fun summer camps! Her hobbies include acting, singing, dancing and playing the guitar.  Shaneiza's favourite things are children, puppies, flowers & dolphins.  Her favourite camp memory was watching her group of 10 year old's perform their pieces.  She thinks they were fabulous!

Shaneiza is excited to be back at act OUT for some fun summer camps! Her hobbies include acting, singing, dancing and playing the guitar.  Shaneiza's favourite things are children, puppies, flowers & dolphins.  Her favourite camp memory was watching her group of 10 year old's perform their pieces.  She thinks they were fabulous!

Noah says act OUT summer camps are awesome camps to attend! Look at him, he's attended almost every single one since their inception!.  In his spare time he enjoys swimming, drawing, and playing with his dog.  He has performed in 10 productions with act OUT - from Chip in Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin in Aladdin Jr.  He is certain you will LOVE it here!  He is very excited to be volunteering again this summer.  His favourite part of summer camp is the first day.  His favourite part of volunteering is helping children come out  of their shells!  

Noah says act OUT summer camps are awesome camps to attend! Look at him, he's attended almost every single one since their inception!.  In his spare time he enjoys swimming, drawing, and playing with his dog.  He has performed in 10 productions with act OUT - from Chip in Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin in Aladdin Jr.  He is certain you will LOVE it here!  He is very excited to be volunteering again this summer.  His favourite part of summer camp is the first day.  His favourite part of volunteering is helping children come out  of their shells!

 

Renee is really excited to volunteer at act OUT because she has sooooo many great memories as a camper!!  One of her great memories here is the improv because it is reall a time where you can take everything you love and put it into it.  Acting is my passion and am grateful to learn from these awesome leaders!

Renee is really excited to volunteer at act OUT because she has sooooo many great memories as a camper!!  One of her great memories here is the improv because it is reall a time where you can take everything you love and put it into it.  Acting is my passion and am grateful to learn from these awesome leaders!

Skylar is super excited to be volunteering again at act OUT Summer Camps! Her favourite camp memory would be everything from being a camper to volunteering.  She LOVES to work with kids and watching them grow and grow up - is AMAZING!

Skylar is super excited to be volunteering again at act OUT Summer Camps! Her favourite camp memory would be everything from being a camper to volunteering.  She LOVES to work with kids and watching them grow and grow up - is AMAZING!

Armaan is quite excited to volunteer with act OUT summer camps.  He has been in 4 productions and was part of the volunteer team last summer.  His favourite memory was the Drum Fit workshop!

Armaan is quite excited to volunteer with act OUT summer camps.  He has been in 4 productions and was part of the volunteer team last summer.  His favourite memory was the Drum Fit workshop!

Hope has been in two productions with act OUT.  She is very excited to watch the kids learn new skills.  Her favourite camp memory came from Drum Fit because of how it brought a smile to all the kid's faces!

Hope has been in two productions with act OUT.  She is very excited to watch the kids learn new skills.  Her favourite camp memory came from Drum Fit because of how it brought a smile to all the kid's faces!

David has been with act OUT for many years! He has performed in many productions with act OUT and Drayton Entertainment.  He is excited to be with the campers and watch them perform!

David has been with act OUT for many years! He has performed in many productions with act OUT and Drayton Entertainment.  He is excited to be with the campers and watch them perform!

Kaylee is an outgoing, energetic & zany individual who is excited to be volunteering with act OUT this summer.  She has been connected to act OUT for 4 years and has been  a part of classes, productions and camps. One highlight from these years is playing Mafia at every single free period at on of the camps and watching Big Hero 6 at camp during the cast party.  Kaylee is most excited to work with the campers and watch them grow and develop as people and actors/actresses!

Kaylee is an outgoing, energetic & zany individual who is excited to be volunteering with act OUT this summer.  She has been connected to act OUT for 4 years and has been  a part of classes, productions and camps. One highlight from these years is playing Mafia at every single free period at on of the camps and watching Big Hero 6 at camp during the cast party.  Kaylee is most excited to work with the campers and watch them grow and develop as people and actors/actresses!

Lydia is excited to volunteer this year so she can bond with the campers and watch them grow to love acting.  She absolutely LOVES acting, reading & writing.  She is also very excited to meet new people!

Lydia is excited to volunteer this year so she can bond with the campers and watch them grow to love acting.  She absolutely LOVES acting, reading & writing.  She is also very excited to meet new people!

Zach is very excited to help at act OUT this summer.  He has attended many years of summer and March Break camps and was pumped to become part of the assistant team!  Zach's favourite event is working with kids.  He is excited to work with all the campers, have fun and meet new people!

Zach is very excited to help at act OUT this summer.  He has attended many years of summer and March Break camps and was pumped to become part of the assistant team!  Zach's favourite event is working with kids.  He is excited to work with all the campers, have fun and meet new people!

Eric is very excited to be a volunteer for act OUT this summer. He has been with act OUT for two years and his favourite memories are bonding with the cast during show week.  Eric is looking forward to passing his passion for drama onto the campers!

Eric is very excited to be a volunteer for act OUT this summer. He has been with act OUT for two years and his favourite memories are bonding with the cast during show week.  Eric is looking forward to passing his passion for drama onto the campers!

Ethan is super excited to be volunteering with act OUT this summer!  He is now a professional actor but started his career by doing productions with act OUT when he was 7.  He has been on TV and in the Stratford Festival which is a lot of work but also a lot of fun!  Ethan also enjoys playing rep volleyball for the KW Predators, he loves to sing and entertain people all the time!  His favourite place on Earth is Disney!  He is very happy to be a part of the act OUT camps.  He says "it's going to be so much fun helping all the campers learn all the "secrets of the biz"!

Ethan is super excited to be volunteering with act OUT this summer!  He is now a professional actor but started his career by doing productions with act OUT when he was 7.  He has been on TV and in the Stratford Festival which is a lot of work but also a lot of fun!  Ethan also enjoys playing rep volleyball for the KW Predators, he loves to sing and entertain people all the time!  His favourite place on Earth is Disney!  He is very happy to be a part of the act OUT camps.  He says "it's going to be so much fun helping all the campers learn all the "secrets of the biz"!

Hannah is very happy to be a volunteer for this years camp.  She was with act OUT when she was very young.  She was in Seussical Jr and then a acamp.  Her favourite memory was when she went to see Beauty and the Beast Jr. on her birthday and act OUT called her up on stage and they sang to her.  She is very happy to help the kids and to see them grow throughout the week.  Hannah now works with an agent in Toronto and is excited to share some of her journey with the campers!

Hannah is very happy to be a volunteer for this years camp.  She was with act OUT when she was very young.  She was in Seussical Jr and then a acamp.  Her favourite memory was when she went to see Beauty and the Beast Jr. on her birthday and act OUT called her up on stage and they sang to her.  She is very happy to help the kids and to see them grow throughout the week.  Hannah now works with an agent in Toronto and is excited to share some of her journey with the campers!

Franny is very excited to be participating as a volunteer for this summer.  Her favourite memories are from when the shows are done rehearsing and it is being performed and all pulled together.  She has been involved with act OUT in productions & camps  since 2010.  She was a class assistant this season but is excited to be joining as a volunteer in the drama camps this summer!  

Franny is very excited to be participating as a volunteer for this summer.  Her favourite memories are from when the shows are done rehearsing and it is being performed and all pulled together.  She has been involved with act OUT in productions & camps  since 2010.  She was a class assistant this season but is excited to be joining as a volunteer in the drama camps this summer!

 

Zack's favourite memory of camp is playing Mafia and making paper bag puppets.  He has been with act OUT for 4 years in camps and productions and joined the volunteer team in 2014.  

Zack's favourite memory of camp is playing Mafia and making paper bag puppets.  He has been with act OUT for 4 years in camps and productions and joined the volunteer team in 2014.

 

Camille's favourite memories of camp is always the first day when everyone meets everyone else.  She looks forward to meeting new friends this summer.  She has attended one year of Creative Drama classes with Nara at act OUT and has participated in a school musical theatre production.  

Camille's favourite memories of camp is always the first day when everyone meets everyone else.  She looks forward to meeting new friends this summer.  She has attended one year of Creative Drama classes with Nara at act OUT and has participated in a school musical theatre production.

 

Quinton has been with act OUT for 4 years.  He has always preferred "helping" over performing and is looking forward to helping kids out.  He was the recipient of the Victoria D'Agostino Award at his school for all the areas he helps others and is excited to help the community this summer!

Quinton has been with act OUT for 4 years.  He has always preferred "helping" over performing and is looking forward to helping kids out.  He was the recipient of the Victoria D'Agostino Award at his school for all the areas he helps others and is excited to help the community this summer!

Haley is joining the volunteer team again  this summer after participating in the act OUT camps for 5 summers!    She loves kids and is an extrovert.  She loves science, art, singing and acting.  Having FUN is a top priority.  She is super excited to be a team assistant with act OUT  She loves performing but also loves watching the campers grow.

Haley is joining the volunteer team again  this summer after participating in the act OUT camps for 5 summers!    She loves kids and is an extrovert.  She loves science, art, singing and acting.  Having FUN is a top priority.  She is super excited to be a team assistant with act OUT  She loves performing but also loves watching the campers grow.