2019 Summer Camps
are coming! 

Join us for the most exciting summer camp in the Waterloo Region.

Four weeks of dramatic training, friendships and fun led by our experienced and professional summer camp staff. (We may be adding a fifth week, if we can find space...more news later)

What happens at summer camp?

We explore many of the skill builders, drama games and workshops we use in our other programs but jam them all into weeks packed full of fantastic fun! 

Theatre is an exciting way to help children discover themselves, develop a set of life skills and gain confidence that will serve them for many years. All done while losing themselves in dramatic adventure, playful storytelling and joyful team building! 

Space is limited to twelve (12) participants in each age group of  5-7, 8-9, 10-12 years per week.

We have four fantastic weeks of fun, all built on different and exciting themes and intended to develop different dramatic skills in our young performers.

Each Friday of camp we have a presentation of the work our campers did for the week, a short skit/play based on the week's theme written and performed by the campers.

Please note: This summer our camps are happening in two different locations: St. John's Lutheran Church and at the KW Little Theatre. Please confirm at which location your camp week is happening

Week One
Cartoon Heroes and Heroines
July 9th – July 13th
(St. John's Lutheran Church)

Meanwhile somewhere deep in the heart of the city...

From Saturday morning cartoons to comic book heroes and villains we put our drama on to recreate our favorite cartoon adventures and characters.

(Character building for drama is the special focus for the week.)

Week Two
Under the Sea
July 23rd – July 27th
(Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre)

Ship Ahoy!

Fish, sharks, whales and maybe a mermaid and pirate or two. 

We explore movement and mask in creating our dramas. Taking our cues from the sea and building our watery performance. 

(Movement for emotion is the special focus for the week.)

Week Three
Out of This World
July 30th – August 3rd
(Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre)

Calling all Space Rangers!

Rocket ships, robots and new found worlds are the basis for our dramas and games. From alien languages to robot communication we learn to speak to ‘infinity and beyond’.

(Voice and vocal work for the stage is the special focus for the week)

Week Four
Heart of the Jungle
August 7th – August 10th
(St. John's Lutheran Church)


Lions and tigers and bears oh my!

Looking deep into the jungle we take our inspiration for our dramas from the animal kingdom learning from our animal friends to discover more about ourselves.

(Total performance is the special focus of the week)


$240.00/week per student.

(A multi-week and/or sibling discounts apply, please contact actOUT!’s office for information.)

Before or After care  8:00am-9:00am/4:00-5:00pm  $10/week

Before and After Care $15/week

(Please note: For the holiday week of August 7-10 we do not offer a pro-rated discount for this four-day camp. Please understand that as a not-for-profit charity we try to keep our costs as low as we can. The majority of our costs (venue, insurance, administration fees, camp materials etc.) do not change for the week even though we operate only four days.)

 Location:  We rent the gym and outside space at the St John's Lutheran Church (22 Willow St., Waterloo, Ontario) for weeks one and four of our camps.

This year we are also fortunate to have the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre (9 Princess St. East
Waterloo, Ontario) as a space for our camp weeks two and three.

Please note: Neither venue  is  the location for inquiries or registration.  Please contact us,  or through our website for registration/inquiries only.

Our goal is to provide your child(ren) with multiple opportunities to learn new concepts, develop new friendships and encourage personal growth in the area of theatrical arts. 

Example Program Days
(Subject to change)

Day One
Meet-Me Monday!
Let’s get to know each other through fun, play and games.

  • 9:00am Arrival and arrival games

  • 9:15am Camper introductions - Introduction games

  • 9:30am Get to know you games

  • 10:00am Get into groups by age

  • 10:20am Morning break

  • 10:30am Theatre games, scripts, vocal practice, movement work, etc.

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 12.30pm Return to groups/practice & start any required props/crafts

  • 1.30pm Improv 101

  • 2:00pm Afternoon break

  • 2:15pm Free Play

  • 3.30pm Theatre activities in characterization, vocal practice, movement work, etc

  • 3:45pm Bring all groups together for large theatre game

  • 4:00pm Pick-ups

Day Three
Wacky Wednesday!
Come as your favourite actor, character or with fun costume and hairdo!

  • 9:00am Arrival and arrival games

  • 9:15am Vocal warm-ups and vocal games

  • 9:30am Warm-ups/games/discuss homework/costume parade

  • 9:45am Get into groups theatre activities and games

  • 10:45am Morning snack

  • 11:00am Character work / singing / crafts / prop construction

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 12.30pm Rehearse/ perform for each other

  • 2:15pm Afternoon snack

  • 2.30pm Let the games begin!

  • 3.15pm Share performances with other age groups - homework in action!

  • 3:45pm Clean up & review theatre etiquette

  • 4:00pm Pick-ups

Safety First

At actOUT! we believe in fun and games, but never without a thought to safety. Our program is designed with safety and security of the children in our care in mind. 

  • All games and activities are age appropriate and designed with the assurance of safe practices. Nobody wants drama with their drama.

  • All of actOUT!'s program staff, instructors, leaders and volunteers must go through rigorous checks and training including a Police Vulnerable Sector Safety Check.

  • ActOUT's instructors and staff are all regularly certified in first aid.

Things to bring daily: 

  • An enthusiastic self and creative mind

  • Nut-free lunch/snacks

  • Water bottles

  • Comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement

  • Clean indoor footwear/dance shoes (no outdoor, flip flops, boots or slip on shoes please). Please, label all belongings to avoid mix ups.

  • A sun hat and sunscreen

Please leave toys, electronic equipment, trading cards and other valuable items at home, actOUT! is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen items.

Program Rules

Program rules will be clearly outlined to the participants and they also get an opportunity to share what will help them have a great week with us but these rules always apply:

  1. Touch only what belongs to you.

  2. Do not stray from group

  3. Keep hands and feet to yourself

  4. Speak nicely to others. Respect leaders, volunteers and other campers

  5. Listen to your leaders.

  6. Always ask to go to the washroom.

ActOUT! has consistent consequences and a Behaviour Checklist Form that will be filled in for any camper that does not contribute to the well being of the group. This form is used when needed to keep parents/guardians informed of instances when your child has received a consequence for inappropriate behaviour. Your support is appreciated by having a follow up conversation with your child. Confidentiality is vitally important to actOUT! and instructors and leaders are instructed to keep forms in a secure location and are not to share information with anyone outside the program setting.

As a summer camp and not a day care facility, we expect all of our campers to be toilet trained and to not require assistance in this area. We do not have the staff to assist with bathroom needs.


Believe... Belong... Become

Believe... Belong... Become