Shakespeare Camp is going online! In consideration of everyone’s health and safety, our June camp has moved to an online format. We’re excited to bring you SVS Shakespeare Camp 2.0: Online!
Online camp will take place during the same dates and times as our in-person camp, using video-conferencing platforms and other distance-learning technologies to bring students an engaging mix of live online instruction and independent projects. Rather than shrink the scope of camp, we’ve expanded it to deepen the campers’ experience. They’ll move their bodies, dive into the text, spend time outside, and use a diverse range of tools and mediums—from music to visual art and beyond—to explore Shakespeare’s work.
Not familiar with Shakespeare? Not to worry! Students of all experience levels are welcome!
As always, the final day of camp will culminate in a performance for friends and family. And as a bonus, the performance will be recorded so that loved ones near and far can view it afterward, even if they can’t attend in person!
For more information, or if you would like to enroll your child in camp but are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, please email Education Director Melissa Jones to discuss options.
Students must be between 8 and 18 years of age.
Donors Circle Discount
Those of you in our Donors Circle get a 20% discount on registration! *
Multiple Enrollment Discount
Enroll multiple children and save 10% on each additional child. Donors Circle get a 20% discount.*
Partial scholarships are available to students with an annual household income of 80% or less of the Median Household Income for Santa Clara County and who demonstrate a desire to participate by submitting a short essay on why they want to attend the camp. For more information, email Education Director Melissa Jones.
In keeping with our mission to provide financially and geographically accessible performing arts experiences to our community, we strive to maintain an affordable camp option at our long-running program in History Park San José. As such, part of our program is subsidized by our overall fundraising efforts—from our individual donors, corporate sponsors, intermission raffle, performance ticket sales, and more, a portion of all our earned income goes toward providing affordable arts access to the next generation of theatremakers.
* Donors Circle discount available for Baron level and higher.
Sharon Freeman- Head Instructor
Mrs. Freeman received her B.A. and teaching credential in English with a minor in Theatre Performance from SJSU. For ten years, she taught English, film, and drama at Branham High School, and is now Director of Activities at Prospect High School. While Mrs. Freeman was the Performing Arts Chair, Branham High School received the City of San José Champion of Arts Education Award (2009) and welcomed a state-of-the art performing arts center to the campus. She also enjoys acting during her summers away from teaching, and for several years was a member of SVS’s Artistic Ensemble.
Erin Southard- Assistant Teacher
Erin received her B.A. in English (Writing) from Biola University and is a graduate of Foothill Theatre Conservatory. She is also completing her M.A. in Education from Alliant University and currently teaches Language Arts at Bret Harte Middle School. Erin has taught summer and theatre camps/workshops since 2009 over a broad range of subjects (San Jose Parks and Rec., Galileo Summer Camps, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and Silicon Valley Shakespeare) and has worked at the Disneyland Resort and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. She is a founding member of the Mini Lights Emerging Artists Program at City Lights Theater Company, and is a passionate advocate for arts education for all ages.