The Athens Youth Theater Summer of 2019
Athens Youth Theater Academy


Come join us in the Athens Youth Academy!  Acting camps that challenge serious actors and welcome all beginners.

Imagine the perfect Summer acting camp: dazzling shows, great directors and teachers, and a place that makes you feel  welcome!




July 22- 26 "Llama Llama's Drama"
 Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
     Follow author Anna Dewdney’s beloved children’s book character Llama Llama as he learns how to control his feelings. Dealing with problems like not wanting to share with friends, bullies, holiday drama, and waiting for his Mama, Llama Llama (and his red pajamas) is just plain tired of all of his Llama Drama!
     Along with plenty of Llama crafts and books, students will spend their week dancing, singing, and learning how to improv as an actor as they help Llama Llama with his drama drama!                         

July 29 - Aug 9 -Production Camp -"RENT School Edition"   (2 Weeks)
Rising 6th Grade Students thru 12th Grade | 9am-3pm | $350
     Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while businesswoman Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child, performance-artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the 1990s under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
     Students will perform an audition on the first day to be cast in a role of this stage production. They will have 2 weeks to learn a script complete with songs and choreography that will be performed on the final Friday.

Sands Youth Theatre  -- Production of Rent School Edition
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Rent-School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
(Parental guidance advised- this musical deals with the topic of AIDS & homosexuality.)

July 29 - AUG 2 "Flashy Super Music with Supergirl and the Flash"
Rising 3rd Grade Students thru 6th Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
     This camp is based on the recent television phenomenon that the CW created with a 4-show-musical crossover called “Duet” (which joined together the casts of Supergirl, The Flash, Aarow, and Legends of Tomorrow ) . When Music Meister places Kara (Supergirl) and Barry Allen (the Flash) in comas, their minds are trapped together in a musical dream world.
     We invite students to join these heroes in this musical adventure as they learn and perfect the super fun original music from “Duet.”


July 29 - Aug 2 " Face the Music and 'Sing'!
Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade | 9am-1pm | $150
      An animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us, Sing tells the story of Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater. Just like the contestants in Buster Moon’s competition, 
     Students will learn, not only music, but what makes them special.

Aug  5 - 9 "Journey to the Land of Sweets! "
Rising 2nd Grade Students thru 5th Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
       Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box containing a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice, and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.
     Focusing heavily on choreography, this camp will be filled with music from the classic ballet
The Nutcracker .




Morning Care and After Care

The Athens now offers morning & after care to help you facilitate your day!

Morning Care: 7:30am – 9am | $35 per week
After Care (A): 2pm – 5:30pm | $70 per week
After Care (B): 3pm – 5:30pm | $50 per week

Combo Care (Morning and After Care):
7:30am – 9am and 2pm – 5:30pm | $90 per week

*Combo Care (B):
7:30am – 9am and 3pm – 5:30pm | $75 per week

*After Care (B) is for Production Camp Students only.

Morning and After Care include age-appropriate arts and crafts, movies, and games. After Care includes outside play; there are no off-site trips. Morning and After Care are not extensions of the theatre camp, though are still engaging and enjoyable for all students. Tuition is charged for the week, not the day. Prorating  is not available. Students in After Care should bring a snack.



All refunds for withdrawals incur a $25 administrative fee per camp.

·         All withdrawal requests must be sent in writing to

·         If a child withdraws from a camp or class before the first day of camp or class, the registration cost is refunded less the $25 administrative fee.

·         If a child withdraws from a camp or class at any time on or after the first day of the program no refunds are given. The exception is for a medical reason, which requires a physician’s note. In the event of withdrawal due to a medical issue, the registration fee is prorated, the unused portion is refunded, and the administrative fee is waived.

The Athens Theatre reserves the right to alter or cancel scheduled programs as necessary. If a program is cancelled, a full refund of the cancelled program’s tuition is issued.


Registration and Payment

Click HERE for our Registration,  Payment and Release Form which must be returned to assure a place - you can either include a check with the form or purchase via credit card by clicking the button above.  (Morning and After care to be paid by check at the beginning of the class)  

(Your child may qualify for financial assistance -- click  HERE  for application)

Camp Information

·         Camp Hours are indicated above.

·         Extended care is available - more information on the Registration form

·         Camp location is the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand

Commonly Asked Questions:

·         Q:  Will instructors have security clearance?

A:  Yes!   All instructors have background checks.  They have been cleared and are wonderful teachers! 

·         Q:  Will my child be supervised at all times during the camps, including supervision to and from restrooms, breaks, lunch, etc...?

A:  Yes!  The highest precautions for safety at all times and students will be closely supervised. 

·         Q:  Where will drop off and pick up occur each day?

A:  The Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand unless otherwise advised by the instructor.

·         Q:  Will students be learning at age specific levels?

A:  Yes!  Each camp will have 4-6 instructors with age / grade appropriate groups.

Questions?  please email


This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on  Arts and Culture.