Summer 2017 Camp Information

For our 3rd summer in a row we're honored to be offering a compelling, unique, and innovative camp program to educate students in film, theatre, acting, improv, and stagecraft! We believe that with hard work and determination it's possible to not only create amazing art, but also have lots of fun in the process!

We welcome students of ALL BACKGROUNDS and EXPERIENCE LEVELS and have a variety of camps to suit a variety of interests. Please read through the details below and email us at staff@sonorousroad.com if you have any questions!

 
 

Camp Information:

Camp Locations: We are offering the majority of our summer camps at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio at 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC.

We will also be offering a few select camps at Cary Academy. Details on those camps can be found at casummer.org.

Camp Courses:  Below is a list of all camps offered in our on-site program. Please check the full schedule for specific dates and age ranges for each week. You can click on each camp name for a description of the camp.

Camp Cost: Summer camps at Sonorous Road are $250 per full-time week (M-F, 9AM - 4PM). Extended care is available per the fees below:

  • Early Arrival (8AM - 9AM): $25 per week per student
  • Extended Stay (4PM-6PM): $45 per week per student
  • Both: $65 per week per student

We also offer discounts for siblings and multi-week registrations. And for parents looking for long-term options we have a special payment plan when you sign up for 3 or more camps! (Click HERE for more details)

For camps offered at Cary Academy please see the Cary Summer Camp website at casummer.org.

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00-9:00 Early Arrival Care*
9:00 Introduction to the Day!
9:15 Workshop 1
10:30 Snack Break
10:45 Workshop 2
12:00 Lunch, games, down time (lunch brought from home)
1:00 Workshop 3
2:30 Snack Break
2:45 Workshop 4
4:00 Pickup
4:00-6:00 Extended Stay Care*

*Early Arrival and Extended Stay Care available for an additional fee during registration.

Questions: If you have any questions or need more information - please don't hesitate to contact us at (919) 803-3798 or staff@sonorousroad.com.


Summer 2017 Weekly Schedule

***Unless specified on the schedule below - camps still have spaces remaining!***

June 5 - 9 Camps:

  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)

June 12 - 16 Camps:

  • Acting & Creative Play (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)
  • Filmmaking for Middle & High School (Ages 12 - 17)

June 19 - 23 Camps:

  • Improvisational Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)
  • @ Cary Academy: Film Production: Let's Make a Movie! (Grades 4 - 6)

June 26 - 30 Camps:

  • Theatre Production with Friday evening performance (Ages 6 - 17) - FULL
  • Stagecraft - Production Crew (Ages 9 - 17)
  • Filmmaking for Middle & High School - Documentary (Ages 12 - 17)
  • @ Cary Academy: Yes, And - Comedic Acting and Improv (Grades 4 - 6)

July 5 - 7 Camps: 
(Wednesday - Friday, Tuition Pro-rated)

  • Acting & Creative Play (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Filmmaking for Young Filmmakers (Ages 8 - 12)
  • Improvisational Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)

July 10 - 14 Camps:

  • Let's Make a Movie Jr! (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 9 - 17) - FULL
  • Filmmaking for Middle & High School (Ages 12 - 17)

July 17 - 21 Camps:

  • Acting & Creative Play (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Improvisational Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)
  • @ Cary Academy: Film Production: Let's Make a Movie! (Grades 7 - 9)

July 24 - 28 Camps:

  • Let's Make a Movie Jr! (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)
  • Filmmaking for Middle & High School (Ages 12 - 17)
  • @ Cary Academy: Yes, And - Comedic Acting and Improv (Grades 7 - 9)

July 31 - August 4 Camps:

  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 6 - 14)
  • Advanced Acting for High Schoolers (Ages 14 - 17)
  • Stagecraft - Sets, Costume, and Makeup design (Ages 9 - 17)

August 7 - 11 Camps:

  • Acting & Creative Play (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)
  • Filmmaking for Young Filmmakers (Ages 8 - 12)

August 14 - 18 Camps:

  • Theatre Production of Willy Wonka KIDS with Friday evening performance (Ages 6 - 17)
  • Stagecraft - Production Crew (Ages 9 - 17)

August 21 - 25 Camps:

  • Acting & Creative Play (Ages 5 - 8)
  • Acting for Film & Theatre (Ages 9 - 17)
  • Filmmaking for Middle & High School (Ages 12 - 17)

Other Details and Information

If you have any questions about camps or issues with registration please contact us at (919) 803-3798 or staff@sonorousroad.com. The full terms and conditions can be found at www.sonorousroad.com/terms-conditions.

Registration requires a non-refundable $10 registration fee. Once your registration form has been processed the cost of camp(s) including any discounts will be charged to the card provided at registration. If you need to pay by cash or check please contact us for an alternate registration form.

Camps are $250 for a full week (9AM - 4PM). Sign up for 2 camps and receive a 10% discount. Sign up for 3 or more camps and receive a 15% discount as well as our special payment plan (details below). Siblings receive a 10% discount on their camps and discounts can be combined (multi-week + sibling).

Payment Plan: When you sign up for 3 or more camps you pay a deposit of $200 per student which is credited towards the total camp tuition (after multi-camp and sibling discounts are applied). One week prior to the start of each registered camp you will be charged for the remaining tuition due for that camp. If you have any questions on our payment plan please email us at staff@sonorousroad.com.

Cancellations up to 2 weeks before the camp date will receive a 50% refund on the camp tuition. Cancellations within the 2 week window before the camp begins will not receive a refund.

Students are responsible for bringing their lunch each day as well as two snacks.

By registering Parents and/or Guardians give permission for their student to participate in public performances and for Sonorous Road to use any video or images taken for promotional purposes.


Camp Descriptions

Actors will spend their days in front of the camera learning techniques and skills for auditioning for film and TV. They will also have the opportunity to learn Stage and Theatre acting methods. Students will be introduced to elements of the Meisner technique and how to accomplish authentic acting at a greater level. This camp is perfect for students looking for an introduction to acting or experienced actors who want to challenge themselves with new scene work and monologues. No experience is necessary but we do expect all of our students to come serious about working and learning - while we also have a lot of fun!

 
 

Using a hands on approach, students will learn about making films from start to finish. The class begins with screenwriting and preproduction planning while students develop a story and learn what it takes to move their story into production. Students will discuss professional production techniques such as professional lighting, sound, and cinematography. Over the course of the week the students will write, film, edit, and produce a short film that will be screened for family friends on the final afternoon of camp.

Depending on specific camp week the Filmmaking class will focus on general filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, or a focus on young filmmakers.

 
 

Students will learn basic acting techniques and have the opportunity to work in front of the camera and on stage. We will play improvisation games, dress up as characters, make costumes, and write stories as well! There will be lots of free play time in this class so that students can develop their curiosity and creative thinking. No experience is necessary but we do expect all of our students to come ready to listen and work well with others - while we also have lots of silly fun!

 
 

This camp is designed for older students who want to work at a more intensive level. Students will use Meisner technique and voice work to learn to listen and be fully present in their acting. Actors will challenge themselves as they work with partners and there will be a lot of time devoted to individually coaching students through monologues and scenes.

 
 

Ever wanted to be in a play but never had the time commitment to spend weeks or months rehearsing and performing? Our theatre production classes are a great introduction to theater as students will audition, rehearse, and perform a show all in ONE WEEK! Students will be introduced into all the aspects of creating a professional theater production and conduct a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. Everyone who signs up for the camp will receive a part and we will have additional details on the specific show titles very soon!

 

Have you ever watched Drew Carey and friends make up scenes and songs on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Then you will love this improvisational theater camp at Sonorous Road! Improv offers a safe, supportive, and creative environment so students can gain self-confidence, improve public speaking skills, create amazing stories, and support fellow actors with active listening. At the conclusion of the week the students will show off their improv skills for  family and friends!

 

Interested in the technical side of theatre? Our Stagecraft course is the perfect introduction into all the things that make the theatre process work. Spend time with local designers, directors, stage managers and producers learning about costume design, set design and construction, lighting design, props, stage management, and more! Students in our Stagecraft class will support an upcoming Theatre Production at Sonorous Road and work as the technical crew if the class coincides with a camp theatre production.

 

Write, Shoot, Edit, Perform: work with a team to produce a short film from start to finish. This class is geared towards our younger students (Ages 6 - 10) and will help them explore the entire filmmaking process in a fun and supportive environment! Students will get to develop a story, write the script, audition and perform on camera, and then shoot and edit the movie. At the end of the course family and friends will be invited to watch the premier of the new film! This camp is a popular one but we are only able to offer it twice so be sure to sign up today!