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Young Artists: Ages 8-10

Courageous Creating Summer Camp 

Jump into journeys, leap into legends, and dive into daring adventures with Asolo Rep this summer! Courageous Creating introduces students to storytelling structures and drama skills as they bring stories and characters to life.  

This camp is for 8 to 10-year-olds who love using their imaginations, have a dramatic side, and/or enjoy creating and acting out stories. No experience necessary – theatre is for everyone!  

2022 Camps

June 20-24: Creator Camp with Sarasota Contemporary Dance

NOTE: This camp is available for campers 8-12 years old. 

Join Asolo Rep and Sarasota Contemporary Dance for Creator Camp: a space for young artists to imagine, create, and discover through stories. In this 5-day camp, Young Artists work with professional teaching artists to transform colorful works of art into dance, drama, and stories sparked by their own imaginations. No performance experience is needed--just bring your creativity and excitement as you learn how to bring ideas to life!

Camps run 9am - 2pm.  

Morning and After Care is available when purchasing. Learn more


  • Early Bird Pricing available until April 1: $175/week 
  • After April 1: $200/week 
  • Financial Assistance/Scholarships available. Learn more.



July 5-8: Drama Days 

Ignite the imagination and spark creativity! Drama Days, designed for ages 6-11, invites campers to experience a different theatre adventure every day. 

Choose your own camp adventure: sign up for one day or the whole week!  

  • July 5: Quest! (focus on creating characters)
  • July 6: Miniature Worlds (focus on building worlds)
  • July 7: Go! Do! Be! (focus on improvisation and humor)
  • July 8: Enchantment (focus on storytelling)

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July 11-July 15: Quest! 

Do you love role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons? Well, the fate of the world is up to you, Courageous Creators! In this dynamic camp, young artists work together to save a world of their own creation. The only obstacle? Chance. Check your stats, search for traps, and roll the dice on a week-long quest.    

Courageous Creators will:  

  • Explore story structure and collaboration.    

  • Create and build characters, environments, stories, and environments together.   

  • Spark their imagination and challenge their creative problem-solving skills as they think fast on their feet. 

  • Bring their world to life using storytelling, performance skills, and art-making activities.   

  • Have fun and exciting journeys!  


July 18-July 22: Miniature Worlds  

What do you do with an idea and a cardboard box? Create universes, worlds, and stories of all sizes! In this 5-day makers lab, campers will grow their ideas, imagining civilizations, inventing histories, and engineering environments.  

Courageous Creators will: 

  • Create using simple design techniques, engineering skills, basic craft materials, and their own wonderful wits. 

  • Embody their creation using creative problem solving, performance skills, and story building.    

  • Connect and collaborate! 


July 25-July 29: Do Different! 

Get ready for a week of weird and wonderful ideas! In this camp, Courageous Creators stretch their unique creativity, working together to build brand new stories. Language and movement become the keys to developing a world where even the most familiar can be a little quirky.  

Courageous Creators will:  

  • Explore the world through story, poetry, and visual art.  

  • Discover how theatre artists use language, movement, and improvisation to create brand new tales.  

  • Bring our world to life using creative problem solving, performance skills, and art-making activities.  

  • Embrace weird and wonderful ideas together! 


August 1-August 5: Enchantment / Campamento Encanto* 

Magic is everywhere if you just know where to look! In this camp, Courageous Creators use the power of their imaginations to discover extraordinary spaces, working together to develop enchanting stories that transform everyday events into extraordinary adventures. 

¡La Magia está en todas partes, si sabes donde buscar! En este campamento, Creadores Valientes usaran el poder de la imaginación para descubrir lugares extraordinarios. Trabajando juntos para crear historias encantadoras que transforman eventos ordinarios en aventuras super extraordinarias. 

Courageous Creators will:  

  • Explore what is unique and magical about the world around them.    

  • Create and build stories together.   

  • Bring everyday enchantments to life using creative problem solving, performance skills, and art-making activities.  

  • Make magical moments. 

*Este campamento será facilitado por un artista bilingüe (Español /Inglés)//Designates a camp facilitated by a bilingual teaching artist (Spanish/English) 



  • Early Bird Pricing available until May 1: $140/week 
  • After May 1: $175/week 
  • Financial Assistance/Scholarships Available! Apply here.

Camps run 9am - 2pm.  Morning and After Care is available when purchasing. Learn more


A note on Covid-19 Health and Safety:

Asolo Rep Education & Engagement is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, families, teaching artists, and staff. We have worked hard to put in place specific measures that will ensure our camp and class experiences are safe, comfortable, and fun for everyone.

 COVID-19 Camp Health & Safety Protocols