June 17-21 from 9:00am-12:00pm For kids going into 1st-3rd grade 

June 17-21 from 1:30-4:30pm For kids going into 4th-6th grade 

Join us as we create and perform an original adaptation of a children's book. Campers will try their hand at playwriting while exploring the tools of the actor, learning the basics of performance, playing theater games, and connecting with each other. The camp culminates in a performance for families and friends on the last day of camp. Exploring drama helps children build confidence, learn to express themselves, and collaborate in an ensemble, while having a whole lot of fun! Whether your child is brand new to performing, or the stage is a familiar place, we’ll meet your child where they are.

Julie Ganey is SCA’s 2024 Creative Fellow and is an actor and storyteller who has worked in theaters all over Chicago for the last 30 years. Her stage work includes three original solo plays, The Half-Life of MagicLove Thy Neighbor...till it hurts, and Good Enough.  Julie is adjunct faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and a teaching artist at Lifeline Theatre and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Her bullying prevention program, Stand Up on the Schoolyard, has been presented to students and educators within the Chicago Public School system and across the country. Julie is an AEA and SAG/AFTRA member.

For more information about Julie and her work at the SCA, visit their website.

We have a lot of other fun programs planned for this summer! Check them out and save the dates: Summer Fun at the Library