Division of Professional and Community Education

Theatre Camp

Monday, June 13- Saturday, June 18, 2016

Monday- Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday, TBA

Rick Davis, Professor Emeritus, Augusta University
Melanie Kitchens O'Meara, Assistant Professor, Augusta University
Douglas Joiner, Lecturer, Augusta University

This inaugural Augusta University Summer Theatre Camp offers an exciting opportunity for two groups of young people: those in 6th to 8th grades and those in 9th to 12th grades. We've planned a week of acting, theatre games, workshops, audition tips, costuming plus a peek backstage and more than a few surprises. The one-week session will conclude with a showcase at the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus to reveal what the campers have learned.

All camp activities will take place on the Augusta University, Summerville Campus located at 2500 Walton Way. The students will be fully immersed in campus surroundings while gaining familiarity with classrooms and performance venues (Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre & D. Doug Bernard Jr. Amphitheatre) at Augusta University. For lunch, the students will be eating in the Jaguar Student Activities Center located at the heart of the Summerville Campus, a short walk from their daily activities. View a map of campus.

On Saturday, campers will perform a community showcase at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. This showcase is free and open to the public.



Early Bird Fee (through April 30th)


Tuition (after April 30th)



There is a $50 cancellation fee deducted from all refunds. Refunds will be processed up until June 6th, 2016. No refunds will be given after this date. To cancel your registration, please contact the PaCE office at 706-721-3083 no later than June 6th, 2016.


Scholarships- Essay Contest


The contest is open to all middle school and high school students who plan to attend the 2016 Augusta University Theatre Camp June 13-17. Three winners will have their camp tuition deferred.

The contest theme is The Importance of Theatre to a Community.

Essays must be no longer than 150 words, submitted in English, type-written and double-spaced.

Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays submitted without completed entry forms will be automatically disqualified.

Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student.

Any essays found to be plagiarized will be automatically disqualified.


May 7 All entries must be e-mailed to rdavis2@augusta.edu by this date. Subject line should read "Theatre Camp Essay." No exception.

May 12 All winners will be notified by e-mail. Those who entered but did not win will be allowed to pay the early bird tuition.

Mailing address: rdavis2@augusta.edu

RequIred Forms

All students participating in camps at Augusta University are required to provide supplemental information so that camp staff may act appropriately in the event of an emergency. All students are required to have a release form on file with the Division of Professional and Community Education office before they can participate in camp activities. Any student who does not have a release form on file will not be permitted to participate in camp activities. Once registered, you will receive an email with a PDF copy of the release form, or you may download it below. Forms cannot be submitted through email or via fax. Please mail release forms to the below address, or drop them off at Division of Professional and Community Education administrative office.

Mailing Address

Augusta University

Division of PaCE, FI-1062 (Attn: Tayler Norwood)

1120 15th Street

Augusta, GA 30912

Physical Address (PaCE Office)

Augusta University, Alumni Center

919 15th Street

Augusta, GA 30901

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