As of March 2022, the majority of our facility is mask optional. In alignment with CDC, State of Pennsylvania and American Camp Association (ACA), please visit yocuminstitute.org/covid-19 to view our most current Covid-19 Mitigation Procedures. The safety of our campers and staff remains our top priority.
Young Performers Workshop: 10-Minute Musicals* NEW
Ages 8-12, Week of June 27 – July 1, 2022, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM M-Th, 1:00-5:30 PM
$180 | $170 Members
Lead Teachers: Jimmy Damore & Theater Faculty
Be onstage in short scripted musicals with a small cast size. Our young performers will have the opportunity to learn about character development and the importance of telling the story and acting while singing. Pieces will be selected from scripted works. Please note, if your child is still developing their reading skills, librettos will be available in advance of the workshop to help them prepare. As needed, we will have an identified staff member to assist and encourage as well.
Public performance Friday, July 1 at 5:30 PM
Dungeons and Dragons IRL
Ages 10-15, June 20-June 24, 2022, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
$215 | $205 Members
Lead Teachers: Adam Danoff & N. Houck
Ever wonder what D&D could look like if brought to life? The name may be Dungeons and Dragons, but did you know you can pretend to be anything, anywhere? Even a water park? Using tips and tricks of actors/ directors we will focus on creating a dramatic story arc, characters and the basics of what it means to create a campaign. Campers who choose to, will get to run a mini campaign or part of the larger campaign created by the group. The possibilities are endless – and you get art supplies to help make cool stuff to go with it!
Theater Performance Workshop, Don’t Blame Me, I’m Just the Playwright
Ages 10-15, Aug 1-12, 2022, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
$325 | $315 Members
Using the hilarious script by Carrie McWethy actors will explore many genres of theater performance, from realistic, to over-the-top diva moments.
About the show: Two playwrights are in the midst of polishing their script before their masterpiece starts its run on Broadway. But when their whizkid producer brings in a team of hack writers to punch up their dialogue with fart jokes, a corporate sponsor to introduce product placement, and a diva actress with her own baggage…can they hold on to their vision?
Public performances Friday, August 12 at 5:30 PM
2022 Broadway Jr: Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part®
3 Weeks: July 11-31, 2022 + Performances
Class: Monday-Friday, 9:15 AM-4:15 PM
Ticketed Performances will be held July 29 to July 31
$475 | $450 Members
Lead Teachers: Jimmy Damore, Kristina Dennis, Joel Gori, Andrea Hart
Blend a performance opportunity with the skill building to improve any performance. Led by Yocum Theater Faculty, this popular summer experience gives young actors training in voice, dance and acting. Blend a performance opportunity with the skill building to improve any performance. Led by Yocum Theater Faculty, this popular summer experience gives young actors training in voice, dance and acting while working towards putting on a fabulous production for the public. We will continue to adjust as needed for Covid mitigation in keeping with both state mandates and best practices for youth theater across the nation. NEW THIS YEAR mini prep camp July 6-8, 2022 see below.
About the show: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this G-rated adaptation of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight casts and audiences as they search for the Holy Grail – while making a musical – and “always look on the bright side of life.”
Broadway Junior: Audition Bootcamp
Ages 8 – 15, July 6, 7, 8, 2022
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
**OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR 2022 BROADWAY JR*
Andrea Hart, Jimmy Damore and other Broadway JR 2022 Staff
This special “how to,” audition workshop is open only to students registered for this summer’s 2022 Broadway Jr. Show: Monty Python’s Spamalot! Learn good audition practices, review the audition materials, and make new friends. Perfect for the actor without much auditioning experience or the actor who struggles with nerves! Highly recommended for those new to Yocum’s Broadway JR program.
*Not registered for Broadway Jr yet? Register
To apply for a scholarship please visit Scholarship Application