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UW-Whitewater Theatre Camp

Special Summer Online Theatre Session!  Click HERE for more details!

To ensure the safety of campers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has made the difficult decision to cancel all overnight summer camps.  But don’t despair: #WarhawkCamps will go on!  We are hosting a series of online events to keep your campers active.  Check them out here:  More camps are being added daily!  Be sure to check back often.  In the meantime, stay safe and please direct your questions to

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The primary purpose of this seven-day camp is to provide campers with an opportunity to improve their theatre skills alongside others with similar interests. Campers in the acting portion of the camp are assigned to groups based on their year in school. Mornings consist of classes in voice, movement, and improvisation. Afternoons and evenings are devoted to rehearsing scenes in preparation for a capstone performance on the final day of the camp. Campers in the design/technical theatre portion of the camp receive daily instruction in stage management and scenery, lighting and costume design. They spend the afternoons and evenings assisting the scene directors and preparing the design and technical elements of the final scenes. The final day concludes with a presentation of the scenes.    This camp is available to players entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2020.

Date: Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1, 2020

The enrollment in the camp is limited to 55-60 campers in order to maximize opportunities for individualized attention. 



Register Online Closed

Registrations accepted online until noon 7/22/20. We do NOT accept walk up registrations.

Resident Camper:  $480

Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.

Bring-A-Friend Discount:

Returning campers can receive a $20 discount off their camp fee by bringing one new camper with them this year.  Both the returning camper and the new camper will receive the discount when they list each other’s name on the registration.  Make sure to check "Bring-A-Friend" discount in the registration and provide your friends name if you believe you qualify.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $20 if your named friend do not attend this event with you.

Fees Include

The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt*, banquet and insurance.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 7/10/20.


All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Resident campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact

Letter of Reference

First time registrants must have a letter of reference from your theater teacher (or another teacher with whom you have worked closely), the school counselor, or the principal emailed to by 7/15/20.


All participants in the acting area should have a one-minute monologue memorized and rehearsed prior to arriving at the camp. It will be used to audition for scenes during the Sunday evening session.

Certification of Rules

With your parent, download and sign  Certification of Rules.  All registrants must complete and give to the director at camp.

Actors Costume Sheet

Actors please download and fill out Theater Camp Costume Sheet, to the best of your ability. Costume sheets will be collected by the director.

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.


Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.


  • Learn to work voice appropriately.
  • Learn how to be calm, yet dynamic, in audition situations.
  • Development of the body as an instrument through flexibility, and adaptability exercises.
  • Through script analysis, learn how to pace scenes and getting to the right place at the right dramatic moment.
  • Develop the ability to work successfully in ensemble situations.
  • Through improvisation, learn to explore your imagination.
  • Through self-exploration, become more aware of how you look, think, feel, imagine, move, talk, etc.
  • Work on a scene to be presented at the end of the week. 

Design and Technical Theatre

  • Learn the important elements in costume and scene design.
  • Learn how to light a set dramatically.
  • Work on a state-of-the-art computerized light board.
  • Develop stage management skills.
  • Assist in preparing scenes to be presented at the end of the week. 

Scholarship Information

Several high school drama clubs, civic organizations and local art groups will sponsor participants to camps. Sponsorships are generally offered in the form of awards to students who have demonstrated an interest in theatre through their participation in high school and community theatre events.  We encourage you to seek out these opportunites.

Typical Day One Schedule

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Check In 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 4:45 p.m. Meet director/Performance
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Orientation/Audition
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:00 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

Typical Day Two - Five Schedule

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Class Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Scene Group
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Scene Group
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Evening Activity
10:15 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

Typical Final Day Schedule

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - Noon Dress Rehearsal
Noon - 12:50 p.m. Lunch in Hicklin
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Scene Performance (Families Invited!)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Check out of residence halls

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

Camp Staff

Dr. Charles Grover, Camp Director

Dr. Charles Grover

Dr. Charles Grover, originator and director of the seven-Day Theatre Camp, retired in May of 2017, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre/Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. A teacher of directing, acting, movement, and voice, Dr. Grover also directs several plays each year, teaches theatre history and dramatic literature, and supervises student teachers preparing to enter secondary teaching in theatre. Recent productions he has directed are Drowsy Chaperone, Jack and the Magic Beans, Deathtrap and Nate, the Dragon. Dr. Grover received the 2004 Outstanding Theatre Educator Award from the Wisconsin Alliance for Theatre Education.

Blair Kath, Design/Tech Coordinator

Blair Kath

Blair graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2009 with a degree in Education, Theater and English. She is currently teaching Drama for Racine Unified School district, and works as a construction manager and technical specialist for West Performing Arts Center in New Berlin, Wisconsin. After serving as camp costume coordinator and residence hall counselor for many years, Blair is replacing Steve Chene as the coordinator of the design/tech portion of the camp.

Saundra Montijo, Acting/Directing

Saundra Montijo

Since receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from UW-Whitewater in 2009, Saundra Montijo has continuously worked as a theatre artist, educator, and arts administrator in the SE Wisconsin, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles areas. She has proudly been a member of the UW-Whitewater Theatre Camp staff since 2007, teaching Voice & Speech and directing the advanced acting group.

Zach Kunde, Acting/Directing

Zach Kunde

Zach Kunde returns for his 9th year of directing and teaching improvisation. He holds a BFA in Theatre performance from UW-Whitewater and has continued his education in Chicago, where he currently resides. Zach has also been a national touring member of an off-Broadway improv show since 2007.

Nathan Broege, Acting/Directing

Nathan Broege

Nathan Broege is a senior pursuing a major in BSE Theatre Education and Special Education. He has been in multiple theatrical productions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, including Twelfth Night, Mary, Mary, Dear Ruth, Triumph of Love, Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Poe, Times Two. Nathan has also been seen scenic designing and sound designing shows with the university, while currently student teaching at Wauwatosa West High School, as a theatre teacher. Nathan would like to continue his education path, by teaching students the art of theatre, in both performance and technical departments. Nathan wants to maintain a work ethic that keeps the students confident, inclusive, respectful, and knowledgeable in all aspects. His career has included designing, directing, acting, and producing shows with touring venues, and is ready to take those techniques into the world of high school theatre.

Alexa Farrell

Alexa Farrell

Alexa Farrell (Design Tech/ Costume Coordinator) This is Alexa's 3rd year with Whitewater's theatre camp and thrilled to be back! She recently graduated this May from Whitewater with a degree in BFA Theatre Performance. Previous production credits include The Addams Family, Twelfth Night, Resort 76, Blithe Spirit and Mary, Mary. One thing that she is quite excited for is teaching her additional love of costuming to high school students.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.