PlayWriting Camp

July 17 - 21, 2017
Performances: Friday July 22 3:15 pm

St. Vladimir's Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE

1:00 - 4:00 pm daily

Full day enrolment in PlayWriting (afternoon) and 
Exploring the Arts (morning) may be available.

See the registration form 
and the fee summary 
for additional information.

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In a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps with Creative Writing Instructor Simon Rose, children ages 6 to 10 will learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days. Children will create the plot, craft the script, write dialogue and hone their acting skills for their very own dramatic production, which will then be performed at the end of the week.

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Full-day Option for Exploring the Arts Camp and PlayWriting Camp 

Students may enroll in a half day of Exploring the Arts Camp (am) and a half day of PlayWriting Camp (pm). Noon hour supervision will be provided, but students must bring their own lunch. 

Program Outline

Program Purpose

  • Developing creative writing skills
  • Artistic expression through writing
  • Arts integration (drama, music, play writing, set design)
  • Exploring possibilities of imagination
  • Introducing young people to specifics of play writing, acting, stage production
  • Process-oriented project
  • Team building
  • Fostering relationship skills
  • Recognition, development, and celebration of individual talents and contributions toward a final product

Theme for the Camp

The theme for Exploring the Arts Camp and PlayWriting Camp for 2017 will be “jungle".

For the PlayWriting Camp, this theme will lend itself very well to a multitude of scenarios in which participants will be able to set their plays and unleash their limitless imagination in the creation of their very own dramatic production.

Our Campers Love EAC and PlayWriting Camp

"My daughter really enjoyed the camp and talked about it non-stop in evenings. Well done!

"My two kids loved the experience

“Creative camp is a good break from all the sports camps.”

“I liked the PlayWriting Camp because all my ideas ond other’s ideas were in the play and Simon gave me a lot of ideas about how to write stories. His ideas will help me whenever I am writing stories."


Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Split into three groups with each group responsible for writing one act

Day 2

  • Review script and revise where necessary
  • Characters assigned
  • Each group writes the lyrics to one verse of the song

Day 3

  • Drama teacher to assist with students
  • Begin rehearsals
  • Rewrites done for any needed script changes

Day 4

  • Rehearsals

Day 5

  • Rehearsals and performances

We wish to remind you that videotaping of CASSA productions and performances is not permitted. DVDs of performances are available through CASSA. Friends and relatives may take photographs, but to avoid distracting the performers, please do not use flash photography during the performance.

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