Summer Camps

2021 Summer Offerings


We are elated to be offering so many incredible camps at both our downtown location and our mid-county locations.




  • Downtown Santa Cruz - 3 locations (AAT Studio, LNCC Park & New Street Garden)
  • Freedom Blvd - 1 location (Freedom Blvd Reed Family Farm)


In all of our Summer Camps - students will focus on learning proper voice and dance techniques while exploring the various song and dance styles used in Broadway shows, movies, and the music industry.

Our camps include a proper physical warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. In addition, students learn vocal warm ups and exercises that strengthen projection, instill confidence, and gain control and improve the quality of sound production. Acting skills are also honed with games, and learning performing skills that help the student connect with the audience, be expressive, tell a story, and overcome stage fright.


Most camps are offered as 1-week long (half & full-day), although we also have one on Saturdays only, some 2-week long and of course our 3-week long "Theater in the Park" production camps.

Summer Themed Camps

Camps starting June 7th, 2021 and running for 9 weeks, throughout the entire summer. Focusing on all aspects of performing arts from improvisation theater games, advanced character development and broadway intensives to singing, dancing and gymnastics based circus camps.

Full-day and half day options available for the following ages:


  • 3 to 6 year olds
  • 6 to 10 year olds
  • 10 to 13 year olds
  • 13 to 16 year olds
AAT Summer Camp

Outdoor Theater in Nature (Saturday mornings)


Focusing on nature, craft, improvisation theater games all wrapped up with an incredible theme. Each Saturday we structure the entire day on a book-based theme.

  • 5 to 9 year olds
  • Saturdays from 9am to 1pm

Located off Freedom Blvd near Aladdin Nursery.


Theater in the Park (3-weeks each)




Three incredible opportunities for young performers to acquire more skills, practice auditioning and to hone all those skills. With a longer duration to put them into practice, this collaboration and supportive program truly enriches everyone who walks through our doors. Culminating in a weekend of performances for the public. This summer we will be performing outside adhering to the CDC guidelines and to still enable our community to cherish live theater.




  • Descendants MusicalĀ (10 to 13 year olds) - starts June 7th, 2021
  • Moana Jr. (6 to 10 year olds) - starts July 12th, 2021
  • Legally Blonde Jr. - (13 to 16 year olds) - starts July 19th, 2021




All "Theater in the Park" programs are located in downtown Santa Cruz in a private setting of the Louden Nelson Center park.