Youth Outreach

An important part of OTC’s mission is to perform community outreach, inspiring and sharing the arts with our youth. Filling the gap left by the elimination of the study of the arts in local schools is critically important.

To help accomplish our mission, OTC runs a four-week Summer Youth Camp and provides an after-school Youth Academy in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside to interested students and at-risk youth in Oceanside.

After-School Youth Academy

The After-School Youth Academy offered in conjunction with the Oceanside Boys and Girls Club offers a comfortable place for students to develop skills, create, and have fun! The academy is dedicated to providing opportunities that allow students to reach their potential through the joy of artistic discovery. Students audition,  rehearse and perform a full-length play at the Oceanside Theatre Company at the Brooks Theater. It is our hope that all students training with the academy will develop a passion and lifelong love of the theatre arts.

This year’s After-School Youth Academy will be presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Summer Theater Camp

The OTC Summer Theater Camp is a day camp (weekdays from 9am-3pm) that runs for four weeks from mid-June to mid-July, culminating in a weekend of performances of a standard Broadway-style musical theater youth production. Students register as either a Performer, Theatre Tech, or Designer. Performers focus on acting, singing, and dancing, while also honing audition skills, stage presence, and a sense of theater community. Theatre Tech students participate in set building and painting, sound and lighting design and production, costume design, and stage crew.

Previous productions have included Shrek! The Musical, Seussical, and Bye Bye Birdie, Young Performer’s Edition.

The full-time camp staff consists of the Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, Technical Director, Camp Organizer, and a Camp Assistant. Summer Camp is open to children of all skill levels, from novice to advanced performers/technicians.