Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Theatre Camp

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Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy, in collaboration with the Oceanside Unified School District, presents three FREE Summer Camps! All camp fees will be paid through the generosity of our donors, grant funding, and scholarships. This year’s camp will be offered free to all students with priority given to students in the Oceanside High School District. Summer Camp is open to children of all skill levels, from novice to advanced performers/technicians. Students in other school districts may also apply. Performance camp space is limited – Register online soon!

To register for camp, please follow the links below, then download and fill out the Performer and Parent Packets to bring on the first day of camp.

Performance Camp

Sharon Duchi, sduchi@oceansidetheatre.org
Anna Duchi, aduchi@oceansidetheatre.org
Ages 10-19 – Four weeks
June 19 – July 16, 9 am – 3 pm
Performances July 14-16

OTC Summer Theatre Performers focus on acting, singing, and dancing, while also honing audition skills, stage presence, and a sense of theater community. The camp culminates in a weekend of performances of a standard Broadway-style musical theater youth production. This year’s performance will be 13, The Musical. *Auditions will be done on the first two days of camp. Please be sure to bring all necessary paperwork (see below) to the first day of camp.

Design Camp

Instructor: Carol Naegele, cnaegele@oceansidetheatre.org
Ages 10-19 – Two weeks
June 19  – June 30, 2023, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers

Discover how theater design brings a theater production to life! Campers learn about the design aspects of a show, with set and lighting design projects as well as costume and makeup projects with the opportunity to use their skills on 13, The Musical, the Summer Youth Theater musical production.

Tech Camp

Instructor: Nate Cargill, Technical Director at Oceanside High
Ages 10-19 – Two weeks
June 19  – June 30, 2023, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers

OTC Summer Theater Tech campers learn about lighting, sound, props, set construction and running a show backstage.  They will also have assignments during the run of the show in one of those departments.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Brooks Theater lobby renovation, all camp dates and performances will be held at:
Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center
1 Pirates Cove, Oceanside, CA 92054


13, The Musical

 A hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that “cool” is sometimes where we least expect it. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out! Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents’ divorce. Surrounded by an array of simple-minded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain…or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?  The stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless. Come join the fun!

If you are interested in advertising in the 13 program, please download and send the SHOW Ad Purchase 13 the Musical to sduchi@oceansidetheatre.org.