I don’t really know what you did but it works!
(My son) has grown socially, and he's been in the company of very smart kids and instructors. I think in general drama programs are very good for kids who are still finding their way, socially.
Language on Steroids! (This camp) is a foundation for future study and appreciation.
The camp curriculum is extensive and the kids get the whole experience—learning lines, being on stage, practicing swordplay, adding their own panache to the performance, wearing costumes, and much more. I highly recommend this camp. The staff are trustworthy, knowledgeable, and most of all fun!
My kids were pushed to perform in ways beyond their comfort zone (this was a good thing!) Now they are really proud!
The discipline of learning their lines and stage direction, the exposure to the literature in an active way, the incredible staff.
I know that Superheroes has increased her self-esteem and self-confidence. It has also assisted her socialization skills and helped her to stick with something. She loved it and was determined to study her lines and be the best she could be.
(My daughter) is completely enamored with Shakespeare as a result of this camp, and often is the first to laugh during a Shakespeare play— her understanding of Shakespeare is astonishing to me. I owe it to the truly extraordinary people who run the Superheroes camp. They have made Shakespeare come alive for my daughter.
(My son) has had a great time every year and this camp is always on his must go list. He is really looking forward to being old enough to participate in the more serious productions the high school kids get to go to.
The bottom line is that he loved it. He so thoroughly enjoyed it that immediately afterwards he asked if he could do it again the following summer. He had a great time during the two weeks of the camp and at the end of it got on stage confidently. It has really helped boost his confidence and improve his presentation skills for projects at school. He is very much looking forward to doing it again this summer.
Shakespeare Superheroes Summer Camp enrollment is now open for kids ages 7 to 15 (rising 2nd to rising 9th grade)
Shakespeare Superheroes Summer Camps take place at Atlanta Friends Meeting House in Decatur and at the Murray Arts Center of Mt. Paran Christian School in Cobb County.
Decatur Location Information
Cobb Location Information
June 3rd to June 14th
Henry V for ages for ages 7-11
As You Like It for ages 12-15
July 8th – 19th
As You Like It for ages 7-11
Henry V for ages 12-15
June 10th -21st - Henry V
July 15th - 26th - As You Like It
Enrollment is online this year:
- Enrollment for Shakespeare Superheroes Cobb: June 10 - June 21
- Enrollment for Shakespeare Superheroes Cobb: July 15 - July 26
- Enrollment for Shakespeare Superheroes Decatur: June 3-June 14
- Enrollment for Shakespeare Superheroes Decatur: July 8 - July 19
- Shakespeare Superheroes Waiver Form here.
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis, and open to kids of all interests and experience.
Shakespeare Superheroes is designed to introduce kids to the language, stories, characters and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. Camp activities specifically geared for youngsters incorporating voice, movement, and acting enable students to explore Shakespeare’s text emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Kids are introduced to theatre, imagination skills, public speaking, creative play and the literature that they will study in three of four years of high school. Daily recess, a pizza party and arts and crafts activities are all part of Superheroes camp for a well-rounded experience.
Each group of up to 25 kids are led through an exploration of the chosen play by 3 professional actor/educators especially trained in ASC teaching methods. Classes will meet Monday through Friday in two-week sessions, from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. The final day of each session ends at 12:30 pm and includes performances on the Tavern’s professional stage.
Tuition: $495 per student, per session; $465 if enrolled by April 2nd; Discounts for family or multi-session enrollment.
Contact the Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Message from the Education Director
- Student Matinees
- Teacher's Guide to Matinees
- Education Artists
- Tavern Teachers E-mail List
Education Programs & Materials
- In-School Programs
- Renaissance Youth Residency
- Shakespeare on Location
- Recommended Reading
- Study Guides
- Student Matinee Etiquette
- Shakespeare’s Life & Works: A Lecture-Demonstration