JOIN AJT THIS SUMMER FOR CAMPS!

Summer camps at Asheville Junior Theater are a great way for kids to try acting, singing or dancing. Whether it’s to improve their talents in preparation for our fall show, or to simply join us for some summer fun, your junior actor is welcome here!

Full payment for summer camp is due upon registration. This includes a non-refundable $100 deposit.

Each camp has a minimum requirement of ten kids. We reserve the right to cancel and refund you if these minimums are not met.

Camps will fill up and move to a wait list, so register your child today!

Please “Register” your child for summer camp below.

Mary Poppins: Get Your Chim Chim Cher-ee On!

AGES 8-18

July 8-12, 9:00am-3:00pm
$325
Location:  South Asheville

  • Campers will learn choreography and songs based on the musical, Mary Poppins, one of the most popular Disney movies of all time which captured hearts in a whole new way on the stage! Based on the books by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This camp will also explore songs from Mary Poppins Returns, the hit 2018 movie starring Emily Blunt.
  • This camp will focus on singing, acting and dancing with scenes and songs from the musical. Because it will be directed by everyone’s beloved choreographer and dancer, Jarret Ditch, this camp is great for kids who love dance and movement or those wanting to learn more about it.
  • Kids may also spend time making props.
  • Please bring a snack, a large water bottle or two and a lunch.
  • A mini performance on Friday will allow kids to show their parents what they have been working on all week. This is NOT a full show, but instead a 30-minute showcase of what the children worked on all week. This showcase will begin Friday at 2:00pm.
  • *If possible, it helps if the campers listen to the soundtrack and watch the movie ahead of time.

Calling all swifties: The Eras summer camp

AGES 8-18

*DUE TO DEMAND, NEW SESSION OPENED FOR June 24-28, 9:00-3:00pm — AVAILABLE FOR ENROLLMENT!

*FULL — July 15-19, 9:00am-3:00pm — FULL* DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS WEEK!!
$325
Location:  South Asheville

  • Campers will learn songs from the 2023 The Eras Tour, which paid homage to Taylor Swift’s 10-album discography with 151 shows across five continents. The Eras Tour, Swift’s most expansive tour yet, is the highest grossing tour of all time and the first to surpass $1 billion in revenue. 
  •  This camp will focus on singing technique, the importance of projection and some of the differences in singing at a concert versus in musical theater. It will be taught by everyone’s favorite AJT Musical Director, Melena Dillingham. 
  • And what would a Taylor Swift experience be without dancing?!! There will be choreography!
  • Kids will work on confidence and poise as they embody their inner rockstar.
  • Please bring a snack, a large water bottle or two and a lunch.
    A mini performance on Friday will allow kids to show their parents what they have been working on all week. This is NOT a full show, but instead a 30-minute showcase of what the children worked on all week. This showcase will begin Friday at 2:00pm.
  • If possible, it helps if the campers familiarize themselves with some of the songs in The Eras Tour-as if they haven’t already!!

Magic on the Big Stage: No Muggles Allowed Here!

AGES 8-18
July 22-26, 9:00am-3:00pm
$325

Location:  South Asheville

  • Campers will explore songs and scenes from award-winning or critically acclaimed Broadway musicals which have a magical element to them. Some examples include Wicked, Tuck Everlasting, Aladdin, and more recent hits, Puffs (a Harry Potter spoof) and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.
  •  This camp will dive into the magic of musical theater and help kids foster a love of this art form. There is a focus on scene work and improving one’s singing, and will be taught by everyone’s favorite AJT Musical Director, Melena Dillingham.
  • Kids may also spend time making props.
  • Please bring a snack, a large water bottle or two and a lunch.
    A mini performance on Friday will allow kids to show their parents what they have been working on all week. This is NOT a full show, but instead a 30-minute showcase of what the children worked on all week. This showcase will begin Friday at 2:00pm. 
    *If possible, it helps if the campers familiarize themselves with some of the soundtracks to these musicals ahead of time.

A World of Pure Imagination: Get Down with Wonka

AGES 8-18
August 5-9, 9:00am-3:00pm
$325

Location:  South Asheville 

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…”

  • Campers will explore songs, scenes and dances from Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a modern take inspired by the 2023 hit movie, Wonka, staring Timothy Chalamet.
  • Because this will be directed by everyone’s beloved choreographer and dancer, Jarret Ditch, this camp is great for kids who love dance and movement or those wanting to learn more about it.
  • Kids may also spend time making props.
  • Please bring a snack, a large water bottle or two and a lunch.
    A mini performance on Friday will allow kids to show their parents what they have been working on all week. This is NOT a full show, but instead a 30-minute showcase of what the children worked on all week. This showcase will begin Friday at 2:00pm. 
    *If possible, it helps if the campers familiarize themselves with some of the soundtracks to these musicals and the movie ahead of time.

Matilda the Musical and The 2023 Hit Netflix Movie

Join us as as we dive into the enchanted world of the award-winning Matilda the Musical, which has grown dramatically in popularity this year with the new Netflix film. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what’s right, she’s met with miraculous results.

  • AGES 4-7
  • July 15-19, 9am-12:00pm
  • $175
  • Location: South Asheville
  • This camp will introduce our littlest members to movement, acting and songs from Matilda the Musical.
  • Time may also be spent making props.
  • Please only bring a snack (no lunch) and a large water bottle. This age group will be separate from the older kids.
  • A mini performance on Friday will allow kids to show their parents what they have been working on all week, and will begin at 11:30am.
  • *If possible, it helps if the campers listen to the soundtrack and watch the movie ahead of time.

Littles in A World of Pure Imagination: Wonka

AGES 4-7
August 5-9, 9:00am-12:00pm
$175

Location:  South Asheville 

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…”

  • Campers will explore songs, scenes and dances from Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a modern take inspired by the 2023 hit movie, Wonka, staring Timothy Chalamet. 
  •  This camp will introduce our littlest members to movement, acting and songs from Matilda the Musical.
  • Time may also be spent making props.
  • Please only bring a snack (no lunch) and a large water bottle. This age group will be separate from the older kids.
  • A mini performance on Friday will allow kids to show their parents what they have been working on all week, and will begin at 11:30am.
  • If possible, it helps if the campers listen to the soundtrack and watch the movie ahead of time.