In-person Summer Camps

The classic Synetic Summer Camps you know and love are back on this summer! We are so excited to welcome you back to our studios for a summer of theater making magic!

We will be following very strict COVID-19 safety protocol to keep everyone safe and healthy. To see what Synetic is doing to keep our spaces clean and staff safe, click here.

Which group is right for your student?

Young Artist – Grades 1st – 5th

Thespians – Grades 6th – 9th

Our camp programs are designed with all ages levels in mind and lessons and activities are catered towards their social and emotional growth and education.


1-Week Camp

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Choose a session to register:

Session 1: June 21 – June 25

Session 3: July 12 – July 16

About the camp:

The students at Appletree Academy are very excited about the start of their summer break. That is, until one of the English teachers assigned a huge summer book report! While walking home, the students discover a magical universal remote that lets them control the world around them. What would you do if you could fast forward, rewind, pause and slow down your world?


2-Week Camp

Mythed: A Global Odyssey

Choose a session to register:

Session 2: June 28  – July 9

Session 4: July 19 – July 30

Session 5: August 2 – 13

Session 6: August 16 – 27

About the camp:

What do Paul Bunyan, Hercules, Ogboinba, Kintarō and Bobby have in common? They are heroes from all over the globe. Bobby is told they are fated to be the next great hero. Only Bobby doesn’t feel like a hero. Bobby comes from a small town, with normal friends, and a normal life. But when Bobby is called on to save their best friend Sawyer, what can they do? Go on an epic adventure, where they get trained by other great heroes of course! The only question is, can these heroes get Bobby ready in time?

While working on their own epic story, students will learn about other myths from around the world. We’ll also discuss why we tell stories and the power that they hold. Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Students will work on the same acting techniques that have made Synetic DC’s premier physical theater company. The rehearsal and performance process is also enhanced by a visual arts curriculum. Students will have a one-of-a-kind experience while staging a show to be performed in our theater.

This year Synetic will feature TWO complementary performance opportunities depending on which Session you choose. These stories feature some of the same characters and situations, but are told from different perspectives. Each standalone story is a dynamic experience, but students who take both sessions will get a different and complementary experience!

New for 2021!

In an effort to extend our summer classes to all ages, we are excited to announce our summer camps for high school students!

We will be following very strict COVID-19 safety protocol to keep everyone safe and healthy. To see what Synetic is doing to keep our spaces clean and staff safe, click here.


High School Actors’ Conservatory

Are you a high school student looking to take your acting skills to the next level? This is the perfect opportunity for you!

With the focus on performers, this 3-week conservatory style camp is tailored to the individual’s experience. Students who attend this camp will be given a variety of acting “tools” that they will have at their disposal moving forward. Actors will study and train in the infused theatrical methodologies of Grotowski, Lecoq, Stanislavski, and Chekhov through the Synetic “Body of Mind” style. Actors should be prepared to stretch themselves literally and figuratively as they delve into the work!

This camp will culminate in a performance of a new adaptation of a classic Greek play, selected based on the actors who participate, and will feature a Physical Theater performance with text on Synetic’s Mainstage.

 


Tech Theater Intensive

Are you a high school student looking to take your tech and design skills to the next level? This 2-week camp is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Synetic Theater has garnered international acclaim with its dynamic and innovative designs. With the focus on design and technology, students who attend this intensive camp will work with industry professionals from a variety of fields, over two weeks. The first week of this camp features masterclasses in different design fields: lighting, sets, costumes, and props. The second week of the camp will focus on designing and teching the High School Conservatory play.

This camp will culminate in a performance of a new adaptation of a classic Greek play, that will be designed and run by our Tech Theater students, on Synetic’s Mainstage.