Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-04-11

Samford University's Department of Theatre will offer two age-appropriate summer day camps for youngsters and teens during June.

For K-4 through Grade 6 

Once Upon a Time, a camp for students in K-4 through grade 6, will be held June 4-8. Campers will bring a story to life on stage as they explore fairy tales, in which good always triumphs over evil. They will experience all aspects of theatre production, including script writing, costuming, set design and performance.

Students in 4-K and K-5 will meet 9 a.m.-12 noon. Registration is $90. Students in grades 1-6 will meet 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is $185.

For Grades 7-12 

Theatre Arts Intensive, a camp for grades 7-12, will be held June 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants will delve into the conceptual meaning of stories in young adult literature and produce a play. Class topics include acting styles, stage combat and theatre history. Registration is $195.

All campers will receive a camp tee shirt, stage make-up, snacks and bottled water.

For information, call Lisa Gibbs at (205) 726-2951 or go to

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.