Online Junior Arts



Dates July 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020

$400 for the two-week session

Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



Things are a little bit different this year, and so is our Junior Arts Camp. Introducing Junior Arts Virtual Camp!

Help your child connect with an artistic community of other kids this summer. Junior Arts camp will be coming straight to your living room VIRTUALLY. Your camper will collaborate, create, learn language and speaking skills, build confidence, and HAVE FUN – ALL FROM HOME!

Junior Arts introduces students to the language, stories, characters and themes of Shakespeare’s works in imaginative ways using creative play, theatre games, stories, arts & crafts projects and puppetry.

In our interactive and creative virtual classroom, students will explore Shakespeare’s plays, life, and times, as well as learn acting techniques to help bring the text to life.

  • Campers will meet through the day via live sessions, individualized coaching, and interactive projects.
  • Using Zoom meetings, students will experience virtual camp as part of a group with a ratio of 15 students to one teacher.
  • Campers will sharpen their performance skills while having a blast. Camp activities are specifically geared for young actors incorporating voice, movement, and acting. These are ideal for aspiring thespians as well as those children new to theatre.
  • A Camp Kit with materials for your camper will be safely delivered to your door prior to the first day. You will receive a script, art supplies, and fun projects. If you are outside a 25-mile radius we will mail your supplies to you or send you a list of needed materials.
  • The two-week session culminates in a virtual presentation exploring Macbeth for camp families and friends featuring all of the skills learned during camp! The final show will be a treat featuring witches, ghosts, moving forests, and murder most foul.

Camp will take place Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Camp days will offer a healthy mix of online rehearsals and coaching as well as individual projects students can work on offline.

Campers will need access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.

Director of Junior Arts

​Meet our Director

Jennifer Rhoads

Jennifer’s love of theatre started at the same age as Junior Arts campers are now! She really fell in love with the stage when she performed in Romeo and Juliet at The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theatre. She is excited to share her passion for theatre and Shakespeare with Junior Arts campers this summer.

Jennifer is a Guest Director at The University of Scranton and has taught theatre at Hackley School in New York. While living in England, she served as a guest teacher and director at Tonbridge School and St. Dunstan’s College.

Jennifer recently completed an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt. She also studied theatre at the British American Drama Academy and theatre directing at Drama Studio London. At London’s Hampstead Theatre, she enjoyed working with playwrights Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mike Leigh and Hanif Kureishi, amongst others. She is a founding member of Feast Theatre Company, Providence Theatre Company and Trading Faces Theatre Company.

Jack grew his appreciation of drama and the arts. After going to see Hamilton on Broadway earlier this year, he has been trying to expand his interests outside of sports. I am so glad that Jack had the opportunity to experience this program at Summer at Sem! We are looking forward to attending next summer.

Samantha I.