Junior Arts



Dates July 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020

​$720 | 2-week Full Day Session

Mon-Fri: 9:00-4:00



05/01/2020 UPDATE:

Summer at Sem has made the decision to move all programming online for the 2020 season. View our Online Junior Arts Program here!

Junior Arts introduces students to the language, stories, characters and themes of Shakespeare’s works in imaginative ways using creative play, theatre games, art projects, dance, and song.

Our summer camp is unique in many ways—not just because of its focus on Shakespeare:

  • > We love playing games and being active! We will play capture the flag, dodgeball, and lots of theatre games. We also have recess and optional swimming every day.
  • > We will discover many different aspects of theatre: acting, improvisation, puppetry, Elizabethan dance, music and stage combat.
  • > 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.
  • > The two-week session culminates in a show exploring Macbeth for camp families and friends featuring all of the skills learned during this camp! The final show will be a treat featuring witches, ghosts, fights, and murder most foul.

Stay active and learn new skills while having fun this summer. This camp will instill self-confidence, public speaking skills and encourage children to use their imagination. Each week will include literacy components and encourage learning and a love of theatre and Shakespeare through fun activities.

Check out our 2020 Workshops with our virtual lookbook!

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.