Send a Kid to Camp 2020

Summer matters. Creativity matters. And uplifting the voices of our kids has never mattered more. Please help us show young people that they are not forgotten in these toughest of times. 

 
The Theatre Lab’s Send a Kid to Theatre Camp Campaign will make it possible for more than 150 financially disadvantaged children to attend our award-winning summer acting and musical theatre camps.

 
With so many uncertainties, one thing is clear: we remain committed to giving kids summer experiences that unleash creativity, build communication and social skills, and help them see a brighter future. 
 
This summer at The Theatre Lab we are taking our camps into the virtual space with totally interactive theatre education programming. We already have a track record of exceeding expectations for the liveliness, connection, and educational value that online theatre classes can provide.
 
Your support matters more than ever!
 
As we move our summer programs online in response to the COVID-19 crisis, your support allows us to develop new ways to connect with students and expand our teaching arts faculty to provide the kind of fun, collaborative, nurturing, and highly personalized experiences that The Theatre Lab is known for--even if we can't be physically together.
 
For many of our scholarship students, whose access to computers and internet connectivity is limited, school closures meant little to no educational programming in the spring term. As families worry about slippage in literacy skills, we’re here to help fill that gap and ensure that when students head back to school, they’ll be equipped with reading, writing, and verbal communication skills gained from creating original plays, taking on the characters of Shakespeare, and understanding the power of their own voice.

Our goal is to raise and distribute $100,000 in scholarships through the Send a Kid to Theatre Camp 2020 Campaign—and you can help! These funds come from generous individuals, as well as foundation and corporate donors. Anything you give now (up to $5,000) will be matched dollar for dollar by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

 
Every donation—no matter its size—has a major impact! For some young people, it’s a chance to see themselves as creative artists for the first time. For others, it is the beginning of a lifetime journey. Our camp alumni have gone on to the top arts schools in the country, including Juilliard, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, and Point Park Conservatory of the Arts—many on full scholarship!
 
We’ve been there for our region’s children for nearly three decades, and we’re here for them now.
 
Thank you for making a dramatic difference.