Icicle Creek Theater Camps

Summer takes the stage!

Acting Camp:  July 22-28, 2018
Musical Theater Camp: July 29-Aug 4, 2018

Updates and Registration Coming Soon

An extraordinary overnight or day camp experience for aspiring young actors (ages 10-18) on the Icicle Creek campus in a spectacular mountain setting.

All classes, master classes, and workshops cater to each student’s specific needs and skill levels by creating a safe and nurturing environment for all kids to express themselves creatively through theater. Acting groups are assembled to receive age and experience appropriate instruction throughout the week. This program is designed to give young people life-changing experiences in theater instruction, skill acquisition, and the confidence to use them on stage and in life. Outdoor activities and extra-curricular opportunities, including hiking, kayaking, horseback riding (acting camp), and laser tag (musical theater camp) are built into students’ daily schedules . The camp culminates in a performance by the students on the last day of camp in the spectacular Snowy Owl Theater.

We heartily recommend that, when possible, our young artists attend both of our excellent summer theater camps!

For more information about Icicle Creek Summer Theater Camps, contact Director Henry Hettick at henry@icicle.org

Acting Camp

July 16-22

Musical Theater Camp

July 23-29

Young actors will work in groups by age and experience with  professional teaching actors and directors to learn and improve their skills and confidence with auditioning, acting, character development, directing, stage movement, voice, Shakespeare, and even stage combat.  These young actors will confidently present monologues, scenes, and directing projects for a live audience at week’s end.

(SOLD OUT) Young musical theater performers will learn to become triple threats of the stage (acting, singing, dancing) as they work with excellent professionals in each discipline.  Auditioning for musicals, acting a song, giving honest and engaging portrayals in a musical, and doing it all with confidence and energy are emphasized in the week’s Master Classes.  Young actors in this camp will present scenes, songs, and dances from several musicals at week’s end.

Per Camp Costs

Overnight Camp – $950 (Includes tuition, housing, all meals, and activities)

Day Camp – $550 (Includes tuition, lunch, snacks)

Optional Activity Fees for Day Campers – $30 per activity to participate in kayaking (both camps), horseback riding (acting camp) and laser tag (musical theater camp)

There is a $50 discount for attending both camps 

$50 deposit is required for registration

Students share cabins, eat great, healthy meals together and study and perform in acoustically perfect and sun-filled performance spaces. The mountains and meadows of Icicle Creek provide an open and beautiful backdrop with built-in opportunities for exploring. Students are housed on-site at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in shared, chaperoned, cozy cabins. Cabins are air-conditioned, comfortable, and have their own bathroom with shower. The campers are organized according to age and gender and have an experienced camp counselor in their cabin.

A number of need-based scholarships will be given out to deserving students for each of the camps. Please indicate your interest in financial aid on the registration form and also complete the online scholarship application within registration. You need to register and pay the deposit even if your participation in camp is contingent on receiving a scholarship.

Those who wish to receive scholarships should register early as scholarship funds are limited. Our first group of scholarships will be awarded to those who apply before April 5, 2017.

Note: Students are encouraged to participate in both theater camp sessions (dramatic acting and musical theater), but may also elect to choose only one. Those who register for both camps will receive $50 off their tuition!

We love to have fun! Extracurricular activities may include hiking, swimming, kayaking the Icicle, horseback riding, group games, a movie night, and talent show.

Activity Waiver Forms

Participation in horseback riding and kayaking require waiver forms to be filled out completely.


Please upload the form during registration, email them to officemanager@icicle.org or mail them to PO Box 2071, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

Participation in horseback riding and kayaking require waiver forms to be filled out completely.


Please upload the form during registration, email them to officemanager@icicle.org or mail them to PO Box 2071, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

7:00—8:00 Rise and shine and shower
8:00—9:00 Breakfast
9:00—10:20 Day students arrive
Group A: Acting, Scene Work /  Singing
Group B: Stage Combat  /   Acting
Group C: Shakespeare  /   Dancing
10:20—10:30 Break w/snacks
10:30—11:50 Group A: Shakespeare   /Acting
Group B: Acting ,Scene Work  /  Dancing
Group C: Directing  /  Singing
11:50—12:30 Lunch—great meals!
12:30—1:50 Group A: Stage Combat  /  Dancing
Group B: Directing  /   Singing
Group C: Acting,Scene Work   /  Acting
1:50—4:30 Tandem Kayaking on the Wenatchee River (swim) or Horseback Riding!
4:30—5:30 Short hike or rehearsal for End-of-Camp Show for a live audience!
5:30—6:15 Dinner. Day students return home.
6:15—7:30 Master Class Choices:
– How to Audition and be Remembered
– Designing for the Theater
– Sound and lights—tech class!
-Acting the Song
–How to create an honest portrayal
– Writing songs for the Stage
– Creating a Musical Play
7:30—9:00 Movie, Talent Show, or Rehearsal
9:00 Overnighters off to their cabins with counselors for fun, games, and sleep!

  • $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel more than 30 days before the session start date, then you will receive all money paid except the $50
  • 8 to 30 days before start of session, 50% refund
  • 7 days before start of session, no refund

Kind words from a pleased parent

“First, let me say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone there for such a great week. Olivia had SO much fun, loved the program, and made some really nice new friends. Her first ‘overnight camp’ was a HUGE success. This probably sounds crazy since this is barely August 2015, but do you know 2016 camp dates yet? I’ve already blocked two weeks on our calendar for next year’s summer camps and I know she wants to come back to Icicle Creek.”

– Stefanie F., Issaquah, WA