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Summer Camps


The SVST Conservatory offer summer theatre camps for students entering grades 2 – 12. With a wide range of themed camps offered throughout the summer, we've got something to suit all your young performers! All camps are Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 2 PM and have a supervised lunch 12 – 12:30 P.M. (please bring a packed lunch). With the exception of 'Acing the Audition' camp, all camps include a showcase performance on Friday afternoon for a limited number of friends and family. If your preferred course is SOLD OUT, you may write to to request addition to our waiting list. If you prefer to mail in your registration, you can download it here. Classes fill quickly - online registration is encouraged.


A limited number of need-based camp scholarships are available. To apply, download and complete the form here



Email Camp Director Collin Pittmann:

**Please note that all camps have a firm cancellation policy - 50% refund for cancellations made more than one week before camp. No refund available for cancellations made less than one week before camp.**


Once on the registration page, click on your desired course title in the "Class" column to begin checkout.  

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#004: Puppetry In Motion (NEW)

July 24 – 28

Grades 2 – 4


Puppets and play help us tell beautiful and delightful stories! Through crafting, drama techniques and imagination, young actors will learn to build and use their own puppets to tell tales of adventure, magic and fun. They will also learn to craft their own narratives, create characters and embrace silliness in all its forms! This camp will culminate in a puppet show for family and friends on the final day of camp.

Instructors: CaraLee Rose Howe & Bee Aaron

Location: Ponderosa Elementary School - Spokane Valley

#006: The Stories of Dr. Seuss

August 7 – 11

Grades 2 – 4  $205

Sneetch on the beach of the Plain-belly or Star-belly kind find common ground despite their differences in appearance and bring this classic Seuss story to life. A playful camp filled with Seuss inspired language and rhyme!

Location: University High School Theatre - Spokane Valley

#001: Harry Potter - Hermione Granger & The Hogwarts Home 

June 26 - 30

Grades 4 – 7 


For an entire semester there will be no adults at Hogwarts and the students will be in charge. Will they follow the rules? Discover if Hermione holds the key in this magical world. 

Instructor: Jennifer Tindall

Location: University High School - Spokane Valley

#002: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (SOLD OUT)

July 10 - 14

Grades 4 - 7  $205

Imagination, excitement, and magic, oh my! Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy embark on a mystery tour to the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. There they encounter the wicked White Witch, and the Kind of the Beasts, Aslan the lion. Ultimately, the White Witch is destroyed, allowing good to triumph over evil in the time-honored way. 

Instructors: Jennifer Tindall

Location: University High School - Spokane Valley

#003: The Wizard of Oz  (SOLD OUT)

July 17 – 21

Grades 3 - 6  $205

In this classic L. Frank Baum inspired story, a tornado whirls young Dorothy and her dog Toto off to the magical world of Oz. There, they meet many friends, good and evil, on their journey to meet the Wizard in the Emerald City. Will Dorothy ever return home to Kansas? Get excited, this popular play-in-a-week camp will be positively EMERALD!

Instructor: Collin Pittmann

Location: Ponderosa Elementary School - Spokane Valley

#005: Frozen - Adventures in Arendelle (SOLD OUT)

July 31 - Aug 4

Grades 3 – 6


It’s Arendelle’s annual tradition that each villager place a wish in the wishing well, of which one is selected by the Queen to be made true. This year’s wishing well, however, has frozen over. It must be unfrozen for the annual town festival to commence. Anna, Elsa and friends set off to unfreeze the wishing well and save Arendelle once and for all!

Location: University High School - Spokane Valley

#007: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (SOLD OUT)

August 14 – 18

Grades 3 – 6  $205

It's time to buy your golden ticket! Students will learn life lessons and foundational theatre skills in this week-long camp which journeys through Willy Wonka’s delicious chocolate factory!

Location: University High School - Spokane Valley

#008: Acing the Audition (NEW)  

June 26 - 30 

Grades 7 - 12  $240

Tips and tricks for acing your next audition in this week long masterclass with Theatre Director and Drama Teacher Amanda Guarisco. Students will learn how to select audition material, act through a monologue or song, present their resume PLUS get their first acting headshot taken from a professional headshot photographer ($100 value) to be used at their auditions. The week will culminate with a live, mock audition and a videotaped audition featuring the students’ material.

Instructor team: Amanda Guarisco, Mary Davidow, Izzy Mesenbrink (Music Director), Dylan Johnson (Headshot Photographer), Yvonne A.K. Johnson (SVST Executive Artistic Director), with a guest appearance from voice practitioner Andrea Olsen.

Location: University High School Theatre - Spokane Valley

#009: Musical Theatre Masterclass

July 10 - 14

Grades 9 – 12​


Back by popular demand, this triple threat training camp tackles the fundamentals of singing, acting and dance. Led by industry professionals, students will develop confidence and stage presence through a group choreographed musical number as well as musical theatre duets. Facilitated by beloved and highly energized Drama Teacher Haliey Weber with guest artist appearances, this camp is sure to excite any student with an interest in the stage/performance.

Instructor team: Haliey Weber, Steve & Patti Mortier (Vocal Direction), Yvonne A.K. Johnson (SVST Executive Artistic Director), Isabella Mesenbrink (Music Direction) + a special video call appearance from a Broadway National Tour Actor.

Location: University High School Theatre - Spokane Valley

#010: Best of Broadway - Acting Camp (SOLD OUT)

July 31 - August 4

Grades 7 – 12​


This class is designed to give students the fundamental building blocks for creating a character using the test and their imagination. In teaching the essential elements of acting, a diverse set of performance games are played to reinforce important ideas. As they move from text analysis to final rehearsals, emphasis is placed on spontaneity and creativity while maintaining focus and attention. The final day will end with a showcase performance of scenes from Broadway shows for family and friends.

Instructors: Haliey Weber & Amanda Guarisco

Location: University High School Theatre - Spokane Valley

Middle and High School Camps – Enrollment limit: 26 per camp

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