2021 Spotlight Summer Drama Camp

Dates for the 2021 Spotlight Summer Drama Camp have been set, and registration is now open!

This year’s camp will be taught at The Center for Education and Performing Arts, located on the Pell City High School Campus. The camp is for students ages 6-17 who want to learn all about theater! Campers will play theater games, learn improvisational skills, help construct a set and build performance techniques. All of these skills will come together for the Camper’s showcase performance on the last day.

This is a 10-day camp beginning July 12 and concluding on July 23. The cost of this 10-day camp is $200 per student, and each additional student is $175. Included in this cost are a daily snack and drink, camp T-shirt, and two vouchers to the showcase. Be sure to reserve your child’s spot soon!

RETURNING THIS YEAR: We are offering the add-on Master Acting Class for campers 12 to 17 again this year. For an additional $185, each camper will receive 20 hours of intensive acting training with professional actors. Participating students will present their own showcase performance in addition to the full camp production on July 23. Students attending the master class are asked to bring their lunches as lunches will not be provided. The Master Class will be held each day from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.


Junior Campers (Ages 6-11)

& Senior Campers (Ages 12-17)

  • July 12-23, 2021
  • Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon
  • $200 per student ($175 for each additional student)
  • Includes daily snack, T-shirt, and two vouchers to the showcase

Master Acting Class (Ages 12-17)

  • June 12-23, 2021
  • Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • $185 per student

Showcase: Friday, July 23 at 6 p.m. 

The Spotlight Summer Drama Camp focuses on building student confidence, exploring creativity, and, of course, making a ton of new friends. Theatre is an engaging way for students to hone communication and public speaking skills.

“Performing in front of hundreds of people prepares you for all kinds of jobs – I don’t think I would be scared to give a sales presentation or a speech, and that’s because I participate in theater,” said Chase Spears, a Pell City High School student, and three-year camp volunteer.

This year’s Kids Summer Camp is produced by CEPA and the Spotlight Program under the direction of Assistant Director and Spotlight Program Coordinator, Shelby Maddox. Spotlight has designated Maci Johnsey as director of this year’s camp. Maci is a Kid’s Camp veteran and Pell City High School Theatre Alumni. She is always ready to teach everyone about theatre and its importance. She will be leading alongside other experienced Spotlight volunteers.

As always, this popular camp will culminate in a final performance starring local students, and your child could be one of them! Visit pellcitycenter.com/spotlight/camps/ to register now.

Spotlight is a county-wide, all-ages drama education program. Its mission is to foster drama education and encourage community participation in theater in St. Clair County. Spotlight is supported by Hargray, Trussell Funderburg Rea Bell and Furgerson, Goodgame Co., The Alabama State Council on the Arts, The City of Pell City, St Clair County Schools and and Pell City Schools.