Camp Shakespeare!

Camp Shakespeare!

The UNC System has canceled all residential and face-to-face summer programs for summer 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Information about the new online program and fees can be found below and on other pages for this program.

Camp Shakespeare! is a week of fun for students in grades 5-9, where campers explore a Shakespeare play each day through performance and games.

Camp Shakespeare! August 3 - 7, 2020

Camp Shakespeare Flyer

This is not a sit-down-and-study camp! Instead, campers actively participate, stretching themselves in an atmosphere of self-expression and heightened literacy. They study stage combat daily and perform for families on the last day of camp.  

The camp was developed by Shakespeare Lives!, a consortium of highly qualified, certified teachers devoted to the teaching of Shakespeare through performance-based activities. The program aims to excite students as they learn about Shakespeare by offering new, engaging activities that encourage an appreciation for the dramas and poems written by the Bard.

Camp Shakespeare! will be held on the UNCSA campus August 3 - 7, 2020 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Campers should wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothing and be prepared for a very active week. Students who will be in grades 5-9 in the 2020-21 school year are invited to attend.

For more information, call (336) 734-2848


The cost of Camp Shakespeare! is $250 for the week, with the option to add a box lunch for $50.  Each student will receive a Camp Shakespeare t-shirt!  Registration for Summer 2019 is open now. The registration deadline is July 15, 2020, but students are urged not to wait until the last minute, as many programs fill up well before the deadline.

Please note that registrations for students younger than age 18 must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold your place. Students who have not paid the deposit will be waitlisted until the deposit is paid. Payment in full is due by July 22. No refunds are given after the start date. In the event the program is cancelled by UNCSA, payments will be refunded in full.