summer camp

Fans of old movies know any kids who have a barn are excited to put on a show. Kids without barns, though, have been turning to Hillside Youth Theatre Summer Camps for over fifteen years now.

It's an immersive experience involving everything from acting to set-building to costume creation ... with a little skills-learning and confidence-building on the side.

6/23 North Shore

Jun 23, 2015

Whether it's giving them a mud puddle to play in or a frog to follow, the education staff at Hartley Nature Center is getting kids outside. The Center offers everything from preschool and early-childhood programs to school field trips and summer day camps.   Tiffany Smith is Hartley's education director, and she explains how she knows when they get it right.

Cathy Fank is a happy camper - but just one of many.

Her summer camps for kids from 6th through 12th grade are full up - in more ways than one. 

The campers will put on a show, but they'll also spend some classroom and practicum time. By the time camp is over, they'll have had a hand in set building, lights, sound, props, costumes, stage management, acting and more.