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Ahh, the sweet sound of summertime. While you may look at this reprieve as a time for rest and relaxation, you can also use it to bolster your theatre program. How? By hosting theatre camps, of course! If you’re not sure where to start, we offer a variety of reasons why theatre camp can change your organization, and how, exactly, to jumpstart that change.
Theatre camps provide myriad benefits to your theatre and to the community as a whole. Below are just a few.
As a theatre-maker, you’re likely always on the hunt for ways to pad your organization’s bottom line. Theatre camps are a great way to do so. By creating a day camp and charging for your services, you’re creating more funds for a litany of things – like better props and costumes for your next production; theatre upgrades; faster ticketing technology, and so much more.
To earn/save even more money during theatre camp, consider:
Hosting a theatre camp will undoubtedly raise awareness of your program, which lends itself to new, exciting marketing opportunities.
A few ways to harness that momentum is by:
Hosting a theatre camp for the community means you’re able to reach out to patrons and tap them for donations. And it’s all for good reason – trying to make this camp the best it can be!
Fundraising/donor interaction ideas include:
The star of your next production may be enrolled in your camp, you just don’t know it yet! Hosting theatre camps gives you an excellent opportunity to scout talent that could move your next show from good to great.
Ways to recruit new talent include:
Creating programming for your community gives you the opportunity to reach out to area businesses, creatives, and leaders who can help you reach your goals.
A few people/places to tap include:
Hosting your own camp will come with its own obstacles, but those hurdles will only help you and your staff to become better, more well-rounded theatre-makers and leaders.
Hosting a summer camp will help you and your theatre staffers with:
Just as a summer camp will help you and your theatre to become better, it will also influence the campers and community in the same way.
A few benefits that campers can glean from camp include:
By creating more well-rounded campers, you’re in turn bettering the community.
If you’re ready to organize your next theatre camp, you’ll need a reliable partner to help. Enter On The Stage, which can assist with every facet of your programming.
Next, download the Community Theatre Guide to Summer Camp Success, which offers:
Want to learn more about how On The Stage can help you with all of these tactics and more? Chat with us today and schedule a personalized demo to see why thousands of theatres trust On The Stage with all of their ticketing, fundraising, marketing and merchandising needs.