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Young Actors' Theatre Camp
Ben Lomond, California

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7795 CA-9
c/o Camp Mt.Cross
Ben Lomond, California 95005

POBox 461324
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 7, 10, or 21 day sessions are available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: If you love the arts, whether on stage or off, in front of the camera or behind, have we got the camp for YOU! YATC is a multi award winning arts camp that caters to each student’s specific interests and skill level. The have 5 Summer Overnight Sessions to choose from including 7, 10, and 20 day sessions. Be ready for the best summer of your life! Learn from the Starts and elevate your skills to the next level.

Music/Band, Musical Theater, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Dance, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We operate out of two beautiful locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In July we are hosted by Camp MayMac in the lovely town of Felton, CA and in August & December we are hosted by the marvelous Camp Mt.Cross which is also our home base. These camp locations are about 90 minutes south of San Francisco and 45 minutes from San Jose.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 16 modern cabins with two bathrooms in each, outdoor pool, dining hall, first class auditorium, basketball and volleyball courts, a gorgeous amphitheatre, several indoor teaching spaces, a fully equipped infirmary, wonderful kitchen staff who provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free options in addition to meals with meat.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All of our Teaching Staff work professionally in the Entertainment Industry. All employees have passed an extensive background check and are CPR/ First Aid Certified.

On staff we have Academy Award Winners, Tony Award Winners and Nominees, Emmy Winners, Grammy Winners, and the most sought after professionals.

We have consistently been voted one of the Top 5 Theatre Camps in the country as well as Bay Area Parents' Magazine's Hall Of Fame for Best First Overnight Experience, Best Theatre Camp, Best of the Best Summer Programs, and more.

There is nothing quite like learning ‘how to sell a song’ from Sutton Foster!

All of our programs are designed with each camper in mind regardless of age or experience level. From our intensive 1-day workshops to our Overnight Camps, we are sure YATC will be the perfect match for your goals!

We accept all students at any level and personalized the curriculum to fit the needs and goals of each student. Our staff is always available for one-on-one coaching sessions.

This summer YATC welcomes guest faculty, Megan Hilty (SMASH), Laurie Metcalf (The Connors), Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde), Julia Lester (HMTMTS), and the Stars of HAMILTON and DEAR EVAN HANSEN, plus SO many more!
All of our camps are COVID compliant and SAFE with the strong guidance from the CDC, ACA, and County of Santa Cruz. Please join us for one of out “Camp Chats” on Wednesdays at 5PM (PST) and Saturdays at 10AM (PST). Simply email info[AT] for the Zoom Link and come find out about all the amazing and safe offerings we have this summer! Ages 8-18, All-Levels Encouraged. We are looking forward to an amazing summer!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our counselors are required to complete one session as a Counselor In Training before we offer them a position. CITs will shadow an established counselor as well as have a daily check in meeting with the directors. Before the start of camp they are also trained in conflict mediation, and required to become CPR/ First Aid certified at our Staff Meeting.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We have several Merit and Need Based Scholarships and fundraising opportunities available. We hold several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the scholarship fund and grant scholarships to those who would not be able to afford it.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold several events throughout the year.

December 27th-January 2nd: Winter Film Camp. This is an intensive filmmaking session for all levels of experience.

January: BroadwayCon. This is a trip to New York for the Broadway Convention the last weekend in January where we see 4 broadway shows and have Master Classes with actors currently on Broadway.

March: Annual Saturday Morning Film Festival where we screen the films made at the Winter Film Camp in a real movie theater in the bay area.

April: Weekend Workshop with Casting Directors, Broadway Stars, or other amazing guests!

May: Cannes International Film Festival in France. Since 2016 we have taken groups of students to France for the Cannes International Film Festival with films we have made at the Winter Film Camp.

July-August: Summer Camp Programs

September/ October/ November: Weekend Workshop Series with different guests.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Developed by our team of amazing instructors, our multi-award winning programs focus on discovering and developing each individual student’s talents in ALL the areas of the performing arts. Our classes are all taught by working actors, singers, directors, dancers casting directors, writers, designers, agents, managers, and producers who bring their professional experiences and inspirations directly to the classroom.

Master Classes with industry professionals from Broadway, TV, and Film.

Summer 2023 Session Dates
Session 1: July 2-11th
Session 2: July 13-22nd
Session Awesome: July 2-22nd
Session Incredible: July 13-August 1st
Session 3: July 23rd- August 1st
Session 4: July 26th- August 1st
Session WOW: July 2- August 1st
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We are hiring counselors and teachers for the summer. We also have 4 spots left in our Counselor In Training Program. Email Valerie[AT] for more information and an application.

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