Starlight Summer Camps Registering Now

Act Like An Animal CampIf you want to give your aspiring young artists a summer camp experience that will keep them active, engaged and inspired to perform, Starlight Theatre’s summer camps are the ideal choice. Registration is open now for children in kindergarten through eighth grade!

For the past 12 summers, Act Like An Animal Camp (grades K-4), a collaboration between Starlight and the Kansas City Zoo, has been a wildly popular choice for Kansas City kids. And, for the slightly older set, Camp Take-a-Bow (grades 5-8) is ready for its fifth performance-packed summer.

Act Like An Animal Camp sessions in 2017 are scheduled June 12-23 and July 31-Aug. 11. During their two weeks at Act Like An Animal Camp, children spend half of each day at Starlight learning specialized theatre skills, including acting, movement and music. The other half of the day is spent at the Kansas City Zoo interacting with animals, creating crafts and playing camp games. Camp concludes with a live performance and art display for families. The cost is $400 for the two-week camp session, and campers meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday. After care is available for an additional fee. Maximum registration for each camp session is 60.

Camp Take-a-Bow will meet July 10-21. During the two-week Camp Take-a-Bow, tweens and young teens have fun as they explore their inner performing artist. Theatre professionals help campers hone their acting, singing and dance skills and gain hands-on experience in creating and staging a musical. They even get to assist with backstage crewing and sets, props and costumes. At the end of camp, they showcase their new skills in a fully-produced musical for families. The cost is $350 for the two-week camp, and campers meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday. After care is available for an additional fee. Up to 30 campers will be accepted.

To register, visit For more information, call 816.997.1134.

Parents had great things to say about last summer’s camps:

“It was so fun for me to see my 8-year-old blossom from not being sure about performing, to practicing his moves at home, singing to and from camp, and performing with confidence.”
– Parent of 2016 Act Like An Animal camper

“My daughter loved going each day, and I was happy she got to be involved in the whole process of putting on a show. The camp covered music, acting, dance and art – all of which she very much enjoyed!”
– Parent of 2016 Camp Take-a-Bow camper