Camp Rep

ABOUT
Experience all the magic of theatre at Camp Rep! Open to students in 2nd-8th grade, Camp Rep offers an immersive experience as kids explore the inspiring and engaging world of the arts through acting, music, movement and creative storytelling classes.

Campers will enjoy all the fun and friendship of a summer day camp while exploring a variety of arts disciplines. Dedicated artist educators will integrate age-appropriate theatre skills training with games intended to spark the imagination and encourage children to find their own artistic and emotional strengths. Each session will culminate in a live performance open to family and friends which will also be recorded and made available virtually.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be monitored by The Rep’s Health and Safety Coordinator and will adhere to all official medical recommendations in place. Campers will spend time only with their own small bubble of classmates. 

Camp COVID Safety Guidelines can be found HERE

SUPPORT
Major Sponsor
The Miller Family, in honor of Larry Miller.

 

Camp Rep Parent Handbook

Meet Our Teachers

Britney

TA Britney.jpgBritney Walker-Merritte is a professional actor from Houston, Texas. Her teaching credits include Alley Theatre (TX), The Village School (TX), The New School (AR), Arts Live Theatre (TX), Shanghai Kids (China), English with Emily (Spain), The Heart of the Hills (TX) and University of Arkansas (AR). She’s a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a BA in Drama/Television/Film and a MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas. (britneywalkermerritte.com)


 

Paul

TA Paul.jpgPaul Vandivort is a performer and a builder of puppets, all kinds of puppets including hand-puppets, shadow puppets, marionettes, giant parade style puppets and more.  His debut was as “The World’s Most Intelligent Dog” in Stromboli’s Circus as a part of the Mayday Festival with the Heart of the Beast Theater in Minneapolis. For nearly two decades Paul has taught workshops and residencies in puppet building and performance in schools and libraries across Missouri. You may have seen his nine-foot-tall Barack Obama puppet on the cover of the Post-Dispatch, or you may have seen one of his many puppet shows at First Night in Grand Center -- or maybe in your school, your library or even in your church basement or on YouTube. paulspuppets.com


 

Janelle

TA Janelle.jpgJanelle Pierce recently moved to the St. Louis area with her life partner of seven years. She holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, and has over 10 years experience in musical education and performance. In addition to her musical talents, Pierce studied drama in college, and has a 12 year background in dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary. She has choreographed routines for state champion choirs, school events and for quinceañera court dances. Pierce can be found performing on stage with Winter Opera of St. Louis, singing in the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus and providing music for services at Trinity Presbyterian Church in University City. When Pierce is not on the stage, she enjoys traveling to new places, exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


 

Claire

TA Claire.jpgClaire Himstedt is a rising senior pursuing a B.S. in Theatre Studies at the University of Evansville. Her recent credits include roles in Richard II, in collaboration with Play On! Shakespeare, and in Violet. She has worked as an assistant in educational theatre and dance, both locally with the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival and virtually with the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington. As a choreographer, credits include Guys and Dolls and Once Upon a Mattress with the Fr. Scheid Players, and she has studied dance with Diana Chinnici, Central Studio, and at the University of Evansville. Claire is a proud St. Louisan and cannot wait to share her love of theatre and dance as a teaching artist with Camp Rep!


 

Brea

TA Brea.jpgBrea Rollston (she/her) is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky where she received her degrees in dance and theatre, with a musical theatre certificate. Within the 2020-21 school year, Brea has been teaching tap, ballet, jazz and musical theatre dance at Cunningham School of Dance in Symsonia, KY and has previously taught acting and dance with InnOvation Art's Academy in Lexington, KY, Woodford Theatre in Versailles, KY, and Purchase Players CPAC in Mayfield, KY. As a teacher, Brea is focused on creating a healthy environment for every young artist to feel secure in their own creative progression while hoping to add even more emotionally intelligent, and predominantly kind, artists to the next generation of performers. Brea is thrilled to be at The Rep this summer.

Meet Our Counselors

Alexander
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Bryn
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Mo
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Rachel
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Rimothy
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Zellie
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Session I Camp Program

Capture all the fun and updates about camp with our digital program. 

Session I Progam 

Session II Camp Program

Capture all the fun and updates about camp with our digital program. 

Session II Progam