College Explorers: Summer with Shakespeare


Grades 7-12
June 24-28

Daily from 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Summer with Shakespeare provides an opportunity for 7th-12th graders to explore Shakespeare’s most famous characters and plays with trained theater educators and the Gary Shakespeare Company. This one-week camp will focus on theater games, acting, rehearsal, theatrical production, and a Shakespeare showcase for family and friends on Friday night. During the last hour of camp each day, students will have the unique opportunity to watch and participate in Gary Shakespeare Company’s rehearsals and technical preparation for their summer show, The Comedy of Errors. No prior theater experience is needed. Summer with Shakespeare is the perfect summer camp to enhance public speaking skills, build confidence, make new friends, and have a whole lot of fun!


Daily schedule:

  • 2:30-5:30 p.m. – Theater warm-ups and games, full group activities, individualized Shakespeare scene work
  • 5:30-6:00 p.m. – Break (supervised snack or sack dinner from home)
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Watch and participate in Gary Shakespeare Company’s rehearsals and tech preparation for The Comedy of Errors

Space is limited; be sure to reserve your spot!



Kim Darling

Kim Darling holds a B.A. in Theatre from Dordt University, an M.A. in Theatre from Regent University, and has led summer theatre camps in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and California. Kim has directed several Shakespearean plays, including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and The Tempest, and has acted in Macbeth (Lady Macduff) and As You Like It (Rosalind). Kim believes Shakespeare’s performances are fun and engaging experiences for actors and audiences alike. Kim is an adjunct professor in the English and Media Communications department at Calumet College of St. Joseph, a member of CITA (Christians in Theatre Arts) and EdTA (Educational Theatre Association), and a theatre educator with 20+ years of teaching and directing experience from middle school to college. ​

Made possible by the generous support of:

Lilly Endowment Inc.