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React Summer Camp

Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro, you can have fun this summer onstage or off with React! Create and perform familiar tales or devise new adventures at our premier immersive sleep away camps! Grow your confidence and have a blast at any of our theatrical experiences!

Basic Info:

Address: 451 N. New Jersey St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-416-3789
Website: reactkids.org
Email: ¬†[email protected]
Gender of Campers: All campers are welcome!
Special Needs Offered: Vary based on location, just ask!
Dates: June-July
Ages: Grades K-12

React Summer Camp


Q&A with React Summer Camp:

What makes React unique?

All of our programming aims to build a student’s confidence, creativity, and discipline in a fun and positive environment. We balance education and experience while creating unique theatrical performances where every student plays an important role in both the creation process and the performance. All programs and camps end in a performance or showcase for family and friends.

What activities are offered at React?

We create original performances using a devising process where students come up with characters and story ideas and then we rehearse and perform! Some programs offer costuming, design, and assistant directing opportunities for those that want to explore offstage options. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll find a program that works!

React Summer Camp
React Summer Camp

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

All of our programs are staffed by our full and part time artistic staff with support from former and andvanced students. At our sleep away camps, most counselors are college students who have graduated form our program or are currently studying in the fields of theatre or education and each counselor works with a team of around 5-7 students.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

For our sandbox camps, Intensives, and workshops a lot of our time is spent inside a theatre but will take plenty of outside breaks. For our sleep away camps (The Experiment) we spend the majority of our time outside thanks to the wonderful accommodations of our host campgrounds.

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Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the tuition for our sleep away camps. Snacks are welcome and water is encouraged at our other programming as we take breaks as needed.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Our Sandbox camps offer daily adventure and fun for K-3 students exploring, imagining, and creating in the theatre or outside and range from evening classes to half day camps.

Our intensives are longer experiences for 4-12 grade students and are offered on evenings or weekdays. These are heavily focused on rehearsing and performing and are available to all experience levels.

Our sleep away camps perfectly balance summer fun and theatrical experience. We try to cover all the traditional summer camp activities while also creating and rehearsing a unique, site specific performance. Campfires, swimming, in-character meals, and lots of laughs are all part of the experience.

React Summer Camp

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

The counselors at our sleep away camps are college aged or recent graduates. Most of them are graduates of our program or are studying theatre and/or education. All follow the lead of our experienced artistic staff. All staff members undergo both emotional and physical safety training specific to our location and situation.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

We want to make programming accessible to every interested student but sometimes location or activity might be limiting. We’re happy to discuss options and opportunities and find what works for every student!

React Summer Camp
React Summer Camp

React Overnight Camp Q&A

What does the camper’s living situation look like?

At our sleep away camps students stay in cozy cabins with bunkbeds. Each room has its own bathroom with private showers. Meals are usually cafeteria style and offer special accommodations when needed.

How do parents and campers communicate?

Parents will be able to communicate with camp staff via their personal cell phones 24/7. Students are allowed to call home and check in during free time in the evenings. We find that students have the most growth and positive experiences when camps are technology free. We strongly discourage phones, tablets, or devices unless arrangements are made between parents and staff.

React Summer Camp

How does your camp handle homesickness?

Staff and counselors are in frequent communication and observant of students emotional needs. We look for common issues that come with being away from home or family and will address them immediately to ensure students have the best experience possible. We will communicate with families as needs arise.

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What are the meals like at camp?

Our host campgrounds have great dining facilities and always offer options. Food is served cafeteria style and there’s always enough to make sure everyone gets their fill. Sometimes we eat outside when the weather is nice. We also often have in-character meals where everyone attends as a character they might be working on in rehearsals.

Can parents visit the camp?

Parents are able to see their campers bunks, the grounds, and other facilities at drop off. On departure day parents are invited to a showcase or performance where they’ll be able to see what their students worked hard on!

React Summer Camp
React Summer Camp

What percentage of campers return every year?

The majority of our campers return yearly as The Experiment has become a favorite of both students and their families though every year we happily welcome in a crew of first timers!

Is the schedule highly structured, or do kids have a lot of free choices?

We work hard to balance a highly structured schedule that includes summer fun actives, rehearsals, self empowerment time, and plenty of free time.

Is transportation available to and from camp?

React does not have the ability to provide transportation but we will happy encourage and connect those interested in carpooling!

 

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