Summer at highwood

Theatre Intensives

Grades 7 - 12

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Art Squared

Grades K - 7

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Tech Crew Intensive

Grades 5 - 12

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Artist in Training

Grades 8 - 12

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Summer Musical

Grades 3 - 12

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General Information

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Summer Information

Faculty at Highwood are practicing artists in their field selected through a comprehensive interview and evaluation process.  Many are Teaching Artists or staff members at Highwood during the year, and some join us just for summer.  Faculty members are incredibly welcoming, supportive, and conscious of each student's individual needs and work hard to make classes fun and educational for everyone.

Artists in Training work on the front lines of Highwood's Art Squared Camp and are an integral part of the camp experience for your child.  Artists in Training are counselors and help campers move from class to class, assist Faculty in classes, and help campers through any problems that arise during the day.  The Artists in Training are rising 8th - 12th graders, many accomplished performers, artists, or musicians themselves, and go through an interview and training process before camp starts to make sure they are knowledgeable and prepared for camp!

Highwood prides itself in small class sizes for all of its programs, allowing curricula to be customized to fit the needs of different age groups and different types of students.  We have enrollment caps for the number of campers we will allow, so sign up early!  Classes within each program will be made up of anywhere from 4 - 12 students depending on the type of class.

All families will complete a health form that must be submitted before camp begins.  The form does not need to be signed by a physician, but includes common health questions, emergency information, etc.  These forms will be distributed in early May.  

Medication: We do not administer medication of any kind.  If your child needs medication, this should be listed on your health form, and you will need to make arrangements to administer the medication before/after camp, or come to Highwood during the day to administer the medication yourself.  

Allergies: We do not guarantee a nut-free environment.  For campers requiring an EpiPen, inhaler, or other allergy medication, we must have the information on the health form and the medication onsite before the start of camp.  We provide snacks for campers during the day.  We do take care to make sure our snacks do not contain nuts and are not made in processing plants that include nuts, but we do not guarantee this and do not screen products for other potential allergy sources.  We are happy to try our best to accommodate special arrangements, and you are welcome to call or e-mail us with specific questions.

Behavior/Health: Please let us know if your child has behavior or health issues.  We are almost always able to accommodate, but we want to make sure your child is happy and safe, and that we are able to place them in the best groups.  If you have questions about whether a Highwood Summer Program is appropriate for your child, please feel free to call or e-mail us.

Campers bring bag lunches during camp.  Refrigeration and microwaves are not available, so please pack non-perishable items.  Campers in all programs are given a small snack in the afternoon, as well as during xPM.  Parents of campers with allergies may call or e-mail to discuss special arrangements, or can bring a snack from home.  Again, we do not guarantee a nut-free environment.

Highwood's Healthy Snacks Program runs throughout the summer, providing healthy snack options for extremely low prices.

Campers should dress casually each day, wearing clothes that allow them to move freely.

All camps take place Highwood Theatre locations in downtown Silver Spring.  All camp pick-up and drop-off will occur at 1400 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910.   We have moved, click here to read more.


Tuition is exclusive of the nonrefundable, nontransferable registration fee of $25.  

Prices for:

Art Squared: $325 per session ($260 for Session 2 - or $65 per day for Session 2 Only)

xAM: for any program (except Theatre Intensives): $50 per week or $10/day

xPM: for any program (except Theatre Intensives): $75 per week or $15/day

Artist in Training: $150 per session ($115 for Session 2)

Tech Crew Intensive:  $725 per session

Musical Theatre Intensive (Session 1): $825  

Acting Intensive (Session 2): $825  

Price for both Acting and Musical Theatre Intensive: $1,500

Summer Musical: $500

for Art Squared and Artist in Training 

Session 1: June 24 - 28

Session 2: July 1 - July 5 (no camp July 4)

Session 3: July 8 - July 12

Session 4: July 15 - 19

Session 5: July 22 - 26

Session 6: July 29 - August 2

Session 7: August 5 - 9

Session 8: August 12 - 16

Session 9: August 19 - 23

for Tech Crew, Musical Theatre, and Acting Intensives 

Session 1 is July 8 - 19

Session 2 is July 22 - August 2 (Musical Theatre and Acting Intensive Only)

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