Watch Live Performances!

Campers can coordinate their stay with performances just off campus in downtown Santa Barbara.  Be sure to ask your admissions representative if the camp will be attending any performances during your stay.

Local theater companies include:

…and much more!

Drama Group and the Arts at Camp

Drama is a great activity we do at camp that provides a supportive way for campers to express their feelings, solve problems, and practice peer interactions and conflict management skills.

Drama activities are conducted as an active, experiential approach to facilitating change. Campers are who participate in the Drama and Arts component will learn to become more flexible in their roles though acting vignettes where they will also rehearse desired behaviors.  Campers will practice relationship roles and boundaries, and perform the change they wish to be or the change they which to see in the world.

We have relationships with local drama and acting programs in the area.  Drama activities include storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation, and performance.

Drama and the Arts

We do drama and the arts for two reasons.  First and foremost, providing activities campers want to do is a way to meet them on common ground and to build rapport.  We want our camper’s active, engaged, and enjoying the camp.  Secondly, there is a definite value to drama and the arts in breaking socially reserved campers out of their comfort zone.  For young people that have been socially isolating by playing video games or interacting with social media- drama and acting activities can be just the thing to get them interacting and socializing again.

Jean Campbell demonstrates some basics of psychodrama in her TedX talk.

Lights, Camera, Action!

At Summerland California, we campers get to be both performers during camp activities and audience members for live performances in the community.  Call us at 800-390-6986 to see what sessions will be attending performances.

Whether you want to be on stage or be in the audience, Summerland California has something for everyone!