Traveling Players Ensemble's camp provides intensive, classical theatre training to small troupes of actors who are carefully guided by professional theatre artists to perform in outdoor settings. Each session culminates in a fully designed performance which tours to several locations.
Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our unique day camp (Monday-Friday) features a campout every Thursday - when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, pitching tents and cooking outdoors. In their final week, teens tour their show and campout close to their performance sites - giving them the experience of wandering entertainers who carry their dinner, tent and props in their trusty pack. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance, creative problem solving, and to appreciate challenges and beauty. Our Accomplishments Selected as a "Summer School in the Arts" by the NEA - One of 25 in the Nation 10 students won their school's English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition Twice featured on WAMU's "Metro Connection" Called "a little-known summer gem" by the Washington Post. Read more about us in the press! Awarded 88 scholarships totaling $75,500 Over 1900 happy campers! 320 performances, including: -The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage -Colonial Williamsburg -International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap -Reston Multicultural Festival -Folger Shakespeare Library's Secondary School Festival.