The 2019 Session of Camp Thespis – A Leadership Summit will be held at the 4-H Center in West Salem, September 6-8. Troupes register online, but there is paperwork involved.
We are combining CAMP THESPIS and our annual LEADERSHIP SUMMIT into one event, open to all Troupe Officers, who must attend with their Troupe Director (who attends for free!). See the registration packet for detailed information.
Camp Thespis is planned and conducted by an ad-hoc committee of State Board Members, and other interested Troupe Directors. Alumni Student Thespian Officers are expected to lead camp while newly elected Student Thespian Officers are expected to attend and be trained.
The specific agenda of Camp Thespis is to allow campers to learn their role as a Thespian Troupe Officer and their own personal leadership style, understand how to work with other leaders in their troupe, practice problem-solving through a variety of challenges, and make plans for the coming year, including troupe goal-setting. In general, camp is meant to be more “nuts and bolts” for Troupe Officers at the school level. It should result in officers understanding their role as a leader, specific goals to be determine by each troupe, plans for the coming year, and determining the representatives attending Leadership Summit, who are prepared to share the troupe goals and connect them with the state goals at the state event. Also, State Thespian Officers share their goals.
A summary report of Camp Thespis will be provided to Troupe Directors via an email update, as well as during the Troupe Director meeting at both Leadership Summit and the Improv Festival. It’s hoped that topics discussed at both Camp Thespis and Leadership Summit will help guide the goals and priorities recognized by the adult leadership in the state.
The event is $125 per participant (NO CHARGE for Troupe Directors)
Pre-registration is required. Registration for Camp Thespis is online, with some required paperwork that must be submitted by mail. All registration materials must be received by August 27.