About Creative Arts Camp

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Creative Arts Camp 2018 will be 6 weeks full of creativity and fun for campers ages 4 and up. Throughout the summer we will cover all aspects of creative arts from performing arts, technical theatre, visual arts, ceramics, filmmaking and more! Parents and children can pick and choose the right camps for their camper or join us for the entire summer because each week will be different from the last. Every camp will work towards a final show or project that family, friends and fans will be invited to attend!Creative Arts Camp is brought to you by Thalian Association Community Theatre


For any questions please contact Creative Arts Camp Director, Samantha Herrick at 910-341-7860.

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CAMP SERIES – All camps are grouped by age

  • The Creative Munchkin Series - 9am-Noon (Ages 4-6): Art, movement, and play for our youngest campers. These half-day, week long camps are looking for silly characters to put on a show! Each day will consist of different activities in singing, dancing, crafting, and more based on that week’s theme. Final Showcase every Friday at 11:30am!
    • Half day camps only—$80/week
  • The Rising Star Series - 9am-4pm (Ages 7-10): These week long camps are perfect for the dramatic and imaginative youngsters! Each camp has its own theme to guide the daily activities in theatre or visual arts. Full day campers will be able to experience two themes in one day for a double dose of fun. Final Showcase on Fridays for every camp!
    • Full Day Enrollment—$150/week,
    • Morning or Afternoon only—$80/week
  • The Old Pro Series - 9am-4pm (Ages 11-14): Join the “Old Pros” in these week long specialized camps. Each camp will focus on specific topics to help your young actor, techie, or artist fine tune their passion. The weekly themes will guide the overall skill that is being developed in a fun and innovated way. Final Showcase on Fridays for every camp!
    • Full Day Enrollment—$150/week
    • Morning or Afternoon only—$80/week
  • Broadway on Second Street Production Camp - 9am-4pm (Age Varies by Session) A 2 week, theater intensive production camp that gives your performer the chance to participate in a full-length children's theater show from start to finish. Each day will be a full day of acting, blocking, dancing and singing in preparation for a final show open to the public on the 2nd Street Stage.
    • Full Day, 2 Weeks Only—$300 per session.

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 LOCATION - At the Community Arts Center in the Hannah Block Historic USO Building, 120 South 2nd Street (on the Corner of Orange St and 2nd St.)


  • 8:45 – 9:10:         Drop off, Morning Gathering
  • 9:10-10:30:         Warm ups, creative play games, art activity
  • 10:30 –10:45:      Snack break (Must bring snack)
  • 10:45 – 11:30:     Showcase rehearsal
  • 11:30 – Noon:     Clean up and ending activity
  • Noon – 1pm:       Pick up for morning campers (12:00-12:15pm)
  •                           Supervised lunch for full day campers (12-1pm)
  •                           Drop off for afternoon campers (12:45-1:00pm)
  • 1:00 – 2:30:         Afternoon warm up, brainstorm, art activity
  • 2:30 – 2:45:         Snack Break (Must bring snack)
  • 2:45 – 3:30:         Continue with project for Friday’s show
  • 3:30 – 4:00:         Clean up and ending activity
  • 4:00 – 4:15:         Camper Pick up

FULL DAY OPTION –For campers ages 7 and up there is a full day option from 9 am - 4pm with a 1 hour supervised lunch from Noon - 1pm. There is no extra charge for the lunch time supervision. All Full Day campers must pack their own lunch.

SHOW AND SHARE FRIDAY – Each Friday there will be a showcase for family and friends to attend. The “show and share” will be a variety of music numbers, dance routines, rehearsed skits/scenes, art exhibit and more. Each camp will have its own unique showcase that is specific to their campers. The show will take place 30 minutes prior to the end of the last day of camp. BOSS Camps will have a Friday and Saturday public performance on the 2nd week of camp.

DROP OFF/PICK UP - Campers may arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of camp and must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after camp ends at no extra charge. Camp Counselors will be onsite from 8:30am-4:15pm.

SCHOLARSHIPS - A limited number of scholarships are available. Please fill out scholarship application forms and email to Samantha HerrickThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">. More information about scholarships can be on found at this link

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Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.

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Parking Information



Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00


Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.