The New CharacterWorks Spectacular Summer!

Summer camp registration is now open!

Summer is best spent with CWorks! We have a jam-packed summer planned for campers ages 6-19. The best place to explore theatre and grow with friends and camp leaders is at CharacterWorks, where summer isn’t just sweet – it’s Spectacular!

Spectacular! Kids Camp (ages 6-11) - Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS

Spectacular! Kids Camp is a week-long musical theatre summer day camp, with multiple weeks and locations throughout Richmond. At Spectacular! Kids, campers join a team for the week and participate in team competitions, a daily Bible-based devotional, and rotations through drama, dance, singing, and craft classes. The week ends with a spectacular concluding showcase for family and friends. This year, campers at Spectacular! Kids will rehearse and perform Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS, a thirty-minute musical featuring characters and songs from the classic Disney animated film. 

Spectacular! Kids Camp is $240 per camper and includes a camp t-shirt, personal show script, craft materials, and daily snacks. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:30-3:30 each day.

Week 1 - KingsWay Community Church - June 18-22
Week 2 - KingsWay Community Church - June 25-29
Week 3 - Shady Grove United Methodist Church (West End) - July 9-13
Week 4 - Shady Grove United Methodist Church (West End) - July 16-20
Week 5 - Shady Grove United Methodist Church (West End) - July 23-27

Spectacular! Broadway Camp (ages 10-13) - feat. music from Disney's Newsies

Spectacular! Broadway Camp is a one-week-only musical theatre extravaganza in Richmond’s West End. In this week-long camp, campers will compete in team competitions, learn in Bible-based devotions, and rotate through workshops in drama, dance, singing, and crafts, working toward putting together an end-of-week musical review for friends and families. This year, campers at Spectacular! Broadway will take to the streets of New York with newspapers in hand as they learn highlights from the smash hit Broadway musical, Disney's Newsies

Spectacular! Broadway Camp is $240 per camper and includes a camp t-shirt, craft materials, and daily snacks. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:30-3:30 each day.

Week 1 - Shady Grove United Methodist Church (West End) - June 25-29

Spectacular! Show Camp (ages 11-13) - Junie B. Jones the Musical JR.

Kick it to the next level with Spectacular! Show Camp! This two-week performing arts camp is dedicated to producing a fully-staged musical featuring every student in camp. At Show Camp, campers spend a week in show rehearsals, Bible-based devotions, and intense team competitions, before coming back for a second week to put the show on stage for a three-performance weekend. Featuring sets, lights, mics, costumes, props, and of course, campers, a Spectacular! Show Camp musical is an amazing August event that builds performance skills, confidence, and lifelong friendships. In 2018, start school a few weeks early with Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.!

The cost for the camp and production is $550 ($275 camp tuition is due when registering online and the balance of $275 is due by June 1).

View Show Camp Schedule

Spectacular! Masters Camp (ages 14-19) - Hairspray

Spectacular! Masters Camp is the capstone of the CWorks Spectacular Summer program. In this 2-1/2-week performing arts camp held in the The Steward School theater building, students master their musical theater skills, including singing, dancing, and acting, while working toward a four-performance weekend of a full-length, fully-stage musical in the beautiful Lora M. Robins Theatre at The Steward School. Featuring team competitions, Bible-based devotions and testimonies, and a rigorous but rewarding rehearsal schedule, Masters Camp shows students just how spectacular they can be by honing their performance skills, building their confidence, fostering lifelong friendships, and showing them the value they have in Jesus Christ. This year, Spectacular! Masters Camp is going to downtown Baltimore in Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

The cost for the 16-day camp and production is $580 ($290 camp tuition is due when registering online and a $290 production fee is due by May 1).

View Masters Camp Schedule

Spectacular! Viewpoint Camp

Spectacular! Viewpoint Camp (Teen Camp) is a four-day, three-night camp retreat for students ages 14-19. Go all-out in water games, mountain hiking, pool time, camp-wide night wars, and intense team-building games in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Plus, spend time in worship, devotions, Bible-teaching specially curated for high school students, as well as theater workshops culminating in an inspiring musical showcase on the last day. Filled with fellowship and fun, Viewpoint Camp is the ultimate CWorks getaway. 

Spectacular! Viewpoint Camp will be held from August 15-18. Registration is now open!

Scholarships and Refund & Weather Policy

Financial assistance or partial scholarships are available for those in need, and sibling discounts are available to families for class tuition. Email with questions regarding the availability of a scholarship.

For information regarding withdrawing from a class or camp our about our weather policy, please read our Refund & Weather Policy below.

Summer Camps FAQ

Have questions about any of our 2018 summer camps? Read our FAQ, and feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions.

Current Camps :

"Thank you for a wonderful camp week! My daughter can't stop talking about how much she loved it. Friday's production was impressed with what the kids learned in a short amount of time!!"

Claire D., CWorks Parent