Summer Shines Brighter at SPARC!

SPARC’s award-winning performing arts camps are carefully curated for youth to explore theatrical learning while making friends and expanding their creativity! Camps incorporate skills like creative drama, musical theatre, technical theatre, and more. At the end of each camp session, youth take center stage and perform what they’ve learned for a live audience of friends and family. SPARC’s camps are open to youth ages 4 to 18 with all levels of experience in theatre. With half-day programs for the youngest of campers, early arrival and extended afternoon care, a robust scholarship program, and satellite locations throughout the Richmond community, SPARC’s camps provide flexible, safe spaces for youth during the summer months.! Scholarship is available for all camps with the deadline for applications being April 26, 2023. More information can be found HERE.


In our one-week SPARCLERS camps, campers will learn the building blocks of performance, singing, acting, and dancing as they work together as a team to create a final show. Themes for SPARCLERS Mini (ages 4-5) include Kindness Connection, Be Heard, Around the World, and Pet Pals while our older SPARCLERS (ages 6 – 8; Rising 1st – 3rd Grades) will enjoy Character Clubhouse, Pure Imagination, and Worlds Beyond.

Bravo Camps

Bravo is a two-week camp where youth work on devising their own original work. Each day is filled with engaging performing arts training such as acting workshops, musical theatre styles, audition skill-building, and creative movement culminating in an exciting final performance. Choose from Bravo Jr., Bravo, or Bravo Summer Company.

OUT Loud

This theatre arts camp is the only one of its kind in the area. During your week, you will learn and use the performing arts to devise your own original piece of theatre to be presented at the end of the week for friends, family, and other community members. Through song, dance, and storytelling you will be able to tell your own unique stories and share your experiences as you grow as a theatre artist and LGBTQ+ community member.

Broadway Blast Camp

In this fast-paced musical theatre-focused camp, youth will learn legendary songs and dances from some of the greatest Broadway musicals. Campers will practice their musical theatre skills during each active day as they prepare to share what they’ve learned in their final shared performance. No audition necessary to be a Broadway star this summer!

August Adventure Camps

For two weeks in August, students have the chance to rehearse and perform in a licensed musical. The August Adventure Jr. Camp (ages 6 – 9) will present Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS and the August Adventure Camp (ages 10 – 13) will present Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. August Adventure Jr. 2023 camps will run Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 11 and August Adventure 2023 camps will run Monday, July 31 – Saturday, August 12.

Visit us at for more information about our camps and programs. SPARC, The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to creating life-changing experiences for Richmond’s youth!

For more than 40 years, SPARC has been setting the stage for life, serving youth, schools, families, and communities throughout Richmond and across Virginia. With professional teaching artists presenting a range of classes, workshops, camps, productions, and other programs, SPARC provides confidence, creativity, and character to generations of young people. The result is that young people go on to perform better, not just on stage, but in school, in their careers, and in life.