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Camp Arena Stage

  • 4–Week Intensive:

    June 24 – July 19, 2019

    2-Week Session:
    July 22 – August 2, 2019

    Both Sessions:
    June 24 – August 2, 2019

  • Location

    Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
    1524 35th Street NW
    Washington, D.C., 20007

  • Contact

Celebrate 15 summers of art and community with Camp Arena Stage!

Community and art make the magic of Camp Arena Stage.

At camp we see, recognize and appreciate each individual for who they are and the art only they can make. We value being present, joyful, creative and kind.

We know art has a product, but it is also a process full of mistakes and discoveries. We support one another and make a place that is safe to take risks and grow.


“By far the most beautiful piece of art to come out of camp this year, in my opinion, was the masterpiece of a community we built together, painted with people of all shapes, sizes and personalities, all brought together in one place by one simple thing: a love of art.”

— Camp Arena Stage Camper


4-Week Intensive: The classic Camp Arena Stage immerses campers in the artistic process, allowing time for in-depth projects and arts exploration. Camp concludes with the annual Arts Extravaganza.

2-Week Session: A great introduction to Camp Arena Stage or a way to fit CAS into a packed summer, in this abridged session campers benefit from top-notch artistic instruction without the time commitment of the 4-Week Intensive.

Campers are welcome to register for both sessions.

Read more about sessions, tuition, important dates and camper paperwork


Every day campers attend their set schedule of activities/classes. These activities are chosen before camp begins from more than 75 options in theater, dance, music, visual art, filmmaking and writing. Campers take the same five activities each day for the full camp session.

Campers can choose activities within the same discipline or a variety of disciplines. It’s up to them!

Learn more about a camper's schedule  


Camp Arena Stage provides a limited number of need-based scholarships each year for the 4-Week Intensive. Both full and partial scholarships are granted. The 2019 scholarship application deadline is March 18. Applications are now available.  

Camp Scholarships are supported by Friends of Southwest DC, Lavern Chatman/James I. Chatman Fund and the Robert and Natalie Mandel Family Foundation. 

Learn more about scholarships 

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Teaching Artists and Campers tell you why they love Camp Arena Stage
Have the summer of your life at Camp Arena Stage!
Welcome to Camp Arena Stage
Campers tell you why they love Camp Arena Stage
Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Photo by Cameron Whitman.

Camp Arena Stage

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
1524 35th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Arena Stage’s community engagement efforts are generously sponsored by AT&T; Exelon; Denie and Frank Weil; the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; Joanne Barker; the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; The Coca-Cola Foundation; Arthur and Barbara Bushkin; Robert and Natalie Mandel Family Foundation; deLaski Family Foundation; Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; JBG Smith; Alice Shaver Foundation; Hattie M. Strong Foundation; The Bay & Paul Foundations; Friends of Southwest D.C.; Exelon Corporation; Venable Foundation; Washington Nationals Dream Foundation; Weissberg Foundation; The Albert & Lillian Small Foundation; Eileen Fisher; Raytheon; GEICO; Wells Fargo & Company; Rockwell Collins; Edington, Peel & Associates; Foley & Lardner LLP; Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela; Actors’ Equity Foundation; Theatre Forward; and Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, Inc.