Kids Do It All: Summer Theatre Camp

CANCELLED: Kids Do It All: Summer Theatre Camp

06.03.20 UPDATE: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance events and related activities originally scheduled through July 31, 2020 have been cancelled, including ALL KDIA sessions.

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s decision to cancel all June and July programs housed in the University Center for the Arts was made according to guidance from University health officials and current local, state, and CDC public health orders and guidelines. SMTD is committed to the health of all students, faculty, staff and patrons and will resume operations according to official guidance when more information is availableHere is a letter from Debbie Swann, the camp director.

Six, one-week music-theatre camp sessions in Fort Collins for 7-13 year olds:

  • 2020 Dates: June 8-13; June 15-20; June 22-27; July 6-11; July 13-18; and July 20-25

TUITION: $315; $20 discount for additional children from the same family
REGISTRATION: 2020 registration opens Feb. 3, 2020

CANCELLED FOR 2020: Kids Do It All - Todos Santos, Mexico

UPDATE: Per Colorado State University travel policies in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event, originally scheduled for July 12-18, 2020, has been cancelled. 

CONTACT: Elise Kulovany.


The annual Kids Do It All music-theatre program is a week-long day camp during the months of June and July. During the sessions, CSU theatre faculty and CSU upper classmen guide hundreds of students in different age groups (7-9, 10-11, 12-13) through the entire process of theatre - from playwriting to performance, from design through musical composition - resulting in original plays created and performed by the campers. Camp participants write, design and compose musical plays entirely of their own, experiencing a practical application of all aspects of theatre from acting, movement, voice, props and scene design, and songwriting.

“Kids Do It All” can offer a limited number of partial financial awards. If your situation qualifies your children for financial assistance, please supply details we could use to consider your request. The senior camp staff of the camp will rank requests and offer partial tuition assistance to as many children as funding and space allow. Please send a confidential e-mail to Debbie Swann before April 30.

To fill-in their plots and characters, camp participants spend one morning in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, with the afternoon spent composing their own gallery of art that tells their stories without words. Participants also work with neutral and character masks, improvisational exercises, design, playwriting, and composition studios, finishing with a fully mounted production of their original work on the sixth day, a Saturday, where parents, family, and friends are welcome to attend!

Kids Do It All, one of the most innovative theatre programs in the country, was founded in 1991 at The Children's School in La Jolla, California by CSU Professor Walt Jones. Kids Do It All will be under the guidance of its founder, Walt Jones and co-directed by Debbie Swann, CSU acting instructor.


Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday Performances are at 10 a.m. (call time at 8 a.m.)

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Pictures of 2019 Kids Do It All on the CSU campus

Pictures of 2018 Kids Do It All in Todos Santos


Walt Jones

Professor of Theatre; Directing

(970) 491-1808

Debbie Swann

Instructor of Theatre; Acting