Kids Do It All: Summer Theatre Camp

Kids Do It All Summer 2024 Sessions:

Registration is still open for 2nd/3rd graders in Weeks 1 and 4.  All other weeks and ages are operating on a waitlist system only. 


KDIA is back with exciting changes for this summer:

  • New Schedule: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ending with a performance.
  • Repeat/Enrollment Cap: To ensure that more children in our community get an opportunity to participate, we request that each camper attend no more than two weeks of KDIA.
  • Poudre School District Discount: We invite PSD teachers and staff to inquire about our Commitment to Community discount (more info below).

KDIA will run seven one-week sessions in Fort Collins this summer:

  • Week 1: June 3-7
  • Week 2: June 10-14
  • Week 3: June 17-21
  • Week 4: June 24-28
  • Week 5: July 8-12
  • Week 6: July 15-19
  • Week 7: July 22-26

Session Waitlist

To be added to the waitlist, please email Conference & Event Services at from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please provide the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Your attendee/child's first and last name
  • Desired session/dates
  • Grade level your attendee/child will be entering in Fall 2024


  • Tuition: $395 for the first registration; $355 for siblings or repeat registrations
  • Commitment CSU and PSD Employee Discount: $355; please email the camp director, Debbie Swann, via your CSU or PSD email to receive the Commitment to Campus discount code.
  • Scholarships are Available: Please contact Debbie Swann by Feb. 29 for application and eligibility.
  • If you are a CSU employee, please disconnect the "Global Protect/Gateway Portal" to access the registration.

The annual Kids Do It All musical-theatre program is a week-long day camp during June and July. During each session, CSU Theatre faculty and CSU Theatre, Music and/or Dance students guide up to 45 children divided into three age groups through the entire process of theatre.

Groupings (grade in the fall):

  • 2nd-3rd graders
  • 4th-5th graders
  • 6th-8th graders

Campers will do it ALL – from playwriting to performance, from design through musical composition, from improv to choreography – resulting in original 15-minute plays created and performed by the campers. Camp participants experience a practical application of all aspects of theatre: playwriting, acting, movement, voice, props, scene design, and songwriting. Campers play improv games, learn about singing and dancing, explore the Gregory Allicar Museum, and think about theatrical expression through movement, costume, and storytelling.

The week ends Friday afternoon with a FREE performance for friends and family... and then we do it all again the next week with a new group of kids ready to do it all!

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 retired CSU Professor Walt Jones. Kids Do It All is managed and directed by Debbie Swann, CSU senior instructor of Theatre, and co-directed by Saffron Henke, associate professor of Theatre at CSU.

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 March 31.


  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday Performances for all three age groups, the final session performances are at 3:45 p.m. The theatre opens at 3:15 p.m. while campers get into costume and enjoy a special snack and cast party.


Debbie Swann

  • Senior Instructor of Theatre

Saffron Henke

  • Associate Professor of Theatre
  • Head of Performance