Psychology - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Camp on the Coast

group-2018-redu.jpg CAMP ON THE COAST:  June 16-29, 2019          The Teacher Intern Program                          

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Summer Theatre Workshop for Teachers is a two-week residential camp designed for a limited number of high school teachers seeking a highly intensive and creative theatre experience.  This program runs alongside our Camp on the Coast High School Theatre Camp.

Our Teacher Intern participants will: 

  • Assistant-direct a one-act play alongside one of six highly successful theatre educators
  • Assist with coaching high school students from around the world (though most are from Texas.) 
  • Observe faculty-led classes for student actors including coursework in voice, acting, movement as well as Masterclasses which may include work in Shakespeare, acting for the camera, devising theatre, and auditioning.
  • Attend specially designed classes for theatre instructors that cover such topics as:  Directing, Theatrical Design, Improvisation, Rehearsal Structure, Text Analysis, Working with students with Special Needs, Sheltered Instruction, UIL OAP Adjudicator Process, Concept Creation, Marketing, Collaborating with Directors & Designers, Preparing High School Students to Audition for Colleges, Building a Program, Picking a Season, and Steps to Avoid Theatre Teacher Burnout. 
  • Receive a Continuing Education Certificate for 95 hours

Teacher Interns from past years have said this about their experience at CAMP ON THE COAST:

"As a four year returnee - Camp on the Coast Teacher Intern Program not only motivates me to be a better Theatre teacher/director but also equips me with new skills to achieve it. You get to work side by side with phenomenal state champion directors and TAMUCC faculty, attend sessions that are filled with information that positively affect every facet of life as a high school theatre teacher – the classroom, the stage, and the community, and then work with students from around the state that have a passion for theatre. It is an incredible two weeks of learning and fun. I love Camp on the Coast." --Anna Coppedge, Canton High School, Theatre/Debate

“Camp on the Coast is more than an opportunity to enrich one's learning, it's a chance to recharge the artistic energy that is spent throughout the year. Getting to work alongside the best high school directors in the state, attending classes taught by state champions, and the opportunity to network with these amazing individuals is an opportunity that nobody should pass up. I've attended the Teacher Internship program at Camp on the Coast for the past three years and manage to learn so much with each year that I can't imagine this not being a part of my yearly professional development plan!”--Tyler McKinney, Fossil Hill Middle School, Director of Theatre

"There are many talented teachers and directors sharing so much information that I just kept finding great ideas that easily fit right in with what I already have going at my school."--Tré John, Keller ISD

"As the “quiet observer in the grid,” I would watch rehearsals in progress and see a process that would take my breath away daily. It’s a beautiful thing to see kids and teachers from all walks of life working so hard to bring a piece of literature to life. I saw, everyday, kids and directors bonding...in spite of the usual frustrations in doing a show. If you can spare two weeks of your life for an experience such as the TAMUCC Camp on the Coast Teacher Intern Program I would highly recommend you do so." --Greta Peterson, Lampasas High School

 Click here to read more about Camp on the Coast.  

Information for the 2019 Teacher Intern Program at Camp on the Coast will be posted in 2019. 

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