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Explore the challenges and thrill of performing the works of the greatest playwright in the English language—William Shakespeare!

You’ll learn to use voice and body to make classic texts come to life for a modern audience. Working with experienced stage directors, you’ll find that Shakespeare stretches the individual as a performer and builds confidence to succeed in other venues.

You’ll also enjoy seeing live professional performances of one or more Shakespeare plays. Y

You’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help develop a strong biblical worldview. Instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

While not a requirement, it’s suggested that you attend Theatre EDUcamp before attending Shakespeare EDUcamp.


  • Produce scenes complete with lighting, sound and costumes.
  • Work exclusively with Shakespeare’s texts.
  • Attend classes led by theatre professionals on handling Shakespeare’ language, Shakespeare on film and vocal work for heightened text.
  • Attend a fully produced Shakespeare play.
  • Tour professional theatre facilities.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.
  • Perform in the showcase at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Performance Hall. Photography is permitted, but we ask that you not video.


Please record and email a 1-minute monologue from your favorite Shakespearean play (costumes, set, props not necessary) to

Supply List

Please bring a white shirt, a black shirt (shirts should have no writing), black pants (not athletic), and dark shoes (not sneakers). If you are actively involved in theatre or plan to continue in theatre, we highly recommend purchasing character or rehearsal shoes.

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m. Physical warm-ups
9 a.m. Masterclasses & rehearsals
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Rehearsals
4:00 p.m. Free time & dinner
5:30 p.m. Rehearsal & free time

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

General Information


When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2–4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8–8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check-in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30–5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7–9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire.


Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Director

Anne Nolan

Anne Nolan

Anne Nolan is an assistant professor at BJU with more than 30 years of experience performing, directing and teaching in Theatre and Communication. She has worked at camp for over 28 years and loves sharing theatre and storytelling. Inventive and creative, she is always looking for ways to maximize the EDUcamp experience and is committed to helping campers develop their God-given talents.

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