This week, we will have a blast as we explode our minds with new ideas…while acting our hearts out.  

Many of Shakespeare’s plays employ the powers of supernatural creatures and events. From the prophecies and dreams in Julius Caesar to the Weird Sisters’ predictions to Macbeth to the resurrection in A Winter’s Tale, to the illusions and shape-shifting in The Tempest – magic was in the air during the time of Shakespeare – and you had to be of one mindset on the matter – or watch out! You might be dropped in the Thames to see if you could swim. If you can’t, you’re innocent of witchcraft. You likely also drowned.

The use of magic and supernatural elements in 16th Century plays might not be as metaphorical as you think – to the people of the 16th Century, the supernatural realm was very real.  

Our plays may include:

  • Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Macbeth
  • The Tempest
  • 1 Henry IV
  • Julius Caesar
  • 1 Henry VI Parts 1, 2, and 3
  • Comedy of Errors

GRADES 2 through 8 (Fall 2023)

July 17 – 21
Monday through Friday – 10 am to 3 pm

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90056

Pay what you can.
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate. If you are able to pay something, your contribution will help us reach more children!

– Camp will take place entirely outdoors.
– All staff over 16 years of age are fully vaccinated
– Because we are outdoors, masks will not be required. Participants are welcome to wear them, if they would prefer to do so. There may be exercises where we suggest that they remove their masks and implement social distancing. 
– Kenneth Hahn has bathrooms with hand-washing facilities. SYF will provide soap, disposable towels, and hand sanitizer, to assure that campers can follow proper hygiene practices.