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

Our players will meet and embody the most iconoclastic people in Shakespeare’s Canon! Characters who break the mold, speak up to the Power, smash their own stereotype, explode old paradigms, and climb an uphilll trail of courage, creativity and… controversy. Sometimes we don’t have the words for the injustice we witness in this life – but Shakespeare had them and his characters generously offer them to us today to borrow for any situation life throws us, no matter who we are, how young, how old, how poor, how powerful.

And since every mold breaker needs an opponent, our Players will have a broad range of characters to explore. While exploring “two sides of a story,” the players will also be exposed to a myriad of Shakespeare plots and stories and will expand their knowledge of the Bard!

Our plays may include:

  • Henry IV, Part 1 & 2
  • Henry VI, Part 1, 2 & 3
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Troilus and Cressida
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • Merry Wives of Windsor

GRADES 2 through 8 (Fall 2023)

July 10 – 14
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.