Grades 7-12

Below are the camps available for young artists entering grades 7-12 in fall 2021. These camps are designed by Professional Teaching Artists and on-staff specialists to bring young artists like yours together in an artistic exploration of theatre.

SOLD OUT Sketch Comedy | Summer Camp Central

If you live for parody, roasts, and hilarious YouTube scenarios— you’ve come to the right place! You will work collaboratively with…

SOLD OUT LEAP: Musical | Park Square Theatre

Your cohort of teens of all experience levels will be immersed in the process of bringing a production to life. You will  spend your days…

SOLD OUT Directing | Summer Camp Central

How do actors and directors work as a team to create powerful moments on stage and screen? Dig into it as you explore…

SOLD OUT LEAP: Studio | Park Square Theatre

Most will keep their eyes forward, but some – only some – will have the courage to TURN AROUND! Inspired by such shows as Black Mirror and Twilight Zone, this LEAP Studio will give you the opportunity to devise a brand new, evocative piece of fictional performance…

SOLD OUT Acting Intensive: Developing Characters | Virtual

Saying lines convincingly is one thing, but how do you develop a full character that feels like a real person? You and your online cohort will take a deep dive into…

August 9 – 13

SOLD OUT My Hero Miyazaki: An Anime Adventure | Summer Camp Central

Dense worlds, imaginative weaponry, and major moods? Yes, please! Discover how to create your…

August 16 – 20


Summer Camp Central

The Journey School
775 Lexington Pkwy N
St Paul, MN 55104

This campus will host in-person camps for Pre-K through Grade 12.

Free daily lunch is available to full-day students at this campus. Some restrictions apply.

Downtown Campus

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists
16 W 5th St
St Paul, MN 55102

This campus will host 3 weeks of downtown classes for grades 1 - 6.

LEAP Campus

Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th
St Paul, MN 55102

This campus will host all LEAP program rehearsals.

All Programs Are Pay As You’re Able

That means exactly what it says - pay what your family can afford.

Our full registration fee represents the amount that it costs us to bring this program to you. But for your family, Pay As You're Able may mean covering your fees and someone else's. It could also mean paying half or some of the fee.

If these options do not work for your family financially, we still want your young artist to be able to attend. Reserve a spot with a $50 deposit and we will work with you to make attendance possible.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available via email M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following:






Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. Our programs stand firmly in opposition to racism and we challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and to seek equity for all, including Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQAI+, economically disadvantaged, all religions, veterans, active military, and those with accessibility needs. We work with families to meet students’ needs be it social, academic, developmental, or physical. SteppingStone respects students’ gender expression and provides access to gender-neutral facilities.

We Believe

Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do

SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.