Sign-up begins for summer youth drama camps

Registration is open for youth acting camps through the Lewiston Civic Theatre and University of Idaho.

Students in the civic theater’s Acting Out! Youth Company Summer Camp will perform "Newsies Jr." July 15-17 and 22-24.

The program, for youth ages 8-17, begins June 20, with registration required by June 17 at or by calling (208) 746-3401. Rehearsals are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday through July 15.

The cost is $200; a limited number of scholarships are available.

The UI Theatre Arts Department summer drama camp, for kids ages 7-12 is from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday from July 20-Aug. 6. Registration is $350 before June 15, $375 after, at

Participants will learn about acting, movement, building sets, props and costumes while studying language arts with a focus on Shakespeare, according to a UI news release.

The camp concludes with a free public performance Aug. 6 of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at the Hartung Theater on the UI campus.