Move-In and Orientation
Each session begins with a move-in and orientation day. Campers and their parents should plan to arrive in Staunton on that day (Sunday, June 18 for Session 1 and Sunday, July 16 for Session 2). Parents should plan to stay through the orientation session and then bid their campers farewell before dinner.
Campers may move in to the PEG dorm at 201 E Frederick Street between 10:00AM and 2:00PM on Orientation Sunday. We begin our orientation meeting at 2:00PM for all campers and parents. Campers and their parents may dine together in downtown Staunton for lunch that afternoon. Following the orientation meeting, parents depart and campers start three weeks of Shakespearean fun and adventure!
ASCTC 2017 Orientation Day Schedule: Session 2
10:00am-2:00pm: Campers move in to the PEG Dorm
Enter the PEG Dorm parking lot from E Frederick Street. Look for our counselors in camp shirts for a hand with your luggage! Visit the check-in table in the PEG lounge to receive your t-shirt, orientation packet, and room assignment. Check out your room, and complete the room condition checklist with your roommate. Hang out in the PEG Lounge and Courtyard, and enjoy lunch at a restaurant in downtown Staunton with your family.
2:00-3:30pm: Camper and Parent Orientation Meeting
Campers and parents gather in MBU’s Hunt West for staff introductions and review of camp schedule and policies.
3:30-4:30pm: Campus Tour
Preview the places where campers will be spending the most time: the rehearsal spaces, the MBU campus, and the delightful blocks of downtown Staunton.
4:30-5:30pm: Tour of the Blackfriars Playhouse
Tour the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, which just happens to be your laboratory for the following three weeks.
5:30pm: Parents depart – see you in three weeks!
5:30-6:30pm: Dinner for Campers and Staff
Dinner will be served in the MBU Dining Hall.
6:30-8:00pm: All Camp Meeting
Icebreakers and secrets.
8:00-9:30pm: Pre-Audition Workshop
Campers break into small groups to work with RDAs on their monologues before Monday morning’s unified auditions.
9:30-10:30pm: Free time
Get to know your new friends!
Time to start getting ready for bed.
11:00pm – Lights out!
And just like that, the first day is done!