2023


June Camps

  • June 5 9
  • 9am – 12pm
  • For ages 6 – 8
  • $150 for the week
  • Instructor: Jorden Gilfeather

Itty Bitty Camp:Animal Kingdom

Students will use their “Actor’s Toolkit” (voices, bodies and IMAGINATIONS) to explore the wonderful and wild Animal Kingdom! In Itty Bitty Camp, campers will learn how to tell a story, create characters, character movement and more.


  • June 5 9
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • For ages 6 – 8
  • $150 for the week
  • Instructor: Jorden Gilfeather

Itty Bitty Camp: Pure Imagination

Students will use their “Actor’s Toolkit” (voices, bodies and IMAGINATIONS) to answer the question, “What do you do with an idea?” In Itty Bitty Camp, campers will learn how to tell a story, create characters, character movement and more.


July Camps

  • July 10-14
  • 9am – 4pm
  • For ages 9 – 14
  • $325 for the week

ACTING CAMP: Romeo and Juliet

Our acting camp will provide students with a fun filled opportunity to explore the world of theater using the popular Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. The camp culminates in a showcase performance for friends and family.

Classes include:

  • Acting/Scene study
  • Stage Combat
  • Costuming
  • Movement
  • Directing

  • July 17-21
  • 9am – 4pm
  • For ages 9 -14
  • $325 for the week

MUSICAL CAMP: Tuck Everlasting

This year, NOVA will be offering a full camp focusing solely on creating a musical! Students will learn dance numbers, acting, and singing using the text and music from NOVA’s upcoming Youth Conservatory musical Tuck Everlasting.

Classes include:

  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Acting

  • July 24 – 28
  • 9am – 4pm
  • For ages 9-14
  • $325 for the week

R.O.C.K. Camp

Billings’ premier voice camp

Students will be exposed to music through a variety of activities and methods. Not only will the students learn different types of music, but also rhythm, singing and performance. The camp will culminate in a showcase open to friends and family.

Classes include:

  • Music theory
  • Voice
  • Rhythm

August Camps

August 7 – 11

9am – 4pm

For ages 14 – 18

$350 for the week

Electives camp

Back by popular demand; NOVA’s Electives camp! In this full day camp, students will be given the options between three morning electives and three afternoon electives. They can choose which morning class they would like to take for the week and which afternoon class they would like to take for the week.

Elective Options:

  • Improv
  • Acting
  • Stage Makeup
  • Costuming
  • Light & Sound
  • Musical Theater
  • Directing
  • Stage Combat
  • Movement

  • August 14 – 18
  • 9am – 12pm
  • For ages 6 – 8
  • $150 for the week
  • Instructor : Jorden Gilfeather

Itty Bitty Camp: Pirates and Mermaids

Students will use their “Actor’s Toolkit” (voices, bodies and IMAGINATIONS) to explore the thrilling world of pirates and mermaids! In Itty Bitty Camp, campers will learn how to tell a story, create characters, character movement and more.


  • August 14 – 18
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • For ages 6 – 9
  • $150 for the week
  • Instructor: Jorden Gilfeather

Itty Bitty Camp: Fairy Tale Creatures

Students will use their “Actor’s Toolkit” (voices, bodies and IMAGINATIONS) to enter a fairy tale land and to create fantastical stories while making magical friends! In Itty Bitty Camp, campers will learn how to tell a story, create characters, character movement and more.


Summer Camp Assistants – Help Wanted!

NOVA Camp Assistants will work directly with students to bring imaginations to life through creative play, story creation, and devised theater. This work will happen under the mentorship and guidance of professional teaching artists. Specific performing arts experience is not necessary, but summer camp assistants should have a desire to work with elementary school-aged children, and an interest in theater arts.

Responsibilities

  • Check students in and out
  • Set up and sell concessions
  • Develop new skills in theatrical arts under the mentorship of professional teaching artists
  • Generate a warm, inclusive, and energetic atmosphere for your peers and elementary school/middle school students
  • Collaborate with Teaching Artistis and other Camp Assistants to implement shared ideas and experiences for a successful classroom experience

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Must be in grades 7th-12th
  • Must be reliable and flexible
  • An interest in theater arts
    • Creative drama
    • Acting
    • Musical theater
    • Improvisation
    • Devising
    • Choreography
    • Directing

Reports to Youth Conservatory Director

If you are interested, please reach out to DeLaney Hardy Ray, Youth Conservatory Director, at youth@novabillings.org.