McLaren Shakespeare Camps

    Sessions for Shakespeare Groundlings (ages 7-10) are currently filled!
    (Get on the wait list for Groundlings)
    There is one opening for Players (ages 11-13), July 11-July 22.

We’re thrilled to announce that we're offering a summer camp session for kids ages 7-10 (Groundlings)  and ages 11-13 (Players) at our beautiful Free Shakespeare in the Park venue Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. Through a partnership with SF Rec & Park residents of 94112, 94124, and 94134 may enroll at a special price of only $340 (instead of the regular fee of $940) for BOTH weeks!  Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, and supplies for the performance are all included.
Additionally, SFUSD students who meet federal standards for the free and reduced lunch program may attend for as little as $25; click here for application guidelines.

  • McLaren Park Shakespeare Camps meet July 11-July 22 / Weekdays. 9am-3pm / Performance on Friday, July 22 at 2pm
  • Pre-care is available starting at 8:30 am and aftercare is available 3-5:30 pm. Pre- and after-care is included with your enrollment. Please sign up for the dates you need on the enrollment form. NOTE: no aftercare on the final Friday of camp.
    The Camp will be held outdoors and available indoor space is extremely limited. If heat advisory and/or AQI reach unhealthy levels, camp will be canceled and those camp days prorated and fully refunded.

    Campers study Shakespeare's theatre in a fun and  supportive atmosphere. Professional theatre practitioners lead interactive classes in Shakespeare's poetry, clowning traditions, and stage combat. The camp culminates in an abridged Shakespeare play for family and friends on the final day at 2pm. Experience welcome but not required to get into the act and have fun with your friends this summer!

    Groundling enrollments at McLaren are filled! Sign the wait list for notification of any change.
    There is ONE opening for McLaren Players (ages 11-13). Enroll NOW and avoid the wait list!