Camp Descriptions (Ages 7-10)


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The Rising Star Series - 9am-4pm (Ages 7-10): These week long camps are perfect for the dramatic and imaginative youngsters! Each camp has its own theme with different activities from the morning to the afternoon. Final Showcase on Fridays for every camp!

Full Day Enrollment—$150/week 

Morning or Afternoon only—$80/week 



Ages 7-10: Rising Stars Series - Full and Half Day Camps (9 AM – 4 PM)

Young Artist Series

Week 1: June 19 – June 23

Triple Threat – 9am-Noon What will it take to give your performer a little more of an edge? Being a Triple Threat! This week we will work on SINGING, DANCING, and ACTING to make your Rising Star shine a little brigter!

FULL Orange Street Pottery Camp – 1-4pm - Our 3rd Summer of Pottery! Campers will learn the basics of ceramics in this afternoon camp! All campers will walk away with their very own completed piece of pottery.  Supply fee of $10.

Week 2: June 26 – June 30

You're the Next Contestant – 9am-Noon – This fun-filled camp will be perfect for Wilmington's Next X-Factor, Idol, Voice. In  this reality show mash-up campers will learn what it takes to perform infront of a live audience!

Edible and Wearable Art – 1pm-4pm - Cake Boss vs. America's Next Top Modle. During this camp, we will create art projects to taste! We will also focus on pieces that you can wear and take home. Come with your biggest artist appetite!

Week 3: July 10 – July 14

Galaxy Far Far Away – 9am-Noon –Once upon a time in a Galaxy Far Far Away there were creative young campers that gathered at the Community Arts Center for a week of fantasy fun!

Magical Muggles– 1pm-4pmStill waiting for your Hogwarts letter? So are we! This camp will be for us muggles ready to learn some magic! We will make our own wands, play quidditch, craft potions and get sorted into Houses. Let the magic begin!

Week 4: July 17 – July 21

Broadway Now – 9am-NoonThis camp will be for the Broadway lover! Sing, dance, and act scenes from your favorite Broadway hits!  This camp will get your young performer ready for their next big show. The Friday's Show and Share will include full ensemble dance numbers from our favorite Broadway Musicals!

Behind the Curtains of Neverland– 1-4pm The art of Stage Craft will take over the next week on Second St. This week we will be working closely with the cast of Peter Pan to prepare their costumes and set for the show on July 21 and 22. Campers will learn how to design a set and then build it!

Week 5: July 24 – July 28

Disney Mania – 9am-NoonCampers will work with their favorite Disney songs and characters to learn the fundamentals of singing and dancing! Build confidence and coordination to the tunes of Frozen, Tangled, The Lion King, and more!

Film Camp– 9am-1pm Lets make a movie! This week we will write, act and film our own movie and music video! The videos will be featured on the Arts Center Website and the short film submitted into the Cucalorus Festival!

Week 6: July 31 – August 4

TACT preview camp – 9am-NoonThis camp will be perfect for your TACT performer. Campers will get a little taste of 2017-2018 season of TACT with songs and scenes from all the upcoming youth productions! Friday's Show and Share will be an as entertaining as the season itself!

Ultimate Gamer Week – 1pm-4pmFor the passionate video gamer, this is the camp for you. This week, all of our crafts will be based on our favorite games; from the classic like Pac-Man and Mario to the new favorites like Pokemon and Minecraft!  

Broadway on Second Street – 2 week Production Camp  (9am – 4pm)


This 2 week, full day camp will be an amazing opportunity for your performer to participate in a full children's theater production from start to finish. We will have a limited number of spots available. The first day of camp will be your audition and parts will be assigned at the beginning of the 2nd day of camp.

Each day will consist of character development, music direction, chorography, staging and more. There will be guest instructors in order to enhance the student’s knowledge of acting techniques. Teaming up with local theater professionals makes this is a unique opportunity for both seasoned actors and new-comers to learn from the very best. The final weekend production will be open to the public with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7pm.

Session 1: June 19 – June 30 (Ages 8-16)

Willy Wonka– Willy Wonka is the classic story by Roald Dahl about a young boy, Charlie, who dreams of finding the Golden Ticket in order to visit the infamous Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Join us on our journey with unforgetable characters, scrumdiddlyumptious tunes, and some little orange men! (Ages 8-16)

Shows Dates: Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1 at 7:00 pm

Session 2: July 10 – July 21 (Ages 7-15) FULL

FULL Peter Pan – Peter and Wendy is the story of a boy who never wants to grow up! Join the Darling children as they magically fly to Neverland and meet new friends but also will encounter some dangerous enemies. Our original musical will end with 2 public performances on July 21 and 22 at 7:00pm. (Ages 7-15)

Shows Dates: Friday July 21 and Saturday July 22 at 7:00 pm




Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.

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Parking Information



Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1.25
- Daily: $7.00
- Monthly: $50.00


Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.