Giant Coast Redwood Trees Tower Over The

Summer 2021: The Show Must Go On!

March 1, 2021  - Pre-registration opens

March 1, 2021  - Applications for internships open 

March 3, 2021  - General registration opens

April 11, 2021 -  Intern applications due

April 17, 2021  - She Kills Monsters video auditions due

April 23, 2021 - Announce decision for digital, in-person, or hybrid camp

April 30, 2021 - Deadline to confirm participation in camp

April 30, 2021 - Video submissions due

Saturdays in May - Intern Training 10:00am-11:30am

May 19, 2021 - Casting Announced

Important Dates

This video features in-person moments from 2018 & 2019 PVTC summer camps as well as footage from our Zoom 2020 camps 
Video Editing: Brooke Johansen of Friendship Lane Productions
Sound: Bensound (



PVTC is thrilled that camps will be in-person this year! Our COVID-safe plan has been approved by our COVID task-force, as well as the Valley Presbyterian Church COVID task force and we are moving forward!!!


Get ready to make memories, flex your creative muscles, and spend a summer outdoors under the redwood trees. We’ll be masked and socially distanced for everyone’s safety, but we can’t wait to return to in-person theatre.

An Inclusive Theatre Experience

PVTC is committed to creating an artistic space where all feel welcome, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, financial circumstance, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We acknowledge the historical biases that have left marginalized communities out and recognize that equity can only be fully achieved by addressing these biases.  We strive to uplift and promote all communities in our artistic endeavors.

We've created an FAQ  page so you can learn more about our thought process. Please reach out to with additional questions about programming.

We hope you’ll join us for our out-of-this-world theatrical adventures this summer.

The show must go on and we need YOU to make it happen!


  • Registration: General registration is now open!

  • Tuition: For families in a position to give, we request an additional $200/week per camper tax-deductible contribution to cover costs of teaching artists, supplies and scholarships.

  • Summer Staff: Meet the dedication, talented & passionate members of PVTC's summer staff that inspire creativity & push the boundaries of what theatre can be HERE.

Session I

What’s On Tonight?

6/14-6/25 from 9am-3pm

Two Weeks

Entering grades 1st-5th

Pandemic got you down? Write, design, and perform your very own original piece of theatre inspired by internet cat videos, strange things your parents do, and story adaptations.

Session II

The Big One - Oh: Online Edition

6/28-7/16 from 9am-3pm - No camp 7/5

Three Weeks

Entering grades 1st-6th

Act, sing, and dance in this very special “COVID-safe musical” about birthdays, imaginary friends, and finding yourself.

Session III

Broadway Dreams

7/19-7/30 from 9am-3pm

Two Weeks

Entering grades 3rd-recently graduated 12th

Geek out on musical theatre! Master your favorite Broadway songs and learn original choreography from hit shows.

Session I

Data Breach

6/14-6/25 from 9am-3pm

Two Weeks

Entering grades 6th-8th

There’s been a data breach at Cyber Junction! We need your help to discover the story and share it with the audience.

Session II

Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: A Site-Specific Play

6/28-7/16 from 9am-3pm - No camp 7/5

Three Weeks

Entering grades 6th-8th

Collaborate in a piece of theatre inspired entirely by the dreams you dream and the space you occupy. We’ll be working in the redwood grove on the PVTC campus!

Session III

She Kills Monsters (Virtual Realms)

7/19-8/6 from 9am-3pm

Three Weeks

Entering grades 9th-recently graduated 12th

Join us for a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and TikTok dance battles.

Session I

The Pros of Acting

6/14-6/25 from 9am-3pm

Two Weeks

Entering 9th-Recently Graduated 12th graders

Professional actors Luisa Sermol and Brian Herndon guide aspiring actors through hands-on tips & tricks of show biz.

Session II

Crewmates: An “Among Us” Parody

6/28-7/16 from 9am-3pm - No camp 7/5

Three Weeks

Entering grades 9th-recently graduated 12th

Imposters, aliens, and out-of-this world designs. Don’t miss out on this hilarious script written by local playwright Tyler Null. Our plan is to perform outside, masked, and socially distant for a drive-in audience.

Session III

Storybook Theatre Camp

8/2-8/6 (1 week)

One Week

3 years old through entering Kinder

This camp is for our youngest artists! Students will focus on voice, body, imagination, and storytelling. They will have a chance to make projects, play games, and offer a final showcase for family.

Summer Camp 2021



PVTC recognizes that families may be cautious to sign up for summer programming given the unknowns of the times. Some families may be comfortable only with an online camp experience while others may want to participate only in-person. In an effort to be flexible with families’ needs, PVTC has updated our refund policy for 2021 as follows:​​

  • If you plan to participate in camp no matter what, you can pay in full or choose a payment plan at the time of registration.

  • If you are waiting to learn which platform PVTC will be using for camp this year, the process is as follows:

    • A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your place in camp at the time of registration.

    • On April 23rd 2021 PVTC will announce the location of camps (online, in-person, or hybrid).

    • By April 30th families will need to state their intent to participate in camp. 

    • On April 30th 50% of tuition payment is due. 

    • On May 28th the remaining tuition balance is due. 

    • Families needing a more flexible payment plan please contact, We are happy to work with you!


    • $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. 

    • 25% of of tuition is non-refundable after April 30th.

    • 50% of tuition is non-refundable after May 14th.

    • No refunds will be offered after May 28th. 

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

945 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

  • w-facebook
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

Contact Us


Tel: (650) 530-2428

© 2013 by Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory