My son attended Mr. C's drama camp for
three summers and loved it. The plays they
did were fun, creative, and well written, and
Doug's style with the kids is marvelous. He
has a great sense of humor that comes
through in his productions, and the kids really
respond to him.

My son is now acting professionally in New
York and I thank Doug for giving him such a
great start.
Parent-2001-2003

This will be my daughter's third year in
Doug's Drama(her older brother loved
Doug's Drama and was a camper for many
years). She had a super enjoyable
experience last year and looks forward to
returning. Doug does an amazing job with all
types of personalities, bringing out the
performer in everyone. The plays are
humorous and age appropriate, and each
day includes plenty of outdoor playtime and
funny storytelling by Doug. Doug also offers
the convenience of paying in installments for
families dealing with the shock of summer
camp expense!

Rachel Levine-2018
Mr. Cole, the director of the camp, is
a wonderful, creative, gifted, and
very kind teacher. We only have
wonderful things to say about him
and his camp. Over the years my
step-children have attended his
camp or taken after school classes.
They rave about him and his camp.
They've also developed passion for
both theater and story telling, thanks
to Mr. C, as the children call him. We
highly recommend it
.

PARENT- SUMMER 2006, 2007, 2008
Doug's plays are all fun,
imaginative, meaningful and
sweet. He finds a way to
include all the kids in a way
that seems to suit each one of
them, and the plays are a
delight for the kids and the
parents.

Parent- summer- 2008, 2009,
2010
Doug's plays are truly
outstanding. He is a highly
imaginative, funny and talented
playwright and director who knows
exactly what kids enjoy. His plays
have all the qualities you would
want in a children's
production-adventure, meaning,
fantasy, a little danger and a lot of
goofy humor. Doug always
manages to find the right part for
the right kid and watching the kids
perform is a delight. It's obvious
they are having a ball!

Sandra Delay- Former Asst. Head,
St Paul's Episcopal School,
Oakland
My daughter has attended Doug's
Drama for three summers and will
be attending again this year. She
loves it and it is one of the
highlights of her year! It's
amazing the quality of the
production the kids pull off in two
weeks! The kids work hard, but
boy do they have fun!

Parent-2010-13
My 6 year old  is very shy and I was
reluctant to enroll her in Doug's
Drama. I spoke to Doug about this
and he said, "I'm good with the shy
ones". I took a chance and was
amazed how much she loved the
camp. She came home the first day
and said, "Mr.C is hilarious!". She
did a great job in the performance
and her self-confidence improved
quite a bit. We have already signed
her up for this summer and she can't
wait!

Parent- Summer 2012
DRAMA CAMPS 2018
Four 2-week sessions
Montclair School- Oakland
One of the East Bay's most popular drama
camps for over 20 years

AND NEW THIS YEAR... A HIP-HOP and
BRAZILIAN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND
CRAFTS CAMP AT REDWOOD HEIGHTS
SCHOOL.  WWW.COLEDANCE.COM
SESSION 1-
June 11-22
9:00-3:00- Extended day available 8:00-6:00.For students
entering grades k-4

Production-
THE MAGIC DROPS (First play in The Magic
Drops series)

The Magic Drops is the first play in the Magic Drops series of plays written
by camp director Doug Cole.When two children fall out of a tree and are
injured, they must go on a journey to the Palace of the Fairy Queens to get
the magical drops that will heal them of their injuries. They are joined on their
journey by others who are sick and injured and need the drops as well,
including dogs, cats, elves and forest fairies. Along the way, they encounter
some dangers and surprises which makes the journey quite exciting.

This is one of our most popular plays for younger students with excellent
parts for all.
Camp fee-$625
Performance- June 22rd at 6:30 PM
SESSION 2
June 25-July 6
9:00-3:30 (no camp on July 4)
extended day from 8:00-6:00
For students entering grades k-4
Production:
THE MAGIC DROPS
(SEE SESSION 1)

Camp fee-$625
Performance- July 6 at 6:30 PM
SESSION 4-
JULY 23-AUG 3
9:00-4:00 (extended care 8:00-6:00)
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 3-8

Production:PREMSALAND
The lovely country of Premsaland is ruled by a wise and kind King
and Queen and their four generous children. When three evil
wizards and their dwarfs servants put a spell on the King and
Queen, they begin to turn evil and selfish, as do the children. In
order to counter these wizards, the Good Witches put a spell of
their own on the Princes and Princesses, so that no one will
recognize them. They are thrown out of the palace and are taken in
by a very lovely and kind family with four children of their own. Over
time, the children become great friends and embark on adventures
that will help them break the spells that are destroying Premsaland.
A camp favorite with great parts for everyone!
Camp Fee- $650
Performance -Aug 3rd at 6:30 PM
Camp Highlights
-Full length evening production

-Theater games

-Creative drama and improv

-Comedy skits

-Storytelling

-Making comedy videos

-Excellent parts for all campers

-Lots of outdoor playtime at our lovely
Montclair campus

-small camp size (20-22 campers and
excellent camper/counselor ratio

-sibling and multi-session discounts

-Camps great for beginners as well as more
experienced performers
SESSION 3:  
July 9-July 20
9:00-4:00- Extended care from 8:00-6:00
For students entering grades 3-8

Production:
DAMON AND PYTHIAS
The land of Crete is ruled by a cruel tyrant named Titus, and he tolerates no
disloyalty. When the great war hero Pythias speaks out against him in public, he
is arrested and sentenced to die. His best friend, Damon, also a war hero, begs
Titus to pardon Pythias, but the King refuses. Damon offers to take Pythias'
place in jail so Pythias can go home to say goodbye to his family before his
execution. He tells the King that if Pythias is not back in one month, Damon will
die in his place, as he owes Pythias his life for saving him in battle. With the
urging of his kind and lovely daughters, Titus agrees to the deal and puts Damon
in jail.

Pythias goes home to settle his affairs and begins his journey back,
accompanied by his brother, sister and cousin. However, the trip back is beset
with obstacles and dangers...robbers, illness, cannibals and  monsters. Will
Pythias and his family make it back in time to save the life of his friend Damon?

Based on a legend from ancient Greece, this play has it all-adventure, humor, a
little romance, undying friendship and more than a few surprises
!

Camp fee- $650
Performance July 20 at 6:30 PM
My kids have attended Doug's camp for
several years and it is always the highlight of
their summer. The shows are great andall
the kids have a blast. Doug makes it so fun
for all of them. The kids love his storytelling
too. Doug tells these great stories about
when he was a kid that the kids repeat to me
word for word when they get in the car.

Parent- Summer 2017
TO REQUEST MORE INFO PLEASE
CONTACT CAMP DIRECTOR DOUG
COLE AT douglasRcole@sbcglobal.net