The Actor's Toolbox

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019
9AM - 4PM (Ages 6-14)


The Actor's Toolbox
Photo: Stefanie Sylvester


Online camp registration closes at noon the Friday before each individual camp begins. If you would like to sign up for a camp past the cutoff time, please call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 to register for the camp. Walk-ups are welcome ONLY on Monday morning based on the camp availability.

Extended Care

  • A.M. Extended Care: 8am-9am; $50/week or $10/day drop-in. Available for full-day campers (9am-4pm) or morning half-day campers (9-12pm) only.
  • P.M. Extended Care: 4pm-5pm; $50/week or $10/day drop-in. Available for full-day camps (9am-4pm) or afternoon half-day camps (1-4pm) only.

Lunch & Snacks

For full-day camps, lunch is not provided. There is a break between morning and afternoon camps from 12pm-1pm; students who are attending both camps must bring a lunch and snacks, and will be supervised during the break by Montalvo camp staff. Students who are attending just a morning or afternoon camp should also bring a snack which they will eat during a short break.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds to our day camps must be submitted in writing to for consideration. Camp refunds will be granted according to the following deadlines:

  • Full refund, less a non-refundable fees, if request received in writing 60 days before the first day of camp; 75% refund, less non-refundable fees, if received in writing 30 days before the first day of camp; 50% refund, less non-refundable fees, if received in writing 15 days before the first day of camp. No refund if request received within 14 days of camp, or for early withdrawal.
  • No refunds will be granted for early camp withdrawal, absences, or behavioral dismissals.
  • In the event that Montalvo cancels a program, all fees will be refunded.

Anti-Bullying Policy

At Montalvo we have zero tolerance for bullying. Bullying of any kind will result in the immediate removal from camp. The physical and emotional safety of our students and staff are central to Montalvo’s camps and vital to its overall mission. As such, we take the issues of bullying, harassment, and violence very seriously. Bullying is generally defi ned as when one or more people maliciously exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another. Montalvo’s leadership investigates any and all allegations of bullying, and trains camp supervisors to promote positive communication, so that students can feel comfortable voicing their concerns to staff. By working together as a team to identify and manage bullying, we can help ensure that everybody has a great experience here at Montalvo.


If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please fill out our online Scholarship Request Form.


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    Students will learn how actors prepare for the stage and beyond in this intensive study of the craft of acting! 

    The Actor's Toolbox is designed to urge young artists to think creatively, stretch their imaginations, and expand their comfort zones. Self-exploration and practice outside of camp hours are encouraged to hone and perfect the skills learned throughout the week. 

    Depending on the class size and age demographics, sample class curriculum is as follows:

    Core techniques taught daily:

    • Movement for the stage
    • Scene Study (contemporary)
    • Monologues
    • Voice: Projection, Pitch & Character
    • Improvisation

    Special Skills Classes:

    • Stage Combat (without props)
    • Stage Combat (with props)
    • Actor Factor: Professional Tools (resume, bios, headshots, etc)
    • Classical Text: Commedia dell Arte
    • Mask, Movement & Story.
    • A Life In The Theatre: Skills and potential jobs in acting, teaching and technical theatre

    Although this class is process-driven, there will be a culminating presentation. Students will select pieces from their class work to share with an audience of peers and family at the end of the week.

    For more information, call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.