UPDATE: Registration for this camp is NOW CLOSED!

Calling all theater and nature-lovers! Join Earthroots instructor Angela Capps for a fun filled day of Forest Theatre Camp! Angela brings her passion for acting and professional training and experience in theater, improv, and music. 

Children ages 5-14 are invited to spend the day in the unspoiled beauty of Big Oak Canyon for this exciting camp. Big Oak is a 39-acre property located on shared ancestral lands of the Juañeno Band of Mission Indians Acjachemen Nation and neighboring Tongva/Gabrieleño and Payómkawichum/Luiseño tribes in Silverado Canyon. The perfect backdrop for our Forest Theatre Camp, this land includes 200+ year old oak trees, diverse native flora, flowing creeks and ample intact ecosystems, for children to observe and explore. 

Forest Theater Campers will create and become a fictional character that lives in the forest. They could be an animal, archer, princess, warrier, dragon or anything else they can imagine! Are they a predator or prey? A hero or a villain? Once they develop their character, they will adventure around Big Oak Canyon on a group wander to find the magic gem hidden deep in the woods. Will you join us on this magical adventure? 

Campers will practice character development and improv, build confidence, and deepen their connection with the natural world. Activities will include a nature walk, theater and improv games, meditation, and character work. Children will also learn the importance of being a respectful audience member.

Camp Details

Who: Children ages 5-14
When: June 25, 2024 10:00-2:00 pm 
Where: Big Oak Canyon (Silverado Canyon)

Price: $62

Siblings who are within the age range of class (5-14 years old) must be registered as a regular participant. Siblings outside the age range of the class (ages 2-4 or older than 14) are called ACORNS. We invite ACORNS to attend with their parents. There is a $30 fee per day for siblings ages 2-4 years old or older than 14. There is no additional charge for children younger than 2 years old. Payment for ACORNS must be received at least one week prior to the date of class.

What to bring

  • Water in reusable water bottle
  • Personal lunch and snacks for the day
  • Costume for your character (optional)
    *No weapons, plastic props, or media based costumes please

Scholarships Available

Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants and families in need. 

Meet the Instructors


Angela Capps

Angela Capps loves nurturing and encouraging children’s natural imaginations. As an Earthroots teacher and theatre instructor, Angela appreciates that nature connection is essential for the soul.

After studying theatre and improv at South Coast Repertory and Improv Olympic, she received her early childhood education teaching certificate and began teaching preschool music and children’s theatre. 

 A homeschooling mom of two from Mission Viejo, she developed her fascination with nature as a young child camping with her family in remote locations.  At Earthroots, Angela enjoys combining her love for the creative arts with the beauty of the outdoors. She believes that when spending more time in nature, children (and adults)  have the opportunity to slow down, find more joy and realize that nature is for everyone!

Macy Pilkington

Macy Pilkington is all about empowering children to trust themselves, to trust each other, and to trust that the world is beautiful and safe. This southern California native grew up in the shadow of Saddleback Mountain. As soon as she could drive, the canyons became her sanctuary. Her search for nature led her to spend countless nights under the stars in Holy Jim Canyon, hiking the trails around Blackstar, and admiring the rural charm of Modjeska and Silverado canyons.

Deepening her skills in youth education, outreach, and empowerment on a permaculture farm in Hawaii, Macy had the opportunity to become focused on her personal objective of finding new and inventive ways to help steward our beautiful planet. At Earthroots Macy is excited to use her experience and love of nature to inspire families to relax into the world around them, to deepen their skills of observation, and to never stop asking questions.  She believes that the best way to heal our planet is to empower children with love and nurturing for themselves and the ground beneath their feet.