Inspired by the origins of classical theater, when troupes of actors roamed the countryside, Traveling Players Ensemble fuses great theater with the great outdoors ... while nurturing the creativity, skills, and talents of young actors. Serving a performing arts community of over 800 kids (grades 3-12), programs are varied – including summer camps, weekend immersion courses, and 10-week classes during the school year – and almost all incorporate TPE’s signature touring feature. Actors camp out, swim, and hike, but also rehearse and perform the classics, often outdoors or in nontraditional venues like hospitals and libraries. While exploring Shakespeare and Moliere, kids learn self-expression, physical health, teamwork, and professionalism. TPE boasts a 70% student retention rate, and scholarships ensure that any committed young actor can join. All the world's a stage ... and for these kids, you can play an important part.