Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA


US Performing Arts offers excellent locations and facilities for the training of actors and screenwriters, and provides an outstanding background for the scenes our actors will present. Students will enjoy great weather and the use of recreational facilities in their free time.

This camp is located 30 minutes south of San Francisco. The campus offers excellent studio facilities for the training of actors, and provides an outstanding background for filmmakers. Students will enjoy great weather and the use of Stanford’s recreational facilities in their free time. The Stanford campus is home to the Hoover Tower, Stanford Memorial Church, and the Cantor Arts Center. Minutes away, students will also be able to visit downtown Palo Alto, complete with many shops and restaurants.


Residence Hall

Students will be housed at Roble Hall on the Stanford Campus.

Roble Hall is one of Stanford’s oldest and most historic residences. Constructed in 1917, it is the largest four-class dorm on campus, holding roughly 310 students, about half of whom are freshmen. Originally an all-female residence hall, Roble was designed by the notable architect George Kelham, who also designed the San Francisco Public Library. Roble is the oldest continuously used dormitory at Stanford. It takes its name from the Spanish word for the valley oak trees that dot the Stanford campus. In its front yard is a garden of statues moved here from New Guinea; in its backyard is “Lake” Lagunita and a great view of “the Dish”.

Health & Safety

Travel Safety

In light of security measures being implemented by the airline industry for all arriving and departing air travel, US Performing Arts Camps is taking every step possible to make your child’s travels safe and simple this summer. Please take special note of the pickup and drop off procedure for all US Performing Arts campers traveling to camp by air. Also, as a reminder, per airline regulations, children age 12 and older must present a valid photo I.D. or birth certificate to board any flight. Please make sure your child is carrying some form of identification.

Camp Safety

All students attending a US Performing Arts Program are required to fill and bring the following forms to camp. Students will not be admitted to a program without these forms.

Forms Available May, 2020

Additionally, You MUST print, sign, and fax/mail the following Stanford Release form to our office. Students will not be able to check in at Stanford unless we have this form on file!

Forms Available May, 2020



Students check-in between 2 and 3:30pm on the first day of camp.


Airport transportation is available to and from San Jose International Airport for $60 EACH WAY.
Flights should arrive into San Jose International Airport (SJC) on the first day of camp prior to 12pm.
Flights should depart from San Jose International Airport (SJC) on the last day of camp after 5pm.

ALL RESIDENTIAL students attending a US Performing Arts program are required to submit a travel form no later than 2 weeks prior to their program start date. If you plan on driving your student to camp, please check the NO TRAVEL REQUIRED box.

The travel form may be completed online when you log in to get your information packet.

*An additional $150 will be charged to your account for arriving/departing outside our specified time.

Information Packets

Camp Information Packet Available May, 2020

Required Forms

The following forms are required for camp. Please print, fill out, and BRING THEM TO CHECK IN. Students will not be admitted to camp without the forms. The forms may also be downloaded online when you log in to get your Information Packet.

Forms Available May, 2020

Typical Weekday

Typical Day Campers are busy with classes from morning until evening. Weekly highlights can include guest speakers, a catered party, or a chaperoned fieldtrip.

A typical day schedule looks like this*:


7:30 – Wake Up

8:00 – Breakfast

8:30 – Mentor Meetings/Warm Ups

9:00 – Workshop I

10:30 – Workshop II

12:00 – Lunch/Rest


1:30 – Workshop III

2:30 – Workshop IV

4:00 – Group Work

5:30 – Dinner


6:00 – Lecture/Video/Evening Activities

8:00 – Homework/Rehearsal

10:00 – Campers to Room

10:30 – Lights Out

*This is a generic schedule to give you an idea of how your day will be spent. All programs have time scheduled for recreational activities, special events, a party activity, and general fun!


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Phil Ramuno

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Rick Hawkins

Rick Hawkins

Screenwriter & Producer


Do you have questions? A US Performing Arts specialist would like to help you select the right workshop. Please fill out this form and we’ll reply to you within 1 business day.