Do you love to act, sing and dance?

Do you want professional theatrical training in a fun, friendly and emotionally safe environment? 

Do you have summer plans?

Then Come Join the Fun!


For nineteen years, the Columbia Gorge School of Theatre (CGST) has prided itself on providing a safe, supportive environment free of criticism and full of fun, support, and love, as well as a rigorous theatre training program helping students gain a sense of community, improve communication skills, and raise self-esteem. Every summer, we run a full-time sleep away and daytime performing arts camp for youth of all ages from around the world who can't get enough theatre. We use our multi-talented and extensively trained staff as well as the beautiful facilities provided to us by Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon to create the structure of a professional training ground with curriculum meant to challenge our kids to become better artists and people, preparing them for the bright lights of the stage of the world.

If you or your child wants or needs the means to make dreams come true, check out our dates and prices, as well as our scholarship opportunities, and come join CGST in growing the next and greatest generation of performers!



The Columbia Gorge School of Theatre is beyond excited to announce the dates and prices for... drumroll please...


Can you believe it? After starting in our founder's backyard in 1997, CGST will return to Lewis and Clark College in 2016 to provide it's twentieth year of professional theatrical training in an emotionally supportive environment for the next generation of artists: You guys!

As part of our special anniversary, CGST will be launching many special programs and offers to commemorate 20 years of Peace and Love, the first of which being our brand-new Technical Track! A specialized session for students wanting to learn the workings of backstage theatre and how a show comes together behind the scenes! Stay tuned for more about this track and other special 20th Anniversary celebrations in store!

Enrollment has officially begun, so kick this fall off right and enroll to join CGST's 20th Summer today!



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Announcing the....

Camper t-shirt color contest

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As a special surprise part of CGST's 20th summer, we're turning the decision on this year's camper T-shirt color over to YOU!

We've created 20 unique colors, each with a special meaning and some relevance to each of our last 20 years, and it's up to you to vote and decide which will become the official color of our 20th camper t-shirt!

You can vote as many times as you like and voting runs through till the very first day of our 20th summer on July 11th! So go pick your favorite color and become a part of our 20th Anniversary!

 John Schneider and his son Chasen

 John Schneider and his son Chasen

Dukes of Hazzard Star John Schneider on his son's experience at CGSt

“Our son’s acting ability has improved DRASTICALLY since he’s been attending the Columbia Gorge School of Theatre”

John Schneider has been seen starring in “Smallville”, “The Dukes of Hazzard”, Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" and is also the co-founder of the Children’s Miracle Network

Chasen Schneider has been seen in such works as the TV Show "Secret Life of the American Teenager"


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