ISD: Florida  (June 29- July 12, 2024)
ISD: Carolina  (July 14- July 27, 2024)
ISD: Online  (July 15- July 26, 2024)

ISD: Florida Residential Program

Get the full ISD experience on-campus! Includes room and board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
2 Weeks

ISD: Carolina Residential Program

Get the full ISD experience on-campus! Includes room and board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
2 Weeks

Commuter Program (applicable to both FL and NC)

Commuter to and from camp each day! Includes lunch and dinner only
2 weeks

ISD: Online

Experience the #ISDDifference from home!
2 Weeks

Interpretation of Literature is about bringing words to life through performance with the goal of illuminating an argument about the human condition. Our program allows students to focus on the event of their choosing which includes Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Program Oral Interp, Prose Interp, Poetry Interp, or Duo Interp (partner must attend camp as well). We encourage students to select a piece of literature they can connect to and through the course work and individual coaching sessions learn the skills necessary to enrich the literature with depth and significance.

How we teach | How students grow

Education is at the heart of the ISD Interp experience. Campers learn the art of interpretation, discover new skills, and take them back to their teams where they can replicate the process.

Our experienced faculty guide students through the task of choosing an appropriate piece of literature, known as a “cutting,” that suits their interests, competition region, and skill level. Students learn how to analyze a script to determine the story and message they want to tell. Our work sessions help students explore a variety of techniques to develop believable characters who are true to their story.

At ISD, we never shortcut the learning experience by handing a camper a cutting that “worked for another student.” We will never tell a student they have to do “this piece” if they want to be successful, and we will never cut the piece for the student.

Interpretation of Literature at ISD: Online

Our interp staff will work diligently to maintain the same instruction and goal achievement that we would provide if you were at one of our in-person locations. We want each student to have a genuine camp experience that will jumpstart your competitive season. Our daily schedule will include a daily lecture series that covers the scope of finding a script, cutting the script, creating characters, blocking the piece, and fine tuning the performance for competition.

From Our Curriculum Director

"While students might come to ISD to work with our phenomenal faculty, they leave having had an experience of a lifetime and gained a family of supporters to help them throughout the year. That's the #ISDDifference."

– Meg Howell-Haymaker, ​Curriculum Director - Interpretation of Literature

Typical Daily Schedule

8:00 - 8:45am
9:00 - 9:30am
10:00am - 12:30pm
Lab/Practicum/One-to-One Sessions
12:30 - 1:30pm
Lunch and Recreational Time
1:30 - 2:45pm
2:45 - 5:15pm
Lab/Practicum/One-to-One Sessions
5:15 - 6:30pm
6:30 - 8:00pm
One-to-One Sessions/Group Sessions
Commuters must depart campus
Residential students must be inside the residence halls
Room Check (Residential students must be inside their rooms at this time)
11:00pm - 7:00am
Quiet Hours