Summer Camps – Rising 1st-6th Grades

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Empathy and Kindness

August 10-14 | 9:00-12:00 | Claire Simpson | $170

This is a chance to channel your inner Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust and teach them all to work together! Examine how each of these emotions drive characters to the choices they make. Children’s
literature gives us so many examples of giving selflessly—Charlotte’s Web, Lion and Mouse, One and Zero, The Invisible Boy, and Anna trying to save Elsa. Let’s grow our capacity for unselfishness and good will.

Epic Adventures

August 3-7 | 9:15-12:15 | Lauren Wilson | $170

Encounter a variety of fantasy settings and enchanted experiences. Imagine being Rey (Star Wars), Lyra (Golden Compass), Lucy or Edmund (Narnia) or even King Arthur. Maybe you have to lift a curse (Ella
Enchanted) or you have to fight for your family’s honor (Mulan and Merida) or steal from a Dragon (Hobbit) or answer the Call of the Wild. Calling all brave or hope-to-be-brave kids…not for the faint of heart!

Fairies, Princesses and Magical Creatures

August 17-21 | 9:15-12:15 | Lauren Wilson | $170

Let’s keep the magic of summer going for one more week before getting ready to go back to school(ish). How many fantastical creatures do you count as friends? Let’s explore our own imaginations while learning from others and working together to create the most magical land of all! Work on acting skills as well as collaboration! The end-of-week performance will be recorded and sent to parents via a video link.

Furry Friends Frenzy

August 10-14 | 1:00-4:00 | Lauren Wilson | $170

Calling all animal lovers! Unleash the animal inside as we discover how to personify animal characters for the stage. Slither, hop, and prowl as we explore areas of the stage. Growl, hiss and chirp through animal-inspired vocal exercises. Actors choose to develop a favorite animal character and from this, we dig up some great character interactions. Acting and play structure combined!

Heroes, Villains and their Sidekicks

August 17-21 | 12:45-3:45 | Mia Phillips | $170

A great way to wrap up the summer and ready to go back to school(ish) by working together to explore the driving forces behind the villains we love to vanquish and the heroes we hope to be. Work on acting skills as well as gaining a better understanding of the parts of a story—what are the character’s backstories, how do they overcome their own fears, what do they need to succeed? Creativity and collaboration, a great way to start the school year! The end-of-week performance will be recorded and sent to parents via a video link.

Hogwarts Primary

August 17-21 | 9:00-12:00 | Mia Phillips | $170

Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular HARRY POTTER books. Learn to wield a wand, pick teams for Quidditch, avoid Boggarts and Dementors while exploring the world of Hogwarts. All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Harry Potter in an interactive environment. We may visit Hogsmeade Village, study abroad at the American school, Ilvermorney, or even try to recapture some escaped Fantastic Beasts. So much to do and so little time (but we have some time-turners so we can all have even more fun)!

**If you have taken a Hogwarts Primary camp before, don’t worry, you will still get to do your favorite things (sorting into houses, spell casting, Quidditch, Butterbeer), but you will also get to try your hand at transfiguration, dueling and raucously singing the Alma Mater.**

Imagination Exploration

August 3-7 | 12:30-3:30 | Lauren Wilson | $170

How many impossible things can you imagine before breakfast? Kids get to be kids and create the world they want to live in (at least for part of the day). Where dragons are friendly and giants bring you tea. We can fly to distant galaxies, we can swim deep under the ocean, or we can sit quietly in a secret garden with fairies, pixies and gnomes.

Musical Theatre

Registrants don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material, basic singing and dance technique. The last part of the final class will include a “sharing” for friends and families of ensemble vocal pieces with staging and costumes! Each camp will take inspiration from the musical listed in the camp titles here:

Favorite Disney Songs

August 17-21 | 1:00-4:00 | Chelsea LaCourse and Caitlin Browne | $190

Musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material, basic singing and dance technique taking our inspiration from Disney favorites. So, on the first day, be ready to tell us your most favorite song. Confident singers will also be given the option of a solo or duet vocal line in the performance (though not required for those who’d rather sing as part of a group). Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place and really allow for each student to “sell the song”. The end-of-week performance will be recorded and sent to parents via a video link.

Annie, Matilda and Oliver

August 10-14 | 9:15-12:15 | Matt Giles & Jessica Smith | $190

Please sir, can we have some more? You asked for it and you got it! Returning to our class offerings are the beloved orphan Annie, bold Matilda, and kind Oliver. Selecting songs from all three of these hit musicals, students will be dancing so much, the floor will “shine like the top of the Chrysler Building”!