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Ballibay is a summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 through 16. We offer a wide range of non-competitive fine and performing arts activities in a fun, friendly traditional camp setting on a beautiful Pennsylvania mountaintop.
Major activity areas include theatre, vocal & instrumental music, ballet, modern, jazz and tap dance, video, radio, two- & three-dimensional visual arts, photography and technical theater. Camp sessions range from 2 to 9 weeks in length.
US Performing Arts Camps
University of California, Los Angeles
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
California State University, Long Beach, California
Oberlin College, Cleveland, Ohio
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
American University, Washington, DC
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Universtiy Of Texas at Austin, Texas
US Performing Arts mission is to promote and develop the growth of performing artists in America. We are dedicated to representing the best in quality performing arts and media education.
Our intensive conservatory-style summer camps are designed for middle and high school students between the ages of 11 and 18. Our new Academy Programs will offer the same benefit to young adult artists over the age of 19.
US Performing Arts Camps work with the most respected and accomplished theater teachers and professionals in the country. Our carefully selected directors and instructors have written the text books and are involved in the industry themselves. They are teaching the skills they have perfected in the craft that they love. They have shared their knowledge and experience with hundreds of young performers and they are eager to work with you. They understand the process of nurturing and encouraging artists through personal individualized instruction and feedback and you will reap the benefit and results.
We want every one of our campers to develop their craft and have fun in the process. This summer let us give you or your child the unforgettable growth experience of a US Performing Arts Camp.
Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Camp for Girls
An educational camp devoted to the fine and performing arts, Belvoir offers girls grades three through eleven an opportunity to develop skill, creativity, and self confidence through art, dance, music, theater and sports. Each girl selects her own program and is then placed in small classes graded by age and skill level. Skill is not a prerequisite, but an outgrowth of the program.
Accommodations at Belvoir are exceptional. The younger girls are housed with their counselors in the large gracious bedrooms of the main house. Girls who have completed grades six through eleven live in age specific dorms subdivided into modern dorm rooms. Every bunk has either a modern adjoining bathroom or dormitory style bathroom with multiple toilets, sinks, and showers. All campers enjoy the living rooms, dining rooms and porches of the main house which are ideal for socializing and practicing. Excellent food served family style is complimented by six salad bars.
With individually structured programs, quality professional staff, excellent and complete facilities, supportive community values and a select motivated campership, each girl has a happy, challenging and fun summer. A summer at Belvoir makes a difference.
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp
Perry-Mansfield is recognized as the oldest continuously operating performing arts school and camp in the nation. Throughout the years, a number of distinguished alumni, faculty, and guest artists have passed through the doors of Perry-Mansfield.
Students from all over the world take classes from a select group of accomplished and internationally renowned faculty. The tradition of Perry-Mansfield remains unsurpassed as the camp continues to prepare emerging young artists for the stage.
Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp
Music, Dance, Theater, Art. A summer of possibilities. A place for everyone, the painter, the poet, the dancer the dreamer. That's what Appel Farm is all about. Appel Farm is a residential summer arts camp for young people ages eight and a half to seventeen. Now in its fifth decade, the camp is located on 176 beautiful acres in rural southern New Jersey. At Appel Farm, campers have an opportunity to pursue their interests in the arts and develop their skills in theatre, music, fine art, dance, photography, video production, creative writing, tennis, and swimming. Campers may attend the summer camp program for four or eight weeks.
Campers have the chance to work with over 85 professional artists, arts educators, and staff who come from across the United States and from more than 15 countries around the world.
Enrollment is limited to 210 children for any session of camp. This unusual 3:1 camper to staff ratio ensures that each child receives individualized instruction and the care and support essential for an enjoyable and enriching camping experience.
Appel Farm is a well supervised camp, where a mature staff create a safe and comfortable environment for campers of all ages. We believe that all children are talented and at Appel Farm we nurture, cultivate and encourage the creative abilities in each child. There is no audition process, and campers are welcomed and accepted regardless of their skill level -- from beginner through the most advanced. We limit competition here and stress the process of creative expression. This approach encourages campers to try new things, to take risks, to broaden their artistic horizons and, in many cases, discover hidden abilities and talents.
Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center
Do you dream of standing in the spotlight on opening night, of seeing yourself on television or in the movies, of hearing the applause of an audience? Imagine yourself meeting casting agents, talking to directors, producers, and sharing your dreams with kids just like you who love theater and the performing arts!
At Stagedoor Manor, performers of all levels -- beginner and advanced -- find expression and fulfillment on stage and in the classroom. Our program is for young performers ages 8-18.
You make the choices: Musical or Drama? Jazz or Tap? Or both!
You will perform because everyone is cast in a show. You will learn from Directors, Choreographers, and Vocal Coaches who have been selected because of their years of experience motivating and guiding young performers.
Get ready for the most fantastic summer of your life!!!!
Camp Winnarainbow Circus and Performing Arts Camp
Our camp provides the opportunity for children (and adults) to discover new realms of personal achievement, communion with nature, and have BIG FUN at the same time. For over 30 years kids (and adults) have run away to join our circus in beautiful Mendocino County, in Northern California.
Drawing from our knowledge of circus and performing arts, we teach timing, balance and a sense of humor. Kids learn respect for themselves, others and the environment. We honor the creative spirit of each child in an atmosphere of approval and mutual encouragement. Our goal is to provide a training ground to nurture future leaders for a harmonious and sustainable world.
Buck's Rock Performing & Creative Arts Camp
To create, strive and pursue the deep pleasures of achievement. This is the challenge that Buck's Rock makes to young people. We believe that to act and work creatively, young people should choose their activities and be allowed the time they need. That is why Buck's Rock, from its inception, has provided young people with a freedom that is rarely present in their everyday lives: the freedom of choice and the facilities and guidance to exercise their interests. Given such freedom and opportunity, young people often commit themselves wholeheartedly to their plans. Through their efforts, trials, errors, and accomplishments, they gain self-confidence and develop a sense of the direction they want their lives and life-interests to take. Many talented children attend Buck's Rock, but talent is not the prerequisite, curiosity and open-mindedness are! At Buck's Rock many teens nurture the talents and interests they have and explore and discover new ones, working toward becoming more of what they are capable of being.
Long Lake Camp for the Arts
Long Lake Arts Camp goes beyond the traditional idea of a summer arts camp with a unique non competitive, nurturing program that caters to campers ages 10 to 16 who want to immerse themselves in a PERFORMING ARTS CAMP and FINE ARTS CAMP. You choose what you want to do in Drama, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Film making, Rock music and Circus, concentrating on what you like best. By creating your own summer arts camp program you get exactly what you want in rewarding arts summer camp fun.We also have a fantastic fully featured waterfront and a fun exciting sports department.
Our campus, located in New York state, is a stunning country setting with lush green lawns nestled along the shores of a clear blue lake.Beautiful fieldstone buildings, professional performance and studio spaces are all a part of the fresh mountain air and views that surround us. You will be inspired by our extraordinarily gifted and nurturing staff members especially chosen for their unique ability to reach young people. Professionals, teachers, directors, artists and counselors who are eager to share their knowledge and talents.
"Long Lake Camp For The Arts, the place to be for individuals to come together and create!"
Centauri Summer Arts Camp
Canada, Niagara Region
Centauri offers a choice of many specialty performing arts programs, including Theatre, Acting Skills, Shakespeare Performance, Acting for the Camera, Television Production, Musical Theatre, Comedy Improv, Stage Combat, Clowning, Directing and more!
But Centauri Summer Camp is far more a training ground for the arts. It is a safe and nurturing environment where community is emphasised, friendship valued and personal growth celebrated. Staff are chosen not only for their exceptional arts skills, but for their ability to be outstanding role models for young people. We strongly believe that summer camp is a unique environment in which people come together to remake the world - and to do so, as much as is possible, free from the pressures young people often face at school and among their peers.
Centauri Summer Arts Camp is the ideal place for children and teenagers to learn about the arts and to develop their own creative skills, as they discover more about themselves by celebrating the best they can be.
Blue Lake Performing Arts Camp
Michigan, Manistee National Forest
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, a summer school of the arts located on a 1,300 acre campus in Michigan's Manistee National Forest, offers fine arts education for all ages. The summer camp annually serves over 5,000 gifted elementary, junior high, and high school students with diverse programs in music, art, dance, and drama while offering over 175 performances during its Summer Arts Festival. Blue Lake also operates a widely acclaimed International Exchange Program and two public radio stations. Since its inception in 1966, Blue Lake has provided cultural enrichment to over 250,000 gifted students and countless concert-goers.
Nestled in the great northern forests of Muskoka, carved out along iridescent blue lakes and rivers, stands Camp Manitou, our "Place of Great Spirit".
It stands today, much as it has stood for over forty years, as a unique summer home where children from around the world come together to unlock and enrich their passion for group living as they participate in sports, arts, and outdoor adventure. Camp Manitou was founded in 1959 and is renowned for its ability to nurture and develop children's social and emotional growth. It is in this safe, and accepting environment that children then have an opportunity to develop lifetime friendships, and deep personal bonds. Such bonds are created by being part of a cabin group, participating at a camp activity, connecting with sensitive, caring counsellors, and enjoying a shared camp spirit.
We believe that a camp must encourage a co-operative environment where campers learn to live together, make choices together and grow together as friends. It is these traditional camping elements that we emphasize and integrate with high quality programming which ensures Manitou campers live out a full, well rounded camp experience that builds memories of a lifetime.
Expressions! Performing Arts Camp & Drama Workshop
North Carolina, Durham
Expressions! and the Drama Workshop are a part of Duke University Youth Program and has provided summer academic enrichment for academically motivated youth for over 20 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of our summer programs.
All programs seek to engage learners in innovative, interactive, transformative learning experiences. Co-curricular social and recreational activities are carefully planned and delivered to complement the instructional day. The camp “learning community” approaches learning as a shared responsibility among students, instructors, and counselors.
Please browse our website and learn more about academic and residential life for each program. We have tried to anticipate your questions, but should you have any questions, or desire further information, please contact us for assistance.
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
French Woods offers summer programs in dance, theater, music, circus, magic, visual arts, sports, and horseback riding programs. Each child, works with our staff to design his or her own unique summer experience. Campers are able to focus on one particular area of interest, or they may choose to select a variety of activities.
French Woods is located on a private lake in the western Catskill mountains of New York State near the Delaware river and the Pennsylvania Border. The camp is approximately two and a half hours from New York City between Monticello and Binghamton.
Hidden Valley Camp
Professional instructors, caring and creative staff, and quality equipment enable us to achieve our high programming standards. Campers choose four one-hour periods of class instruction every two weeks. They are free to create, explore and set goals in any of these programs. Parents may let us know their wishes prior to the summer and we will help design camper programs.
Two-hundred and ninety boys and girls ages 8 to 13, from far and wide, attend each session. Over the years, Hidden Valley has hosted children from 50 countries. Campers come from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, and as many as 15 other states each summer.
Musical Theater Intensive - A Camp for Adults
The Musical Theater Intensive is a 16 day course of instruction in musical theater styles and performance for advanced singers.
Since 1999 the program has featured individual voice lessons and coaching sessions with actively performing teachers. The MTI program is geared to both the classically trained singer and the theatrically trained actor/singer.
Beyond the daily work covering the preparation and performance of Musical Theater repertoire, participants will also work with an acting coach on song text analysis, scene study, audition and resume materials.
Participants are selected on the basis of their talent and the potential of development they could achieve within the frame-work of the two-week intensive program. Consideration is paid to the talents and needs of individual participants balanced with the group dynamic. The MTI program is cast as 'an ensemble' within an educational environment.
The MTI program is for the performer in transition: The high-school student looking forward to choosing a college-career path; the amateur performer wishing to develop his/her craft to the highest level; the college student who wants to focus on theater singing while enjoying a break from the environs of academia; the recent college graduate preparing for the professional world; the experienced teacher/educator looking to renew his/her energy through a summer intensive program in a beautiful alpine environment.
Each MTI participant comes to the program with talent, intention and motivation to develop beyond their expectations. In turn, each participant receives individualized attention and support in the realization of thier goals.
The Clearing - A Camp for Adults
The Clearing is a "folk school" located on a high bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.
The Clearing's natural setting, secluded cluster of historic buildings of wood and stone, and program topics are conducive to clearing one's mind and coming to a better understanding of nature and one's own place in the world. Simplicity, artistic surroundings, small classes, and excellent teachers combine to foster learning in a cooperative, family-like atmosphere.
The Clearing emanates a "mystique" that is not easily described, but is evident in the enthusiasm of its participants and alumni.
Bethel Camp for the Arts
Located on the beautiful campus of Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, Bethel Camp for the Arts offers two 2 week sessions.
Camper ages range from 8-15. The program is elective and has a variety of creative activities and enrichment along with a balance of individual sports. There is a good balance between creative/enrichment activities and individual sports. Bethel Camp for the Arts is non-competitive, geared to each camper exploring his or her interests.
We are a non-traditional camp geared toward bright and creative children and offering no team sports.
Campers create their own schedules, choosing from a wide variety of activities. At Bethel Camp for the Arts, we are committed to offering the highest quality program, staff and facility.
We welcome all children to join us and celebrate being who they are.
Interlochen Creative Arts - A Camp for Adults
The Interlochen community has for generations recognized the lifelong benefits of arts participation because at Interlochen, the arts, education and creativity are experienced over a lifetime. That's why the Interlochen College of Creative Arts offers an engaging - and evolving - series of classes and programs for adults called "Interlochen for Life".
Members of the Interlochen community - of all ages - thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively and on the strong relationships that result from such meaningful endeavors.
Camp Curtain Call
Camp Curtain Call is America's Premier Performing Arts Summer Camp.
Our goal is to keep each camper active and refreshed in a safe, nurturing, rustic, mountain environment. Camp Curtain Call is a coeducational summer camp for ages 10 - 18 that provides unique, fun and challenging activities led by expert instructors using our top-notch facilities.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Curtain Call offers an exciting combination of traditional summer camp activities with specialized performing and visual arts programming in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
The camp lies on nearly 40 acres of completely self-contained, private and secure countryside in Carroll County, Virginia, minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The days are warm, busy and filled with fun and challenging activities led by specialists in each activity area.
The evenings are mild as the activities continue, usually with campers showcasing their talents and entertaining each other. The nights are comfortable and quiet to encourage rest for another busy day.
Camp Rim Rock for Girls
Young people today are in a high pressured, competitive world. We believe children need a chance to find their identity in a natural setting where self confidence is developed through adult friendship and guidance. Our commitment to meet the individual needs of each camper gives us the reputation of one of the finest camps for girls in the United States.
Founded in 1952, Camp Rim Rock has over 54 years of experience in fun filled summer activities for girls 6-17 years of age.
Young Actors Camp
Young actors (and parents) are invited to examine the Hollywood film and television industry first hand. This dynamic acting camp serves it's campers in several ways... educate those preparing to enter into the acting business, introduce the young stage actor to the art of acting for the camera, and offer the most FUN and dynamic camp experience for any young actor captivated by the movie screen.
We are the first and only camp experience that can lead to a young actor moving to Los Angeles for real work opportunities. That's right, some of our summer campers actually move to Los Angeles in January where they go to school, audition and study acting.
No matter which way you put it our campers wake up in the heart of the entertainment industry. Our unique approach to 'acting camp' has become celebrated in tinsel town. We use the entire Los Angeles area as our campground.
Young talented actors come from across the country and around the world to experience this intensive acting program. No matter the level of experience when the young actor arrives, they leave with a broader level of understanding...of career choices in the industry, how it all works and their willingness to go after success in this industry.
Whether you are an accomplished professional young actor or have only high school acting classes under your belt, you will be challenged by some of the best instructors in Hollywood and in some of the most prestigious training centers available to an actor. During Senior Camp we travel to numerous training centers for each subject. For Junior Camp Hollywood professionals come to us. Each school and teacher master the topics they teach.
SOCAPA - School of Cinema and Performing Arts
New York City, Hollywood and the Berkshires, Massachusetts
Summer programs for high school students (ages 14-18) in New York City, Hollywood and the Berkshires, Massachusetts. Our Summer Youth program (ages 11-13) is hosted at our Berkshires, Massachusetts location only.
SUMMER 2005 HIGH SCHOOL & YOUTH PROGRAMS: Tired of sitting in the audience? Want to be up on the screen instead? Join the next generation of dramatic performers and visual storytellers at SOCAPA, the School of Cinema and Performing Arts. With summer programs ranging in length from two to six weeks, and campuses in New York, California and Massachusetts, there's no excuse for not taking action. Come make the magic!
Since it was founded in 1998, SOCAPA has quickly become one of the premier visual and performing arts programs in the world. Nowhere else will you find this level of creative intensity combined with this much fun. Whether you are acting in short films along the Santa Monica boardwalk, dancing in a hip-hop video in Central Park, or directing a 16mm short film in the Berkshires, you're sure to have the experience of a lifetime.
New York Film Academy
The Dalton School, New York City
King's College, London, England
Disney - MGM Studios, Florida
Universal Studios, Hollywood, California
One-week Film-making Cruise
The New York Film Academy is a unique educational institution, devoted to providing the most focused filmmaking, acting, and animation instruction in the world. Our workshops offer an intensive, hands-on experience which gives students the opportunity to develop their creative skills to the fullest extent possible.
In the creation of our curriculum, we worked with students and faculty from around the world. We adapted the best ideas and elements from the leading degree programs and designed alternatives which provide a thorough grounding in either filmmaking, acting, or animation and are also flexible in meeting the diverse needs of our students.
New York Film Academy courses balance the study of the art form with practical experience, in order to train students to be the best filmmakers, actors or animators they can be. The subject is taught through a balance of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate experience. Indeed, from day one, students are behind the camera, performing in a scene, or creating a 3-D model-- learning by doing.
Idyllwild Arts Summer Program
Idyllwild Arts is the place where dreams take shape in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, filmaking, and creative writing for artists of all ages.
Located at an elevation of 5,000 feet on the western slopes of California's San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild's campus is naturally beautiful, complete with alpine forests, mountains, and meadows. Remote from urban distractions, it is still just 2.5 hours by car from Los Angles or San Diego. Visitors can take advantage of Idyllwild's broad choice of recreational activities on-campus, or by visiting the nearby town of Idyllwild, with its restaurants, specialty shops, and art galleries.
Island Lake Sports and Arts Center
Welcome to the Island Lake experience where you, the camper, are given the opportunity to explore a multitude of exciting activities. Our philosophy of individualized programming allows you to pursue your own interests within a structured program. Enjoy busy, productive days following your personalized schedule of "majors" and "minors" that you design.
Each activity day consists of three majors and three minors. Each session you choose your three majors, the activities you are most interested in, and spend an hour a day in each major area. The instruction you receive is geared to your individual interests, needs and talents. Every morning you choose your three minors for that day, allowing you the opportunity to try a variety of different things and discover new interests. We believe in your ability to structure your day intelligently with guidance from our staff.
An Island Lake summer is an experience that cannot be duplicated in any other environment. Under the supervision of our qualified, conscientious and nurturing staff, you will experience the excitement of challenge and the satisfaction of success. You will gain the poise and confidence that comes with the mastery of skills and the sociability developed living among your peers...and you will always have fun.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Arts Camp is the world's oldest and most successful fine arts camp. We offer majors and institutes in creative writing, dance, music, theatre arts and visual arts. The Camp is located on 1,200 acres of woods and shoreline in beautiful northern Michigan.
Theatre Arts at Interlochen Arts Camp is where summer camp meets summer stock. Students study daily with some of the top artists and educators in the field, as well as with professional directors, designers and craftspeople from all over the United States.
During the summer, students perform in repertory productions, musical production, or participate in a musical theatre workshops. Practical experience is supplemented by studio classes covering performance and technical theatre. High School Theatre Arts provides a complete pre-professional experience, including full-scale, fully-designed productions before large audiences.
Texas Arts Project
The Texas Arts Project (TAP) is a summer training program for students ages 9-18 interested in strengthening their skills in musical theatre, dance, voice, acting, filmmaking, writing and theatre design/tech.
Outstanding teaching, direction, and performance experiences enhance skill, encourage cooperative work, and nurture self-confidence. TAP emphasizes nurturing the imagination and creativity of each student.
TAP Executive Director, Clay Nichols rejoins Artistic Director Ginger Morris and Residential Director Ryan Sullivan in a continued effort to enrich the lives of young artists from all over the United States, guiding each and every one of them to reach their highest potential in a challenging and invigorating summer.
The team promises to provide an excellent experience for each of the TAP 2005 participants.
Walden's drama department lets kids express their many talents before an audience. Each camp session finds campers and staff producing at least one full-length play such as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Cats," "Grease" and "Annie." Campers not only act and sing, but also work together on lighting, costuming and set decoration.
Camp Cayuga is a Coed Residential Summer Camp located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. The daily program is action-packed with over 60 activities to choose from daily. The facility encompasses over 350 acres of forestland, fields & streams, including 55 buildings and a private natural lake. The camper population is diverse and ranges from age 5 to 15 (entering 10th grade). Last summer our campers & staff traveled from 26 states and 15 different countries! The SPIRIT OF CAYUGA is alive! Cayuga is a family owned/operated ACA accredited camp.
Cayuga's Performing Arts Program provides all campers with the opportunity for self-expression in a variety of different ways.
Cayuga's Performing Arts Program features 3 main areas of instruction: Drama, Dance, and Music. The Drama Activity includes instruction in basic acting techniques. For the more serious "acting enthusiasts" who want to perform in our Drama Productions, we offer The Drama Club.
We typically perform 2 drama productions during the summer. In addition to Drama, there are several other opportunities for you to act and perform on stage, which include evening activities like: Cabin Skit Night, MTV Night, Stars in Their Eyes, The Big Talent Show, and Puttin' on the Hits, just to name a few. The Dance Activity includes instruction in modern dance, ballet, and jazz. We also incorporate aerobic exercises in our dance classes. There's also a voluntary Dance Recital each summer which gives you the opportunity to perform in front of the entire camp! The Music Activity includes The Choir Club and instruction in guitar and keyboards. Musicians and singers have several opportunities during our Evening Activity Program to perform throughout the summer!
The Wahanowin stage is well known for producing the latest and greatest Broadway musicals, led by the music man himself, Alex Moses. You got to see it to believe it.
Let your imagination run wild. Let your creative juices flow. Express yourself! Each activity - Theatre, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Gymnastics, Waha Radio - is designed to allow individual growth and personal accomplishment, whether constructing your own project or performing in front of the camp . . . "break a leg."
Camp Ein Gedi
Making Art A Part Of Camp Fun!
Specialized Art Instructors on loan from the KLIM School of Art, Toronto
Drawing, Painting, Coloring, Shading
Working with Pastels, Charcoal, Watercolours, Clay
Specialized Dance and Drama Instructors
The Visual Arts Summer Program at Camp Ein Gedi is specially designed to develop artistic ability, creativity and self-expression. Children will take part in daily art-related activities as art is incorporated into the daily summer camp schedule. Several times a week, a qualified teacher provided by the Klim School of Art will provide campers with formal art instruction. This special course teaches the fundamentals of art and children will be encouraged to explore and experiment with various mediums such as pastel, charcoal, ink, gouache, acrylic, watercolor and clay. Subjects such as still life, landscape, portraiture, 3D and abstract will be introduced. These classes are customized to meet the individual needs and skill levels of each child. Camp Ein Gedi works very closely with the KLIM School of Art as well as Camp Eden. We believe that we offer a type of stepping stone from the program at Camp Eden into a more mature yet still enjoyable and exciting program at Camp Ein Gedi.
Further to having an intensive Visual Arts Program, Camp Ein Gedi also encourages other forms of expression such as Dance, Drama and summer camp productions. Over the course of the summer, Ein Gedi will stage several mini-plays and performances with the campers as our All-Star cast. Specialized instructors will be brought in for this portion of the Arts program as well to help campers learn more about production, voice projection and the importance of practice (i.e. rehearsal) and preparation. Our Arts program is the only one of its kind among summer sleep-over camps and we are fully committed to ensuring our campers learn about all aspects of the Arts.
Tripp Lake Camp
Tripp Lake Camp is located in Poland, Maine. We are a traditional 7 week residential summer camp for girls ages 8 to 16. Established in 1911, Tripp Lake Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. Our program offers a wide range of activities. We are situated on 260 acres, with a mile of shorefront.
We help girls expand their personal vistas to skills, adventures and enjoyment never imagined. We encourage our campers to try the unfamiliar, to hold a hand and reach for one. And, we give them the attention they deserve. In an age of increasing specialization, we continue to foster a well-rounded girl, while providing a warm interlude from daily pressures and isolation. New campers share with alumnae challenges and joys discovered at TLC.
Great Lakes Camps
Musical Theatre - Entering 4th grade - Entering 8th grade. Performers of all levels will excel in program focused on creativity, technique and teamwork. Led by our staff of professional local artists, campers will spend each morning taking classes in basic acting, singing and dance for musical theatre. There our artists will get to know your camper's abilities and potential. The afternoon is spent rehearsing for the final showcase. Our artists will cast campers in equally sized roles, without the anxiety of an audition. This non-competitive program allows campers to grow more confident in their talents. Visiting artists in such areas as make-up, technical design and on-camera acting will give workshops throughout camp to break up the daily routine. The final showcase will be a collaboration of dance, skits, and song for family and friends to enjoy. 2 week sessions available. Entering 4th grade- Entering 8th grade
The underlying philosophy at Med-O-Lark encourages self-expression and is especially appropriate for young people ready to try to learn something new like water skiing, acting, cooking, fencing, throwing a pot, sailing, etc. Evening programs are unique at this camp with its creative theme. Many campers end up being presenters or performers or leaders as they express themselves and share their skills.
Campers choose their activities. Although campers choose their own activities, campers must attend what they have chosen. There are five classes per day that offer educational substance and depth over an eight day sequence. This allows campers to sign up for ten courses (from over fifty choices) while at Med-O-lark for one month.
Our courses in theater performing arts, provide many opportunities for shows and presentations at the end of every two weeks. Campers can choose from a wide variety of Theater & Music activities and lessons: Musical Theater Productions, Improvisation, Comedy, Theatrical Play Productions, Skits, Mime, Theater Games, Stunt Work, Stage Combat, Clowning, Juggling, Stage Production, Stage Make-up, Shakespearean Reading, Guitar, Choral Singing Group, Rhythm Band, Recording Studio
Med-O-lark does not have on-going teams, leagues, or color wars as in the traditional camp. There are no "best camper" awards. We seek individual skill development, first and foremost, without competitive incentives.
Med-O-Lark has the largest offerings of workshops in the fine arts and handcrafts of any camp among the many New England camps. The courses in performing arts (dance and theatre) also provide many opportunities for shows and presentations at the end of every two weeks. Additional arts available at camp include culinary arts, martial arts, fencing, English riding, choral music, guitar, poetry, writing, and creative photography. There are many typical camp programs beyond the arts . . . a great waterfront with all levels of water skiing on 4 ski boats, sailing, and sea kayaking, plus lots more.
Med-O-Lark works at community development where everyone shares, cares, and accepts others. We have daily camp meetings that build our sense of a supportive community. We have implicit order/rules within which our campers experience a broad sense of individuality. Even our meals are served as a buffet, to maximize choice. Out-of-camp trips are also by camper choice . . . bike trips, beach trips, rafting, arts fairs, State Fairs, and Parks, Freeport, Skating, summer stock theatre performances, etc.
Theater is a wonderful place forself expression. Our goal is to give our campers a chance to explore the creative side of their personality, in a comfortable family environment. A chance to take chances and support others doing the same. To that end, drama and dance classes are offered daily. Every week or two, dependent on interest, the campers will put on a small play for our enjoyment. A major play is usually planned to coincide with Family Day. Many of the plays are written or re-written by the campers, sometimes they are directed by campers as well. Our drama program is varied and far reaching in our program and goes well beyond the plays and classes. Examples of programs that we offer to encourage our campers to experience a bit of Theater are: Skit Nights; Paper Bag Skits; Drama Game Evening Programs;Gong Show; Talent Show; Puppet Shows; Fairy Tale stories and Paper Dolls.
Located in the beautiful lakes region of Southern Maine, just 25 minutes from Portland, Camp Hawthorne has been creating summer memories for children since 1920. Every year, Camp Hawthorne becomes home to 115 boys and girls, a home where we are proud to provide an environment that encourages responsibility, leadership, self-reliance and the opportunity for children to discover their own true sense of self.
Camp Hawthorne is situated on the edge of Panther Pond, surrounded by over 100 acres of pristine pine forest. With 2 1/2 miles of shorefront and a beautiful sandy beach, we are happy to offer some of the finest sailing, waterskiing, canoeing and waterfront activities to be found. Every camper finds a home in one of our rustic pine cabins, overlooking the water.
With several large playing fields, volleyball & basketball courts, an outdoor amphitheater and miles of woodland trails, there is something just right for everybody. We offer both Traditional Camp activities as well as skill development programs focused on Sailing, Visual & Performing Arts, and Film. For campers seeking a more intensive challenge, we also offer a number of Adventure Programs that include canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing, ocean kayaking and biking. This widens the choices for campers who wish to stay for more than one session.
Lake Bryn Mawr Camp for Girls
At Bryn Mawr, we believe that each of our "Angels" deserves the chance to shine in her own way. Each camper strives to "find her flower"her personal spirit, the thing that ignites her passion for living.
The Bryn Mawr philosophy is built on four basic values: Loyalty, Beauty, Merit and Comradeship. We help campers understand the camp philosophy by teaching "The Angel Code":
Loyalty means being true,
Faith and honor in all we do.
Beauty is in more than skin,
Beauty comes from deep within.
Merit is working hard all day,
Developing virtue along the way.
Comradeship is being a friend,
Loving others 'til the end.
As Bryn Mawr Angels we'll uphold
These four values: The Angel Code.
Above all, we want Bryn Mawr to be a safe haven in which each camper can feel free to express herself through work, play and just being a girl.
Camp Oliver provides facilities and a safe caring enviornment for children and adults so they can appreciate and value themselves, others, and the natural world around them.
Camp Oliver has been a favorite site for children since 1949, when Lawrence and Mary Oliver donated part of their vast ranch in Descanso, along the Sweetwater River, to the Sisters of Social Service, who developed a children's summer camp and retreat grounds. In 1990, camp was incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Children enjoy the love, warmth, laughter, tears, friendships and memories which remain throughout the years.
Camp Oliver has a beautiful setting enhanced by mature California live oaks, manzanitas, wild lilac bushes, and natural hiking trails, originally a Kumeyaay Indian seasonal site. We have six cabins, each sleeping 15 people, a lodge perfect for a meeting place, a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor fire rings, a fully operational kitchen, dining hall, basketball court, sports field, and more.
Camp Chinqueka for Girls
Camp Chinqueka boasts a beautiful lakeside setting on Mt. Tom Pond in the rolling hills of Connecticut's Litchfield County. Campers stay in one of 14 cabins on the premises. Campers that attend Chinqueka get to know the caring and experienced staff.
2 counselors live in each cabin with the campers. All of our cabins are wood sided and have toilets and sinks. Campers shower in one of the central shower houses. Our activity areas are scattered about the campus from our waterfront with our fleet of boats, canoes and sailboats to "Sunnyfield" where our Mini-Bikes and Go-Kart tracks are located. In between, we have several activity areas including a Climbing Tower and Zip Line, indoor sport facility, indoor activity areas for Gymnastics, Computers, Fencing, Photography, Video, Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Dance and Drama. At the center of it all are our many sport courts & fields, including Basketball, Softball, Soccer and Volleyball.
Camp Echo Lake
Camp Echo Lake is an institution that families have trusted for generations to provide a safe, secure, positive and nurturing environment for their children. It is a community where, for seven active weeks, children can grow, discover build confidence and form friendships they'll take with them into adulthood.
Central to Echo Lake's success is the respect for the singular talents, strengths and ideas of the individual child. We value children, and our program has been refined and polished over generations to help children learn to value themselves, to value others and to value the natural world.
Camp Betsy Cox
Betsey Cox is a camp for young women growing up in the global world of the twenty-first century. Betsey Cox couples traditional camping with a commitment to programs which develop skills necessary for girls who hope to make a difference in the future. Like the camp's namesake, a girl who grew up in pre-Revolutionary Pittsford, our campers develop the self-confidence to take risks and to manage their lives.
Each girl creates her own schedule each day; well-trained staff offer guidance when needed. Except for required swimming lessons, the program is fully elective. Campers take responsibility for their own lives in ways which they may never have experienced before. Each girl contributes to the work in the community by taking turns with all-camp jobs in the cabin, dining hall, and the garden.
Betsey Cox provides a stable, long-term experience with a real sense of belonging. The people and the sense of extended family draw us back to each other year after year. Our staff and campers represent many countries, and they contribute multiple talents and perspectives on growing up and living with others.
This community offers an opportunity for growth that is unique and of life-long value. Betsey Cox is an important part of many lives, and I invite you to make it part of yours!
Acting Camp by Education Unlimited
The Actors Workshop by Education Unlimited features three programs:
The Middle School Actors Workshop
The High School Actors Workshop
The Intensive Actors Workshop.
Students in each of the three programs attend a daily class in basic acting technique, which offers intensive study with one teacher for the duration of the program. The Actors Workshop is designed to give young actors training in several different acting skills, making them more capable and well-rounded actors.
Camp O-AT-KA will provide to every camper and every staff member a caring community, close to nature, where the body, the heart, and the spirit are strengthened through experiences that are fun and challenging.
Basketball - Baseball - Tennis - Sailing - Swimming - Waterskiing - Archery - Riflery - Camp craft - Pottery - Fly-tying - Rod building - Photography - Stained glass - Windsurfing - Canoeing - Kayaking - Soccer - Hiking Woodworking - Steel Drumming - Model Rocketry - Arts and Crafts - Lacrosse - Nature - FUN
3:1 camper to staff ratio
SAFE and wholesome environment
Rutgers University Summer Acting Conservatory
The Rutgers University Summer Acting Conservatory is a four-week program designed to allow high school students the opportunity to experience intensive, professional actor training taught by accomplished professionals within the context of a college environment.
The Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory invites talented high school students to apply to this highly competitive program. We are dedicated to providing students with a safe, challenging, high-quality learning environment where each student will grow and develop as a young theater artist.
The rigorous aspects of actor training include daily classes in acting, movement, and voice/speech. All classes are taught by working theater professionals. In addition, students participate in Master classes, special seminars, and activities. Special emphasis is placed on developing fundamental acting skills to further the students' development as an accomplished performer. Students also take classes in Theater History, Theater Appreciation, and Stage Craft.
Students will reside in college dormitories within walking distance of their classes. Meals will be provided by the college cafeterias, which are also within walking distance of the dormitories and classrooms. College counselors will reside in the dormitories to oversee, support and ensure the safety of students.
No more than 36 high school students from across the country are accepted.
Camp Farwell for Girls
Camp Farwell has been a special place for girls since 1906. Situated in the Green Mountain State of Vermont, on Halls Lake, our magnificient 100-acre site offers a wonderful location for a seemingly endless variety of activities -- from riding to water sports, from music and dance to team endeavors and individual pursuits.
If there were three ingredients that could be said to form each girl's Camp Farwell experience, they would be friendship, community spirit, and a warm family environment. For at the heart of the Camp Farwell experience is an underlying belief in the importance of personal growth, self-confidence, and an appreciation for nature's beauty.
Camp Farwell has thrived as a girls summer camp for almost 100 years . . . and through each summer the camp has continued to draw enthusiastic campers returning for their second or fifth season, new campers who leave with a heightened sense of beauty and friendship, and a dedicated staff who love the work they do and respect the role that Camp Farwell plays in the campers' lives.
Camp Farwell is a very special place . . . welcome to our world!
Girl Summer at Emma Willard School
The performing arts programs is open to actors of all levels- beginner to advanced! Some girls have no acting experience, but would like to gain self-confidence and poise in front of an audience; other students have more experience but would like to hone their monologue skills. Performing Arts students have a lot to learn from each other as well as from the teacher.
Emma Willard makes a variety of facilities available to the performing arts group. Students may learn the behind-the-scenes technical management of productions. The dance studio, with a wall of mirrors, is also available for the girls to work on dance and movement. The GirlSummer common room has a grand piano and girls often bring music to play and sing.
Though specific activities vary depending on the strengths of the teachers and the interests of the class, the Performing Arts program focuses on three main areas.
The Building Blocks of Acting Learn the tools professional actors use to create believable performances. Work on scenes, monologues and speeches, including scenes from modern hit movies.
Improv Comedy and Musical Theater What is funny? How can you get better at improvisation? Are you comfortable in front of an audience, even when you are on the spot? Use improvisational skits to develop your timing and use of body language. Gain the confidence to stand in front of an audience...and make them laugh with you. Explore musical theater through Broadway and off-Broadway musicals.
Dramatic Acting Bring your work on dance, movement and improvisation onto the stage. Combine these skills with exploration in dramatic acting dialogue, monologue, emotional expression, voice and more.
Windsor Mountain Student Travel Programs
Theatre & Visual Arts Programs:
Adventures in Filmmaking (Grades 9-12)
Circus in South Africa (Grades 10-12)
Shakespeare in the Pacific Northwest (Grades 9-12)
European Traveling Theatre (Grades 9-12)
New England Traveling Theatre (Grades 8-9)
Our travel programs provide experiences for teens and students designed to excite you about learning through hands on experience. While traveling with Windsor Mountain, you will learn about community building both within your group and in the many places you visit. From these experiences you will grow in your appreciation of other cultures and other ways of living, while making lasting friendships.
Windsor Mountain programs are considered to be more of an adventure than an itinerary. Traveling is an art. It can teach you how to be open and adaptable to the world around you. Everything that takes place on a Windsor Mountain program can be viewed as experiential learning as each moment provides another opportunity for you to expand your horizons.
Windsor Mountain places educational goals as one of the top priorities of our travel programs. For us, learning goes beyond academic textbooks. Windsor Mountain programs are created to facilitate the goals of promoting cultural sensitivity, environmental awareness, self-growth, and group development. Each program is designed with an eye to safety, care, and detail. We encourage and expect our leaders and students to work together to mold the itinerary, thus enhancing the opportunities for discovery. As always, it is important that you embrace a willingness to explore, discover, learn, and share your enthusiasm with the group.
If you are excited about theatre and want to try acting, if you like traveling, meeting people and making new friends, if you like exploring interesting sites, then the Windsor Mountain Traveling Theatre is for you!
Challenge yourself as you help in the creation of a unique traveling theatre performance. Come together with students of many backgrounds and diverse talents to learn new theatre techniques. Along the way, you will learn about yourself and develop your theatre potential.
Immersing yourself in this creative process from beginning to end, you will face many new challenges. There are few lines to memorize, no tech rehearsals to check the lighting and you might not even have a dress rehearsal with an audience. But, the moment you begin performing the show that you have had a part in developing, you will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment.
As part of a close-knit group of students, you will never forget what it is all about: FUN! That is what Windsor Mountain student travelers have been experiencing for decades.
Theatre & Visual Arts allows students to express themselves through physical theater while designing and producing an original theater piece that shares their ideas and ideals. They then get to perform center stage as the group takes their show on the road
Traditional camps programs also available.
YMA - Young Musicians and Artists
YMA is a two-week resident visual and performing arts summer program housed at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Our students range from grades four through twelve.
In 1965, YMA began as a special summer program where students could be inspired to work on their music during the long summer months. Now, with a 42 year history, YMA has expanded it's goal to included not only students in instrumental music, but theatre, musical theatre, choir, piano, dance, technical theatre, photography, the visual arts, and creative writing.
YMA students increase their artistic skills while building self-esteem and an appreciation for all the performing and visual arts.
Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary
An international performing arts program for students who thrive in a vibrant cultural atmosphere and seek high quality opportunities in music, dance and Musical Theater.
The PAI musical theater immerses students in the world of the Broadway musical. Six weeks of instruction in voice, improvisation, script analysis, and movement culminate in a full-scale production of a Broadway show selected for its excellence as an ensemble piece. Performances are with a full pit orchestra composed of PAI staff members. PAI's musical theater program is staffed by a team of veteran professionals who have distinguished themselves in the field.
In the mornings, musical theater students can enroll in Theater Workshop and Acting While Singing, as well as other electives, including Masterworks Chorale, Introduction to Opera and Beginning Piano Skills. Following lunch and Institute Chorus, students rehearse for three hours. Daily sessions focus on stage direction, dance, and vocal technique and also, as opening night approaches, on the technical aspects of theater, including stage design and construction, scenery, lighting, costumes and makeup.
Brown Ledge Camp
One of the strongest and most popular departments at Brown Ledge is Theatre Arts. Three one-act plays are cast at the beginning of almost every week and produced that Saturday night. The excitement is high as all in camp eagerly look forward to attending each performance.
In addition to one-acts, the eight week season features a well-known three-act play in late July, a Stock Company performance, and a Broadway musical the last week of camp.
Each week the BROWN LEDGE PLAYERS achieve a degree of finesse and realism rarely found in camp dramatics.
Brown Ledge offers a theatre facility seating over 250, complete with proscenium stage and arena. It is equipped with a make-up room, a wide assortment of props, a complete lighting booth and a well inventoried costume shop. Every girl in camp is welcome to try out for a variety of roles each week. Campers may also participate in acting classes and in the stage managing, lighting, directing and costuming of the weekly plays.
It is our belief that live theatre is a vital art demanding commitment from both sides of the curtain.
The theatre arts senior staff typically includes three directors, a choreographer, a technical director and a musical director. All continue their theatre interest, often professionally, year round. They demand and get good theatre.
The staff views play production as a team effort, and encourages campers to learn all aspects of theatre. Classes are held on a wide-range of topics. Here campers may learn acting techniques as well as how to design and construct sets, create lighting and sound effects, run props, costume, stage and house manage, etc. Each week's productions provide practical applications for these skills.
The Brown Ledge Theatre is a teaching and Summer Theatre in every respect.
Independent Lake Camp
Prepare to take your ILC theater experience to the next level with the ILC Theatre Master Session. In a single week, you will sweat, laugh, cry and learn what life is like for a theater professional.
Everyday you will receive two master classes in the arts which will help you become a great actor or techie. Advanced stage combat with swords! Improvisation with sketch comedy artists working in New York City! Set and Lighting Design! A specialized workshop in the Business of Acting, which will provide you with a professional head shot and resume to use in the real world.
But most importantly, you will have a chance to participate in a full scale production of the Broadway Junior version of 'Into the Woods.' In just one short week, you will learn a show like the pros, your hard work and dedication turning into one of the greatest performances ILC has ever seen!
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