Now that Spring Break is over, it's that time of the year again, time to start thinking about what fun the kids will have in store for the summer. Be sure to check out previous camp suggestions. To add to those, here are a few theater/performance summer camps geared toward the older children, ages 7 and up.
ARTS IN ACTION SUMMER CAMP: Arts in Action and New Moon Productions proudly present a truly unique artistic experience for young people. This summer camp enables youth ages 8-16 to create their own musical theatre piece based on the Unitarian Principal, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”. The students will be guided by nurturing professional teachers to write, edit, create music, rehearse, and perform their original theatre piece. Through this process, the young artists will gain self-confidence, artistic growth, awareness of the strength of community, and most of all – a safe forum where they can express their views and feelings. Tuition for this summer camp is $399. The camp will take place July 16–28, Monday through Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm. Performances will take place the afternoon or evenings of July 28 & 29. To receive a registration brochure or for more information, please call 503-402-1994.
MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP: “THE WIZARD OF OZ” (a musical – with music from the classic motion picture). Feel the thrill of performing of “Wizard of Oz” at the Washington Park Amphitheatre with full costumes, props, and a beautiful set! That is what is in store for our students at the end of this exciting summer camp brought to you by SUN Community Schools, New Moon Productions, and Portland Parks & Recreation. This extensive musical theatre camp features instruction by theatre professionals in many areas including: acting, improvisation, dance & movement, singing, voice production, and other performing skills. The camp is open for students ages 8 - 17. Every day students will work with the instructors on improving their artistic skills as well as rehearsing the show. This program also boasts a unique mentorship program in which all the instructors and interns involved in the camp put on an adult cast version of the same show. The camp runs June 18–July 13, 2007, Monday through Fridays, 9:00am-3:00pm, and it takes place at Grout Elementary School (SE Holgate & 32nd). Performances take place at the Washington Park Amphitheatre (next to the Rose Garden) on the weekends of July 14, 15 and 21,22. The tuition for this camp is $650 (reduced last year’s price!). Some partial scholarships are available. To register or for more information, please call 503-916-6421. Some questions can be answered by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MADE for Kids, Summer Theater Camp at Concordia University: "Improve your skills at acting, singing & dancing as we create a fully-staged productions". They have a one-week camp for kids entering grades 2-5 and two-week camp for kids entering grades 4-7.
MetroArts Returns for It’s 15th Encore! Now in it’s 15th year, MetroArts Kids Camp gives 7-12 year olds a chance to experience all the arts – music, dance, theater, and visual arts – for one or two weeks at the Portland Center for Performing Arts. Kids crank up their creativity through hands-on activities involving each art form and also enjoy live performances, video demonstrations, and classes taught by professional musicians, dancers, actors, and visual artists. The camp is directed by grammy-nominated Artistic Director Niel DePonte, Oregon Symphony principal percussionist, Oregon Ballet Theater Conductor, and arts educator. GOT KIDS? NEED CAMP?
July 16-20 & 23-27, 2007 / 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday / $160 per week
All New GreenHouse Summer Camp for Kids and Teens: "Join us this summer in our new Pearl District location as we launch GreenHouse Kids & Teens — age-appropriate explorations of theater and performance. Are you looking for a fun and productive way to stimulate your family’s imagination? Would you like to introduce your talented children to a creative new peer group? Perhaps you’re living with a rising star who could use an entrée into the professional performing arts community through the city’s flagship theater. Whatever your aspirations, GreenHouse has something for you within each of three age groups."