Location: Valley Center Stage, 119 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045
Dates: Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm, July 30th to August 10th. Performance, Friday, August 10th at 6 PM.
Price: $100 (please see below for scholarship information)
Campers: Min. 6, Max: 12
Ages: 9 – 13 years old
Registration has been extended to July 25th. All registration forms and payments must be received by July 25th.
This fun, experiential and creative summer camp is designed for pre-teens and young teens to learn theatre skills from an experienced, exuberant teacher, who loves sharing her enthusiasm for live theater with children and teens! The curriculum is designed for all levels of experience, focusing on skills such as vocal projection and diction, stage movement, emotional awareness, improvisation and group cooperation as well as important life skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. Campers will learn these theatre and life skills while preparing to perform a play the last day of camp. Our play “Greek Myths and Heroes” is a series of scenes depicting the many heroes, sheroes, goddesses, and gods of ancient Greek literature. We will also make simple costumes and create a set to enhance our play.
It is important that participants attend daily as each day will be spent rehearsing and building skills important for the performance.
We do not want to discourage people with an inability to pay from applying. There are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first serve basis. Please indicate that you would like to be considered for a scholarship on the registration form and the registrar will contact you.
Camp is led by Michelle Conklin with assistance from older teen actors from the Valley Center Stage Community. Michelle is a teaching artist in Puget Sound. She has 15 years of experience as an education director and curriculum developer including work for two theatre companies in Seattle. She has taught preschoolers through high school seniors and particularly loves to see children open up with their creativity. Michelle is an actor/ director working this summer with the Island Shakespeare Festival and has been involved with several VCS productions.