Our campers experience all that the Creative Arts Academy has to offer in our 12-day sessions. From arts majors, minors and kinesthetic arts (recreational activities) to all-camp programs that build community, a session of camp helps campers advance their skills, discover new passions and make friends that could last a lifetime, while also growing as individuals.
Join us for 2, 4 or 6 weeks of Summer 2020!
Session 1: June 23 - July 5
Session 2: July 7 - July 19
Session 3: July 21 - August 3
Each day our campers experience a variety of immersive arts activities:
Tzofim (current Grades 3-4) rotate through several majors, led by arts specialists, to get a taste of what CAA has to offer.
Bonim (current Grades 5-7), Olim (current Grades 8-10) and Gesher (current Grade 11) focus on one major per 12-day session in which they spend time in instruction and application with our Arts Mentors:
Creative Writing Culinary
Classical/Contemporary Theatre Dance
Instrumental Music Ensemble Musical Theatre
Visual Art Vocal Music Ensemble
Minors are an opportunity for camp to come together based on evolving interests. Minors give campers an opportunity to explore arts areas that may compliment a major or be new or unfamiliar. Minors are often cross discipline collaborations and have included:
A capella Baking Hip Hop Instrumental Music Musical Theatre
Playwriting Songleading Song Writing Stained Glass Technical Theatre
Our campers choose from fun, non-competitive options for recreation. KinArts like yoga, Israeli dance, jogging, swimming, 9 Square-in-the-Air, Ultimate Frisbee, and kickball give us a chance to stretch our minds and bodies outside of our studios for approximately one hour each day.
Campers participate in nightly activities with their age unit and the entire camp community. Evening programs entail a variety of camp style programs that encourage campers to move around campus, think creatively, practice teamwork, have traditional camp-like fun. Past programs have been mystery scavenger hunts like Case of the Missing Birthday Banana to exploring the summer theme with low ropes activities.
Shabbat at Camp
Shabbat evening is a completely collaborative experience at the Creative Arts Academy. Each week, campers have a choice of activity area in which to help prepare for Erev Shabbat. While some choose challah-baking, others wish to be in the Shabbat Band, while others opt to prepare art or dance pieces. On Friday night, the community comes together and offers Shabbat to one another through these artistic expressions, allowing us to take a deep breath and shift gears from the busy week.
Saturdays are a break from our normal routine, with a late wake-up and, on the first Saturday of each session, leisure activities that find us at yawn-on-the-lawn, on a nature hike, the ropes course or on the lake, canoeing. Our second Saturday is a flurry of activity as we simultaneously tech for our evening Showcase performance and pack for the end of the session.
While a great deal of our time is spent in skill building, Creative Arts is committed to the balance of process and product. Our Bonim and Olim campers have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in Showcase on the second Saturday evening of each session. Showcase is open to our families and the community by reservation. We do recognize that not all families can attend, nor should they feel obligated to do so. Copyright laws prevent us from live streaming the event, and we are looking into alternatives for those who cannot join us in West Chester.