In their chosen discipline, campers practice and perform in a dynamic, challenging and FUN environment. Participants set personal goals, increase skills, and work toward portfolio/audition quality pieces.

Major Workshops – Currently in Grades 3-6
For our artists currently in grades 3-6 we offer two major workshop options of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each.  Participants may choose 2 each session from the following:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Vocal Music
  • Visual Arts

Majors – Currently in Grades 7-10
Artists currently in grades 7-10 spend 4 hours each day in one Major Studio from the following:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Music - Instrumental Ensemble (only offered in sessions 1 and 2)
  • Music - Vocal Ensemble
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Minors – Currently in Grades 3-10
In addition to their major concentration, participants select a session-long or week-long minor in an area that is of interest to them, yet not their primary area of concentration. Minors include options like:

  • Beginning Piano / Music Theory
  • Beginning Guitar / Music Theory
  • Cooking
  • Dance for Musical Theatre
  • Foundations of Drawing
  • Pottery
  • Songleading

No experience is necessary for the culinary arts major.  Artists currently in grades 7-10 are expected to have foundational experience if choosing a major in dance, music, theatre, or visual art.  For artists currently in grades 3-6 foundational experience is expected in our dance major.

Culinary Art ~ A Recipe For Success
The Culinary Arts major nurtures a passion for food, provides the technique to properly handle, store, and prepare each component, and fosters an understanding of regional and cultural ingredients. Our young chefs work at our on-site farm, learn and sharpen skills in food preparation and safety, work with proven recipes, and experiment with original creations.

Dance ~ Body, Mind and Soul
Our program supports dance majors by reinforcing a well-rounded understanding of theory, technique, audition skills, and performance in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern/lyrical.  With opportunities for individual and group work, in original choreography and established pieces, our dancers are immersed body, mind and soul.

Instrumental Ensemble ~ Collaboration is Key
We create an environment in which theory and methodology are highlighted as foundational skills through collaboration and teamwork.  Our instrumentalists compose in pairs, trios and large groups, while individual goals are supported and reinforced.  We interpret and orchestrate existing work in various genres through a new lens. Only offered for grades 7-10 during sessions 1 and 2.

Vocal Ensemble ~ Evolving Musical Ideas
Our vocalists explore the power of the human voice while embracing evolving musical ideas.  Vocal artists develop their musicianship, performance technique, vocal range, and interpretation through a variety of musical styles, in multiple languages, and across time periods.  Participants focus on new arrangements of familiar songs and original creations through both solo and ensemble work.

Theatre – Actors’ Arsenal
Improvisational methods, character development, breath and vocal techniques, comedic timing, physical awareness, audition skills, stage combat – all are tools in the actors’ arsenal,  Monologues and scene-study give our performers the opportunity to apply these elements to unique productions and previously mounted musical theatre and stage works. Our thespians also review techniques in makeup, costume, lighting, and set design.

Visual Art ~ A Critical Eye
Beyond technique and experimental approaches, visual art takes critical thinking to a whole other level.   Visual artists have access to studios in drawing, painting, and clay work. They derive inspiration from pieces by fellow artists, and from the natural world around us, to develop a critical eye to design and execute unique works.

Sample Daily Schedule Currently in Grades 3-6

7:45a.m.               Wake Up / Clean Up

8:30a.m.               Breakfast

9:00a.m.               Morning Warm Up

9:30a.m.               Elective

11:00 a.m.           Major Workshop I

12:15p.m.            Major Workshop II

1:30p.m.              Lunch

2:00p.m.              Rest Period

2:45p.m.              Kinesthetic Arts

4:00p.m.              Snack

4:15p.m.              Minor Workshop

5:45p.m.              Evening Prep

6:30p.m.              Dinner

7:15p.m.              Master Class or Evening Program

9:00p.m.              Wrap Up

9:15p.m.              On Dorm Wrap Up

9:30p.m.              Bunks in

Sample Daily Schedule Currently in Grades 7-10

7:45a.m.               Wake Up / Clean Up

8:30a.m.               Breakfast

9:00a.m.               Morning Warm Up

9:30a.m.               Major Block A

11:00 a.m.           Kinesthetic Arts

12:15p.m.            Elective

1:30p.m.              Lunch

2:00p.m.              Rest Period

2:45p.m.              Major Block B

4:00p.m.              Snack

4:15p.m.              Minor Workshop

5:45p.m.              Evening Prep

6:30p.m.              Dinner

7:15p.m.              Master Class or Evening Program

9:00p.m.              Wrap Up

9:15p.m.              Unit Activity

9:45p.m.              On Dorm Wrap Up

10:00p.m.            Bunks in