Registration opens Tuesday, February 28 at 10:01 a.m.
Weston Performing Arts Summer Programs
Youth Acting and Theatre Camps
Youth Acting Camp
Instructor: Amy MacRae
For children entering grades 1 through 3
Maximum Enrollment: 15
This half day acting camp is for our youngest thespians. In this beginning camp, students will participate in improvisation games and learn short scenes for children. Each student will develop basic skills that can be used on stage!
Campers will spend some time outside playing games, on the playground and eating snack. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival at camp.
Week 1: June 26 – June 30, 2023 (5 days)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WIS Music Room Tuition: $275.00
Campers will spend some time outside playing games, on the playground and eating lunch and snack. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival at camp.
Week 2: July 3 – July 7, 2023 (4 days- no camp on July 4)
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WIS Music Room
Youth Musical Theatre Camp
Director: Liz Morris
Vocal Director: Lisa Moretti
For children entering grades 4 through 9
Maximum Enrollment: 40
Calling all actors, singers, dancers and stage crew! This full day musical theater camp gives students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a full-scale ensemble production including professional sound, lighting, costumes, and sets, concluding with a fully staged production at Weston Intermediate School. This program is for young performers who are interested in musical theater and children interested in the technical aspects of theater. This program provides children with a knowledge and appreciation of the theatrical process. Preparation for a production is a team effort and will be a fun experience for all! Auditions take place the first two days of camp.
Campers will spend time outside playing games, on the playground, eating lunch and snack. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival at camp.
Three Weeks: June 26 – July 14, 2023 (3 weeks- no camp on July 4)
Performance: Friday, July 14, 2023, 2 p.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Youth Theatre Camp Counselor in Training (CIT)
For children entering grades 9 through 12
This program is part of our full day theatre camp and is for older children interested in assisting the instructors and counselors with daily camp activities including lights and sound, set design, warm ups, games, etc.
June 27 – July 15, 2022 (3 weeks) No Camp on July 4th
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions and Other Information
Day camps will spend time outdoors daily.
Snacks and meals will be outdoors when weather permits.
Sunscreen and bug spray are suggested for the day camps and should be applied PRIOR to camp.
All programs will follow the Weston Public Schools COVID protocols and guidelines.
WHAT TO BRING EVERYDAY:
Each child needs to bring water, 2 healthy snacks and lunch labeled with his/her name. Due to the overwhelming amount of peanut allergies, we ask that you do not pack nut products.
Theatre Camps: Comfortable shoes (sneakers or dance shoes) No flip flops and 1/2 inch 3 ring binder and a pencil.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE 3-WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM?
Our program provides an opportunity for young performers to participate in a musical and develop an appreciation for the theatrical process. Preparation for an ensemble production is a team effort and therefore we stress that no one actor is more important than another. Students not given lead roles will participate fully in all of our ensemble production numbers.
DOES EVERYONE GET A SPEAKING ROLE AND/OR SOLO IN THE SHOW?
As we are producing a full-scale musical production, all students may not have the opportunity to have individual speaking roles, and/or a solo; however, we highlight each and every performer in our productions. All students will be expected to be engaged in the entire rehearsal process, and will be performing in all of the musical ensemble numbers.
* Auditions take place during the first 2 days of camp *
CAN MY CHILD MISS A WEEK OF THE 3 WEEK PROGRAM?
Tuition cannot be prorated for students unable to attend 3 weeks. In addition, students are required to attend the entire 3rd week, as it is TECH week and attendance is mandatory. If a child cannot attend all 3 weeks, he/she may not be considered for a leading role.
CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON TECHNICAL ELEMENTS OF THEATRE?
Yes. Our program will include a tech strand where students will work on costuming, scenery, stage crew, lights and sound. We will need to limit the number of participants on this track. This will be based on the number of actors in the production.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS
You must complete the required HEALTH FORM, prior to any of our programs.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?
Youth Acting Camp full payments $275 are due at time of registration. Refunds will be given, less a $50 processing fee, with withdrawal from the program prior to May 15th.
Youth Musical Theatre Camp 3-week Musical Theatre program $975 total. A $550 deposit per student is due upon registration. The remainder of the balance is due on or before May 15th. Refunds will be given, less a $50 processing fee, with withdrawal from the program prior to May 15th. If we do not receive full payment by May 15th, you will lose your deposit and your child’s spot will be given to the next person on our waiting list. Counselor in Training (CIT) programs are due in full at time of registration.
Refunds will be given, less a $50 processing fee, with withdrawal from any program before May 15th.
WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN’T WANT TO OR CAN’T COMPLETE THE PROGRAM?
This is a non-refundable program and students will not be permitted to attend the first day of camp without payment in full. We can’t refund any portion of the program cost once the program has started.
Please note: A musical theatre production is a team effort, students will sign a behavior agreement on the first day of the session. We reserve the right to remove anyone from the program for misconduct and any tuition or tickets purchased will not be refunded.
For further information and questions, please contact:
Summer Performing Arts Coordinator