Theater Arts Camp

Open to campers entering grades K-6 and Counselors in Training entering grades 7-12

Aurora’s Theater Arts Camp is proud to present this year’s musical The Hills Are Alive! under the fabulous direction once again of Aurora’s music teacher, Eve Decker.

REGISTER NOW!

Younger Cast has only a few spots left, and the Older Cast is already full!

4-Week Session: July 5 – July 28, 2016
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The big performance is on Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm
$1,545 (Save $60 before February 15!)

Extended Care Available
Before Care from 8:00 am – 9:00 am is included in cost
After Care until 3:30 pm is included in cost
After Care until 6:00 pm is $20 per day (pre-registration required)

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Theater Arts Camp: The Hills Are Alive!

Eve Decker is re-imagining and re-writing The Sound of Music so that the story can accommodate many children at differing developmental levels. The general story, many of the characters, and all of the music will be familiar to fans of the original.
In The Hills Are Alive, human children Maria, Malia, Mark, and Molly live with the forest fairies in the deepest part of the forest. Their curiosity and love of music has been creating some chaos for the forest fairies, so they are sent to help take care of the many children belonging to some captains who lives in town. While there, Maria, Malia, Mark and Molly learn of some greedy developers who plan to cut the forest down in order to build a shopping mall. Can Maria, Malia, Mark, and Molly, along with help from the children and the forest fairies, save the forest?

Camp Details – Building Community Together

Directors: Eve Decker, Andy Fullington, Cydney Nero, Katie Higuera

Theater and music are inseparable at Aurora School and in our popular summer camp. As is the tradition at Aurora’s Theater Arts Camp, we adapt our performance to be age appropriate and accommodate every camper. Some of our secret weapons to make this happen are to simplify some of the characters’ lines, as well as having multiple actors playing the same character. These actor changes make the performance and camp so much fun! No one is left out, it is a priority that all of our campers have the opportunity to be in the performance.

Theater Arts Camp

It’s not all about acting though . . . our diverse team of Directors brings so many talents that campers have the chance to participate in many parts of the production. In addition to acting, all campers have the opportunity to work on building musical instruments, set design, costume design, choreography and singing. There are even some special projects in works. Every camper has a role in the play. If a camper is not comfortable performing in front of people, we offer behind-the-scenes parts, such as set changers, curtain managers or sound effects specialists.


Younger Campers – Entering 2nd Grade and Younger

Campers are divided into age groups with age appropriate activities. Younger campers are part of the chorus and are assigned smaller roles if interested. They also help with set and costume design, at an age appropriate level. Children are introduced to a variety of theater activities, including playing instruments, singing, dancing and movement, all in the context of the acting experience. All campers have the opportunity to be in the performance.


Older Campers – Entering 3rd Grade and Older

Campers are divided into age groups with age appropriate activities. Older campers help design costumes, build sets, assist in directing younger campers, and audition for the main roles if they are interested. Campers are introduced to a variety of theater activities, including playing instruments, singing, dancing and movement, all in the context of the acting experience. All campers have the opportunity to be in the performance.


Counselors in Training (CITs) – Entering 7th Grade and Older

Keira and La.a

Our Counselors in Training (CIT) program is very popular for those campers who have outgrown the traditional camper age, but who still love our Theater Camp and want to contribute. CITs work with the CIT Director to support the production, campers, and adult staff in many ways, all the while learning the skills and techniques needed to become a full-fledged counselor. CITs work in the woodshop, help with costumes and set design, and help with songs, music, and acting. During the performance CITs either work backstage or help with the younger camper groups. Due to the growth and popularity of this program over the years, all CITs are required to attend the full 4 week session. We have three different tiers for CITs, based on their age and experience.

Counselors in Training 1: just graduated campers going into 7th or 8th grade
Cost: $500 for a 4 week session REGISTER NOW!
Maximum of 4 spots available

Counselors in Training 2: seasoned CITs entering 9th – 11th grade
Cost: $400 for a 4 week session REGISTER NOW!
Maximum of 4 spots available

Junior Counselors: perfectly seasoned and fully cooked CITs entering 11th or 12th grade
Application required. Contact Camp Director, Josh Johnson if interested.
Cost: Volunteer Position
Maximum of 4 spots available


Questions?

Please email questions to Aurora Summer Camps Director, Josh Johnson or you can reach him by phone at (510) 428-2606 ext 208.