WARSAW — Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts announced this year’s Summer Youth Camp lineup.
The camps run from five to 11 days. All camps take place at The Wagon Wheel Theater, 2515 East. Center St., Warsaw. For more information on each camp, call (574) 267-8041. To sign up, email [email protected].
Camp programs are organized by grade level. For all camps, memorization of lines will be expected as the students perform before their friends and family on the last day of camp. Students are expected to bring snacks for breaks each day. Classes will not be held on Thursdays for some programs.
Summer Tykes is for children in first and second grade. The camp runs 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 – Saturday, August 8. Class will not be held on Thursday. The cost of the camp is $150. If enrolled by July 1, students receive one complementary ticket to “The Wizard of Oz.” Enrollment is limited to 30 individuals.
This five-day camp is built around story-theater, fun crafts, and a final performance that will take place on the Wagon Wheel stage for family and friends. Don’t be surprised if you end up spending time with several of the stars of the Wagon Wheel professional company throughout the week!
Summer Play, for students in grades three and four, will run 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 – Saturday, Aug. 8. Class will not be held on Thursday. Sign up cost for the camp is $150. Those enrolled by July 1 will receive one complementary ticket to “The Wizard of Oz. Enrollment is limited to 30 students.
This five-day camp will take students through acting and movement exercises that will build confidence and further the students’ knowledge of acting technique. A final performance will take place on the Wagon Wheel stage for family and friends.
For students in grades five through seven, Theater Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 6 – Saturday, July 11. No class on Thursday. The cost is $175, which includes one free ticket to “BIG: The musical.”
The student actors will be challenged throughout the week to deepen their understanding of the craft of acting and strengthen important life-skills.
Finally, the Musical Theater Workshop will be open to students in grades seven through 12. The 11-day camp will run from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 – Saturday, July 25. The cost is $250. This includes admission to the performance of “Guys and Dolls” at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23.
Campers will experience the thrill of a Wagon Wheel summer as they mount a full-length Broadway musical in eleven days. Working alongside industry professionals, students enrolled in this workshop will get training in acting, singing, and dancing while working towards a final production on the Wagon Wheel stage for friends and family.
Auditions for specific roles will be held on the first day of camp. A performance will be held at 1 pm. Saturday, July 25.
Scholarships are available for all programs. Wagon Wheel Theatre believes that every child should have an opportunity to experience live theatre first-hand regardless of ability to pay. To request consideration for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form (attached) and bring it to the box office. You may also submit it directly to Executive Director, Jay Michaels, [email protected].