Performing Arts Camp
Elementary and middle school students can pursue their passion for the arts during two specialty summer camps focusing on dramatic techniques, singing, and the production of a musical show.
- Session One: June 27 to July 9. This will be open to day and resident campers ages 8-10. Campers will rehearse and perform a version of the classic Jungle Book.
- Session Two: July 11 to July 23. This will be open to students ages 11-15. For this session, campers will perform Alice in Wonderland.
We have great facilities at OVS, including a spacious auditorium, sound and lights, costumes, props and scenery, which will all be utilized in creating the production at the end of each two-week session. Due to COVID-19 protocols, space in these camp sessions will be limited. We may not be able to admit live audiences for these show, but we will be able to live stream the performances from our Greenberg Activities Center at the Lower Campus.
For each session, the campers enrolled will comprise their own cohort and begin the day’s activities together. Masks are no obstacle to performing arts, as we are proving right now, and all health protocols will be observed. The Greenberg Center is a large building with 6 pairs of double doors which can remain open during the day, so social distancing is easily achieved.
The productions are only one part of the camp experience with the main emphasis being on developing skills.
Performing Arts Campers will meet each morning, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for their morning program. This will include warm-up games and then transition to a focus on techniques, including movement, characterization, music and singing, and skills pertinent to staging a production, like learning lines, preparing for auditions and engaging the audience. Campers will have time each morning devoted to preparation for individual performances as well as
improvisation and games as teams and individually.
Campers will enjoy lunch together and then participate in afternoon sessions that will center on to the actual production for the end-of-session show. This will involve song and dance as well as acting. But there will also be time set aside for campers to spend time outside and engage in activities such as swimming.
At the end of the day, there will be a group discussion of all that has been worked on during the day, and all that needs to be done regarding the show.