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Harbor Springs High School: 4 weeks, 2 different camps!

Week 1 -- June 26-30: Take the Stage

Week 2 -- July 2-7: Best of Broadway

Week 3 -- July 24-28: Take the Stage

Week 4 -- July 31-August 4: Best of Broadway

Available to all students throughout the surrounding area, grades 3rd-College.

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on the most exciting and educational performing arts summer camp in the country! 

What can you look forward to? Each Young Americans Summer Camp brings an incredible combination of energy, teamwork, and confidence, using music as the tool. The college-aged cast of specially-trained performers/ teachers provides a safe and exciting atmosphere for campers to learn, create, and grow! This comprehensive performing arts camp includes everything from vocal and dance to full stage performance.
After five days of intensive performance instruction, it’s show time! This show is jam-packed with choral, musical theatre, rock n’ roll, and more! The Young Americans cast of 40 performs the first act as a "Thank You" to the community and campers. In the second act, campers take the stage to perform the 1-hour show they have learned over the past 5 days. The Young Americans cast performs alongside campers in the second act in case any camper forgets a dance step, song lyric, or just needs an extra boost of confidence and energy! For workshop and camp videos, go to YAlive.com.

     

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Harbor Springs High School • Auditorium

Week 1 -- June 26-30: Take the Stage 

Week 2 -- July 2-7: Best of Broadway (no camp on July 4th)

Week 3 -- July 24-28: Take the Stage

Week 4 -- July 31-August 4: Best of Broadway

DAY 1-3:

9:00 AM ›› Students Arrive • Check-In
9:30 AM ›› Camp Begins • We’ll begin by meeting The Young Americans with a performance. Family and friends are invited!
12:30 - 1:15 PM ›› Lunch Break • Bring a packed lunch
1:15 PM ›› Camp Continues 
5:00 PM ›› Camp Ends • Family and friends are invited to join us the last ten minutes for a sneak peek of what the students learned today!

DAY 4

9:00 AM ›› Students Arrive • Check-In
9:30 AM ›› Camp Begins • We’ll begin by meeting The Young Americans with a performance. Family and friends are invited!
12:30 - 1:15 PM ›› Lunch Break • Bring a packed lunch
1:15 PM ›› Camp Continues 
5:00-6:30 PM ›› Dinner Break • Bring a packed dinner or have a parent bring dinner to school.

7:00 PM ›› FRIDAY EVENING SHOW
6:30 PM ›› Doors open
7:00 PM ›› Act 1 Begins • Featuring The Young Americans Cast
7:50 PM ›› Intermission
8:05 PM ›› Act 2 Begins • Featuring the Campers (TYA cast performings alongside campers)
9:00 PM ›› Show ends

DAY 5

12:30 PM ›› Students Arrive • Check-In
1:00 PM ›› Show Rehearsal
2:00-2:45 PM ›› Pre-show Break • Bring a snack if needed

3:00 PM ›› SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOW
2:30 PM ›› Doors open
3:00 PM ›› Act 1 Begins • Featuring The Young Americans Cast
3:50 PM ›› Intermission
4:05 PM ›› Act 2 Begins • Featuring the Campers (TYA cast performings alongside campers)
5:00 PM ›› Show ends

5:00-6:15 PM ›› Dinner Break • Bring packed dinner or have a parent bring dinner to school

6:30 PM ›› SATURDAY EVENING SHOW
6:00 PM ›› Doors open
6:30 PM ›› Act 1 Begins • Featuring The Young Americans Cast
7:20 PM ›› Intermission
7:35 PM ›› Act 2 Begins • Featuring the Campers (TYA cast performings alongside campers)
8:30 PM ›› Show ends

*Campers are expected to perform in all shows. All shows feature the same material. We offer multiple shows to accommodate  The Friday evening show may be removed and camp will end at 5 pm that day if total registration is below a certain threshold. If this does happen, you will be notified no later than one week before camp if we need to make this change.

   

   

EVENT DETAILS

Location: Harbor Springs High School Auditorium
Dates: 

Week 1 -- June 26-30: Take the Stage 

Week 2 -- July 2-7: Best of Broadway (no camp on July 4th)

Week 3 -- July 24-28: Take the Stage

Week 4 -- July 31-August 4: Best of Broadway


Age Range: Open to students in grades 3-College throughout the surrounding area - students will be separated into elementary, middle, or high school groups to learn age-appropriate material

Cost: $219 - Take the Stage. $229 - Best of Broadway. You can pay the full amount or sign-up for a payment plan during the registration process. Save $15 per camper when you sign up more than 1 camper on the same registration. You will also receive $15 per camp when you register for more than one week.

Camp Attire: Tennis shoes and clothing to be active in. Some portions of the day may be outside, so please bring or wear sunscreen if needed.

Scholarship Information: You will have the chance to give the gift of music and can donate a scholarship for 1 or more students during this process. Anyone in need of a scholarship should apply during the review step of your online registration. Limited Scholarships are available for registration fees only. Applicants will be notified at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. We will no longer be receiving applications two weeks prior to the camp.

For more information, email summercamp@youngamericans.org

About the camps:

All 4 weeks feature the high-energy, variety-style camp our participants have come to love. The five days are filled with classes and workshops in vocal performance, professional dancing, audition skills, improv acting, and songwriting. On top of all of that, the campers learn an hour variety show that they perform at the end of the week. Each week features equal instruction time from our 35+ cast members who have teaching experience in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, China, and Japan. On Friday morning, we bring in a YA alumni to teach a master class for all the campers. Our alumni master teachers in the past have included Broadway stars, backup singers and dancers for major pop artists, and writers and directors for television and film, just to name a few. The only real difference between the camps is the focus of the variety show material that the campers are learning (see below).

Take the Stage - Week 1 and 3

On top of all of the wonderful classes and workshops listed above, campers will learn a variety show with songs and dances featuring current pop music, revamped oldies, movie soundtracks, and even Broadway musicals. There is definitely something for everyone to love during our Take the Stage week.

Best of Broadway - Week 2 and 4

Again, on top of all of the wonderful classes and workshops listed above, campers will learn songs and dances from many of our favorite Broadway classics to the most popular musicals on Broadway today. During this camp, we have our master teacher stay for an extra day (2 days total) to teach a number in the campers show. The best part, the master teacher has performed in that musical on Broadway! The Best of Broadway week is great for students who love Broadway or are looking to try it for the first time in an environment only The Young Americans can provide.

Is your student in a conflicting activity? We realize some students may be participating in a conflicting activity. Please let a cast member know about your situation so that they can teach your student what they’ve missed during any portion of the event.

Meals: Participants should bring a packed lunch for every meal break. A meal option is available for purchase during registration for $33. The meal package covers lunch for the first 4 days of camp as well as dinner on the 4th day of camp before the Friday evening show (5 meals in total). Campers should plan to come having eaten lunch on Saturday. Harbor Springs Public Schools will provide a pizza party for all campers between the Saturday shows - please plan to bring a meal if that doesn't work for your camper.

Busing: See schedule below. Offering buses for Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Petoskey for all 4 weeks. Offering a bus for Cheboygan, Pellston, and Alanson for Week 3 only. If ridership is not high enough for a bus for any given week, we may cancel that bus - we will provide notice 10 days before the start of that camp (if a bus is canceled, you will receive a full refund for the bus fee and the camp fee if you need to cancel your registration altogether, you may also transfer to a different bus option if that works for you). Pricing: Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Cheboygan - $30. Pellston, Alanson, and Petoskey - $25.

Show Tickets: Adults - $12, Students - $10. Tickets will be sold during drop-off and pick-up each day & 30 minutes prior to the show start time. We want to stress the importance of purchasing tickets before the show day to ensure you have a seat. As a reminder, your student(s) that are in the workshop do not need a ticket.

Show Attire: Please wear provided camp T-shirt with blue jeans or shorts. Dark leggings for girls is also okay. Tennis shoes are recommended.

 

BUS SCHEDULE 

BUS #1

Pick-up/Drop-off: former Charlevoix Middle School

Former Charlevoix Middle School

108 E Garfield Ave.

Charlevoix, MI 49720

DAY 1-3

8:20am ›› Bus departs with kids from former Charlevoix Middle School

5:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

5:55pm ›› Bus drops off kids at former Charlevoix Middle School

FRIDAY (DAY 4) - 7pm show

8:20am ›› Bus departs with kids from former Charlevoix Middle School

9:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

9:55pm ›› Bus drops off kids at former Charlevoix Middle School

SATURDAY (DAY 5) - 3:30 and 7:00pm shows

11:45am ›› Bus departs with kids from former Charlevoix Middle School

*No evening pick-up this day

 

BUS #2

Pick-up/Drop-off: Boyne City High School and Petoskey Walmart parking lot

Boyne City High School

1035 Boyne Ave, Boyne City, MI 49712

Petoskey Walmart Parking Lot

1850 Anderson Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770

DAY 1-3

8:20am ›› Bus departs with kids from Boyne City High School

8:40am ›› Bus departs with kids from Petoskey Walmart parking lot

5:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

5:35pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Petoskey Walmart parking lot

6:00pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Boyne City High School

FRIDAY (DAY 4) - 7pm show

8:20am ›› Bus departs with kids from Boyne City High School

8:40am ›› Bus departs with kids from Petoskey Walmart parking lot

9:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

9:35pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Petoskey Walmart parking lot

10:00pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Boyne City High School

SATURDAY (DAY 5) - 3:30 and 7:00pm shows

11:45am ›› Bus departs with kids from Boyne City High School

12:05pm ›› Bus departs with kids from Petoskey Walmart parking lot

*No evening pick-up this day

 

BUS #3 (Week 3 only)

Pick-up/Drop-off: Cheboygan High School, Pellston High School, and Alanson Public Schools 

Cheboygan High School

801 W Lincoln Ave, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Pellston High School

172 Park St, Pellston, MI 49769 

Alanson Public Schools

7400 North St, Alanson, MI 49706

DAY 1-3 

8:00am ›› Bus departs with kids from Cheboygan High School

8:30am ›› Bus departs with kids from Pellston High School

8:45am ›› Bus departs with kids from Alanson Public Schools

5:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

5:30pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Alanson Public Schools

5:45pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Pellston High School

6:10pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Cheboygan High School

FRIDAY (DAY 4) - 7pm show

8:00am ›› Bus departs with kids from Cheboygan High School

8:30am ›› Bus departs with kids from Pellston High School

8:45am ›› Bus departs with kids from Alanson Public Schools

9:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

9:35pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Alanson Public Schools

9:55pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Pellston High School

10:15pm ›› Bus drops off kids at Cheboygan High School

SATURDAY (DAY 5) - 3:30 and 7:00pm shows

11:30am ›› Bus departs with kids from Cheboygan High School

12:00pm ›› Bus departs with kids from Pellston High School

12:15pm ›› Bus departs with kids from Alanson Public Schools

*No evening pick-up this day 

 


WE NEED HOST FAMILY VOLUNTEERS TO HOUSE OUR CAST MEMBERS: We need your help to house our cast of 40. Be one of 3,000 families across the world opening their doors to this amazing experience! As a non-profit organization, we rely on families, like yours, to help house our casts on our various music outreach programs. Please consider opening your home. Host families have helped house over 3,000 Young Americans in 25 countries. It’s really one of the most rewarding aspects for the workshop participants and their families. You can volunteer during the registration process or contact us directly at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Host Family Discount for Camp Fee: Families that host our cast members will receive $50 off per camper (in the immediate family). For example, if you have two kids attending camp, you would save $100. The discount will be applied as a refund once camp has begun. Unfortunately, we can not apply the discount before then.

 

 


 

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