Northwood High School: 2 weeks, 2 different camps!

Week 1 -- July 16-20: Take the Stage

Week 2 -- July 30- August 3: Best of Stage and Screen

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



The Young Americans Performing Arts Summer Camp takes place over five days - four days of fast-paced rehearsal leading into an unrivaled, fully-staged performance. Our unique teaching style provides an encouraging environment for students to push past insecurities to achieve the seemingly impossible goal of producing a performance in under a week. With 40 diverse, international cast members, our team is able to reach every student to reveal their best qualities as performers and as people. DO NOT miss out on this opportunity!



Northwood High School • Auditorium

Week 1 -- July 16-20 Take the Stage 

Week 2 -- July 30- August 3: Best of Stage and Screen 

DAY 1-4:

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 or purchase meal plan
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!


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

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 (YA cast performs alongside campers)
5:00 PM ›› Show ends

****A SECOND SHOW WILL BE ADDED IF THERE IS A SURPLUS OF STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE CAMP. Our team will notify registrants via email if a show is added.****




Location: Northwood High School Auditorium

Week 1 -- July 16-20: Take the Stage 

Week 2 -- July 30- August 3: Best of Stage and Screen 

About the camps:

Both 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, 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 for Week 2, 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 

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 Stage and Screen - Week 2 

Again, on top of all of the wonderful classes and workshops listed above, campers will learn songs and dances from many of our favorite classics to the best numbers in the movies and on Broadway now. During this camp, we have our master teacher teach a number in the campers show. The Best of Stage and Screen week is great for students who love Broadway and film or are looking to try it for the first time in an environment only The Young Americans can provide.

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: $239 - Take the Stage. $249 - Best of Stage and Screen. 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. Registration fee includes t-shirt for the show.

Show Tickets: Adults - $12, Students - $10. Tickets will be sold at the beginning and end of each camp day, and 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.

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. 

Performance Attire: Students will be required to wear their camp t-shirt (provided by The Young Americans) and dark, blue jeans for the performance if participating in week 1. If participating in week 2, please plan to wear black pants or leggings for the performance. Tennis shoes are highly recommended.

Meals: Participants should bring a packed lunch for every meal break. 


For more information, email

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

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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