Paw Paw High School July 16-20, 2019
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!
TUESDAY, JULY 16 - SATURDAY, JULY 20
Paw Paw High School • Auditorium
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!
Saturday (Show Day)
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 ›› FIRST 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 performs 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 ›› SECOND 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 performs alongside campers)
8:30 PM ›› Show ends
*Campers are expected to perform in both shows. Both shows feature the same material. The second show may be removed if total registration is below 125 campers. This does not happen often, but you will be notified no later than one week before camp if we need to make this change.
Location: Paw Paw High School • Auditorium
Dates: July 16-20
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: $179. 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.
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: Limited partial scholarships are available to students who have financial need. Please apply during the online registration process. Scholarship awards will be given out 2-3 weeks prior to the camp.
Is your student in a conflicting activity? We realize some students may be participating in a conflicting activity. Please let our on-site check in team know if your student cannot attend portions of the Summer Camp. We do not offer a pro-rated registration fee if students need to miss part of the camp. Our cast members will ensure that all show material is taught to any students who must miss a portion of rehearsal.
Meals: Participants should bring a packed lunch for every meal break.
Show Tickets: Adults - $12, Students - $10. Tickets sales will begin during pick-up on day 1 of camp. Tickets will then 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. Tennis shoes are recommended.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.