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

Week 1 -- June 25-29: Take the Stage

Week 2 -- July 1-6: Best of Stage and Screen

Week 3 -- July 23-27: Take the Stage

Week 4 -- 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!

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Harbor Springs High School • Auditorium

Week 1 -- June 25-29 Take the Stage 

Week 2 -- July 1-6: Best of Stage and Screen (no camp on July 4th)

Week 3 -- July 23-27: Take the Stage

Week 4 -- July 30-August 3: Best of Stage and Screen

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 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!

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 or purchase meal plan
1:15 PM ›› Camp Continues 
5:00-6:30 PM ›› Dinner Break • Pizza party provided

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

5:00-6:15 PM ›› Dinner Break • Bring packed dinner or  purchase meal plan

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 (YA cast performs alongside campers)
8:30 PM ›› Show ends

*Campers are expected to perform in all shows. All 3 shows feature the same material. We offer multiple shows to accommodate. The Friday evening show may be removed depending upon ticket sales and camper registration, 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 Stage and Screen (no camp on July 4th)

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

Week 4 -- July 31-August 4: Best of Stage and Screen

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 Stage and Screen - 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 classics to the best numbers in the movies and on Broadway now. 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 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: $224 - Take the Stage. $234 - 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 pizza party for campers on Friday and performance t-shirt.

Show Tickets: Adults - $12, Students - $10, Preferred Seating- $25. Tickets will be sold throughout each day of camp, 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 weeks 1 and 3. If participating in weeks 2 and 4, please plan to wear black pants or leggings for the performance. Tennis shoes are highly recommended.


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 summercamps@youngamericans.org


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 a hot lunch for the first 4 days of camp as well as a boxed meal in between performances on Saturday (5 meals in total). This isn't a typical boxed lunch. Each day features a delicious, kid-friendly offering. Last year's meals included a burger bar, popcorn chicken bowls, taco bar, and homemade macaroni and cheese. Campers should plan to come having eaten lunch on Saturday. A pizza party will be provided to all campers and will take place before the performance on Friday. If your camper has special dietary needs, please send them with a packed dinner to eat between performances.

Transportation: See schedule below. We are offering buses for Boyne City, and Petoskey for all 4 weeks and Charlevoix for Weeks 1,2, and 4. Cheboygan, Pellston, Alanson, Gaylord, Vanderbilt, and Wolverine are offered 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, Cheboygan, Gaylord - $30. Pellston, Alanson, Petoskey, Vanderbilt, Wolverine - $25.


 

 

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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 summercamps@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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