Zeeland East High School August 14-18, 2018
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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Zeeland East 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!
DAY 5 (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 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 ›› 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 performings 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: Zeeland East High School Auditorium
Dates: August 14-18
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. 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: The scholarship application is now closed. We have distributed all funds available and are no longer accepting applications. The scholarship application for next year's camp opens at the same time event registration opens in December/January.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.