Camps

All camps revolve around the same premise of a town that runs on hope and happiness. Mysteriously, the hope and happiness has disappeared and it is up to the kids of the town to figure out how to restore those emotions. 

On their journeys, the kids come to realize that the source of the problem are feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and loneliness. Only through working together and embracing their gifts are they able to restore hope in the town. See how each age group interacts with the story by reading the descriptions below. 

What to expect from a B-side camp: 

  • 3 hours of daily activities Monday – Friday
  • Live small group instruction from our amazing, qualified coaches
  • Camp kit that includes materials, instructions, and additional activities for your kids to do outside of camp
  • High-quality recording of the final performance 
  • New friendships and connections for your kids in addition to theatre skills training
  • Focus on your child’s emotional well-being
  • Plenty of physical activity, imagination, and creativity
  • Tangible coping mechanisms for times of uncertainty

Emotion Explorers

Ages 4-6
Theatre, particularly theatre for children, fires the imagination, it gives our children the skills and the creativity necessary to face the world, to understand it and perhaps to change it too.
- Lyn Gardner

Participants do more than simply recreating a story; they co-create with our qualified counselors by rotating through sessions throughout the day consisting of puppet making, music, movement, and character discovery. 

This camp focuses on helping participants put a name to their feelings and allows space for them to vocalize their struggles in their own words. Parents are invited to join via live stream on the last day of camp to see their work and a final edited version will be produced as well. 

Imagination Investigators

Ages 7-9
Theatre is like a gym for empathy. It's where we go to build up the muscles of compassion, to practice listening and understanding and engaging with people that are not just like ourselves.
- Bill English

Not only will your child enjoy reenacting the play, they will also complete the camp feeling empowered as their own talents and creative solutions are inserted into the plot of the play. Prioritizing imagination to give participants agency in solving problems, participants focus on emotional expression and character development to discover creative solutions to problems presented in the script. 

With our counselors, students rotate through sessions consisting of costume/prop making, acting, character development, movement, music, and film performance. Parents are invited to join via live stream on the last day of camp to see the completed performance and a final edited version will be provided to families as well. 

Story
Sleuths

Ages 10-13
Theatre, when it meets education, often articulates deeply felt social aspirations as well as giving shape and form to the difficulties faced by young people in the here-and-now.
-Helen Nicholson

By engaging in playwriting, participants develop original characters and obstacles for the main characters to face allowing them to individualize their experiences through this fictional world. In addition to writing, participants will also rotate through other sessions such as costume/prop making, music, film performance, movement, and acting.

Participants are empowered through storytelling as their experiences mirror the characters. Parents are invited to join via live stream on the last day of camp to see the completed performance and a final edited version will be provided to families as well. 

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