theatre & arts

This unique summer experience provides an excellent performing and visual arts experience that promotes growth for all abilities. Our goal is to help young artists gain selfconfidence, explore new concepts, and stretch themselves while having fun, making new friends, and exploring Jewish culture and values.

(ENTERING Grades 6–12 in Fall 2017)

MUSIC BY James Merillat
LYRICS BY Jesse David Johnson
BOOK BY Jesse David Johnson and James Merillat
DIRECTED BY Anthony Neuman

June 12 – July 21; 9am–4pm

July 19 & 20 at 7 PM and
July 21 at 10 AM

Camp fees: (G) $1,700, (M) $1,400

Arthur Bloom discovers that Wonderland High is not your ordinary high school. As he makes new friends, Arthur learns to stand up for himself, and helps others learn the importance of self-reliance and commitment to ones’ principles and passions. Filled with an assortment of characters based on Lewis Carroll’s creations, like Principal Cheshire, Alice (of course!), and many more, Wonderland High is an energetic, full-length musical to delight all ages.

This intensive six-week program teaches the fundamentals of theater, music, and dance – all while creating a fully-staged production of the musical, Wonderland High! All participants will perform in the show and will work with professional theater artists who will coach them in the improvement of their acting, singing, and dance skills. Participants engage in daily theater and improv games, participate in workshops such as costume, make-up and set design, swim in the JCC’s outdoor pool, and make meaningful friendships through the theater ensemble they’ll build! Register early, space is limited!

Click here to register for WONDERLAND HIGH

(GRADES K – 6 in Fall 2017)

June 12–16; 9am–4pm

Discover the world of photography and explore new techniques, skills and ways to use photography in a multi-media experience. Campers will be introduced to different types of photography each day, while capturing their own unique style. A local guest photographer will pop in for a photo shoot and offer some tips of the trade. *Campers should bring their own digital camera to camp.

Camp fees: (G) $350, (M) $320

Click here to register for ARTRAGEOUS ART

(ENTERING Grades K-2 OR 3–5 in Fall 2017)

August 14–18; 9am–4pm

Performance Presentation:
Friday, August 18 at 3pm

Summer is all about having fun, making new friends, and doing what you love! Join us for this one-week theatre camp where you’ll use theatre games, improv games and acting exercises to create fun characters and bring stories to life on stage. This camp is perfect for both beginning and experienced performers, so come join the fun!

Camp fees: (G) $350, (M) $320

Click here to register for IT'S SHOWTIME!

(ENTERING GRADES 7 – 12 in Fall 2017)

August 21–25; 9am–4pm

Performance Presentation:
Thursday, August 24 at 7pm

This teen camp focuses on ensemble-driven devised work, culminating in the creation of a new performance. We welcome young artists interested in developing their performance skills, learning new techniques, and collaborating with others. Using improv, writing, and various acting techniques, participants use their bodies, minds, and voices to create “something from nothing.”

Camp fees: (G) $350, (M) $320

Click here to register for SOMETHING FROM NOTHING

MN ROCK (ENTERING GRADES K – 6 in Fall 2017)

August 21-25; 9am–4pm

Explore our awesome state as we paint, sculpt, and collage iconic images of people, places and events that reflect Minnesota. Listen to music from local musicians and meet a local visual artist when they come to lead us in a mural collaboration of the Minneapolis Skyline. Show off your state pride in this ARTrageous camp and paint your own MN inspired t-shirt!

Camp fees: (G) $350, (M) $320

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