Children in Pre-K through 12th grade have a reason to celebrate this spring and summer break: the return of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's popular Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts camp programs!
With a flexible schedule that includes optional pre-care and after-care, budding young performers will participate in a broad range of theatre-related activities, including acting, dancing, singing, prop-making, improvisation, storytelling and more. Each summer camp concludes with a themed showcase performance, with the summer's two largest shows - the Senior Conservatory's Little Shop of Horrors and the Junior Conservatory's Aladdin, Jr. - taking place this summer only in Jupiter Community High School's 800-seat auditorium.
"Our vacation camps have something for everyone, from dance, magic and musical theatre to comedy," said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. "Our goal is to make sure that all of our students have fun, build confidence, express their creativity and have the opportunity to experience being part of a performance."
A great way to introduce young children to theatre, the Conservatory's vacation camp offerings include a secret agent-themed spring break camp (March 25 - 29) and the beloved Junior and Senior Conservatory summer camps (grades 3-5 and 6-12). The Senior Conservatory will take place June 10 - 28 (with full performances of Little Shop of Horrors on June 28 and 29), while the Junior Conservatory will take place July 8 - 26 (with a full performance of Aladdin, Jr. on July 26).
"We are so thrilled that our Junior and Senior Conservatory campers will have the opportunity to perform onstage this year in the large, beautiful auditorium at Jupiter Community High School, while some exciting renovations occur at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre," Rowe said. "Our Conservatory students will also be presenting the musical Oklahoma! there this May, with performances scheduled for May 18 and 19."
Other camp options include a four-day Monster Mash Camp for grades K-5 and a four-day Discover Disney Camp for Pre-K students age 4 and 5 (both July 1 - 5); a one-week Dr. Seuss Camp for grades K-5 (July 29 - Aug. 6); a one-week Super Sea Creatures Camp for grades K-5 (August 5-9); and a two-week Dance Intensive Camp for grades 6-12 (July 29 - Aug. 9). All registrations will be handled through the Conservatory, not the high school.
Here's a look at upcoming vacation camp offerings at the Conservatory:
March 25 - 29 - Super Secret Agent Spring Break Spy Camp, grades K-5
This spring break, enter the super secret world of secret agent spies at the Conservatory! Students will explore acting, voice and movement with a "secret agent" theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
June 10 - 28 - Senior Conservatory, grades 6-12
Students in grades 6 - 12 will rehearse and perform Little Shop of Horrors on June 28 and 29. Camp includes three full weeks of instruction, rehearsals and costumes for both performances; all students will be a part of the production, with auditions held for placement only. $750; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
July 1 - 5 - Four Day Monster Mash Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K - 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a "Monster Mash" theme, culminating in a showcase on July 5. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K - 2 and 3 - 5. $160; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available. Camp will not be in session on July 4.
July 1 - 5 - Four Day Discover Disney Camp, Pre-K students ages 4 and 5
Pre-K students age 4 and 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a "Discover Disney" theme, culminating in a showcase on July 5. $120; 9 a.m. to 12 p.M. Camp will not be in session on July 4.
July 8 - 26 - Junior Conservatory, grades 3-5
Students in grades 3 - 5 will rehearse and perform Aladdin, Jr. on July 26. Camp includes three full weeks of instruction, rehearsals and costumes for performance; all students will be a part of the production, with auditions held for placement only. $750; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
July 29 - August 2 - One Week Dr. Seuss Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K - 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a "Dr. Seuss" theme, culminating with a showcase on August 2. Classrooms will be broken into groups of K - 2 and 3 - 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.