Performing Arts Camps

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  • Story Theater

    Ages 6 – 9
    July 24 – July 28
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm               
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350
     
    Do you enjoy books? Do you enjoy acting? In story theater, you will get to do both! Campers will experience literature by reading scripts and working together to bring the story to life through acting with costumes and props. Campers will also have the opportunity to write their own script, which they can perform in front of families and friends at the end of the week.
  • The One-Act One-Week Challenge

    Ages 9 – 14
    August 7 – August 11
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm               
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    Are you up for the challenge? During the One-Act One Week Challenge, campers work together to create their own one-act play from scratch. It is up to them to write the script; develop the characters; block the scenes; create props, costumes, and scenery; and rehearse and perform the show! During down times, students will engage in theater games to build confidence and performing skills as well as elicit uproarious laughter. Parents and special guests are invited to join us for our performance on Friday afternoon!

    Day One:  Proposals and script writing
    Day Two:  Edit & finalize script, characterizations, blocking
    Day Three:  Rehearsing; prop & costume creation
    Day Four:  Rehearsing; scenery creation
    Day Five:  Final rehearsals and the performance
  • Puppet Theater

    Ages 5 – 9
    July 31 – August 4
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    Campers will have a blast creating a variety of puppets. From traditional fairy tale characters to brand new self-created characters, campers will make amazing pieces of art that can also be used to tell stories. Many different materials will be used to create characters of all shapes and sizes. Campers will also learn the art of storytelling using puppets. Each day campers will put on mini shows, re-telling famous children’s stories as well as performing tales written by campers. This camp is perfect for the child that loves art and storytelling. It is also a wonderful opportunity for campers that may be shy on stage to develop confidence and a voice for performing.
  • The Art of Storytelling: Introduction to Creative Songwriting

    Ages 10 – 14
    Session I: June 5 – June 9
    Session II: July 24 – July 28
    Session III: July 31 – August 4
    Session IV: August 7 – August 11
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $350

    In an era in which many of us are separated by a computer screen, it is more difficult to find ways to express ourselves and our creative ideas. This camp will open a doorway that will teach just one out of a million ways to create something that screams, “YOU!”. Taught by Hawken Upper School’s very own high school graduate Angus Williams, who now attends Boston College and has had years of experience writing music, “Introduction to Creative Songwriting” is an opportunity for students to learn the structure of songs from popular artists such as Jon Bellion, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Drake, and more. This course will help students to better understand themselves and their unique strengths and personalities as well as those of the people around them. Over the course of the week, campers will work towards creating a collection of songs that represent who they are.