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Mountain Page Theater

YAK Summer Camp

At our camp we facilitate creative experiences for our YAK youth (Young Actors Krew) to connect with one another, express themselves and stretch their imaginations.

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YAK Summer Camp
YAK Summer Camp

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2024, 9:00 AM

Mountain Page Theater, 1303 Mountain Page Rd, Saluda, NC 28773, USA

About the event

Join Mountain Page Theater for YAK Summer Camp 2024!

At our camp we facilitate creative experiences for our YAK youth (Young Actors Krew) to connect with one another, express themselves and stretch their imaginations. The YAK summer camp will engage students as actors and designers in developmentally appropriate ways.

In this summer’s six week camp, youth ages 5-17 will explore, create, and collaborate all through the wonderful lens of theatre. Our summer show will be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. and the children will be responsible for everything from designing sets, sound and lighting systems, acting, choreography, teaching and more, depending on their interests and skills. Camp will end with 2 public, matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.

Camp will run for 6 weeks from June 4th - July 14th 3 Days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Children ages 5 - 17 are eligible for summer camp. Camp hours are 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis and the cost of camp is a one-time $100 registration fee which is due upon registration.

Camp Schedule Preview:

WEEK 1 (June 4, 5, 6)

Orientation, Audition Practice, Auditions, Assignments, Show Read-Through

WEEK 2 (June 11, 12, 13)

Music Rehearsals, Blocking, Set Design and AV Tutorials

WEEK 3 (June 18, 19, 20)

Choreography, Scene Work, Set Construction

WEEK 4 (June 25, 26, 27)

Run Show

WEEK 5 (July 2, 3) * No camp July 4th *

Run Show

July 6th COON DOG DAY PARADE > We will load Chitty up onto the float and be in the parade! Meet at the theater at 9:30AM if your child would like to participate!

WEEK 6 (July 8, 10, 11)

Tech Week

* Camp on the 11th will run 9 - 3. At 2:00 we will have a friends and family show.

PUBLIC SHOW DATES

July 13 2:30 - Arrive at 1:00

July 14 2:30 - Arrive at 1:00

What to Expect This Summer

Summer Holidays:

MPT is closed on July 4th for Independence Day. Camp will run only 2 days that week. We will be in the Coon Dog Day parade on July 6th. 

Summer Camp Capacity:

We have roles for 30 children in the play and will need another 5-10 as Stage Krew, AV Techs, Apprentices, etc.

Registration:

  • Cost of camp is a one-time $100 registration fee and is due upon registration. This helps pay for snacks, costumes, sets, the licensing for the show, and more.
  • Registration closes for camp when the camp is at capacity or one week prior to the camp start date.
  • Registration cancellation and refund policy: the $100 deposit is nonrefundable if you cancel after May 15th.

The Food and Beverage Situation:

  • Snack time will be held daily at 10:30. A healthy snack will be supplied. If your child is a picky eater or requires additional food you must provide that.
  • If anyone in camp has severe allergies, we may ask that you not send certain foods.  This will be discussed prior to the first day.
  • Send your child to camp with a reusable water bottle labeled with your child’s name. We have water to refill bottles when needed.
  • Lunch is NOT provided, however, every day when camp ends at 12:00 noon we will have a picnic in the pavilion. We do not have a large enough refrigerator to keep food cold, so please make sure items requiring refrigeration are packed with ice or cold-packs. Pick up is at 12:30 unless your child will not be participating in the picnic lunch.

Accessibility and Inclusion:

Mountain Page Theater welcomes students of all races, religions, genders, disabilities and abilities in our education programs. Please note on your registration form any accommodations your student may need. Before camp, MPT education staff will reach out to you directly to learn more about your student’s needs, interests and how to best support their learning. Please note that physical access to some of our camp and class spaces and the stage requires the use of a stair. Please contact us at ashleyonstage@gmail.com before registering with any questions or concerns regarding physical access of camp spaces, so we can ensure your student will have an accessible camp space.

LOCATION

Summer camps will take place indoors and outdoors. Our outdoor spaces will be used for snacks and breaks, choreography, and music practice throughout the camp day. The camp will operate at Mountain Page Theater located at 1303 Mountain Page Road, Saluda, NC.

Camper Expectations

We expect you to:

- Be respectful of yourself, your counselors and your fellow campers.

- Treat others kindly and do not exclude others.

- Use kind and appropriate language.

- Leave all electronics at home or in a bag. This includes cell phones!

- No swapping or sharing food at lunch or snack

- Be willing to try new things and give every activity your best effort.

- Complete assigned tasks and projects to the best of your abilities, and seek help if needed

- Wear appropriate clothing for movement-based activities

- HAVE FUN!

Each Day, Bring:

Lunch, drink, scripts, and/or music back to camp

Be on Time

Check-in begins at 8:45 am and we will start camp as soon as all are present or by 9 am at the latest; please note that supervision will not begin until 8:45 a.m.  At the end of camp, please pick-up students at 12 if they are not having lunch with us, and by 12:30pm if they are having lunch. Camp activities begin at 9 am. If you child is going to be late or absent, please let us know as soon as possible.

What to Wear:

Comfortable clothing appropriate for hot weather, crafting, and movement.  Shoes should be soft-sole.  Slip on sandals may prove unsafe, and if your child is dancing at all, appropriate non slip-on shoes should be worn for all rehearsals.

Absentees:

Because the camp depends on students working in groups, if at all possible, please avoid absences; if an absence must happen due to illness or some other reason, please let Ashley know at (828) 817-6515 so that we may accurately account for your child.  If you plan to miss camp for vacation or other reasons, this is ok, but we need to know as soon as possible and please note this may effect the role your child gets.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Please review these rules and etiquette with your child/children.  If for any reason your child/children have a problem working within these rules, we may ask that your child stop attending; there is no refund in this circumstance.

  • QUIET ON THE SET - There is to be no talking inside the building while rehearsals are going on.
  • BE A GOOD HUMAN - Things that are never okay at MPT are bullying or harassment (saying mean things or hurting others), lying or not telling the truth, stealing or taking things without asking, hitting, shoving, pushing, or being mean, destroying property.
  • ILLEGAL AND INNAPPROPRIATE ITEMS - Under no circumstances may alcohol, cigarettes, vapes, illegal drugs, or weapons be on your person or used on MPT property. This applies as well to parents.
  • PARTICIPATION - Participation in all scheduled activities during camp is expected.
  • NO SPITTING - Spitting is unsanitary.
  • NO THROWING OBJECTS - This is unacceptable and dangerous behavior.

  • DO CHEER, CLAP, and LAUGH ALONG – When the actors do something funny or sing a great song, feel free to share your enthusiasm. It makes their day and makes the experience more fun for everyone.
  • DO BE ORDERLY – Safety is our primary concern. It is imperative for campers to act in an orderly fashion. No running, pushing, or horseplay.
  • DO LISTEN AND OBSERVE– There is much to hear (dialogue, music, sound effects and voice inflection) and much to see (costumes, props, set design, lighting effects and architecture of the theater).
  • DO CLEAN UP - Clean up after yourself in all areas on the property.
  • DO Be Caring - Being caring means that you will be kind to others, be a good friend, and use supplies and other materials wisely.
  • DO Respect Others - To show respect you must be kind and polite to others. You should also pay attention to others as well as yourself.
  • DO Take Responsibility - Taking responsibility means that you do what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it, and if you do something wrong you try to make it right.
  • DO Participate and Try New Things - Participating means you will take part in all activities even if it might not be something you want to do.

Cell Phones/other electronics:

If your child has any electronic device, first know that we are not responsible for lost or stolen property. During classes and rehearsals, we will ask that all devices be put away and only used during formal breaks. If a student is not needed on stage but others are working, s/he should be working on memorization, choreography, acting or tech activities.  If your child absolutely has done everything s/he can do to prepare dancing, singing or acting, a book is certainly acceptable.  We don’t anticipate many “down” times, but it can happen.

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