Registration opens January 15th at 12:00 am. Please Print your registration form and mail it with at least half of the enrollment fee to the address on the form. Print the waiver and appropriate Audition cards and bring them to Auditions on February 9th.
2018 is the last year that the Elementary Camp is $100 and Jr/Sr High Camp is $150. Next year the prices will be going up. There is a discount for families with more than two children registered, each additional child is half price. Full price is assigned to the two oldest children.Q. Are there other costs to Drama Camp?
Your full registration payment goes to the Academy of Arts and the rest of the camp is funded by FWAHS, DASH and the offering that is taken up after each performance. In order to keep costs down we have a list of items that can be donated to help our camp run. From bobby pins to zip-top bags, you can signup to bring a few of these items at Auditions. Some of the sign ups are a donation of your time, check out our current list here.Q: How do we choose the week we where would like to participate?
All participants are expected to provide some “costume” pieces for themselves. These are to reduce the number of costumes the Academy Team must transport. All lead role costumes are provided, what will likely be needed are foundation clothing like pants and shirts. Check out the Elementary Costume Requirements or Jr/Sr High School Costume Requirements for more information.
West week and East week are run by different coordinators, so if you are interested in the East week which is April 9-14, 2018 at Woodburn Missionary Church click here to go to their website. The weeks do work together so if one is full you can still participate if it fits your schedule.Q. How many is full and how will we know when that happens?
We have set a limit of fifty students per play based on the size of the stage at The River Church. When this number is reached we will place a message on the Registration Page, all Registration will be closed after auditions.Q. What are the ages for the different Camps?
The Elementary Camp is for First to Sixth graders who are at least six years old on January 1st of the camp year.Q. Do you ever make any exceptions?
The Junior High/Senior High Camp is for Seventh to Twelfth graders who are at least twelve years old on January 1st of the camp year.
The plays brought to us by the Academy of Arts contain a variety of roles to fit every camper. Camp days can be tiring for the young and old alike. We keep to the age guidelines for when children can participate in the different age plays. Older more mature children are needed in the elementary play to fill the lead roles and be role models for the younger children. We do allow parents to hold back their Seventh grader if they feel that they would benefit from one more year of the elementary play.Q: Is my young child is ready for drama camp?
Are they able to stand quietly for 30 minutes or more, keep their hands to themselves and follow directions? They will be kept busy, but there may be times when they need to stand quietly and pay attention to the director. Use your best judgement, if your child is within the age guidelines and can do the above we will make every effort to make their camp experience enjoyable.Q. What happens if plans change and we cannot participate in Drama Camp after we have registered?
Everyone who registers for Camp gets a role on stage. Those roles are assigned after auditions. If you let us know that you will not be participating before Auditions we will refund your registration. If a camper drops out any time after Auditions no refund will be given.
Welcome to Drama Camp! The opportunities for growth during this week of camp are boundless. Start praying for your students now.
We have already begun to do so. These kids/young people will be stretched in many aspects of their lives, especially if they remain
humble and teachable. Drama Camp is about so much more than a performance, the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts and
each part is precious! We will be on location each day with your students. We are honored to serve as your coordinators for this week
\–Cheryl Wilhelm, Connie Abel and Stephanie Taylor.
Ever wondered what the “rest of the story” was after the ants taught the grasshoppers the benefit of work? Well Nicole Chavers Stratton has given us her version as the ants move to where there is no winter and look for a way to never have to work again.