THEATRE JACKSONVILLE'S SUMMER CAMP

 

VIRTUAL EDITION 2020

It’s that time of year again, and our eager Camp Theatre Jacksonville staff are gearing up for another fantastic summer!  And what a year it's turning out to be...The mission of Theatre Jacksonville, and its Education Department, is ultimately about the people we serve. The students who attend our summer camps each year are perhaps some of our most important patrons – they are the future of theatre arts. This unique global situation is an opportunity to meet these young people exactly where they are.

 

Right now, that is at home. In place of our traditional summer camp, we have developed a unique summer experience called Creative Connectivity for Kids that allows students to explore various aspects of theatre and entertainment through virtual learning. With a goal of broadening our own tools as an institution, we have partnered with Magic Box Productions of New York to create a virtual summer camp that brings entertainment and technology together. Often the concepts of “theatre” are limited to actors, directors, set, and costumes. This is the ideal opportunity to broaden the understanding of theatre by exploring processes that we often do not see once the curtain goes up.

 

Utilizing accessible and user-friendly virtual platforms, Theatre Jacksonville and Magic Box Productions will offer four unique one week camp sessions, each targeting a specific behind-the-scenes or, as we are calling it, “between the lines” genre of technology/entertainment.

 

Cross-Country Collaboration is a necessary term in theatre – it is a true team effort. Our partnership with Magic Box Productions allows for dynamic cross-country collaboration, with exposure to new ideas from guest teachers and artists. It also provides the opportunity to broaden student participation to those living outside of the Jacksonville area. We hope to have a cross-country group of participants, so spread the word about Creative Connectivity to your friends and relatives everywhere!

AGES:       7-14 years old

 COST:       $550 per camper, per session or $150 per camper, per week. 

DATES:    We have (2) four week sessions or weekly sessions 

Session A: June 8 - July 3, 2020 (The Works! All four weeks) $550

Week One: June 8-12, 2020 (Stop Motion) $150/week

Week Two: June 15-19, 2020 (Radio Play$150/week

Week Three: June 22-26, 2020 (Newsroom) $150/week

Week Four: June 29-July 3, 2020 (Virtual Museum) $150/week

 

Session B: July 6 - 31, 2020 (The Works! All four weeks) $550

Week One: July 6-10, 2020 (Stop Motion) $150/week

Week Two: July 13-17, 2020 (Radio Play) $150/week

Week Three: July 20-24, 2020 (Newsroom) $150/week

Week Four: July 27-31, 2020 (Virtual Museum) $150/week

Registration ends the THURSDAY before each new week at 3pm.  If you are registered for The Works! registration is done for the entire four week session. 

 

 

At Home/Technology Requirements

We will be surveying families to understand what devices each student has access to, and this information will allow us to tailor the programming to those specific devices. Yet while these programs do involve virtual learning and the use of technology, the programming also involves plenty of engagement in creative, tactile activities that take students off-screen. This fulfills two crucial components of theatre: seeing and doing – without which, true “theatre” does not exist. There are also opportunities for parent involvement. A parent/guardian will not need to be present during all activities, but parents will actually be able to see student process and the work that goes into creation, as opposed to only taking part in the finished product. 

Sample Day Schedule:

8:55               Sign in to connect with Mr. Ron and fellow campers

9:00:              Welcome/Morning announcements/Warm-up Games

9:15-10:15:   Today’s Goals and How To Start

                       15-20 min Instructor session

                       40-45 min Let's go and do!

10:15-10:45   Break for quick restroom and snack

10:45-11:45   Next Steps

                        15-20 min Instructor session

                        40-45 min Let's go and do!

11:45-12:15   Lunch

12:15-1:15     Next Steps

                       15-20 min Instructor session

                       40-45 min Let's go and do!

1:15-1:45      Share Time! Share work so far, ask questions, enjoy!

1:45-2:00      End of day tasks/Announcements

REGISTER:

CONTACT:

Can't find what you're looking for? Have questions?

Ask us and we just might have the answers you seek. Contact our Education Director, Ron Shreve.

He knows lots of stuff.

Email below, or call (904) 396-4425, ext. 309

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY SESSIONS

Week 1: Stop Motion 

Session A: June 8-12/Session B: July 6-10

Students will learn the detailed art of stop motion, utilizing technology and materials found at home. The week will begin with an introduction to animation, developing the basic tools and culminating in a finished stop-motion short of students' own making.

 

Week 2: Radio Play

Session A: June 15-19/Session B: July 13-17

Students will develop a unique story and from there be instructed how to utilize the materials in their home to create the soundscape of their tale. This session is an introduction to Foley Artists, who provided the sound during old radio plays, as well as the movies of today.

 

Week 3: Newsroom 

Session A: June 22-26/Session B: July 20-24

There is no shortage of news in our current climate, but we often forget about the voices of those who are smaller than us. Since students navigate this world each day just like everyone else, they will create their own bustling newsroom with stories that mean something to them personally. The session will include how to perform in front of a green screen and keep the energy of a cohesive news report, all achieved with technology from the comforts of students' own homes.

 

Week 4: Virtual Museum 

Session A: June 29-July 3/Session B: July 27-31

With an introduction to photography, students will learn about composition, lighting, and story as they create their own gallery of moments captured through the eyes of another (photos taken from a bird's eye or a bug's eye view). The week will include an education about the ins and outs of curating an exhibit, which will culminate with the creation of a virtual tour of art from area museums.

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THEATRE JACKSONVILLE

2032 San Marco Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 396-4425 phone

(904) 398-2073 fax

info@theatrejax.com

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 SPONSORED IN PART BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, THE FLORIDA COUNCIL ON ARTS AND CULTURE, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, AND THE CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE, INC. 

 Theatre Jacksonville is a volunteer based community theatre whose mission is to enrich lives and broaden cultural understanding through community participation in theatre arts.