- MUSICAL THEATER CAMP
MUSICAL THEATER CAMP
JOIN US ON THE CIVIC CENTER STAGE!
Audition, Rehearse, and Perform a Musical in One Week!
Join us this summer on the Civic Center stage for this week-long day camp where young artists can explore their talents and skills as musical theater actors in an original musical production. Each participant is guaranteed a role - assigned on the first day through an audition process - and will rehearse throughout the week.
Our professional scenic, lighting and costume designers, as well as our professional director and music director, will make sure each student is ready to take the stage with confidence when they perform for family and friends at the end of the week. And, don't worry. When students are not rehearsing, workshops, games and other activities will help them increase their skills, make new friends, and have lots of fun, too!
No previous experience necessary; all experience levels welcome!
For students entering grades 3-8, fall 2021.
Six week-long sessions of MUSICAL THEATER CAMP will be offered:
- June 14-18
- June 21-25
- June 28-July 2
- July 19-23
- July 26-30
- August 2-6
If the session you prefer is full, click HERE to get on the wait list.
Hours: Camp begins at 9 AM and ends promptly at 4 PM (Monday-Thursday) and from 9 AM until approximately 7:30 PM on Friday. Students may be dropped off in the morning between 8:45-9 AM.
Final showcase: Friday at 5:30 PM. (Details for attending/viewing the showcase will be provided later.)
Location: All activities will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines.
Before and After Camp Care is available when you register. Before care opens at 7:30 AM (Monday through Friday); After care ends promptly at 5:30 PM (Monday through Thursday).
Musical Theater Camp carries a registration fee of $295, which includes a daily snack; participants are asked to bring a sack lunch each day.
Families registering multiple participants receive a $20 discount on each additional child's registration. The first registration will be issued at the $295 fee, with additional children within the same household eligible for the discounted rate of $275.
(Pay in full at time of registration or in three equal installments. Payment plans only available for registrations received prior to April 10, 2021.)
We want to make sure that camp is accessible to all. Please complete the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION if financial assistance is needed to allow your student to participate.
To complete the online application form, you will need your contact information, Statement of Interest (preferably written by the student and uploaded as a Word document or PDF), and average monthly household income.
Please submit a scholarship request BEFORE registering. A spot will be held for you.
Scholarship funding is awarded based on need and time of request and are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a scholarship.
Questions: Contact Lynnae Lathrop at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
Due to the short time frame of the camp and the intense rehearsal schedule, partipation in the culminating performance is dependent on full attendance throughout the week. Missed rehearsals may necessitate that a participant give up his or her role for the success of the overall production.
Please clear your student's schedule of any appointments or conflicts for your selected week of camp, and be sure to communicate with camp staff if an emergency arises.
CAMP CANCELLATION POLICIES
Your participation is very important to the overall success of your selected camp, but we understand that summer plans sometimes change. In the event that you are no longer able to participate, please submit notice of your camp cancellation to email@example.com or call 515-246-2300 to leave a message for one of our team members.
- All refunds are subject to a $40 cancellation fee.
- Written notice of cancellation must be received four weeks prior to the first date of the camp in order for a refund (minus the cancellation fee) to be issued.
- If a cancellation is submitted less than four weeks prior to the camp start date, a refund minus the cancellation fee will only be issued if we are able to secure a new registration to fill the vacated spot. (Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 illness or exposure.)
- Should camp be cancelled by DMPA, a full refund will be given.
Questions? Please contact our summer camp coordinator Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org or leave a message at 515-246-2360.
For a printable PDF of DMPA's Cancellation Policy, CLICK HERE.
FOR THE COMPLETE POLICY: CLICK HERE.
The safety of our students and colleagues is a top priority at DMPA.
By sending your student to one of our camps, you agree to abide by all policies and procedures regarding COVID-19. Requirements will be modified as COVID-19 conditions evolve in accordance with local and national regulations and safety recommendations.
If adherence to the attendance guidance limits a student’s ability to participate in camp, a pro-rated refund will be provided.
For the safety of all parties, a mask is required for all individuals regardless of age while inside the building. The following mask styles are NOT allowed: neck gaiters, bandanas, or masks with exhalation valves or vents. Should you forget your mask, one will be provided.
During all camps, classes, and educational programs, students will be asked to respect safe social distancing practices. Camp groups will be spread out as much as possible to maintain physical separation of at least 6 feet between groups.
WHAT CAN FAMILIES DO TO MAKE SURE ALL WHO ATTEND CAMP REMAIN WELL AND HEALTHY?
- Monitor your student’s health. If ill or running a temperature, your student should remain at home.
- Remind your student to cover their coughs and sneezes and to wash their hands frequently.
- Review proper handwashing techniques with your student and make sure they understand why it is important.
- Send your student with a camp-appropriate face mask and make sure it covers mouth and nose as well as fitting well on the sides of the mask.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact the camp coordinator at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
As of 2.12.2021: DMPA COVID-19 Protocols. Printable PDF available - CLICK HERE.
Before and After Camp Care sessions are offered for an additional $6.00 fee per session which may be added during the registration payment process.
Before care sessions open beginning at 7:30 AM; after care ends promptly at 5:30 PM.
Already registered and need to add before and after camp care? Click HERE.
If your preferred session is full, please add your name to our wait list by clicking HERE and indicate your student's age and which session(s) you are interested in attending. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
Know of a student in grades 9-12 who might be interested in volunteering to assist with Musical Theater Camp this summer?
Check out our SWING/CAMP COUNSELOR volunteer opportunity HERE!