- MUSICAL THEATER CAMP
MUSICAL THEATER CAMP
Audition, Rehearse, and Perform a Musical in One Week!
Join us this summer for a 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 2022.
Six week-long sessions of MUSICAL THEATER CAMP will be offered. Each week repeats the same show. Students are allowed to participate in one session only.
Dates: See the Wait List information in the pull down section below!
June 13-17 (Sold Out)
June 20-24 (Sold Out)
June 27-July 1 (Sold Out)
July 11-15 (Sold Out)
July 18-22 (Sold Out)
July 25-29 (Sold Out)
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 on the Temple Theater stage. (Details for attending/viewing the showcase will be provided later.)
Location: Temple for the Performing Arts, 1011 Locust Street, Des Moines with some instructional activities held at nearby locations within walking distance. Students may enter the building at 8:45 AM.
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 four equal installments. Payment plans only available for registrations received prior to March 10, 2022.)
We want to make sure that camp is accessible to all. Please complete the online SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION if financial assistance is needed to allow your student to participate.
TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM: You will need your contact information, average monthly household income, and a Statement of Interest (preferably written by the student, and then UPLOADED as a PDF or Word document, OR, TYPED directly into the form).
IMPORTANT: Please submit a scholarship application BEFORE registering. A spot will be held for you.
Scholarship funding is awarded based on need and time of request and is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a scholarship.
Questions: Contact Lynnae Lathrop at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
NOTE: If you attended camp last summer on a School-to-Stage scholarship after being nominated by your school, please contact Miss Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
Due to the short time frame of the camp and the intense rehearsal schedule, participation 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.
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 LynnaeL@DMPA.org or call 515-246-2360 to leave a message.
- 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/exposure or if the updated DMPA COVID-19 policy does not meet your family's needs.)
- 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.
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? Contact LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
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.
For questions about camp content or structure, or if needing registration assistance, contact our camp coordinator Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org or leave a message at 515-246-2360.
Related Volunteer Opportunity
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!
"Being a part of the Des Moines Performing Arts family as a contributing donor gives us a meaningful way to support our community, expand creative thinking, and preserve the romance in a night out."
- Stan and Regina Glawe