The Teen Arts Experience

Grades 7-12 • One-week session

This program provides an opportunity for older campers to develop their artistic skills in a specific discipline. Each session finishes with a showcase featuring the work they have been creating throughout the week.
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
$300 Early Registration | $315 Regular Tuition per week

Session 1: Musical Theater Workshop
July 29 – August 2 | 419.9515.1
Campers spend an amazing week developing their “triple-threat” musical theater skills: singing, dancing and acting. This is a great program for campers who have spent a summer in our Performing Arts Camp and want to hone their skills.   Campers will create an original cabaret of songs, dances, scenes and monologues pulling from musicals like Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairyspray, and more.
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Session 2: Acting and Improvisation
August 5 – 9 | 419.9525.1
Exploring the actor’s tools of body, voice, and imagination campers will learn to make up great characters on the fly, work with fellow campers to create funny sketches, and play wild theater games. Campers will learn the art of “yes, and…” and practice and perform exercises and games in the style of the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway?  This week will end with an exciting showcase of games and sketches for family and friends to enjoy.
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Session 3: Visual Art Grab-Bag
August 12 – 16 | 419.9535.1
Every day campers will explore a different artistic medium and create a small but dynamic portfolio of original work. Painting, watercolor, clay, collage, mixed-media and more will be used in this dynamic camp.  The week will end with an exhibition of the camper’s work for family and friends.
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Teen Arts Experience Visual Arts Grab Bag 2018-2
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Teen Arts Experience Visual Arts Grab Bag 2018-3

Intermediate & Advanced Ballet Camps

Grades 2-12 • One-week session

Students will receive instruction in classical ballet, character dance, repertoire, free movement and stretching. New elements will also be introduced including the history of ballet, choreography, stage make-up, hair, and famous ballets and dancers throughout history.  Students will improve technique and strengthen stamina by dancing three to four hours each day.  Each day will be an exciting combination of dance and engaging lessons.

Intermediate |  Ages 7-16
Dates: June 24-28 | Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm | 419.9925.1
$370 Early Registration | $385 Regular Tuition per week
Instructor: Becci Kimm
*Please note: Students must have previous taken ballet classes to register for this camp.  This camp is appropriate students who have taken Young Artists Ballet levels 2, 3A, 3B, and 4, Classical Ballet for grades 3-5, and 6-8.  If your camper has taken ballet class at a different school, please feel free to contact us at classes@blackrockcenter.org to determine if this camp is the right fit.
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Advanced |  Ages 10-17
Dates: July 8-12 | Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm | 419.9935.1
$370 Early Registration | $385 Regular Tuition per week
Instructor: Becci Kimm
*Please note: Students must have previous taken ballet classes to register for this camp.  This camp is appropriate students who have taken Young Artists Ballet levels 5 and 6.  If your camper has taken ballet class at a different school, please feel free to contact us at classes@blackrockcenter.org to determine if this camp is the right fit.
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Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program

Grades 9-12

This is an excellent opportunity for campers entering grades 9-12 to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and develop great leadership and supervision skills assisting campers between the ages of 4 ½ to 13.  CIT programs are available for Arts Journeys, Performing Arts Camp, Multi-Arts Institute, and After Care.

Experience working with children and an interest in visual art, drama, music, or dance is preferred.  CITs must be 14 by the start of their camp session and be entering 9th grade in the fall.

CIT Schedules: 8:30am – 3:45pm for camps and 3:15 – 6:30pm for After Care.  CITs are required to attend every day in their session. Please do not register your child for a session that will require them to miss any time, including appointments. We depend on CITs to help us maintain a safe, productive environment for our campers so any absences are unexcused.

All CITs must attend one Mandatory Training Session.
Please select one of the training dates when you register:
Monday, May 20 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

CITs only need to attend one of these sessions.

Tuition: $25 for 1-week camps and After Care, $50 for 2-week camps.

CIT Positions for Arts Journeys Camps:
Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4Session 5Session 6

CIT Positions for Performing Arts Camp:
Session 1Session 2Session 3

Visual Arts CIT for Performing Arts Camp:
*Please note, this position is different than the general Performing Arts CIT position.  Visual Arts CITs will not be assigned to groups and will instead work with Marta Lautz, our Visual Arts Director, during the entire camp day and session, helping campers with visual arts projects.
Visual Arts CIT: Session 1Visual Arts CIT: Session 2Visual Arts CIT: Session 3

CIT Positions for Multi-Arts Camp:
Multi-Arts :Session 1Multi-Arts :Session 2Multi-Arts :Session 3

CIT Positions for Ballet Discovery Camp:
Ballet Discovery Camp

CIT Positions for Intermediate Ballet Camp:
Intermediate Ballet Camp

CIT Positions for After Care:
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9

There is a daily limit to the number of SSL hours a CIT can earn. This limit is exceeded when registering to be a CIT for both a full camp day and After Care. Please consult your child’s school for regulations.

BlackRock is a pre-approved Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) SSL organization.

There will be staff meetings at least once per week that CITs must attend. Staff meetings take place after the camp day and will require your CIT to stay late. Most meetings are between 30-45 minutes, however they may run longer.

Counselor In Training (CIT) Handbook
Counselor In Training Handbook

Please review our CIT Handbook with your CITs.

CITs
CITs and Counselors Summer Camp 2017