Performing Arts Camp

Grades 3-8 • Two-week sessions

Performing Arts Camp 2018
Performing Arts Camp
Performing Arts Camp 2018

Let’s put on a show! Our professional, artistic staff will guide campers through this intensive musical theater program.  Campers will be grouped by age and are cast in an original show where they will learn stage directions, character development, choreography, music, set design and art.  Each 2 week session explores a different theme.  On the last day, campers will perform their production on our Mainstage for family and friends.  Please note this exciting camp fills up fast so register your child now!

Dates: June 17th - July 26th (3, two-week sessions)
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
$540 for Early Registration | $565 Regular Tuition per session
*Session 2: No camp for July 4th.  $486 for Early Registration | $511 Regular Tuition per session.

Session 1: We’re Going on Vacation!
June 17 - 28 | 419.9315.1
“Vacation, all I ever wanted,” is what your camper will be singing in this fun session that celebrates all of the adventures and misadventures of going on vacation. Hilarity and hijinks will ensue as we explore the wild escapades of road trips, camping, vacationing abroad, and what happens when someone is left…Home Alone!  Music from Shrek the Musical, Head Over Heels, The Frogs, and other musicals and movies will serve as inspiration for this session, so pack your bags and get ready for this wild ride!
$540 for Early Registration | $565 Regular Tuition per session
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Session 2: Sci-Fi Adventures
July 1 - 12 (No Camp on July 4) | 419.9325.1
In a galaxy far, far away there was a summer camp that blew camper’s minds! This session of camp explores the world of science fiction as our campers travel through space and time and meet otherworldly characters and beings.  Inspiration for this camp will come from Star Wars, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, and other legendary sci-fi adventures. Grab your light sabers and get ready for a session of camp that is out of this world!
$486 for Early Registration | $511 Regular Tuition per session
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Session 3: Back In Time
July 15 - 26 | 419.9335.1
Campers will travel back in time to some of the favorite decades of the past. Flash back to the era of the Charleston and Jitterbug during the swinging times of the roarin’ 1920’s and 30’s, when movies were in black and white, Gatbsy was great, and everyone joined in the Jazz Age.  Grab your poodle skirt and hair grease for a trip to the 1950’s and 60’s.  Rock and roll and doo-wop ruled the radio waves and kids spent their time at malt shops and sock hops.  The 1980’s were all about big hair, neon, and the mall.  The “brat pack” dominated at the movies while 80’s pop and new wave blared on boomboxes.  The 90’s is the last stop on this flashback session exploring the grunge movement of teen angst and flannel, the beginning of bubblegum boybands and girl groups, and the dawn of early hip-hop.  Inspiration for this session will be drawn from musicals like Anything Goes, Chicago, Grease, Footloose, and Clueless.
$540 for Early Registration | $565 Regular Tuition per session
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Multi-Arts Discovery Camp

Grades K-6 • One-week sessions

This is an excellent sampler of all of the artistic disciplines BlackRock has to offer. Each day, campers will be fully immersed in a specific aspect of the arts: drama, visual art and design, movement and dance, and songs and music. On Friday, campers get to pick their favorite! The last day of camp will include a presentation showcasing the work campers accomplished in their favorite arts discipline.

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
$300 Early Registration | $315 Regular Tuition per week

Session 1: July 29 - August 2 | 419.9415.1
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Session 2: August 5 - August 9 | 419.9425.1
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Session 3: August 12 - 16 | 419.9435.1
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The Teen Arts Experience

Grades 7-12 • One-week sessions

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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Intermediate Ballet Camp

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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Ballet students - older

Sports Meets the Arts Camp

Grades K-6 • One-week sessions

BlackRock is partnering with the Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Sports Center to bring a half-day sports and a half-day arts camp for seven weeks in June, July and August. All activities will take place at the Discovery Sports Center at the Maryland Soccerplex, where teachers from BlackRock will hold visual art classes for half of the day and instructors from the Discovery Sports Center play a variety of sports activities with campers during the other half of the day. For ages 5-11.  For more information or to register, please call the MD Soccerplex at 301-528-1480 or visit their website http://www.mdsoccerplex.org/camps/sports-meets-the-arts-camp.

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Before Care

Grades K-8

You can now sign in campers as early as 7:45 a.m. to the care of camp counselors before the start of the program day. Campers will be offered the chance to do craft projects, board games, warm-up activities, or simply relax and read before the start of a busy day. Campers may not be signed in before 7:45 a.m.

Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Dates: June 17th – August 16th
Tuition: $50 per week for members and non-members

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After Care

Grades K-8

Your campers can have fun spending extra time after the camp day with creative art projects, board games, contests, theater and dance games and a once a week movie. You are encouraged to provide your child with a snack if they are participating in After Care. Campers must be enrolled in a BlackRock camp during that week in order to participate.  Campers must be picked up by 6:30pm, or late fees will be charged.

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dates: June 17th – August 16th
Tuition: $100 per week for members and non-members

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