No prior experience is required, but children should have a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn. Daily attendance is required for a successful Friday performance. If your younger child is not yet ready to focus in this setting, please consider waiting a year to enroll them.
Each day will move through singing, simple movements, snack, and crafts to prepare the costumes, set, and publicity. The camp aims to promote healthy singing, creativity, regard for others, and an understanding of God's love for us. All activities take place in the church buildings, and children will be divided into two age groups.
Children with dance experience are invited to participate in the dance ensemble.
Auditions for speaking roles will be held Sunday, July 7, at 12 p.m., or by appointment (for children entering grades 4-7).
All children should become familiar with the musical by listening to the practice recording before the camp. CDs will be available for pick-up in June.
We ask a small donation of $15 per family to offset camp costs. (Scholarships available.) Please mail or hand-deliver donation in an envelope marked with your child's name(s) and "Summer Musical Camp" to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 250 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801. The second floor church office is accessible via the Calder Way entrance. Make out checks to St. Paul's UMC.
Registration is limited, so please register soon! The camp is open to children entering grades 1-7 in fall 2019. Since performance of the musical requires the leadership of older children, registration may close sooner for younger children. For more information, contact Joanna Carlson at email@example.com or 410-979-7403.
Finally, this camp is run completely by volunteers. Please consider volunteering to help or donate snacks! See registration form below for details.