Arts & Sciences
Open Auditions!! Actresses are wanted for this summer’s performance. Campers aid in all aspects of the performance – from lighting and costume design, to scenery and direction. Whether it is a one woman play, or a musical with our brother camp – Camp Awosting – every production is sure to please even the toughest critics.
Warm up your vocal chords and break out your rhythm for the camp’s Music program. Campers assist with the music in the Drama and Dance productions. Additionally, campers explore different music styles, group singing, and instruments that are available at camp, such as piano and guitar.
Learn the latest dance craze or practice your ballet in our Dance Studio. Campers receive instructional training in creative modern, jazz, and ballet. Practice pays off at the Dance Shows that are held during the summer. Perform your own routine, or one with the girls in your cabin.
Are your pictures good enough to make the camp newspaper, the Tom-Tom, or the weekly update to the Web Site? Campers learn picture composition and film development. Use the camp cameras or bring your own. Create a scrapbook of pictures to look back on in the winter months – remembering the fun you had in your cabin, at the waterfront, or on the weekly campout!
Arts & Crafts
Learn the latest way to Tie-Dye your socks (bring an extra pair, just in case!) Or, make a lanyard key-chain for your older brother who has to stay home for summer school. The Arts & Crafts program develops the creative side of our campers. Campers are encouraged to experiment with different type of crafts not taught in a normal school art program. The results are seen around camp – from the cover of the newspaper to the backdrop in the camp drama production.
Come learn to sculpt clay into amazing pieces of art. Or spin the potters wheel and make a beautiful vase or ceramic bowl. Decorate your creation with fun colorful paints and bring home a nice present for your parents. Instruction in sculpture is taught during the morning periods and campers have the opportunity to finish their projects or try new designs during the elective periods in the afternoon.
Our camp newspaper, the Tom-Tom, is a product of many hours of hard work in our computer lab. Campers learn from trained journalists about writing style, editing newspaper content, and what it takes to put together a weekly publication. Every camper then writes a letter home on the back of their newspaper each week – so you can share in the activities and events that happened in camp the previous week. The Tom-Tom is also available online on our summer web site.
Practice your filming techniques – learn to be the next Oscar-winning cinematographer. Campers may choose to pair up with the drama program to video some skits or the camp play. Campers learn how to edit videos, as well as create camp-oriented programs and short films. They are taught to put sound to their videos and can make a DVD to bring home as a remembrance of their time at Chinqueka.