During the Summer Osceola Arts provides fun and affordable summer camps beginning in June. The 2019 summer camp schedule includes nine different camps with focuses on visual arts, musical theatre, filmmaking, and music. Most camps are open to kids ages 6 – 14 with a few exceptions. Each camp has a unique theme that will allow campers to immerse themselves in the world of the arts. Before and After Camp care is also available for an additional nominal fee. The camps are scheduled as follows:
Shipwrecked: One-week Visual Arts Camp, June 3 – June 7 – From swashbuckling pirates to mermaids to treasure maps, this one-week visual art camp will have campers will work together to create projects based around the island adventures! The week will culminate with a swashbuckling art show in the galleries.
Make the Band: One-week Music Camp, June 3 – June 7 – This ROCK camp will feature learning the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing while learning basic techniques, music theory, and learning the dynamic of playing in a group. This camp is open to ages 8-17.
Cinerama: Two-week Filmmaking Camp, June 10 – June 21 – Campers will work together to write, direct & star in their own movie shorts! Learn video shots, storyboarding and much more in this exciting movie adventure. The camp will culminate with a special movie screening showcase.
Hogwarts Headquarters: One-week Art Fusion Camp, June 24 – June 28 – Campers will work on creating wands, house crests & more in this art & theatrical fusion camp. The week will conclude with a special wizards presentation.
Vocal Arts Intensive: One-week Vocal Camp, June 24 – June 28 – Campers will sing classical, a cappella, contemporary vocal jazz in both choir and ensemble settings, and will also have a chance to receive one-on-one vocal coaching. This camp is open to middle and high school-aged students.
The Greatest Show: Two-week Musical Theatre Camp, July 8 – July 19 – Campers will work on their singing, acting, tumbling & dancing skills to present a one of a kind show inspired by the movie phenomenon.
Strings Intensive Camp: Two-week Music Camp, July 15 – July 26 – This intensive music camp focuses on the techniques and style of orchestral string music. Campers will experience the fun of strings music while working on solos, quartets, and ensemble pieces. The instructors will lead both beginner and intermediate level students towards a final performance at the end of the session.
Poppins Showstoppers: Two-week Musical Theatre Camp, July 22 – August 2 – Campers will work on their singing, acting & dancing skills themed to the practically perfect world of Mary Poppins. Songs featured from the original movie, original Broadway production and Mary Poppins Returns.
Game Show: One-week Art Fusion Camp, August 5 – August 9 – Campers will work on improv exercises & public speaking to perfect their show host presence on stage! Activities will be based off popular game show challenges. The week will culminate with a family friendly Game Show LIVE!
Additionally, Osceola Arts will be adding a children’s summer production this year. Children ages 9-17 can be a part of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. The enchanting modern classic is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday evenings beginning July 15. Performances will take place August 9, 10 and 11. Registration for Frozen Jr. and all Summer Camps is available online at OsceolaArts.org.
The mission of Osceola Arts is to promote, cultivate and foster interest and participation in the arts by providing affordable and accessible programs and facilities that encourage artistic expression in the diverse community they serve. Osceola Arts, a non-profit organization, is located at 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Florida 34744.
For more information visit OsceolaArts.org.