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  • Expert Teaching Artists
  • In-demand STEAM Curriculum
  • Breakfast and Lunch are provided daily
  • Affordable Tuition; Scholarships are available.
  • A full day of activities for kids; Mon-Thurs. from 7AM – 5PM

Registration for our 2022 Summer Theatre & Cultural Enrichment STEAM Camp is open!

Beginning  June 6 – July 28, 2022, Bishop Arts Theatre Center will offer an eight-week, exploratory program designed for youth ages 6 – 12. Students enrolled in our program are engaged in theatre, dance, visual arts, music, and life skill workshops led by master teaching artists. Young people who participate and attend these workshops have an opportunity to use artistic expression as a means to unlock the mysteries of various cultures, enlarge their view of the world, and build lasting communities.

Our work aims to combat summer learning loss, and it closes the achievement gap between marginalized communities. With the decline in math and reading scores due to disruptions from the pandemic, our goal is to implement art in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), thereby creating STEAM opportunities for our campers. All programming will be focused on improving academics. STEAM education is vital in teaching youth how to integrate analytical thinking and creative thinking in learning. In addition to STEAM programming, all curriculum includes Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities. SEL provides learning experiences that enable students to acquire skills in self-management, conflict resolution, perseverance, empathy, and teamwork.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

WEEK 1

THEATRE

Teaching Artist: Brian Sonna

Objectives:

  • Learn to identify elements such as character, setting, motivation, props, stage areas, and blocking
  • Identify the 5 W’s (who, what, where, when and why)

DANCE

Teaching Artist: Venditah Parikh

Objectives:

  • Intro to Indian Sub-continent Dance (Part 1)
  • Identify dances from varying countries

MUSIC

Teaching Artist: Ethan Worland

Objectives:

  • Sing and play instruments to become aware of music in daily life
  • Improve focus and organization through rhythm exercises and percussion instruments. (Part I)

 

VISUAL ARTS

Teaching Artist: Natalia Padilla

Objectives:

  • Observe and recognize patterns in everyday life
  • Learn different media used in art

LIFE SKILLS

“MONEY SMART” WITH FROST BANK

Speaker: Jaylon Devereaux

Jaylon will be providing valuable lessons in financial literacy, topics will cover:

  • Borrowing Basics
  • Money Matters

WEEK 2

THEATRE

Teaching Artist: Brian Sonna

Objectives:

  • Learn to re-create in their mind feelings or situations to work on character development
  • Learn acting through facial expressions, gestures, and movements

DANCE

Teaching Artist: Venditah Parikh

Objectives:

  • Intro to Indian Sub-continent Dance (Part 1)
  • Learn to relate music and dance

MUSIC

Teaching Artist: Ethan Worland

Objectives:

  • Improve focus and organization through rhythm exercises and percussion instruments (Part II)
  • Recognize the influence of various cultures on music

 

VISUAL ARTS

Teaching Artist: Natalia Padilla

Objectives:

  • Understand how proportion and measurement learned in math are used to create a portrait
  • Perspective (far and near)

LIFE SKILLS

“SAFETY MATTERS” with METHODIST INJURY PREVENTION

Speaker: Sarah Bradley

Sarah will be speaking on safety and emergency protocols; topics will cover:

  • Do’s & Don’ts of dialing 911
  • Numbers for different types of emergencies
  • Injury prevention

WEEK 3

THEATRE

Teaching Artist: Brian Sonna

Objectives:

  • Develop vocabulary such as plot, scene, sets, conflict, and script
  • Learn storytelling and traditions from different cultures

 

DANCE

Teaching Artist: Venditah Parikh

Objectives:

  • Combine movements and develop a sense of space and time to different tempos
  • Create and perform original movement sequences

 

MUSIC

Teaching Artist: Ethan Worland

Objectives:

  • Guitar classes to help students collaborate and nurture teamwork (Part I)
  • Create simple original melodies

VISUAL ARTS

Teaching Artist: Natalia Padilla

Objectives:

  • Refine artistic skills to use in drawings, sculpture, mixed media, and digital media
  • Evaluate art objects from other cultures and begin evaluating own work

 

LIFE SKILLS

“Be Kind. Be Courageous.” with FAMILY PLACE

Speakers: Kaitlyn and Kacy

Sarah will be speaking on safety and emergency protocols; topics will cover:

  • Students will build empathy for themselves and others.
  • Students will identify personal strengths.
  • Students will recognize the ways that their words can impact others.

WEEK 4

THEATRE

Teaching Artist: Brian Sonna

Objectives:

 

Learn storytelling and traditions from different cultures

  • Learn to use props and costumes with newly acquired skills to tell a story

 

DANCE

Teaching Artist: Venditah Parikh

Objectives:

  • Create and perform original movement sequences
  • Learn problem-solving and self-discipline skills through collaboration with others.

MUSIC

Teaching Artist: Ethan Worland

Objectives:

  • Guitar classes to help students collaborate and nurture teamwork (Part II)
  • Analyze how different music elements are used in different cultures

VISUAL ARTS

Teaching Artist: Natalia Padilla

Objectives:

  • Learn the art-making processes of collage and printmaking
  • Identify how mood is incorporated into art and other aspects of performing arts

 

LIFE SKILLS

“Drug-Free Generation” with DRUG PREVENTION SERVICES

Speaker: Lucia Del Rosa

Students will learn the importance of “Just Saying No!” to drugs

WEEKS 5-8

Teaching Artists will be working with their campers as they put together everything they have learned to develop an end-of-camp showcase for their parents!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • BATC follows CDC protocols for safety, and all staff and volunteers will be vaccinated.
  • Campers will be grouped by age range. Group 1: Ages 6-9, Group 2: Ages 10-12
  • Tuition is only $37.50 per week and must be paid in full by May 30, 2022. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Financial assistance programs are available if needed. Please contact our Education Coordinator, Jessica Bluitt.
  • Camp hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We encourage our campers to attend summer camp for the complete duration of camp, as it will culminate with an outdoor showcase by camp participants on July 30, 2022