Performing Arts Camp

*Registration is Now Open!*

 

"The Four Seasons"

July 12-16, 2021

Mother Nature is at it again – but this time she is eager to show her power and all four seasons in just one week! Youth who participate in this week-long day-camp will get to enjoy the gentle breezes of a musical spring; the warm, playful days of acting in the summer, singing in the cool, crisp air of the fall; and dancing with snowflakes and icicles during the winter. This journey will conclude with a showcase at the end of the week.

 

Camp Specifics:

  • The Camp is open to all students going into Grades 1-5 for the 2021-2022 School Year.
  • Half-Day Camp Sessions will be 9AM - 12PM OR 1PM - 4PM Monday - Friday. *Please only register for one session.*
  • End of Camp Showcase will be held at the end of each session on Friday. Time: TBA
  • Everyone participating in the camp MUST be available for ALL camp activities and performance.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available based upon financial need.
  • Tuition: $90 ($75 for each Additional Family Member)

 

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 12PM Block   Register HERE for the Morning Block!

Monday - Friday: 1PM - 4PM Block   Register HERE for Afternoon Block!

 

Your Camp Teaching Artists

Dani Hummel-Sass

A transplant from the West Coast, Dani Hummel-Sass has been enchanting audiences in North West Ohio since 2016. 

Equally at home with Sondheim or Mozart and on the large stages of Walt Disney World and small recital halls alike, Dani loves to share her love and joy of music and theatre. Mx. Hummel-Sass specializes in teaching vocal technique and artistry as well as stage presence, and performance skills. Dani maintains private voice and piano studios in Tiffin, Fostoria, and surrounding areas, as well as directing, music directing and stage managing local productions. Mx. Hummel-Sass lives in Tiffin with her three children.

Jonda Krontz

Jonda Krontz is a recent graduate from the University of Findlay. She graduated in May 2020 with her BA in Theatre and in May 2021 with her Master of Arts in Education! At UF, she has used her interest in theatre to work behind the scenes on many shows as a director, assistant director, lighting crew, and assistant stage manager. She has also been in the chorus for many of UF's recent musicals. Previously, she has worked with MCPA as a Youtheatre instructor for grades 6-8 and as a theatre teaching artist with the Tri the Arts Camp. She is immensely excited to explore the four seasons from the theatrical perspective with your students this summer.

Abigail Starcher

Abigail Starcher is a senior at The University of Findlay studying theatre, social work, and gender studies. She has recently completed her degree in Theatre and is now completing her degree in Social Work. She has been dancing and acting since the age of three, and she has been choreographing since high school. Abigail teaches dance styles such as ballet, lyrical, modern, tap, jazz, and hip-hop, and she has choreographed for Youtheatre camp for the past two years. Abigail has also taught several theatre workshops and camps over the past few summers.  Abigail is delighted to be back this year to teach and connect with students!

Lindsay Taylor

Lindsay has been lucky enough to work with our amazing Youtheatre students since 2007! Former 6th-grade teacher turned stay-at-home-mom, Lindsay is currently working on a Master's degree in Gifted Education. She is a regular at Fort Findlay Playhouse and a former Missoula Children's Theatre Tour Actor/Director.

 

We are so excited to be offering our Summer Camps in-person again this year! With that in mind, please look over the following guidelines all campers and staff will be following:

 

Preparing Your Student for In-Person Camp

If wearing a mask most of the day will be new for your student, practice wearing a mask at home for increasingly longer durations working up to the length of the camp day. We recommend practicing different activities while wearing the mask including moving around, having conversations, and playing games.

Review the policies we have in place with your student and discuss why they are important.

 

Dress Code & What to Bring

Campers should dress in comfortable clothing they can move in and wear sneakers. All campers must wear a face mask! Each camper should bring a water bottle (drinking fountains are not accessible, so actors MUST bring their own water) and hand sanitizer (if desired). Please label all personal belongings.

 

Drop-off and Pickup

Drop-off and pick-up will occur in front parking lot to limit the number of people entering the buildingDrop-off can be no more than 15 minutes before camp begins and pick-up must happen immediately at the end of the camp. Only actors and staff will be permitted in the building during camp.  

 

Health Check

Each actor will be met at the main atrium doors and have their temperature taken with a no-touch thermometer, before being directed to their assigned space.  No one with a temperature higher than 100° will be permitted to enter the building.

 

Materials and Sanitation

No materials will be shared. Actors are responsible for bringing their script/score, etc. to camp each day. Any prop assigned to an actor will become the responsibility of that actor for the remainder of camp. All spaces will be cleaned and disinfected before campers and staff arrive each day. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.

 

Masks

Actors and Staff will stay masked at all times.  Camp participants and staff only remove masks to eat and drink. In accordance with CDC recommendations, we require that face mask closely cover an individual’s nose and mouth. Face shields may be worn in addition to masks but may not be worn instead of masks.

 

Register with Confidence

We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-evolving situation and will continue to monitor the data and recommendations provided to us by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and local leadership. If any in-person summer camps must be canceled due to increased cases, changes in regulations, or an infected student/staff member, families will be offered a full refund if the camp has not yet started or a pro-rated refund if the camp has begun.

If you believe your student was exposed or if your student becomes infected before your scheduled camp begins, we can transfer your tuition to another education offering later in the year (depending upon availability), process your tuition as a donation, or process a refund.

 

Cancellation

If you cancel your registration at least five business days before the camp begins, you will be issued a refund (less a $25 cancellation fee). If you cancel your registration with less than five business days’ notice, no refund will be given. MCPA reserves the right to cancel camps with low enrollment. If we cancel a camp, you will receive a full refund.

 

Disclaimers

MCPA reserves the right to cancel any in-person programming due to an increase in local cases, updated recommendations/regulations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, or local leaders, or because of the exposure or infection of any participant or CTC staff member.

There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or group gathering. This includes the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in-person summer camp programming. While we have taken the fullest safety measures possible to reduce the risk of exposure and infection, by participating in our in-person programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and any of its variants.