2014 Summer Camp Dates!

Don't miss camp this year!

2014 dates are up!

Registration will open soon!

See you this summer!

June 9-13, 2014

Comstock Auditorium
2107 North 26th Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048 
Grand Rapids
June 16-20, 2014

Home School Building
5625 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
June 23-27, 2014

Location TBA 

2014 HPA Summer Performing Arts Camps

*The following information is based on 2013 camp details and may change prior to camp registration being open.

The goal of HPA Performing Arts Camp is to help actors develop through small-group instruction.

Tentative Camp Schedule: 
Show Camp: Monday-Thursday 9:00-1:00; Friday 12:00-6:00.
Encore Camp: Monday-Thursday 9:00-2:00; Friday 9:00a-9:00p.

Camp Performance: Friday evening at 6:00pm. Students must be present for the performance.

Show Camp will cover many aspects of drama and musical theatre performance including:

  • Actor Training (Memorization & Performance)
  • Vocal Performance (Chorus--no solos required)
  • Choreography (Standard Steps, Group Performance)
  • Scene Blocking, and more!

Show Camp is open to all home-educated students ages 8 and up who are interested in drama and musical theatre.  

Students will be divided into three “Acts” according to their ages and experience, maximizing each camper’s experience by allowing actors with similar levels of experience to be in the same groups together. 

This is a not-to-miss opportunity for more advanced performers looking for a highly individualized and interactive experience! Encore students will be in a separate track, focusing on vocals, choreography, and Performing Scripture. Encore will have a separate final performance (8-9pm) and will run for an additional hour (1-2pm) Monday-Thursday.  When registering, students should choose one of the following focus areas.                    

  • Monologue/Character building - must have at least 10 consecutive verses of Scripture memorized prior to the first day of camp.
  • Dance/movement workshops - will be prepared to do a solo or duet dance piece at the camp performance
  • Vocal technique/development - will be prepared to sing a solo or duet for the camp performance

Encore is open to home-educated students ages 14 and older who receive camp director's approval based upon prior performing arts experience.  While the camp directors must determine that all students are mature enough to enjoy the focus and intensity of Encore camp, here are some general guidelines for attendance:

Freshman:  Performed in at least 5 major productions and/or has attended camp at least 3 years and with fewer productions.
Sophomores:  Performed in at least 4 major productions and/or has attended camp at least 2 years and with fewer productions.

Juniors:  Performed in at least 2 major productions and/or has attended camp at least 2 years and with fewer productions.
Seniors:  Performed in at least 1 major production and/or has attended camp at least 1 year.