We hope to see you at Summer Camp 2015!

Grand Rapids
June 8-12, 2015

Home School Building
5625 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
June 15-19, 2015

Comstock Auditorium
2107 North 26th Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048 
June 22-26, 2015
Holt High School
5780 W Holt Rd
Holt, MI 48842 

Please note that a LATE REGISTRATION FEE of $10 per family will be added after May 20 and $20 per family after June 1.


2015 HPA Summer Performing Arts Camps

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

Ages 8 through high school – from beginner through advanced performers. Students will be instructed in choreography, choir (no singing solos required), and dramatic presentations daily. Students will memorize and perform group selections for a presentation on Friday evening. Techniques, concepts, and other elements necessary for excellence in the performing arts will be encouraged – and teamwork in the process will be part of each day. Show Camp runs 9am-1pm Monday-Thursday, 12pm- end of show on Friday.

Included in the performers training: 

  • 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 acting and musical theater.  

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.

Show Camp Pricing: Add $10 per family after May 20, add $20 per family after June 1. 
1 Student:   $100
2 Siblings:  $90 each ($180 total)
3 Siblings:  $85 each ($255 total)
4 Siblings:  $80 each ($320 total)
5 Siblings:  $75 each ($375 total)

For the advanced performer looking for new challenges. Encore Camp will run simultaneously to show camp, with an additional hour of even more focused and individualized training in specified areas chosen by the performer! All students will be instructed in group vocals, choreography and acting during the day and then divide up according to chosen focus for an additional hour of highly individualized focus. Limited space available in each section (voice lessons, character development/acting, choreography) so first come, first serve! Repeat students are strongly encouraged to choose a different focus from previous years. Admission to Encore Camp must be approved by camp directors (Mr. DuPraw & Miss Elizabeth). You can contact them at camp@hpami.org. This is a not-to-miss opportunity for more advanced performers looking for a highly individualized and interactive experience! Encore will have a separate final performance (8-9pm). Encore Camp will run 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday and 9am - end of show on Friday. When registering, students should choose one of the following focus areas. 

  • Monologue/Character building - must bring at least two contrasting options of monologues to work on during the week.
  • 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.

Encore Camp Pricing
Each student is $150--no discounts are available for Encore camp. Add $10 per family after May 20, ad $20 per family after June 1. 



Show Camp
Encore Camp
Friday Rehearsal
Friday Performance