Summer Camps at Journey

About Journey Summer Camp

You will love being a part of Journey, no matter what experience you have in theater.

Do you want to be a super hero?  A princess?  A knight in shining armor?  The beast? Whether you are an athlete, an artist, a musician, or a geek; whether you like to work with your hands, your feet, your mind, your voice or your body, Journey is where you will grow with courage and creativity.

You also will be a part of a greater family community, be mentored by wonderful teachers and build life-long skills and friendships.

Summer is an exciting and fun time to be a part of Journey!  We’ve got summer camps for all skill-levels and all experience-levels for students ages 7-18.

Our DAY CAMPS are specifically constructed for 7-13 year old to include musical theater instruction, game time, and fun, fun, FUN!!!  Each year a new theme is chosen to help showcase students’ new performance skills at the free showcase at the end of the week.  Themes have included “Hats off to Broadway,” “Under the Sea,” and lots of great Disney Hits like “Aladdin” and “Aristocats.”  Audiences are blown away by the great show! Parents are impressed with the great organization!  And students walk away with new friends for life!  Join us for a fun-filled summer!

Journey Theater provides engaging and skill-building opportunities for our teens each summer through more “intensive-type” programming.

Students ages 12-18 can learn the “Language of The Bard” by exploring the works of Shakespeare in a specialized drama camp.  Understanding the language and getting the pacing of the text allows students to really gain appreciation for these foundational works.  They’ll divide up rehearsal time with team games, and stage combat training, then they’ll present a staged showcase at the end of the week.

For those interested in gaining new dance technique or refreshing skills, our Teen Dance Camp is a great option for students ages 13-18.  Students will participate in high-intensity, focused classes in three different dance styles including tap, hip-hop, and musical theater and perform a free showcase at the end of the week.

All of the camps are staffed by trained professionals who bring their life-experience and expert skills to our students.  Day Camp staff include older veteran Journey students who have a real heart for welcoming new kids into the program and mentoring them in who God created them to be through theater arts education.

Each summer is unique and exciting!  Join us!

FAQs Regarding Journey Summer Camp

What if my child is upset the first day of camp? Can I stay with them?

We find that at times, especially for younger campers, the first day can be a bit overwhelming. There are numerous people playing games with fun loud music playing. However, our staff is equipped to look out for children who may need encouragement to participate. Staff may come over and try to engage your child in

opening activities like dances or games or introduce them to other campers.

Parents are welcome to stay through opening activities, but once campers break into teams, we’ve found that mom or dad’s presence sometimes make a more difficult emotional break. Almost always, once campers have a few minutes to see what fun camp is, they quickly adjust.

Please be assured that if your child is overly upset for an extended period of time, we will contact you.

How will I know who is in charge?

Our teachers will be wearing a Journey Summer camp staff shirt.

Can my child be on a team with a friend?

When you register, you’ll have the opportunity to request a teammate for your child for competition teams.  We try to honor as many requests as we can; but campers may make only one friend request and that friend needs to request them as well (so the request is mutual).   Campers may be placed on different teams for workshops and rehearsals. Requests made after our Early Registration Deadline may not be honored.

What does my child bring?

Day campers will need to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

What if my child doesn’t know anyone?

Many of our campers are new to Journey. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends. Your child will also have a specific staff person assigned to their team color who can assist in easing the transition.

What should my child wear?

We encourage comfortable, moveable clothing each day, in accordance with the Journey dress code.  In addition, campers wear their camp t-shirt during the week. Please encourage your kids to wear shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops).

How do you handle allergies?

Please let us know of allergies on your enrollment form and bring that to the attention of the Camp Coordinator at check-in on Monday.  You may also leave medication with our Camp Coordinator.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Refunds for camp payments must be requested at least two weeks before the first day of the camp in which a student is registered. A $25 processing fee will be charged.

Can I sign up the first day of camp?

Registration will be available the first day of camp, if space allows.  Camps often fill quickly, though, so we recommend registering in advance whenever possible.

What about supervision?

Your child’s safety is our utmost concern.  Each person hired by Journey has completed a background check, interview, and camp staff training.  Every camp location has between 3-4 teams.

Journey limits the maximum team number to 22 campers.  Each team is assigned an adult staff leader, and some classes have a counselor.  There is also an adult camp coordinator for every camp. We try to maintain a supervision ratio of 1 camp staff per 10 kids.

Who do I contact in case of emergency during camp?

You will be provided a contact number of your Camp Coordinator in case of an emergency.

Do you have to be a Christian to come to Journey?

No. Journey holds to Judeo-Christian values of family, community, leadership and positive encouragement. We welcome all kids of varying faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

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