Starting Monday, June 12th, a different kind of summer camp takes the stage, as Kids-n-Co (KNC) again hosts their annual Theater Camp.
All camps are on the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 1340 Murchison. Tuition is $300 for Production Camp, Musical Theater Camp & Film Camp, and $200 for Kinder Camp.
Discounts are available for people attending multiple camps, or for families with siblings attending camp.
Registration is open now, by phone or in person. KNC hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday, at First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (915) 274-8797.
The KIDS-N-CO. Theater Camp schedule is as follows:
- Production Camp 1 – June 12-July 9, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; performances are July 7, 8 & 9
• Production Camp 2 – July 17-Aug 13 12:30-4:30 p.m.; performances are Aug 11, 12 & 13
• Musical Theater Camp – June 19-July 16 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; performances are July 14, 15 & 16
• Film Camp – July 17-Aug 13 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Films will be showcased Aug. 13
• Kinder Camp 1 – June 19-June 30, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., with a performance on June 30
• Kinder Camp 2 – July 17-July 28, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., with a performance on July 28
• Kinder Camp 3 – July 31-Aug 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., with a performance on Aug. 11
- Costume Design & Sewing – throughout the Summer
Production Camps 1 & 2 are for students ages 8-15. Taught by El Paso director, actress and theater adviser, Vanessa Keyser, camp teaches students all aspects of theater including acting, building, costume design, sewing and make-up.
The students will put all this into play – costumes, make-up and acting – with a full production showcased at the end of camp. Public performances will be presented on the final weekend of each camp.
Musical Theater Camp is targeted for ages 8-15. Younger kids may be considered, but a short interview/audition may be required. Taught by Sally Perez, who recently played the coveted role of The Witch in the EPCC production “Into the Woods,” musical theater camp teaches students all aspects of musical theater including acting, singing, dancing, choreography, costumes and make-up. The students will work towards being in a full musical production.
Public performances of the Musical Theater Camp production will be presented the final weekend of camp.
Kinder Camp is for kids ages 5-7. The young thespians learn how to feel comfortable on stage by learning theater games, through which they begin to get an understanding of improvisation. During the process, they will work towards putting on a short play, written specifically for the students and performed at the end of the session.
Film Camp is aimed for kids 12-16, and will be lead by Skyler Carreon and Brandon Abeyta: Two local filmmakers who over the summer will be filming a mini-series that our students will be able to participate in! Camp begins with an analysis of movies and storytelling by watching some classic films, and breaking them down for the students in fun and surprising ways.
There will be lessons on conceiving ideas, writing, filming, and editing. The course will conclude with conceiving, writing, filming, editing and acting in their own project to be premiered for friends and family at the end of the camp.