Visual & Performing Arts

Just Dance!

When: June 17‑21
Grade Level: Grades 1‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $300
Instructor: Miss Emily Rufo, Owner of Radiance Dance Studio

Each day, we will focus on a different style of dance. We will learn a brief history, practice the style, learn a dance, and create a costume or prop to go with it. On our last day, we will be showing off all the dances we have learned in a small performance. This camp is a fun way to try different styles of dance!

Indy Rock Camp

When: June 24‑28
Grade Level: Grades 6‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mr. Daniel Kitching, Independence Director of Bands

Get ready to rock! Campers will learn to play basic guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drums to classic rock songs, then show off their skills on stage at the end of the week. Instruments will be available, but campers are encouraged to bring their own guitars or bass if they own them. No prior musical experience necessary.

Music and Stories

(maximum 10 participants)
When:
June 24‑28
Grade Level: ECI (age 3)‑K
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Banu Fields, Independence Strings Instructor

Every story should have its own song, and that's what this camp is all about! We will read stories with a wide range of themes and learn songs to accompany them. Campers will play percussion instruments, move with the music, and talk about each character in our stories. Join us for a week of music‑making! Campers must be potty‑trained.

Mock Trial

(maximum 14 participants)
When:
July 8‑12
Grade Level: Grades 6‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $280
Instructor: Mr. Kevin McDonald, Summer at Independence Director and Middle School English Teacher

Public speaking, acting, writing, problem solving, teamwork, and debate. These are only some of the skills students will learn while participating in Mock Trial. The Mock Trial Camp will take rising sixth through eighth graders step‑by‑step through the process of preparing a real court case from the opening statements to the closing arguments. Campers will learn vital skills to help them express themselves effectively and to work independently to accomplish their goals. This camp is ideal for students who are interested in being part of the very competitive high school Mock Trial league, as well as those who enjoy acting and debating and want to improve their public speaking skills. A live mock trial will be held on the final day of camp!

My First Camp with Strings

When: July 15‑19
Grade Level: Grades 1‑4
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Banu Fields, Independence Strings Instructor

Come and get to know your favorite member of the strings family this summer! A violin, a viola, or maybe a cello! If you are a beginner, this week will be a great time to learn how to play a strings instrument. If you already know how to play, then polish off your technique and learn new music. Students are expected to bring their own instruments to class.

Beginning Acting ‑ Child Drama Workshops

When: July 22‑26
Grade Level: Grades 2‑5
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑3:00 p.m.
Cost: $450
Instructor: Child Drama Workshops 

Your child's exciting week at camp will include theatre games, improvisation, acting techniques, monologues, creative movement, character building, and audition techniques. The week will conclude with the creative production of an original play - complete with professional direction, choreography, and makeup.

What to do with Six Strings

When: July 22‑26
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Banu Fields, Independence Strings Instructor

Would you like to be a one‑man band or accompany your friends while singing? Then you need to come to this camp! Join us for a week of exploring the guitar! Learn to play chords, play rhythm guitar, and read music! Campers will need to bring their own acoustic guitars.

Creative Drama ‑ Child Drama Workshops

When: July 29‑August 2
Grade Level: ECI (age 3)‑Grade 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $350
Instructor: Child Drama Workshops 

Your child's fun‑filled week at camp will include theatre games, creative movement, story dramatization, improvisational role playing, and much more. The week will conclude with the creative production of an original play – complete with professional direction, choreography, and makeup. Campers must be potty-trained.