Visual & Performing Arts

MY FIRST CAMP WITH STRINGS

When: July 2-6 (closed Wednesday)
Age level: Grades 1-4
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $180
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 string 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.

INDY ROCK CAMP I

When: July 9-13
Age level: Grades 6-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $250
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.

INDY ROCK CAMP II

(maximum 10 participants)
When:
July 16-20
Age level: Grades 6-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $450
Instructor: Mr. Daniel Kitching, Independence Director of Bands

Students who have attended Indy Rock Camp have the opportunity for an even more focused and challenging week of learning great rock tunes on the guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Prior experience strongly recommended.

BEGINNING ACTING

When: July 23-27
Age level: Grades 1-5
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $450
Instructor: Child Drama Workshops staff

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.

STOP MOTION PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

When: July 23-27
Age level: Grades 5-8
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
Instructor: Miss McKenzie Walsh, Independence Extended Day Staff

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and many other movies are made using stop motion. In this camp, students will not only learn the ins and outs of shooting stop motion, but they will also learn leadership skills from Miss Walsh, who is a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College with degrees in multimedia and advertising design. At the end, they will know how to write, shoot, direct, and communicate with each other to create their finished project.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH SIX STRINGS?

When: July 30-August 3
Age level: Grades 5-8
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $250
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

When: July 30-August 3
Age level: Early Childhood I (3 years old)-Kindergarten
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $350
Instructor: Child Drama Workshops staff

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.

MOCK TRIAL **EARLY TIME SLOT SOLD OUT**

(maximum 14 participants)
When:
August 6-10
Age level: Grades 6-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $275
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! Campers can be added to the Wait List for the early time slot through Online Registration.

MUSIC AND STORIES

(maximum 10 participants)
When:
August 6-10
Age level: Early Childhood I (3 years old)-Kindergarten
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $250
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!