Camps

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June 27 - Aug 26

SUMMER CAMP

2016
 

Teaching Kids to Soar!
“At Raven, everyone acting with you on stage is one big family. We support each other throughout. This is such a miraculous gift to have—to cooperate and to be one.”
– Cisco Vlahakis, 15-years-old, Raven Summer Camp alumnus


"WITH COURAGE, I WILL CONNECT + COLLABORATE + CREATE IN MY COMMUNITY"

Raven’s Take Flight programs focus on fostering confidence and empathy in young people so that they can find the courage to connect with their peers, collaborate as an ensemble, and create art that they can share with their community.


RAVEN TAKE FLIGHT

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2016


IMAGINE * WRITE * EXPLORE * PERFORM

Spend your summer making life-long memories at Raven Theatre in a fun, supportive and creative environment. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of performance or a more advanced actor looking to hone your skills, our team of professional teaching artists will help you feel the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. Over the course of two weeks, campers will create their own theatrical adaptations inspired by classic and popular children’s stories. Their original work will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. 

ONE-WEEK SESSION
This first session is a one-week long, Monday-Friday half-day camp from 9am-12pm.
Program Fee: $300 

JUNIOR CAMP - NO LONGER AVAILABLE 
(ages 5-8)

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS
These sessions are Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, with an option of extended care from 3-4pm.
Program Fee: $600 (extended care is an additional $50 per session)
Discounts are available for Early Registration and Siblings. Early Bird Discount code: 'TakeFlight20' for 20% off until April 1st.

SESSION 1: TWISTED TALES July 5-15
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (ages 6-9)
The B.F.G. (ages 10-13)

SESSION 2: UNEXPECTED HEROES July 18-29
Stuart Little (ages 6-9)
The Tale of Despereaux (ages 10-13)

SESSION 3: OUT OF THIS WORLD Aug 1-12
Captain Awesome (ages 6-9)
Zita the Spacegirl (ages 10-13)

SESSION 4: STRANGE DIMENSIONS Aug 15-26
The Magic Treehouse Series (ages 6-9) 
The Phantom Tollbooth (ages 10-13)



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP


JUNIOR CAMP- NO LONGER AVAILABLE



SESSION 1: TWISTED TALES (July 5-15)


THE TRUE STORY OF THE
THREE LITTLE PIGS
by Jon Scieszka (ages 6-9)


You thought you knew the story of the The Three Little Pigs? ... Well you thought wrong. In this hysterical and clever fractured fairy tale that twists points of view and perspective, Alexander T. Wolf finally gets to tell his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three little pigs.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Jon Scieszka poster
 
THE B.F.G. by Roald Dahl poster


THE B.F.G.
by Roald Dahl (ages 10-13)


Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, or any of the other giants other than the BFG, she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
 

SESSION 2: UNEXPECTED HEROES (July 18-29)


STUART LITTLE
by E.B. White (ages 6-9)


Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his brother George, and Snowbell the cat. One day his best friend, a beautiful bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?
STUART LITTLE by E.B. White poster
 

THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo poster


THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
by Kate DiCamillo (ages 10-13)


In this tale of bravery, forgiveness and redemption, one small creature teaches a kingdom that it takes only a little light to show the truth: What you look like doesn't equal what you are. We meet several unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat; Pea, a princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her father's grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a princess, but is forced to serve the jailer.
 

SESSION 3: OUT OF THIS WORLD (Aug 1-12)


CAPTAIN AWESOME
by Stan Kirby (ages 6-9)


Bad guys beware! Eugene McGillicudy just happens to be the most awesome superhero of all time. He calls himself Captain Awesome. Eugene and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad can’t wait to venture into the woods and get some real superhero training at Camp Ka-Pow. That is, until they meet the Cloudy Heights Super Crew. Could these campers be supervillains in disguise?
CAPTAIN AWESOME by Stan Kirby poster
 
ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke poster

ZITA THE SPACEGIRL
by Ben Hatke (ages 10-13)


Zita's life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye. When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. In this graphic novel full of monsters and magicians, Zita the Earth girl must find a way home.
 

SESSION 4: MAGICAL TIME TRAVEL (Aug 15-26)


THE MAGIC TREEHOUSE SERIES
by Mary Pope Osbourne
(ages 6-9)


Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling series—the Magic Tree House! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to past worlds where they meet pirates, ninjas, mummies, medieval knights, and even dinosaurs. Will they make it home before dark? There are so many exciting adventures it will be hard to choose which story to tell!
THE MAGIC TREEHOUSE SERIES by Mary Pope Osbourne poster
 

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster poster


THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
by Norton Juster (ages 10-13)


Milo gets home one afternoon expecting to go through the same humdrum after-school routine he always goes through. But on this particular day, he finds a tollbooth waiting to transport him to other dimensions! Milo travels through the Kingdom of Wisdom, seeking to rescue Rhyme and Reason with the help of his companions, Tock the Watchdog and the Humbug. He meets many interesting and clever characters along the way and returns home with a newfound curiosity about the world.
 


All camp sessions are at Raven Theatre

6157 N. Clark, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

 

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