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TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2018

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.

Sessions 1-4 are two weeks long, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm,
with an option of extended care from 3-4pm.


PROGRAM FEE

Sessions 1-4: $600       Tech Camp: $300

Early Bird Discount if you register before April 1st
Sessions 1-4: $100 off with code ‘Early100’
Tech Camp: $50 off with code ‘Early50’

*Codes can not be combined with other discounts
Email education@raventheatre.com for information about Scholarships.

SPECIAL SESSION: TECH CAMP

JUNE 25 – 29

AGES 11-16
DREAM IT! BUILD IT!
TEACHING ARTIST: JOHN WILSON

Join us for a special half-day camp that takes you behind the scenes with award-winning Chicago scenic designer John Wilson (and other special guest artists) to help create all the magical, mythical and intergalactic journeys we will go on this summer. Tech camp is a hands-on learning experience, where students will be introduced to the basic principles of scenic, props and lighting design while building scenic and prop elements for each of our summer shows.

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SESSION 1: ANCIENT QUESTS

July 2 – 13

AGES 6-14
PERCY JACKSON’S GREEK HEROES
by Rick Riordan
TEACHING ARTIST: MECHELLE MOE

Get your flaming spear, put on your lion skin cape, and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back four thousand years to battle monsters, save some kingdoms, and raid the Underworld. Percy Jackson fills us in on all the daring deeds of Psyche, Hercules, Phaethon, and the rest of the Greek heroes. Trust us, they boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before!

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SESSION 2: TWISTED TALES

JULY 16 – 27

AGES 6-9
ONCE UPON A NINJA
based on the books by Corey Rosen Schwartz
TEACHING ARTIST: MICAH FIGUEROA

Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? The three little pigs just aren’t going to take it from that bully anymore! They train every day at the dojo with Little Red and the ninja chicks to master some serious karate moves to save the day. Practice makes perfect in these three fractured fairy tales: The Three Ninja Pigs, Ninja Red Riding Hood, and Hansel & Gretel: Ninja Chicks. Will our unlikely heroes win? KIYA!

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AGES 10-14
LAND OF STORIES
by Chris Colfer
TEACHING ARTIST: DANA MURPHY

No one is safe in the Land of Stories, where witches, goblins, elves and trolls run amuck. The Bailey twins leave their world behind and find themselves in this enchanting realm full of wonder and magic. They come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about, but can they make it home again?

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SESSION 3: FANTASTIC JOURNEYS

JULY 30 – AUGUST 10

AGES 6-9
OLIVER & THE SEAWIGS
by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre
TEACHING ARTIST: DANA MURPHY

Oliver’s parents are missing at sea! And when he sets sail to find them, he meets some unexpected friends. There’s a grumpy seabird, a nearsighted mermaid and even a living island! Oliver and his new crew are ready for mischief, mayhem, and high-seas adventure…but can they outsmart a wicked captain and his army of sea monkeys in time to rescue Mom and Dad?

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AGES 10-14
JUMANJI
by Chris Van Allsburg
TEACHING ARTIST: MAX FABIAN

Is it ever a good idea to leave two restless kids alone to their own devices for the afternoon? Especially when they stumble upon a mysterious and mystical board game? Boredom quickly turns to full on adventure, as the game’s unimaginable powers magically transports them into the untamed jungles of Jumanji!

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SESSION 4: AAAHHH!!!...IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD!

AUGUST 13 – 24

AGES 6-9
THE BAD GUYS: INTERGALACTIC GAS
by Aaron Blabey
TEACHING ARTIST: MECHELLE MOE

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys  and they even smell like the Bad Guys…but Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? The world is ending and they have a chance to save it! But seriously, how BAD can it be? How bad?! SUPER BAD.

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AGES 10-14
THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH
by Max Brallier & Douglas Holgate
TEACHING ARTIST: MAX FABIAN

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average 13-year-old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew. But Jack alone is no match for the hoards of Zombies, Winged Wretches and the big bad Blarg. So Jack teams up with his friends to slay the monsters, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it with a little help from his friends?

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TAKE FLIGHT FAQs

How are the days structured?

An average day at camp might look something like this:

8:45-9:00 Camper Drop Offs, Good Mornings!

9:00-9:20 FULL GROUP CHECK IN (Courage Chant & Goals for the Day)

9:20-10:30  WARM-UPS (mind, body, voice) & ENSEMBLE BUILDING (Activities/Character Work/Group Choreo or Music)

10:30-10:45 SNACK

10:45-12:00 REHEARSAL TIME (Adapting/Rehearsal/Scene Work/Run-throughs)

12:00-12:30 OUTDOOR LUNCH (we usually walk to one of the many nearby parks for lunch: Hayt Elementary Playground, Senn Playlot Park, or Emerson Park)

12:30-1:15 OUTDOOR PLAYTIME (group games, individual playtime, and the occasional water day!)

1:15-1:30 RELAXATION (time to unwind back in the theatre after running around outside)

1:30-2:45 CRAFT TIME (Craft Project or Set/Prop/Costume Work) and/or REHEARSAL TIME (Adapting/Rehearsal/Scene Work/Run-throughs)

2:45-3:00 REFLECTION/WRAP-UP: Did we meet our goals? What did we learn? How do we feel?

3:00-3:30 Pick Ups, Good Byes!

3:00-4:00 AFTERCARE

What are the group sizes for camp and the ratio of staff to kids?

The maximum size of each age group is 22 campers. Group size tends to average around 16-18 campers. With each group we have one Lead Teaching Artist, one college teaching intern, and one high school theatre student Counselor-In-Training. There is also a Camp Manager (the wonderful Daniel Parsons) who oversees and helps with lunch and snack times.

What is the refund policy for summer camp?

TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP REFUND POLICY
Any registration can be moved to another session at any time with no charge, pending availability. We require two weeks notice to process a summer camp refund. Any refund requested within two weeks of the first day of camp will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.