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TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2020

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.

SUMMER CAMP DATES FOR 2020

TECH CAMP: June 22 – 26

DREAM IT! BUILD IT!
(ages 11-16)

SESSION 1: June 29 – July 10

RUN WILD WITH ROALD DAHL
James & the Giant Peach (ages 6-9) & The Witches (ages 10-14)

SESSION 2: July 13 – 24

ONCE UPON A CHOCOLATE TIME
Chocolate Fever
(ages 6-9) & Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (ages 10-14)

SESSION 3: July 27 – August 7

IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY
Are You Scared, Darth Vader?
(ages 6-9) & Star Wars (ages 10-14)

SESSION 4: August 10-21

ON A DARK & STORMY NIGHT
Creepy Carrots! (ages 6-9) & Coraline (ages 10-14)

TECH CAMP is one week long, Monday-Friday from 12-4pm.
SESSIONS 1-4 are two weeks long, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm,with an option of extended care from 3-4pm.

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PROGRAM FEE

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

Early Bird Discount if you register before April 1st
$75 off with code ‘Early75’*

*Early Bird Discount not available for Tech Camp,
Codes can not be combined with other discounts
Email education@raventheatre.com for information about Scholarships.

QUESTIONS: EDUCATION@RAVENTHEATRE.COM / 312-785-5091

SPECIAL SESSION: TECH CAMP

JUNE 22 – 26, 2020

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: RUN WILD WITH ROALD DAHL

JuNE 29-JUly 10, 2020

AGES 6-9
JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


Orphaned and friendless, James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is miserable, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and very strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it’s as big as a house. Inside, James meets a crew of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

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AGES 10-14
THE WITCHES
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


Witches don’t look like typical witches in this world. They live in plain sight!  Even scarier, they look like you and me! But the worst thing is that they absolutely detest children. To a witch, a child smells like dogs’ droppings. And now the Grand High Witch is planning to get rid of every child in England by turning them into mice—can anybody stop them?

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SESSION 2: ONCE UPON A CHOCOLATE TIME

JULY 13 – 24, 2020

AGES 6-9
CHOCOLATE FEVER
Based on the book by Robert Kimmel Smith
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


Henry Green loves chocolate. All chocolate. Bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any person in the history of the world. One day, Henry finds that very strange things are happening to him and is diagnosed with the first case of Chocolate Fever!

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AGES 10-14
CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


Nobody has seen Willy Wonka—or inside his amazing chocolate factory—for years. When he announces his plan to invite the winners of the five Golden Tickets to visit his factory, the whole world is waiting for the candy mysteries to be revealed! Who will pass all of Wonka’s chocolate-ly tests? The spoiled Veruca Salt? The gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde? The television-obsessed Mike Teevee? Or maybe it could even be the poor paperboy Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe.

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SESSION 3: IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY

JULY 27 – AUGUST 7, 2020

AGES 6-9
ARE YOU SCARED, DARTH VADER?
Based on the book by Adam Rex
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


Most people would probably give the award for “Most Terrifying Person in the Galaxy” to the Emperor’s right-hand man, the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. He has all the power of the dark side of the Force, so what could possibly frighten one of the biggest bad guys in the universe? A parade of vampires, ghosts, and other creatures don’t scare Darth Vader, but how about a group of wild kids ready for some rowdy play?

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AGES 10-14
STAR WARS
Inspired by the movies of George Lucas
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


Blast off into hyperspace with the action-packed stories of Star Wars! Perhaps Jedi Master Yoda will have a light saber showdown with the dreaded Count Dooku; Luke Skywalker and the Rebels will race against time to destroy the Death Star; and the brave Rey might make a new friend when she meets the droid BB-8. Let’s explore these galactic adventures at lightspeed!

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SESSION 4: ON A DARK & STORMY NIGHT

AUGUST 10 – 21, 2020

AGES 6-9
CREEPY CARROTS! & CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR!
Based on the books by Aaron Reynolds
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA


The Twilight Zone has come to the carrot patch and Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as carrots or underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark and it seems like the delicious carrots he loves so much are following him home! After trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back! Jasper’s not scared obviously, he just finds it a little bit—creepy.

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AGES 10-14
CORALINE
Based on the book by Neil Gaiman
TEACHING ARTIST: TBA

Coraline has unlocked a passage in her new house that reveals another house—just like her own. At first, everything seems marvelous in this parallel world, but is it too good to be true? Her new mother and father are perfectly kind and terribly sweet but they want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well and Coraline is their only hope of rescue. Will she be able to gather her wits to save her one true ordinary life?

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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 Summer Camp Manager 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.