ALMONTE SUMMER CAMP FAQ's
HOW TO REGISTER
We are currently full for the summer, but if you would like to be added to our mailing list for next year, email us here.
Young people will be given an inspiration source and then work collaboratively to make a new piece of theatre to be performed at the end of 5 days. Workshop topics will vary based on camper interest but may include
* Movement * * Sound & Music * * Prop, Set & Costume Making * * Collective Story Building * * Song Making and Singing *
* Writing Scenes, Poems & Jokes* *Object Puppetry * * Nature inspired staging* *Directing*
Young creators age 9-14 who want to collaborate and make a new piece of theatre. No experience required, just a curiosity about acting, writing, directing and/or designing for live performance.
August 15-19. OUTDOOR PLAYMAKING. Ages 9-14.
In our outdoor playmaking camp campers will work both inside and with nature to build a new piece of theatre.
Presented in partnership with the Centre for Creative Living, we will use the indoor and outdoor space at
Saint Paul's Church in Almonte, 70 Clyde street.
Camp runs 9am-4pm. On Friday there will be a presentation for the camper’s family and friends at 4pm.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
Based on interest we may be able to offer before care from 8-9, and after care from 4-5 at a fee of $5 for one or $10 for both. Please express your interest on the registration form and we will contact you ASAP. The before and after care will be run by an experienced older teen with first aid training.
$250 per camper plus fees. We do not want to turn people away for lack of funds, so do inquire about subsidies if required.
WHAT TO BRING
We will be working both indoors and outdoors, so please bring the following:
Weather appropriate clothes that you can move in and get dirty, hats, sunscreen, bugspray, a nut-free lunch, snack and water bottle.
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A TYPICAL DAY
8:50-9:00 - Drop off
9-9:30 - Morning Yoga and Group singing - Full Group
9:30-10:15 - Workshop 1 - Smaller groups
10:15-10:30 - Snack break
10:30-11:15 - Scene Building - Smaller groups
11:15-12:00 - Workshop 2 -Smaller Groups
12-1 - Lunch
1-1:45 - Workshop 3 - Smaller Groups
1:45-2:30 - Scene Building - Smaller Groups
2:30-2:45 - Snack Break
2:45-3:30 Workshop 4 - Smaller Groups
3:30-3:45 - Reflections, Journal and Drawing - Full Group
3:45-4 - Pick Up
Lindsey has been creating theatre ever since she was a young girl. She headed the drama club in High School, and continued to pursue her passion at Concordia University, where she majored in Theatre. Putting her dramatic skills to the test, she then embarked on travelling the globe after graduation and taught English as a Second Language to students from the age of 3 - 65. She also recently (2016) earned her Yoga Teaching Certification, and has been teaching various levels of Hatha yoga in Almonte for almost 3 years. Combining her love of teaching and creating, Lindsey knows there is always something to create…a seed within us all that can be nurtured and grown! Whether it be in English camps in South Korea, Annual Christmas plays at her beloved Canadian Language Learning College in Ottawa, or Almonte Summer Theatre Camp in 2019... she knows there is always theatre to be made!
Emily has been making and touring theatre across Canada for the past 15 years. She has performed in broom closets, on board room tables, and in rivers, but also in regular theatres at the National Arts Centre and Ottawa Children's Festival. Shows she has made for inter-generational audiences include a Gothic Synth Rock Opera about wolf teachers, and a tragic love story about birds and constellations. She has previously taught playmaking at the Ottawa Children’s Theatre, Ottawa School of Theatre, Long Bay Arts Camp, Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. She is passionate about using theatre to explore big questions, develop curiosity and practice empathy.... but thinks that is done best using games and corny jokes.