Camp Casa


What is Camp Casa?

Camp Casa is a one-week-long musical theatre summer camp for ages 8 – 14 and open to all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished young professionals.

What’s a typical day like at Camp Casa?

Camp Casa is Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Campers are divided into small groups according to age and are assigned at least one dedicated Camp Counselor. On a typical day, campers will receive training from seasoned theatre and education professionals in acting, singing, and dancing as they rehearse a portion of the musical Seussical Jr. Instructors focus on giving your camper the skills they need to succeed on and off the stage.

How do the performances work?

Each age group will work on a different portion of Seussical Jr. After a week of rehearsals, students will come together for an outdoor presentation of the entire musical.

How much does Camp Casa cost?

The cost of Camp Casa is $400, plus a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee.

Scholarships are available. Click here for more information.

Do you have a camp for younger children?

Yes! Camp Casa Jr. is for campers ages 4 to 8 and consists of 2 separate week-long sessions. Campers will learn creative expression using their voice, body and imagination, in a fun, no-pressure environment, with classes taught by seasoned theatre and education professionals. In addition to acting, singing and dancing, campers will also get to make lots of fun theatre crafts to bring home with them at the end of camp! Sessions meet Monday – Friday for three hours each day. Click here for more information on Camp Casa Jr.

What if my summer plans change and I need to cancel my registration?

For cancellation policies, please email the Education office at education@casamanana.org, as policies have changed in response to COVID-19.

How and when can I register?

Registration is open now! You must register your camper in the appropriate age bracket according to the age they will be on the first day of camp. Once a session has filled, you will be able to register for our waiting list. We will contact you immediately if a spot opens up! Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to be removed from the waitlist at any time.

Is Camp Casa right for my child?

Camp is a fast-paced environment with lots of transitions, occasional use of loud music and strong lighting, and requires students to work well as part of a group. If your child has sensory processing challenges or has a history of difficulties with this type of environment, please contact the education department at 817-321-5040 to discuss whether camp will be a good fit for your child.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions about Camp Casa?

To reach the Education Office, contact education@casamanana.org or call 817-321-5040.

What safety precautions are you following?

General Camp Protocol

  • Staff training held prior to camp start date to review all camp procedures and how to carry out proper sanitization, etc.
  • Increased and enforced supervision of hand washing/use of medical-grade hand sanitizer for campers and staff.
  • All staff will wear cloth face coverings over nose and mouth.
  • Campers have the option to wear cloth face coverings while at camp.
  • Parents should screen their child for symptoms of COVID-19 every morning. If symptoms are present, notify staff IMMEDIATELY and do NOT bring your child to camp.

Daily Procedures

  • Staff screening (fever check, etc.) for symptoms of COVID-19/check for known close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Groups will be no more than 10 campers, plus one teacher and two counselors.
  • Camp will be divided into four groups determined by age. Groups will remain in one location at all times, teacher and counselors will remain with the same group all day.
  • Groups will be separated into four different locations across Casa (Studios, theatre, lobby, cabaret). Each group will have their own designated bathroom area. Bathrooms will be sanitized between uses.
  • Within their rehearsal room, each camper will have a marked spot on the floor to encourage social distancing while singing and dancing. Each camper will also have a marked chair where their personal belongings (labeled water bottle, snacks, etc.) can be placed.

 

  • Craft time (Camp Jr.): Each camper will have their own craft bag containing the necessary supplies for the day. Reusable supplies such as scissors, glue sticks, and the like will be sanitized before and after use and not shared amongst students.  For any hands-on assistance, the instructor and/or counselor will wear gloves.

 

  • Snack time: Campers should bring their own clearly labeled snacks and water bottles daily. No use of Casa water fountains will be permitted. For any hands-on assistance, the instructor and/or counselor will wear gloves.

 

  • Drop-off/Pick-up: Parents and/or guardians should remain in their vehicles. Carpool will be split between two locations.  Cabaret and Lobby groups will be dropped off and picked up in the circle drive in front of the main building. Studio and Stage groups will be dropped off and picked up behind the theatre (by the stage door/in front of the studio space).
  • There will be NO play early or stay late options for any camp sessions to prevent mixing of groups and to reduce allow proper sanitization to take place.
  • Cleaning of the theatre and studios will take place daily, following the end of camp.
  • Outdoor breaks will happen daily.

Performance

Each group will work towards an individual performance at the end of the camp week.  Parents will have access to a digital recording of the performance. There will be NO in-person attendance permitted.


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