The OVS performing arts camp provides day and resident campers, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, with instruction in acting, singing, and movement. Campers can also explore the technical side of the theater by working backstage or in the lighting and sound booth of our modern Greenberg Activities Center. The goal of the program is to introduce students to a variety of disciplines in the performing arts, and to provide campers with a fun, supportive environment in which to make friends and develop their skills and confidence.
Rather than take academic courses, campers in the Performing Arts Camp spend their mornings studying voice, acting, dance, stage makeup, or aspects of technical theater. Performing Arts instructors with backgrounds in dance, theater, costume design and music teach the classes.
Afternoon sessions are set aside for group rehearsal time under the direction of our teachers and camp counselors. Campers not wishing to perform in a production will use these periods to build sets, design costumes, and collect props. At the end of each two-week session, campers will participate in an evening performance, culminating in one full-scale musical production at the end of the six-week camp. Previous productions have included Barnum, Cats, an innovative original production of Snow White and the 7 Things, and last year’s Jungle Book.