10 exciting summer programs for young artists in the Fredericton area.
With the summer months fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to look at some of the many arts-based summer programs happening throughout the city. This summer presents a wide variety of creative options for young dancers, actors, artists and scientists. Here are just a few of the many interesting day-camps happening in Fredericton this summer.
Broadway Camp 2015
This day camp is designed to train young performers for the stage. The kids will receive instruction for singing, dancing and acting. The emphasis will be on telling a story through performance. The choreographed musical numbers will be performed in a Broadway Review on Friday, June 26 at 4pm at the Unitarian Fellowship.
This camp will take place from June 22-26 from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Unitarian Fellowship, located at 874 York Street. It is for ages 9-13, and the cost will be $250. You may contact Signa Love for more details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 506-238-1609.
Design Works Camps for Kids & Teens
Discover the fun and creativity of UNB’s Design Works Camps for kids and teens. With over 50 camps to choose from, there’s everything from themed art camps (taught in either English or French), Steal the Stage Theatre, DIY Handy Kid, and more.
Budding photographers can select from Stop Motion Animation and Outdoor photography camps, along with introductory classes for all ages. For mini chefs in the family, there are new menus at the popular Jr. Iron Chef camps, with weekly cooking themes throughout the summer.
All camps are held at UNB. For more information or to register, please visit www.unb.ca/cel/summer or call 453-4646.
The Calithumpians’ “Act Now!” Drama Camps 2015
The Calithumpians are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2015 “Act Now!” Drama Camps! A mainstay of Fredericton for generations, the Calithumpians have been offering their unique brand of summer day camps for over twenty years. Every week, the “Junior Calithumpians” get to learn what it takes to put on a Calithumpian-style show, by writing their very own play collectively with our experienced instructors and participating in workshops conducted by the Calithumpians themselves!
Our Drama Camps offer children and adolescents a chance to experience theatre first hand through our tried and true method of creative drama activities and participatory games. All week long the campers will be active – acting, singing and dancing – making “Act Now!” not just a catchy title, but a promise. The participants get to enjoy a peek behind-the-scenes of the Calithumpians’ Theatre in the Park in Officers’ Square, and view the live lunchtime performances by the professional troupe.
Various members of the summer troupe provide specialized short workshops including singing, dancing, theatre games, and improvisation. Each camp culminates in a short play written and performed by the camp participants that debuts Friday at noon in Officer’s Square as a curtain raiser for the Calithumpians’ Theatre in the Park performance.
For more information or to find our registration form, visit www.calithumpians.com and head over to our Drama Camps page.
Music and Movement for Kids Camps at UNB
Our fun-filled half-day camp for the youngest set! Participants aged 3-4 will be introduced to the joys of music through listening, singing, playing rhythm instruments, and working on crafts. Have fun, make new friends, and learn along the way! This camp takes place from 9am-12pm, July 13-17 at Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. The cost is $109.00.
July 20-24: Dig a little deeper into age-appropriate musical activities. Children age 5-7 will enjoy this full-day camp, which will include singing, playing music, craft time, and fun activities with a new theme each day. Play, learn, and grow! This camp takes place from 9am- 4pm, July 20-24 at Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. The cost is $169.00.
To register call 453-4697 or email email@example.com.
Artemis Dance Studio’s Summer Dance Intensive
Artemis Dance Studio is offering a Summer Dance Intensive from July 6 – 10, for ages 8+ at The Charlotte Street Arts Centre. This is a full day program packed with dance, music, improvisation, creation, and choreography.
The fee is $200, and registration forms can be picked up at Artemis Dance Studio in Room 202 in The Charlotte St Arts Centre. For further info email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 455-1321. Spaces are limited.
Museum Day Camps at the Fredericton Region Museum
The Fredericton Region Museum is offering summer day camps for children 8 to 11 years. Campers will explore some of Fredericton’s special places and find links to the city’s past. Children will take daily trips to nearby locations and visit heritage gems that make Fredericton such a wonderful place to live. With lots of time for creativity, campers will play traditional and contemporary games, construct crafts, explore the museum and make new friends.
Dates and Themes:
- July 6-10: Create and Play
- July 13-17: Blast to the Past: Fredericton Edition
- July 20-24: Marching Through History
- July 27-31: The Museum: An Inside Story
- August 3-7 (4 days): Food for Thought
- August 10-14: Building History
- 5 Day Camps • Members $130 / Non-Members $140
- 4 Day Camp • Members $105 / Non-Members $115
Camp fee includes a museum t-shirt, all materials, and activities. Meals and snacks are not included. All camps run from 8:30am to 5pm. More information can be found at frederictonregionmuseum.wordpress.com/programs/summer-day-camps/ or contact the museum office at email@example.com.
BKD Summer Camp
The BKD Center is offering week-long summer camps. Our camps include dance classes consisting of several genres of dance such as tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and some concentration on dance technique.
Your child will enjoy making new friends, getting their groove on, and participating in outdoor activities, crafts and games, all in the spirit of dance and movement. Our highly trained dance choreographers/instructors are looking forward to working with your child this summer.
On the last day of camp, we invite all family members to come in and enjoy a presentation given by the children on what they have learned during their week of camp. Show starts at 4:00 pm on Friday! For more information, please visit the Bonnie Kilburn Dancers.
Dance Fredericton will offer two Fairy Tale Dance Camps. Week one runs July 6-10 and week two runs July 13-17, 2015. There will also be a Nutcracker Intensive August 24-31, 2015. For more info, please visit Dance Fredericton.
TNB Theatre School Summer Programs
Every Monday in July and August there’s an air of anticipation at the TNB Studio on Whiting Road as a new class of students gathers for a week of extraordinary theatre and extraordinary fun. By Friday new friendships will be formed, new skills learned and a production performed for family and friends.
Since it was founded in 1999, TNB Theatre School endowed by the Stephen Graham Bird Trust has offered outstanding training in acting, voice and movement, singing and dance in a fun and supportive environment.
Check out TNB Theatre School’s full list of summer offerings for ages K-12.
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience for your child this summer? Science East camps are the most entertaining and educational camps in Fredericton – an adventure of discovery, learning and fun that kids won’t soon forget!
The city science centre will be offering camps exploring everyday science, robotics and so much more. Visit Science East online to see their entire lineup of exciting summer day camps.
Bonus last minute addition:
Join Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, The Whos and The Cat in the Hat and a whole world full of Seussians as they hit the stage this summer at Broadway Bound! Sing, Act, Dance, Play Games, Make crafts and meet a ton of great kids in this one week intensive theatre project. Space is limited to 30 kids so be sure to register soon! The program runs August 3 – 7, 2015. More more information, please visit Branch Out Productions.
If you have information on other summer camps happening in Fredericton this summer, please send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org .