/// Summer Camps, 2020 ///

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, we would like to bring your family some joy.  Does your child need their “spark” back?  Are they craving social interactions?  Do you need something to keep them occupied?  Did their summer plans get cancelled?  Here are some July activities from Rising Stars geared toward bringing out the best in your child during these difficult times. 

 

We are also happy to announce our summer scholarship program.  Through generous donations from parents throughout the schoolyear, we will be able to help campers whose families have been hit hard during this unforeseen economic downturn.  If your family is in need of a scholarship for one or more camps, please reply to this e-mail, and we can get the ball rolling on a scholarship for your camper.  Funds are limited, so we encourage you to look into our scholarship program here ASAP if this is something your family needs.  Please note: these are not full-ride scholarships; all families will pay something.  Also, if you would like to donate to the Rising Stars scholarship fund, you can Venmo Kerith Telestai.  Any amount is much appreciated.  Here is the lineup for Rising Stars July camps…

 

Virtual Dance Chain

  • July 6-10

  • $30

  • Firm registration deadline: July 3

  • Incoming 1st-12th grade

  • 2:00-3:00 M-F

 

Even in a time of isolation and social distancing, we are still a community and we are still connected.  We will explore this theme through movement and dance instruction in on online video platform.  Families must have sufficient internet for video conferencing.  Kerith will facilitate as diverse campers build a chain of dance moves (any style each camper wants!) that connect one after another, choreographed to music.  Campers must be comfortable videoing themselves on Friday at home, in a 10-20 second clip.  Parents must commit to assisting campers in this process if needed, and sending the video clips to Kerith by the end of Friday night.  Kerith will then edit the videos together and make the final product available to families.  This will be a very cool keepsake!

 

 

 

 

Virtual Pourquoi Tales

  • July 13-17

  • $60

  • Firm registration deadline: July 10

 

  • Incoming 3rd-5th grade 2:00-3:15 M-F

  • Maximum: 10 campers

 

  • Incoming 6th-10th grade 3:30-4:45 M-F

  • Maximum: 10 campers

 

For actors and visual artists alike, this unique online camp’s end product will be a video featuring acting and illustrations by our campers.  Families must have sufficient internet for video conferencing.  We will take readers’ theatre versions of international pourquoi (how & why) folktales, and work on developing character back stories, facial expressions, and voices.  Each camper is guaranteed a part with no stress about memorization, and will also illustrate a few scenes (like in a story book).  Illustrations can be realistic or abstract, and Kerith will show examples of how to take an idea and create visual art to go with it.  Families are responsible for providing any art supplies their campers would like to use—let your imagination go wild! (If supplies are an issue for your family, please reach out, and we can figure something out together.)  This camp is considered a great “next step” for students who wish to work on their acting skills.  Campers must be comfortable videoing themselves on Friday/Saturday at home, and parents must commit to assisting campers in this process and sending the videos to Kerith by the end of Saturday night.  Kerith will then edit the videos together and make the final product available to families.  This will be another very cool keepsake!

 

 

Musical Theatre Camp In The Park: “Down To Earth”

  • July 20-24

  • $90

  • Firm registration deadline: July 17

  • Incoming 3rd-6th grade

  • Maximum: 10 campers

  • 9:00-12:00 M-F

 

 

 

*This camp is dependent on the state of Idaho and Ada County’s coronavirus requirements.  If it is cancelled or your child in unable to participate due to Covid-19, a full or pro-rated refund will be issued.

 

Social distancing with musical theatre is difficult, but the great outdoors makes it a bit more do-able.  We will meet at the amazing amphitheatre in Kleiner Park and have an absolute blast singing, dancing, and acting together.  There is even a splash pad we can visit in the park, and families can stay after camp to enjoy the park’s lakes, maze walk, and other features, or head across the street to The Village for food and fun!  We will be learning a musical called “Down To Earth” featuring parodies of popular songs with an earth science theme (without your child feeling like they are even learning a science unit).  Kerith has done this outrageously funny musical with hundreds of kids in the Treasure Valley with great success, and is excited to offer it as a summer camp this year.  Performance for parents and guests at noon on Friday.  Registrations are initially limited to 10 campers, but may be increased depending on coronavirus guidelines; first come, first served. 

 

 

 

Musical Theatre Camp In The Park: “Go With The Flow”

  • July 27-31 and August 3-7 (2 weeks)

  • $200

  • Firm registration deadline: July 24

  • Incoming 5th-10th grade (previous performing arts experience strongly recommended for 5th & 6th graders)

  • Maximum: 10 campers

  • 9:00-1:00 M-F

 

 

*This camp is dependent on the state of Idaho and Ada County’s coronavirus requirements.  If it is cancelled or your child in unable to participate due to Covid-19, a full or pro-rated refund will be issued.

 

For older campers ready for a 2-week experience, this camp will not disappoint!  We will be located at the amazing amphitheatre in Kleiner Park, where we can have outdoor air flow and the space to social distance as much as we can within a musical theatre format.  In this original musical, “Go With The Flow”, we’ll work on singing, dancing, and acting skills, while doing hilarious parodies of popular songs with a theme of cells, DNA, and, dun-dun-dun… a villainous virus! (Quite apropos, wouldn’t you say?)  It’s not cheesy, we promise!  4 hours may seem like a long time for a camp, but students who have worked with Kerith before know that time flies!  We even have the bonus of this being a 2-week camp, so we can really hone our skills.  There is a splash pad we can visit in the park, and families can stay after camp to enjoy the park’s lakes, maze walk, and other features, or head across the street to The Village for food and fun!  Kerith has done this musical twice in the Treasure Valley and even once in Belize with great success, and is excited to offer it as a summer camp once again this year.  Performance for parents and guests at 1:00 on Friday.  Registrations are initially limited to 10 campers, but may be increased depending on coronavirus guidelines; first come, first served. 

 

 

 

Please note that once registered, you have agreed to pay Kerith for her preparation and instruction, and refunds will not be issued except due to Covid-19 or other extreme circumstances as determined by Rising Stars.  Registering for camp is the same as committing to it.   :)

Read full refund policy HERE.

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