February 9, 2017

Visual/Performing Arts Camps

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Acting: Acting for Young People – Summer Acting Camp and Showcase

Contact: Mary Lechter, Mason Community Arts Academy, mary@afyp.org, 703-554-4931
Website: masonacademy.gmu.edu/acting/summer
Location: Fairfax Campus
Description: Acting for Young People provides actors of all ages with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment. Through this training, our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off. Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry – actors, directors, and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.


Dance: Irish Dance Summer Camp*

Contact: Boyle School of Irish Dance, dance@boyleschool.com, 703-791-0800
Website: Click here
Location: SciTech Campus, Manassas
Ages: 4–18
Description: The Boyle School offers fun-filled and challenging summer camps in June and July. Our camps are a great way for children to experience Irish dance for the first time! Summer camp is for brand-new beginners as well as returning champions. All camps fill up quickly.

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

Contact: fccamps@gmu.edu, 703-993-8513
Website: freedom-center.com
Location: SciTech Campus, Manassas (Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center)
Description: The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of camp options at Mason’s SciTech Campus, located in Manassas, Virginia. Camp topics include (but are not limited to): aquatics, art, cooking, dance, drama, engineering, game and technology, leadership, nature, recreation, science, and sports.

Mason Community Arts Academy – Summer Arts at Mason

Contact: academy@gmu.edu, 703-993-9889
Website: masonacademy.gmu.edu/summer
Location: Fairfax Campus
Ages: 5–18
Description: Mason Community Arts Academy offers artistry and skill-building camps, workshops, and intensives for kids and teens in acting, music, film and video, and visual arts. All programs are taught by Mason faculty, area experts, or industry professionals. Multiple program and date options are available, including a residential option for teens. Give your child the opportunity to perform in a concert, act in a play, create a short film, and much more. View the complete list of camps (More than 60 offerings!).

Mason Kids Club

Contact: George Mason University Child Development Center, cdc@gmu.edu
Ages: Rising 1st through rising 4th graders
Location: Fairfax Campus
Description:Mason Kids Club Summer Camp is a school-age, full summer program for rising 1st graders through rising 4th graders. Each year, a new and exciting theme guides the interactive summer activities.

National Jazz Workshop

Contact: Matthew Niess, George Mason University, School of Music/Jazz Studies Department, matt.niess@nationaljazzworkshop.org or dpurcel2@gmu.edu, 703-993-1380
Website: nationaljazzworkshop.org
Location: Fairfax Campus
Ages/Grade Levels: Rising 8th graders and above for commuter component. Rising 9th graders and above for the overnight component.
Description: The National Jazz Workshop (NJW) faculty represents the best jazz educators and performers from the Washington, D.C. area. NJW offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, pedagogy, composition, jazz history, and instrumental and vocal master classes. The primary goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the resources and direction to further develop and expand their individual skills throughout the year. Instrumental and vocal tracks for young musician and adults. The National Jazz Workshop offers free concerts (open to the public) through the Center for the Arts. Visit the website for concert details. Overnight and commuter options available.

Radio: WGMU Summer Podcast and Radio Camp

Contact: Rodger Smith, WGMU Radio and Student Media, rsmith6@gmu.edu, 703-993-2874
Website: Click here
Location: Fairfax Campus
Age/Grade Level(s): Grades 6–12
Description: WGMU’s Summer Podcast and Radio Camp will provide students hands-on training in a professional radio environment. Students will get a chance to be a deejay and play music over WGMU, broadcast around the world from our website. Students will also learn how to write and produce commercials and newscasts. A field trip to an area radio station will give students a "behind the scenes" look at radio.

*Camp managed by a non-Mason organization.