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: Boyle School of Irish Dance*

Contact: Boyle School of Irish Dance, dance@boyleschool.com, 703-791-0800
Website: Click here
Location: SciTech Campus, Manassas
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
Description: Mason Community Arts Academy offers exceptional camps, workshops, and intensives for kids and teens throughout the summer. 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. Create, learn, and explore something new! Summer programs available in the following areas: music, acting, art, photography, film and video. View the complete list of camps (over 30 offerings!).

Mason Kids Club

Contact: George Mason University Child Development Center, cdc@gmu.edu
Website: hr.gmu.edu/cdc/kidsclub.php
Location: Fairfax Campus
Description: Mason Kids Club Summer Camp will explore different countries around the world. We will learn about various traditions, holidays, customs, literature, art, music, and languages. For rising 1st through 4th graders.

National Jazz Workshop

Contact: Matthew Niess, George Mason University, Jazz Studies Department, mattniess@mac.com, 703-732-2639
Website: nationaljazzworkshop.org
Location: Fairfax Campus
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.


Contact: Rodger Smith, WGMU Radio and Student Media, rsmith6@gmu.edu, 540-539-5659
Website: Click here
Location: Fairfax Campus
Description: WGMU’s Summer 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.

Technical Theater Bootcamp

Contact: Susan Landess, Mason Community Arts Academy, slandess@gmu.edu, 703-993-9344
Website: masonacademy.gmu.edu/acting/summer/tech-theater-bootcamp
Location: SciTech Campus, Manassas
Description: The Hylton Performing Arts Center on the SciTech Campus offers beginning and advanced Technical Theater Boot Camp programs. Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a performing arts venue? Does the world of production hold a unique appeal? This summer, the Hylton Center will offer technical theater training boot camps led by professional Hylton Center staff and guest instructors.

*Camp managed by a non-Mason organization.