The Young Actor Series (Y.A.S.) is the newest addition to KidSpirit’s exciting summer program line-up. Through Y.A.S., campers will be empowered both on and off the stage as they engage skill-building performance and wellness exercises. In addition to providing campers with a strong theatrical foundation, our program is specially designed to give campers the tools to develop confidence, empathy, and vulnerability. From goal-setting to monologues, musical theatre to emotional expression, our actors leave our program with an increased appreciation for theatre, themselves, and one another.

What Makes Y.A.S. Different?

Unlike traditional theatre camps, our unique program provides campers with the tools to flourish both on and off the stage. Each day our campers engage in a number of performance and wellness-based activities that challenge them to grow as performers and as people. Our specially trained staff designed the Y.A.S. curriculum to integrate both exploration of the arts and exploration of our inner selves. Through Y.A.S., KidSpirit strives to provide all young people with a voice along with the confidence to share it with the world.  

Summer Day Camp 2017 Sessions

Y.A.S. provides its young actors with fun-filled half-day classes for two weeks that run concurrently with KidSpirit Summer Camp.

  • Junior Beavers (Grades K-2) take place in the morning from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Dam Builder (Grades 3-5) and Duck Buster (Grades 6-8) classes run in the afternoons from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Each two week-long Y.A.S. session has a unique focus designed to expose our actors to a variety of different aspects of theatre and personal wellness. Each session ends with an actor showcase in which our young performers are able to share their new skills with family and friends. Our enriching summer line-up includes the following five sessions:

Session 1: Breaking Barriers

June 26- July 7

Focus: Confidence building through basic acting skills and improvisation theatre.

Session 2: Dare to Be You

July 10- July 21 

Focus: Emotional expression through comedic and dramatic acting forms, monologues and story writing.

Session 3: Seize the Day

July 24- August 8

Focus: Goal setting though musical theatre exploration, song and movement.

Session 4: Stand up to Fear

August 7- August 18

Focus: Overcoming fears through pantomime, technical theatre.

Session 5: Curtain Call

August 21-September 1

Focus: Confidence building and teamwork through basic acting skills and elements of show production concluding in a One-Act Festival.

 

Meet the Y.A.S. Team