Mini-Camps | Daily and weekly experiences
Your Passport to Learning and FUN!
Beginning August 31, our NEW week-long mini-camps will provide a resource for families looking for creative solutions this school year. Combining supervised time for school curriculum and fun theatre activities led by our teaching artists, these camps will to take your student places they wouldn’t dream possible. Each week explores a new theme. Explore villages and cultures across the African plains. Set sail on the high seas in search of treasure. Marvel at circus life under the big top.
All Mini-Camps include...• Drop-off as early as 7:30 a.m.
• Daily learning plans with each child
• Tech help/remote learning facilitation on your child’s school schedule
• Theatre activities throughout the day when not in synchronous learning
• Independent school work opportunities at the end of the day with supervision/facilitation
• Pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m.
Note for Parents: When purchasing a Mini-Camp or Mini-Camp Week, you will need to create one order per child, so we may obtain specific information on the child such as age, preferred name, food allergies, etc. You may have several Mini-Camps or Weeks in the same order, as long as they are all for the same child. If you have any questions please email the Box Office.
|Mini-Camp Week 1: Passport Under the Sea - August 31 – September 4, 2020|
|Underwater adventures await as students swim with sea creatures and discover oceans of fun.
Children’s Books Explored: To the Sea (Cole Atkinson) | Blobfish Throws a Party (Miranda Paul) | Herman the Helper (Robert Kraus) | Henny Penny Lenny Denny and Mike (Cynthia Rylant and Mike Austin) | The Great Googly Moogly (Courtney Dicmas)
|Mini-Camp Week 2: Passport to the Campground - September 8-11, 2020|
|Grab your backpack and set up your tent with us in this week as we bring the fun of the outdoors inside with theatre activities and campfire stories.
Children’s Books Explored: When You Are Camping (Anne Lee) | Camping Day (Patricia Lakin) | A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee (Chris Van Dusen) | Millie Fierce Sleeps Out (Jane Manning)
|Mini-Camp Week 3: Passport to the Jungle - September 14-18, 2020|
|Join the safari as jungle animals come to life in this week of theatre exploration.
Children’s Books Explored: What to Do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot (Michelle Robinson) | Hiccupotamus (Steve Smallman) | There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog (Jennifer Ward) | A Mighty Bitey Creature (Ronda Armitage) | Maxwell the Monkey Barber (Cale Atkinson) | How to Find an Elephant (Kate Banks) | Monkey Time (Michael Hall) | I Am a Tiger (Karl Newson)
|Mini-Camp Week 4: Passport to the Land of Fairytales - September 21-25, 2020|
|Bring your favorite fairytales to life with storybooks and theatre activities for all!
Children’s Books Explored: The Most Fabulous Fairytale (Alice Kuipers) | Mary Had a Little Glam (Tammi Sauer) | Once Upon a Goat (Dan Richards) | Giant Tess (Dan Yaccarino) | The Child Cruncher (Mathilde Stein) | The Giant of Jum (Elli Woollard) | The Princess and the Pit Stop (Tom Angleberger)
|Mini-Camp Week 5: Passport to Africa - September 28 – October 2, 2020|
|Explore villages and cultures across the African plains through delightful and inspiring children’s stories and the magic of theatre.
Children’s Books Explored: The Water Princess | When Stars Are Scattered | Emmanuel’s Dream | Imani’s Moon | The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | Pretty Salma | Abike All Over | Welcome to Zanzibar Road | Wangari’s Trees of Peace | Mama Panya’s Pancakes | Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters | Catch That Chicken | We All Went on Safari | Galimoto
|Mini-Camp Week 6: Passport to the High Seas - October 5-9, 2020|
|Pirates and treasure maps abound as we set sail for theatre adventures!
Children’s Books Explored: Prince and the Pirate | Rowdy the Pirate Who Could Not Sleep | The Castaway Pirates | How I Became a Pirate | Small Saul | The Treasure of Pirate Frank
|Mini-Camp Week 7: Passport to Wizardry School - October 12-16, 2020|
|Theatre magic brews as students mix their potions and search for fantastic beasts!|
|Mini-Camp Week 8: Passport to India - October 19-23, 2020|
|Step into India’s rich culture and meet colorful storybook characters along the way through theatre fun!
Children’s Books Explored: Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth | The Road to Mumbai | Lots of Lights | Thread of Love | Diwali | Festival of Colors | The Drum, a Folktale from India | Get Off That Camel! | Grandma and the Great Gourd | Finders Keepers? A Bus trip In India | Chachaji’s Cup
|Mini-Camp Week 9: Passport to Spookytown - October 26-30, 2020|
|Scare up some fun this Halloween week with spooky stories and theatre tricks and treats.
Children’s Books Explored: Creepy Carrots (Aaron Reynolds) | Click Clack Boo! (Doreen Cronin) | Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins (James Dean) | Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete (James Dean) | The Vanishing Pumpkin (Tony Johnston) | Eek! Halloween! (Sandra Boynton) | Little Boo (Stephen Wunderli)
|Mini-Camp Week 10: Passport to Vote - November 2-6, 2020|
|Come join this “political party” and celebrate the election year with theatre games and activities for all!
Children’s Books Explored: Grace for President (Kelly DiPucchio) | Grace Goes to Washington (Kelly DIPucchio) | If I Ran for President | Vote for Me! | Monster Needs Your Vote | Duck for President (Doreen Cronin) | The Night Before Election Day (Natasha Wing)
|Mini-Camp Week 11: Passport to Fall - November 9-13, 2020|
| “Leaf” your worries behind, as you step into theatre stories and games all about the season!
Children’s Books Explored: The Little Yellow Leaf (Carin Berger) | There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves (Lucille Colandro) | Mouse’s First Fall (Laura Thompson) | Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (Julia Rawlinson) | Leaves (David Ezra Stein) | Busy Little Squirrel (Nancy Tafuri) | When the Leaf Blew In (Steve Metzger)
|Mini-Camp Week 12: Passport to the Circus - November 16-20, 2020|
| Circus-inspired adventures come to life under the big top in this theatre exploration.
Children’s Books Explored: Engelbert Joins the Circus (T. Paxton) | You See A Circus… (M. Downs) | Circus Family Dog (A. Clements) | Circus Play (A. Carter) | Olivia Saves the Circus (Ian Flaconer) | Sidewalk Circus (Paul Fleischman) | The Farmer and the Clown (Marla Frazee)
|Mini-Camp Week 13: Passport to Thanksgiving - November 23-24, 2020|
|Whether it’s family, friends, or turkeys ... it’s time to give thanks for all that we have!
Children’s Books Explored: Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Dave Pilkey) | Turkey for Thanksgiving (Eve Bunting) | The Great thanksgiving Escape (Mark Fearing) | Turkey Trouble (Wendy Silvano) | Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving (James Dean)
|Mini-Camp Week 14: Passport to Kindness - November 30 – December 4, 2020|
|Simple acts of kindness can make a big difference. Join in the stories and theatre fun focused on what it means to be kind. #thekindnessproject
Children’s Books Explored: The Last Stop on Market Street (Matt de la Peña) | The Recess Queen (Alexis O'neill) | Those Shoes (Boelt) | A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Philip C. Stead) | The Name Jar (Choi) | Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great (Shea) | The Invisible Boy (Ludwig) | Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (Lovell) | Don’t Cross the Line (Isabel Minhos Martins) | Fergal and the Bad Temper (Robertt Starling) | Red (Jan de Kinder) | Cara’s Kindness (Kristi Yamaguchi) | Hug Machine (Scott Campbell) | Lubna and Pebble (Wendy Meddour) | The Rabbit Listened (Cori Doerrfeld) | The Visitor (Antje Damm)
|Mini-Camp Week 15: Passport to Winter - December 7 – 11, 2020|
|There’s an avalanche of amusement this week with snowy stories and theatre activities.
Children’s Books Explored: Max and Marla (Alexandra Boiger) | Toys Meet Snow (Emily Jenkins and Paul O Zelinsky) | Owl Moon (Jane Yolen) | Snowmen at Night (Caralyn Buehner) | Stella Queen of the Snow (Mary Louise Gay) | A Loud Winter’s Nap (Katy Hudson) | Lemonade in Winter (Emily Jenkins) | Katy and the Big Snow (Virginia Lee Burton)
|Mini-Camp Week 16: Passport to the North Pole - December 14 – 18, 2020|
|Polar Bears, penguins and Arctic antics abound with lots of frozen fun!
Children’s Books Explored: Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups (Tadgh Bentley) | Hush Little Polar Bear (Jeff Mack) | The Bear Report (Thyra Heder) | The Lonely Polar Bear (Khoa Le)