Camp Classic: A Theatre Arts Camp linked to classical mythology!
Camp Classic is a new Theatre Arts-based Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 of all ability levels, located in the heart of the Deco District!
Unlock stories of the past!
In Camp Classic, campers will travel back in time to the days of adventure & magic, heroes & heroines, gods & rulers, and giants & ogres…oh my! Learn how to make a story come to life by using elements of the theatre to create your own characters, props, masks, costumes, and set pieces, culminating in a final performance. Campers may register for individual sessions or more! Each week will be split into 2 age groups (ages 5-9 & 10-13) and focus on one of the following: Greek Mythology, American Folklore, Mexican Folklore, and European Fairytales.
- Week 1 (July 16-20, 2018): Greek Mythology– What was it like hanging out with the gods on Mount Olympus? How did Medusa come to have all of those pesky snakes as hair? Is Zeus responsible for creating thunderstorms? Come find out as you unlock the stories of Hercules, Dionysus, Athena, The Trojan War, and The Iliad & The Odyssey.
- Week 2 (July 23-27, 2018): American Folklore- Howdy, settlers! Yeti, Sasquatch, or Bigfoot…you tell me! How did these giant creatures come to be? Hoax or legend? Let’s uncover some good ole’ Americana through the stories of Babe the Big Blue Ox, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Sasquatch, and Pecos Bill.
- Week 3 (July 30-Aug 3, 2018): Mexican Folklore- Beware the boogeyman! When we celebrate Día de los Muertos, or hear the story of La Llorona, do we really know the origin? Let’s dig deep to unlock the stories of the Mexican heritage! Campers will discover the stories of La Llorona, Quetzalcoatl, El Cucuy, Tlaloc, and the Cempasuchil flower.
- Week 4 (Aug 6-10): European Fairytales- Do you believe that hair can be spun into gold, or that a house can be made entirely of candy? Explore the world of fantasy, where monsters, witches, princesses, and mean little men rule the land! Campers will explore stories such as; Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Beowulf, Hansl & Gretl, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Camp Classic curriculum is based on TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) standards, and National Core Arts Standards in Theatre Arts. All Camp Classic Teaching Artists hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and/or Education, or have 5 + years of experience as an artist-educator.
Groups will meet in the Classic Annex and the Classic Theatre.