OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Making the Band, An Express Musical for Young Voices, as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 17.
The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where participants break into different groups for expression of dance, music, musical theater, writing and other creative disciplines.
Camp continues for a total of three weeks, with a different theme each session, and concludes each time with a Friday evening performance where all the elements will come together in spectacular fashion.
As as tradition, there will be a show for family and friends at the end of the week, on Friday, June 22 at 5:15 p.m.
Vision Academy summer camp is open to students going into 2nd – 8th grades in the fall. Students are required to bring a bag lunch. Snacks are available for small fee. Recorder, recorder book and singing books are available for an extra cost. For more information visit the Vision Academy of the Arts page on Facebook or phone Jackie Byers at (559) 683-7071. Copies of registration are available at the Oakhurst Branch Library.
- June 17 – 21 Making the Band! Explore the instruments of a rock band and start your own garage band.
- June 24 – 28 American Voices! Celebrate the American century and the character of a nation who had become a world power and defender of freedom and liberty.
- July 1 – 5 Gotta Be Jazz! Experience the history and development of America’s music from New Orleans up the Mississippi to St. Louis, to Chicago and around the world.
The full course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is $150 per camp. Half day, whether mornings or afternoons, is $80 per camp. Payment plans and partial scholarships are available.
Students need to bring a bag lunch. Cost includes professional instruction in: musical theater (Jackie Byers), musical theater and writing (Monika Moulin), band (Jamie Hellwig), guitar and ukulele (Kirk Moulin), writing and guitar (Dominic Gonzales) and dance (Elseana Skowronski).
Vision Academy of the Arts was founded in 1994. “This is our Vision – Our community enriched with art, music, poetry, drama and dance; Our children’s lives enhanced with experiences in the arts; Our community as extension of our children’s classrooms; Our lives enriched while we learn as if we, too, are children. We are dreamers who believe in vision. Go and Let your Light shine in the world!”
“Your star shining softly on its own, but brightly when shared with others.”