Theatre Ancaster Summer Programming

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New Lunch Program

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with The Lunch Lady, an Ancaster organization that delivers hot and healthy lunches to hundreds of school and camp programs! Our families will now have the option to to select from a healthy menu, order online in advance and have lunches delivered right to their campers during our programs this summer. 
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Before and After Care for all Programs

We are expanding our After Care to last until 5:30 this year in response to parent feeback.  We hope this will better serve our families!  We have also reduced the costs of our Before and After Care to make it more affordable!

Before Care: Available from 7:30am - 9am  ($8 per student)
After Care: Available from 3:30pm - 5:30pm  ($12 per student)
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Jitterbugs Summer Camp (Ages 4-6) 

Campers may participate in one Jitterbugs session each summer

Jitterbugs has expanded to full day programming! Our youngest campers will now enjoy more creative, play-based experiences in music, dance, drama and visual arts. The highlight of the two-week session is the final performance and showing off their new skills on the “big stage”!

Every session is a full 10 days of camp working towards a performance on the second Friday at 6pm.

Program Location: The Old Firehall Arts Centre
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost: $500/two-week session

Session A - July 3 to 14 (performance Friday, July 14 at 6:00 pm) Waiting list
Session B - July 17 to 28 (performance Friday, July 28 at 6:00 pm) Waiting list
Session C - July 31 to August 11 (performance Friday, August 11 at 6:00 pm) Waiting list

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Stage 2 Performance Based Program (Ages 7-15) 

Campers may participate in one Performance Program session each summer, and in addition they may participate in two Skills Based sessions. 

Stage 2 campers are immersed in the world of theatre during this two-week, performance based session. Participating in vocal music, drama and dance classes daily, campers have fun learning new skills while focusing on putting on the final performance at the end of the session.

Final performances are the culmination of the camp experience and are mandatory for our students! They take place on the Saturday following the last day of each session.

Program Location: The Old Firehall Arts Centre
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost:  $500/two-week session

Session A - July 3 to 15 (performances Saturday, July 15 at 10:00am and 1:00pm)
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Session B - July 17 to 29 (performances Saturday, July 29 at 10:00am and 1:00pm)
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Session C - July 31 to Aug. 12 (performances Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10:00am and 1:00pm) Waiting list

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Stage 2 Skill Based Program (Ages 7-15) 

Campers may participate in up to two Skill Based sessions (by choosing one week of each theme).

In this exciting new program, Stage 2 campers have the opportunity to craft their experience by selecting from a variety of theatre related workshops, in addition to participating in classes in vocal music, drama and dance. The focus of this program is on gaining new skills and trying new things - which campers will showcase to friends and family at the end of the session. This program rotates between two themes, meaning that campers can attend two sessions and have an entirely new experience each time! 

Weeks 1, 3 and 5: Skills Camp takes over the circus! Learn about singing, dancing, and acting along with traditional circus skills like juggling, clowning, and contortion! Week 1 starts on July 3!

Weeks 2, 4 & 6: Skills Camp explores myths, legends, fairy tales, and tall tales through musical theatre! Learn musical theatre skills while also exploring the world of legends and fairies through makeup, creating adventures, movie special effects, and more!  Week 2 starts July 10.

Final skill showcases take place on the Friday evening of each session. 

Program Location: Memorial School
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost: $250/one-week session

Session 1 - July 3 - 7 (Circus theme)
Session 2 - July 10 - 14 (Storybook theme)
Session 3 - July 17 - 21 (Circus theme)
Session 4 - July 24 - 28 (Storybook theme)
Session 5 - July 31 - August 4 (Circus theme)
Session 6 - August 7 to 11 (Storybook theme)

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Stage 2 Campers can now join us for a total of four weeks this summer by participating in one Performance Based session, and two Skill Based sessions! 

For more information or inquires, please contact
Laura Bottrell, Youth Programming Administrator, at youthprograms@theatreancaster.com