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Welcome!
Open to students elementary through college. Locations may differ, see specific camp location info for exact ages available to attend. If you’re student is too young to attend camp, we welcome you to see the final show!

The Young Americans Summer Camp Tour will be traveling across the U.S. during the months of June, July, and August. A cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the instructors for every camp. Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults in many languages to students all around the world. This summer, we have 2 casts traveling around the United States. Our camps are an awesome opportunity for students to grow as a people and performers. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to join. Throughout the week, campers will spend time learning an hour show geared for their respective age group. We generally break kids up into elementary, middle, and high school groups. They will also be taking fun and interactive classes in singing, dancing, and improv acting. On the fourth day of camp, we bring in an industry professional from our Alumni group who teach master classes that share the skills and experiences they have learned in their respective professions. The master teachers have had and still have careers as Broadway performers, major TV network hosts, casting directors, and many more related professions. The camp offers a unique experience to gain self-confidence, make new friends, learn an incredible 1-hour variety show, and take workshops in singing, dancing, and acting that you don’t want to miss out on!

Check out our tour schedule below to see if we are coming to a city near you. We have more specific information in the “Camp Info and Registration” section for each camp. If you still have questions, feel free to send us an email at summercamp@youngamericans.org.

Before you go, check out the other tabs on the site. We’ve got great information in the “About” and “FAQs” sections, and don’t forget to check out some of our video montages from last year’s camps in our “Video” tab!

We hope to see you this summer!
Summer Camp Schedule | 2015
JUNE 1-5
Falcon Middle School: Peyton, COLORADO – Day Camp ››
JUNE 1-5
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School: St. Louis, MISSOURI – Day Camp ››
JUNE 9-13
New Prague Middle School: New Prague, MINNESOTA – Day Camp ››
JUNE 8-13
Midland University: Fremont, NEBRASKA – Overnight/Day Camp ››
JUNE 16-20
Port Washington High School: Port Washington, WISCONSIN – Day Camp ››
JUNE 16-20
Daniel Webster School: Pasadena, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
JUNE 23-27
Paw Paw High School: Paw Paw, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
JUNE 23-27
Millikan High School: Long Beach, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
JUNE/JULY 29-3
Harbor Spring High School, Harbor Springs, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
JUNE/JULY 29-3
The Young Americans’ Campus, Corona, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
JULY 6-10
Harbor Spring High School, Harbor Springs, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
JULY 6-10
Cypress High School, Cypress, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
JULY 13-17
Harbor Spring High School, Harbor Springs, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
JULY 13-17
Sinaloa Middle School, Novato, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
JULY 21-25
Mona Shores High School: Muskegon, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
JULY 20-24
El Segundo High School: El Segundo, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
JULY/AUGUST 28-1
Alpena High School: Alpena, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
JULY/AUGUST 28-1
Columbus Tustin Middle School: Tustin, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
AUGUST 4-8
Carlsbad High School: Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA – Day Camp ››
AUGUST 4-8
Western High School: Parma, MICHIGAN – Day Camp ››
ALEX C
Alex Cesena
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I was working at Starbucks, teaching theater to kids and working and performing in numerous community events.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: In high school I was in the theater troupe and played basketball.
JOINED THE YAs: I joined The Young Americans to learn how to be a better performer, better teacher and, travel the world.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: After I leave The Young Americans I would like to perform on Broadway.
Alyssa-Millar
Alyssa Millar
Pennsylvania
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was going to go to college for dance and early education.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Extra curriculars were orchestra, theater, dance team, NHS, MAT, and dance performing group.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined the YA’s because I could teach kids and still perform. Also, I would have the opportunity to travel.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I hope to go to a college near my home to get a degree in early education. Eventually I would like to open my own dance studio.
ALYSSA-STUK
Alyssa Stuk
Michigan, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: I was in university studying Pre-Med.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My extra curricular activities included choir, musicals, and volunteer work.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined because I didn’t want to live without music in my life.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan on going back to school to get a degree in music therapy.
AMELIA R
Amelia Redding
Michigan
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I originally planned on going to College for Photography or Pharmacy.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I participated in the music programs Jazz choir and Show choir. And I also did Photography, Theater club, writing, and dancing.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: As a kid I took three workshops and I knew that I wanted to become a Young American so that I could give kids the confidence and love of life that The Young Americans had given me.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan on attending University of Michigan and pursuing a pharmaceutical degree and maybe even starting my own photography business.
ANASTASIA C
Anastasia Culin
New Jersey
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I would have gone to a College or Conservatory for a focus in Performing Arts, but The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts was the dream.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I participated in NHS, The Harmony Show Choir, danced and taught at The Studio of Rhythm and Dance, played soccer, performed in school and community musicals and class play productions, and was a member of Thespian troupe 5480.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I did a workshop in 2008 and the YAs changed my life in such a positive and inspiring way that I knew I wanted to do the same for others as they did for me. Also, there is no better place to go where one can perform, travel, and work with children one-on-one in the most supportive and safe environment.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: It would be a blessing to continue to grow and learn with the YA’s for some time, then continue to perform and travel, and in the even farther future work with children with special needs in theatre, music, and performing arts.
Andrea-Sarasin
Andrea Sarasin
New Hampshire
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was going to a state school in New Hampshire and studying dance and elementary education.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Dance, newspaper editor, honor society.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I was completely blown away by the passion and commitment to one another that the Young Americans showed. I had to be apart of it.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I am not totally sure yet, but I know I would love to teach!
ANDREW W
Andrew Woyshner
California
Arianna-McMonagle
Arianna McMonagle
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Brigham Young University for the English program.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Choir, Theater, Dance, and Art
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I home stayed some AMAZING Young Americans in 2010 and it changed my life and made me realize I’d been selfish and unkind. I wanted to learn to love people freely like they loved me. The togetherness I experienced in workshop made me realize I want to work with other people.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to perform a little and teach a lot!
ASHTON W
Ashton Weersma
Michigan
BRADLEY C
Bradley Cusack
California
Bri-Williams
Bri Williams
California
Brion-Kerry
Brion Kerry
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was going to go to community college and study musical theatre.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Musical Theatre.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: My parents and sister are all alumni, it was kinda destined to happen.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to go to New York City and work on Broadway!
CHEYENNE-HIRST
Cheyenne Hirst
California, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I wanted to be a photo journalist and write sports articles.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was a part of cheer, show choir, theatre, asb, and ALOT of different clubs on campus.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I took a workshop my a Junior year oh High School with my little brother who was in 5th grade. And to see how much the YAs brought him out of his shell, I knew this was something I needed to be a part of.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to be a first grade teacher or practice music therapy with special needs children.
Chris Martin
Chris Martin
New York, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2009
BEFORE YAs: Attend SUNY Geneseo for Medicine or Theatre until I learned I was accepted as a Young American..
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My school activities consisted of drama, musical, tennis, wrestling, broadcasting.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I came to YA’s because I wanted to move to California, pursuing my passions and living every day like its a party!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to keep having fun, auditioning, teaching, learning, acting, and making a difference in other’s lives.
CORDELL-HAGMANN
Cordell Hagmann
California, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I was supposed to attend a Cal State University and figure out my life from there. I didn’t really have a specific direction.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was a show choir kid and coached soccer teams on the side.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Grayden Smith told me to audition, so I did without knowing anything about the Young Americans. Literally, I thought they only had a Christmas Show.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to go to school and finish a degree in the Music field, but behind the scenes in either Agency or Music Communications.
Courtney-Ruff
Courtney Ruff
Iowa
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I planned to go to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa to major in Elementary Education and minor in Theatre as well as run cross country and track. I actually did this for two years before joining the Young Americans in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I ran cross country and track; played soccer, softball, and basketball; was in show choir and choir; participated in theatre and speech; was a member of student council, national honors society, Spanish national honors society, and a group called Undefeated.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I had always had both a passion for performing and teaching and I felt as though the Young Americans would be a way to combine both of my dreams. I also knew that through this program I would have the chance to inspire others and learn from people from all over the world.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to continue performing in some way. I also want to teach at an Indian Reservation and start my own Children’s Theatre.
DANIELLE B
Dani Bare
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I was going to attend California State University of Channel Islands for a Marine Biology Major with a Minor in Theater.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Cheerleading, Ping Pong, Theater, Stage Craft, Leadership Club and Dance.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I love working with kids of all ages and doing it through music and dance. I saw the The Young Americans in their Broadway show and I knew I wanted to be a part of them one way or another!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I don’t have a set plan right now. I’m open to any opportunity that comes my way. I want to stay with The YAs as long as I can or until I’m called to be somewhere else in the world.
DANIELLE A
Danielle Andersen
Nebraska
Danielle-Piccolomini
Danielle Piccolomini
Delaware
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I had planned to go to school to study Musical Theatre.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Drama club, handbells, musical theatre, chorale, and girls’ a cappella choir.
JOINED THE YAs: I joined the YA’s because it allowed me to perform, teach, and travel. Something about the workshop just told me that this was the right group for me.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to move to NYC and continue pursuing my dream of performing on Broadway.
Danil-Chernyy
Danil Chernyy
Russia
EMILY K
Emily Kleve
Nebraska
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I went to school to get a teaching degree in K-12 music education.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Softball, basketball, track, golf, FFA, 4-H, Youth Council, Jr. leaders, choir, show choir, musical, pep band, concert band, jazz band, speech, drama, DECA, Girl Scouts, and Youth Group.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined because I wanted to give back to this amazing organization for everything they gave me as a high schooler and to just help make the world a better place with music!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I really want to stay in the group for a while, but I would like to finish getting my teaching degree and possibly come back and teach at the college here at The Young Americans.
EMILY M
Emily McBride
Nebraska
ERIC R
Eric Rajaniemi
California
GABRIELLE P
Gab Piazza
Michigan
James-Price
James Price
California
JESSICA W
Jess Ward
California
KALVIN S
Kalvin Sartin
California
KATIE W
Katie Wacker
Michigan
KEEGAN H
Keegan Hill
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I was a part of my high school’s choir program and before that, I played drums for 6 years.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My extra curriculars were Show Choir, Cross Country, Christian Club, a group called GWAM which promoted understanding and peace, etc.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined the YA’s because I wanted to continue with my love of music and performing and also travel to new places and meet new people.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to be a professional studio drummer and or work for Disney as a drummer at their parks.
Keenen-Lattimore
Keenen Lattimore
Tennessee
KIRBY E
Kirby Eichstadt
Michigan
KYLIE W
Kylie Wagner
Arizona
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I am from Tucson, Arizona, the land of cacti, cowboys, and sunsets. I wanted to go to the University of Oregon and get a teaching degree in either music or English, when the Young Americans came and did a workshop my senior year. I auditioned, got in, and here I am!
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Show choir, drama, working, sleeping, and petting my cat!
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: It’s been my dream since 6th grade. I love people and music so much, I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I have a couple dreams at the moment. I would love to work for Disney, and I have always wanted to be a music teacher. I also want to be a contestant on America’s Next Top Model.
LEAH J
Leah Jones
Michigan
LOGAN W
Logan Warsko
Michigan
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I considered attending a four year college in Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I danced competitively.
JOINED THE YAs: I participated in three workshops and loved every single one. At my last workshop, this other town kid really inspired me and I loved the feeling. After that, I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan on finishing up college with at least a Bachelor’s Degree. As of right now, I’m not exactly sure what I want to do, but teaching is high on the list. I also plan on writing a novel sometime in the future.
Mark-Vavra
Mark Vavra
Nebraska
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I planned on attending the University of South Dakota to Major in Business and minor in Performing Arts.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My extra curriculars were: Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Marching Band, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, One Act, Speech,and Musical.
JOINED THE YAs: I joined YAs because i wanted to bring back music in the schools and teach the children of the world the freedom and joy of fine arts.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: My plans for after YA’s is to attend either The University of South Dakota or Midland Lutheran College to get my Degree.
Motoko-Murata
Motoko Murata
Japan
Nate-Padilla
Nate Padilla
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I wanted to be a firefighter.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: American football, basketball, baseball and volleyball and I was also in the Ping-pong club.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: To perform and make a difference everywhere I go and with everyone I meet.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: Keep performing anywhere I can, and making a difference anywhere I go.
NIC S
Nic Slocum
Michigan
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I went to high school in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: No extra-curriculars, but I always loved music!
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I like working with kids and singing.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: No clue!
Patrick-Marshall
Patrick Marshall
California
RYAN-LONDON
Ryan London
Michigan, USA
SalLacagnina
Sal Lacagnina
Florida, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2009
BEFORE YAs: My plan was to attend a Florida university and pursue college basketball and theater.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Varsity Basketball, Drama club, Student Government, Model United Nations, Youth In Government, Environmental Club, and Class Officer.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: The Young Americans seemed like an amazing way to travel the world and learn more about what I want to do with my life.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: My plans after Young Americans are to do whatever makes me happy at the time and can help others.
Shane-Eagen
Shane Eagen
California
SHANNON TW
Shannon Tweed
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs:
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: In High School I was very much involved in Musical Theater and was Student Body President of South Orange County School of the Performing Arts. Outside of performing, I played competitive soccer, was head of National Honors Society and lead worship at my church. I also founded a non-profit organization -“Songs4Seniors”- a platform for youth to bridge the generation gap through the gift of song and dance.
JOINED THE YAs: I joined the YA’s because of the international experience of working with children of every race and culture. Getting to aid them in breaking out of their shells and embracing the gift of song and dance has always been a passion of mine.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: After Young Americans I plan to pursue my degree in marketing or communications as well as continue to perform at venues worldwide and hopefully work as a production consultant or a casting director! Something artsy that will fuel my creative fire!
Shantal-Francis
Shantal Francis
Florida
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: After highschool, I received an Associates Degree in Psychology.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was very involved in the music department in highschool as well as honor societies.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I love the support and inspiration I felt as a townkid and wanted to provide that for others. Also, when the YAs sang “We Wish You Love” I knew I wanted to be a part of that.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I’m not sure what I want to do after Young Americans. I might want to perform or become a psychologist!
SHANE B
Shayne Boyd
Louisiana
Shelby-Wallace
Shelby Wallace
Tennessee
SKYLER-PARKINSON
Skyler Parkinson
Nebraska, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I was an average high school student
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Speech and Debate, Drama.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs:
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to be a drama teacher.
Taylor-Kitchens
Taylor Kitchens
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Before I wanted to become a Young American, I wanted to go straight to a university for zoology.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Dance in all styles, cheer, outdoor club, snowboarding club, choral, theater, and ambassadors.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I came to see The Young Americans Broadway show and fell in love with the passion and friendships I saw on stage.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I would still like to go to a university and pursue my love for wild animals.
Taylor-Smith
Taylor Smith
Michigan
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was planning on going to western Michigan university and studying elementary education.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was a part of the drama club and assisted teaching in elementary schools and pre schools.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I’ve done workshops since I was a kid and I fell in love with the spirit and absolute joy the YA’s brought to my town and to my life!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I’m planning on getting my bachelors in elementary education and continuing to teach!
TRENT D
Trent Douglas
Michigan
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs: I was going to attend Central Michigan University for engineering.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: In High school i played football, basketball, Track, and Golf. I was Vice President of student council and a member of NHS.
JOINED THE YAs: I joined the YAs to make a difference. So many of my peers went to college to get a meaningless job for the rest of their life. I wanted to take a different path, one where i felt i was making a positive influence on the world.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: After YAs I plan on attending college and maybe studying abroad.
TYLER V
Tyler Vogt
Nebraska
NEW KID YEAR: 2013
BEFORE YAs:
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Show choir all 4 years, studio dancing.
JOINED THE YAs: I joined the Young Americans because I took a workshop my senior year and fell in love with how free and open all the Young Americans were, and how much joy they had from teaching and performing.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: One of my dreams is to be a performer on Broadway, and be a world renowned choreographer.
The Young Americans’ Summer Camp is more than just a high-caliber performing arts camp. We believe in sustaining and supporting music programs in the communities we visit each summer. That is why we donate all of the ticket sales collected in our camps to local organizations and school music programs that support music and the arts programs throughout the year.

In the past three years, we have donated over $228,000 to local and school music and arts programs in cities all over the United States. That number is the hard work of people from our staff and most importantly, members of those communities, who believe in the importance of music education. Help support our cause and support today! Whether you attend a camp show, scholarship a student to camp, or make a donation to The Young Americans, you can help make a change to keep music alive and well in education today!
Q : Does my student need previous performing arts training?

A : The Young Americans staff of 30+ teachers is gifted at working with students who have various levels of performing experience. However, your student does not need prior training to feel a sense of accomplishment in our camp. Our focus is to help motivate students to achieve their individual goals.

Q : Are there water or rest breaks during the day?

A : Though the camp moves at a very energetic pace, The Young Americans staff pays special attention to the needs of the campers. Students are given small breaks throughout the day plus a full hour for lunch. Volunteers monitor the campers during lunch and breaks to ensure the safety of your students on property. All that being said, campers sleep very well at night during the week of camp!

Q : What level of supervision is provided for my student?

A : Our staff takes the safety of students very seriously. Here are just a few measures that we have taken to ensure the well-being of each student: 1.) Before being accepted into the organization, each Young American staff member is required to complete a background check, following the guidelines of the Orange County Department of Education where they work and teach. 2.) All camp staff, volunteers and students are required to wear name badges and camp bracelets at all times. 3.) Each building has an evacuation/emergency plan for fires or severe weather conditions. 4.) Each camper must be signed in at beginning of camp each day. We require all students leaving early to sign out.

Q : Is the camp indoor all day or will the campers need sunscreen?

A : While most of the camp takes place inside, a group may occasionally enjoy the beautiful outdoors as they learn a show segment. As a precaution, applying sunscreen daily before your camper arrives is recommended.

Q : Is the camp suitable for kids with special needs?

A : All are welcome! The Young Americans have a successful history of integration in their teaching endeavors and strive to work with any student interested in the camp. We’re aware, however, that each situation is unique. If you have a special needs student, we invite you to please contact our Summer Camp Producer to discuss what is best for your individual family circumstance.

Q: How much is camp?

A: Follow the camp info and registration link in our tour schedule section to find out how much camp costs at the location near you.

Q: When and where can I purchase tickets for the show?

A: Tickets are sold during the week of camp at the show venue. Stop in at the beginning or end of each camp day to purchase a ticket. We recommend stopping by before show day to guarantee getting a ticket for the show(s).

Q: Do the campers have to buy tickets for the show?

A: No. The campers are performers in the show.

Q: I see there are two acts to the show, what is in each act?

A: The first act is performed by the cast of Young Americans as a “thank you” to the campers and families for welcoming us into your community. The second act features the campers in a variety show they learn throughout the week.

Q: Have more camp questions?

A: Email us at summercamp@youngamericans.org, and we are more than happy to help answer your questions!
How can you bring The Young Americans Summer Camp to your community?
Bringing the summer camp to your community:
Welcome and thank you for taking time to look into our program. The information below will give you a great idea of everything involved to host The Young Americans in your community. Our team will help you every step of the way to ensure a successful and inspiration experience.
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STEP ONE: Understanding what’s a part of hosting the tour.
  • Delegate Status & Promotion : As a delegate, you would host The Young Americans Summer Camp program. We would provide a high quality music education camp for your students entering 3rd grade – college. The camp culminates in a terrific two-hour performance with your students performing with The Young Americans. You will be listed as a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Record school on our website and Facebook. This list promotes and signifies schools going above and beyond to bring quality music education to their students as well as valuing how their students feel about themselves amongst their peers. (Don’t know what Turn Up The Music is? Refer to the ‘About’ section)
  • Camp Length : The camp is 5 days long. The first 4 days featuring classes and rehearsal for campers ramping up to 1-2 large showcase performances on Day 5 for friends, family, and the community. The cast will need to load-in equipment the afternoon/evening the day before camp begins with participants.
  • Money Donated : As the host school, you have the preference of where the Turn Up The Music donation funds go. It’s up to you, and we can provide scenarios from what other schools have chosen to do for their music programs.
  • Student Scholarships : You’ll have first access to the scholarship money from Turn Up The Music for your workshop. This money is used for students that cannot afford to take the workshop. We will provide a scholarship application that will then be passed onto you to determine which students you’d like to receive help. We can send out notifications to them for you thereafter.
  • Host Families & Food : Host is responsible for food and housing for The Young Americans’ cast and their Director(s). We have been staying in families across the world since the Outreach Tours began in 1992. It is one of our favorite aspects about tour. The relationships that are made last a lifetime. At least two Young Americans stay in each family (roughly 18 families per tour cast). We provide tools to help your coordinator collect information for the volunteer families. Each family will receive complimentary tickets in our VIP seating for the final performance as a thank you. Generally, host families provide meals for our cast members, but often, we utilize food donations and potlucks from local restaurants and businesses to help with lunches during the camp day.
  • Facility Space : The host is responsible for providing a facility for the event. Start with deciding what the main venue for the performance would be. Gym or Theatre? Can we have access to it for all 5 days? Additional teaching spaces (e.g. choir room, band room, small theatre, wrestling room, outdoors if the weather permits) We prefer to have two of these additional spaces during days 1-4 when we split up to teach different groups at the same time.
  • Registration : There is no fee to the school for the workshop or fundraiser. Instead, we charge a base price of $189 to students who’d like to participate. This includes registration for all five days and a Young Americans t-shirt. Students wear this as their costume for the show. It has become a memento for students; many choose to have it signed by The Young Americans and their friends after the show. Our online registration site helps take the stress of registration queries and logistics
  • Show Tickets : Tickets for the final performance are sold by The Young Americans : $12/adult and $0/student. We have also had success by incorporating reserved seating at an additional cost. Our staff will take care of this upon arrival.
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STEP TWO: Reserve & Confirm your Date
  • Submit your contact information to our Booking Director : Click here.
  • Start looking for a month that works for your school. Refer to the listing of future tours below. All of our camps take place on a Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Saturday format.
  • Tour Schedule Dates:
    • June – mid August | Past camp locations : Colorado, California, Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. We are looking to include more states every year!
    • Things to think about when checking with your school:
      • What is the main venue? Gym or Theatre? Can we have access to it for all three days?
      • Additional teaching spaces (e.g. choir room, band room, small theatre, wrestling room) We only need two of these additional spaces during Day One and Two.
      • Conflicting dates with surrounding schools. Very successful schools have focused on collaborating with everyone around them (i.e. schools inside and outside of their district, dance studios, performing arts academies). Try to find a date that works with their students’ schedules as well.
    • When your date is solidified, we can start collecting information to create online registration, posters, and flyers for you.
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STEP THREE: Your Team
  • Here are positions that we recommend you delegating to parents/teachers who are a part of your team. As a thank you, we can provide free student registration and show tickets for your team members.
    • Elementary School Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all Elementary School students.
    • Middle School Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all Middle School students.
    • High School Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all High School students.
    • Specialty Organizations/General Marketing Promo : Responsible for distributing posters/flyers/emails to all other organizations (e.g. radio commercials, TV specials, press release, dance studios, performing arts academies)
    • Host Family Coordinator : Responsible for coordinating families that would like to be a host family for 2 or more YAs during the event
    • Sponsors & Parent Volunteers : Responsible for coordinating parent volunteers for the workshop (parents that can help check-in students or monitor meal breaks). Responsible for utilizing connections with local sponsors to raise funds towards the student scholarship fund.
  • Some of these positions can be combined, but our most successful workshops position someone in each of these roles.
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STEP FOUR: Promote & Follow Up
  • Promote : Student Registration drives the success of your fundraiser. The higher that number is, the easier everything else truly becomes. Think about what marketing/promotion works best for your community and we can work with you to make it happen. Even though it may not be something we’ve done before, we are open to taking your direction and providing support.
  • Our team will provide you with videos, registration flyers, and posters to distribute to classrooms and organizations.
  • Advance Promotion Tour : There is often opportunity for a small team of Young Americans to come visit your community for a day or two during the school year. They can speak with classes, conduct assembly shows, radio spots, or anything you feel that would help spread the word
  • Local Sponsorship : You can ask for food sponsors or registration sponsors. Our scholarship money, notated above in step one, is the ground work for you to challenge local business’s to jump in. We are more than willing to provide advertisement opportunities to them on our projection screens during the show and in the program we hand out to every audience member.
  • Follow Up : Don’t be afraid to follow up with every school you speak to about helping you advertise. School life can get busy and everyone needs that nice reminder when deadlines are coming up.
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STEP FIVE: The workshop begins. ENJOY!
  • As a new member of our family, we want you to feel comfortable to be involved as little or as much as you’d like. We will introduce you to the cast and thank you for believing in the power of music. You work all year to provide so many amazing opportunities for your students needs to be congratulated.
  • Don’t forget that this three day event can go by fast. Make sure you have everything ready to be able to enjoy the magic as what happens.
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