HARBOR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL

JUNE 22–26  |  JUNE 29–JULY 3  |  JULY 6–10  |  JULY 13–17

We are excited to offer The Young Americans Performing Arts Summer Camp at Harbor Springs High School this year with Covid precautions in place. Our team has taken special care to reconfigure our program to keep campers, their families, and the staff safe. The camps will take place over five days; four days of rehearsal will lead up to two staged performances.

Our Young Americans are able to reach every student to reveal their best qualities as performers and people. Our unique teaching style provides an encouraging environment for students to realize their potential and achieve the seemingly impossible goal of producing a fully-staged performance in under a week – all while being masked and socially distant. Our diverse cast of Young Americans is able to reach every student to reveal their best qualities as performers and people.

The registration cost is $250 per week.
We are unable to offer our Broadway camp but look for it to return next year!

Do Not Miss Out On This Opportunity!

This year’s camps will be different than in years past but campers will still experience the same enthusiasm, encouragement, and care that The Young Americans offer. Some of the protocols in place include – but are not limited to, –

  • The four weeks of camp will run back-to-back this year.
  • The number of campers per week will be limited and capped.
  • Campers will be required to wear masks and social distance.
  • Campers’ temperatures will be taken during the daily check-in process as will the YAs and camp staff.
  • Four YA Covid coordinators will help facilitate a safe and healthy environment.
  • Consistent camp partners, staying together throughout the day and performances.
  • We will utilize outdoor spaces so please send plenty of water with your child and sunscreen.
  • A sack-style lunch will be offered this year for $28 for Tuesday – Friday.
  • Transportation is free of charge from our designated communities.
  • Camp is for students entering 3rd grade to 2021 graduates.
  • We will be offering a concession stand during lunch and snack time.

 

Please note the significant changes to this year’s performances.  While we are making changes to adhere to Covid precautions, we still want to celebrate your camper’s success with staged performances before a live audience. We ask for your patience and understanding while we give your child a great camp experience while adhering to CDC, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Health Department of Northwest Michigan recommendations.

  • Masks are required for all audience members and everyone entering Harbor Springs High School.
  • We are unable to offer the Friday night pizza party this year. Please plan to pick up your camper at 5 p.m. on Friday and return them at 7 p.m. for the Friday night performance.
  • The ONLY Saturday performance is at 3 p.m. If you are not planning to attend this show, please pick your camper up at 4:45 p.m.
  • Tickets to performances will be limited to TWO SHOW TICKETS PER FAMILY and is limited seating for each show. You may choose to use your tickets at either the Friday night show or the Saturday afternoon show or divide them and reserve a seat at each show but once a show is sold out, tickets will not be available because of seating limitations.
  • All performance tickets are $20 per seat and you will be able to reserve your socially distant seat. If your child is a bus rider, we will send a ticket order form home with your student on the first day of camp. Please send the form back with your camper or give it to the bus chaperone. We will reserve your seats closest to the area you choose on the form, based on availability. Tickets are first come, first served.
  • The show will be one act of campers and The Young Americans’ performances.
  • Performance times are Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.

MEET THE DIRECTORS

BRUCE SAMPSON
Director

Bruce, a native of Louisiana, has been involved in entertainment most of his life. At age 15, Bruce was accepted to The American Musical Theater program and The Young Americans. At age 17, he signed a recording contract with Rosemont Records of New Orleans. He went on to perform and direct The Young Americans for years, traveling the world. Through his own entertainment company, he has produced shows at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and theaters across the country, as well as China.

STEVEN AGDEPPA
Choreographer

Steven, a Young American alumni, has been performing in Southern California regional productions for the past eight years, while also working as a dancer and actor in Los Angeles. His credits include The Music Man (Ensemble), Cats (Mungojerry), Newsies (Albert/Scab), and Mamma Mia (Ensemble), Disney’s California Adventure Red Car Trolley, and Newsboys (Feets Charming/ Brass Tacks).

COVID COORDINATORS

GARRETT

Production
Manager

ROB

DESTIN

TICKETS

All tickets are reserved and $20 per seat.

ONLY TWO TICKETS PER FAMILY will be available for purchase. (See information above regarding performance changes.)

Seats will be reserved for social distance spacing.

AGE RANGE

Camp is open to students entering 3rd grade through 2021 graduates.

CAMP ATTIRE

Students should wear comfortable, school-appropriate clothing and supportive shoes throughout the camp. Please, no sandals or flip-flops.

Please send your student to camp every day with a traditional mask which loops behind the ear, not a gator-style covering.

Every camper will receive a t-shirt to wear for the performances and should wear it with dark jeans, pants, or leggings. Please no shorts for the shows.

Day 1        
9:00A       Students Arrive/Registration/Check-in
9:30A       Camp Begins
12:30P – 1:15P       LUNCH BREAK –Bring your own sack lunch or purchase a lunch plan for $28 during the registration process. Lunches cannot be purchase individually
1:15P       Camp Resumes
3:00P – 3:15P       SNACK BREAK – Bring a packed snack
5:00P       Camp Ends – Parents pick up campers
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Day 2        
9:00A       Campers Arrive/Registration/Check-in
9:30A       Camp Begins
12:30P – 1:15P       LUNCH BREAK – Bring own sack lunch or prepay for school lunch when you register
1:15P       Camp Resumes
3:00P – 3:15P       SNACK BREAK – Bring a packed snack
5:00P       Camp Ends –  Parents pick up campers
         
         
Day 3        
9:00A       Campers Arrive/Registration/Check-in
9:30A       Camp Begins
12:30P – 1:15P       LUNCH BREAK – Bring own sack lunch or prepay for school lunch when you register
3:00P – 3:15P       SNACK BREAK –  Bring a packed snack
5:00P       Camp Ends –  Parents pick up campers
         
         
Day 4        
9:00A       Campers Arrive/Registration/Check-in
9:30A       Camp Begins
12:30P – 1:15P       LUNCH BREAK – Bring own sack lunch or prepay for school lunch when you register
         
5:00P       CAMP ENDS – CAMPERS MUST BE PICKED UP FOR DINNER AND RETURNED BY 7P FOR PRE-SHOW WARM-UPS
         
5:00P – 7P       Camp Ends – Campers go to dinner w/parents/family
7:00P       Campers return to prepare for the show
7:30P       The show, comprised of campers and The Young Americans, starts
9:00P       Show Ends – Parents pick up campers or bus riders load the buses to return to their communities
         
         
Day 5        
12:30P       Campers Arrive/Registration/Check-in
1:00P – 2:00P       Campers Warm Up and Prepare for Show
2:00P – 2:45P       SNACK BREAK – Bring a packed snack
2:45P       Campers Return to Designated Area
3:00P       Campers Performance/Show
5:00P       SHOW ENDS. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR CAMPER. BUS TRANSPORTATION IS NOT AVAILABLE
         

Boyne City / Petoskey Route – All 4 Weeks Of Camp

Pick-up/Drop-off: Boyne City High School and Petoskey Walmart parking lot

Boyne City High School 1035 Boyne Ave, Boyne City, MI 49712

Petoskey Walmart Parking Lot 1850 Anderson Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770

DAY 1-3

8:20am ›› Bus departs with campers from Boyne City High School

8:40am ›› Bus departs with campers from Petoskey Walmart parking lot

5:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

5:35pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Petoskey Walmart parking lot

6:00pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Boyne City High School

FRIDAY (DAY 4) – 7:30 pm show

8:20am ›› Bus departs with campers from Boyne City High School

8:40am ›› Bus departs with campers from Petoskey Walmart parking lot

9:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

9:35pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Petoskey Walmart parking lot

10:00pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Boyne City High School

SATURDAY (DAY 5) – 3:00 pm show

11:45am ›› Bus departs with campers from Boyne City High School

12:05pm ›› Bus departs with campers from Petoskey Walmart parking lot

*No afternoon transportation is available. Your child must be picked up from Harbor Springs High School.

Charlevoix Bus Route – Camp weeks 1, 2 and 4 only

Pick-up/Drop-off: former Kmart Parking Lot

06600 M-66 North Charlevoix, MI 49720

 

DAY 1-3

8:20am ›› Bus departs with campers from the former Kmart parking lot

5:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

5:55pm ›› Bus drops off campers at the former Kmart parking lot

FRIDAY (DAY 4) – 7:30 pm show

8:20am ›› Bus departs with campers from the former Kmart parking Lot

9:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

9:55pm ›› Bus drops off kids at the former Kmart parking lot

SATURDAY (DAY 5) – 3:00 pm show

11:45am ›› Bus departs with kids from the former Kmart parking lot

*No afternoon transportation is available. Your child must be picked up from Harbor Springs High School.

Cheboygan, Pellston, And Alanson Route – Week 3 Of Camp

Pick-up/Drop-off: Cheboygan High School, Pellston High School and Alanson Public Schools

Cheboygan High School, 801 W Lincoln Ave Cheboygan, MI 49721

Pellston High School 172 Park St Pellston, MI 49769

Alanson Public Schools 7400 North St Alanson, MI 49706

 

DAY 1-3

8:00am ›› Bus departs with campers from Cheboygan High School

8:30am ›› Bus departs with campers from Pellston High School

8:45am ›› Bus departs with campers from Alanson Public Schools

5:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

5:30am ›› Bus drops off campers at Alanson Public Schools

5:45pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Pellston High School

6:10pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Cheboygan High School

FRIDAY (DAY 4) – 7:30 pm show

8:00am ›› Bus departs with campers from Cheboygan High School

8:30am ›› Bus departs with campers from Pellston High School

8:45am ›› Bus departs with campers from Alanson Public Schools

9:15pm ›› Bus departs from Harbor Springs High School

9:35pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Alanson Public Schools

9:55pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Pellston High School

10:15pm ›› Bus drops off campers at Cheboygan High School

SATURDAY (DAY 5) – 3:00 pm show

11:30am ›› Bus departs with campers from Cheboygan High School

12:00pm ›› Bus departs with campers from Pellston High School

12:15am ›› Bus departs with campers from Alanson Public Schools

*No afternoon transportation is available. Your child must be picked up from Harbor Springs High School.

Participants should bring a packed lunch for every meal break unless purchasing the meal package.

A meal package is available for purchase during the registration process for $28. The Tuesday through Friday package will include –

  • Tuesday – Ham and Cheese sub/chips/prepared salad/fresh fruit
  • Wednesday – Corn chips/cheese/salsa/vegetable/fresh fruit
  • Thursday – Hummus w/pretzels/carrots/fresh fruit
  • Friday – Turkey and Cheese sandwich/chips/prepared salad/fresh fruit
  • All meals will also include cookie(s) and a bottle of water

Please make arrangements to pick your camper up at the end of Friday’s camp day at 5 p.m. We are unable to offer the pizza party this year so your camper will need to be picked up, have dinner, and be returned by 7 p.m. for the 7:30 performance.

Campers should come to Saturday’s camp having eaten lunch. Please send a snack for them to have before the 3 p.m. performance.

If your camper has special dietary needs, please send them with packed meals.

Is transportation provided?

Yes, buses are available, free of charge, from many surrounding communities including Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Cheboygan. See the schedules in the tabs above.

Is lunch provided?

Sack lunch will be available Tuesday – Friday for $28.

Scholarships

Partial scholarships are available.
Apply at the end of the registration process.

I need more information

Send us an email at summercamps@youngamericans.org

The Young Americans Performing Arts Summer Camp 2021 Covid-19 Refund Policy

Campers are eligible for 100% of their paid registration fee for 2021 summer camp if the camper’s scheduled week (or weeks) of The Young Americans Performing Arts Summer Camp is canceled by the organization because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A camper who develops symptoms of Covid-19, tests positive for Covid-19, or is directed to quarantine during their registered week of camp, will be eligible for a partial or pro-rated refund.

If the camper tests positive for the Covid-19 virus or is instructed to quarantine by a healthcare official prior to the start of their scheduled week of camp, a refund will not be issued.

If your child’s registered week of camp has started and you choose to not have your child participate, a refund will not be issued.