Dates: July 6-24, 2020
Venue: Lexington Presbyterian Church OR Remote Experience
From the Director: Covid-19 Response
Summer FAIR is excited to announce that we will be online this summer! Many factors played into this decision but we are looking forward to taking the campers on a new summer FAIR adventure.
We have been working to make this a seamless, safe, and fun camp and are planning to use Google Classrooms and Zoom as our main ways of communicating with students and their guardians.
We will still follow our usual schedule July 6th-July 24th from 8:25 am-12:05 pm and students will get their schedule a week prior to the start of camp. We will begin the week on Mondays with Zoom meetings with the instructors and a welcome from myself that includes information for the campers on how to use Google Classrooms and Zoom.
The rest of the week campers will undertake projects with both live instruction and independently working with supplies sent for their classes. This could include things such as composing a dance and then sharing it with the group, creating a theatre mask, practicing their knitting skills, or writing a short story or play.
This summer we will be doing an online Broadway Revue that features different musical numbers, dances, and scenes from a variety of shows from classic broadway up through modern hip-hop style broadway. Students will learn an array of acting styles, singing techniques, and dance numbers. It is a chance to explore the best-of-the-best in musical theatre and celebrate all things Broadway! This year, we are offering a discounted rate for FAIR’s afternoon musical theatre camp. Our virtual camp will provide both individual and ensemble lessons in music, choreography, and text work. In many ways, it will be more tailored to the individual performer than in year’s past, with participants having the opportunity to choose, master, and perform material from a variety of shows. While we expect this experience to be unique and fulfilling, we recognize that we aren’t able to build a set and sew costumes as we would for a full production. Unlike our in-person experience which offers constant engagement from 1-4pm, this year will allow students to schedule meetings throughout this time block to work with the directors. All sessions will be synchronous and the musical theatre experience will include ‘cast bonding’ moments as well as personal skill-building. While some things may be lost, many others will be gained and we are excited to bring you this unconventional solution in unconventional times. We hope you’ll join us for this virtual venture!
We will begin mailing out supplies on June 15th, registration is welcome after that date, but supplies might arrive a bit later than the beginning of the campers’ class depending on shipping.
Registration and class descriptions for the Artist Camp are live on this website!
Please share far and wide! As an online camp, we are excited to extend our reach to family and friends outside of the Rockbridge area!
Summer FAIR Director
Young Artists Camp
Our Young Artists Camp is designed for rising 1st – 4th graders. Students rotate through a series of four courses in movement, art, music and drama daily. Young Artists Camp runs from 8:25am-12:15pm Monday through Friday of each week. Students can enroll in 1, 2 or 3 weeks of courses (weeks do not need to be consecutive).
Our Artists Camp is designed for rising 5th-12th graders. Students select courses of interest for each of four class periods. Classes include: Acting for the Camera, The Art of S.T.E.M, Dancing through History, Introduction to Directing, Play-Writing, Choreography for All, Laughing with the Bard, Hands-on Creating (Painting, Board Games, and Clay), Theater Play and Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Adventures in Creative Writing, and. Beginner Knitting and Sewing. Artists Camp runs from 8:25am-12:05pm Monday through Friday of each week. Students can enroll in 1, 2, or 3 weeks of courses (weeks do not need to be consecutive).
Summer FAIR 2020 Teachers:
- Mauri Connors
- Abby Hamilton
- McKelvey Courtney Collins
- Hannah Palmatary
- Taylor Gulotta
- Bailey Anderson
Class Period 1:
- Acting for the Camera
- The Art of S.T.E.M.
- Dancing Through History
Class Period 2:
- Introduction to Directing
- Choreography for All
Class Period 3:
- Laughing with the Bard
- Hands-on Creating (Painting, Board Games, and Clay)
- Theater Play and Improvisation
Class Period 4:
- Musical Theatre
- Adventures in Creative Writing
- Beginner Knitting and Sewing
This summer we will be doing a Broadway Revue that features different musical numbers, dances, and scenes from a variety of shows from classic broadway up through modern hip-hop style broadway. Students will learn an array of acting styles, singing techniques, and dance numbers. It is a chance to explore the best-of-the-best in musical theatre and celebrate all things Broadway!
A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 of the total tuition is due at the time of registration. The remainder is due by June 30, 2020. All registrations after June 30, 2020 will require payment in full at the time of registration. Payments may be made electronically via PayPal Account or Credit Card or may be mailed directly to the FAIR office.
Discounts are given for families with multiple participants and for students who attend both the Artists Camp and Theater Production.
Financial assistance is available. Please contact Summer FAIR Director Bailey Anderson by June 30, 2020 for a scholarship application.
To make a tuition payment or to view the 2020 tuition rates, please click the button below:
Medical/Insurance Information Form
All students participating in Summer FAIR are required to have a current Medical/Insurance Information Form on file. You can download and bring the completed form with you on your first day of camp. If you do not bring a completed form to camp, you will be required to complete one before you can begin participating in camp activities. Download the form here:
Summer FAIR and Healthy Bodies at Camp Play will run concurrently for Weeks 2 & 3 to create a well rounded, full-day program of both fine arts and movement learning. For more information about Healthy Bodies at Camp Play, please contact us at [email protected] or visit www.healthybodiesatcampplay.com.
Registration for Summer FAIR 2020 is now open.
Please click the button below to begin the registration process:
Bailey Anderson, Summer FAIR Director
Fine Arts In Rockbridge
PO Box 988
Lexington, VA 24450
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