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THE WEBB CENTER’S 
ARTS FOR KIDS PROGRAM

Camp Imagination

Audition Results

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for this year’s Camp Imagination production of “The Sound of Music.” The judges saw over 30 talented youth and had to make some tough casting decisions.
 
Congratulations to our casts for Session 1 and Session 2!

2021 Registration Information

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement a new registration process this year. In order to make registration fair and equitable we are going to run a lottery for camp sign-ups. Using a lottery system will eliminate the first-come, first-serve urgency of past registrations.

Registration Timeline

May 5 – 9: Families are asked to reserve a complimentary lottery ticket either online or by calling the Webb Center Box Office (928) 684-6624. Again, this is not based on first-come, first-serve. Families can enter the lottery at any time between May 5 – 9 for an equal chance of having their name selected.
 
Only one lottery ticket per household is needed to enter. A household may reserve one lottery ticket for:
Please be aware that entering the Camp Imagination lottery does not guarantee your camper(s) admittance into the program.
 
May 10: Once all of the family names have been collected, they will be randomly sorted and selected for admittance into Camp. If your household is selected, every child in your immediate family will be eligible to participate in Camp. We will contact you to complete registration at that time.
 
If a family declines or does not respond within 48 hours, the next family on the list will be contacted until each of the available spots is filled for Sessions 1 and 2.
 

Camp Imagination Details

Camp Registration is open to Arizona residents entering first through twelfth grade in the upcoming school year.
 
A maximum of 75 campers for each session will allow teachers and volunteers to strictly follow school district COVID-19 precautions. Campers, teachers and volunteers will wear masks.
 
Campers will be grouped into cohorts and will attend a predetermined schedule of classes where social distancing and minimal physical interaction can be monitored.
 
Camp Imagination Tuition
 

Camp Imagination will continue to offer its high level of arts classes at affordable tuition rates, starting at $100 for one camper and $80 for siblings, with partial and full scholarships available.

Collaborative Effort

The Webb Center offers this program each summer with assistance from the Wickenburg Unified School District (provides classroom facilities and free student lunches), the Desert Caballeros Western Museum (coordinates the visual arts classes for camp), and Wickenburg Police Department’s Cops Who Care (teaches a crime scene investigation class).  Community partners help ensure Camp’s continued success and sustainability.
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Camp Schedule

Session 1

June 7 – 18, 2021

Session 2

June 21 – July 2, 2021

Weekly schedule
Week 1

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Week 2

Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Friday

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photo: Emma Burgason Shaner as Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz”

There is no place like Camp!

Camp Imagination is an annual two-week summer arts camp designed to stretch the imagination of children by introducing them to a variety of arts genres through an intensive hands-on program of activities that integrates technical, visual and performing arts mediums. Camp Imagination will produce two sessions, both two-weeks long, during the month of June 2021. A maximum of 150 campers, who are Arizona residents and entering first — twelfth grade in the Fall of 2021, will be able to participate; 75 campers per two-week session.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, campers, volunteers and staff will be asked to wear masks. Campers will be grouped into cohorts and will attend a predetermined schedule of classes where social distancing and minimal physical interaction can be monitored. Classes will include music, movement/dance, drama and visual arts designed to enliven their artistic spirit.

Camp Imagination will culminate in a live, public performance of “The Sound of Music,” starring all of the campers; either on stage as actors, singers and dancers or behind the scenes as the technical crew. To support Camp Imagination with a tax-deductible donation click here.

“Being a part of this amazing program for 10 years shaped who I am as a person and educator. Whether I was on stage or volunteering, Camp Imagination equipped me with skills I use in my classroom every day. Because of my experiences at camp along with the amazing staff and teaching artists, I am able to share the gift of music and theater with the next generation!”

EMMA SHANER • ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER

Hands-on Instruction
Targeted to Skill Level

Camp Imagination participants are grouped according to their grade and choose from a variety of art classes targeted to their skill levels. Each camper will participate in four classes, one Showtime class where they learn their part for the final musical production, and three elective classes.

Class offerings for first through third graders may include: “American Ninja Warrior,” drawing, acting, drumming, arts and crafts, and tumbling.  Fourth through sixth graders have been offered: aerial circus, acting, puppetry, drumming, jewelry making, sewing and drawing as their choice of classes. Seventh through twelfth graders have chosen from: comedy/improvisation, aerial circus, culinary arts, stage makeup, DIY, film production, and technical theatre classes.

Students sixth grade and up are encouraged to audition for lead roles in the final production. Those rewarded with lead roles meet intensively with an acting and a singing coach to challenge them with advanced performance techniques and skills.

Twenty-seven teaching artists, recruited from local, state and nation-wide resources, teach 42 classes each day and provide quality arts opportunities for our campers.

Volunteers

Over 40 volunteers, including adult family members, retired teachers and those from the Wickenburg community, help Camp run smoothly each day. Volunteers assist teaching artists in their classrooms and lead the campers to their different classes. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in Camp activities alongside the campers. The Webb Center could not produce camp without the generous help of volunteers.
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Photo: Emma Burgason Shaner teaching elementary school music

Goals

The goals of Camp Imagination include: helping campers develop fine motor skills, attention to detail, sequencing, follow through, patience and discipline; creating a nurturing environment where campers are free to indulge in creative self-expression; and improving campers’ self-image, self-confidence, and sense of community.