We look to you, our community of arts lovers, for help at this critical time. Please donate to the Webb Center’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to ensure we remain strong.

THE WEBB CENTER’S 
ARTS FOR KIDS PROGRAM

Camp Imagination

2021 Audition Information

This year’s Camp Imagination performance is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic “The Sound of Music.” Campers entering 5th-12th grade in the next school year are invited to audition for lead roles in the musical production. Auditions will be held on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.

Those interested in auditioning should come prepared and rehearsed.  Each camper will be asked to perform a memorized monologue, approximately 1 1/2 minutes in length and a vocal performance piece. The judges prefer a vocal audition of a theatrical song, even one from this show. Please bring a CD with the instrumental accompaniment (no vocals) or have access to a karaoke version of the song on your smartphone for the audition.

Call the Box Office at (928) 684-6624 to schedule an audition appointment. Audition time slots are every 15 minutes beginning at 1 pm on Friday, April 30 and 10 am on Saturday, May 1. Appointments will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who do not schedule their audition in advance are still welcome to participate, but will be subject to available times upon arrival.

Auditions will be held in the Webb Center’s Atrium. Campers who are unavailable to audition in-person can schedule a Zoom audition during the same time frames.

>>> Please fill out an Audition Form and bring it with you to the audition.

Audition Resources:

Campers can rehearse a monologue from a favorite book, play or musical. You can write your own or use one found on the internet like on this site. Costumes and props to accompany your monologue are welcome.

Youtube has karaoke versions of many Broadway songs including popular selections from “The Sound of Music”:

“My Favorite Things”

“Do Re Mi”

“Climb Ev’ry Mountain”

“Edelweiss”

Break a leg!

2021 Registration Information

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.

Registration for Camp Imagination will take place online this year and will be announced in the coming weeks. To receive email notifications about Camp Imagination please contact the Webb Center Box Office at info@dewpac.org or (928) 684-6624.

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.
Previous
Next

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.
Emma Shaner-crop

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.