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THE WEBB CENTER’S 
ARTS FOR KIDS PROGRAM

Camp Imagination

Camp Imagination Musical Numbers

Below are links to “The Wizard of Oz” musical numbers so campers may practice at home.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Munchkinland Musical Sequence (Part 1)

Munchkinland Musical Sequence (Part 2)

Yellow Brick Road

We’re Off to See the Wizard

Jitterbug

Optimistic Voices

Merry Old Land of Oz

Winkies March

2022 Registration Information

Camp Imagination’s registration is now closed. Families who are interested in participating in June 2023 should contact the Box Office at info@dewpac.org to add their name to the notification list.   

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 I

June 6 – 17, 2022

Session II

June 20 – July 1, 2022

Weekly schedule
Week 1

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Week 2

Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Friday – SHOW TIME!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Emma Burgason as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
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 2022. A maximum of 200 campers, who are entering first — twelfth grade in the Fall of 2022, will be able to participate; 100 campers per two-week session.

Classes will include music, movement/dance, drama, culinary arts, technical theatre, film production and visual arts designed to enliven their artistic spirit.

Camp Imagination will culminate in a live, public performance of “The Wizard of OZ” 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 Burgason Shaner with her class

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.