Maybe she’s your dancing queen who is always hip-hopping through the house, or perhaps she has a keen eye for visual storytelling and wants to learn more about video production. Let her discover a new passion project this summer with our art camps that are sure to get those creative juices flowing.
Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 12-16 Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $325 Instructor: Lee Wright, GPS Digital Art and Media Teacher
This exciting summer film camp teaches you all about the basics of audio and video communications plus the art of storytelling, video production, and acting, and then helps you put those skills into practice. By the end of this week-long camp, you will write, direct, and star in your own short films. Equipment is provided.
Grades: 1-3 Dates: June 7-11 Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $175 Instructor: Natalie Eastman, Cadek vocal, guitar, and piano instructor
A summer camp tailored for young children that combines vocal and musical training with fun songs and activities to make you think you are just playing games! Learn basic singing techniques including belly breathing, sustaining breath, and tone support. Receive ear training by matching pitch, identifying and performing high/low and up/down tones, and using body solfège. Use steady beat, chanting, and simple percussion to learn rhythm and begin to identify notes, rests, and meter. And, the most fun of all, see how to learn a new song through story, words, melody, and actions. On the last day, family members can attend the last hour of camp for a fabulous, fun- and energy-filled concert, featuring all of the songs learned throughout the week!
*Inside tip: Add Camp Kaleidoscope in the morning for a whole day of fun!
July 12-16: Grades 9-12, 9 a.m.-noon Cost: $200 Instructor: Emily Lester, Professional Photographer
Want to learn more than just point and shoot when taking photos? Photographer Emily Lester to the rescue! This popular camp returns to teach you the creative process of photography. Improve your skills, understand manual DSLR camera modes, and produce a personal portfolio. Practice landscape, portrait, and food photography. You’ll even learn basic editing with Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom and Photoshop) before exhibiting your photos at the end of the week. Plus create a website where you can start a small business and gain a following. Use your own camera or your phone or iPad.
Grades: 6-12th Dates: June 21-25 Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $325 Instructors: Laurel Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Dance Teacher, and various guest artists
Enjoy the beautiful GPS dance studios while articulating your dance skills with fun and challenging teachers. Learn various forms of dance—modern, ballet, and composition—with instruction by professional dance company teachers. Choose from two levels: intermediate and advanced. Your weeklong dance adventure culminates in a special performance on Friday afternoon, so you can show off all you learned in camp.
Kindermusik’s camp adventure “On the Road!” gives kids ages 3-4 a summer adventure they’ll remember for a lifetime! Inspired by a children’s love of family adventures and the lifelong memories they build, “On the Road” summer camp re-creates the cozy delight of family travels: singing rounds in the car, making up songs, snacking at roadside picnic tables, harmonizing (or trying to!), playing “I Spy,” and many other road-trip-style adventures! Every day is packed with activities, crafts, and musical exploration! Together, kids and staff will find shapes in the clouds, discover constellations in the night sky; have campfire-style fun like making s’mores and roasting bananas, singing songs, and telling stories; explore the woods and shoreline; do puzzles, play card games, and do crafts on rainy days! And throughout it all, each child will create his and her own magical world of imagination and play!
Grades: K-3 Dates: June 14-18 Time: 9 a.m. - noon Cost: $200 Instructors: Laurel Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Dance Teacher, and GPS Dance Company Dancers
Let’s MOVE! Enjoy the beautiful GPS dance studios while moving and dancing with GPS dance teacher Laurel Zahrobsky ’90 and members of GPS’s modern dance company Terpsichord. Your weeklong dance adventure culminates in a special performance on Friday afternoon, so you can show off all you learned in camp to friends and family members.
Grades: 4-6 Dates: June 14-18 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Cost: $200 Instructor: Laurel Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Dance Teacher, and GPS Dance Company Dancers
Five, Six, Seven, Eight! Master the dance floor with GPS dance teacher Laurel Zahrobsky ’90 and members of GPS’s modern dance company Terpsichord. From a backbend to a plié, learn the movements and the lingo. On Friday afternoon, you and your campmates will perform in front of friends and family so you can show off all you learned in camp!
For year-round opportunities for your child to discover his or her passion for music, check out the offerings at Cadek Conservatory of Music, conveniently located on the campus of Girls Preparatory School. Visit cadek.org!
“Summer provides the optimal time for a student to ‘try on’ a new musical instrument, discover a hidden artistic talent or strength, or develop a passion for the arts.”
—Meg Persinger Brock ’79, GPS Fine Arts Department Chair