Camps

SUMMER CAMP 2020: Virtual Camp, Real Fun!

We have a very important announcement: Synetic Theater is going virtual this summer! Due to current recommendations and the decision made by Arlington county to move their summer activities online, Synetic’s 2020 summer camp has decided to shift to an online format.

But, we’re not going to let staying at home keep our actors from performing! Our virtual camp is designed to keep kids active, engaged, and learning important life skills. We are working hard to make this virtual experience the best it can be. If you have any questions please contact our Camp Director: Ashton Schaffer (ashton@Synetictheater.org)

You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

VIRTUAL TASTE OF SUMMER CAMP

Not sure if Virtual Summer camp is the right fit for you? Have questions about the activities? We are hosting “mock summer camp” Zoom classes in order to give you a Taste of Summer Camp.  We’re inviting parents and students to this free event so we can answer questions that you might have and show you a sample of some of the teacher-guided and self-guided activities that will be used during summer camp.

Join in on the fun today!

There are two chances to enjoy the Taste of Summer for each age group. 
You must sign up below in order to participate!
Date: TUESDAY, June 2nd
Times: 
10 am – Young Artists (Grades K – 5)  SIGN UP HERE
11 am – Thespians (Grades 6 – 9)   SIGN UP HERE
3 pm – Young Artists (Grades K – 5)  SIGN UP HERE
4 pm – Thespians (Grades 6 – 9)  SIGN UP HERE 

You do not need to sign up for multiple times, curriculum will be the same for each age group class. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

We will be sending each family who is enrolled in our Summer Camp program a personal “Camp in a Box.” Each Camp in a Box will be specifically designed for that session!

CAMP IN A BOX

Delivered to you, Camp in a Box will contain everything your camper needs to have a successful camp experience including art supplies, props, activity sheets, script, and anything else required for your camper that week.

RELAXED SCHEDULE
(With age-appropriate Screen-Time for each group!)

Camp meets Virtually from 9am-3pm.

Young Artists (Grades K-5): Screen Time: Approximately 2-4 hours per day. A schedule will be sent ahead of time. Each morning will start with a check-in and warm-up. Students will be called for rehearsal throughout the day, where they will play games, work on Physical Theater techniques, and rehearse scenes. The camp day will end with a closing activity. Optional screen-based activities will take place throughout the day to be joined at the caregiver’s discretion. These sessions include family games and activities, coaching sessions, and guided crafts.

Thespians (Grades 6-9): Screen Time: Approximately 4 hours per day.  A schedule will be sent ahead of time. Each morning will start with a check-in and warm-up. Students will be called for rehearsal throughout the day, where they will play games, work on Physical Theater techniques, and rehearse scenes. The camp day will end with a closing activity. Optional screen-based activities will take place throughout the day. These sessions include games and activities, coaching sessions, and guided crafts.

PERFORMANCE

Camp will culminate in a live showing on the final Friday of camp. The final sharing will be a combination of live performance on Zoom and filmed scenes and songs, filmed by campers and edited by Synetic Theater Teaching Artists.

One Week Session: $250 per student
Two Week Session: $500 per student

Register for a session below:

Session 1: June 22 – July 3

Young Artists | Thespians


Session 2A: July 6 – 10       Session B: July 13 – 17
Young Artists                        Young Artists
Thespians                               Thespians

 

Session 3A: July 20 – 24     Session 3B: July 27 – 21

Young Artists                         Young Artists

Thespians                                Thespians

 

Session 4: August 3 – 14

Young Artists | Thespians

 

Session 5 August 17 – 28

Young Artists | Thespians

 

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS:

Synetic Classic (Session 1 | Session 4 | Session 5)
Much like in past years, Synetic will offer a two-week summer camp experience that culminates in an original physical theater musical. This year Synetic will feature THREE different show opportunities depending on which Session you sign up. “A Tale of Two Ghostbusters,” “The Wild and Wacky Wizarding World of Wiley Skylar” and “Star Force.”

Students will be exposed to the same acting techniques that have made Synetic America’s premier physical theater company. Sign up for one session for a singular experience or sign up for multiple to give a new show experience to your camper each session!

Synetic Remix (Session 2A/B | Session 3A/B)
One of Synetic Theater’s greatest strengths is collaboration. Synetic Remix starts with a theme. This year’s themes include Jurassic Park Janitor, Rise of the Villains, and Animal Tales. Just like Synetic Classic students work with Synetic Company members on acting techniques like pantomime, clowning, stage combat, and dance.

Just like Synetic Classic, this will culminate in a virtual performance, the difference is that students, with guidance from Synetic Company members, will be the driving creative force during their week at Synetic Remix. Each “shareformance” will be determined by the student’s ideas, passion, and interests. Each session will be a truly unique experience.

You can also mix and match these and Synetic Classic to design your own multi-week program!