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Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for ages 11-13) Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and at the least entertaining. In this experiential camp, students will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, and finally the…

“Little House” Hands-On Pioneers (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for ages 5-7) If you are a fan of the Little House Books or TV show, you’ve probably wondered what it would be like to live long ago. Maybe you’ve even wondered what kids in the future will think was interesting about your life as a kid today. We’ll engage in some of the activities Laura Ingalls Wilder describes: churning butter, making a button lamp, sewing, and pulling taffy! We’re pretty much going to make a mess and something…

Poetry, Pottery, and Paper (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(ALL DAY: for ages 8-11) In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative writing. You will use a press mold to create a ceramic book, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, make paper, and use a letterpress to print the words you have written. This camp will be a real hands-on experience taught by professional artists and writers at both the Flower City Arts…

Build-A-Book (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(ALL DAY: for ages 10-13) So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into a juicy plot! Observe how ordinary people and places can help you bring your book’s characters to life and become heroes and villains while on our daily walking trips to sites in the Neighborhood of the Arts. We’ll study author’s craft using your personal copy of…

College Essay Prep (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for rising seniors) Senior year is approaching and college-bound students can get an early start on their Common Application personal essay. Students may be asking themselves, “Where do I start? How can I make this essay the best it can be?” This workshop offers students a supportive, creative, and fun environment in which students can draft their Common App essay with the help of a professional writer and journalist. Students will leave with a full, edited draft of their…

Songwriter’s Workshop (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(ALL DAY: for teens) NOTE: Camp meets at Rochester Contemporary School of Music, The Old Pickle Factory Building, 1 Grove Street, Suite 122A, Pittsford, NY 14534 Do you constantly have a tune playing in your head? Are you always listening to music? Do you wish you could write your own songs, like your favorite artists? Well, now you can! Under the guidance of professional songwriters, musicians, and poets, you will be led through the creative process of writing your own…

Magic Tree House Adventure Club (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 5-7) Take part in wonderful adventures from the Magic Tree House series. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. Through our exploration of the Magic Tree House books, we might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or the Australian Outback! We’ll even find out about the great Houdini and learn magic tricks to amaze our friends. Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and…

Write a Short Play! (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 11-13) Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this camp is for you! Through theatre games and writing exercises, we will learn how to tell a story meant for the stage. Our own 5-10 minute plays will be presented in a staged reading for friends and families on Friday. Come prepared to play and write!

Teen Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for teens) Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and at the least entertaining. In this experiential camp, students will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, and finally the improv…

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