Camps

Updates to our Safety Measures 

WACA Center for the Arts is run by WACA and the building is used only for WACA camps and programs. Due to our programs being small and having a large field and outdoor area that is also for our use we are able to effectively manage the needed safety precautions and still host a wonderful camp program. 

 
We are building cubbies where each student/camper/actor will place their personal belongs. There will be a container in each cubby with pencils, markers, paper, highlighter that will be assigned to that student ONLY. We will be placing marks on the floors to keep social distancing guidelines for learning dances and for singing.  
Masks will be required whenever possible. Singing is not possible with masks and we are going to use face shields when not outdoors. We will also be placing chairs on marked spots in a safe distance from each performer.  Whenever possible we will host classes outdoors. Temperatures must be less than 85 degrees and not raining. We will have additional water and shade stations available outdoors. Windows will be kept open in the facility when it is possible.  
 
We have two sinks in each bathroom. In addition, we have a handwashing sink in our main activity room as well as our kitchen. Sanitizer or handwashing will be required at the beginning of each activity rotation. 
 

 
Check In- 

At the check in desk a staff member will take an electronic reading of every camper. Any camper above 99.5 will not be allowed to attend camp that day or until 24 hours fever free. There will be a list of symptoms and when your child is signed in part of that is your signing that your child is not displaying those symptoms before checking into camp that morning or the day prior. Masks are required when entering the building. We will have face shields for campers that do not have them. We ask that campers supply their own masks.  

Sanitizer or handwashing will be REQUIRED when entering the building and when exiting.   Sanitizer or handwashing will be required at the beginning of each activity rotation.  
 

The maximum number of students in our musical theater program will be 25 for Seussical Kids and 29 for Moana Jr. Groups will be 10 or less. Visual Art Camps accept a maximum of 12 students. Our camps maintain a maximum ratio of 6:1 (Students to staff). Staff will wear masks whenever possible. Singing sections will require our staff to use face shields.  

 

The regular camp forms and links will be sent shortly. WACA is grassroots, self-funded not for profit that relies heavily on our affordable summer programs to meet the financial needs of our organization. With volunteers heading our administration WACA Center for the Arts uses program fess to pay our artistic and camp staff, supplies, show rights, insurance, and all administration costs. If you are unable to attend camp this year, we would greatly appreciate applying your camp fees to another WACA program or as a gift card you may save for future use, including next summer.  

 

We are following the CDC, State of Maryland DHMH and Anne Arundel County Health Department guidelines to provide a safe and fun summer camp experience for your children. With added guidance from the American Camping Association (ACA) and a local pediatrician our safety measures and small program size will give your kids time to make friends, learn need skills, and express themselves through the arts.  

Drawing techniques for cartooning, Anime, video games and more with professional artists from The Artway Alliance!

July 6th-July 10th and August 17th-21st - $250 (includes materials) (per session)

Drawing, Cartooning, Gaming Art with Artway Alliance; ages 7-18

8:45am-3:30pm (extended care available for $40)

 July 27th -August 7th

8:45am-3:30pm $330

This 30 minute show is perfect for our students entering K-6th grade
We will act, sing, dance, work on sets , paint backdrops, crafts, and have fun!!

Thursday August 6th at 7:00pm and Friday August 7th at 10:30am we will have 2 free performances
Extended care is available for $80 to cover both weeks

What people are saying

about our summer theater camps...

“I'm writing to let you know about the wonderful experience my children have had at WACA musical theatre camps for the last 2 summers.  It is by far the best camp experience my children (two 9 year old boys) have ever had, and they have been to a lot of camps.  In 2017 they did Sleeping Beauty and they loved it so much that they came back this summer for Lion King Kids, and one of them also returned for Annie Jr.  This is the only camp they are genuinely excited about doing next summer.  One of my sons is very quiet and shy.  Through musical theatre he has learned confidence and has improved his ability to speak in front of people.  My other son has always loved music, acting, and singing.  He has developed this love even further by actually getting to participate in real shows!  I see the beginning of a life-time of performing starting for him.  He absolutely loves it, and would not have had the chance to explore this side of himself without WACA camp.  He wants to be on Broadway someday.  He recently auditioned for a part in The Little Mermaid and won a lead role, no doubt due to the magnificent training he received from Ms. Rebecca, who is amazing.  She is so wonderful and patient with the children.  She never raises her voice in anger (but she does project it to get their attention!  :) ).  She sets a very loving example where everyone feels included and important.  I've seen her work 12 hour days without complaining.  Her shows are always so amazing--it's truly remarkable how she teaches them to handle every aspect of the shows on their own.  Not to give you any ideas, but I would pay a whole lot more for this camp.  That is how strongly I feel about it's positive impact on my children.”

Regards,
--Christine Cunningham , jabarac@yahoo.com

“My name is Tiffany Riley, I am the mother of camper Candice Riley.  Candice attended WACA's summer program for the first time this summer (the Lion King Jr. session).  This was Candice's first experience with musical theater.  It's an understatement to say that Candice enjoyed her experience.  I asked Candice how she would describe her experience and simply put she responded "It was the BEST camp ever!".  Ms. Rebecca and her team did an awesome job teaching and motivating the children. Not only did Candice master her own parts of the play she proactively spent her free time learning the parts of everyone else in the play!  Candice can't wait to come back next summer.”

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must occur two or more weeks prior to the camp or class beginning. Full refunds will be given during the cancellation period. Emergency and serious changes will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For classes, a 90% refund will be granted if not satisfied after the first day of a class. Camp refunds are only available during the cancellation period or by the process of individual evaluation as outlined in the policy. 

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