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ArtBeat is CCC’s creative and performing arts day camp for students currently in grades 3-8. The camp runs Sunday, July 7 through Saturday, July 13, culminating in two shows of Lion King Jr.one on Friday night and one on Saturday morning.  Camp sessions are:

Sunday, July 7: 4PM-5: 30 PM
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12: 9AM-3PM
Friday, July 12: 7 PM (First Performance)
Saturday, July 13: 11 AM (Second Performance)

Tickets – SOLD OUT!!

Tickets for both performances are SOLD OUT.

 

Welcome to ArtBeat!

Artbeat is right around the corner, here’s what you need to know about the week of camp that awaits.

We want to help your student(s) see how God’s designed them with certain passions and gifts, and how they can enhance those gifts as they learn specific aspects of the performing arts world.

We’ve designed ArtBeat with the following objectives in mind. We want to…

  • Fan any flame of interest your camper has for the performing arts
  • Help students discover and utilize the gifts God has given them
  • Teach campers to honor God with the gifts and passions He’s given them
  • Show campers the value of teamwork, their role, and how teams win when they pull together
  • Experience how much students can accomplish when they work hard

We plan to provide focused instruction all week in the track your camper chose. The FAQs below will give you all of the information you need to make the week of ArtBeat off the charts! However, there is a 3% chance you might still have some questions after reading the FAQs below. If so, don’t panic. Just shoot us an email at artbeat@communitycc.net and we’ll make sure you’re good to go.

 

ArtBeat FAQs

 

ArtBeat T-shirts

We’ll hand out t-shirts on the last day of camp, and all campers need to wear them to the Friday night and Saturday morning production. Performance Beat campers will need a black t-shirt to wear during the performances but can wear their ArtBeat t-shirts before and after each show.

What To Bring

Campers bring their own lunch (including a drink) each day of camp. We’ll have a snack each day during one of our breaks. Please do not bring money, iPods, headphones, skateboards, toys, or electronic games. If bringing a cell phone, campers must keep the phone in a lunchbox, purse, or backpack (not in a pocket). We’ll give you a number to call to reach your student in the case of an emergency.

What To Wear

Campers should dress each day in casual, comfortable clothes. Be modest and ready for games and activities. Campers should wear sneakers or other soft-soled shoes, because boots, open-toed shoes, Crocs, sandals, and flip-flops cause problems.

Campers will paint and use materials throughout the week that have the potential to be messy. Make sure and wear old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or smock each day of camp.

Specialty Days

Tuesday, July 9th – “I just can’t wait to be king” Day
Just like Simba, we’d all love to be king. All campers are encouraged to decorate their own crown. Think crazy hat day ….. but with a royal flair! Use an existing crown and bedazzle it to your liking or think outside the box and create one from scratch. The sky’s the limit. Take “pride” in your creation and sport your royal headpiece to camp on Tuesday, July 9.

Thursday, July 11 – Circle of Life Day
Lion King production opens with the “Circle of Life”song where all of the animals gather together at Pride Rock. Campers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite animal from the Lion King show. You can pick anything from A-Z or as they say in safari world, antelope to zebra. Paint your face, wear an animal print t-shirt, or tease your mane to look like a lion. Go wild and have fun wearing your animal creation to camp on Thursday, July 11.

The Friday & Saturday Performances

Every camper should wear black pants and their ArtBeat t-shirt. Performance Beat should bring a black t-shirt (with no printing or writing) to wear for the performances but can change back into their ArtBeat t-shirt after the show is over.

All costumes and props for the performances will be created by the offstage beats. How cool is that? Your campers will bring this whole thing to life including executing the shows on Friday and Saturday.

This year’s Artbeat will include two performances of Lion King Jr. One on Friday, July 12 at 7 PM. Friday is a normal camp day (9AM-3PM), and all campers must return at 6:00 PM, dressed for the performance. The second performance will be on Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM. Campers should arrive at 10:00 AM, dressed for the performance. All Artbeat campers are expected to attend both performances unless otherwise specified.

Tickets

Two tickets for EACH of the performances on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 performance of Lion King Jr. are included in your registration (families with multiple campers will still receive two tickets per show). These tickets and any General Admission tickets that you pre-purchased online will be distributed at the parent meeting on the first day of ArtBeat.

Most young children will enjoy the performance, but please consider carefully whether to bring infants or toddlers to the show. Unfortunately, restless children can disrupt performances, and this can be distracting to performers and other audience members. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Drop Off & Pick Up

Camp hours are 9AM-3PM. Please drop off your camper no earlier than 8:45AM and pick up no later than 3:15PM. Also, in order to participate in the Friday and Saturday performances, campers are expected to attend all day, every day. We know that brief absences (1–2 hours) are sometimes necessary. When notified of these in advance (no later than the first day of the day camp), ArtBeat leaders will make every effort to take this into account when rehearsing and working with the camper.

Sunday Session/Parent Meeting

We are kicking off the week with a session on Sunday, July 7 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM. This session is designed for parents and students. We will be meeting with parents to fill you in on all the information and details you need to know, plus distributing your tickets for show.  Meanwhile, the campers will be introduced to their beats…there might even be a little choir practice.

Expectations For Behavior

ArtBeat campers are expected to uphold the physical and emotional safety of all campers while respecting the volunteers, fellow campers, facility, and oneself. If a camper is unwilling or unable to behave appropriately and/or participate fully in camp activities, the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up their child.

Medical or Other Special Needs

CCC will make every effort to provide an environment where each camper can be successful. It is important for our volunteers to be fully informed about any limitations, disabilities, medical conditions, allergies, behavioral concerns, or other special needs that may affect your student’s participation in camp activities. If you did not provide this information on your registration form, please email artbeat@communitycc.net as soon as possible.

ArtBeat’s volunteer team is not able to provide one-on-one assistance. If CCC staff or ArtBeat volunteers determine that your student is unable to participate in camp activities due to medical or other special needs, you may be required to provide one-on-one assistance and/or remove your student from the camp.

If medication is needed throughout the week, please let us know. If you did not provide this information on your registration form, please email artbeat@communitycc.net as soon as possible so arrangements can be made ahead of time.