ArtBeat Camper Information

Artbeat is right around the corner! Here is 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 information 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 information 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 details

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 production. Performance Beat campers will need a black t-shirt to wear during the performance but can wear their ArtBeat t-shirts before and after the 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, earbuds or 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 9 – Christmas in July! 

Annie Jr. takes place leading up to Christmas. Wear your best Christmas colors/outfit/accessorices on Tuesday to celebrate. 

Thursday, July 11 – Throw Back Thursday!

Dress like it’s the 1930s (when Annie Jr is set)! We’ll throwback on Thursday and wear what they wore back then. 

**Be creative and make something or work with what you already have. Build it, buy it, or a little bit of both! Campers need to be able to fully participate in regular camp activities so be sure items can be easily removed or worked in.  

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 performance itself but can change back into their ArtBeat t-shirt after the show is over. 

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

This year’s Artbeat will include two performances of Annie Jr.  One on Friday, July 12 at 7 PM.   Friday is a normal camp day (9AM-3PM), and all campers must return at 6:30 PM, dressed for the performance.  The second performance will be on Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM.  Campers should arrive at 10:30 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 of Annie Jr. are included in your registration (families with multiple campers will still receive two tickets per show). These and any General Admission tickets you pre-purchased online will be distributed at the parent meeting on the first day of ArtBeat.

Additional tickets can be purchased by ArtBeat families as long as they are available. Please check your email for that link.

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.

Details for accessing the live stream link will be sent out and posted prior to the performances. 

Drop Off & Pickup

Drop off and pick up: Camp hours are 9AM-3PM. Please check-in your camper no earlier than 8:45 AM and check-out no later than 3:15 PM. Also, in order to participate in the Friday performance, 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 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. 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 the shows.  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, differing abilities, 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.