Worcester Academy Performing Arts Camp interweaves theatre, music and art in a performing arts program for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Each two-week session concludes with performances of original musical plays, the focal point of our arts classes. Our revolving repertoire of 15 shows allows us to present different plays each session. Campers develop skills in major elements of musical theater: acting, movement, singing, instrumental music and scenery/props. Each session is limited to 45 campers, divided by age into three groups. Expert faculty work with counselors to address the individual needs of our campers. All campers are involved in two plays, in one as an actor/ singer/scenic artist, and in a second as an instrumentalist in the pit band. Our approach gives campers experience in all aspects of the productions, letting them develop their strengths and explore new directions.
About the Director
Donald Irving has taught at Worcester Academy since 1985. As director of the upper school choral program he guides students in chorus, advanced chorus, and our select ensemble, the Academy Singers, maintaining close contact through classes, rehearsals, and individual lessons. He is the music director of Worcester Academy’s annual musical and has written many of the musicals performed at WASA each summer.
About the Faculty
Heather Goodchild: Violin. Principal Violin II, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra
Donald Irving: Vocal Music. Performing Arts Faculty, Worcester Academy
Silvia Irving: Instrumental Music. Music Faculty, Anna Maria College, Pakachoag Music School
Tobias Irving: Art. Faculty ASAP Early Risers and After School Activities Program, Newton Public Schools
David Plante: Theatre. Technical Director and English Faculty, Worcester Academy
Session I: July 9th - 20th Session II: July 23rd - August 3rd
Boys and Girls Age 7 - 14
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day offered: 7:30 am - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Additional Fee)
$630 for Two Week Session
$1,150 for full Four Weeks
Rader Hall is located on Worcester Academy’s main campus. Rader Hall provides access to classrooms with wireless internet, Smartboards and LCD projectors. Rader also houses the school’s library, which provides access to many different technologies and a new green screen room.
What to Bring
Lunch and Snack (nut free)
Sneakers or sandals with back straps
Schedule (Sample Day)
9:00 am - Theatre
10:15 am - Instrumental Music
11:30 am - Lunch and Recess
12:30 pm - Art
1:45 pm - Singing
3:00 pm - Flex Period (Snack/rehearsal/practice/games)
3:30 pm - Pick up
Performance Days Shows are presented to the public at 3:00 pm, the last day of each session.