Upper Camp (Grades 6-8)
The Upper Camp program allows campers to make choices about how they spend their day based on which arts disciplines most interested them. Each Upper Camper chooses an Arts Major, Arts Minor and Master Classes, allowing them to focus on developing skills in the arts areas that most interest them. They also participate in a wide range of traditional camp activities with a group of campers of similar age. These include hobbies, leadership challenges, sports and camp games.
A Major is a specific arts discipline that a camper would like to concentrate on during their session at camp. There are four Major choices, each representing one of the arts disciplines: music, dance, theatre and visual arts. Campers attend their Major every day for two activity periods, so they can go more in-depth into that specific art form. Campers may only select one Major per session and their Major must be chosen before the camp session begins. H.A.C. can not guarantee camper’s first choice of Arts Major regardless of the time of application.
Arts Majors are taught by our Arts Major Program Specialists who are professionals with considerable experience in their specialty. Each Major group will perform at the Arts Showcase at the end of the 3-week session. Majors in past sessions have included: Sketch Comedy, Claymation, Musical Theatre, Music Arranging, Set Design, Music Video Choreography, Dance for Broadway, and much more!
In addition to a Major, each Upper Camper will choose an Arts Minor.
A Minor is a specific arts discipline or arts-related activity that a camper would like to participate in during their camp session. Arts Minors in past sessions have included: Radio Arts, Modernizing Shakespeare, Bollywood Dance, Paper Making, Book Binding, Music Video Production, and much more. Campers attend their Minor every day for one activity period. There will be four Minor choices that will be presented to all campers on the first day of camp. Campers may only select one Minor per session. H.A.C. can not guarantee a camper’s first choice of their Arts Minor.