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Chaska Valley Family Theatre's Dragonfly Theatre Arts Camp welcomes young actors 8-14 back for our 17th summer of theatrical fun! 

 

This 6 day camp for young actors aged 8-14 will explore different aspects of musical theater, from auditions, set and prop design, dance, singing and performance. 

Our summer camp show this year will be Seussical Kids! 

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Dragonfly Theatre Arts Camp will be held in the Chaska Community Center Theater at 1661 Park Ridge Drive during the weeks of June 27-July 2 and July 11-16. 

Monday through Friday  9am-4pm

Saturday 9am-3pm with dress rehearsals in the morning, and a free performance for family and friends at 2:30pm. 

Tuition: $300.00/camper

Actors should bring a nut-free packed lunch, and water bottle.  A nut-free snack will be provided each day. 

Partial scholarships to Dragonfly Theatre Arts Camp may be available, thanks to our generous donors.  To sponsor a child or to inquire about scholarships, please contact us at cvftmail@gmail.com

All campers and staff will be required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose while at camp regardless of vaccination status.  Masks will be removed for performance only. Chaska Valley Family Theatre reserves the right to update mask policy dependent on local health guidelines. 

Please contact us by email at cvftmail@gmail.com with any questions! 

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CVFT’s Dragonfly Theater Camp Rules and Guidelines


Camp Hours


Camp will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, June 27-July 2 and July 11-16, 2022 , with a performance for friends and family at 2:00 PM each Saturday. 

 

Arrival and Departure


Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:50am at the Chaska Community Center Theatre. Welcome and meeting for campers will be from 9:00-9:15am. We ask that all parents check their child in with a Dragonfly Camp staff member - they may not simply drop their child off in the parking lot.


Camp ends at 4:00pm, and campers can be picked up between 4:00 and 4:15. If a camper needs to be picked up before 4:00, please provide a signed note at drop off indicating when they will be leaving. When a camper is picked up, the parent/guardian MUST check them out with a Dragonfly Camp staff member.


Remember that we share the space at the community center, and the parking lot can be extremely busy. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY in the parking lot.


Carpools


Please feel free to arrange carpools with other families! We know this can help make camp hours more convenient. Please let us know in writing if someone other than you will be picking up your child, and please make sure that your child is aware that someone else will be picking them up.


Early Pickup


Need to pick up your child before 4:00 pm? No problem! Simply give us a note when you drop your child off in the morning informing us as to when you'll be picking up your child that day. Early pick ups must be communicated on the day of by giving us a written note. If you need to pick up your child unexpectedly in the middle of the day, please call the camp manager at 952-250-7206, and they will notify the teaching artist and your child. Additionally, if you have questions for the teaching

artists, they will be available by email at cvftmail@gmail.com


Late Pickup


All campers must be picked up by 4:15. Campers not picked up by 4:15 pm will be charged $1.00 per minute for the first 30 minutes, and $5.00 per minute after 4:45pm. This fee will go towards covering the cost of staff members supervising your child past camp hours.


Dress Code


Campers are asked to wear comfortable, loose, modest clothing that will allow for rigorous physicality and movement. All clothing must be free of profanity, advertisements for alcohol or illegal substances, and generally in good taste. All campers must wear shoes with a closed toe and heel. Sandals and/or flipflops are NOT allowed. Shorts must be worn under skirts.

Breaks and Lunch


For the safety of all our participants, Dragonfly Theatre Camp is a nut-free program. Please ensure that all snacks and lunches are free of peanuts and tree nuts. 


There will be a snack break and a lunch break every day, as well as water breaks as needed. All breaks will be supervised. Campers must bring a sack lunch and water bottle with them every day. Teachers cannot purchase food for students. There is no microwave or refrigerator.

A nut free snack will be provided for all campers each afternoon.  If your camper has additional food restrictions, please inform camp staff.  We will do our best to accommodate allergies, and you may send an alternative snack with your camper as needed. 


Although the community center has vending machines, those are not available for use during camp hours. At lunch time, we will be going outside to the playground, and weather permitting will use the picnic tables to eat lunch. Personal electronic devices are not permitted during breaks (including but not limited to cell phones, handheld gaming devices, etc.).


Bathrooms


There will be regular bathroom breaks offered to the group and supervised by camp staff. Campers should make an effort to avoid missing camp time to use the restroom. If they must use the bathroom during program time, campers will be excused one at a time.


Vandalism


Campers may not deface or vandalize the facilities in any way. Vandalism will result in suspension from the camp and additional fees to cover any damages.


Behavior


At Dragonfly Theater Camp young actors have the opportunity to explore all areas of theatre while building their confidence, empathy, and ability to collaborate. We encourage campers to take risks, try new things, and use their unique voice. We are committed to creating an encouraging, inclusive community, where all campers feel welcomed and able to take artistic
risks.

Campers must behave in a polite and respectful manner while at Dragonfly Theater Camp. Profanity, verbal disrespect, name calling etc. will not be tolerated. For their safety, rough-housing of any kind is strictly prohibited, and we ask that students not run while in the theater. When in the theater, the students must listen and follow directions exactly.


Campers are not allowed to bring any kind of weapon the the camp.


It is understood that the parents will remind their children of the appropriate way to behave while in camp. Students who repeatedly violate the rules and guidelines will be expelled without a refund.


Parents may not berate, insult or otherwise abuse Dragonfly Theater Camp staff and/or other students. It is understood that parental behavior that violates camp rules and guidelines may result in the expulsion of their camper without refund.

Electronic Devices


Dragonfly Theater Camp is a “device-free” program. We want campers to turn off their screens and explore their imagination and creativity.


Campers are asked not to bring personal electronic devices to camp. This includes but is not limited to cellphones, tablets, cameras and laptops or other electronic devices that may become lost, damaged or stolen.


It is understood that Dragonfly Theater camp, its staff, Chaska Valley Family Theater, and its staff are absolutely not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items.


Media


It is understood that all images, testimonials, photos, video and audio taken at or in connection with Dragonfly Theater Camp are the exclusive property of Dragonfly Theater Camp and its parent company, Chaska Valley Family Theatre. As a condition of participation, it is understood and authorized that photos, video and audio may be taken of camp participants. This content
may be used by Dragonfly Theater Camp and/or Chaska Valley Family Theater in promotional materials, marketing, and online media.


If you do not wish your camper’s image to be used by Dragonfly Theater Camp, you must notify the camp in writing on or before the first day of camp.


Fees


Tuition for Dragonfly Theater Camp Summer 2022 is $300/camper.

Covid-19 Safety 

CVFT is committed to following current CDC recommendations at the time of camp and to the health and safety of our community. Information about this years policy will be given with more detail closer to the dates of camp.