Lights. Camera. Action! at summer camp

If your kids are the kind to act up, a summer camp at 19 on the Park aims to give them a more constructive outlet for it.

Back by popular demand, the theatre is hosting camps for budding thespians, run by the pros of Modus O Dance Theatre.

Broken into a junior category for kids six through to eight, and a senior category for those nine to 15, the two-week-long camps begin July 4. The goal? Help hone performance skills, stage presence, movement and voice.

The cost of the camp is $215 per week.

For kids who prefer observing, rather than being the centre of attention, an image photography camp may be suitable. The camp, geared for children six through to 15, allows participants to get up close and familiar with the technical elements of cameras ranging from those on smartphones to digital SLRs.

The camp, which runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 and costs $190 per week, also looks at varying styles of photography.

The biggest block of camps is dedicated to film camp, where over the summer various disciplines are explored, including music video production, (“I Wanna Rock” August 22 – 26) Live on Location shooting which includes editing on Final Cut Pro, (July 25-29) and Feature Film camp which includes everything needed to create a blockbuster—from scripting to managing and even marketing of the hit. (July 18-22)

Two animation camps also fill out the film roster, with a Lego Stop Animation camp (Aug 8-12) and Claymation workshop that includes learning to write scripts, storyboards, add sound, voice and titles for a stop motion animation flick.

All the film camps are for ages 9-14 and are $275 per week. All camps also offer an “After Camp” program to let parents get home from work to pick up the little ones. Camps fill up fast and are all open for registration now through the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville website (www.townofws.ca) or you can get full information, dates and registration codes from www.19onthepark.ca.

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