At Harand Camp EVERYONE is a STAR!
It is our goal for ALL campers to develop skills in the performing arts AND build self-confidence & self-esteem. We welcome all levels of experience and do not require auditions for admission.
**Please note that performances will be adjusted due to precautions put into place for COVID-19.**
In preparation for final performances, campers take daily classes in singing, dancing & acting. Occasional rehearsals are held in the evening (alternating with other activities). Sessions culminate with amazing large-scale performances in our beautiful, 400-seat, state-of-the-art theatre. Campers may also choose to enroll in extra arts courses such as costuming, technical theater, production / management, improv, stage makeup, stage combat, auditioning and more! These electives are optional and included in tuition. We recommend the first session for new Haranders!
1st Session: Revue (6/20/21 -7/1/21)
Campers participate in a full-length musical revue involving the entire camp. Each age group prepares two 10-15 minute sections of non-stop singing and dancing. Groups appear on stage - in our beautiful costumes - no less than three times!
Families find our pageant revue to be very special & moving. While it is more heavily focused on singing & dancing, campers also prepare a one-act play that is performed on visiting day prior to the pageant.
Past pageants include: Broadway Rocks; Pure Imagination (fantasy shows); Screen to Stage; ICONS (Music Legends); Triple Threat: Robbins, Fosse & Bennett, Tributes to Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, Movie Musicals, Women of Broadway, Tony-Award Winners, Haranders' Choice & more!
2nd Session: Musicals (7/12/21-8/1/21)
During the second 3 weeks, each age group prepares a full-length musical. Unlike at other camps, all Haranders have the chance to perform a leading role, and appear as part of the ensemble, ensuring that EVERY camper receives the full musical experience.
Recent shows include: Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Shrek, Bring it On, Gypsy, 13: The Musical, Into the Woods, Footloose, The Wedding Singer, Seussical, Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Legally Blonde, Xanadu, Bye Bye Birdie, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Willy Wonka, All Shook Up, Annie and more! All shows presented with proper licensing. Take our Second Session Musical Survey!
**2nd Session is now FULL for Girls entering 9th Grade and ALMOST FULL for Girls entering 10th-12th Grade!**
Call 847-867-1356 or email to be added to Wait List.
SCREEN TO STAGE PAGEANT
1-Week Workshop (6/20/21-6/26/21)
First-Year Campers, Ages 12 & Under Only!
The one-week session is a unique program exclusive to new campers, ages 7-12. One-weekers are fully integrated into our first session program, enjoying the same classes, recreational activities and cabin bonding as those staying the full 3 weeks. The week culminates in a Workshop performance featuring selections from the Pageant. This option is perfect for new campers who want to try camp without committing to 3 or 6 weeks. One-weekers have the option to stay for the full session!
IMPORTANT! The 2021 one-week session is now FULL and the Wait List is CLOSED!