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.
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: Pageant (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!
Our families find pageant 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!
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 full! Contact 847-864-1500 or harandcamp.com to join the Wait List.
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, Once on this Island, Urinetown, Once Upon a Mattress, Guys & Dolls, Legally Blonde, Xanadu, Bye Bye Birdie, Wizard of Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Peter Pan, Disney's The Little Mermaid, All Shook Up, Willy Wonka, Annie and more! All shows presented with proper licensing.
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