See below for sample classes!

CAAP 2017 class catalog is available to sample.

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This is a wonderful opportunity for performers who would like a more intensive theatrical experience. This small ensemble class will produce a short dramatic play, focusing on various acting styles and refining skills through a rehearsal setting.
As a class we will be designing and making costumes for the summer productions. We will be sewing by machine and by hand. Some experience nice but not necessary.
As a class we will be designing and making costumes for the summer productions. We will be sewing by machine and by hand. Some experience nice but not necessary.
Do you want to explore and expand your creativity and spontaneity? This is the acting class for you. We will train as a group in improvisational techniques, creating scene after scene from the sublime to the ridiculous. Naturally, we will be performing for Noontime Shows and will also perform on Festival Day, taking suggestions from our audience.
Do you want to explore and expand your creativity and spontaneity? This is the acting class for you. We will train as a group in improvisational techniques, creating scene after scene from the sublime to the ridiculous. Naturally, we will be performing for Noontime Shows and will also perform on Festival Day, taking suggestions from our audience.
Improv with a twist! Explore the limits of made-up-on-the-spot theater, from traditional improv games to absurdist scenes to long- form improvised plays. Expand your creativity and astound your audience, performing feats of theatrical wonder at noontime shows and on festival day.
The Junior Musical is the place for young thespians to rehearse and perform a full scale musical play. Peggy promises that this years production will be a lot of fun for everyone and provide terrific opportunities for all! Please come prepared the first day with a favorite poem or short monologue for your spoken piece and a familiar song for your singing audition. Returning actors will audition first.
A fun, exciting course which will be taught on a workshop level. All perspective actors and actresses should explore and be familiar with the world of make-up. Once the camper understands how to use the basic materials we will delve into the world of character make-up and touch upon such favorites as clowns and horror make-up. Campers do make-up for the shows.
A fun, exciting course which will be taught on a workshop level. All perspective actors and actresses should explore and be familiar with the world of make-up. Once the camper understands how to use the basic materials, we will delve into the art of character make-up and touch upon such favorites as clowns and horror make-up. Campers do make-up for the shows.
This fun performance class introduces our youngest campers to a touch of Broadway. This summers mini-scripts will be adapted from several favorite musicals. Young actors learn stage directions, basic acting skills, simple choreography and have the opportunity to sing solos, duets and group numbers. Join us!
This is a hands-on course in the construction of scenery and properties for the Musical, One-Act Play, Advanced One Act and other performance oriented classes. The class will read the scripts for these plays, along with viewing design drawings and discussing possible solutions. This course will explore a variety of materials used in scenery and prop construction, including styrofoam, wood, canvas, cardboard to name a few basics. An emphasis will be placed on safety in the use of hand tools, shop procedures, and in the theatre in general. All students will be assigned to a variety of backstage assignments for the performances. All you need is a willingness to learn and work cooperatively to build and paint for the theatre. So just bring a smile and some old clothes! No experience necessary.
This is a hands-on course in the construction of scenery and properties for the Musical, One-Act Play, Advanced One Act and other performance oriented classes. The class will read the scripts for these plays, along with viewing design drawings and discussing possible solutions. This course will explore a variety of materials used in scenery and prop construction, including styrofoam, wood, canvas, cardboard to name a few basics. An emphasis will be placed on safety in the use of hand tools, shop procedures, and in the theatre in general. All students will be assigned to a variety of backstage assignments for the performances. All you need is a willingness to learn and work cooperatively to build and paint for the theatre. So just bring a smile and some old clothes! No experience necessary.
This small scale production will give young actors a chance to rehearse and perform their own adaptations of a variety of stories from many cultures. Costumes will make this mini-production a great hit. The final production will be performed at Noontime Shows and the Arts Festival.
The Musical is a two-period class combining singing, dancing and acting, culminating in two performances at the end of the session. (You must sign up for The Musical both 1st and 2nd periods on the course selection form). All eligible may sign up and audition for the musical. Returning actors, who have performed in the Musical before, should be prepared to audition on the first day of camp. New actors can try out on the first day or wait until the second day. For your audition, please prepare a short reading (dramatic or otherwise, preferably memorized) and a song. This summers show is sure to delight both cast members and audiences.
This class is for advanced actors who are interested in working on and refining various scenes. Material will be chosen from a variety of plays, both classical and contemporary. We will focus on intensive scene study including text, character, objective, tactics and obstacles, as well as voice, movement and various acting styles. There will be an opportunity for monologue study for those who are interested. Scenes will be performed at Noontime Shows and at the Arts Festival.
Theatre games, pantomime, improvisation, creative movement, sensory awareness, and the use of the imagination are the aspects of drama which will be explored in this class. Through involvement in the above activities, each child will be given the opportunity to stimulate and develop his or her self in a unique and creative way.
The focus of this class will be on the creative and artistic side of lighting design. The students ideas about the look of the stage are more important than their ability to hang a light. They will learn different techniques to help them turn their ideas into reality. The students will be designing and running the Noontime shows as well as running the lighting for the Festival Day performances.

Camp Talk

​CAAP is a space for personal expression: it's about trying new things, making mistakes, and growing up (but not too much!). It's a place where you're always a mentor and always an apprentice, and you know that others will be cheering you on. Creative Arts at Park is family.  

Counselor

​Dad, camp is better than the day I was born!

8 year old camper after (very) first day of CAAP