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Our camps are high energy, action packed adventures that encourage children to develop new skills and have fun in a supported and authentic theatre environment. We encourage children to participate in the way that feels best for them, enabling them to stretch creatively and use their imaginations. We round off the week with a performance for friends and family. Our camp directors are all professional teachers and artists with many years experience directing summer camps and they are assisted by a full-time teaching assistant who is present throughout the day.

Registration forms must be filled out for all campers prior to the camp start date!

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P.O. Box 282, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9J 6Y8
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SINGLE DAY CAMPS:

Each day camp $80 (day)

- Discount to Members $10
- Discount $10 per additional camps there after
- Age group range – 7 yrs to 13 yrs
- All camps run 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Day Camp 1 – June 30, 2014 – Creative Camp with Andrew Bigg
Day Camp 2 – July 2, 2014 – New Shoes Theatre Camp with Matthew Finlan
Day Camp 3 – July 3, 2014 – My First Commercial Camp with Brian Mitolo
Day Camp 4 – July 4, 2014 – Creative Camp with Andrew Bigg

WEEK LONG CAMPS:

$170 each camp (week)

- Discount to Members $10
- Discount $10 per additional camps there after
- Age group range – 7 yrs to 13 yrs
- All camps run 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Week 1 – July 7-11, 2014 – Green Roof Theatre Camp with Dan Fewings

Dan Fewings’ experience and enthusiasm will make sure that this weeklong camp is a highlight of the summer for your kids. The Fabulous Green Roof Children’s Theatre camps are an established tradition of excellence working with children in a theatrically creative context. The camps enable children to explore their imagination through theatre games, writing, music, movement and masks. As budding theatre artists, campers will work towards a Friday afternoon performance of their own creative work and gain valuable skills along the way. You will be amazed at what Dan helps your child achieve in a week. Family and friends will be invited to see the showcase on Friday afternoon.

Dan Fewings has worked in children’s theatre since his graduation from theatre studies at Niagara College Theatre School in the 1970s and has been instructing camps and workshops for over 20 years. He has worked extensively as a clown and musician and is currently in his 26th year of teaching high school. In addition to helping students develop their confidence and performance abilities, the Fabulous Green Roof Theatre workshops challengestudents to be kind to themselves and others and have fun, while focusing on the common goal of putting a great ensemble show together. “Essentially” says Fewings, “we become a small theatre troupe in a week.”

Week 2 – July 14-18, 2014 – Creative Camp with Andrew Bigg

Imagination takes the lead in this fun-packed week of arts and theatrical performance. Campers will create and act in scenes and skits, make puppets and costumes, sing, dance and prepare for our big show on the Market Hall stage for family and friends on Friday afternoon. Wear comfy clothing and be prepared to have fun!

Andrew Bigg is an artist, musician, actor and director who has taught Drama, Visual Arts and English in the Peterborough Integrated Arts program for 15 years. Andrew has been teaching camps every summer for the last 27 years in the Peterborough area and this is his seventh year at Market Hall. He delights in crafts, huge puppets, movement, music and dramatic tales. Andrew looks forward to more great creative fun this summer. Family and friends will be invited to see the showcase on Friday afternoon.

Week 3 – July 21-25, 2014 – My First Movie Camp with Brian Mitolo

“My First Movie” is drama camp with a twist! Young people can have their first experience creating and performing in the short movies they make during their week at Market Hall. Writing,directing and acting skills are explored through fun games and story-making activities. Even if you have never picked up a camera before – or if you want to develop your skills – you will be amazed at what you can do in a week at movie camp. Lights! Camera! Action! A Friday afternoon screening of your movie will premiere on the big screen at the new Market Hall and you’ll have a DVD to keep of your movie debut.

Brian Mitolo’s “my first movie” camps for kids have been a local summer hit since 2000. Brian is an accomplished filmmaker with a passion for helping young people develop their ideas into stories. With a sense of humour, and by encouraging your child’s uniquely personal sense of self-expression, Brian engages kids to learn together as they create memorable short films.

Week 4 – July 28-Aug 1, 2014 – New Shoes Theatre Camp with Mattew Finlan

New Shoes Theatre is a smorgasbord of theatrical entertainment; uniting song and dance with sketch comedy, improv and monologues. In just five short days Campers will transform into the cast of their very own variety show. Campers will receive the authentic experience of seeing their imagination come to life onstage. With exercises in scriptwriting, group work and personal creation, each participant has their chance to shine. The energy is electric, the creativity is inspiring and the positivity is infectious. Whether you are a veteran performer or a new comer to the stage, New Shoes Theatre provides a wealth of insight, and even more fun!

Matthew Finlan has had a positive long-standing relationship with Market Hall’s Creative Camps. Beginning when Matthew assistant directed Market Hall Idols with his father Andrew Finlan in 2005-2010; Matthew later became the Youth Coordinator for Market Hall’s Creative Camps in 2011-2013. Now Matthew is honored to be part of the professional team Instructors leading this year’s Summer Season. Matthew is entering his final year at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. In addition to his post-secondary training Matthew has also been an active participant in local productions for over 15 years, receiving awards of Excellence at both regional and provincial levels. With a passion towards Theatre for Young Audiences Matthew is thrilled to see where New Shoes Theatre will go this summer.

Week 5 – Aug 4-8, 2014 – Green Roof Theatre Camp with Dan Fewings

Dan Fewings’ experience and enthusiasm will make sure that this weeklong camp is a highlight of the summer for your kids. The Fabulous Green Roof Children’s Theatre camps are an established tradition of excellence working with children in a theatrically creative context. The camps enable children to explore their imagination through theatre games, writing, music, movement and masks. As budding theatre artists, campers will work towards a Friday afternoon performance of their own creative work and gain valuable skills along the way. You will be amazed at what Dan helps your child achieve in a week. Family and friends will be invited to see the showcase on Friday afternoon.

Dan Fewings has worked in children’s theatre since his graduation from theatre studies at Niagara College Theatre School in the 1970s and has been instructing camps and workshops for over 20 years. He has worked extensively as a clown and musician and is currently in his 26th year of teaching high school. In addition to helping students develop their confidence and performance abilities, the Fabulous Green Roof Theatre workshops challengestudents to be kind to themselves and others and have fun, while focusing on the common goal of putting a great ensemble show together. “Essentially” says Fewings, “we become a small theatre troupe in a week.”

Week 6 – Aug 11-15, 2014 – Triple Threat Dance Camp with Shannon Stanlick

Acting, singing and dancing are the “Triple Threat” of the performing arts world. This week campers will combine them onstage, receiving daily acting, singing and dance training. They will also take part in a variety of choreographed and directed musical theatre numbers. Each day, rehearsal and training will be intertwined with exciting camp games, activities and crafts. Campers will also have the opportunity to choreograph and direct their very own musical theatre number. The week culminates with the children starring in a magnificent musical theatre showcase that exhibits their newfound multiple talents.

Shannon Stanlick is a Market Hall camp alumnus and an Ontario Certified Teacher who currently works for both school boards in Peterborough. Shannon has two decades of dance training and experience, and has taught both recreational and competitive dance at “Move N’ Groove” for many years. Shannon has been involved in numerous local musical theatre productions. Her teachable subjects are Dramatic Arts and Dance. She is energetic, enthusiastic, and extremely talented. We are so pleased to welcome Shannon back for her tenth summer season at Market Hall.

Week 7 – Aug 18-22, 2014 – Heroes Camp with Rob Steinman

HEROES ~ From Superman to Katiness Everdeen , Mother Teresa to Martin Luther King, Jr., heroes appeal to our higher nature- the capacity of ordinary people to take extraordinary action for the collective good. In our week together we will explore our own personal heroes as well as the imaginary ones who have captured the hearts and minds of audiences throughout history. Using storytelling, whole group drama, and improvisation, to explore this theme, participants will create a final original presentation.

Rob Steinman fell in love with Drama in the sixth grade when he successfully auditioned for the Kalamazoo Jr. Civic Players, in his hometown. Since then, he has acted in, directed, and produced countless theatre productions. Rob is a former Drama teacher and Head of Arts at Crestwood Secondary School and served as a founding member of the Market Hall Board of Directors. He is looking forward to working with budding young actors once again in our renewed facility.

Week 8 – Aug 25-29, 2014 – My First Movie Camp with Brian Mitolo

“My First Movie” is drama camp with a twist! Young people can have their first experience creating and performing in the short movies they make during their week at Market Hall. Writing,directing and acting skills are explored through fun games and story-making activities. Even if you have never picked up a camera before – or if you want to develop your skills – you will be amazed at what you can do in a week at movie camp. Lights! Camera! Action! A Friday afternoon screening of your movie will premiere on the big screen at the new Market Hall and you’ll have a DVD to keep of your movie debut.

Brian Mitolo’s “my first movie” camps for kids have been a local summer hit since 2000. Brian is an accomplished filmmaker with a passion for helping young people develop their ideas into stories. With a sense of humour, and by encouraging your child’s uniquely personal sense of self-expression, Brian engages kids to learn together as they create memorable short films.