For over 10 years, the X-Scream Summer Camp has been the core of what is now the one of the top Halloween events in Florida. By the end of summer we’ll have built the vast majority of the 2019 haunted houses! In the past we have built the front of a mansion, a 25 foot pyramid, a life-sized dragon, an entire 1880s London street, and this year we will be working on a full sized spaceship and a giant horrifying alien, among many other things. You will also get a chance to learn about and work hands-on with all of our departments which include construction, makeup, costume, art, props, tech, and several others.
In each 4 week (half-summer) session, students in the G-Star Theatre Camp will learn every aspect of professional theatre production, as well as produce their very own stage play! From lights and sound to stagecraft to voice and diction to acting, you’ll learn it all from some of the most talented and dedicated theatre students and teachers. Students of all skill levels are welcome. At the end of each 4 weeks, the finished production of a full play will be showcased to parents and friends inside our sound stage along with all of the short films from our film camp!
Want to get a head start on your future career as a filmmaker? The G-Star Film Camp offers a strong introduction to professional film making methods and gives you the chance to create your own short films with direct assistance from some of G-Star’s most talented film students. At the end of each half of summer, all of the short films will be shown to parents and friends in a showcase alongside the Theatre Camp’s performance!
Read below for important information that pertains to all 3 camps
G-STAR SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
CAMP HOURS: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
EARLY DROP OFF: After 7:30 a.m. (In front of cafeteria)
LATE PICKUP: Until 5:30 p.m. (At our sound stage)
AFTER HOURS ACTIVITIES:
Each camp follows it’s own curriculum from 9 – 3 after which all remaining campers participate in group activities that range from improv acting to games and team building, open mic and much more.
Both breakfast and lunch are provided to school based summer programs by the Palm Beach County School District. If you wish to provide your own lunch, we have refrigerated storage available. Please inform our staff of any dietary allergies or issues on the first day of attendance. It will be included in our camper information form filled out on that day but verbal confirmation would be appreciated as well to insure a safe summer for our students.
While we do not have a rigid dress code, we ask that common sense be applied. Tanks, shorts, etc… are allowed but keep in mind that due to the nature of our programs, campers may be using ladders and tools. The only “no exceptions” rule pertaining to dress is NO OPEN TOED SHOES. This is a safety matter for all camps. Whether film, theater or X-Scream we often deal with heavy objects – cameras, lighting, construction, etc… and protecting feet from an accidental drop is important. We also do not allow inappropriate images or sayings on t-shirts.
We do our best to supply water at all times. The Florida summer heat can be uncomfortable to say the least. While students are primarily under air conditioning and out of the sun, there are times they may not be so staying hydrated is important. You can, if you wish, provide your camper with sports drinks or similar. Snacks are also permissible. Students are allowed to take breaks as needed.
We have learned through experience that students will often ask to leave campus to purchase snacks. In the past we had a method that would let them visit the small convenience store on the corner however, since the opening of Wawa across Congress, the temptation has increased. In light of this we now only allow Wawa trips in small groups of 6 or less and ONLY with an adult staff member using proper safety protocol – crosswalks, obeying signals and staying together. We will discuss this with parents prior to allowing any camper to do this. We strive to keep your student safe and stay within what each student’s parents deem allowable.
During the summer months we are often asked to participate in Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue training drills. We do not yet have a schedule but, if asked, we will attend. Parents will be notified if and when these activities are scheduled. We are also planning a few trips to a county water park and will let you know when once the dates have been secured.
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