Registration Opens For BCPS Summer Camps: Everything You Need To Know
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Registration is now open for Baltimore County Public Schools’ music, theatre, and dance summer camps.
Sonia Synkowski, the BCPS Office of Performing Arts coordinator, says the school system is thrilled to bring back the Summer Music Camp and launch its first theatre camp.
“The Office of Performing Arts is very excited to offer the Summer Music Camp for the 37th year and to continue the Summer Dance Intensive after a very successful inaugural year of that program in 2022,” Synkowski said. “We are also thrilled to launch our first-ever theatre summer program in partnership with Broadway Theatre Connection. This program is perfect for students who have a passion and strong interest in musical theatre, as the faculty have ‘Broadway connections.’ We hope that all three Performing Arts summer program offerings will provide opportunities for students to expand and enrich their arts training during the summer.”
The registration deadline for all three camps is Friday, May 12, and each camp is $125 per student (which includes a camp T-shirt). Payment is due in full by the registration deadline. Transportation to and from each camp location will be provided at no additional charge to students who do not reside in the host school community. BCPS students and children of BCPS employees will receive enrollment priority. Other requests may be considered if space allows.
The Broadway Theatre Connection Musical Theatre Intensive will be held Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. The intensive, coordinated by Synkowski and led by faculty from Broadway Theatre Connection, is designed for students currently in Grades 2 – 12. It will provide musical theatre training (in dance, acting, and voice), mock auditions, and question-and-answer opportunities with the faculty, including a New York casting director. The intensive will culminate with a showcase.
The Summer Dance Intensive will be held Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, from 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. daily, at Carver Center and Perry Hall High School. During the dance intensive, which will be coordinated by BCPS Dance and Theatre Resource Teacher Darryl Pilate and led by BCPS dance educators, students will build skills and refine and expand their dance techniques as they learn choreography for an end-of-the-week performance. The dance intensive is open to BCPS students currently enrolled in Grades 5 — 12.
The Summer Music Camp will be held at Perry Hall High School on weekdays, Thursday, June 22 – Thursday, June 29, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily. Open to students currently in Grades 5 – 12; the Summer Music Camp will be coordinated by BCPS Music Specialist Dr. Shane Jensen and led by BCPS music educators. Participating students will focus on either band, orchestra, ukulele, or songwriting. The music camp will conclude with a performance at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills on the evening of June 29.
For all three camps, parents or guardians of children who are living without permanent and adequate housing, temporarily staying in a shelter, group home, or with family/friends due to economic hardship are asked to contact their child’s school principal for a fee waiver and a copy of the “Homeless Children and Youth in Baltimore County Public Schools” brochure. Parents/guardians who are experiencing financial hardship and who want their children to attend a performing arts camp (dance, music, or theatre) can contact the BCPS Office of Performing Arts at 443-809-4024