explore the arts!
A unique summer arts camp for middle school students with an interest in the performing arts!
High school students: find out about
the High School Performing Arts Workshop
“My daughter talks more about her feelings, and seems more accepting of herself and others. A great experience! She can't wait to come back next year!”
— A 2010 parent
“We inspired each other, and now we're all friends.”
— A 2010 camper
Middle school students: Have fun and make great friends at Camp Imagine!
Enrollment for Camp Imagine 2014 will begin in February. Stay tuned!
July 1-26, 2013
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
No session July 4
The final performance showcases original theatre pieces that celebrate your uniqueness and ensemble spirit.
Camp Imagine is FREE for students
enrolled in the Allentown School District!
A chartered school bus provides FREE transportation from each of the Allentown middle schools to camp each day. Lunch is provided free to all participants.
Students outside Allentown School District: Tuition for the four-week program and showcase is just $395. Scholarships are available for students outside of the District, based on financial need and teacher recommendation.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
- Muhlenberg College
- Embassy Bank
- Enterprise Car Rental
- Foundation for Allentown City Schools
- Highmark Blue Shield
- Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union
Support Camp Imagine!
If you or your business would like to help us continue to offer this program free to Allentown students, please contact Scott Snyder, Marketing and Development Manager at 484-664-3693, or make a gift online. Please be sure to list "Camp Imagine" in the Gift Designation area of the donor form.
Camp Imagine Objectives
- To encourage students to embrace collaboration as a way of learning.
- To explore creativity through ensemble music, drama, movement, improvisation, poetry, creative writing, and visual arts.
- To provide an invaluable opportunity for students to nurture their passion for the performing arts and build real-life interpersonal and expressive skills.
Skills that this creative process teaches
- Concentration — focus activities such as the mirror exercise, tableaus, tongue twisters, etc.
- Cooperation — group problem solving activities, ensemble performance, opportunities to understand compromise and consensus building.
- Collaboration — sharing ideas (such as creating scenes, sound communities, filling in the spaces, etc.) and building bridges to accept differences in approach or response to an activity.
- Communication — physical movement, nonverbal behavior, listening skills, written language, voice and spoken word
- Conflict resolution — exploring choices and consequences for choices through the performing arts.
Photo: Camp Imagine 2010. Photo by Kenny Ek, Kenek Photography