Holiday Break Camps

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Spring Information

All About Adventure
Spring Break Camps with WEST

Dates: April 1-5
Ages: 5-12
Time:9am – 3pm
Location: Broadway Playhouse – 526 Broadway in Santa Cruz
Cost $75/day
See Discounts and scholarship information below

Enroll Now TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN 5 DAYS

Join us on a trip around the world over spring break. Each day, a different country, culture and story adventure. Act out stories, myths and mini-plays, experience sample foods and art projects from each country. Learn what life is like for kids your age all around the world. Of course THEATRE GAMES are played throughout the day, every day.

Sample Camp activities (final curricula determined by instructors)

JAPAN – MONDAY, April 1

    • Japanese Myths & Haiku games
    • Introduction to Origami
    • Hanging Koi Fish Craft
    • Make your own mini Japanese Garden
    • Design and make a Kabuki Mask
    • Theatre Games and interactive stories based on Japanese folklore

 

  • IRELAND – TUESDAY, April 2
  • Scavenger Hunt for Gold
  • Make Handprint Rainbows
  • Build Rainbow Mobile
  • Create Shamrock Chains
  • THEATRE GAMES and interactive stories based on Celtic folklore

MEXICO – WEDNESDAY, April 3

  • Make a piñata
  • Make your own Maracas
  • Tissue Flower craft
  • Limbo
  • THEATRE GAMES and interactive stories based on Mexican folklore

CHINA – THURSDAY, April 4

    • Make Chinese lanterns
    • Create a Dancing Dragon
    • Create a colorful Good Luck Goldfish
    • Build Decorative Paper Fans
    • Panda Paper Bag Puppets
    • THEATER GAMES based on Chinese folklore

  • GHANA – FRIDAY, April 5
  • Design kente cloth
  • Make a djembe drum
  • African dancing
  • Make Ghanan desserts
  • African jewelry making
  • THEATRE GAMES and interactive stories based on West African folklore

Scholarships & Discounts

Pick Your Discount

  • Bring a sibling and receive $15 off of the second registration. Promo Code: SPRINGSIB
  • Sign up for three (3) one-day camps and save $25. Promo Code: SPRING3
  • Sign up for five (5) one-day camps and save $50. Promo Code: SPRING5

Please, only one discount per registration.


Previous classes: Winter Break Camps 2019

At Studio Wilde

111 Errett Circle in Santa Cruz (formerly Circle Church)

CREATE-A-MYSTERY PLAY-IN-A-DAY – WEDNESDAY, January 2 

Create-A-Mystery-Play in just one day! Using Improvisation, Story Starters and Theatre games, our ensemble cast will build an original mystery story and make sets and costumes out of objects found in our classroom. Who knows what grand adventure we will find ourselves in–a jewel heist or art fraud, or Agatha Christie style drama perhaps? We will find out together. An informal presentation of our play will be shown to parents at 3pm.

NOTE: This is our only winter break class that has a public presentation.

 

MYTHOLOGY, MONSTERS & MAGIC – THURSDAY, January 3

Bring out your monsters, cyclops, heroes and gods– we are headed for Mount Olympus, Hogwarts & everywhere in between! Prepare for tall tales and unbelievable challenges of the spirit  for today’s games, stories and activities are inspired by…

  • GREEK GODS AND GODDESSES
  • ANCIENT EGYPT
  • WIZARDING LEGENDS: MERLIN & DUMBLEDORE
  • MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES AND MONSTERS

 

SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER – FRIDAY, January 4

Calling all Jedis, Rogue Warriors and all Starship Personnel:  The rebellion built on hope has begun! All games, stories and activities today are inspired by…

  • STAR WARS 
  • STAR TREK
  • BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

 

At Broadway Playhouse

526 Broadway (in the SC Art League)

ADVENTURES IN NEVERLAND – WEDNESDAY, January 2

Looking for Lost Children!  With a little faith, and trust and…PIXIE DUST we take off for a grand adventure.  Our day is filled with fairy magic, swashbuckling swordplay and map making and well… all around action in the land of pirates and adventure!  Wendy’s favorite crafts and Neverland recipes round out a glorious day of fun.

By the end of the day, parents will be amazed at the transformation of our black box theatre into a world of wonderful adventure!

 

WONDERFUL WONDERLAND – THURSDAY, January 3

In this world of “stuff and nonsense”, everything is topsy-turvy. Fall into the world of the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit. The day is filled with improvised games, Alice’s Adventure story fun, culinary delights like Tea Party Trifles, Caucus Races and absolute zany fun.  “We’re all mad here…”

By the end of the day, parents will be amazed at the transformation of our black box theatre into a world of ridiculous nonsensical fun and imagination.

 

WONKA’S WACKY WORLD OF CHOCOLATE – FRIDAY, January 4

Calling all Oompa Loompas – we are building the factory.  Willy Wonka’s amazing and wacky world of chocolate and confections comes to life when we use our pure imaginations and, well…a good amount of candy.

Pure Imagination games, chocolate rivers, invention rooms – by the end of the day, parents will be amazed at the transformation of our black box theatre into a world exploding with color and imagination*.

*This class does include a good amount of culinary arts and food crafts.  Parents, please make sure we understand any food allergies your child may have.