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Discovery Program Camps

Summer Camps and March Break Camps

For over 20 years, Flato Markham Theatre has offered youth in Markham the chance to experience the performing arts first-hand! With two locations and camps for all ages, campers have the opportunity to learn, develop, and explore their love of the arts!

 

***Summer Camp registration is now open! See below for course codes and links to register online through EConnect Markham.*** 

For Summer 2017, FMT is offering  Kinder Theatre Camp (4 to 5 years old), Junior Stars (6 to 9 years old), Drama Camp (10 to 12 years old), Actors Workshop (13+ years old) and Performing Arts Camp/Junior Performing Arts Camp (6 to 9 and 10 to 13 years old). 
Summer Theatre camps will run for eight weeks, starting Tuesday, July 4 through to Friday, August 25 from 9AM to 4PM.  
Kinder Theatre Camp and PAC performances will be held each week on Friday afternoons. Junior Stars, Drama Camp, and Actors Workshop performances will take place every second Thursday evening. 
Before and After Care are available for all camps. 

Junior Performing Arts Camp/Performing Arts Camp  

For kids 6 to 9 years old and 10 to 13 years old
The Theatre comes to your neighbourhood with this weekly performing arts camp. Focused on age-appropriate skill development in acting, singing and dance, campers will get a chance to explore strengths and try something new. Every week of camp will be different with a special guest artist who will visit camp to run workshops for one afternoon.  Campers will have new experiences all summer long! Taking place at the brand-new Cornerstone Centre, Performing Arts Camps are directed and facilitated by an experienced arts professional, and are a terrific complement to the popular Theatre camps at the Flato Markham Theatre.

Summer Course Codes: 
JUNIOR PAC (6-9 yrs old) / PAC (10-13 yrs old)

July 4: 297473 / 297449              July 31: 297477 / 297453

July 10: 297474 / 297450            August 8: 297478 / 297454

July 17: 297475 /  297451           August 14: 297479 / 297455

July 24: 297476 / 297452            August 21: 297480 / 297456

Register now

Kinder Theatre Camp

For kids 4 to 5 years old
Our campers will step into one for their favourite storybooks, poems, or songs, and bring them to life.  Campers will take part in fun-filled activities including: theatre exercises, movement games, dancing, and singing. Each week of camp is entirely different! This is a well-balanced program that includes playtime, games, crafts, and other fun! Your child will obtain meaningful skills, make new friends, as well as build their confidence and understanding of teamwork. Kinder Theatre Camp culminated in a performance in the classroom on the last day of camp for family and friends to attend.

Summer Course Codes:

July 4: 297423                        July 31: 297259

July 10: 297256                      August 8: 297260

July 17: 297257                      August 14: 297261

July 24: 297258                      August 21: 297262

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Junior Stars

For kids 6 to 9 years old
Budding little performers will learn performance skills such as acting, dancing and singing in a completely inclusive, fun and friendly environment. Throughout the two-week session, they will be directed by professional performing artists who specialize in younger talent. Above and beyond learning their lines, cues, blocking, songs, and choreography for the final performance, a variety of theatre techniques are explored on a daily basis, such as improvisation, tableau, dramatic movement, and more. This is a well-balanced program that also includes outdoor playtime, games, crafts, and other fun! Your child will obtain meaningful skills, make new friends, as well as build their confidence and understanding of teamwork.  Camp takes place at the Flato Markham Theatre and culminates with a live, fully staged show created on the prestigious stage of the Flato Markham Theatre on the second Thursday night of each session. 

Summer Course Codes:

July 4: 297247                   July 31: 297249

July 17: 297248                 August 14: 297250

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Drama Camp

For kids 10 to 12 years old
An exciting educational opportunity for youth to learn performing arts skills in a completely inclusive, fun and friendly environment.  Throughout the two-week session, campers work together to rehearse an age-appropriate Musical Play that has been specially written so that every camper can explore and develop their unique talents in acting, singing and dancing. This experience matches a professional theatre performance in every sense. Every camper will be responsible to learn his or her lines, cues, blocking, songs, and choreography. On a daily basis, a variety of theatre techniques are explored, such as improvisation, puppetry, dramatic movement, and more.

This is an incredible developmental opportunity for building confidence, sense of self, speech, presentation and artistic skills. Staff are lead by experienced arts educators with years of professional performing experience.

Drama Summer Camp takes place at the Flato Markham Theatre and culminates with a live, fully staged show created on the prestigious stage of the Flato Markham Theatre on the second Thursday night of each session. Two plays will be performed during the summer. The 1st and 3rd sessions of the summer will employ the same script, as will the 2nd and 4th sessions.

Summer Course Codes:

July 4: 297228                  July 31: 297230

July 17: 297229                August 14: 297231

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Actors Workshop

For kids 13 years or older
The Actors Workshop is designed to give aspiring actors the opportunity hone their talents and build up their stage experience – no experience necessary.  Performance skills aren’t not just for the stage, but can benefit young adults in all aspects of their lives: speech, confidence, presentation skills and building a sense of self.

Throughout the two-week session Actors Workshop campers will take part in all aspects of a theatrical production.  All performers are responsible for learning their lines, cues, blocking, songs, and choreography. Actor’s workshop campers are also encouraged to take on some leadership roles in areas where they are comfortable; be it helping with creating props and sets, or backstage. On a daily basis, a variety of theatre techniques are explored, such as improvisation, puppetry, accents, stage combat, dramatic movement, script and character analysis, and more.

 Actors Workshop students are given an additional opportunity to create their own piece, to be performed on the final day of camp for their fellow campers. This is done with the help if the experienced staff, and could include a monologue, scene, song, dance, or other.

Actors Workshop Summer Camp takes place at the Flato Markham Theatre and culminates with a live, fully staged show created on the prestigious stage of the Flato Markham Theatre on the second Thursday night of each session.  Two plays will be performed during the summer. The 1st and 3rd sessions of the summer will employ the same script, as will the 2nd and 4th sessions.

Summer Course Codes:

July 4: 297251                  July 31: 297253

July 17: 297252                August 14: 297254

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Testimonials

  • “My kids attended a ton of camps this year (including pricey ones downtown), but their absolute favourite was Flato Markham Theatre! We are altering our summer plans next year to attempt to get them into back-to-back sessions. Great job, thank you!”
  • “Year after year, this camp exceeds our expectations! Great job!”
  • “Just want to thank you for making the camp so much fun for the kids! [Our daughter] cannot stop talking about it from the time she gets in the car, till she goes to bed!”
  • “The show was amazing. Thank you guys for all the hard work you put in to groom and train our kids. We will surely return next year.”

Register now

For more information, contact:
Ashley Van Eysinga
Discovery Program Coordinator
avaneysinga@markham.ca
905-415-7537 extension 5580