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MST Summer Camp 2019: Creativity & Collaboration

We value ALL students and want to collaborate with families to ensure a great camp experience. Please let us know if there is anything we should be aware of regarding your child: food allergies, learning difficulties, chronic medical conditions, etc.

Valoramos a todos nuestros estudiantes y queremos ofrecerle la mejor experiencia posible en este campamento. Favor de informar si su hijo/a es alergico/a a ciertos alimentos, si tiene dificultades de aprendizaje, alguna enfermedad cronica, etc.

We offer Need-Based Scholarships for those students who qualify and if space is available. Please visit this link for requirements and more information.

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WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“4 year old daughter ended just today a two week summer camp session. It was delightful. Music, games, role play. It was interesting, challenging, and safe. An experience that took her daily-at home-role play to the next level, an experience that requiried team work, an experience that stimulated communication skills and creativity. This was our first encounter with Main Street Theater, I found reassuring that they always checked who was picking up the kids and asking for ID. Even the little ones made a final presentation. Loved it.”

"My 5 year old daughter just finished a 2 week summer camp, and all the teachers were awesome and she loved it!!! We will be back."

Welcome to Summer Camp Central! Click links below to browse the page.

What is MST's Summer Camp (ages 4 -10)?


What is the Summer Studio Company (ages 11-14)?


Before-Care and After-Care (Extended-Day)


Registration and Refund Policies - (Must be read before registering; Have questions? Most answers will be found here.)


Turbo Camps
One-day theater camp (ages 6-11)
Bellaire Parks & Recreation
One-week theater camp (ages 6-11)
MST-MATCH: Midtown Arts & Theater Center of Houston
One-week theater camp (ages 6-11)
The Shlenker School
Two-Week Half-Day, One- and Two-Week Full-Day, and Summer Studio Company
Museum District
Two-Week Half-Day (ages 4-5)
MST – Rice Village
Two-Week Full-Day and Summer Studio Company (ages 6-14)
Summer Studio Company
Ages 11-14
Summer Shakespeare
Ages 12-18

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
  Turbo Camp  |  Bellaire Parks & Rec  |  MST – MATCH  |  MST – Rice Village  |
  Museum District (Half-Day AM)  |  Museum District (Half-Day PM)  | 
  
The Shlenker School 
Registration and Refund Policies

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

Summer Studio Company: Full-Day Classes for 11- to 14-year-olds

Students aged 11-14 have the opportunity to explore a different focus in each class. Depending on the session, they can enroll in Comedy Showdown, Shakespeare Mashup, Greece is the Word, and Project Broadway!

We wanted to create something special for our students aged 11-14, where creativity and collaboration still formed the underlying structure, but where they could focus on different interests. The result was the Summer Studio Company. Each session offers a different focus—check out the descriptions below! Summer Studio Company is full-day and follows the same schedule as camp for younger kids, so it’s convenient to enroll younger and older students in the same time slot. As always, our classes are open to kids of all skill and experience levels, so students can feel free to try something new!

KOS Classic: This is the summer camp you’ve come to know and love. Collaborating with their classmates, students will create and stage a short play and dance piece—and be introduced to every phase of the artistic process along the way! (MST – Rice Village Session 1 and Session 5)

Shakespeare Mashup: Students will explore the many worlds of Shakespeare in a fun and physical way, relating to the characters through their own experiences. For their final project, students will feature their favorite characters in a mashup of great Shakespeare scenes, in new settings and styles. Comedy, tragedy, treachery, and swordfights guaranteed! (MST – Rice Village Session 2)

Greece Is the Word: Ancient Greece, birthplace of theater, is full of treasure—from gods and monsters to fables and drama. For their final project, students will create pieces inspired by the richness of Greek myths, legends and literature. (MST – Rice Village Session 3)

Project Broadway: Students will write a short musical based on a plot suggested by an existing song of their choice. (For example, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” might inspire a musical about a scary Halloween night, and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” might lead to an epic urban adventure.) Working with their instructors, they will write, stage and choreograph this mini-musical for performance on the last day of class. (No singing necessary!) (The Shlenker School Session 2)

Comedy Showdown: From standup to sitcom, from improv to comic timing, this class will introduce students to the “how” of funny! Students will use what they learn from comedy classics like Charlie Chaplin, Abbot and Costello, and Whose Line Is It Anyway? to create a variety show to perform on the last day of class. (MST – Rice Village Session 4)

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
   MST – Rice Village  |  
The Shlenker School  
Registration and Refund Policies

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Turbo Camp - MST - Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd., Houston 77005

This is the camp that will fit even the tightest summer schedule. Between swimming lessons and summer school, everyone can have a chance to create a “play-in-a-day” at Turbo Camp! Starting at 9 a.m. with their best brainstorming, students will create an original play (plus all their props and costumes) to share with their classmates before carpool. Sign up for as many or as few days as you like.

Ages: 6 – 11
Location: MST – Rice Village
Dates:
July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, August 19, August 20, August 21, August 22, August 23
Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Showcases: There are no final performances for Turbo Camps. Instead, students will use the last part of the camp day to perform what they have created for each other.
Turbo Camp Fee: $70 per day
Convenient to: Rice University, Medical Center, West U., Montrose, Museum District, Heights, Midtown/Downtown

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for the Turbo Camp location before registering.
• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Summer Shakespeare - MST - Rice Village
Henry VI Part 1: Games of Crowns, Roses, and Thrones
By William Shakespeare, adapted by Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez

2540 Times Blvd., Houston 77005

Main Street Theater’s Summer Shakespeare program enters its 8th summer at Rice Village with the first part of Shakespeare’s fascinating exploration of power, treachery, and honor: Henry VI. As the English lose their French territories, fights and jealousies and shifting allegiances lead to the infamous Wars of the Roses. Meanwhile a young French warrior named Joan of Arc prepares to take on the English army. Our production provides teens an opportunity to jump headfirst into all the excitement, poetry, treachery, and swordplay of one of Shakespeare’s most unique adventures. Many great parts and many great battles are guaranteed! Come play with us! No previous Shakespeare experience necessary!

Ages: 12 – 18
Rehearsal Dates: June 3 – 21
Rehearsal Days & Times: Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Performances: Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 23, TBA
Location: Main Street Theater – Rice Village (Rehearsals and Performances)
Fee: $375

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Frequently Asked Questions Waiting List

• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Bellaire Parks & Recreation

7008 5th St., Bellaire 77401

One-week sessions for ages 6-11.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RECORD THE PERFORMANCE!

Students will create an original play, help produce their own costumes and props, and play theatre games to sharpen their skills in voice, body, imagination. Our one-week camps are ideal for families wanting to fill out a busy summer, or for those looking for a fast and fun theater experience!

Bellaire Parks & Rec
Half-Day
Full-Day
Summer Studio Company
Ages:
Not available at this location.
6 - 11 years old
Not available at this location.
Session 1 Dates:
June 10 - 14
Session 2 Dates:
June 24 - 28
Session 3 Dates:
July 8 - 12
Session 4 Dates:
July 22 - 26
Session 5 Dates:
August 5 - 9
Hours:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$310
Showcases:
Showcases will be at Bellaire Parks & Recreation at 4:00 p.m. on the last Friday of each session. Students should arrive at the normal time and stay at the theater until their performance is over.
This location is convenient to:
Bellaire, Meyerland, Galleria, Post Oak, 610

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Frequently Asked Questions Waiting List

• Please read the policies for the Bellaire Parks & Rec location before registering.
• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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MST – The Midtown Arts & Theater Center of Houston (MATCH)

3400 Main St., Houston 77002

One-week sessions for ages 6-11.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RECORD THE PERFORMANCE!

Students will create an original play, help produce their own costumes and props, and play theatre games to sharpen their skills in voice, body, imagination. Our one-week camps are ideal for families wanting to fill out a busy summer, or for those looking for a fast and fun theater experience!

MST -
MATCH
Half-Day
Full-Day
Summer Studio Company
Ages:
Not available at this location.
6 - 11 years old
Not available at this location.
Session 1 Dates:
June 17 - 21
Session 2 Dates:
June 24 - 28
Session 3 Dates:

July 8 - 12

Session 4 Dates:
July 15 - 19
Session 5 Dates:
July 22 - 26
Session 6 Dates:
August 12 - 16
Hours:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$320
Notes/
Reminders:
Students attending Sessions 1-5 will be invited to attend a performance of MST’s You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, presented by MST’s Theater for Youth, capacity permitting. If you prefer your student not attend these performances, please let us know and we will make other supervised arrangements for your student during the show.
Showcases:
Showcases will be at the MATCH, in MATCHBOX 4, at 4:00 p.m. on the last Friday of each session. Students should arrive at the normal time and stay at the theater until their performance is over. Showcases are held in the theater closest to Travis St. entrance.
This location is convenient to:
Midtown, Downtown, Museum District

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for MST – MATCH location before registering.
• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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The Shlenker School of Temple Beth Israel

5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., Houston 77096

TWO One-Week Sessions (Full-Day, Ages 6-14; Summer Studio Company)

ONE Two-Week Session (Half-Day, Ages 4-5; Full-Day, Ages 6-14; Summer Studio Company)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RECORD THE PERFORMANCE!

Shlenker
Half-Day
Full-Day
Summer Studio Company
Ages:
4 - 5 years old
6 - 10 years old
11 - 14 years old
Session 1 Dates:
June 10 - 14
Session 2 Dates:
June 17 - 28
June 17 - 28
June 17 - 28
Focus: Project Broadway
Session 3 Dates:
July 8 - 12
Hours:
9 a.m. - noon
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$350
$300 (1 wk); $480 (2 wk)
$300 (1 wk); $480 (2 wk)
Showcases:

Half-day showcase will be at Shlenker at 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of the session.

Full-day and Summer Studio Company showcase will be at Shlenker at 4:00 p.m. on the last Friday of the session.

Students should arrive on showcase day at their usual time and stay at the theater until their performance is over.

This location is convenient to:
Bellaire, Meyerland, Southwest Houston

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Frequently Asked Questions Waiting List

• Please read the policies forThe Shlenker School before registering.
• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Museum District (Half-Day)

Two-Week Sessions (Half-Day, Ages 4-5)

These camps for 4-5 year olds will involve playing theatre games, voice and body work, and creating their own play, craft props and costume pieces. The kid-created plays will be performed for friends and family.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RECORD THE PERFORMANCE!

Museum District
Half-Day
(AM Session)
Half-Day
(PM Session)
Full-Day
Ages:
4 - 5 years old
4 - 5 years old
Not available at this location.
Session 1 Dates:

June 17 - 28

Session 2 Dates:

July 8 - 19

July 8 - 18
(NO Camp on July 19)

Session 3 Dates:
July 22 - August 2
July 22 - August 1
(NO Camp on August 2)
Session 4 Dates:
August 5 - 16
Hours:
AM: 9 a.m. - noon
PM: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee:
$350
$300
Showcases:

All half-day AM showcases will be at the Museum District on the last Friday of each session. Students should arrive at their normal time and stay at the theater until their performance is over.

All half-day PM showcases will be at the Museum District on the last Thursday of each session. Students should arrive at their normal time and stay at the theater until their performance is over.

  • AM Half-Day students will perform their showcase at 11:30 a.m.
  • PM Half-Day students will perform their showcase at 3:00 p.m.
Notes/
Reminders:

PM (Afternoon) Sessions – NO Camp on Friday of second week (9-day camp)

This location is convenient to:
Rice University, Medical Center, West U., Montrose, Heights, Midtown/Downtown


Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Frequently Asked Questions Waiting List

• Please read the policies for Museum District (Half-Day AM) or
  Museum District (Half-Day PM) before registering.
• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Main Street Theater – Rice Village (Full-Day)

2540 Times Blvd., Houston 77005

Two-Week Sessions (Full-Day, Ages 6-14; Summer Studio Company)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RECORD THE PERFORMANCE!

MST -
MATCH
Half-Day
Full-Day
Summer Studio Company
Ages:
Not available at this location.
6 - 10 years old
11 - 14 years old
Session 1 Dates:
June 3 - 14
Session 2 Dates:
June 17 - 28
Session 3 Dates:

July 8 - 19

Session 4 Dates:
July 22 - August 2
Session 5 Dates:
August 5 - 16
Hours:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$490
$490
Showcases:
Full-day showcases will be at Rice Village at 4:00 p.m. (ages 6-7) and 5:00 p.m. (ages 8-10 and Summer Studio Company) on the last Friday of each session.Students should arrive at their normal time and stay at the theater until their performance is over.
This location is convenient to:
Rice University, Medical Center, West U., Montrose, Museum District, Heights, Midtown/Downtown

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for the MST – Rice Village location before registering.
• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Before-Care and After-Care

Extended-Day Care is available to all full-day students at our Rice Village Full-Day & Turbo Camps and MATCH locations.

Rice Village
     Before-Care: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. ($45 weekly or $20 daily)
     After-Care: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. ($40 weekly or $18 daily)

Turbo Camp
     Before-Care: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. ($45 weekly or $20 daily)
     After-Care: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ($45 weekly or $18 daily)

MATCH
     Before-Care: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. ($45 weekly or $20 daily)
     After-Care: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ($40 weekly or $18 daily)

Register for Extended Day
Frequently Asked Questions

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
  Turbo Camp  | MST – Rice Village |  MST – MATCH  

• Read the Registration and Refund Policies before registering.

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Registration and Refund Policies

All registrations (online and paper forms) are manually processed, so please note that there may be up to ten (10) business days before you receive an email confirmation from Main Street Theater. (If you registered online through mainstreettheater.com you will receive an automatic confirmation email, which is separate from the MST email confirmation.) If you do not receive an MST confirmation within 10 business days, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez or call the Education Department by phone, 713-524-7998, at your convenience to confirm your registration.

Registrations are manually processed on a “time stamp received”/”first come, first served” basis. Registrations submitted after posted deadlines may not be received in time, and therefore might not be honored.

Refunds: For each refund request, a $50 non-refundable processing fee will be applied. NO refunds will be processed less than THIRTY (30) DAYS prior to the camp’s start date. NO refunds will be processed if class must be canceled due to natural disasters such as weather events or epidemics.

If a student must be removed from camp due to disruptive behavior which becomes unmanageable/unsafe (even after collaboration and communication with parents) or excessive absences, NO refund or credit for any portion of the tuition will be processed.

MST may cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition payment will be refunded.

All refunds will be issued by check and may take up to ten (10) business days to process. Refund amounts will be made out to the person whose name appeared on the credit card or check used in the transaction.

Completed release forms and a copy of each student’s immunization record must be turned in on the first day of class. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept these forms early.) Please read the Education policies posted on our website before registering.

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
  Turbo Camp  |  Bellaire Parks & Rec  |  MST – MATCH  |  MST – Rice Village  |
  Museum District (Half-Day AM)  |  Museum District (Half-Day PM)  | 
  
The Shlenker School  
Registration and Refund Policies

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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What Parents Are Saying

You are consistently my daughter's favorite camp/summer activity!

I am sure you have made a difference to each of them for the rest of their lives. My daughter can’t wait for next summer!

Thanks for understanding your role not only as a summer camp, but as important caregivers during the chaotic summer months. My son has declared you his all time favorite summer camp, and I have to agree, it's mine too! We will be back!!!

This is the second year my daughters attended and they are hooked!! They love the chance to be creative and put on their own show with their own ideas.

Fantastic experience !!

You guys were great!!! It was obvious the kids had a large part in the processes and the final show set them up for success.

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