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MST Summer Camp 2018: Performing Arts Playground

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.

Becas disponibles si necessarias! Para mas informacion comuniquese con Cybil al numero 713-524-7998 o mandar un correo electronico (cybil@mainstreettheater.com.)

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Check out our new Musical Theater camp sessions!

Choose your preferred location on the map below or scroll through all the options below.

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

What is MST's Summer Camp (ages 4 -11)?


What is the Summer Studio Company (ages 12-14)?

Summer Camp Prices, Sessions, and Dates At A Glance

Summer Camp 2018 Release Forms (Due on or before the first day of camp along with a copy of student's immunization record; can be emailed to register@mainstreettheater.com or turned in on the first day of camp)


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, Three Week Full-Day and Summer Studio Company
Chelsea Market
Two-Week Full-Day and Summer Studio Company
MST – Rice Village
Two-Week Half-Day Only; mornings for ages 4-5 and afternoons for Musical Theater ages 7-14
Summer Studio Company
Ages 12-14
Summer Shakespeare
Ages 12-18

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day
Frequently Asked Questions
Release Forms Check Camp Availability
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
  Turbo Camp  |  Bellaire Parks & Rec  |  Chelsea Market  |  MST – Rice Village (Half Day)  |  
  MST – Rice Village (Musical Theater)  |  
Shlenker (Half Day)  |  Shlenker (Full Day)  |
  MST – MATCH

Registration and Refund Policies  

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

Summer Studio Company: Full-Day Classes for 12- to 14-year-olds

Students aged 12-14 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 12-14, 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! (Chelsea Market Session 1 and Session 2)

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! (Chelsea Market Session 3)

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. (Chelsea Market Session 4)

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 1)

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. (Chelsea Market Session 5)

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day
Frequently Asked Questions
Release Forms Check Camp Availability
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
  Turbo Camp  |  Bellaire Parks & Rec  |  Chelsea Market  |  MST – Rice Village (Half Day)  |  
  MST – Rice Village (Musical Theater)  |  
Shlenker (Half Day)  |  Shlenker (Full Day)  |
  MST – MATCH

Registration and Refund Policies

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

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Turbo Camp - Chelsea Market

4617 Montrose Blvd., Houston 77006

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: Chelsea Market
Dates:
July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, August 20, August 21, August 22, August 23, August 24
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, Downtown/Midtown

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Register for Extended Day
Frequently Asked Questions
Release Forms Check Camp Availability
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 or Cybil Saenz in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Summer Shakespeare - MST - Rice Village
R+J: The Original Young Adult Story
By William Shakespeare, adapted by Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez

2540 Times Blvd., Houston 77005

Romeo & Juliet, one of the most iconic stories in literature, stands unique in the Shakespeare canon. It shows the tragedy of regular people, rather than kings, queens, or emperors; people with quotidian lives and common concerns. Teens in Romeo & Juliet could easily be the teens of today, wrapped up in the worries of their families and the concerns of their friends. Main Street Theater’s production will have a modern setting and a modern style while keeping the original language. Together, the director and actors will examine all the reasons why the Capulet and Montague families failed their children. We will explore all the conventions of some popular Young Adult novels, and the actors will provide their input and experience as young adults to shape the structure of how we tell this paradigmatic story, from costumes to scene cuts to creating character-driven video blogs and social media feeds which may be seen onstage during the production. This experience will also give our actors an opportunity to delve into the versatility and universality of Shakespeare's storytelling as it relates to their own lives.

Ages: 12 – 18
Rehearsal Dates: June 4 – 22
Rehearsal Days & Times: Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Performances: Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m.
Location: Main Street Theater – Rice Village (Rehearsals and Performances)
Fee: $375

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Frequently Asked Questions Release Forms
Check Camp Availability 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 or Cybil Saenz 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.

OUR ONE WEEK CAMP PERFORMANCES ARE NOT FILMED. 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 11 - 15
Session 2 Dates:
June 18 - 22
Session 3 Dates:
June 25 - 29
Session 4 Dates:
July 9 - 13
Session 5 Dates:
July 16 - 20
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 Release Forms
Check Camp Availability 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 or Cybil Saenz 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.

OUR ONE WEEK CAMP PERFORMANCES ARE NOT FILMED. 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 18 - 22
Session 2 Dates:
June 25 - 29
Session 3 Dates:

July 9 - 13

Session 4 Dates:
July 16 - 20
Session 5 Dates:
July 23 - 27
Session 6 Dates:
August 13 - 17
Hours:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$310
Notes/
Reminders:
Students attending Sessions 1, 2. and 3 will be invited to attend a performance of MST’s Pinkalicious The Musical, 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
Release Forms Check Camp Availability
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 or Cybil Saenz 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

ONE Two-Week Session (Half-Day, Ages 4-5)

ONE Three-Week Session (Full-Day, Ages 6-14, Summer Studio Company)

Order forms for the DVD of the final performance will be emailed home prior to the performance.

Shlenker
Half-Day
Full-Day
Summer Studio Company
Ages:
4 - 5 years old
6 - 11 years old
12 - 14 years old
Session 1 Dates:
June 11 - 22
June 4 - 22
June 4 - 22
Focus: Project Broadway
Hours:
9 a.m. - noon
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$350
$600
$600
Showcases:

Half-day showcase will be at MST – Rice Village at 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of the session.

Full-day and Summer Studio Company showcase will be at Chelsea Market 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
Release Forms
Check Camp Availability Waiting List

• Please read the policies for Shlenker (Half Day) or Shlenker (Full Day) 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 or Cybil Saenz in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Chelsea Market (Full-Day)

4617 Montrose Blvd., Houston 77006

Two-Week Sessions (Full-Day, Summer Studio Company)

Order forms for the DVD of the final performance will be emailed home prior to the performance.

Chelsea Market
Half-Day
Full-Day
Summer Studio Company
Ages:
Not available at this location.
6 - 11 years old
12 - 14 years old
Session 1 Dates:

June 4 - 15

Focus: KOS Classic
Session 2 Dates:
June 18 - 29
(NO Camp on June 22)
Focus: KOS Classic
Session 3 Dates:

July 9 - 20

Session 4 Dates:

July 23 - August 3

Session 5 Dates:
August 6 - 17
Hours:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee:
$460
$460
Showcases:

Full-day showcases will be at Chelsea Market at 4:00 p.m. (ages 6-7) and 5:00 p.m. (ages 8-11 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.

Notes/
Reminders:

Session 2 – NO Camp on Friday, June 22, 2018.

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
Release Forms Check Camp Availability
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for the Chelsea Market 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 or Cybil Saenz in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.

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Main Street Theater – Rice Village (Half-Day)

2540 Times Blvd., Houston 77005

Two-Week Sessions (Half-Day)
We offer an AM half-day for 4-5 year olds and a PM half-day for 7-14 year olds at this location.

Morning classes 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 on the final Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Musical Theater Camp provides kids with an immersive two-week experience in musical theater performance. Students will learn techniques professional musical theater actors use, work with a professional director, choreographer and pianist/music director while creating a final showcase on the last Friday of each session at 3:00 p,m. (7 - 10 year olds will be introduced to the musical form and pick a song or two with choreography for a final showcase; 11 - 14 year olds will work with a music director to create their own short original musical play!)

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RECORD THE PERFORMANCE!

MST -
Rice Village
Half-Day
(AM Session)
Half-Day
(PM Session)
Full-Day
Ages:
4 - 5 years old
7 - 10, 11 - 14 years old
Not available at this location.
Session 1 Dates:

June 4 - 15

June 4 - 15

Session 2 Dates:

June 18 - 29
(NO Camp on June 22)

June 18 - 29

Session 3 Dates:

July 9 - 20

July 9 - 20

Session 4 Dates:
July 23 - August 3
July 23 - August 3
Session 5 Dates:
August 6 - 17
August 6 - 17
Hours:
AM: 9 a.m. - noon
PM: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee:
$350
$400
Showcases:

All half-day showcases will be at MST – Rice Village on the last Friday 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:

AM (Morning) Session 2 – NO Camp on Friday, June 22, 2018.

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

Register Online Now!
Register by Mail/Fax
Frequently Asked Questions
Release Forms
Check Camp Availability Waiting List

• Please read the policies for the MST – Rice Village (Half Day) OR MST – Rice Village (Musical Theater) 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 or Cybil Saenz 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 Chelsea Market Full-Day & Turbo Camps and MATCH locations.

Chelsea Market
     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  |  Chelsea Market  |  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 or Cybil Saenz 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 Cybil Saenz 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
Release Forms Check Camp Availability
Waiting List

• Please read the policies for your camp location before registering:
  Turbo Camp  |  Bellaire Parks & Rec  |  Chelsea Market  |  MST – Rice Village (Half Day)  |  
  MST – Rice Village (Musical Theater)  |  
Shlenker (Half Day)  |  Shlenker (Full Day)  |
  MST – MATCH

Registration and Refund Policies

If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez or Cybil Saenz 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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