WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT:
Theme verse: “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. – Is. 64:8
Do you love theatre, and want to try performing live? Sign up to be part of our Drive-Through Skit event!
Rehearsals run daily: groups will be assigned a morning or afternoon rehearsal time. Rehearsals will include skit practices, fun outdoor games, and a devotional time!
At the end of the week, our parking lot will be transformed into a drive-through skit presentation (similar to a drive-through Nativity): students will be placed with their small groups at stations around the lot, for family and friends to drive by and watch their performance!
Performances will be held on Thursday evenings, at the end of each week.
COVID-19 RELATED INFO
The safety and well-being of our students and their families is our top priority. With that in mind, please see below for new policies weÔÇÖve put in place for the summer:
- Activities will be held outside as much as possible.
- Students will be in small groups (up to 5):
- There will only be two of these groups on-site at a time (except for performance time), to keep exposure-risk to a minimum.
- There will be very limited interaction between these groups while on-site. Each group will interact with our Staff, and potentially 2-3 Student Leaders.
- Adult to youth ratio will be minimum 1:5 at all times, so we have adequate supervision to ensure the following of health and safety protocols.
- There is a zero-tolerance policy for illness of any kind on-site.
- Increased cleaning measures have been put in place.
- Masks will be available to use if desired; they will not be required, however.
- Social distancing will be maintained to the best of our ability during all activities.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION:
Location: Northview Community Church – Mission Campus (33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission)
July 20-23: Teens, Gr. 7-12
July 27-30: Kids, Gr. 3-7
There may be students in the Teen Camp going into Grade 7 who wish to attend the kids’ camps, and this is fine. We do not, however, accept Grade six students in the Teen Camp.
Times: *you will be assigned one of these blocks*
Morning rehearsals: 9:00 – 11:00am
Afternoon rehearsals: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Performances: Thursday evenings (exact time TBA)
- Early-bird (before June 30th) $50 per camp
- Latecomers: (after June 30): possible wait list
If you require financial assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask about it on your registration form!
Cash, credit card or cheque payment is due the first day of camp.
Note: Please make cheques out to YOUTH UNLIMITED, not “Jesters”.
Credit card payment is subject to a $2 processing fee per transaction.
*Please note that these events are subject to change, due to covid-related program adjustments*
Camp Kick-Off: Students registered for either Acting or Musical camp are invited to attend their age appropriate kick off day full of fun activities to get them excited for camp!
– Grade 7-12: July 7 or 14 (10am – 12pm)
– Grade 3-7: July 8 or 15 (10am – 12pm)
Post-Kick-Off Bible Studies: Want to learn more about God or the Bible? After Kick-Off there is an option to sign up for an extra Bible Study with one of our staff.
(Grades 7-12) Student Leaders may attend Teen Camp for free. All student leaders must attend teen camp in order to volunteer at the corresponding Kids Camp (Acting or Musical).
For more information on being a student leader, click here.
SUMMER LEADERSHIP TEAM
Summer Program Coordinator: Alia Riesen
Crumbelina DiCaramello (known as Alia to her family) is incredibly thrilled about spending another summer at Jesters Theatre. She loves reconnecting with old and new friends each year and seeing everyone having fun and encouraging them to try new things. She really likes Wreck it Ralph; especially the racing – of course – have you ridden in her Tira-Missile? Racing video games have always been her favourite so she loves those scenes. And those video games. Excited to see everyone again!
Summer Training Coordinator: Riley Wiebe
While Riley is neither a hologram nor a general, you will know her as ÔÇ£General Hologram” at our Wreck-It Ralph Acting Camp this summer. When not at camp, she is a spunky Trinity Western University student. Though she is studying to be a high school teacher, she ironically needs your help to teach her the art of arcade games! She is excited to mentor student leaders as the Training Coordinator during the uncertainty of COVID-19. She enjoys working at Jesters because she can develop her relationship with God and build an authentic community. Some of her favourite pastimes are telling jokes, playing with pets, skiing, and hiding a fake rat in the cereal to scare family members. Though it is uncertain what Jesters will look like during this pandemic, you should attend Acting Camp. Otherwise, you just might discover a rat where you least expect it!
Evan has been with Jesters for 2 summers and is excited that this year we’re doing Wreck-It-Ralph. “Gloyd Orangeboar” can’t wait for camp to start and give out high fives (might be virtual ones though!) and is looking forward to seeing old and new faces. But remember to call him by his camp name, or he might have you racing round and round like a Sugar Rush game-glitch until you crash!
Emma has been involved in Jesters Theatre for several years and is very excited to meet the campers this summer. She loves to go on hikes, ski, and be crafty. Emma is the youngest of five in her family, in a home that is always overflowing with fun, laughter, clothes ÔÇ£borrowingÔÇØ among the five female residents, and a steady stream of friends who love being a part of the family. “Candlehead” has been taking voice lessons for six years now so watch out if you forget her camp name as she might demand a song with a slice of cake! She is eager to use her talent for God’s glory, and to see where it will take her in the future.