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Camp Center Stage for kids - enroll now!
Posted 04 - 21 - 2014

Photo - 2013 Academy campers starred in their own show.

Kids Come ‘B • A •      ’ at Camp CenterStage

 Enroll by May 30 for the “Most AWESOME Camp EVER”

                Angelina Arts Alliance’s popular Camp CenterStage is enrolling children for 2014 summer camps. The specialized theater camp is for young people entering grades 1-12, and is held on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin. Enrollment continues through Friday, May 30th or until camps have reached capacity. Forms are available at the Temple Theater box office, or may be printed by going to, under the education tab. Complete enrollment in-person at the box office daily Monday - Friday from 9am -5pm. Scholarship assistance is available for all camps, as well as discounts for families enrolling more than one child.  Scholarship Applications are available upon request.  

June 9 – 13:  Camp CenterStage Junior, a half-day camp, is for campers entering 1st - 3rd grades (9am-12pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm)  where children will discover, and celebrate their creativity through theater games, music, and creative movement. Family and friends are invited to ‘Share Day’ on Friday, June 13, to watch and learn firsthand what their campers have accomplished. Tuition is $100 and scholarships are available.

June 16 – 27:  Camp CenterStage is for students entering 4th - 7th grades. Campers learn how the theater experience is created from page to stage.  Professional theater educators lead campers as they explore acting, improvisation, movement, Greek Theater, and musical theater. Camp CenterStage is M-F from 9am to 4 pm.  The camper showcase is Friday, June 27th. Tuition is $250 for the two-week session, and scholarships are available.

June 16 – 28: CenterStage Academy is for students entering 8th - 12th grades, to engage in a more production-oriented two weeks which culminate in an actual performance on stage.  Campers will learn what goes into creating a staged production by stepping into the roles of actors and technicians, as they create multiple shows on their own. Camp is M-F from 9am to 4pm. Performance is Saturday, June 28th. Tuition is $250 for the two-week session, and scholarships are available.

For Camp Director Teresa Ragland 2014, will be her 12th year at CCS and each year she scours the state to bring the very best theater teachers in Texas to the camp. “This camp brings the best and brightest performing arts faculty to Lufkin, and the result is an AWESOME experience for the kids.” Teresa stated. Teresa is a graduate of SFASU, with her MA in Theater Education from University of Houston. “Camp CenterStage is all about encouraging kids to learn theater skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere, with the guidance of an experienced professional theater faculty”, says camp administrator, Tracy Pinkerton. “Now, in our 12th year of camp, we are beginning to see our alumni campers, accepting scholarships to pursue performing arts studies, at various institutions around the country, and there is nothing more exciting than that!” 

                For more information about Camp CenterStage, visit our website, or call 936-633-5454. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come first- served basis, and class sizes are limited. All the camps are generously underwritten by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation. Send e-mail questions to   Camp CenterStage is presented by Angelina Arts Alliance and Angelina College.

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