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THE GUIDE SUMMER ARTS CAMPS 2O18 JUNE 4–AUGUST 17 | AGES 3–18

TWO LOCATIONS: UNIVERSITY CITY TOWN & COUNTRY—NEW LOCATION! COCA WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY P R E SE NT IN G SP O N S O R

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NEW LOCATION! University City COCA 524 Trinity Avenue St. Louis, MO 63130 314.725.6555 COCA is at the intersection of Trinity and Washington, one block south of Delmar. If headed east on Delmar, turn right on Trinity (which is the first turn just past the Lion Gates) and then left on Washington. If headed west on Delmar, turn left at Kingsland (which jogs to the right) and then right on Washington .

Town & Country Westminster Christian Academy 800 Maryville Centre Drive Town & Country, MO 63017 314.725.6555 314.997.2900 (JUL 9–27) Westminster Christian Academy is near the intersection of 1-64/U.S. 40 and Highway 141. The school is on the south side of the highway. To access Westminster from the west, take I-64/U.S. 40 eastbound to Hwy 141. Cross over Hwy 141 and continue onto the South Outer Road, staying right. Upon reaching Maryville Centre Drive, turn right into Westminster’s campus. From the east, take I-64/U.S. 40 westbound to the Maryville Centre Road exit. Turn left to cross over the bridge and drive straight into Westminster’s campus.


WELCOME

Build Your COCA Camp Day

4

Camp Basics

5

COCA U. City Planning Grid

6–8

COCA Westminster Academy Planning Grid

9

Ages 3–5

10–12

Ages 4–5

13–15

Ages 6–7

16–24

Ages 8–10

25–35

Ages 11–13

36–41

Ages 12–18

42–44

Ages 14–18

45

Teen Summer Intensives

46

Musical Auditions

52

Registration Form

53–54

Registration Guidelines/Policies

55

P RESENT ING SP O NSO R

LEAD SP O NSO R

SUP P O R T ING SP O NSO R


BUILD YOUR COCA CAMP DAY COCA provides stimulating arts camps plus supervised care from 7:30AM to 6:00PM, all summer long. Find the right combination to solve your family’s summer puzzle!

BEFORE & AFTER CARE AVAILABLE BEFORE CARE 7:30–9:00AM

AM CAMP

AFTER CARE 3:00–6:00PM

9:00–11:45AM Combine with a PM camp for a full day camp experience!

FULL DAY CAMP 9:00AM–3:00PM

PM CAMP 12:15–3:00PM Combine with a AM camp for a full day camp experience!

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Applications available online or in the Registration Office. Letters notifying applicants of their status will be emailed and registration will be available at that time. ORIENTATION COCA offers evening orientation for families to tour the camp facility, meet the camp manager and learn and ask questions about camp policies and procedures. WED, MAY 23, 2018 | 6:00PM (June camps) WED, JUN 20, 2018 | 6:00PM (July/August camps) WHAT TO WEAR Campers should wear comfortable clothing in which they can paint, move and play, and closed-toe shoes. Special dancewear requirements, when needed, will be included in the confirmation letter. LUNCH/SNACK Full-day campers and campers staying for back-to-back half-day camps have a supervised lunch period. Full-day campers should bring a lunch, drink and two snacks. Half-day campers should bring one snack (soda and juice machines available). There is no refrigerator or microwave available. A nut-free table is available. BEFORE & AFTER CARE COCA offers supervised Before Care (7:30–9:00AM; $40 per week) and After Care (3:00– 6:00PM; $75 per week) at both its COCA and Westminster camp locations. Register at the same time you register for camps. Some exclusions apply for off-site camps—see specific camp descriptions for details. DROP OFF & PICK UP ***PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES*** 7:30AM Before Care drop-off begins 8:50–9:00AM Morning/full-day camp drop-off 11:45AM Morning camp pick-up 12:05–12:15PM Afternoon camp drop-off 3:00PM Afternoon/full-day camp pick-up 6:00PM After Care pick-up ends

WHY COCA? OUR AMAZING FACULTY

Our campers enjoy a unique and funfilled summer experience taught by professional artists and teachers! COCA’s talented teaching artists also work professionally as exhibiting artists or performers throughout the region.

OUR PERSONALIZED APPROACH

We provide a safe, comfortable, artslearning environment where our campers can truly enjoy art and the art-making process. Many of our camps are multidisciplinary by design and feature multiple teaching artists.

PRESENTATIONS & PERFORMANCES Campers learn in a FUN, RELAXED environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence. Each Friday, family and friends are invited to performances and exhibitions (as noted) spotlighting the work created throughout the week.

NO EXTRA FEES

All art supplies, groceries, technology supplies and equipment, as well as field trips, are included (when applicable) in the camp price.

JOIN US THIS SUMMER & FIND YOUR PASSION!

PLEASE NOTE: Children waiting in hallways and lobbies before and after camps are NOT supervised by staff or faculty. Unattended children will be placed in Before or After Care and parents will be charged. 4TH OF JULY COCA is closed July 4 in observance of the holiday. Camps are pro-rated accordingly. cocastl.org | 5

CAMP BASICS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COCA offers financial assistance for Summer Arts Camps. COCA accepts applications for assistance beginning March 1, 2018. Apply early; limited funds available.


U. CITY CAMPS PLANNING GRID

MAY 28–JUNE 8 ages

time

INTENSIVE Full Day

JUNE 4–8 ages

3–5 3–5 4–5

4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

8–10 9–13

11–13 12–18

12–18

time

code

JUNE 18–22

title

p

11347 Ballet & Contemporary Intensive 46

code

title

p

AM

11351 Supersonic Superheroes

12

AM

11352 Unicorn Adventures

12

PM

11361 Space Odessey

15

PM

11362 Under the Sea

15

AM

11350 Architecture Basics

16

AM

11348 Move It

20

AM

11349 Play With Your Food

21

PM

11358 Batman & Beyond

16

PM

11357 Broadway Blockbusters

16

PM

11360 iPad Movie Basics

19

PM

11359 Young Artist Studio

24

AM

11354 Art of Stage Makeup

25

AM

11353 DC vs Marvel

27

AM

11355 iPad Movie Making

31

PM

11363 Fashion Design

28

PM

11364 Legomation

32

Full Day

11366 Hip-Hop Speaks to Kids*

30

Full Day

11367 Inventor’s Workshop

39

AM

11356 Upcycle Design Studio

44

PM

11365 COCA To Go

42

3–5

AM

11412 Bad Bunny

10

PM

11431 Candyland

13

AM

11410 Fashion First

18

AM

11409 Galactic Rebel

18

AM

11411 Summer Chef

23

PM

11435 African Beats

16

PM

11437 Ice Cream Camp

19

PM

11436 Third Dimension

24

Full Day

11419 Haunted Video Production

29

AM

11416 Sweetology: Cake Decorating

35

AM

11413 Camp Africa

26

AM

11415 Demo Creation

27

AM

11414 Drawing & Painting Technique

28

PM

11424 Fashion Makeover

28

PM

11422 Fundamentals of Stage Combat 29

PM

11428 Stop Motion Video

34

Full Day

11420 Dumbledore’s Army

37

AM

11417 Stop Motion Video

40

PM

11440 Sweetology: Cake Decorating

41

PM

11438 iPad Music Making

39

6–7

6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13

INTENSIVE Full Day

AM

11466 Kidzrock: Rock Tots

11

PM

11501 Under the Big Top

15

Full Day

11480 Broadway Magic

17

AM

11464 Broadway Blockbusters

16

AM

11463 Class Clown

17

PM

11494 Cartooning Character Creations 17

PM

11489 Kidzrock: Rock Band

20

PM

11493 Spoonful of Sugar

22

Full Day

11472 Girl’s Rock

29

AM

11469 Comic Books & Graphic Novels 27

AM

11468 Pizza Toss Up

33

AM

11471 Viral Video

35

PM

11486 Art Attack

25

PM

11485 Street Dance

34

AM

11467 Fashion for Decades

38

PM

11499 Indie Music Production

38

AM

11465 Classic Combat Scenes

42

PM

11500 Whiteboard Animation

44

INTENSIVE Full Day

11477 Tap Intensive I

47

INTENSIVE Full Day

11474 Tap Intensive II

47

6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 12–18 12–18

JUNE 25–29

title

p

title

time

code

3–5

AM

11527 Let It Go, Let It Snow

11

AM

11526 Madcap Minions

11

PM

11557 Cookie Monster

13

PM

11558 Jurassic Art

14

Full Day

11541 Best of Broadway

16

AM

11524 Clones, Aliens and Jedi

17

AM

11523 Hip-Hop Basics

19

AM

11525 Young Illustrator

24

PM

11556 Go Van Gogh

19

PM

11555 The Art of Ta Da

23

PM

11554 Music Makers

32

AM

11522 Circus COCA

26

AM

11520 Dance, Dance, Dance

27

AM

11521 Kitchen Creative

31

PM

11553 Dierberg’s Market Cooking Adventure 27

PM

11552 Illustration

30

PM

11549 Newsies Numbers

33

PM

11550 Rogue & Rebels

33

PM

11551 Sew Made Over

34

AM

11536 String-a-Palooza

35

AM

11528 Thrift Store Fashion

41

PM

11548 Actor’s Toolbox

36

INTENSIVE Full Day

11546 On Camera Intensive

46

INTENSIVE Full Day

11909 Fashion Intensive

46

4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–8

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

9–12

11–13 11–13

title

p

ages

4–5

code

6–7

3–5

3–5

time

6–7

code

6–7

ages

6–7

time

4–5

JUNE 11–15 4–5

ages

p

11421 Musical Theatre Audition Intensive 46

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*This is a 2-week camp running July 9–20.

**This is a 3-week camp running June 11–29.


ages

time

3–5

AM AM

3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

8–10 9–10

11–13

11–13 12–18

14–18 14–18

(CLOSED JULY 4) code title

JULY 16–20 (CONTINUED) p

ages

time

code

11564 Fairyland

10

4–5

PM

11648 Sensational Seuss

15

11563 Globetrotters

10

AM

11636 Sew Made Over

22

PM

11587 Ballet Stories

13

AM

11635 The Sorting Hat

23

PM

11585 Hard Hat Hero

13

AM

11637 Star Singer

23

AM

11560 Calder Creations

17

PM

11646 Circus Circus

17

AM

11562 One Minute Movie

21

PM

11645 Move It

20

AM

11559 Pop Nation

22

AM

11642 Dierberg’s Market Cooking Adventure 27

PM

11595 Colorful World

18

AM

11640 Circus COCA

26

PM

11597 Shake & Bake

22

AM

11641 Intro to Make, Hack, Play

31

PM

11593 Spies & Secret Agents

22

AM

11639 Kitchen Wizard

31

AM

11569 Cheesehead

26

PM

11651 Demo Creation

27

AM

11568 Claymation

26

PM

11649 Hogwarts Journey Continues

30

AM

11567 Fundamentals of Hip-Hop

29

PM

11650 One Yard Creation

33

PM

11583 Art of Stage Makeup

25

Full Day

11644 Mean Musicals

39

PM

11584 Podcast

33

AM

11638 Artist’s Toolbox

36

Full Day

11580 First Musical: Willy Wonka Kids* (JUL 2–13) 29

PM

11653 Intermediate Make, Hack, Play

39

AM

11565 Cosplay Costumes 1

37

AM

11632 Green Screen Film Effects

43

PM

11605 Creating Manga

37

12–18

PM

11842 Mixed Media Studio

43

Full Day

11572 Digital Video Series

43

INTENSIVE Full Day

AM

11566 Manga for Teens

45

PM

11607 Cosplay Costumes 2

45

JULY 9–13 ages

time

code

3–5

AM

11619 Bedtime Stories

10

AM

11620 Kidzrock: Rock Tots

11

PM

11626 More Than A Box

14

PM

11627 Under the Big Top

15

AM

11622 COCA Comedy Club

18

PM

11630 First Photo

18

PM

11628 Kidzrock: Rock Band

20

PM

11629 Things That Go Zoom

23

AM

11615 Broadway Blockbusters

26

AM

11618 Intro to Digital Playground

31

AM

11617 Photography

33

AM

11616 Simply Silly Inventions

34

PM

11625 Sketch Comedy

34

Full Day

11843 Ballet Studio* (JUL 9–20) 25

AM

11621 Tesseract Travels

PM

11631 Intermediate Digital Playground 38

Full Day

11418 Youth Musical: Mary Poppins** 41

Full Day

11623 Culinary Network

3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10

8–10 8–10 8–10 9–13

11–13

11–13

11–15 12–18

INTENSIVE Full Day

3–5

3–5 4–5

time

p

41

43

11624 Voice Intensive 2: The Singing Artist 47

JULY 16–20 ages

title

code

6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13 12–18

ages

time

code

3–5

AM

11659 Dragon’s Lair

10

AM

11658 Ponyville Adventure

12

PM

11677 Magic Carpet

14

PM

11676 Popstar Superstar

14

Full Day

11665 Lullaby of Broadway

20

AM

11655 Legomation Basics

20

AM

11654 Perfect Pitch

21

AM

11656 Where’s My Super Suit?

24

PM

11671 Animation

16

PM

11670 Draw, Paint, Print

18

PM

11668 Hip-Hop Basics

19

PM

11669 Jewelry Jazz

19

Full Day

11666 Musical Theatre: Double Play

32

AM

11663 Dierberg’s Market Cooking Adventure 27

AM

11662 Drawing Manga

28

AM

11660 Impressionist Inspiration

31

AM

11661 Whiteboard Animation

35

PM

11675 Sweetology: Cake Decorating

35

PM

11672 Actor’s Workshop

25

PM

11673 Ice Cream Camp

30

Full Day

11667 Action Movie

36

Full Day

11664 Passport Asia

40

PM

11674 Selfie

40

AM

11657 Fundamentals of Hip-Hop

43

PM

11678 Creative Problem Solvers

43

11910 Fashion Intensive

46

3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13

p

AM

11634 Pet Parade

11

AM

11633 Spellbound

12

PM

11647 Cooking Up a Tale

13

p

11643 Voice Intensive 1: Acting the Song 47

JULY 23–27

11–13 title

title

12–18 12–18

INTENSIVE Full Day

title

p

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U. CITY CAMPS PLANNING GRID

JULY 2–6


U. CITY CAMPS PLANNING GRID

JULY 30–AUGUST 3 ages

time

code

3–5

AM AM

3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13 12–18

12–18 12–18

AUGUST 13–17 p

ages

time

code

11683 Unicorn Adventures

12

3–5

AM

11727 Cookie Monster

10

11684 Wild Things at COCA

12

AM

11728 Jungle Jammin’

10

PM

11700 Artist Within

13

PM

11738 It’s Showtime

13

PM

11699 Ninja Moves

14

PM

11737 Magical Music Makers

14

Full Day

11681 Pop Divas

21

Full Day

11731 Sing, Dance, Act

22

AM

11688 Circus Circus

17

AM

11726 Draw, Paint, Print

18

AM

11680 Little Dancers

20

AM

11725 First Act

18

AM

11682 Paintball Pollock

21

PM

11739 Legomation Basics

20

PM

11693 Give Me Goosebumps

19

Full Day

11732 Sci-Fi Movie

34

PM

11692 Move It

20

AM

11729 Legomation

32

AM

11686 Legomation Music Video

32

AM

11724 Musical Theatre Moves

32

AM

11685 Villainous Versions

35

PM

11736 Art Studio

25

AM

11687 Zombie Crawl

35

PM

11734 Broadway Blockbusters

26

PM

11698 Camera Acting

26

PM

11735 Snickety Scenes

34

PM

11694 Chocolate Factory

26

Full Day

11733 Fashion Challenge

37

PM

11696 Discover Da Vinci

28

AM

11730 Acting for the Camera

36

PM

11695 Fundamentals of Stage Combat 29

PM

11740 Cupcakes & Trifles

37

PM

11697 Hello Dali

Full Day

11690 Open Musical: The Little Mermaid 40

AM

11689 Decked Out Donuts

37

PM

11701 Circus Explorer

36

Full Day

11691 Songwriting & Recording

44

AM

11679 Screenwriting

44

PM

11702 Cinematography

42

AUGUST 6–10

title

ages

time

code

3–5

AM

11709 May the Force Be With You

11

AM

11708 Perfectly Powerful Princesses

11

PM

11720 Vamanos

15

PM

11719 Zip, Chug, Zoom

16

Full Day

11711 Passport Latin America

21

AM

11706 Perfect Pitch

21

AM

11707 Where in the World

24

PM

11718 Balloons, Bubbles and Juggling 16

PM

11717 iPad Movie Basics

19

PM

11716 Pop Nation

22

Full Day

11713 New York Minute

32

AM

11704 Health Moves

30

AM

11705 iPad Movie Making

31

AM

11703 Rock the House

33

PM

11722 Architect Explorer

25

PM

11721 DC vs Marvel

27

PM

11723 Upcycled Jewelry

35

Full Day

11714 The Upside Down

44

AM

11710 About Face: Prosthetics & Latex 42

3–5

4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

12–18 12–18 12–18

PM

INTENSIVE Full Day

title

30

p

11715 Scene Study

44

11712 Studio Art Intensive: Zines

46

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3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

8–10

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13

title

p


ages

time

code

6–7

Full Day AM

6–7 6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 12–18

12–18

JULY 23–27 p

ages

time

code

11746 Broadway Magic

17

6–7

AM

11822 Hip-Hop Basics

19

11750 Circus Circus

17

AM

11821 The Sorting Hat

23

PM

11751 Third Dimesion

24

PM

11831 First Photo

18

Full Day

11745 Hogwarts Journey Continues

30

PM

11830 Legomation Basics

20

AM

11748 Art of Stage Makeup

25

Full Day

11834 New York Minute

32

AM

11747 Stop Motion Video

34

AM

11825 Digital Photography

28

PM

11753 Circus COCA

26

AM

11827 Drawing & Painting Technique

28

PM

11752 Drawing Manga

28

AM

11826 Sew Made Over

34

Full Day

11744 Fashion Challenge

37

PM

11828 Pottery Wheel Intro

33

AM

11749 Creating Manga

37

PM

11829 Snickety Scenes

34

PM

11754 Stop Motion Video

40

Full Day

11835 Dumbledore’s Army

37

PM

11755 Upcycled Jewelry

41

AM

11823 Legomation Movie Trailers

39

Full Day

11742 Actor’s Studio

42

AM

11824 Rock & Roll Printmaking

40

Full Day

11743 Clay Studio: Wheel & Handbuilding 42

PM

11832 Fashion for Decades

38

PM

11833 Hip-Hop

38

Full Day

11836 Painting Studio

45

JULY 16–20

title

code

6–7

AM

11811 iPad Movie Basics

19

AM

11812 Move It

20

PM

11815 Cartooning Character Creations 17

PM

11814 First Act

18

Full Day

11806 Fashion Design

28

AM

11808 Actor’s Workshop

25

AM

11809 Harry Pottery

29

PM

11818 Dance, Dance, Dance

27

PM

11817 iPad Movie Making

31

PM

11816 Tesseract Travels

35

Full Day

11807 Artist’s Toolbox

36

AM

11810 Tesseract Travels

41

AM

11820 Harry Pottery

38

AM

11813 Manga for Teens

43

PM

11819 About Face: Prosthetics & Latex 42

Full Day

11805 Hogwarts Worldwide Wizard Tourn. 45

6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13 12–18 12–18

14–18

6–7

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10

11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 14–18

time

6–7

6–7

11–13

ages

6–7

6–7

title

title

p

p

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WESTMINSTER CAMPS PLANNING GRID

JULY 9–13


AGES 3 TO 5

COOKIE MONSTER

FAIRYLAND

books such as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Maisy Makes Gingerbread and Fortune Cookie Fortunes, we read, create art projects and bake different kinds of cookies each day. Lessons include simple food preparation with an emphasis on skills such as measuring, mixing and decorating. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

dust and come along as we create our own magical fairy land. We read about and get to know familiar fairy characters such as Tinker Bell, the Fairy Godmother and the Blue Fairy. Then, we invent brand new fairy creatures and build wings, wands and flower necklaces to bring them to life in our own fairy dance.

3 TO 5 Inspired by popular children’s

BAD BUNNY

3 TO 5 Hop into Mr. McGregor’s

garden with your favorite misbehaving bunny to explore the favorite tales of Peter Rabbit. We read and act out stories; create both original and imagined characters; make watercolor art inspired by our stories and even plant vegetables to enjoy a future garden of our own. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA–U. City MORNING 11412 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

BEDTIME STORIES

3 TO 5 We celebrate some of our

favorite children’s authors including Eric Carle and Maurice Sendak, then ask our young bookworms to suggest some books of their own. Each day campers read a book (or two) together, then explore the story through creative drama, movement and visual art. Camp ends with a pajama party with treats, lots of stories and the opportunity to share our favorite explorations with family and friends.

3 TO 5 Sprinkle yourself with pixie

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11564 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $124.00

COCA-U. City MORNING 11727 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165.00

GLOBETROTTERS

DRAGON’S LAIR

3 TO 5 Return to “Once Upon a

Time,” a time of castles, knights and most importantly, dragons. We create our own shining armor, princess hats and dragon masks. We read about favorite dragons in books such as, Me and My Dragon, Waking Dragons and Dragons Love Tacos as we imagine and put together our own legends and train for imaginary dragon battles. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11659 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

3 TO 5 Send your child on a trip

around the world! We “travel” to a variety of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America where we create artwork, drama and dance inspired by the cultures we visit. No need to bring a passport—we create our own! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11563 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $124.00

JUNGLE JAMMIN’

3 TO 5 Join us on a musical

jungle journey! We make our own percussion instruments and create a drum circle; dance like lions, birds, gorillas and hippopotamuses; read and tell lively jungle stories and use items we gather outdoors (even raindrops) for our creative art projects!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11619 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

COCA-U. City MORNING 11728 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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3 TO 5 Young rockers sing, dance,

explore visual art and play real instruments in this camp provided in partnership with Dave Simon’s Rock School. We touch on basic musical concepts such as rhythm, harmony and tempo as campers have the opportunity to play miniature instruments, learn “back up” dance steps and create invitations and T-shirts. Camp ends with a concert for family and friends. All instruments provided by Dave Simon’s Rock School.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City MORNING 11466 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11620 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

LET IT GO, LET IT SNOW

3 TO 5 Cool off from the heat with

some frozen winter fun. Campers are inspired by their favorite movies as they sing and dance, create “snow” sculptures and decorate winter capes. Through storytelling, creative play and visual art activities, campers explore and inhabit characters like Elsa and Olaf and create our own characters to add to the fun! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11527 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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3 TO 5 From Mulan to Merida,

princesses these days are anything but delicate flowers. Today’s princesses are strong and smart. In this camp, we explore these and other brave princess stories through drama, movement and art. Camp ends with storytelling for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

MADCAP MINIONS

3 TO 5 Pwede na? (Can we start

now?) High-energy campers enjoy making mischief, going on adventures and dancing to playful tunes. We create goggles and gadgets and come up with our very own distinct characters to embark upon adventures big and small. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11526 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

3 TO 5 Young space travelers explore

elements of the Star Wars legends through children’s books like Good Night Darth Vader, A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy and Star Wars: Heroes, then create their own Jedi, aliens, clones, creatures and stories through art, movement and drama. Expand your imagination into a galaxy far, far away!

COCA-U. City MORNING 11708 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

PET PARADE

3 TO 5 Is your child a pet lover or

future veterinarian? Through stories, books, songs, movement and art, we explore traditional, non-traditional and even make-believe pets. We look at famous pets throughout history and in our favorite movies to inspire our own pet “characters,” making masks, “self” pet-portraits, habitats and toys for them. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11634 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City MORNING 11709 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

All children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA.

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PERFECTLY POWERFUL PRINCESSES

KIDZROCK: ROCK TOTS


AGES 3 TO 5

PONYVILLE ADVENTURE 3 TO 5 Explore your favorite little

ponies such as Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie or create your own pony identity through visual art projects and creative drama. We draw, paint with watercolors and sculpt. Then, we use our original and familiar characters to create an exciting adventure focusing on the magic of friendship. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11658 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

SPELLBOUND

3 TO 5 Cast a spell for summer fun

with this camp designed for kids who dream of an enchanted world. We read and create stories of magical adventures and creatures, write messages in invisible ink and make magic wands. We even learn some spellbinding songs to share with family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11633 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

SUPERSONIC SUPERHEROES

3 TO 5 Campers use the exciting

adventures of Superman, Batman, Mr. Incredible and Spider-Man to inspire their own superhero identities. We create capes, masks and special superhero gadgets, move like superheroes that fly through the air, stick to the ceiling, walk through walls and imagine stories about the heroes’ everyday lives. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11351 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

UNICORN ADVENTURES 3 TO 5 Campers go on a sparkly,

magical adventure in this camp for children who dream of unicorns. We create unicorn characters, “selfportraits” and masks. Inspired by a range of unicorn books, we create our own collective story. Camp ends with storytelling for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City

MORNING

11352 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11683 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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WILD THINGS AT COCA

3 TO 5 Ready for a wildly creative

adventure? Using the classic Maurice Sendak story as a jumping off point, we explore both real and imaginary creatures and places through storytelling, visual art and creative drama. Our imaginations are free to roam to distant lands where we paint wild thing masks, build a boat and take a journey. Let the wild rumpus begin! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11684 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00


COOKIE MONSTER

celebrate creativity like Ish, The Dot and Giraffes Can’t Dance. Then, discover the artist that lives inside all of us! Using dance, vocal music and drama, we unleash our creative powers and express big ideas for a brighter tomorrow.

books like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Maisy Makes Gingerbread and Fortune Cookie Fortunes, we read, create art projects and bake different kinds of cookies each day. Lessons include simple food preparation with an emphasis on skills such as measuring, mixing and decorating. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

4 TO 5 Get inspired by books that

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11700 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

BALLET STORIES

4 TO 5 Explore some of the world’s

best-loved ballets using movement, art, books and stories. We learn simple ballet steps to classic ballet music such as Coppelia, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty and get inspired to make simple costumes, art projects and props related to our favorite ballet stories. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11587 JUL 2-6 | 12:15-3:00PM $124.00

CANDYLAND

4 TO 5 Join us on an adventure

through Molasses Swamp and the Gumdrop Mountains to Candy Castle in this camp inspired by the beloved game. Campers create their own characters, stories and lands to explore while we make mosaics, gingerbread houses and masks decorated with candy. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

4 TO 5 Inspired by popular children’s

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11557 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $165.00

COOKING UP A TALE

4 TO 5 In this camp, we read favorite

stories like If You Give a Mouse a Muffin, Stone Soup or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Then we create artwork, drama and food related to each story. Each day includes simple food preparation with an emphasis on basic kitchen skills such as measuring, mixing, baking and, of course, helping clean up. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11647 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $165.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11431 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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AGES 4 TO 5

ARTIST WITHIN

All children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA.

HARD HAT HERO

4 TO 5 Let’s build! Campers enjoy

building and demolishing in this construction camp. We read and respond to books like A Year at a Construction Site and Building a House, sing “Johnny Pounds with One Hammer,” chant “Cement Mixer” and explore many arts activities such as paper bag houses and sandpaper rubbings. Along the way, we look at and sort tools, practice measuring and learn about the shapes in buildings all around us! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11585 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $124.00

IT’S SHOWTIME

4 TO 5 Is your child a budding

Broadway star? We take music and songs from some of Broadway’s most beloved musicals such as Peter Pan, Annie and The Little Mermaid, then add dance, movement and our own visual art creations. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11738 AUG 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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MAGICAL MUSIC MAKERS

NINJA MOVES

world of music listening, singing songs and moving to the beat. Each day we listen to a short classical piece by composers like Strauss, Tchaikovsky or Saint Saens. We play rhythm instruments like the West African Djembe or shekere and the Mexican guiro. In the art room, we craft our own unique drums, rain sticks and other instruments using everyday items. Through song, sound and movement, we discover music really is all around us. Let the music begin!

kick out of exploring all things ninja. We read books like The Boy Who Cried Ninja, Ninja, Ninja Never Stop and Three Ninja Pigs, then create our own versions through dramatic play. Campers decipher codes and create ninja stars and masks. We even practice ninja moves and “train” on our obstacle course to ready ourselves for battles yet to come.

4 TO 5 Campers enter the magical

JURASSIC ART

4 TO 5 Calling all preschool

paleontologists! Join us for brontosaurus building, diplodocus dancing, stegosaurus sculpture and ankylosaur acting. We create our own fossils and dino art as well as read, tell and imagine stories about our favorite dinosaurs. Come explore the Jurassic period and create some pre-historic fun. Don’t forget to bring your imagination! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11558 JUN 25-29 | 12:15-3:00PM $155.00

MAGIC CARPET

4 TO 5 Hop on the magic carpet

and fly with COCA to explore our whole new world! Be sure and pack your imagination as we use creative drama, visual art and movement to explore clouds, weather and bird life; look at a variety of countries and cultures and even “swim” through oceans and coral reefs to explore the sea. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11677 JUL 23-27 | 12:15-3:00PM $155.00

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4 TO 5 High-energy campers get a

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11699 JUL 30-AUG 3 | 12:15-3:00PM $155.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11737 AUG 13-17 | 12:15-3:00PM $155.00

POPSTAR SUPERSTAR

MORE THAN A BOX

4 TO 5 Boats...cities...castles...

spaceships...even characters! There is nothing we can’t make from a giant cardboard box, a lot of cool art materials and our imagination. Campers build large-scale projects then animate them through storytelling, creative drama and movement. Discover the huge range of possibilities in this imaginative camp. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11626 JUL 9-13 | 12:15-3:00PM $155.00

4 TO 5 We celebrate each child’s

uniqueness and superstar potential through movement, drama, vocal music and art and by reading books like Incredible You! Our superstar preschoolers creatively combine family-friendly pop vocals and movement with fun props. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11676 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00


VAMANOS

lion tamers and acrobats! Campers enjoy tumbling, balancing, swinging and learning circus skills like ring juggling and feather balancing. This circus-themed camp combines movement with fun visual arts activities. We create circus art and masks using paint, sculpture, clay and collage. Camp ends with a circus extravaganza for family and friends.

like Dora and Boots and create their own backyard adventure! We decorate backpacks, create maps, solve mazes and go on a scavenger hunt. Along the way, we learn some Spanish phrases and sing “We Did It.” Camp ends by going on a final adventure with family and friends.

4 TO 5 Calling all tightrope walkers,

SENSATIONAL SEUSS 4 TO 5 Explore the “wiggled

roads” and “weird wildish space” of Dr. Seuss in this camp all about possibilities! Campers engage in preposterous pretend play as we inhabit characters like the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant. Create vivid visual art projects that capture the spirit of Seuss’ colorful world. We even create our own Seusserific tale! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11648 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

SPACE ODESSEY

4 TO 5 Come explore the galaxy

as we read, imagine and tell stories about faraway places. We create alien and astronaut characters and a spaceship to take us on journeys through the universe. We even build reflective space hats to communicate with friends in faraway places. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11501 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11627 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

UNDER THE SEA

4 TO 5 Explore the marvels of the

ocean floor as we sing like Ariel. Using visual art activities, drama and movement, we create a world of starfish, imaginative sea creatures, coral reefs and other watery wonders. We might even meet our favorite mermaid or Bubble Guppy fish— anything is possible when we use our imaginations! So, let’s put on our water wings and jump into fun.

4 TO 5 Campers become explorers

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11720 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

ZIP, CHUG, ZOOM

4 TO 5 All aboard this camp

designed to constructively channel the energy and imagination of those who love cars, trucks, trains and planes. Using paint, clay, boxes, tape and more, we enjoy making things that go! Children explore songs, movement and drama to get those wheels spinning! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11719 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11362 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11361 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

PLEASE NOTE:

All children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA.

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AGES 6 TO 7

AFRICAN BEATS

BEST OF BROADWAY

in a high-energy, fun-filled week in which we learn the about the cultures of West Africa through traditional West African dance, Djembe drumming, storytelling, African mask making and other arts activities. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

being on stage in their favorite Broadway musical? Campers work on songs and dances from familyfriendly Broadway musicals such as The Lion King and Honk. Campers create a storyline linking the selected songs and work on their acting skills as we rehearse the show we have created. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

6 TO 7 Young campers are engaged

6 TO 7 Does your child dream of

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11435 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

ANIMATION

BALLOONS, BUBBLES & JUGGLING

small groups to write a short scene, create original hand-drawn cells, photograph the images, and edit them together with a soundtrack to create a short, straightforward animation. Campers receive a copy of the animated shorts. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

balloon animals and engineer complex balloon sculptures. We create unbelievably giant bubbles and design beautiful bubble art. Campers learn the principals of juggling two, three or even four objects. We even create our own juggling balls to practice with in the future!

6 TO 7 Campers collaborate in

6 TO 7 Campers learn to “twist”

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11671 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11718 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

ARCHITECTURE BASICS

BATMAN & BEYOND

buildings and loves to try to figure things out, working with an architect on the basics of design might be just the thing! We identify the materials and geometry found in architecture, and we discover how big buildings are really made up of smaller parts. Then, we explore how it all comes together through drawings and model making.

superhero movie to come out? Let’s create it ourselves! Campers explore the exciting stories and powers of superheroes like Batman, SpiderMan, Wonder Woman, Flash and Superman to create sets, costumes and visual art pieces. We use these famous characters as inspiration to create superhero (or supervillain) identities of our own. Then, we weave our characters together to bring to life a new superhero universe. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

6 TO 7 If your child is curious about

COCA-U. City MORNING 11350 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

6 TO 7 Can’t wait for the next

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11358 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 16 | 2018 Summer Camps Guide

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11541 JUN 25–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS

6 TO 7 Learn familiar songs from

some of Broadway’s biggest hits! Develop vocal technique and gain confidence as a performer while staging songs through simple movement and the use of props. Campers explore material from shows such as The Wiz and The Lion King. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11357 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11464 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00


6 TO 7 There’s always magic on

Broadway-literally! Campers learn songs and dances from a selection of family-friendly musicals with magical themes such as Cinderella, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and Aladdin, then imaginatively put them together in a magical musical revue. We create scenery and props. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11480 JUN 18–22 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11746 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

CALDER CREATIONS

6 TO 7 Campers explore the world

of balance, shape, color and design as we construct moving sculptures. Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, these young artists use paper, wire, beads and cardboard to create unique suspended mobiles and balanced standing sculptures. These unique art pieces “dance” in air currents and wind.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11560 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $124.00

CARTOONING CHARACTER CREATIONS

AGES 6 TO 7

BROADWAY MAGIC

6 TO 7 Campers uncover the range

of comic book genres as we design original cartoon characters and place them in our own comic strips. Learn how to strengthen your drawing skills as we work on facial expressions and poses. Develop crazy critters and magnificent monsters, super-villains and heroes. Then, we pull them together in stories to create our own comic strips and books.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11494 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11815 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

CIRCUS CIRCUS

6 TO 7 Circus professionals lead

athletic campers as we practice tumbling and trampoline; work on stilt walking, rola bola and rolling globe; and explore tightrope walking, juggling, spinning plates, balancing peacock feathers, diablo, flower sticks and clowning skills. Camp ends with a circus extravaganza for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11646 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11688 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11750 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

CLASS CLOWN

6 TO 7 The lessons of this camp span

the worlds of magic, circus, comedy, science and gags. Campers learn many impromptu skills such as how to make a catapult out of a spoon, how to balance a sheet of newspaper on your nose, make a paperclip float, a Mentos geyser and much more. This is the perfect camp for the future class clown or anyone who loves to be just a little bit silly.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11463 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

CLONES, ALIENS & JEDI

6 TO 7 Engage the hyperdrive and

make the creative jump! Campers explore the elements of the Star Wars universe. We create our own characters—be they clones, aliens or Jedi—to create a collective story from our own imaginations. Campers create backdrops and props to support our story. May the force be with us! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11524 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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COCA COMEDY CLUB

FIRST PHOTO

theatre games, campers develop original, funny characters and scenes. We explore a variety of conventions used to spark ideas and create popular comic skits, scenes and bits. Camp ends with a “cabaret-style” performance for family and friends.

basics as we experiment with photographing nature, architecture, still life creations and people. We learn how to use composition, light and shadow and point of view to communicate ideas. We have lots of fun learning how to photograph family, friends and the world around us! Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

6 TO 7 Through improvisation and

6 TO 7 Campers learn photography

COCA-U. City MORNING 11622 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

COLORFUL WORLD

6 TO 7 We discover the world of

visual art through an exploration of color. Campers use observed and imaginative palettes as we draw and paint, create prints and build sculpture with a focus on dazzling hues. We encounter great artists throughout history who used color in surprising and amazing ways while creating works in all the colors of the rainbow.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11595 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $124.00

DRAW, PAINT, PRINT

6 TO 7 Campers draw, paint and

print using diverse materials and techniques. We explore each of these disciplines while looking to master artists as inspiration for their work. We create several pieces of art in each area—drawing, painting and printmaking—adding imagination and creativity to make our own personal masterpieces.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11670 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11726 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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FASHION FIRST

6 TO 7 Campers create or embellish

fashion and accessories in this fashion camp. Campers learn fabric painting, cutting, tying and beading techniques, then use these skills to make and decorate items such as headbands, T-shirts and bags. Some basic sewing and no-sew techniques are explored.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11410 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

FIRST ACT

6 TO 7 Campers work on the basics

of plot and characterization as we improvise short scenes based on classic stories, fairy tales and current pop culture. We formalize some of our best ideas into short written scenes to refine, revise and rehearse. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11725 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11814 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11630 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11831 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

GALACTIC REBEL

6 TO 7 Climb aboard the freighter

starship Ghost and travel to the planet Lothel to take on the Galactic Forces. Along the way, you decide: Are you a Freedom Fighter or part of the Imperial Force? Explore classic characters or create your own as we plan an epic operation to restore the Jedi Forces! We create backdrops and props to help us tell our tales. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11409 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00


IPAD MOVIE BASICS

energy group choreography using hip-hop dance elements such as breakdancing and pop locking. We also explore the element of freestyle, create a hip-hop “crew” name and design a T-shirt. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

explore the world of iPad movie making as we collaboratively plan, direct, perform in, shoot and edit a simple, short digital video using only the video capacity, tools and apps on an iPad. Campers receive access to the video shorts developed in the camp. iPads are provided by COCA. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

6 TO 7 Aspiring dancers learn high-

COCA-U. City MORNING 11523 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

GIVE ME GOOSEBUMPS

6 TO 7 If your child loves haunted

houses, sticky swamps and werewolves, then they will howl with delight at this camp, where we use R. L. Stine’s books as a jumping off point for drama. Campers create a spooky script, build scenery and props and polish their acting skills for a creepy play that’s sure to give goosebumps! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11693 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

GO VAN GOGH

6 TO 7 From Van Gogh to

Miro, master artists can provide tremendous inspiration to help young artists explore new mediums, styles and subject matter for their own work. Each day, campers learn about a different artist as we look at our own artwork, then create work inspired by the artist’s life, artistic technique, medium or subject matter.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11668 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11822 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

ICE CREAM CAMP

6 TO 7 What is better on a hot

summer day than your favorite ice cream treat? How about learning to make your own? Campers spend each day with COCA’s culinary instructor learning how to make some of the most popular summer treats, from their favorite flavor of ice cream to warm brownie sundaes with hot fudge. Along the way we learn about kitchen safety and practice basic cooking skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

6 TO 7 Aspiring young filmmakers

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11360 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11717 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 Westminster MORNING 11811 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

JEWELRY JAZZ

6 TO 7 In this camp, we jazz up our

summer and back-to-school looks with jewelry designed and created by us! We create brightly colored clay beads to use in necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. We also learn to work with jewelry wire, beads and even incorporate fabric and found materials into our creations.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11669 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11437 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11556 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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HIP-HOP BASICS


AGES 6 TO 7

LEGOMATION BASICS

LULLABY OF BROADWAY

camp is their chance to bring Legos to life! We work in groups to develop simple storyboards, stage the building blocks and learn how to use stop motion animation techniques as we shoot footage to develop into a short film. Campers receive access to all films produced in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

the world of musical theatre while working on vocal technique, choral singing, dance, character creation and stage presence. We explore some of the most popular production numbers from family favorite musicals such as Aladdin, Seussical and The Little Mermaid. Campers weave these fun songs into a story that is uniquely theirs. Camp ends with a musical revue for family and friends.

6 TO 7 If your child loves Legos, this

KIDZROCK: ROCK BAND 6 TO 7 Campers will sing, dance,

explore visual art and play instruments in this camp provided in partnership with Dave Simon’s Rock School. This camp touches on musical concepts such as rhythm, harmony, tempo, bass line and dynamics as campers have the opportunity to play child-sized instruments (drums, keyboard and electric guitars). We also learn some back up dance routines and create a band name, poster and T-shirts for our final performance. Dave Simon’s Rock School developed Kidzrock as an opportunity for young children to learn the basics of music and experience the thrill of playing in a real rock band. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. All instruments provided by Dave Simon’s Rock School. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11489 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11628 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

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COCA-U. City MORNING 11655 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11739 AUG 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11830 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

LITTLE DANCERS

6 TO 7 Explore some of the world’s

best-loved ballets using movement, art and stories. Learn ballet steps to classic ballet music such as Coppelia, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Get inspired and create art projects and props related to favorite story ballets. By the end of the week, every camper will be a little dancer. Campers should attend with ballet shoes. No additional dress code and no previous experience required.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11680 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

6 TO 7 Young performers explore

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11665 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

MOVE IT

6 TO 7 Designed for kids who like to

move but haven’t had much dance experience, this camp introduces basic jazz and hip-hop moves, rhythm and musicality, plus creates fun and lively choreography to popular music. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11348 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11645 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11692 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11812 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00


6 TO 8 This camp is designed

to explore instrumental music through fun, interactive activities while introducing string instruments to early learners. The session includes guitar, fiddle fun and rhythm work with “boom whackers.” All instruments are provided. Presented in collaboration with Gateway Music Outreach.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11554 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

ONE MINUTE MOVIE

6 TO 7 Love the super short films

made popular by YouTube? Campers cooperatively plan, direct, stage, shoot and edit a very short digital video film using other campers as performers. We may choose to create parodies, commercials or minidocumentaries. Campers receive a copy of the films created in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11562 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $140.00

PAINTBALL POLLOCK

6 TO 7 Adventurous artists practice

splatter techniques, paint tinted bubbles and even kid-friendly paintball guns to create fabulous outdoor art in the spirit of Jackson Pollock. We dress to make a mess as we unleash creative energy to create colorful abstract art. Campers wear safety goggles while using any equipment.

PASSPORT LATIN AMERICA

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD

art and food from Latin America. Campers enjoy spending time in the kitchen creating dishes from Mexico as well as Central and South American countries. We also explore the rich fine arts traditions of the region and create artwork inspired by Frieda Kahlo, Diego Rivera and contemporary muralists. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

playful experience to be had in any kitchen! Create favorites like pasta and the world’s best homemade brownies. Then, campers get their hands dirty as we create food sculptures and food art! Campers personalize aprons, create recipe cards, learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

6 TO 7 Join us for a sampling of

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11711 AUG 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290.00

PERFECT PITCH

6 TO 7 Young singers practice

vocal music techniques such as breath control, posture and vocal expression. Each camper sings his or her choice of family-friendly music into a microphone. Campers sing featured solos and blend their voices in energetic group numbers. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11654 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11706 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

6 TO 7 Join us for the most creative,

COCA-U. City MORNING 11349 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

POP DIVAS

6 TO 7 Singers work on vocal

technique and performance skills in this pop music camp. We learn to sing with expression and confidence while working on posture, vocal production and breathing. Then, we create fashion accessories to wear when we perform. Whether your camper is a fan of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus or Lady Gaga—their favorite pop diva knows how to accessorize and so will we! Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11681 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

COCA-U. City MORNING 11682 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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MUSIC MAKERS


AGES 6 TO 7

POP NATION

SPIES & SECRET AGENTS

introduction to dance is perfect for campers interested in sampling moves and choreography inspired by current and classic pop music videos. COCA’s dance faculty gets campers moving to age-appropriate favorites like “Thriller” and “Shake It Off.” Bring your own dance shoes or clean, new sneakers. No previous dance experience is necessary.

are sleuths solving a COCA mystery. Then, we turn the tables as we create and stage our own secret agent story. We build spy gadgets and create clever stories of espionage. Camp ends with a COCA-wide scavenger hunt with family and friends.

6 TO 7 This fun and lively

COCA-U. City MORNING 11559 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $124.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11716 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

SEW MADE OVER

6 TO 7 Campers learn to sew by

hand and on a machine as we work on wall hangings, pillows and blankets. We explore elements of texture and color as we envision and design our own fabric creations to decorate our rooms. Then we dye, sew and embellish our creations to make unique items.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11636 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

6 TO 7 In this camp, we pretend we

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

SHAKE & BAKE

6 TO 7 Campers learn to make

healthy versions of some of their favorite snack foods in COCA’s kitchen classroom. Then, we get out on the dance floor with one of COCA’s dance instructors to learn fitness routines based in hip-hop and jazz. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

6 TO 7 If your child has a sweet

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

tooth, then this camp is a dream come true. Campers learn to create and decorate cakes and cookies, as well as make chocolate mousse and popsicles, all while practicing kitchen safety and reinforcing basic cooking skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11597 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $148.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11493 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00

SING, DANCE, ACT

6 TO 7 Energetic campers are sure

to have fun while enhancing their singing, dancing and acting skills. Each day, we explore and practice all three arts disciplines as we work together to collaboratively create a mini-production. Camp culminates in a musical revue from popular, familyfriendly musicals including You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Annie. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11731 AUG 13–17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00 22 | 2018 Summer Camps Guide

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11593 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $124.00


THE ART OF TA DA

your favorite musicals as you develop vocal technique and gain confidence in group performance. Campers explore material from shows like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz and put it together with some simple show choir movement to share on the final day. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

of clowning, juggling, magic and entertainment as we discover the joy of performing. Campers learn hilarious routines and mysterious sleights of hand that are sure to bring a standing ovation. Along the way, we practice performance techniques such as articulation, projection and, of course, comic timing. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

6 TO 7 Learn songs from some of

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City MORNING 11637 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

6 TO 7 Campers learn the principals

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11555 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

THE SORTING HAT

6 TO 7 Where would the Sorting

SUMMER CHEF

6 TO 7 Campers learn to create

favorite summertime treats like ice cream, lemonade and spaghetti with homemade sauce from fresh garden tomatoes. Campers personalize kitchen aprons, create recipe cards, learn about kitchen safety and practice basic skills like measuring and following directions. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11411 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

AGES 6 TO 7

STAR SINGER

Hat send your camper? Campers enter the world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter as we discover whether we belong in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. We imagine our own student, professor and fantastical creature characters to populate an imaginary wizard school. We create wands, masks and backdrops to perform their tribute to the world of magic. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

THINGS THAT GO ZOOM 6 TO 7 We discover the many

varieties of 3D sculpture and motion in this camp. Campers learn about the artistry and physics of kinetic sculptures by creating pieces that float, fly, roll or “go zoom.” We start with a variety of media including cardboard, clay and wire, then power our creations with motors, wind, weight and our imaginations.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11629 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City MORNING 11635 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11821 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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THIRD DIMENSION

WHERE’S MY SUPER SUIT?

small groups, campers explore clay, paper maché, tape, wire and even 3D knitting as a sculptural medium. We imagine, design and build our own structures. We practice both additive and subtractive techniques for creating the “third dimension.”

with secret identities like ElastiGirl, Superman, Batman and Frozone. We then use these famous characters as inspiration to create superheroes, supervillians and secret identities of our own. We create gadgets and disguises, go on a secret mission/ scavenger hunt and create a final story. Camp ends with a storytelling for family and friends.

6 TO 7 Working individually and in

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11436 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11751 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

WHERE IN THE WORLD

6 TO 7 Campers find themselves

in a different country each day, uncovering the cultural clues to determine where in the world we are! We dance, draw, sculpt, sing and learn some basic language skills as we travel around our mysterious globe and explore the arts from different cultures. Where will we be? China? Iceland? Guatemala? Just wait and see!

6 TO 7 Campers explore superheroes

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City MORNING 11656 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

YOUNG ARTIST STUDIO 6 TO 7 Drawing, painting,

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

printmaking and sculpture are all included in this camp. Although the emphasis is on enjoying the creative process, we also explore the basics of art structure such as line, shape, value, texture, pattern, space and color. Young artists get inspired by Michelangelo, Monet, van Gogh and more, then paint, sculpt and draw, adding imagination and a ton of creativity as we make our own personal masterpieces.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11707 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11359 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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YOUNG ILLUSTRATOR

6 TO 7 Young illustrators explore the

vastly different illustration styles in popular children’s books by Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle and Lane Smith, using them as a jumping off point to create illustrations of their own! Campers create art in watercolor, ink, tempera, collage and chalk inspired by their favorite stories. We learn about the role of the illustrator as we create artwork that tells a story.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11525 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00


ART STUDIO

performers through all the steps of acting in a theatre production. Campers develop an understanding of the audition and casting process, gain insight into read-throughs, learn how to notate and remember blocking and use theatre games to better understand character development and relationships. Then, we memorize short scenes, build simple props, scenery and costumes and polish our performance. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

fundamentals of fine art—line, value, shape, color, texture, balance—as we practice drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. This class focuses on individual growth as well as collaborative projects as campers experiment with different media. Campers have the opportunity to view, discuss and creatively respond to exhibitions in The Millstone Gallery at COCA.

8 TO 10 COCA theatre artists guide

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11672 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11808 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

ARCHITECT EXPLORER 8 TO 10 If your child has ever

wondered why houses are shaped the way they are or how a building can lean and not fall, this is the camp for them! Working with a professional architect, we learn about space and design as we create simple floor plans and three-dimensional models of the perfect home or building. We gain inspiration to design “outside the box” by looking at some of the most outlandish buildings from around the world before creating our own extreme, dream building.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11722 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

8 TO 10 Campers discover the

ART ATTACK

8 TO 10 Campers take inspiration

from images in pop art for the creative work in this camp. Using artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein as inspiration, we design a personal icon and print it on a T-shirt, create narrative art using comic strips and make unique self-portraits using nontraditional materials and techniques.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11486 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

ART OF STAGE MAKEUP 8 TO 10 Learn stage makeup

techniques artists use to transform actors into different types of characters for film, television, stage performances and haunted houses. We “age” into impossibly old people, create monster and zombie characters, give ourselves animal characteristics and disturb others with our faux injuries. Campers receive a photo record of their transformations.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11354 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11736 AUG 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

BALLET STUDIO

9 TO 13 Classes are divided into

two sections, based on each dancer’s ability. This full-day dance studio includes ballet, modern and character technique classes as well as focus classes on elements within the technique: adagio, allegro, turns and pointe or pre-pointe. Enrichment classes also included on repertoire and variations, ballet history and vocabulary, music for dance, costuming and technical theatre. The studio ends with a performance for family and friends. For participants who have completed COCA levels Beginner 3 through Intermediate 3/4 or who have 3+ years of ballet training. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11843 JUL 9-20 | 9:00AM-3:00PM $515.00

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 11583 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $140.00 Westminster MORNING 11748 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 cocastl.org | 25

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ACTOR’S WORKSHOP


AGES 8 TO 10

BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS

8 TO 10 Let’s learn songs from some

of Broadway’s biggest hits! Co-taught by vocal music and dance instructors, we focus on helping each camper gain confidence as a performer while working in musicality, rhythm, articulation and tone. Campers explore material from shows like The Addams Family, Big and Matilda. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11615 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11734 AUG 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

CAMERA ACTING

8 TO 10 This camp is designed

for young performers looking for practical instruction in acting for the camera. A working actor guides campers through practicing oncamera interviews and monologues, even helping us create a mock commercial. Throughout the camp, we play back our work, gain peer and instructor feedback to “try another take.” Campers receive access to videos of their best on camera work. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11698 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

CAMP AFRICA

CIRCUS COCA

high-energy, fun-filled week in which we learn the about the cultures of West Africa through traditional West African dance, Djembe drumming, storytelling and African mask making. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

athletic campers as we practice tumbling and trampoline; work on stilt walking, rola bola and rolling globe and explore tightrope walking, juggling, spinning plates, balancing peacock feathers, diablo, flower sticks and clowning skills. Camp ends with a circus extravaganza for family and friends.

8 TO 10 Campers are engaged in a

COCA-U. City MORNING 11413 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

CHEESEHEAD

8 TO 10 Cheese-lovers learn classic

and unique recipes featuring our favorite food—including everything from fondue to soufflés, from cheese biscuits to cheese desserts. We even learn to make our own cheese. Then, as part of a small team, budding chefs are challenged to utilize and highlight cheese in the most creative way. Our creations will be judged by family and friends in a cooking competition on the final day of camp. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11569 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $148.00

CHOCOLATE FACTORY

8 TO 10 If your child ever dreamt

of being Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, then this camp is a dream come true. Campers learn to create cake, chocolate mousse, double chocolate ice creams, dips and sauces inspired by the Roald Dahl story while practicing kitchen safety and reinforcing basic cooking skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11694 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00 26 | 2018 Summer Camps Guide

8 TO 10 Circus professionals lead

COCA-U. City MORNING 11522 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11640 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11753 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

CLAYMATION

8 TO 10 Want to learn how they

made The Boxtrolls or Shaun the Sheep? We try it step by step. Working in small teams, we write a short scene, create a corresponding storyboard, build clay characters and a set to bring it all to life through the video art of claymation! Camp ends with a screening of the new work for family and friends. Campers receive a copy of all the created videos. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11568 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $140.00


8 TO 10 In an epic battle between

COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

8 TO 10 Campers delve into a range of comic book/graphic novel storytelling methods including autobiographical, straight fiction, manga, superhero and crime. From scriptwriting and storyboarding to penciling and inking in every style imaginable, we explore how artists’ creative choices affect the way the story is understood while working on the technical skills of drawing comic panels. Camp ends with an exhibition for family and friends. COCA-U. City MORNING 11469 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

8 TO 10 This is a great introductory

camp for beginning dancers interested in energetic movement. Campers learn dance steps in jazz and hip-hop and work on spacing, rhythm and musicality. We then use what we learn in dynamic choreography. We even develop a few steps of our own to include in our final presented piece. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. No special shoes or dance wear required.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11520 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

superheroes, who would be victorious: a DC or Marvel character? Select a DC character like Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, or Green Lantern OR pick your favorite Marvel character such as Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man or the Hulk. We collaboratively create our own epic story, pitting superhero against superhero, creating a background, props and costume pieces to stage our story. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11353 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11721 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

DEMO CREATION

8 TO 10 Campers work with a

professional songwriter to create lyrics and melodies. Accompaniment on the piano and guitar is provided while other campers sing back-up vocals. We rehearse our songs and record at a recording studio. We also work on graphics for the CDs and a concert T-shirt for future use. Camp ends with a CD release party with family and friends. Field trip included.

DIERBERG’S MARKET COOKING ADVENTURE 8 TO 10 A cooking class in a

grocery store? That’s right! Cooking great food that campers love to eat starts with smart shopping. Countless cuts of meat, fun stuff to bake, super seasonings and more; we learn it all right in the store. Each day, we make our lists, fill up our shopping carts and then cook something incredible; besides, who knows food better than Dierberg’s? *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. This camp takes place offsite at a Dierbergs location. Before and After Care not available. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

Offsite* AFTERNOON 11553 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00 *This camp takes place at Des Peres Dierbergs; 1080 Lindemann Road, St. Louis, MO 63131

Offsite* MORNING 11642 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00 *This camp takes place at Des Peres Dierbergs; 1080 Lindemann Road, St. Louis, MO 63131

Offsite* MORNING 11663 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00 *This camp takes place at West Oak Dierbergs; 11481 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141

COCA-U. City MORNING 11415 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11651 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

Westminster AFTERNOON 11818 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 cocastl.org | 27

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DC VS MARVEL


AGES 8 TO 10

DRAWING & PAINTING TECHNIQUE

8 TO 10 Campers split their week

between exploring technical drawing and painting skills. Projects include portraits, self-portraits, plein-air work, imaginary landscapes and still-life exercises. Campers study composition, point of view and learn to use color expressively. Camp ends with an exhibition for family and friends.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 8 TO 10 In this introduction to

the basics of photography, we photograph people, architecture and nature while learning a variety of techniques to heighten photo quality. Campers are introduced to photo composition, light, shadow and point of view as we explore a variety of photo assignments. Campers receive prints of their favorite photos. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

Westminster MORNING 11825 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

DISCOVER DA VINCI

8 TO 10 Leonardo da Vinci was

an artist, scientist, architect and engineer—but also one of the most incredible inventors in history. Through his drawings and sketches, he invented weapons of war, flying machines, water systems and tools that were all ahead of his time. Using his drawings as inspiration, campers become artists and inventors as we design our own inventions, test our designs and create the innovations for the future!

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11696 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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COCA-U. City MORNING 11414 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11827 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

DRAWING MANGA

8 TO 10 Campers learn the

fundamentals of drawing the popular Manga style used in Pokémon and Astro Boy. We learn how to draw facial expressions and forms while developing our own characters and stories. We frame them or put them together in a story to form a comic book to take home once camp has ended.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11662 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11752 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

FASHION DESIGN

8 TO 10 Campers learn about the

fashion design process through design conceptualization and creating specific ideas for garments. We practice rendering and illustration, learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques and build some simple garments we design ourselves. The possibilities are endless in this exciting fashion camp. Camp ends with a runway presentation for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11363 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11806 JUL 16–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

FASHION MAKEOVER

8 TO 10 We learn to transform plain

white T-shirts, basic skirts and simple garment designs to reflect our personal style using fabric dyeing, batik and beadwork. Add design elements and create accessories using some machine sewing, hand sewing and other decorative techniques. Camp ends with a runway show for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11424 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00


9 TO 10 First Musical is a

wonderful introductory stage experience for aspiring musical theatre performers. Based on Roald Dahl’s timeless story of a world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir and featuring the songs from the original 1971 film, Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdiddlyuptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Campers enrolled in this production-oriented camp spend two weeks of the full-day camp session rehearsing this scripted musical. The show will be performed for family and friends at 7:00 PM on July 14. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11580 JUL 2–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $475.00

FUNDAMENTALS OF HIPHOP 8 TO 10 Beginning through

intermediate level dancers learn high-energy group choreography using hip-hop dance elements such as breakdancing and pop locking. We also explore the element of freestyle, create a hip-hop “crew” name and design a T-shirt. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11567 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $124.00

FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE COMBAT

AGES 8 TO 10

FIRST MUSICAL: WILLY WONKA JR.

8 TO 10 Campers learn about the

theatrical art form of stage combat found in live theatre and film in this introductory camp. With “safety first” as the rule, we learn the basics of stage combat, from punches and sword fights to safe falls and rolls, learning how to integrate them into performances onstage. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11422 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11695 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

GIRL’S ROCK

8 TO 10 Campers are inspired by

their favorite female pop and rock musicians like Arianna Grande, Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift as we select and polish pop music numbers, create and rehearse choreography and even design and sew our own costumes. Camp ends with a rockin’ performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11472 JUN 18–22 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

HARRY POTTERY

8 TO 10 Goblets of fire, cauldrons,

potion bottles and wands are just a few of the objects that can be created in this clay camp for lovers of all things Hogwartian. Campers learn coil, slab and other hand-building techniques to fashion our magical works of art. Clay, wheel and kiln usage included.

Westminster MORNING 11809 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

HAUNTED VIDEO PRODUCTION

8 TO 10 Campers create a spooky

ghost story and capture it all on video! We build the costumes, sets, props and environment to make our own investigative study of the paranormal happenings at COCA and discover haunted theatres and dancing poltergeists to include in our films. Special effects makeup artists demonstrate makeup and special effects. Campers receive access to the films created. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11419 JUN 11–15 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

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HIP-HOP SPEAKS TO KIDS 9 TO 13 Why hip-hop? Campers

investigate the roots, techniques and significance of hip-hop through music, art, dance and literature/poetry. Using improvisation as a writing tool, we create a performance piece as an expression of the theme ”Hip-Hop Speaks to Kids.” Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

HEALTH MOVES

8 TO 10 Create delicious fresh fruit

smoothies and adapt favorite snack recipes into healthier versions to promote good eating choices. Then, get out on the dance floor with one of COCA’s dance instructors and burn fat while building stamina with fitness routines based in hip-hop and jazz. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11704 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

HELLO DALI

8 TO 10 From Dali to Warhol,

campers explore modern art masters and the painting techniques they used. We create masterpieces as we explore a different style of painting each day while making it our own. Campers are encouraged to apply paint like impressionists, see like cubists, create dreams like surrealists and, finally, create work that expresses our own unique perspectives. Camp ends with an exhibition for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11697 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11366 JUN 4–15 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490.00

HOGWARTS JOURNEY CONTINUES

8 TO 10 Campers invent new tales of

the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, and the magnificent enchanted castle of Hogwarts complete with original characters, old favorites and magical creatures of all types. Campers collaboratively develop and rehearse a short script, then craft props, backdrops and costume pieces to embellish the story. The magic of Hogwarts never fails! Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11649 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11745 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

ICE CREAM CAMP

8 TO 10 What is better on a hot

summer day than ice cream treats? How about learning to make our own? Campers spend each day with COCA’s culinary instructor learning how to make some of the most popular summer treats, from your favorite flavor of ice cream to warm brownie sundaes with hot fudge. Along the way, we learn about kitchen safety and practice basic cooking skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11673 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00

ILLUSTRATION

8 TO 10 Campers learn how words

and images come together in an illustrated book. We begin by writing a descriptive tale, then use the process of a book illustrator to decide which elements to communicate through our artwork. We explore and practice many styles of illustration, from pencil drawings to collage. Then, each camper decides which to use in creating a fully illustrated mini-book of his or her own.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11552 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00


8 TO 10 In the 19th century, artists

like Monet, Degas, Cezanne and Seurat began experimenting with painting styles to more accurately depict light and movement in art. From plein-air painting to brushstroke techniques, their work has inspired artists for generations. Each day in this camp, we learn about famous painters, paintings and painting techniques. Then, we create our own artwork inspired by the lives and techniques of the masters. We have lots of fun exploring a variety of subject matters and paintings styles while learning new ways to see art and the world around us.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11660 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

INTRO TO MAKE, HACK, PLAY 8 TO 10 Campers Make, Hack,

and Play their way through a series of hands-on STEAM challenges designed to spark imagination and develop creative confidence. Challenges incorporate both low-tech and high-tech materials and technology, ranging from marshmallows and recycled materials to programmable robots, Makey Makeys, 3D printers, and both Google & Samsung VR headsets. Programs are responsive to each camper, so experienced campers are given more complex challenges.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11641 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

INTRO TO DIGITAL PLAYGROUND

8 TO 10 Campers are guided

through challenges as we learn how to go from an idea in their head to a digital creation through digital design. Campers learn basic coding with Scratch, video game design, website design (online project portfolio), 3D model design with Tinkercad, building in Minecraft, augmented reality apps, stop motion animation, 3D printing, Google & Samsung VR headsets and more. Programs are responsive to each camper, so experienced campers are given more complex challenges.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11618 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

IPAD MOVIE MAKING

8 TO 10 Campers collaboratively

plan, write, storyboard, direct, shoot, edit and perform in a short digital video using tools and apps on an iPad. Aspiring filmmakers explore the world of movie making. Campers receive access to the created films. iPads are provided by COCA. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11355 JUN 4-8 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11705 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11817 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

KITCHEN CREATIVE

8 TO 10 Imaginations soar as we explore the creative potential in the kitchen this summer! We explore favorite flavors and invent some new ones as we make au gratin potatoes with a hint of lavender and sage butter ice cream. We “play with our food” as we make fantastical garnishes and decorative plates for our dishes. Along the way, we learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included. COCA-U. City MORNING 11521 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

KITCHEN WIZARD

8 TO 10 Campers fuel their

adventures with the wizarding sweets one might find at Honeydukes: treats like chocoballs, butterbeer or jelly slugs. We look to the Harry Potter movies for inspiration as we explore other British-themes dishes like Cornish-pastries and fish and chips. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11639 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

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AGES 8 TO 10

LEGOMATION

8 TO 10 Campers who love to play

Lego video games are inspired by this opportunity to learn and apply stop motion techniques to their love of Legos. We develop simple stories in two person teams, envision and build a Lego cast and set, then learn and practice stop motion to tell our stories entirely out of Legos. Campers receive a copy of the films developed in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11364 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 COCA-U. City MORNING 11729 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

LEGOMATION MUSIC VIDEO

8 TO 10 Campers with a basic

understanding of Legomation take their skills to the next level as we work in two person teams to imagine their favorite song as a Legomation music video! Filmmakers select a song and create a stop motion music video. We storyboard, set up, light, shoot, create visual effects and edit in sync with the music. Campers receive a copy of the videos created in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11686 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

MUSIC MAKERS

6 TO 8 This camp is designed

to explore instrumental music through fun, interactive activities while introducing string instruments to early learners. The session includes guitar, fiddle fun and rhythm work with “boom whackers.” All instruments are provided. Presented in collaboration with Gateway Music Outreach.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11554 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

8 TO 10 Beginner level dancers learn

basic musical theatre jazz found in musicals such as Mary Poppins, Annie and The Wiz. We learn steps and vocabulary and work on timing and choreography. We even make and use fun props to add to the show. No previous experience required. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11724 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

NEW YORK MINUTE

8 TO 10 Campers explore recent

MUSICAL THEATRE: DOUBLE PLAY

8 TO 10 If you love sports and

musical theatre, this is the camp for you! Campers put together a show of our own, combining sports-themed songs from musicals such as “The Baseball Game” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and “Six Months Out of Every Year” from Damn Yankees. We work on singing, dancing and acting—incorporating some competitive exercises and sports themed games, of course. We explore and create characters based on our favorite MVPs. We also design our own team logos and silk screen them on uniforms. Play ball! Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11666 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

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MUSICAL THEATRE MOVES

Broadway musicals while working on our singing, dancing and acting skills. Using numbers from shows like Matilda, Newsies and Bring It On, we collaborate to write our own connecting scenes, learn songs and choreography and weave it together into our own collective creation. Camp ends with a musical revue for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11713 AUG 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11834 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00


POTTERY WHEEL INTRO

the basics of photography, we photograph people, architecture and nature while learning a variety of techniques to heighten photo quality. Campers are introduced to photo composition, light, shadow and point of view as we explore a variety of photo assignments. Campers receive prints of their favorite photos. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

a pottery wheel, of course! This introductory camp teaches the basics of wheel throwing, allowing young artists to become comfortable with the technique and produce one or more finished pieces. We learn the fundamentals of the potter’s art including centering, throwing, finishing, trimming and glazing. Clay, wheel and kiln usage included.

8 TO 10 In this introduction to

NEWSIES NUMBERS

8 TO 10 Campers enjoy exploring

the fun, high-energy musical theatre numbers from productions such as Disney’s Newsies, “King of New York” and “Seize the Day!” We work on technical vocal skills such as breath control, articulation, tone production and blending as we practice group vocal music and feature vocal solos. We also work on jazz steps and musical theatre terminology as we learn the choreography. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11549 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

ONE YARD CREATION

8 TO 10 Budding designers create

a multitude of sewing creations that each use only one yard of fabric. From aprons to pillows, skirts, soft sculptures and bags, we go where our creative ideas take us. We work on generating creative ideas and developing our machine and hand sewing skills in addition to learning a wide range of techniques to add decorative embellishment to our creative creations. Camp ends with a runway show for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11650 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

COCA-U. City MORNING 11617 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

PIZZA TOSS UP

8 TO 10 Stuffed, thin-crusted, rolled

and pocketed. Learn to toss and catch pizza like an expert! Campers discover a variety of pizza styles, dough and toppings. We create and taste test pizza styles popularized by three American cities—Chicago, New York City and St. Louis—and decide for ourselves which is best. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11468 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

PODCAST

8 TO 10 Working in small teams,

campers decide whether to create a fictional narrative style or a talk show style podcast. While working on speaking skills, such as articulation, diction and breath control, as well as imagination and collaboration, we script our ideas, tape and edit a podcast—adding sound effects and music as needed. Campers receive a link to the closed channel podcasts. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11584 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $140.00

8 TO 10 Go ahead, throw it—on

Westminster AFTERNOON 11828 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

ROCK THE HOUSE

8 TO 10 Campers work on vocal

technique and song delivery in this camp for fans of classic rock. We bring expression, confidence, posture and vocal power to our singing and featured solos as we sing contemporary rock songs. On the final day of camp, we’ll perform for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11703 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

ROGUE & REBELS

8 TO 10 Work with COCA theatre

teaching artists to explore elements of the Star Wars universe and imagine a new chapter of the story. Using the popular characters, conflicts and themes as a jumping off point, we create our own Jedi, aliens, rogues and rebels, and imagine new adventures for them to undertake. We create backgrounds, props and costume pieces to help us tell our stories. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11550 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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PHOTOGRAPHY


AGES 8 TO 10

SCI-FI MOVIE

SIMPLY SILLY INVENTIONS

and stories such as Star Wars, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, create a movie narrative about a wildly imagined futuristic, high tech world. We explore time and space travel, aliens and creatively conceived “scientific” stories. Working in small groups, we write the script, scout locations in and around COCA, direct, perform, shoot and edit our movies. Campers receive a copy of videos created. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

extraordinary contraptions! Campers become like the artist/inventor Rube Goldberg and go where their imaginations take them. We learn about this cartoonist and the wacky, inspired machines he created in his cartoons. We draw and create inventions using simple machines. Question like a scientist, create like an artist! Wheels, gears, ramps, marbles, blocks and other castaway toys are provided by COCA.

8 TO 10 In the spirit of books, films

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11732 AUG 13–17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

SEW MADE OVER

8 TO 10 Campers learn to sew

by hand and on a machine as we work on wall hangings, pillows and blankets. We explore elements of texture and color as we envision and design our own fabric creations to decorate our rooms. Then we dye, sew and embellish our creations to make unique items.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11551 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 Westminster MORNING 11826 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

8 TO 10 Turn hilarious ideas into

COCA-U. City MORNING 11616 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

SKETCH COMEDY

8 TO 10 Through improvisation and

theatre games, campers develop original, hilarious characters and situations. We explore a variety of conventions and formats used to write and create popular comedic material. Camp ends with a “cabaretstyle” sketch comedy for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11625 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

SNICKETY SCENES

8 TO 10 Lemony Snicket fans are

cordially invited to create our own “unfortunate” story. Student actors collaboratively write and act in a short play chronicling our own dire dealings with the VFD conspiracy. Camp ends with a misguided and sad performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

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STOP MOTION VIDEO

8 TO 10 Campers learn to use real

people in place of stop motion armatures to create magical illusions. Animations include stop-motion dances with impossible leaps, magic tricks that defy sleight of hand, comedic silent shorts and “hovering” animations. Campers receive a copy of the work created in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11428 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00 Westminster MORNING 11747 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

STREET DANCE

8 TO 10 Aspiring dancers explore the

elements of freestyle as you learn highenergy group choreography to popular contemporary music. Using hip-hop dance elements such as breakdancing and pop locking, we put together a dance that showcases our own special talents and creativity. Finally, we create a hip-hop “crew” name and design a T-shirt. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11485 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00


9 TO 12 Campers experience a

musical environment that is creative, challenging, supportive, professional, safe and fun. The camp includes small group music instruction, music theory, character education and a culminating project. Each camper is outfitted with a violin to use for the week. Presented in collaboration with Gateway Music Outreach.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11536 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

SWEETOLOGY: CAKE DECORATING

8 TO 10 Campers work at a professional

bakery to learn basic cake decorating techniques and tools. We work with a variety of edible mediums to create fun, whimsical sweet treats. We make fondant cake decorations using basic geometric shapes, cookie cutters and free sculpting, learn the basics of frosting and piping with buttercream, and design and decorate a cake from start to finish. Each day includes a delicious takehome project. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. This camp takes place at Sweetology 1232 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017. Before and After Care not available. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

Offsite MORNING 11416 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00 Offsite AFTERNOON 11675 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00

TESSERACT TRAVELS

VIRAL VIDEO

while working with COCA theatre and visual arts teaching artists to write their own Wrinkle in Time adventure. We might visit Uriel and Camazotz or some planet and time yet unimagined and unvisited. We use familiar characters and invent our own as we create a story to share. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

viral? In this camp, we look at viral videos to determine the elements that popularize them. Then, we take a shot at making a short video we believe would go big online. Campers work in groups to write the script, scout locations in and around COCA, direct, perform, shoot and edit our videos. Then we share them in a culmination and crowdsource our viral potential. Campers receive a copy of videos created in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

8 TO 10 Campers fold space and time

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Westminster AFTERNOON 11816 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

UPCYCLED JEWELRY

8 TO 10 Create bracelets, earrings,

necklaces and belts using found objects such as electrical wire, keys, washers, circuit boards, puzzle pieces and more! We weave them together with classic jewelry components such as jewelry braid, beads and chain to create individual pieces that express our green side.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11723 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

VILLAINOUS VERSIONS 8 TO 10 How does Maleficent’s

version of Sleeping Beauty differ from Princess Aurora’s? How would Rumplestiltskin, Gaston or Scar tell their stories? In this camp, we explore some of our favorite fairy tales from the point of view of the evil villain. We weave together our versions to create a tale to perform. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11685 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

8 TO 10 Why do some videos go

COCA-U. City MORNING 11471 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

WHITEBOARD ANIMATION

8 TO 10 Campers learn to create stop

motion animation utilizing a popular whiteboard technique seen in many TV and internet commercials. We use different stop motion “tricks” with the whiteboard to tell an effective story or convey an idea in a unique way. Campers receive a copy of the final animations. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11661 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

ZOMBIE CRAWL

8 TO 10 Campers learn about the

acting and makeup special effects involved in performing zombie characters. Using favorite zombie characters as inspiration, we create our own zombie personae. Then, using vocal grunts, muffled words and sounds as well as movement strategy, we bring our characters to life with some special effects makeup techniques to enhance our performances. Camp ends with a public zombie crawl with family and friends.

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AGES 11 TO 13

ACTOR’S TOOLBOX

11 TO 13 Campers explore a

range of acting approaches and techniques designed to enhance their “toolkit” when approaching a character. We work on strategies to approach acting text; movement and physicality; and voice/speech. We try different methods for creating characters that captivate audiences and draw them into the world of the play. Camp ends with a showcase of monologues and scenes for family and friends.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 11 TO 13 This camp is designed

for actors of all skill levels who want on-camera experience. Learn the skills needed to professionally audition and perform for the camera. Campers learn basic terminology and technique, as well as gain practical experience by performing commercials and simple scenes under the guidance of a professional actor-instructor. Campers receive access to the best camera work studied in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11730 AUG 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

ACTION MOVIE

11 TO 13 Campers learn the art of

extreme camera angles, the stories that drive action movies and how to perform daring feats. We write our own action sequences, learn to safely execute falls and stunts, and stage our own chase scenes. We also get behind the camera to make a movie, adding special effects to enhance our film. Campers receive a DVD of the film. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11667 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

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COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11548 JUN 25–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

ARTIST’S TOOLBOX

11 TO 13 Campers deepen their

drawing, painting and sculpture skills as we develop images and ideas in each art form. We learn key formal skills such as composition, scale, value, color mixing and color theory as we work with a multitude of media such as watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, plaster and wire. We also learn how various artistic mediums relate to one another and the importance of a well-rounded studio practice.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11638 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11807 JUL 16–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $260.00

BALLET STUDIO

9 TO 13 Classes are divided into

two sections, based on each dancer’s ability. This full-day dance studio includes ballet, modern and character technique classes as well as focus classes on elements within the technique: adagio, allegro, turns and pointe or pre-pointe. Enrichment classes also included on repertoire and variations, ballet history and vocabulary, music for dance, costuming and technical theatre. The studio ends with a performance for family and friends. For participants who have completed COCA levels Beginner 3 through Intermediate 3/4 or who have had more than three years of ballet training. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11843 JUL 9–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $515.00

CIRCUS EXPLORER

11 TO 13 Athletic campers practice

skills such as tumbling and minitrampoline; try stilt walking, rola bola and rolling globe; work on balancing on the low wire and ground work with juggling, spinning plates, diablo, flower sticks and more. Camp ends with a final performance for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11701 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00


DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY

costumes and accessories to reflect a manga or anime character in fully realized form. Campers design their character then learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques to build one of the costumes they designed. Camp ends with an exhibition of created work for family and friends.

of Hogwarts and join Dumbledore’s Army! Campers explore Defense Against the Dark Arts as we work with a theatre artist to devise plot and characters. Campers then learn stage combat techniques to perfect their Expelliarmus and Stupefy spells and create exciting wizarding duels. Enemies of Hogwarts, beware!

11 TO 13 Cosplay is the creation of

11 TO 13 Enter the magical world

COCA-U. City MORNING 11565 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $140.00

CREATING MANGA

11 TO 13 Designed for campers

who want to learn how to draw the popular Manga style Japanese animation, Anime. Campers learn this technique of drawing facial expressions, hands, hair, clothing folds and objects. Then, we use new skills to develop our own characters and stories. Japanese Manga is utilized in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports, comedy, science fiction or mystery. How will campers use it to create work that reflects their point of view and personal style?

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11605 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $124.00 Westminster MORNING 11749 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

CUPCAKES & TRIFLES

11 TO 13 Campers impress their

families after we learn to create impressive, artful and delicious desserts. From molten chocolate cakes to fruited tarts, we focus creating and plating pastries. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11740 AUG 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00

DECKED OUT DONUTS

11 TO 13 Campers create, fill, glaze,

frost and decorate a wide range of deep fried and baked donuts as well as churros and funnel cakes. As a special treat, we sample treats from some of St. Louis’s best-known donut shops! Along the way, campers learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11689 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $185.00

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11420 JUN 11–15 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11835 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

FASHION CHALLENGE

11 TO 13 Aspiring fashion designers

complete different fashion challenge each day and help decide who solved it most successfully. We practice rendering and illustration, machine and hand sewing and embellishment techniques to complete the garments and accessories we design. Creativity is the key. The possibilities are endless! Camp ends with a runway presentation of the creations. Campers should have a basic understanding of machine and hand sewing prior to camp.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11733 AUG 13–17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00 Westminster FULL DAY 11744 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

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FASHION FOR DECADES

11 TO 13 Aspiring designers learn

about fashion trends through the decades, starting with the 1950s, including necklines, silhouettes, fabrics and decorative elements. We use these elements to inspire our own contemporary garments. We create fashion illustrations, wearable garments and accessories using machine sewing, hand sewing and other decorative techniques. Camp ends with a runway show for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11467 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11832 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

HARRY POTTERY

11 TO 13 Goblets of fire, cauldrons,

potion bottles and wands are just a few of the objects that can be created in this clay camp for lovers of all things Hogwartian. Campers learn coil, slab and other hand-building techniques to fashion our magical works of art. Clay, wheel and kiln usage included.

Westminster AFTERNOON 11820 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

HIP-HOP

11 TO 13 Campers learn high-

energy group choreography using hip-hop dance elements such as break dancing and pop locking. We also explore elements of freestyle, create a hip-hop “crew” name and design T-shirts. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

Westminster AFTERNOON 11833 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

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HIP-HOP SPEAKS TO KIDS 9 TO 13 Why hip-hop? Campers

investigate the roots, techniques and significance of hip-hop through music, art, dance and literature/poetry. Using improvisation as a writing tool, we create a performance piece as an expression of the theme ”Hip-Hop Speaks to Kids.” Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11366 JUN 4–15 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490.00

INDIE MUSIC PRODUCTION 11 TO 13 Campers define their style

by creating their own song! We work with a professional songwriter to create lyrics and melodies. We also provide piano and guitar accompaniment while other campers provide back-up vocals and, if possible, instrumental tracks. Campers then rehearse their songs and record Clayton Studios to create a CD. Camp ends with a CD release party for family and friends. *Please indicate if you play an instrument under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. Field trip included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11499 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PLAYGROUND 11 TO 13 Campers are guided

through challenges as we learn how to go from idea to digital creation through digital design. Campers learn basic coding with Scratch, video game design, website design (online project portfolio), 3D model design w/ Tinkercad, building in Minecraft, augmented reality apps, stop motion animation, 3D modeling with Tinkercad, 3D printing, Google & Samsung VR headsets and more. Programs are responsive to each camper, so experienced campers are given more complex challenges. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11631 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00


11 TO 13 Lights, camera,

11 TO 13 Campers Make, Hack,

and Play their way through a series of hands-on STEAM challenges designed to spark imagination and develop creative confidence. Challenges incorporate both low-tech and high-tech materials and technology ranging from marshmallows and recycled materials to programmable robots, Makey Makeys, 3D printers and both Google & Samsung VR headsets. Programs are responsive to each camper, so experienced campers are given more complex challenges. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11653 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

INVENTOR’S WORKSHOP 11 TO 13 Creativity, art and

technology collide in this collaborative camp for young innovators. Tinker with the inner workings of everyday gadgets and use them to engineer new creations and solve challenges. Instructors from the Challenger Learning Center St. Louis provide engineering expertise while instructors from COCA bring design thinking to the arts-led process of creating inventions. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

Legomation! Campers select a wellknown film and then collaboratively write, storyboard, animate and edit their own animated movie trailer using only Legos. Then we complete their trailers using visual effects, voice overs and music. Each camper receives access to the films created in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

IPAD MUSIC MAKING

11 TO 13 In this camp we learn how

to create rhythms and melodies in a variety of styles from rock and pop to jazz, classical and hip-hop. Campers explore a combination of software instruments, pre-programmed loops and even use their own voices to produce songs! We also have the opportunity to use iPads as live instruments, as we participate in jam sessions with other campers. Through this musical journey, we explore the fundamentals of musical composition, improvisation and how to have fun using technology to make music! Campers receive a CD of all the songs they create during camp. iPads provided by COCA. Please bring your own set of earbud headphones.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11438 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

Westminster MORNING 11823 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

MEAN MUSICALS

11 TO 13 This camp uses numbers

from current, popular musicals about the conflict between teenage girls, such as Heathers, Legally Blonde, Bring It On and the upcoming Mean Girls, to hone acting, singing and dancing skills. Campers weave songs together to create their own “mean musical” about the perils of popularity. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11644 JUL 16–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11367 JUN 4–8 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

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LEGOMATION MOVIE TRAILERS

INTERMEDIATE MAKE, HACK, PLAY


AGES 11 TO 13

STOP MOTION VIDEO

OPEN MUSICAL: THE LITTLE MERMAID

11 TO 13 Campers learn to use

real people in place of stop motion armatures to create magical illusions. Animations include stop-motion dances with impossible leaps, magic tricks that defy sleight of hand, comedic silent shorts and “hovering” animations. Campers receive copies of the work created in the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

11 TO 13 Open Musical is a

wonderful stage experience for aspiring middle school aged musical theatre performers. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. Campers enrolled in this production-oriented camp spend two weeks of the full-day camp session rehearsing this scripted musical. The show will be performed for family and friends at 7:00PM on August 10. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11690 JUL 30–AUG 10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490.00

PASSPORT ASIA

11 TO 13 Join us for a sampling of

art and food from Asian countries. Campers with adventurous taste buds enjoy making dishes from countries such as China, Japan and Thailand. We also explore rich fine arts traditions of the region and create artwork inspired by artists such as Takashi Murakami and Subodh Gupta. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies and groceries included. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11664 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290.00

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ROCK & ROLL PRINTMAKING

11 TO 13 Campers learn the art of

making multiples, often applied to poster, flyer, zine and T-shirt making. We explore several printmaking techniques including stencils, relief cuts and intaglio. Then we create and print our own T-shirt designs with silkscreen and stencils as well as design and make our own flyers and posters. Young artists are encouraged to make our own unique rock & roll works of art through the printmaking process.

Westminster MORNING 11824 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

SELFIE

11 TO 13 Explore the art of the

self-portrait through a variety of contemporary and fine arts media including drawing, painting, mixed media collage, photography and, of course, iPad cameras and fun filters. Campers work on observation skills and art techniques while creating a wide range of art pieces that represent and celebrate their identity. Camp ends with an exhibition for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11674 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

COCA-U. City MORNING 11417 JUN 11–15 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11754 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

STRING-A-PALOOZA

9 TO 12 Campers experience

a musical environment that is creative, challenging, supportive, professional, safe and fun. The camp includes small group music instruction, music theory, character education and a culminating project. Each camper is outfitted with a violin to use for the week. Presented in collaboration with Gateway Music Outreach.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11536 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00


11 TO 13 Campers work at a

professional bakery to learn basic cake decorating techniques and tools. We work with a variety of edible mediums to create fun, whimsical sweet treats. We make fondant cake decorations using basic geometric shapes, cookie cutters and free sculpting, learn the basics of frosting and piping with buttercream and design and decorate a cake from start to finish. Each day includes a delicious takehome project. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. This camp takes place at Sweetology, 1232 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017. Before and After Care not available. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

Offsite AFTERNOON 11440 JUN 11–15 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00

TESSERACT TRAVELS

11 TO 13 Campers fold space and

time while working with COCA theatre and visual arts teaching artists to write their own Wrinkle in Time adventure. We might visit Uriel and Camazotz or some planet and time yet unimagined and unvisited. We use familiar characters and invent our own as we create a story to share. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11621 JUL 9–13 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00 Westminster MORNING 11810 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

THRIFT STORE FASHION 11 TO 13 Transform thrift store

garments into high fashion creations. Go where your creative ideas take you! Turn a polyester blouse and pair of paisley pants into a purse; a men’s shirt into a cute dress. We focus on generating creative ideas, as well as machine and hand sewing skills, learning a wide range of techniques to add decorative embellishment to our creations. Camp ends with a runway show for family and friends.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11528 JUN 25–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

UPCYCLED JEWELRY

11 TO 13 Create bracelets, earrings,

necklaces and belts using found objects such as electrical wire, keys, washers, circuit boards, puzzle pieces and more! We weave them together with classic jewelry components such as jewelry braid, beads and chain to create individual pieces that express our green side.

Westminster AFTERNOON 11755 JUL 9–13 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

YOUTH MUSICAL: MARY POPPINS JR.

11 TO 15 BY AUDITION Kids and teens ages 11–15 are invited to audition for COCA’s Youth Musical Mary Poppins Jr. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Campers cast in this production spend three weeks (during the COCA camp day) rehearsing. *Financial assistance is available. The show will be performed, complete with set, lights and costumes at the Edison Theatre on June 29 and 30. Auditions are April 6–7. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11418 JUN 11–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $595.00

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SWEETOLOGY: CAKE DECORATING


AGES 12 TO 18

ABOUT FACE: PROSTHETICS & LATEX

CLAY STUDIO: WHEEL & HANDBUILDING

techniques used to transform actors into different types of characters for films, television, stage performances and haunted houses using latex and prosthetic pieces to augment and change face shapes. Campers “age” into impossibly old people, create monster and zombie characters, animal characteristics and disturb others with faux injuries. Campers receive a photo record of their transformations.

elements of the potter’s art. We learn the basics of wheel throwing, including centering, throwing, finishing and trimming; use slab and coil techniques to create hand built pieces; and take inspiration from pottery of ancient cultures to create fantastic sculptures based on human, animal or imaginary forms. Camp ends with an exhibition for family and friends. Clay, wheel and kiln usage included.

12 TO 18 Learn the stage makeup

COCA-U. City MORNING 11710 AUG 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00 Westminster AFTERNOON 11819 JUL 16–20 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

ACTOR’S STUDIO

12 TO 18 The focus of this studio

camp is to deepen acting technique and the character development process. Campers work with COCA theatre faculty to explore the ensemble building process and to learn to make bold, personal choices in work on classic and contemporary scenes and monologues.

Westminster FULL DAY 11742 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $260.00

12 TO 18 Campers explore all the

CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 TO 18 Campers delve into the art of motion picture photography by learning to tell stories through camera and lighting techniques. We explore the crossover points that cinematography has with other artistic approaches, including composition, the use of color and contrast and the application of motion. Campers engage these ideas and techniques through narrative filmmaking. Campers receive a copy of the videos created at camp. Campers should have previous video experience. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11702 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

CLASSIC COMBAT SCENES

12 TO 18 Using classic combat scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet as well as swashbuckling scenes like those in Treasure Island and Peter Pan, campers learn elements of hand-to-hand combat, stage fencing, broadsword and quarterstaff choreography while simultaneously working on scene work with an acting instructor. Camp ends with a presentation of various scenes for family and friends. COCA-U. City MORNING 11465 JUN 18–22 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

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Westminster FULL DAY 11743 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

COCA TO GO

12 TO 18 This camp focuses on

a recent trend in dining—the adaptation of restaurant quality meals into meal kits that can be completed at home. Campers practice cooking techniques and adapt favorite recipes into meal kits. We also visit the kitchen of Vero Pizza and Pasta, a meal kit company of award-winning chef Katie Collier of Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria. At Vero, we learn more about the trend of purchasing, subscribing to and gifting meal kits. Campers cook each day. We also create meal kits to take home and make with our families on at least two days during camp. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. All culinary supplies, groceries and a field trip are included.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11365 JUN 4–8 | 12:15–3:00PM $185.00


12 TO 18 Campers are given both

hands-on and digital challenges for the first half of the camp to learn how to use Scratch, 3D modeling with Tinkercad, 3D printers, Makey Makeys, VR headsets, and much more, learning how to use the design thinking approach to problem solving, often used when tackling what is known as a “Big Hairy Problem.” Each camper spends the last half of the camp identifying a problem, challenge or obstacle, utilizing the processes and tools in the makerspace to prototype a solution. Campers receive what was built to solve the “Big Hairy Problem” that was identified. This camp is presented in collaboration with The Disruption Department. COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11678 JUL 23–27 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

CULINARY NETWORK

12 TO 18 Campers create their very

own cooking show! We learn to cook a wide range of culinary favorites such as ice cream, homemade spaghetti sauce and quiche. Then we get creative by combining skills in the kitchen with the use of video. Campers write, story board, shoot and edit a cooking show of their own design. Campers receive a final copy of the created video. *Please list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included. All culinary supplies and groceries included.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11623 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290.00

DIGITAL VIDEO SERIES

12 TO 18 We create a short digital

series using animation, live action or combination series. Working in teams and using a simple story idea, each small group creates a three-episode digital series. Campers learn what it takes to create a video narrative that unfolds in a series format. Camp ends with a screening of the new work for family and friends. Campers receive a copy of all the created videos. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11572 JUL 2–6 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $224.00

FUNDAMENTALS OF HIP-HOP

HIP-HOP SPEAKS TO KIDS 9 TO 13 Why hip-hop? Campers

investigate the roots, techniques and significance of hip-hop through music, art, dance and literature/ poetry. Using improvisation as a writing tool, we create a performance piece as an expression of the theme ”Hip-Hop Speaks to Kids.” Camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11366 JUN 4–15 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490.00

12 TO 18 Beginning through

MANGA FOR TEENS

COCA-U. City MORNING 11657 JUL 23–27 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

want to learn to draw the popular Manga style of Japanese animation, Anime. Campers learn this technique of drawing facial expressions, hands, hair, clothing folds and objects. Then, we use our new skills to develop our own characters and stories. Japanese Manga is utilized in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports, comedy, science fiction or mystery. How will we use it to create work that reflects our point of view and personal style?

intermediate level dancers learn high-energy group choreography using hip-hop dance elements such as breakdancing and pop locking. We also explore the element of freestyle, create a hip-hop “crew” name and design a T-shirt. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends.

GREEN SCREEN FILM EFFECTS

12 TO 18 Curious about chroma

key and compositing? Campers cooperatively plan, direct, stage, shoot and edit a digital video film using green screen technology. We learn to use this film effect to shift environments and add visual interest, action and fantasy elements to our videos. Camp ends with a screening for family and friends. Campers receive a copy of the films developed. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11632 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $175.00

12 TO 18 Designed for campers who

Westminster MORNING 11813 JUL 16–20 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

MIXED MEDIA STUDIO

12 TO 18 Campers explore drawing,

painting, printmaking, mixed media assemblage and sculpture in this studio camp. Although we emphasize the creative process, formal skills such as line, shape, value, texture, pattern, space and color are also taught. Campers are inspired by master artists and contemporary innovators but work from their own perspective and sensibility to create work.

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AGES 12 TO 18

SCENE STUDY

WHITEBOARD ANIMATION

their acting technique, including voice and speech, movement, character development and textual analysis. We work on two- to three-person scene studies from both classic and contemporary plays and contrasting pieces to better prepare for future roles.

stop motion animation utilizing a popular whiteboard technique seen in many TV and internet commercials. We use different stop motion “tricks” with the whiteboard to tell an effective story and convey ideas in unique ways. Campers receive copies of the final animations. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included.

12 TO 18 Campers focus on developing

12 TO 18 Campers learn to create

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11715 AUG 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $155.00

SCREENWRITING

12 TO 18 Campers learn to structure,

craft and create a screenplay by writing each day in response to prompts. We explore the formal elements of a good screenplay, including what makes a good story, dialogue and characters in both short “warm-up” exercises and larger written scene work. Campers learn to format and structure like a professional, as well as how to pitch and position their work for producers. We also learn critique strategies as we give and receive vital feedback on projects.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11679 JUL 30–AUG 3 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

SONGWRITING & RECORDING

12 TO 18 Campers work with

professional songwriters and musicians to create the lyrics and melodies. We focus on technical voice skills such as diction, breathing, phrasing and tone production, and will offer piano, guitar, vocal accompaniment as needed. We revise, refine and rehearse our songs and record at Clayton Studios. Everyone will receive a CD of all the songs at the end of camp. *Please indicate if your camper plays an instrument under “special needs” on your registration form or call COCA to provide the information. Field trip included.

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THE UPSIDE DOWN

12 TO 18 Campers imagine

themselves in Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s where we explore many strange characters and things. We create our own story of demagorgons and disappearances—then storyboard and film it. Using stop motion effects, theatrical makeup, sound effects, scoring and other video strategies, we create and edit a short video. Campers receive a final copy of the created video. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11714 AUG 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

UPCYCLE DESIGN STUDIO 12 TO 18 Campers push the

boundaries of art and design as we solve creative challenges using re-purposed books, clothing and other items. Utilizing both traditional art materials and recycled items, we create a different 3D work each day in response to an instructor-driven prompt.

COCA-U. City MORNING 11356 JUN 4–8 | 9:00–11:45AM $155.00

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11500 JUN 18–22 | 12:15–3:00PM $175.00

YOUTH MUSICAL: MARY POPPINS JR.

11 TO 15 BY AUDITION Kids and teens ages 11–15 are invited to audition for COCA’s Youth Musical Mary Poppins Jr. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Campers cast in this production spend three weeks (during the COCA camp day) rehearsing. *Financial assistance is available. The show will be performed, complete with set, lights and costumes at the Edison Theatre on June 29 and 30. Auditions are April 6–7. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11418 JUN 11–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $595.00


YOUTH MUSICAL: MARY POPPINS JR.

14 TO 18 Cosplay is the creation of

costumes and accessories to reflect a manga or anime character in fully realized form. Campers design their character then learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques to build one of the costumes they designed. Camp ends with an exhibition of created work for family and friends.

COCA-U. City AFTERNOON 11607 JUL 2–6 | 12:15–3:00PM $140.00

HOGWARTS WORLDWIDE WIZARD TOURNAMENT 14 TO 18 Explore the advanced

wizarding world as we work with fellow campers and COCA artists to create an original multischool competition tale. Will the champions be from the French Beauxbatons or the Japanese Mahoutokoro? Or maybe from North American Ilvermorny and Bulgarian Durmstrang? With 11 wizarding schools to choose from, the possibilities are vast. Campers learn basic acting and stage combat moves to sharpen our spell casting and dueling skills and help us through each challenge. Who has the knowledge, bravery and stamina to compete? Submit your name and find out—invisibility cloaks welcome! Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines.

Westminster FULL DAY 11805 JUL 16–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $280.00

MANGA FOR TEENS

14 TO 18 Designed for campers who

want to learn to draw the popular Manga style of Japanese animation, Anime. Campers learn this technique of drawing facial expressions, hands, hair, clothing folds and objects. Then, we use our new skills to develop our own characters and stories. Japanese Manga is utilized in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports, comedy, science fiction or mystery. How will we use it to create work that reflects our point of view and personal style?

11 TO 15 BY AUDITION Kids and teens ages 11–15 are invited to audition for COCA’s Youth Musical Mary Poppins Jr. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Campers cast in this production spend three weeks (during the COCA camp day) rehearsing. *Financial assistance is available. The show will be performed, complete with set, lights and costumes at the Edison Theatre on June 29 and 30. Auditions are April 6–7. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11418 JUN 11–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $595.00

COCA-U. City MORNING 11566 JUL 2–6 | 9:00–11:45AM $124.00

PAINTING STUDIO

14 TO 18 Campers learn fundamental

formal skills in painting while experimenting with a wide range of materials and artistic genres. The studio focuses on portraiture and still life as well as projects that cultivate individual intuition and imagination. We look at master works by contemporary artists who use painting as a main component of their practice to glean inspiration.

Westminster FULL DAY 11836 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $260.00

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COSPLAY COSTUMES 2


TEEN SUMMER INTENSIVES

FASHION INTENSIVE

ON CAMERA INTENSIVE

exciting process of fashion design from start to finish in one thrilling week at the beautiful Saint Louis Fashion Incubator! During this intensive, participants learn to create an effective mood board, design a garment, create and cut paper patterns and fabrics, and sew a basic garment prototype out of muslin using a variety of machine techniques. Participants also network with our Incubator designers and learn valuable presentation techniques for a portfolio. This intensive takes place at the Fashion Fund at 1533 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Before and After Care not available.

learn skills needed to professionally audition and perform for the camera in commercials, television, serial work and film. Participants work on basic acting technique and audition strategies and discuss and gain practical experience in adapting our stage technique to on-camera work. Each day, we practice a selection of advertising copy, monologues and movie scenes on camera. Participants watch both professional footage and clips from our scene work each day as part of critique sessions. Participants receive a short reel of their strongest on-camera work.

16 TO 18 BY REVIEW Experience the

BALLET & CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE 14 TO 18 BY AUDITION This intensive

focuses on the traditional ballet curriculum, including technique, pointe and men’s classes, as well as contemporary modern dance. Additional classes will diversify the training, with a concentration on choreography and repertoire. This program is designed for participants who have extensive training with a minimum of two years of pointe work.

Offsite FULL DAY 11909 JUN 25–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $450.00

INSTRUCTORS

MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION INTENSIVE

STEPHANE PHAVORIN: Former First Dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet, Current guest teacher for The Royal Ballet and guest teacher, ballet master, and choreographer for companies around the world SOFIANE SYLVE: Former Principal Dancer with Het National Ballet and New York City Ballet, Current Principal Dancer for The San Francisco Ballet TOMMIE WAHEED EVANS: Former Principal Dancer with Philadanco, Current Dance Professor at The University of the Arts COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11347 MAY 28–JUN 8 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $895.00

Offsite FULL DAY 11910 JUL 23–27 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $450.00

14 TO 18 BY AUDITION This intensive

is designed for triple threat actors who want to refine their skills and improve their audition technique. Participants focus on the performance of songs from a range of styles, learn how to manage a musical theatre dance call by learning technique and vocabulary; and select and rehearse four contrasting monologues to use at future auditions. Participants polish resumes, critique head shots, as well as working on callback and cold reading strategies. The intensive culminates with a mock audition in front of a panel of St. Louis area musical theatre professionals. Students not currently studying at COCA need to arrange an audition/ placement class.

COCA-U. City

FULL DAY

11421 JUN 11–15 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00

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14 TO 18 BY AUDITION Participants

Students not currently studying at COCA need to arrange an audition/ placement class. COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11546 JUN 25–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00

STUDIO ART INTENSIVE: ZINES

14 TO 18 BY REVIEW Zines are both a focused way to explore studio art and a great outlet for personal views to become communal information. Using a field trip to the Zine Collection at the St. Louis Public Library as inspiration, participants choose subject matter as the focus for their work for the week. Participants experiment with a variety of materials to express personal views through visuals and text. Mediums may include drawing, printmaking, collage, mixed media, photography and photomontage. Each participant also learns saddle book binding to complete their zine and will leave with a copy of their work to add to their portfolio. Field trip included.

INSTRUCTOR YVONNE OSEI: COCA Curatorin-residence, exhibiting artist and Visionary Award Winner COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11712 AUG 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00


14 TO 18 BY AUDITION Participants

spend the week learning technique and choreography in musical theatre, tap and rhythm tap. We work on tap performance skills, learn tap history and practice rhythm and technique. The intensive ends with a performance for family and friends, highlighting choreography that showcases the variety of tap styles. Participants begin the week with a placement and are split into appropriate classes.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11477 JUN 18–22 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00

TAP INTENSIVE II

14 TO 18 BY AUDITION Participants

spend the week diving into the vast world of tap dance for High Intermediate and Advanced levels (Intermediate 4 or above or 6+ years of tap technique). Each day participants train in rhythm tap technique and choreography while also taking classes focused on tap history, musical theatre, audition techniques, improvisation and more. Guest teaching artists bring their unique styles and teaching methods to broaden exposure and knowledge of tap. The intensive culminates with an informal showing highlighting the choreography learned, displaying a variety of tap styles and music. Participants begin the week with a placement and are split into appropriate classes.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11474 JUN 18–22 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00

VOICE INTENSIVE I: ACTING THE SONG

VOICE INTENSIVE II: THE SINGING ARTIST

this vocal intensive is to highlight the importance of acting in vocal performance. Participants work to intellectually and emotionally understand the story in the song and connect method-acting technique to vocal production. While technical vocal instruction such as basic sight-reading, diction, breathing and tone production are part of the study, the goal of the intensive is to help participants connect with the audience and song in a more expressive way. Participants leave the intensive with two contrasting songs prepared for their vocal portfolio.

of-a-kind intensive is developed for vocalists who are interested in more advanced study. Utilizing songs that represent a variety of musical theatre styles, participants integrate method acting technique into voice and scene work to better express a deeper understanding of the emotional life of the song. Participants also learn effective audition techniques and identify repertoire that highlights their individual strengths as singing artists. Participants leave the intensive with two to three contrasting songs prepared for their vocal portfolio.

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INSTRUCTORS

INSTRUCTORS

MICHAEL BEATTY: NYC actor, singer and Broadway vocal coach

MICHAEL BEATTY: NYC actor, singer and Broadway vocal coach

PHIL WOODMORE: Musical director, composer, singer and Broadway vocal coach

PHIL WOODMORE: Musical director, composer, singer and Broadway vocal coach

Students not currently studying at COCA need to arrange an audition/ placement class.

Students not currently studying at COCA need to arrange an audition/ placement class.

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11643 JUL 16–20 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00

COCA-U. City FULL DAY 11624 JUL 9–13 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330.00

AUDITION/REVIEW INFORMATION

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION, PLACEMENT CLASS OR REVIEW, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUMMER INTENSIVES AT COCA, PLEASE CONTACT: BALLET & CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE: Antonio Douthit-Boyd, adouthit-boyd@cocastl.org TAP INTENSIVE I & II: Kelly Ging, kging@cocastl.org FASHION INTENSIVE, MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE AUDITION, ON CAMERA INTENSIVE, STUDIO ART INTENSIVE, VOICE ACTING INTENSIVE I & II: Shawna Flanigan, sflanigan@cocastl.org PLEASE NOTE: Auditions, placement classes and reviews must be scheduled by May 5, 2018.

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TAP INTENSIVE I


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The Annual Fund

Enriching lives and building community through the arts The COCA Annual Fund ensures that our organization can continue to provide high-caliber classes, unrivaled faculty and meaningful arts experiences to the people of St. Louis. Gifts to the Annual Fund support our programming, help us keep tuition low, allow us to provide scholarships and keep us open seven days a week, twelve hours each day for most of the year. Your generous donation will enable us to continue our work. cocastl.org | 51


MUSICAL AUDITIONS

COCA SUMMER MUSICAL

WEST SIDE STORY

Directed by Jim Butz Choreography by Christopher Page-Sanders Book by Arthur Laurents | Music by Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

West Side Story sets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York City as the two star-crossed young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. From the first notes to the final breath, their struggle to survive in a world of violence and prejudice remains one of the most memorable and powerful musical dramas of our time. Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Students should prepare a monologue and 32 bars of a song. They should bring a resume and head shot. Those cast will be asked to pay a $310 participation fee; financial assistance is available. Performances are July 27–28, 2018 at Washington University’s Edison Theatre.

PRESENTED BY MARY STRAUSS

AUDITIONS: AGES 14 TO 22

FRI, MAR 9 | 4:00–6:00PM | 11029/11031 SAT, MAR 10 | 12:00–3:00PM | 11030/11032/11033

CALLBACKS

SAT, MAR 10 | 3:00–5:00PM

PRE-AUDITION DANCE WORKSHOP FEB 17 | 12:00–3:00PM | FREE Westminster Christian Academy, no registration required

COCA YOUTH MUSICAL

MARY POPPINS JR. Directed by Grace Austin Music Direction by Colin Healy Choreography by Christopher Page-Sanders

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film | Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman | Book by Julian Fellows | New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe | CoCreated by Cameron Mackintosh | Adapted by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

AUDITIONS: AGES 11 TO 15

FRI, APR 6 | 4:00–6:00PM | 11890/11891 SAT, APR 7 | 12:00–3:00PM | 11892/11893/11894

Students should prepare 32 bars of a song and bring sheet music, a resume and a head shot/photo. Participation is competitive and by audition only. Students cast are asked to pay a participation fee of $570. Financial assistance is available. Campers cast in this production will spend three weeks (during the COCA camp day) rehearsing, then perform the show complete with set, lights and costumes on June 29 and 30 at Washington University’s Edison Theatre.

Visit cocastl.org/register for more information and to schedule an audition time. West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com Mary Poppins JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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P L E A S E P R I N T . S U B M I T A S E PA R AT E R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R M F O R E A C H C A M P E R . C O M P L E T E B O T H S I D E S .

CAMPER INFORMATION

NAME DATE OF BIRTH

FALL’17 GRADE

MAIN CONTACT PARENT/GUARDIAN IF UNDER 18. GENDER M

EMAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED. RECEIPTS SENT VIA EMAIL.

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HOME TELEPHONE PLEASE INCLUDE AREA CODE.

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CITY

STATE

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CELL PHONE PROVIDER COCA uses a text messaging system to notify our patrons when we are closing the building. In order to

receive theses texts, please supply your cell number and provider (AT&T, Verizon, etc.). Standard text messaging rates apply. COCA will not share your cellular information with any third parties, and will only text you when absolutely necessary.

EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME HOME TELEPHONE PLEASE INCLUDE AREA CODE. ( ) SPECIAL NEEDS

RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT

CELL WORK ( ) ( )

PLEASE LIST MEDICATIONS, ALLERGIES, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OR BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS. A MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM IS REQUIRED FOR CAMPERS WHO REQUIRE MEDICATION DURING THE CAMP DAY.

PICK UP PERMISSION I permit the following people (other than parents/guardians) to pick up my child. Maximum of two. NAME TELEPHONE RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT

I permit my child (12 or older) to sign himself/herself out at the end of the camp day.

PLEASE CHECK

COCA POLICIES AGREEMENT REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION I have read and agree to ALL policies on page 55. SIGNATURE

DATE

PARENT/GUARDIAN OR ADULT STUDENT SIGNATURE REQUIRED FOR ENROLLMENT

NOTES OFFICE USE ONLY

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REGISTRATION FORM

COCA SUMMER ARTS CAMPS 2018


REGISTRATION FORM

P L E A S E P R I N T. S U B M I T A S E P A R A T E R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M F O R E A C H S T U D E N T. C O M P L E T E B O T H S I D E S .

COCA REGISTRATION FEE

PL EA S E S EL ECT ONE. REQU I RED FOR R E GISTR ATION

$30 REGISTRATION FEE PER STUDENT Take as many classes or camps as you choose for one annual registration fee. This fee is non-refundable. $ Current Purchase

SELECT CAMPS CAMP CODE CAMP TITLE 10150

CAMP DATE

I F F ULL A DD ME TO WA IT LIST

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TUITION

Jul 23–Jul 27

$155

$

SUPERVISED BEFORE AND AFTER CARE JUN 4–8

JUN 11–15

JUN 18–22

JUN 25–29

JUL 2–6

JUL 9–13

JUL 16–20

JUL 23–27

JUL 30–AUG 3

AUG 6–10

AUG 13–17

BEFORE CARE 7:30–9:00AM $40 PER WEEK AFTER CARE 3:00–6:00PM $75 PER WEEK

$

Gifts to the COCA Annual Fund helps support our programming, keep our tuition low and provide scholarships.

COCA ANNUAL FUND & SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT $50

$100

$250

$500

$1000

PAYMENT INFORMATION Payment plan option for early registrants ($10 service charge). Requires 20% down payment, registration fee and $10 processing fee due upon registration. Your credit card will automatically be billed in equal payments according to the schedule below. All registrations after April 30 must be paid in full at time of registration. All payment plan registrations must be paid in full by June 1. DATES OF AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL JANUARY

March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1

MARCH

April 1, May 1, June 1

FEBRUARY

March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1

APRIL

May 1, June 1

Only checks are accepted as payment for mailed registration forms. To pay by credit card, please register online or in person in COCA’s Registration Office. To pay by cash, please register in person in COCA’s Registration Office.

TOTAL

PAYMENT ENCLOSED

$

QUESTIONS? Please call us with any questions about placement or registration 314.561.4898. Thank You.

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Date Rec’d M P Initial Bio Process & Conf. Initial

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

REGISTRATION OFFICE HOURS: Winter/Spring MON–FRI | 9:00AM–6:00PM Summer MON–FRI | 7:30AM–6:00PM

Financial assistance is available for COCA Summer Arts Camps. COCA accepts applications for financial assistance beginning March 1, 2018.

*The Registration Office will be open 9:00AM–3:00PM on the following Saturdays only: JAN 13 | JAN 20 | JAN 27 | FEB 3 | JUN 2 | JUN 9 | JUN 16 | JUN 23

Applications available online or in the Registration Office. Letters notifying applicants of their status will be emailed and registration will be available at that time.

HOW TO REGISTER JAN 15 *Annual Fund donor ($250 and above) registration begins JAN 27 Open registration begins Early registration is encouraged; many camps fill up quickly. ONLINE: Register through COCA’s secure server at cocastl.org. If you have taken classes at COCA before, you already have an account. Click the “Classes, Camps & Auditions” button to browse and register for camps.

RETURNED PAYMENT POLICY: It is COCA’s policy to charge a $25 processing fee for any returned payments (checks or credit cards). Those whose payments are returned may lose the privilege to pay via check, credit card and payment plan. WITHDRAWALS/REFUNDS: Tuition and before/after care fees will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee per camp, if you submit a withdrawal form by these deadlines:

BY MAIL*: Send your registration form and payment (CHECK ONLY) to: COCA, Attn: Registration | 524 Trinity Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63130

MAY 1 JUN 1

*Credit card registrations are not accepted by mail.

COCA offers no refund or credit for missed camp days due to illness, schedule conflicts or any other reasons. Registration fees are non-refundable.

IN PERSON: Visit the Registration Office during office hours listed above. Faxed and phone registrations are not accepted. BUILDING CLOSED: JAN 15 | APR 1 | MAY 28 | JUL 4 BUILDING CLOSURES: If severe weather, a power outage or unforeseen circumstances necessitate the closing of any COCA summer program, COCA is not responsible for providing a makeup session, credit or refund. COCA posts information about closings on local media outlets as well as at www.cocastl.org and 314.725.6555. CONFIRMATION: COCA will email confirmation of your registration. If you have not received confirmation within two weeks, please contact the Registration Office at 314.561.4898. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/SPECIAL NEEDS: If your child has food allergies or special needs, please list them on the Registration Form or contact the Registration Office. MEDICATIONS: Medical authorization is required from a physician for campers who require medication during the camp day. Medical forms are available online and will be provided by email. PAYMENT PLANS FOR EARLY REGISTRANTS: Requires 20% down payment, $30 registration fee and $10 processing fee due upon registration. Your credit card will automatically be billed in equal payments according to the schedule below. All registrations after April 30 must be paid in full at time of registration. All payment plan registrations must be paid in full by June 1. Dates of Automatic Withdrawal: MAR 1, APR 1, MAY 1, JUN 1 JAN/FEB MAR APR 1, MAY 1, JUN 1 MAY 1, JUN 1 APR FINANCIAL OBLIGATION: COCA does offer payment plan opportunities. COCA reserves the right to suspend or terminate instruction and performance participation for students who do not meet their financial obligations. Students are liable for the full cost of tuition. Students with outstanding balances will NOT be allowed to re-register until the balance is paid in full.

For June camps and Before/After Care For July and August camps and Before/After Care

MEDICAL WITHDRAWALS: COCA offers no refund or credit after the withdrawal deadline except for documented medical conditions. You must submit a withdrawal form and documentation on physician’s letterhead. Medical withdrawals must be submitted before the last day of your child’s camp. Tuition will be refunded less the $25 processing fee per camp. TRANSFERS: COCA offers the opportunity for students to transfer to another camp if space is available. Transfer forms are available in the front lobby and the Registration Office. Transfers must be submitted before the start of your child’s camp. CANCELLATION: In the event that enrollment does not reach the required number for a particular camp, or circumstances arise beyond COCA’s control, COCA reserves the right to cancel. You will be notified, and we will be happy to work with you to find a suitable replacement. If no replacement can be settled upon, COCA will refund your money in full, less your non-refundable registration fee. RELEASE/WAIVER: I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless COCA and its employees from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages of any kind arising from participation in the COCA program. Furthermore, I authorize COCA staff and faculty to seek emergency medical help for me and/or my child if this becomes necessary. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless COCA personnel in seeking medical care for me and/or my child. I realize that every effort will be made by COCA staff to contact me in the event of a medical emergency involving my child. IMAGE CONSENT: I agree that COCA may use my and/or my child’s likeness in the routine promotion of its programs and for other non-commercial applications. FIELD TRIP CONSENT: I give permission for my child to leave the premises for field trips supervised by adult staff members. I understand that I will have advance information about the date, time and location of the field trip.

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GUIDELINES & POLICIES

REGISTRATION OFFICE 314.561.4898 | registration@cocastl.org


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