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COCA 524 Trinity Avenue University City, MO 63130 314.725.6555

PLEASE NOTE: All campers will enter through the new Washington Avenue entrance directly across from the parking garage.

DIRECTIONS

PARKING

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.

Free parking for all COCA camp families and visitors is available in the shared COCA/Washington University garage located on Washington Ave. across from COCA. The arms at the entrance and exit work on a sensor to keep a count of the cars in the garage. You do not need to pull a ticket, nor will you be charged to exit.


WELCOME

Build Your COCA Camp Day

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Camp Basics

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COCA U. City Planning Grid

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P RESENT ING SP O NSO R

Ages 3–5 11–15 Ages 4–5 16–19 Ages 6–7 20–30 Ages 8–10 31–43

SUP P O R T ING SP O NSO RS

Ages 11–13 44–50 Ages 14–18 51–53 Teen Summer Intensives

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Musical Auditions

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Registration Form

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Registration Guidelines/Policies

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AD D IT IO NAL SUP P O R T


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 (AGES 5+) BEFORE CARE 7:30–9:00AM

AM CAMP 9:00–11:45AM

Combine with a PM camp for a full day camp experience!

AFTER CARE 3:00–6:00PM

FULL DAY CAMP

9:00AM–3:00PM

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

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E xp e rien c e C OC A’s e x p and e d c a mp u s ! GRAND OPENING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020

Join us this summer to celebrate the opening of the new Ferring East Wing and the state-of-the-art Berges Theatre. The Grand Opening Gala & Building Dedication will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2020. More details on Grand Opening events to come, visit cocastl.org to stay up to date. cocastl.org | 5


CAMP BASICS

WHY COCA?

OUR EXPANDED CAMPUS

The recently completed Ferring East Wing offers the state-of-the-art Berges Theatre and more studio space for more of your favorite COCA camps.

OUR AMAZING FACULTY

Our campers enjoy a unique and fun-filled 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, arts-learning environment where our campers can truly enjoy art and the art-making process. Many of our camps are multidisciplinary and are taught by multiple teaching artists. COCA camps are designed to engage all types of learners.

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.

A LONGER SUMMER

Our camps start the day after Memorial Day and run through August 21, providing your family with 13 weeks of summer arts opportunities!

NO EXTRA FEES

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

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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. THU, MAY 14, 2020 | 6:00–7:30PM (May, June/early July camps) THU, JUL 9, 2020 | 6:00–7:30PM (late 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. An allergy-free table is available.

DROP OFF & PICK UP 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 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. INCLUSION SERVICES As part of the ADA, COCA is pleased to provide auxiliary aids and services to help students and campers with communication disabilities fully engage in our programs. We ask for as much advance notice as possible, so we can work with the student’s/ camper’s family to determine the best plan of action and have plenty of time to arrange for the aids or services required. Please contact the COCA Registration Office at registration@cocastl.org or 314.561.4898 for more information.

MEMORIAL DAY & INDEPENDENCE DAY COCA is closed on Memorial Day (May 25) and the Independence Day (July 3) in observance of the holidays. Camps are prorated accordingly.

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) for campers ages 5 & up. Register at the same time you register for camps. Some exclusions apply for off-site camps—see specific camp descriptions for details.

COCA’S EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENT COCA is committed to actively and intentionally operating as an anti-bias, anti-racist institution. As such, we promote policies, practices, and programs that create courageous spaces for our COCA community to dialogue toward understanding. We know art is a powerful instrument for social justice. It is a means for people to share history, culture, and perspectives, celebrate differences, challenge assumptions, and find common ground. We aim to be a home to people from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin, citizen status, veteran status, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis of discrimination. COCA is dedicated to advancing anti-bias, anti-racism work as we grow. As a learning institution, we understand that this work is an iterative journey. We will continue to evolve our strategies in collaboration with our communities in order to remain relevant and impactful.

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CAMP BASICS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COCA offers financial assistance for Summer Arts Camps. COCA accepts applications for assistance beginning April 1, 2020. Apply early; limited funds available.


MAY 26–29 ( 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 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 14–18 14–18

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16290 16289 16302 16301 16291 16292 16294 16308 16309 16312 16286 16296 16287 16297 16295 16305 16303 16304 16306 16300 16288 16293 16299 16307 16310 16298 16311

Bad Bunny Beach Party Broadway Stars In the Garden Batman & Beyond Fashion First Play With Your Food Circus, Circus Hip-Hop Basics Legomation Basics Be Our Guest Circus COCA Jellicle Ball Stage Make Up Street Dance Artist Studio COCA Escape Fashion Design Ice Cream Camp Swiftie Songwriters Action Movie Artist Toolbox Costume Design Dance Exploration Stage Make Up Movie Magic Screenwriting

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16330 16331 16345 16344 16329 16339 16342 16333 16353 16348 16351 16343 16335 16341 16340 16350 16347 16354 16327 16338 16332 16352 16349 16334 16346 16336 16328 16337

Candyland 11 Famous Firsts 12 Circus Stars 16 Magic Carpet 17 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo 21 Dragon’s Lore 23 iPad Movie Basics 25 Sew Fabulous 28 Cartooning Character Creations 21 Disney Dreamers 23 Junior Prankster 25 Little Dancers 25 Art Attack 31 Comic Books & Graphic Novels 34 Demo Creation 35 Battles 32 Fashion Makeover 36 iPad Movie Making 38 Broadway Believers 32 Circus Explorer 45 Fashion Blog 46 iPad Music Making 46 U Brand 50 Contemporary Combat Scenes 51 Advocacy as Art 51 COCA Culinary Network 51 Acting The Dance Intensive 54 Ballet & Contemporary Intensive* 56

JUNE 1–5 ages

time AM AM PM PM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM Full Day AM AM PM PM AM PM Full Day INTENSIVE Full Day INTENSIVE Full Day

3–5 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 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 14–18 14–18 14–18

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JUNE 8–12 ages

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AM AM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM AM PM Full Day INTENSIVE Full Day

16373 16372 16383 16379 16375 16376 16388 16384 16381 16387 16378 16371 16370 16377 16386 16389 16382 16385 16374 16380 16369 16390

Monster Party 13 Popstar Superstar 14 Spellbound 19 Balloons, Bubbles & Juggling Balls 20 More than a T-shirt 26 Move It 26 Chocolate Factory 21 Claymation Basics 22 COCA Comedy Club 22 Draw, Paint, Print 23 Breakfast Club 32 DC vs Marvel 35 One Minute Movie 40 Rock & Roll Printmaking 41 Broadway Blockbusters 33 Circus COCA 33 Magnificent Mosaics 40 One Yard Creations 40 Radical 80’s Art 48 Stage Combat Technique 49 Open Musical* 48 Creative Leadership Intensive* 55

ages 3–5 3–5 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 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 14–18 14–18

time AM AM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM AM AM PM PM AM PM INTENSIVE Full Day

code 16414 16409 16423 16405 16418 16407 16425 16422 16426 16427 16419 16417 16415 16421 16429 16428 16416 16406 16424 16420 16410 16430 16408

title Meet the Masters Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Cookie Monster C.O.C.A. D.R.E.A.M. Poetry Playground Where’s My Supersuit? Cartooning Character Creations Class Clown Monster Experiments Mostly Mosaics COCAskins Musical Moves Simply Silly Inventions Shadow Play COCA Sketch Comedy Zombie TV Clean Baking & Cooking Midnight Movie Cine Soundscape Clap. Thump. Stamp. Indie Music II Fashion Photography Tap Intensive

13 13 16 22 27 30 21 22 26 26 34 40 42 42 34 43 45 47 45 45 52 52 56

ages 3–5 3–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

code 16451 16449 16464 16456 16447 16455 16472 16467

title Ballet Stories Zip, Chug, Zoom Under the Sea Hip-Hop Basics Clones, Aliens & Jedi Once Upon A Kitchen First Photo Broadway Blockbuster

11 15 19 24 22 26 24 21

3–5 3–5 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 8–10 8–10 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13

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6–7 6–7 6–7 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 14–18 14–18

time code title p PM 16465 One Minute Movie 27 PM 16463 Young Illustrator 30 Full Day 16445 Lullaby of Broadway 26 AM 16461 Dierbergs Market Cooking Adventure 35 AM 16454 Manga Go 40 AM 16459 Photography 41 AM 16453 Swiftie Songwriters 42 AM 16452 To Dye For 43 PM 16470 Fundamentals of Stage Combat 37 PM 16468 Global Art 37 PM 16466 Going Gaga 37 PM 16473 Legomation Music Video 39 AM 16458 COCA Improv Project 45 AM 16460 Viral Video 50 PM 16462 Fundamentals of Hip-Hop 46 PM 16469 Seasonal Chef 48 PM 16471 COCA Escape 45 Full Day 16457 Flip & Fly 52 Full Day 16446 Musical Theatre Audition Studio 53

ages

3–5 3–5 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 9–14 11–13 11–13 11–13 14–18 14–18 14–18

time

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16492 16491 16504 16503 16489 16495 16496 16506 16505 16499 16497 16494 16507 16509 16502 16500 16490 16498 16510 16488 16493 16508 16501

Girl Power May the Force Be With You More than a Box Claymation Basics Pop Nation Spies & Secret Agents Young Artist Studio Disney Dreamers Fashion First Kid Me! Culinary Road Trip Fashion Design Hello Dali Battles Open Mic Superhero Movie Making II Ballet Studio Junior Intensive+ Stage Combat Technique Kid Me2! Rock Musicals Acting for the Camera Bake Off Songwriting & Recording

12 13 17 22 27 28 30 23 23 39 34 36 38 32 40 42 56 49 47 48 51 51 53

ages 3–5 3–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

time AM AM PM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM

code 16527 16528 16542 16531 16533 16536 16526 16541 16543 16546 16547

title Circle of Life Vamanos! Pajama Hero Jinkies! Kitchen Wizard Move It Singing in Style Animation Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Circus Circus The Sorting Hat

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JULY 6–10

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AM AM AM PM PM PM Full Day Full Day AM AM PM PM PM Full Day INTENSIVE Full Day

16532 16535 16537 16549 16540 16545 16530 16525 16539 16538 16550 16548 16544 16529 16534

Art Reflections 31 Hocus Pocus 38 Stage Make Up 42 Animation 31 Dance, Dance, Dance 35 Say Cheese 41 Girls Rock 37 First Musical: Disney’s Frozen KIDS* 36 Actor’s Toolbox 44 Movie Magic 47 Dumbledore’s Army 46 Stage Make Up II 49 Upcycle Design Challenge 50 Drawing & Painting Studio 51 Voice Intensive I: Acting the Song 54

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 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13

time AM AM PM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM Full Day AM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM AM PM Full Day INTENSIVE Full Day

code 16566 16567 16579 16580 16573 16574 16571 16583 16582 16586 16570 16578 16577 16572 16575 16568 16581 16585 16584 16587 16576 16588 16569 16565

title Jurassic Art Perfectly Powerful Princesses Baubles & Bracelets Space Odyssey C.O.C.A. D.R.E.A.M. Circus Circus Colorful World Cooking with Color Art Explosion Broadway Blockbuster Superhero Movie Making I

ages 3–5 3–5 3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 8–10 8–10 8–10

code 16609 16607 16606 16620 16621 16613 16617 16611 16605 16626 16630 16627 16628 16624 16612 16610 16616

title Down on the Farm Let it Go, Let it Snow Summer in a Suitcase Purple Crayon Adventure Unicorn Adventures Happy Feet Junior Prankster Summer Chef Where’s My Supersuit? African Beat Future Filmmaker Hip-Hop Basics Into the Unknown Plain Paper, Planes, & Planets Camp Africa Chalk Drawings & Street Art iPad Music Making

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JULY 20–24 time AM AM AM PM PM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM PM AM AM AM

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12 14 16 18 22 22 23 23 20 21 29 Dierbergs Market Cooking Adventure 35 Drawing Manga 36 Feed the Mind 36 Hogwarts: The Journey Continues 38 Legomation 39 Harry Pottery 37 Circus COCA 33 Fundamentals of Hip-Hop 36 Stage Make Up 42 Cosplay Make Up 45 Manga Go 47 Fashion Challenge 46 Voice Intensive II: The Singing Artist 55

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JULY 20–24 ( ages

8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13 12–16 14–18 14–18 14–18

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16614 16631 16625 16619 16623 16608 16629 16604 16603 16615 16622 16618

Video How To: Dance Moves Illustration Culinary Passport Revolting Roald Rock the House Cosplay Costumes Manga Voice Studio Jr. Youth Musical: Hairspray JR.+ Manga for Teens Cosplay Costumes II Short Film Production Studio*

43 38 34 41 41 45 47 50 53 52 51 53

JULY 27–31 ages

3–5 3–5 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 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13 12–16

time AM AM AM PM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM Full Day AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM PM AM AM PM PM Full Day

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title

16664 16661 16659 16694 16692 16683 16658 16676 16701 16688 16697 16690 16674 16682 16662 16679 16670 16703 16711 16702 16704 16709 16666 16681 16707 16698 16684

Jungle Jammin’ 12 Sassafras Solutions 14 Supersonic Superheroes 15 Fairyland 17 Ninja Heroes 18 Young Illustrator 30 First Act 23 The Art of “Ta-DA” 29 Ice Cream Camp 24 Move It 26 Sew Fabulous 28 Who? What? 30 Broadway Magic 21 Demo Creation 35 Fundamentals of Costume Design 36 Fundamentals of Hip-Hop 36 Health Moves 37 Arts Around the World 32 Dierbergs Market Cooking Adventure 35 Kid Me! 39 Page to Stage 41 Video How To: Gamer Legends 43 Rock & Roll Printmaking 48 Stage Make Up II 49 Indie Music Production 46 Selfie 49 Musical Marketing: Hairspray JR. 53

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16738 16735 16736 16750 16751 16734 16739 16745 16732 16756 16748 16758 16754 16737

Icky Sticky Fun Pet Parade Ponyville Adventures Leader of the Flock Please Don’t Stop the Music Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Calder Creations Legomation Basics Where in the World Circus Circus Disney Dreamers Future Filmmaker Ice Cream Camp Pop Divas

12 14 14 17 18 21 21 25 29 22 23 24 24 27

AUGUST 3–7 ages

3–5 3–5 3–5 4–5 4–5 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7 6–7

time AM AM AM PM PM AM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM Full Day

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8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 8–10 11–13 11–13 11–13 11–13

AM AM AM PM PM PM PM Full Day AM AM PM PM INTENSIVE Full Day

16746 16742 16740 16752 16749 16753 16757 16743 16744 16741 16759 16755 16747

Acting for the Camera Circus COCA Kitchen Creative COCA Sketch Comedy Fundamentals of Stage Combat Go Van Gogh Canine Comic Craft New York Minute Canine Comic Craft

31 33 39 34 37 37 33 40 44 Silent Film Production & Performance 49 Acting for the Camera 44 Animation vs. Live Action 44 Theatre Design Intensive 54

ages

time AM AM PM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM PM Full Day AM AM AM AM PM PM PM Full Day AM PM Full Day Full Day

code

title

16778 16779 16789 16790 16780 16784 16783 16795 16792 16788 16793 16774 16776 16786 16781 16787 16796 16791 16794 16775 16782 16797 16785 16777

Circus Stars 11 Peacemakers 14 Dragon’s Lair 16 Earth Savers 16 iPad Movie Basics 25 Jinkies! 25 Shake & Bake 28 Balloons, Bubbles & Juggling Balls 20 Fashion First 23 Superhero(ine) Power 29 Things That Go Zoom 29 Sing, Dance, Act 28 Act Up 31 COCAskins 34 Sew Fabulous 41 Tinker Time 43 Street Dance 42 iPad Movie Making 38 Chocolate Factory 33 Broadway Big Top 32 Mixed Media Studio 47 Stop Motion Video 49 Making Movie Musicals 46 Hip-Hop Studio 52

time AM AM PM PM AM AM AM PM PM PM AM AM PM PM AM PM

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title

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16814 16813 16820 16821 16819 16815 16812 16826 16825 16824 16818 16817 16827 16822 16816 16823

Magical Music Makers Monster Party Girl Power Slugs & Ladybugs Circus Circus Legomation Basics Singing in Style Move It Perfect Cookie Camp Third Dimension Decked Out Donuts Impressionist Inspiration Circus COCA Claymation Thrift Store Fashion Rap & Rhyme

13 13 17 18 22 25 28 26 27 29 35 38 33 34 50 48

AUGUST 10–14 3–5 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 11–13 14–18

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AUGUST 17–21 ages

3–5 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 11–13 11–13

*2-week camp

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BEACH PARTY

CIRCLE OF LIFE

and sand in this camp for beach enthusiasts. We practice hula dance, tie dye T-shirts, string shark tooth necklaces, build magnificent castles, and read about the beach in books like At the Beach and Sea & Sand & Me. Along the way, we learn some beachinspired music to share with family and friends on the final day of camp.

characters, stories, and themes from The Lion King like “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King!” We read various prequels, sequels, and versions of the folktale; create a lion puppet; and paint a picture of the African Savanna. Each day in movement class, we complete unique obstacle courses to train for our upcoming battle for Pride Rock as we learn to find our place on the path unwinding.

3 TO 5 Explore the marvels of sea

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

BAD BUNNY

3 TO 5 Hop into Mr. McGregor’s garden

as 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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16290 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

BALLET STORIES

3 TO 5 Explore some of the world’s

best loved ballets using movement, art, books, and stories. Campers learn simple ballet steps to classical 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.

Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16289 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

CANDYLAND

3 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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City

MORNING

16330 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

3 TO 5 Explore the timeless

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16527 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

CIRCUS STARS

3 TO 5 Calling all tightrope walkers,

lion tamers, and acrobats! Campers enjoy tumbling, balancing, and learning circus skills like ring juggling and feather balancing. This circusthemed camp combines movement with fun visual arts activities. We create circus art and masks using paint, sculpture, and collage.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16778 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16451 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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GIRL POWER

JUNGLE JAMMIN’

female superheroes to inspire our girl power—Bat Girl who tinkers with technology, Black Canary who harnesses the power of her voice, and Wonder Woman who always tells the truth. And, don’t forget Captain Marvel—the most powerful superhero of all time—who absorbs energy and has a seventh sense! We prepare for battle with super obstacle courses, make capes and masks, and read stories about our favorite heroines!

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!

3 TO 5 We look to some incredible

DOWN ON THE FARM

3 TO 5 Through stories, songs,

movement, and art, we explore the animals, people, and plants that live on a farm. We decorate a container garden and plant vegetable seeds, make paper maché chicks to populate our farm, and learn a country square dance. Mr. Brown can moo, can you?

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16609 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

FAMOUS FIRSTS

3 TO 5 Celebrate people who

made history by being the first to achieve something new. Using books like Firebird, Catching the Moon, and Ada Twist, Scientist, we learn about heroic individuals who expand thinking and break ground. We explore their accomplishments and imagine our own through art, movement, and drama.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16331 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 12 | 2020 Summer Camps Guide

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16492 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

ICKY STICKY FUN

3 TO 5 This messy art camp is for

campers who love slime, jumping in puddles, or squishing finger paint and doughs! We read stories that celebrate fun like Beautiful Oops!, explore explosive movement to high-energy music, work with paper maché, and finger paint with our hands and feet!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16738 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

3 TO 5 Join us on a musical

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16664 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

JURASSIC ART

3 TO 5 Calling all preschool

paleontologists! Join us for brontosaurus building, diplodocus dancing, stegosaurus sculpture and ankylosaurus 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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16566 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165


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 their own characters to add to the fun!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16607 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

MAGICAL MUSIC MAKERS

3 TO 5 Campers enter the magical

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 that music really is all around us. Let the music begin!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16814 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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, we create our own Jedi, aliens, clones, creatures, and stories through art, movement, and drama. Expand your imagination into a galaxy far, far away!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16491 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

MEET THE MASTERS

3 TO 5 Campers enter the world

of arts masters in a variety of disciplines. Then, using music, movement, visual arts, and creative drama, campers create their own small “masterworks.” They paint like Picasso, learn ballet steps to Swan Lake, and create rhythms like Henry Gibson. Campers are inspired by a variety of artists each day.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16414 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

MONSTER PARTY

3 TO 5 Sun Down, Monsters UP! We

train “preschool style” like our super monster friends. Then, we create fantastic monsters, build fabulous masks and costumes, inhabit those creatures, and bring them to life with sound and music. Not for the faint hearted!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16373 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16813 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA

3 TO 5 It’s a backyard adventure

inspired by Buzz, Crick, and all their friends. We make antennae hats and bug self-portraits, learn songs by the Beatles, and hold a dance party in the Village Green on the final day of camp.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16409 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 cocastl.org | 13


PEACEMAKERS

PET PARADE

peace in books like The Peace Book and A Million Visions of Peace. We create a life-size paper doll peace chain and a dove sculpture as we sing and move to sweet songs of peace and harmony like “The Rainbow Song.”

veterinarian? Through stories, books, songs, movement, and art, we explore traditional, non-traditional and even make-believe pets. We look at some 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.

3 TO 5 Be inspired by stories of

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16779 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

PERFECTLY POWERFUL PRINCESSES

3 TO 5 Are you a pet lover or future

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16735 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

3 TO 5 From Mulan to Merida,

PONYVILLE ADVENTURES

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

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.

princesses these days are no 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 a storytelling for family and friends.

Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16567 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

3 TO 5 Explore your favorite little

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16736 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

POPSTAR SUPERSTAR

3 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.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16372 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

SASSAFRAS SOLUTIONS

3 TO 5 First, we create “thinking

goggles” to wear because there is magic, mystery, science, and adventure coming! We create magical animals through art and imagine ways that they need our help. Then, we create our own science journals to investigate and experiment our way to solutions just like Zoey and Sassafras!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16661 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 14 | 2020 Summer Camps Guide


VAMANOS!

3 TO 5 Campers become explorers

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.

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

SUMMER IN A SUITCASE

3 TO 5 Come 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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16606 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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, and walk through walls; and imagine stories about the heroes’ everyday lives.

Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16528 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

ZIP, CHUG, ZOOM

3 TO 5 Beep Beep Beep! 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! We might even see our favorite blue truck along the way!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16449 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City MORNING 16659 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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CIRCUS STARS

DRAGON’S LAIR

lion tamers, and acrobats! Campers enjoy tumbling, balancing, and learning circus skills like ring juggling and feather balancing. This circusthemed camp combines movement with fun visual arts activities. We create circus art and masks using paint, sculpture, and collage.

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 like 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.

4 TO 5 Calling all tightrope walkers,

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

BAUBLES & BRACELETS 4 TO 5 Entrez-vous! If you love

playing dress up à la Fancy Nancy, don’t miss this camp that is totally en vogue! We practice our French, transform into butterflies, learn some ballet steps, and end our week with a tea party. So invite all your fanciest friends and practice your curtsy because Baubles and Bracelets is going to be a week to remember!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16579 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

BROADWAY STARS

4 TO 5 It’s never too early to imagine

being on Broadway! We explore music and movement from some of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, such as Peter Pan, Annie, and The Little Mermaid. Then, we re-imagine the themes and stories through our own visual art creations.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16302 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

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Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16345 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

COOKIE MONSTER

4 TO 5 Inspired by popular children’s

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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16423 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

4 TO 5 Return to “once upon a

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16789 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

EARTH SAVERS

4 TO 5 Explore ways to help our

environment and celebrate the beauty of our world! We read and tell stories like The Tiny Seed, Red Sings from Treetops, and Seasons, and go on a nature walk to find inspiration and natural materials to add to our artwork. We learn about recycling/ creative reuse and create instruments from recycled materials, learn to play them, and then move to the rhythms of the planet!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16790 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $165


FAIRYLAND

MAGIC CARPET

dust and come along as we create our own magical fairyland. 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 the wings, wands, and flower necklaces to bring them to life in our own fairy dance.

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.

4 TO 5 Sprinkle yourself with pixie

4 TO 5 Hop on the magic carpet

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16694 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

GIRL POWER

4 TO 5 We look to some incredible

female superheroes to inspire our girl power—Bat Girl who tinkers with technology, Black Canary who harnesses the power of her voice, and Wonder W nnn oman who always tells the truth. And, don’t forget Captain Marvel—the most powerful superhero of all time—who absorbs energy and has a seventh sense! We prepare for battle with super obstacle courses, make capes and masks, and read stories about our favorite heroines!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16820 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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

IN THE GARDEN

4 TO 5 Explore gardens through art,

stories, and planting! We investigate imagined gardens through watercolor images, read books like The Carrot Seed and The Tiny Seed, and create our own garden tales through dramatic play. Finally, we take a turn at gardening ourselves as we plant treasures in COCA’s flower beds as well as some to bring home!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16301 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

LEADER OF THE FLOCK

4 TO 5 Travel to Mossy Bottom Farm

where campers pretend to be Shaun the Sheep and other human-like farm animals. Explore comic adventures like Timmy in the City, create sheep using fingerprints, and move to the song “Feels Like Summer” as campers learn all about what it means to be the leader of the flock.

Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16344 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16504 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16750 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 cocastl.org | 17


NINJA HEROES

4 TO 5 High-energy campers get

a 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, we 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.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16692 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

PAJAMA HERO

4 TO 5 “All Shout Hooray!” for a

fun chance to play and save the day. Campers create characters with special powers and make animal amulets and masks while they imagine their own adventure stories and ways to defeat Romeo and Luna. They train on obstacle courses and sing “Heroes Forever.”

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16542 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC 4 TO 5 If you can’t stop moving to

songs on the radio, this is the perfect camp for you! We sing family-friendly, contemporary songs and learn hip-hop choreography. We read stories about characters who love music and dancing like Hip and Hop, Don’t Stop! and Hip-Hop Dog. We even create our own “crew” names, design T-shirts and hats, and bring it all together for a dance party on the final day of camp.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16751 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

PURPLE CRAYON ADVENTURE

4 TO 5 Inspired by the storybook

series by Crockett Johnson, imaginative campers create their own purple crayon adventure through storytelling and art. Using crayons in traditional and non-traditional art, we make crayon rubbings, wax crayon etchings, and watercolor crayon resist. We also create our own characters and write a collective story of a creative adventure driven by drawing.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16620 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

SLUGS & LADYBUGS

4 TO 5 Budding entomologists—this

is the camp for you! We learn all about insects—how they eat, move, and play. We read and tell stories, create beautiful bug-themed artwork, plant some seeds for our own garden habitat, and turn ourselves into bug characters with fanciful costumes and face paint.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16821 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

SPACE ODYSSEY

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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16580 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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SPELLBOUND

4 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. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16383 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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 underwater fun.

UNICORN ADVENTURES 4 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.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16621 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Children must be fully toilet trained to attend camps at COCA. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16464 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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ART EXPLOSION

BATMAN & BEYOND

splatter techniques, water balloon explosions, spin art, and painttinted bubble mix to create fabulous creative images in the spirit of artist Jackson Pollock. Campers explore the expressive potential in highenergy art through a variety of mediums as they discover their own creative voice.

superhero movie to come out? Let’s create a new story ourselves! Campers explore the exciting stories and powers of superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man, 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.

6 TO 7 Adventurous artists use

AFRICAN BEAT

6 TO 7 Young campers are engaged

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.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16626 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

ANIMATION

6 TO 7 Explore three different styles

of animation: stop motion using legos and clay, hand drawn, and live animation. Working in small groups, we write scripts, direct, perform, shoot, and edit films using COCA iPads. Everyone receives a copy of the videos created.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use are included. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16541 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16582 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

BALLOONS, BUBBLES & JUGGLING BALLS 6 TO 7 Campers learn to “twist”

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

COCA–U. City MORNING 16379 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16795 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

6 TO 7 Can’t wait for the next

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16291 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

BE OUR GUEST

6 TO 7 Do you dream of being on

stage in your favorite Broadway musical? Campers learn songs, dances, and scenes from familyfriendly Broadway musicals such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. They create their own props to help share their stories. Camp culminates in a performance that includes singing and dancing.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16286 MAY 26–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $232


BIBBIDI-BOBBIDI-BOO

CARTOONING CHARACTER CREATIONS

6 TO 7 Learn rhythm, musicality,

6 TO 7 Campers uncover the range

spacing, and basic musical theatre dance steps in this dance camp for children who love Disney musicals. We dance to favorites from Frozen, Cinderella, and Mary Poppins, and explore “a whole new world” of dance. We share our dances with family and friends on the final day of camp.

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

No previous experience or dancewear required. COCA–U. City MORNING 16329 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16543 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16734 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER 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 like 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 16467 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16586 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

BROADWAY MAGIC

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 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and Aladdin. Then, we imaginatively put them together in a magical musical revue. We create scenery and props and share our performance with family and friends on the final day of camp.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16674 JUL 27–31 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

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 AFTERNOON 16353 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16425 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

CHOCOLATE FACTORY

6 TO 7 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.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16388 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

COCA–U. City MORNING 16739 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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CIRCUS CIRCUS

CLAYMATION BASICS

exploring the world of the Circus with circus professionals! Campers 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 an interactive circus studio for family and friends.

create a corresponding storyboard, and build clay characters and a set to bring it all to life through the video art of claymation! There is a screening on the final day of camp, and each camper leaves with access to the videos created in the camp.

6 TO 7 Athletic campers enjoy

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16308 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16546 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16574 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16756 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16819 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

CLASS CLOWN

6 TO 7 The lessons of this camp span

the worlds of magic, circus, comedy, science, and gags. We learn many impromptu skills, such as how to balance a sheet of newspaper on our nose, and make a catapult out of a spoon, 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 AFTERNOON 16422 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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6 TO 7 We write a short scene,

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16384 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $180 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16503 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $144

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 16447 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

COCA COMEDY CLUB

6 TO 7 Through improvisation and

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 hilarious sharing for family and friends.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16381 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

C.O.C.A. D.R.E.A.M.

6 TO 7 Calling all Siwanatorz!

Campers practice hip-hop steps and explore rhythm, formations and spacing as they learn choreography to their favorite songs. Then, we work with a fashion teaching artist to create bows, sparkly T-shirts, and skirts to wear when we dance. You believe it, you achieve it!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16405 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16573 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165


DISNEY DREAMERS

DRAW, PAINT, PRINT

your favorite Disney musicals as you develop vocal technique and gain confidence in group performance. We explore material from shows like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan. Then, we show what we learned for friends and family on the final day.

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.

6 TO 7 Learn songs from some of

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16348 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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 MORNING 16571 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

COOKING WITH COLOR

6 TO 7 Join us as we explore the

creative potential and “color wheel” inside any kitchen. We create kids’ favorites, such as vegetable pasta, fresh lemonade, and fruit-based desserts, that demonstrate both the health and artfulness of being mindful of the colors on our plates.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16583 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16506 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $132 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16748 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

DRAGON’S LORE

6 TO 7 Explore myths and dragon

lore from around the world, focusing on different cultures each day. We create our own characters and embark on a quest as we create and paint a large scale collaborative paper machè dragon inspired by all that we learned!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16339 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

6 TO 7 Campers draw, paint, and

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16387 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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 16292 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $144 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16505 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $144 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16792 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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 sharing of what we learned.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16658 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 cocastl.org | 23


HAPPY FEET

ICE CREAM CAMP

dancers and inspired by the little penguin who loved to dance, this camp offers an introduction to tap and jazz for enthusiastic young campers. Each day, campers warm up and explore dance steps and energetic choreography. Campers also build props that connect to their performance pieces.

summer day than your favorite ice cream treats? 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.

6 TO 7 Designed for beginning

There is no need to buy special shoes for this camp; campers may dance in bare feet and in sneakers.

FIRST PHOTO

6 TO 7 Campers learn photography

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 in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16472 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

FUTURE FILMMAKER 6 TO 7 Calling all aspiring

filmmakers! We cooperatively plan, direct, stage, shoot, and edit a digital video film using our fellow campers as performers. We may choose to create parodies, commercials, or mini-documentaries. We screen the films for family and friends on the final day of camp, and each camper receives a copy of the films developed in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16630 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $180 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16758 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $180 24 | 2020 Summer Camps Guide

COCA–U. City MORNING 16613 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

HIP-HOP BASICS

6 TO 7 Aspiring dancers learn hip-

hop steps and connect them with freestyle steps of their own creation to put together high-energy group choreography. Campers gain an understanding of dance concepts, such as rhythm, musicality, spacing, and levels. They also create a hiphop “crew” name and design a T-shirt. Camp ends with a sharing of what was learned.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16309 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132 COCA–U. City MORNING 16456 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16627 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

6 TO 7 What is better on a hot

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16701 JUL 27–31 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $190 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16754 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

INTO THE UNKNOWN

6 TO 7 Campers journey into the

“unknown” to create their own adventure inspired by favorite characters and themes. Inspired by Elsa’s journey to discover the root of her powers, we invent our own characters with amazing gifts, collectively create an adventurous story, and build the props and costume accessories to share a fun, magnificent, and musical tale.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16628 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165


IPAD MOVIE BASICS

JUNIOR PRANKSTER

LEGOMATION BASICS

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.

day was April Fools’ Day, then Junior Prankster is the perfect camp. Campers dream up, rehearse, and pull pranks on their fellow campers— using things like plastic bugs or look-alike food to create hilarious results. They take home pranks to trick their parents and learn to never reveal a secret! Campers beware... your teaching artists might just pull a prank (or two) on you!

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.

6 TO 7 Aspiring young filmmakers

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16342 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $180 COCA–U. City MORNING 16780 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

JINKIES!

6 TO 7 Scooby-Doo, Where are

you? Meddling kids should join Mystery Inc. to create the characters inspired by Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy—or create their own friends and foes to round out the story. Campers create a funny and mysterious script, build scenery and props, and polish their acting skills in this fun, multidisciplinary offering.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16531 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16784 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

6 TO 7 If your child wishes every

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16351 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16617 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

KITCHEN WIZARD

6 TO 7 Campers learn how to fuel

their adventures by creating their own wizarding sweets, such as those one might find at Honeydukes: licorice wands, cauldron cakes, and, of course, butterbeer. Along the way, they learn basic kitchen safety and develop new cooking skills.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16533 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

6 TO 7 If your child loves Legos, this

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16312 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $144 COCA–U. City MORNING 16745 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $180 COCA–U. City MORNING 16815 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

LITTLE DANCERS

6 TO 7 Explore some of the world’s

best loved ballets using movement, art, and stories. Learn ballet steps to classical 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, you become a “Little Dancer.” Campers should attend with ballet shoes.

No additional dress code, and no previous experience required. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16343 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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LULLABY OF BROADWAY

MOVE IT

the world of musical theatre! Each day, they spend time on choral singing, dance/choreography, and creating/performing scenes from musicals. They explore a wide range of classic and contemporary family-friendly musicals. The camp culminates in a musical revue of shows popular with campers, such as Jungle Book, Annie, and Seussical.

kids, this camp introduces basic jazz and hip-hop moves. They learn rhythm and musicality, spacing, and repetition. Campers put them all together into fun and lively choreography to popular music. Camp ends with a sharing of the dance for family and friends.

6 TO 7 Future triple threats explore

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16445 JUN 22–26 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

MONSTER EXPERIMENTS

6 TO 7 Campers create and put on

their thinking goggles, and build and keep a science journal like their favorite heroine Zoey. They do fun experiments like creating exploding volcanos, inflating balloons with fizzy reactions, and playing music with a makey makey. They learn to think like a scientist while adding a pinch of COCA creativity—creating characters, props, and writing a collaborative story to act out on the final day of camp.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16426 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

6 TO 7 Designed for high-energy

COCA–U. City MORNING 16376 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

MORE THAN A T-SHIRT

6 TO 7 Campers transform plain

white T-shirts into a wide array of fashionable garments—kimonos, dresses, and bags that reflect a sense of personal style. They use a range of fabric dye techniques and add design elements using machine sewing, hand sewing, and other decorative techniques.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16536 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16688 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

COCA–U. City MORNING 16375 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16826 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

MOSTLY MOSAICS

ONCE UPON A KITCHEN

6 TO 7 Experiment with a range of

6 TO 7 What would Snow White be

organic and structure patterns using ancient techniques and cool new materials. We piece together images from blocks of color in a variety of media and create beautiful wall hangings as well as personal items like boxes and picture frames. Camp concludes with an exhibition of created work.

without the famous apple? In this camp, we explore storybook-based foods from classic and contemporary favorites like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and Hansel and Gretel. We prepare (and taste) signature foods from stories while also exploring the stories through art and drama.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16427 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16455 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

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ONE MINUTE MOVIE

POETRY PLAYGROUND

made popular by YouTube? Campers in this camp 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 mini-documentaries. Campers receive a copy of the films created in the camp.

jump to the beats, and let your imagination go! COCA teaching artists introduce budding writers to the world of poetry through reading and listening to poems and poetic language, writing poems, creating art illustrations, and participating in poetry slams.

6 TO 7 Love the super short films

6 TO 7 Swing with the sounds,

COCA–U. City MORNING 16418 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16465 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

PERFECT COOKIE CAMP

6 TO 7 Come join the quest to make

the perfect cookie! We bake several types of cookies each day exploring different cookie styles, such as drop, bar, shaped, refrigerator, and sandwich, and a range of flavors, including sugar, gingerbread, cocoa, chocolate chip, and oatmeal. Along the way, we learn the basics of baking and a dash of personal creativity.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16825 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

PLAIN PAPER, PLANES, AND PLANETS

POP DIVAS

world of possibilities for kids who like to cut, fold, build and glue. We make our own folded and bound books, create beautiful origami, sculpt using paper maché, and even make our own paper. You can construct airplanes, buildings, cities, or your own universe—the sky’s the limit! Camp concludes with an exhibition of created work.

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, create fashion accessories to wear when you perform. Whether you are a fan of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, or Lady Gaga, your favorite pop diva knows how to accessorize and so will you!

6 TO 7 Paper is a medium with a

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16624 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD

6 TO 7 Join us for the most creative,

playful experience to be had in any kitchen! Create favorites like individual size, “make your own” pizza and “everything” cookies. Then, get your 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.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16294 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $152

6 TO 7 Singers work on vocal

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16737 AUG 3–7 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

POP NATION

6 TO 7 This fun and lively

introduction to dance is perfect for those interested in sampling moves and choreography. Inspired by current and classic pop music stars and their styles, we learn a different style of choreography and dance step each day. Camp ends with a sharing for family and friends on the final day of camp.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16489 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

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SEW FABULOUS

SPIES & SECRET AGENTS

creativity to your room as we make fashionable pillows, wall hangings, boxes, and frames. Update your room with items that reflect your personal style and create fresh places to hang out and stash your stuff. We learn hand and machine sewing techniques, dye, paint, and embellishment as ways to express our best ideas!

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 Add personal style and

COCA–U. City MORNING 16333 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $180 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16697 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16783 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

6 TO 7 In this camp, we pretend we

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

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 Shrek.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16774 AUG 10–14 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

SINGING IN STYLE

6 TO 7 COCA vocal music teachers

help each camper gain confidence as they explore singing from different styles of musical theatre, such as golden age, jukebox, standard, and Disney. They work on musicality, rhythm, breath support, articulation, and tone; and also performance skills, such as posture and vocal expression. Camp ends with a sharing of songs learned.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16526 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16812 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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COCA–U. City MORNING 16495 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

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.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16611 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $190


SUPERHERO MOVIE MAKING I

6 TO 7 Can’t wait for the next

superhero movie to come out? Campers in this camp make their own! They work in small groups to develop classic or original superheroes and villains. They build the costumes, sets, props, and environment to help tell the adventure. They also work in small groups to write the story, cast the film, scout locations, film, and even learn a little editing. Campers receive access to the films created in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16570 JUL 13–17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $295

SUPERHERO(INE) POWER 6 TO 7 Captain Marvel, Wonder

Woman, Batgirl, Mystique, and the Black Widow are just a few of the powerful superheroines from comic book culture who provide inspiration for our own special super identities. With powers like flight, super strength, speed, gadgets, and fire energy blasts, these heroes know how to take on villains! We develop a fantastic story, create sets, costumes, and sound effects. Family and friends are invited to a sharing of what was learned on the final day of camp.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16788 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

THE ART OF “TA-DA”

6 TO 7 Campers learn the principles

of clowning and entertainment as we discover the joy of performing. We learn hilarious clown 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 an interactive sharing for family and friends.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16676 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

THE SORTING HAT

6 TO 7 Where would the sorting

hat send you? Enter the world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter and discover whether you belong in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. You imagine your own student, professor, and fantastical creature characters to populate an imaginary wizard school. You create wands and potions—then share your tribute to the world of magic for the final day of camp.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16547 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

THINGS THAT GO ZOOM

6 TO 7 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, we power our creations with motors, wind, weight, and our imaginations.

THIRD DIMENSION

6 TO 7 Working individually and

in small groups, we imagine, design, and build our own fantastic structures. We explore clay, paper maché, tape, and wire as sculptural mediums as we practice both additive and subtractive techniques. From functional to purely fantastical, we discover the many different ways to see in the third dimension.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16824 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

WHERE IN THE WORLD

6 TO 7 Find yourself in a different

country each day, and uncover the cultural clues to determine where in the world you are! Dance, draw, sculpt, sing, and learn some basic language skills as you travel around our mysterious globe and explore the arts from different cultures. Where will you be? Japan? Iceland? Peru? Just wait and see!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16732 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16793 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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WHERE’S MY SUPERSUIT?

6 TO 7 Campers explore superheroes

with secret identities like Elastigirl, Superman, Batman, and Frozone. We then use these famous characters as inspiration to create superheroes, supervillains, and secret identities of our own. We create gadgets and disguises, go on a secret mission/ scavenger hunt, and create a final story.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16407 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16605 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

WHO? WHAT?

6 TO 7 Learn about famous people/

events from the past and present like Albert Einstein, Aretha Franklin, and Jane Goodall through creative drama, improvisational games, and even drawing and painting. Then, we turn the tables and write our own “Who is” story about our futurefamous selves and create a selfportrait for the cover.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16690 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

YOUNG ARTIST STUDIO 6 TO 7 Drawing, painting,

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, we paint, sculpt, and draw, adding imagination and a ton of creativity as we make our own personal masterpieces.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16496 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

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 AFTERNOON 16463 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16683 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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ACT UP

ART ATTACK

performers through all the steps of acting in a theatre production. We develop an understanding of the audition and casting process, gain insight into readthroughs, 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 for a culmination for family and friends.

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.

8 TO 10 COCA theatre artists guide

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16776 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 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, gaining peer and instructor feedback to “try another take.” Campers receive access to videos of their best oncamera work. Art and technology supplies and equipment use are included in price.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16746 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

8 TO 10 Campers take inspiration

COCA–U. City MORNING 16335 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

ACTION MOVIE

8 TO 10 Learn the art of extreme

camera angles, the stories that drive action movies, and a bit about how to perform daring feats. We’ll write our own action sequences, learn to safely execute falls, stunts and stage our chase scenes. We’ll also get behind the camera to make our movies, adding special effects to enhance our film. Campers will leave with a copy of the film created by the camp. Art and technology supplies and equipment use are included in price.

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16288 MAY 26–29 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $236

ANIMATION

8 TO 10 Explore three different styles

of animation: stop motion using legos and clay, hand drawn, and live animation. Working in small groups, we write scripts, direct, perform, shoot, and edit films using COCA iPads. Everyone receives a copy of the videos created. Art and technology supplies and equipment use are included in price.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16549 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

ART REFLECTIONS

8 TO 10 We use mirrors, metal, glass,

water, and shattered surfaces to see and reflect the world around us in new ways. We paint and draw our observations “through the looking glass,” experiment with reflections in photography, and even include mirrors in mixed media creations. Camp ends with an exhibit of created work.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16532 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

ARTIST STUDIO

8 TO 10 Campers draw, paint, and

sculpt in this camp designed to expose campers to a wide range of arts materials. Although the emphasis is on enjoying the creative process, the basics of art instruction, such as line, shape, value, texture, pattern, space, and color, are emphasized across mediums. Young artists are encouraged to experiment, adding imagination and a ton of creativity as we make our own personal masterpieces.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16305 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

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ARTS AROUND THE WORLD

BATTLES

sculpt, sing, and learn some basic language skills as they travel around the world and discover the subtle differences in our cultures through the arts. Working with a number of teaching artists, each day of camp explores a different country and region through various arts disciplines, including dance, visual art, and drama.

character to life or create a new one! Work with COCA teaching artists to create characters and story; build helmets and swords; then with safety first as the rule, learn the basics of stage combat from punches and sword fights, safe falls, and rolls. All the elements come together to create a mini-play in an arena that we design and build.

8 TO 10 Campers dance, draw,

8 TO 10 Bring your favorite minecraft

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 16703 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16350 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

BALLET STUDIO JUNIOR INTENSIVE

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16509 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

9 TO 14 Ballet Studio is COCA’s Jr.

Ballet Intensive. This full-day, 3-week intensive includes ballet, modern, and character technique classes led by American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum PrePrimary–Level 3 Certified Instructors. Campers focus on elements to improve their training, including musicality, pirouettes, petite allegro, adagio and pointe (pre-pointe when appropriate). The dancers learn the process of preparing for a performance as well as studio and theatre etiquette. The intensive is divided into two sections—based on each dancer’s ability. Dancers must have completed Ballet IA through Ballet IV/V (if currently enrolled at COCA) or have completed more than three years of classical ballet training.

The intensive culminates with a free, open performance for family and friends on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00PM. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16490 JUN 29-JUL 17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $700

BREAKFAST CLUB

8 TO 10 We explore the fun and

creativity in making delicious breakfast items from waffles and stuffed pancakes to homemade cinnamon rolls, biscuits, and quiche, all while practicing basic kitchen safety and reviewing cooking skills.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16378 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

BROADWAY BELIEVERS

8 TO 10 Have fun while enhancing

your singing, dancing, and acting skills. We explore the world of musical theatre, focusing on vocal technique, choral singing, dance, character creation, and stage presence. The camp culminates in a musical revue of songs from popular musicals, such as Newsies, Mary Poppins, and Shrek: The Musical.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16327 JUN 1–5 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

BROADWAY BIG TOP

8 TO 10 Run away and join the circus!

This camp explores songs from musicals with circus themes, such as The Greatest Showman, Barnum, and Pippin. Campers sing and act as they tell these carnival themed stories. Choreography consists of circus skills that we explore in our camp day, such as juggling, plate spinning, rolling globes, tumbling, and more! Camp ends with a musical theatre extravaganza for family and friends on the final day.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16775 AUG 10–14 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

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BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS

CHALK DRAWINGS & STREET ART

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.

and on outdoor sidewalks, we create chalk drawings using pastels and traditional chalks, explore chalk rubbings, and even make chalk. We learn about master chalk artists and are inspired by their incredible street art. We even collaboratively create our own outdoor masterpiece.

8 TO 10 Let’s learn songs from some

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16386 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

CAMP AFRICA

8 TO 10 Campers are engaged 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, and African mask making.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16612 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

CANINE COMIC CRAFT

8 TO 10 Campers share and learn to

draw the adventures of their favorite crime-biting canine and the world’s most evil cat. They apply those cartooning strategies to their own characters, create stories in narrative panels, create dialogue bubbles filled with hilarious wordplay, and ink and color their cartoons. Get ready for an even newer breed of justice!

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16757 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

8 TO 10 Working inside the studio

COCA–U. City MORNING 16610 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16794 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

CIRCUS COCA

8 TO 10 Athletic campers enjoy

practicing tumbling and trampoline. They work on stilt walking, rola bola, rolling globe, tightrope walking, juggling, spinning plates, balancing peacock feathers, diablo, flower sticks, and clowning skills. Camp ends with an interactive circus event for family and friends.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16296 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16389 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16585 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16742 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16827 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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CLAYMATION

CULINARY PASSPORT

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, and 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.

taste foods from around the world in this camp focused on international cuisine! Campers take a culinary trip from Italy and France to Korea, the Philippines, China, Mexico, and the Middle East as we explore a wide range of cooking styles. Along the way, we learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills.

8 TO 10 Want to learn how they

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16822 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

COCA ESCAPE

8 TO 10 Work in small teams to

plan the clues and tricks, build the props, and create the story for your own escape room concept. Then, test your ideas as you invite other campers, family, and friends to escape COCA!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16303 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

COCA 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 then explore comic timing as they perform their sketches and scenes for one another.

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8 TO 10 Learn about, create, and

COCASKINS

8 TO 10 Learn to draw gaming

figures and skins from your favorite video games. We break down our favorite characters and costumes to basic shapes, then refine our skills as we sketch, draw, ink, and then convert our work to digital form to imagine and create in a different way.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16419 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16786 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16341 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16625 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

CULINARY ROAD TRIP

8 TO 10 Explore, create, and taste

food from across the country in this camp focused on American regional cuisine. From Nashville hot fried chicken to Texas chili, we cook food from a different state or region each day. Along the way, we learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16497 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $152


DECKED OUT DONUTS

8 TO 10 Create, fill, glaze, frost, and

DIERBERGS MARKET COOKING ADVENTURE

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies.

we love to eat starts with smart shopping. Countless cuts of meat, fun stuff to bake, and the most fresh produce—we learn it all right in the store. Each day, we learn about food found in a different area of the grocery store—from how to pick the best produce to why there are different cuts of meat. Then, we fill our shopping carts with food that inspires our imaginations and cook a full, multi-course meal. Because, who knows food better than Dierbergs and creativity better than COCA!

decorate a wide range of deep fried and baked donuts as well as churros and funnel cakes. As a special treat, a guest from St. Louis’ own Vincent Van Doughnut visits the camp to share how they came to create some of their most interesting donuts and provide a sample. Along the way, campers learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills.

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.

No special shoes or dancewear required. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16540 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

DC VS MARVEL

8 TO 10 In an epic battle between

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, and create a background, props, and costume pieces to stage our story.

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

All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16818 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

DEMO CREATION

8 TO 10 Future songwriters work with

a professional songwriter/musician to create lyrics and melodies that express their ideas. They select accompaniment on the piano or guitar and can even choose to have other campers sing back-up vocals. They rehearse our collective and individually composed songs and then take a field trip to record them at Clayton Studio. They also work on graphics associated with our songs and style. Camp ends with a singles release party with family and friends.

Price includes field trip and studio use. COCA–U. City MORNING 16340 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $180 COCA–U. City MORNING 16682 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

8 TO 10 Cooking great food that

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. OFF-SITE MORNING 16461 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $190 (BEFORE CARE NOT AVAILABLE)

This camp takes place at Des Peres Dierbergs, 1080 Lindenmann Road, Des Peres, MO 63131. OFF-SITE MORNING 16578 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $190 (BEFORE CARE NOT AVAILABLE)

This camp takes place at West Oak Dierbergs, 11481 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. OFF-SITE

AFTERNOON

(AFTER CARE NOT AVAILABLE)

This camp takes place at Des Peres Dierbergs, 1080 Lindenmann Road, Des Peres, MO 63131. 16711 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

COCA–U. City MORNING 16371 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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DRAWING MANGA

FEED THE MIND

fundamentals of drawing the popular manga style used in Pokémon and Astro Boy. They learn how to draw facial expressions, hands, fabric folds, and forms while developing their own characters and stories. They learn to develop stories in narrative panels and ink their images. They conclude the camp with images to frame or put together in a story to form a comic book to take home once camp has ended.

teaspoon of chemistry, and a cup of cooking to create the delicious dishes in this camp. What are three things that can make breads rise? How do egg whites become meringue on top of a cream pie or does cream become butter? We feed our minds (and stomachs) in this culinary camp that explores the science of cooking and what goes on when we bake, beat, stir, and fold.

8 TO 10 Campers learn the

COCA–U. City MORNING 16577 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16304 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $144 COCA–U. City MORNING 16494 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $144

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. We add design elements and create accessories using machine sewing, hand sewing, and other decorative techniques.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16347 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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8 TO 10 Take one pinch of curiosity, a

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16572 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

FIRST MUSICAL: DISNEY’S FROZEN KIDS

9 TO 10 First Musical Frozen KIDS

is a wonderful introductory stage experience for aspiring musical theatre performers. Campers enrolled in this productionoriented camp spend two weeks of the full-day camp session rehearsing this scripted musical. It is a fun stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film that includes all your favorite songs! Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery.

This show is performed free of charge for family and friends at 7:00PM on July 17. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16525 JUL 6-17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490

FUNDAMENTALS OF COSTUME DESIGN

8 TO 10 Learn about the costume

design process by reading the scene from a script and creating ideas for character looks and garments. We look at images of costume designs from a variety of styles, hear from costume designers, practice rendering and illustration, learn basic machine sewing, and build a garment or accessories. Camp concludes with a sharing of the designs.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16662 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

FUNDAMENTALS OF HIP HOP 8 TO 10 Beginner 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.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16584 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16679 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $165


GLOBAL ART

HARRY POTTERY

contemporary master artists from a different area of our globe each day. Then, use that work to inspire your own creations as we paint, draw, and sculpt—as individuals and in small groups. From Cheri Samba to Katsushika Hokusai and Titta Fasciotti to Frieda Kahlo, we look at art history through a global lens.

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.

8 TO 10 Look at classic and

FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE COMBAT 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 on stage.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16470 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16749 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

GIRLS ROCK

8 TO 10 Campers are inspired

by their favorite female pop and rock musicians like Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift as we select and polish pop music numbers, create and rehearse choreography, and even design and create our own costumes/ accessories. 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 AFTERNOON 16468 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

GO VAN GOGH

8 TO 10 From Van Gogh to

Miró, 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 16753 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

GOING GAGA

8 TO 10 Using hand and machine

sewing and no sew techniques, create fashion accessories associated with your favorite pop icon. Whether you are a fan of Kiss, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, or you want to create your own pop icon character to accessorize, you are sure to create something fun and fashionable to wear. Camp includes an in-character, red carpet “step and repeat” photo session.

8 TO 10 Goblets of fire, cauldrons,

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16581 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

HEALTH MOVES

8 TO 10 Campers have fun creating

a variety of delicious fresh fruit smoothies and adapting favorite snack recipes into healthy versions. They split their time between the kitchen and the studio as they also enjoy energetic hip-hop and jazz dance steps, work on musicality, spacing, and more.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16670 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16466 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16530 JUL 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

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HELLO DALI

IMPRESSIONIST INSPIRATION

8 TO 10 From Dali to Warhol,

8 TO 10 In the 19th century, artists

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 create work that expresses their own unique perspectives.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16507 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

HOCUS POCUS

8 TO 10 Amaze your friends and

entertain your family! We learn to perform sleight of hand, misdirection, and many other magic or comedy tricks. Learn the secrets and practice performing in front of an audience to gain poise, timing, and confidence. Camp ends with a sharing for family and friends.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16535 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

HOGWARTS: THE 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!

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16575 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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ICE CREAM CAMP

8 TO 10 What is better on a hot

summer day than your favorite ice cream treats? 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.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16306 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $152

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, campers decide which to use in creating a fully illustrated mini-book of their own.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16631 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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 16817 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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 in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16354 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $180 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16791 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $180


IPAD MUSIC MAKING

KID ME!

rhythms and melodies in a variety of styles—from rock and pop to jazz, classical, and hip-hop. We explore a combination of software instruments, pre-programmed loops, and even use our 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! Everyone receives a copy of all the songs they create during camp.

April Fools’ Day, then Kid Me! is the perfect camp. We dream up, rehearse, and pull pranks on our fellow campers—using things like plastic bugs or look-alike food. We even try some “hidden camera” pranks around our building. Campers beware...your teaching artists might just pull a prank on you!

8 TO 10 Learn how to create

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. Please bring your own set of earbud headphones. COCA–U. City MORNING 16616 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

JELLICLE BALL

8 TO 10 Explore stage makeup,

character work, animal movement, and high-energy jazz-based choreography as we plan for our own “Jellicle Ball.” Look at the astonishing images and learn the history of the original award-winning Cats production as we prepare props and costume pieces for our number.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16287 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

8 TO 10 If you wish every day was

COCA–U. City MORNING 16499 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16702 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

KITCHEN CREATIVE

8 TO 10 Let your imagination soar

as you explore creative potential in the kitchen this summer! We explore some of your favorite flavors and invent some new ones. We make au gratin potatoes with herbs, create our own energy ball flavors, and add “everything” to cookies. We play with our food as we make fantastic garnishes and decorative plates for our dishes. Along the way, we learn about kitchen safety and practice basic kitchen skills.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16740 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

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,” and 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 in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16568 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

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 in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16473 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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MAGNIFICENT MOSAICS

MUSICAL MOVES

more to make a mosaic masterpiece. We learn the art and craft of this 4,000-year-old art form as we experiment with a range of organic and structure patterns using ancient techniques and cool new materials. We create beautiful wall hangings and stepping stones for the garden as well as personal items like boxes and picture frames. Camp concludes with an exhibition of created work.

basic musical theatre jazz found in musicals, such as Mary Poppins, Annie, and The Wiz. We learn steps and vocabulary and work on timing, choreography, and even how to add steps and ideas of our own. We make and use fun props to embellish our numbers.

8 TO 10 Use glass, stone, tile, and

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16382 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

MANGA GO

8 TO 10 Do you want to take your

interest in manga drawings to the next level? In this camp, we refine our techniques in drawing cartoons and characters in the Japanese manga style. Then, we scan our drawings and use the COCA iPads to animate our characters and bring the stories we imagine to life. We conclude the camp with a manga scavenger hunt “raid” through the COCA building. Using QR codes to embed our animations, we highlight the artistic work we completed in a fun activity for the family.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City MORNING 16454 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

8 TO 10 Beginner level dancers learn

No previous experience required. COCA–U. City MORNING 16417 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

NEW YORK MINUTE

8 TO 10 Campers explore recent

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 16743 AUG 3–7 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

ONE MINUTE MOVIE

8 TO 10 Love the super short films

made popular by YouTube? Campers in this camp 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 mini-documentaries. Campers receive a copy of the films created in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16370 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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ONE YARD CREATIONS

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 concludes with an interactive sharing.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16385 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

OPEN MIC

8 TO 10 Select and prepare a

contemporary song that is right for you and also learn to blend with your fellow campers’ voices in an ensemble number. We practice vocal technique and vocal expression as well as use of a microphone as we explore the idea of hosting an “open mic night.” We share our songs for family and friends on the final day of camp.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16502 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $132


REVOLTING ROALD

SAY CHEESE

mind, join us to create characters and stories based on the work of beloved storyteller Roald Dahl. Inspired by books like The Witches, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda, we create a comic tale with an unexpected twist of our own design. We make exaggerated props and costume pieces and even create Snozzcumbers to fuel our imaginations.

as well as unique recipes that feature their favorite food—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 in a cooking competition to be judged by family and friends on the final day of camp.

8 TO 10 If you have a mischievous

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8 TO 10 Let your imagination soar as

you immerse yourself in the multidisciplinary world of theatre. Bring the stories you imagine to life as you refine your skills as a script writer. Inspired by our favorite stories, books, and plays, we write dialogue, and doubling as actors, we workshop our scenes to support each other’s visions. We share our work with friends and family on the last day of camp. What are you waiting for? Time to let your star shine!

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16704 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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 in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16459 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16619 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

ROCK & ROLL PRINTMAKING

8 TO 10 Make your own unique

rock & roll works of art through the printmaking process and 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.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16377 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

ROCK THE HOUSE

8 TO 10 If you “love rock & roll,”

work with teaching artists in this camp on a variety of group songs and solo features from artists like Journey, The Beatles, and Queen. Practice vocal technique and performance strategies, including breath control, posture, and vocal expression. Create a classic T-shirt and share your work with family and friends on the final day of camp. Let there be rock!

8 TO 10 Cheese lovers learn classic

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16545 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $190

SEW FABULOUS

8 TO 10 Add personal style and

creativity to your room as we make fashionable pillows, wall hangings, boxes, and frames. Update your room with items that reflect your personal style and create fresh places to hang out and stash your stuff. We learn hand and machine sewing techniques, dye, paint, and embellishment. Camp concludes with an interactive sharing of what was learned.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16781 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16623 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

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STAGE MAKE UP

8 TO 10 Learn stage makeup

techniques to transform into different types of characters for film, television, stage performances, and even haunted houses. “Age” into impossibly old people; create monster and zombie characters; give ourselves animal characteristics; and create cuts, bruises, and scars. Campers go on a zombie crawl through COCA and receive a photo record of their transformations.

SHADOW PLAY

8 TO 10 Shadow play (also known as

shadow puppetry) is an ancient form of storytelling which uses cut-out figures which are held between a source of light and a screen to serve as characters in a story. In this camp, we create our own shadow puppets inspired from a variety of cultures and based on characters and a story that we create together. We practice activating the puppets and use them to tell stories.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16421 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

SIMPLY SILLY INVENTIONS 8 TO 10 Turn hilarious ideas

into extraordinary contraptions! Become like the artist/inventor Rube Goldberg and go where your imagination takes you. Learn about this cartoonist and the wacky inspired machines he created in his cartoons. Draw and create inventions using simple machines. We provide the wheels, gears, ramps, marbles, blocks, and other castaway toys. Question like a scientist, create like an artist!

COCA–U. City MORNING 16415 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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COCA–U. City MORNING 16297 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $144 COCA–U. City MORNING 16537 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $180 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16587 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

STREET DANCE

8 TO 10 Aspiring dancers explore

the elements of freestyle as we learn high-energy 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.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16295 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132 COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16796 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

SUPERHERO MOVIE MAKING II

8 TO 10 Can’t wait for the next

superhero movie to come out? Campers in this camp make their own! Campers work in small groups to develop classic or original superheroes and villains. They build the costumes, sets, props, and environment to help tell the adventure. Campers also work in small groups to write the story, cast the film, scout locations, film, and edit. They learn to add special effects makeup and post-production film effects. Campers receive access to the films created in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16500 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $236

SWIFTIE SONGWRITERS 8 TO 10 Calling all singer-

songwriters! Inspired by our favorite pop musicians, campers write lyrics and melodies, work on performance skills, and create a fashion accessory to wear in this pop music creation camp. They learn a group number and write/perform individual songs; rehearsals focus on singing with expression and confidence.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16300 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $144 COCA–U. City MORNING 16453 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $180


TINKER TIME

ZOMBIE TV

play in this camp for young makers. Utilizing a STEAM-based approach to learning, campers create simple machines and “circuit bugs,” launch beautiful bottle rockets, and cause color reactions as they engage their imaginations at the intersection of science and art.

characters as inspiration, we create our own undead characters and weave them together into a story that is comic or action-drama. We learn makeup special effects, practice shuffled steps and muffled grunts, and also work on camera skills. Working in small groups, we write a script, scout locations around COCA, direct, perform, shoot, and edit a short TV episode. Everyone receives a copy of the video created in camp.

8 TO 10 Design, invent, explore, and

8 TO 10 Using our favorite zombie

COCA–U. City MORNING 16787 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

TO DYE FOR

8 TO 10 Experiment with a variety

of fabric dyes, paints, and inks as you learn about fiber art. Campers explore batik, ice dye, and tie dye. Campers learn hand sewing techniques as they create shirts and bags, design wall hangings, and even dye and paint shoes. Campers are asked to submit sizes in advance of camp.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16452 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

VIDEO HOW TO: DANCE MOVES

8 TO 10 Campers practice new and

popular dance steps and create a one-minute “how to” movie to teach their favorite dance move or choreography. Along the way, they practice skills in writing/ storyboarding, use of the iPad as a camera, and editing in iMovie. On the final day, they share our “how to” movies in an educational screening. Campers leave camp with a copy of the films created.

VIDEO HOW TO: GAMER LEGENDS

8 TO 10 Designed for legends at the

most popular game in America and gamers of all ages. Campers create a one-minute “how to” movie about video gaming on iPads. They can choose between explaining their favorite game or offer tips/strategies in a short film format using live action, animation, or a combination. Along the way, they practice skills in writing/storyboarding, use of the iPad as a camera, and editing in iMovie. On the final day, they share our “how to” movies in an educational screening. Campers leave camp with a copy of the films created.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16428 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16709 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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ANIMATION VS. LIVE ACTION

BALLET STUDIO JUNIOR INTENSIVE

to tell the same story using either live action acting or animated storytelling. Everyone has the chance to engage in both processes and explore the differences in the two approaches to filmmaking. We write the script, scout locations in and around COCA, direct, perform, shoot, and edit the movies. Everyone receives copies of the videos created.

intensive includes ballet, modern, and character technique classes led by American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Pre-Primary– Level 3 Certified Instructors. Dancers focus on elements to improve their training, including musicality, pirouettes, petite allegro, adagio and pointe. The dancers learn the process of preparing for a performance as well as studio and theatre etiquette. The intensive is divided into two sections—based on dancer’s ability.

11 TO 13 We break into two groups

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 in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16759 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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. Using monologues, scenes, commercial text, and original material as content, we try different methods for creating characters that captivate audiences and draw them into the world of the play.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16539 JUL 6–10 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16755 AUG 3–7 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

ARTIST 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 16293 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

9 TO 14 This full-day, 3-week

Dancers must have completed Ballet IA through Ballet IV/V (if currently enrolled at COCA) or have completed more than three years of classical ballet training. The intensive culminates with a free, open performance for family and friends on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00PM. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16490 JUN 29–JUL 17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $700

CANINE COMIC CRAFT

11 TO 13 Campers share and learn

to draw the adventures of their favorite crime-biting canine and the world’s evilest cat. They apply those cartooning strategies to their own characters, create stories in narrative panels, create dialogue bubbles filled with hilarious wordplay, and ink and color their cartoons. Get ready for an even newer breed of justice!

COCA–U. City MORNING 16744 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $165


CINE SOUNDSCAPE

11 TO 13 Explore audio editing

techniques for films and video— including dialogue replacement and underscoring. We select music, record vocal narration, and utilize foley arts to accompany videos. We learn about the role of the sound designer in film as we practice their editing skills. Everyone receives a copy of videos created in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16424 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

CIRCUS EXPLORER

11 TO 13 Athletic campers practice

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

COCA–U. City MORNING 16338 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

CLAP. THUMP. STAMP. 11 TO 13 Learn to use body

CLEAN BAKING & COOKING

11 TO 13 Learn to create a wide

range of entrees and desserts that are entirely gluten-free while also avoiding processed foods and allergens. Campers learn techniques for replacing allergen-filled ingredients with clean ones while practicing basic kitchen safety and reviewing cooking skills.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16416 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $190

COCA ESCAPE

11 TO 13 Work in small teams to

COSPLAY COSTUMES

11 TO 13 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 MORNING 16608 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

COSPLAY MAKE UP

11 TO 13 Learn stage makeup

techniques to transform actors into comic book and anime characters. Cosplay makeup can range from very dramatic eye makeup to complete fantasy transformations. Each day, we learn new techniques and take on new challenges. Everyone receives a photo record of their transformations.

plan the clues and tricks, build the props, and create the story for your own escape room concept. Then, test your ideas as you invite other campers, family, and friends to escape COCA!

COCA–U. City MORNING 16576 JUL 13–17 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16471 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

11 TO 13 Learn about the costume

percussion to create music, rhythm, and movement through stamping feet, clicking fingers and tongues, clapping hands and patting cheeks, chests, and more. Explore ways that body percussion appears in a wide range of cultural dances from all over the world. Compose music and contribute to choreography as you explore the art form.

COCA IMPROV PROJECT

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16420 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

COCA–U. City MORNING 16458 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

11 TO 13 Campers are introduced

to improvisation and theatre games designed to create “on the spot” scenes. We practice being present and aware on stage, listening to fellow actors, and working collaboratively while creating unique (and often hilarious) characters, situations, and scenes.

COSTUME DESIGN

design process by reading the scene from a script and creating specific ideas for character looks and garments. We practice rendering and illustration, learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques, and build one of the costumes designed. Camp concludes with a “costume parade” of the creations.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16299 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $144

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DANCE EXPLORATION

INDIE MUSIC PRODUCTION

camp for dancers interested in energetic movement. Campers will learn dance steps in jazz and hip-hop, work on spacing, rhythm and musicality, and then use what they learn in dynamic choreography. They will even develop a few steps of their own to include in their final presented piece.

creating your 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 their songs at Clayton Studios. Camp ends with a single release party for family and friends.

11 TO 13 This is a great introductory

11 TO 13 Define your style by

No special shoes or dance wear required. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16307 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY

11 TO 13 Enter the magical world

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

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16550 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

FASHION BLOG

11 TO 13 Fashion is a huge industry

that is being dramatically impacted by new media. Learn to influence trends through the use of tools, such as fashion photography and photo spreads, blogging, and media campaigns. Using clothing from our own closets or the costume shop at COCA, you create campaigns designed to shift the way everyday teens dress.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16332 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

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FASHION CHALLENGE

11 TO 13 Aspiring fashion designers

complete a 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!

Campers should have a basic understanding of machine and hand sewing prior to camp. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16569 JUL 13–17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $295

FUNDAMENTALS OF HIPHOP

11 TO 13 Beginner to intermediate

level dancers learn high-energy group choreography using hiphop 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.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16462 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

Please indicate if you play an instrument under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. Price includes field trip and all studio costs. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16707 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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 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 copy of the songs they create during camp.

iPads provided by COCA. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. Please bring your own set of earbud headphones. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16352 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $180


MANGA

MIDNIGHT MOVIE

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?

B-movies with exaggerated plotlines and ridiculous disaster scenarios showed up in the “midnight movie.” In this camp, we create our own satirical storyline with cheesy special effects and leaps of logic to create films that are so bad, they are delightful. Campers leave with access to the videos created in the camp.

11 TO 13 Designed for campers who

KID ME2!

11 TO 13 If you still wish every day

was April Fools’ Day, then Kid Me2! is the perfect camp. We dream up, rehearse, and pull pranks on our fellow campers—using things like plastic bugs or look-alike food. We even try some “hidden camera” pranks around our building. Campers beware...your teaching artists might just pull a prank on you!

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16510 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

MAKING MOVIE MUSICALS 11 TO 13 This musical theatre camp

explores numbers from musical theatre movies, such as Sweeney Todd, Les Misèrables, and Into the Woods. We work on our singing, dancing, and acting skills as we weave together a show that is developed to be filmed. We scout locations, costume, stage, and film our production. Then, we edit it and share it “on the big screen” for the final day of camp. Campers leave with a DVD of work created in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16785 AUG 10–14 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16629 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

MANGA GO

11 TO 13 Do you want to take your

interest in manga drawings to the next level? In this camp, we refine our techniques in drawing cartoons and characters in the Japanese manga style. Then, we scan our drawings and use the COCA iPads to animate our characters and bring the stories we imagine to life. We conclude the camp with a manga scavenger hunt “raid” through the COCA building. Using QR codes to embed our animations, we highlight the artistic work we completed in a fun activity for the family.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16588 JUL 13–17 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

11 TO 13 Long before Sharknado,

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16406 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

MIXED MEDIA STUDIO

11 TO 13 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.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16782 AUG 10–14 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

MOVIE MAGIC

11 TO 13 Curious about computer

generated images and special effects? Participants in this camp cooperatively plan, direct, stage, shoot, and edit a digital video film. Then, they create “magic” using green screen technology, camera angles and post-production effects. They learn to use these techniques to shift environments and add visual interest, action, and fantasy elements to their video. We screen the films for family and friends on the final day of camp, and each camper receives a copy of the films developed.

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MUSICAL MARKETING: HAIRSPRAY JR.

12 TO 16 Learn about arts marketing

and create the plan and materials to support the work of their performing peers. They meet with the creative team for input. Then, they collaboratively design the poster, which will be distributed throughout COCA and the community, and T-shirt design, which will be created for cast and crew. They create a social media campaign and learn to conceptualize, film, edit, and post video ads. Everything they successfully build is considered a part of the marketing plan. Campers receive a T-shirt and one ticket to Hairspray JR.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16684 JUL 27–31 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

OPEN MUSICAL

11 TO 13 Open Musical is a

wonderful stage experience for aspiring musical theatre performers in middle school. In this production-oriented camp, we spend two weeks of the full-day camp session rehearsing a onehour version of a popular scripted musical. This year’s show selection will be announced on COCA’s website and social media in late January. As it has in past years, it promises to be a fun-filled, exciting opportunity to work on a dynamic show.

The show is performed free of charge for family and friends at COCA on June 19 at 7:00PM. Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16369 JUN 8–19 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490

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RADICAL 80’S ART

ROCK MUSICALS

who broke boundaries like Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Basquiat and Jeff Koons as inspiration, campers explore sculpture, expressionist painting, drawing, and altered photography as mediums as they develop their own “radical art.”

theatre skills through the rehearsal and presentation of songs and scenes from Broadway’s biggest rock musicals, including Tommy, Rent, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Focus is on dance, vocal music, and acting skills as we weave songs and choreography into our own mini-production. The program culminates in a performance for family and friends.

11 TO 13 Using artists from the 1980s

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16374 JUN 8–12 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

RAP & RHYME

11 TO 13 Explore a variety of vocal

hip-hop techniques, including beatboxing, rap, rhythm, and rhyme. Rehearse and perform family-friendly arrangements of contemporary songs and even try our hand at creating some of our own music. Then, share the songs we learned with family and friends on the final day of camp.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16823 AUG 17–21 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

ROCK & ROLL PRINTMAKING

11 TO 13 Make your own unique

rock & roll works of art through the printmaking process and 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 at COCA; then travel to MADE on Delmar to learn how to use screen printing equipment and make a screen/t-shirt with your design on it.

Field trip to MADE, art and technology supplies at COCA, and use of equipment at MADE included in the price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16666 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

11 TO 13 Campers polish their musical

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16488 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $232

SEASONAL CHEF

11 TO 13 While it is possible to acquire most ingredients year round, every chef knows that the best foods and flavors are seasonal. In this camp, explore the flavors associated with each season. Each day, try familiar and new foods from a particular season and discover favorites in order to create a final feast for family and friends. You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16469 JUN 22–26 | 12:15–3:00PM $190


SELFIE

STAGE MAKE UP II

self-portrait through a variety of fine arts, including drawing, painting, and photography. We even take some fun phone selfies in a variety of backgrounds to look at composition, technique, and the impact social media has had on the concept of “self-portraits.” Campers work on observation skills and arts technique all while discussing and creating fun art pieces that represent and celebrate their identity.

stage makeup techniques used to transform actors into different types of characters. In addition to standard makeup, experiment with a stage makeup airbrush system, use latex to add three-dimensional form and simple molded prosthetic pieces to augment and change face shapes. Each day, campers experiment with different characters—aging, fantasy, and even monster/zombie. They learn to create three-dimensional, gruesome cuts, bruises, and scars. Campers receive a photo record of their transformations.

11 TO 13 Explore the art of the

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16698 JUL 27–31 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

SILENT FILM PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE 11 TO 13 Create a classic silent film,

with no recorded sound or dialogue, using character acting and title cards to tell the story. We work in small groups to write, storyboard, scout locations around COCA, create title cards and other props, cast and perform, shoot our film, and edit. Then emphasize action, create comedy, and explore creativity by adding live foley effects and underscoring to accompany your film when we screen them on the final day of camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16741 AUG 3–7 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

11 TO 13 Learn more advanced

STAGE COMBAT TECHNIQUE

11 TO 13 Practice the theatrical art

form of stage combat found in live theatre and film. With “safety first” as the rule, we learn the basics of hand-to-hand stage combat, from punches to safe falls and rolls. We also explore fencing and swordplay, while learning how to integrate them into performances on stage.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16380 JUN 8–12 | 12:15–3:00PM $165 COCA–U. City MORNING 16498 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $132

STAGE MAKE UP

11 TO 13 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 create cuts, bruises and scars. Campers go on a zombie crawl through COCA and receive a photo record of their transformations.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16548 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $180 COCA–U. City MORNING 16681 JUL 27–31 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

STOP MOTION VIDEO

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 in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16797 AUG 10–14 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16310 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $144

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UPCYCLE DESIGN CHALLENGE

11 TO 13 Push the boundaries of

art and design as you solve creative challenges using re-purposed books, clothing, and other items. Create a different three-dimensional work each day in response to an instructor driven prompt and utilizing both traditional art materials and recycled items.

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 a pair of paisley pants into a purse and 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.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16816 AUG 17–21 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

U BRAND

11 TO 13 Do you dream of having

your own clothing line? Working in small teams, create a central image, customer profile, and clothing brand. Realize your brand through multiple variations and garment illustrations as you learn from clothing brand experts. When you finalize your image, we take a trip to MADE on Delmar for technical instruction in screen printing and the opportunity to apply your own design to create screen printed t-shirts. You create a video ad and learn about social media safety as you disseminate your creativity!

Field trip to MADE, art and technology supplies at COCA, and use of space and equipment at MADE included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16349 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

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COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16544 JUL 6–10 | 12:15–3:00PM $165

VIRAL VIDEO

11 TO 13 Why do some short videos

make so many people laugh so much that they get shared and go viral? In this camp, we look at some viral videos to determine the elements that popularize them like comedy, cuteness, “challenges,” and connection. Then, we take a shot at making a short video that we believe would go big online. You work in groups to write the script, scout locations in and around COCA, direct, perform, shoot, and edit your short video. During a screening, we vote on what videos are likely to go “viral.” Participants receive a copy of videos created in the camp.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16460 JUN 22–26 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

VOICE STUDIO JR.: SINGING WITH EXPRESSION

11 TO 13 This voice studio is

designed to prepare campers in middle school and early high school for an intensive experience. We begin to explore the connection between a singing technique and an acting technique. We cover vocal performance instruction, including sight reading, diction, breathing, and tone production. We also focus on acting exercises and lyric analysis to gain a better appreciation for the meaning of the song and it’s expressive content. The studio ends with a concert for family and friends on the final day of camp.

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16604 JUL 20–24 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330

YOUTH MUSICAL: HAIRSPRAY JR.

12 TO 16 Tweens and teens are

invited to audition for COCA’s Youth Musical: Hairspray JR. You can’t stop the beat in this adaptation of the Tony Awardwinning musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance and change the world. The production is cast by audition, rehearses during the daytime for three weeks, and is fully produced and performed complete with set, lights, and costumes in the brand new Berges Theatre on August 7–8. Financial aid is available to cast members who qualify. Auditions are FEB 29–MAR 1. Register for an audition time by calling the Registration Office at 314.561.4898.

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16603 JUL 20-AUG 7 | 9:00AM–4:00PM $595


ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

BAKE OFF

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.

and cupcakes of every imaginable flavor. Tint, frost, pipe buttercream, make fondant, design, sprinkle, fill, and decorate from start to finish. Compete for the most beautiful, funny, or delicious dessert! Along the way, practice creativity, drive ideas, and learn basic skills and techniques.

14 TO 18 This camp is designed

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16493 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00–11:45AM $144

ADVOCACY AS ART

14 TO 18 Throughout history, graphic

designers have created images and posters designed to illuminate issues and move audiences. The most effective have elevated poster design to create lasting works of art. Artists like Jesse Wilcox Smith, Emory Douglas, Jose Guadalupe Posada, and, more recently, Shepard Fairey, have created hand drawn posters recognized as fine art. In this camp, we draw inspiration from these and other designers to use printmaking and handwritten and drawn designs to create our own advocacy pieces. Then, we take a trip to MADE on Delmar to learn how to use screen print and apply our designs to create t-shirts.

Field trip to MADE and use of space and equipment included in the price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16346 JUN 1–5 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

14 TO 18 Practice baking cakes

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16508 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 12:15–3:00PM $152

COCA CULINARY NETWORK

14 TO 18 Create your very own

culinary video! Learn to cook a wide range of culinary favorites in the morning, such as ice cream, homemade spaghetti sauce, and quiche, then get creative by combining your skills in the kitchen with your use of video. Campers write, storyboard, shoot, and edit a cooking “show” of their own design. Campers leave the camp with access to the created video.

You must list any food restrictions or food allergies under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA at least two weeks prior to camp to provide information about allergies. All culinary supplies and groceries included in price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16336 JUN 1–5 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $305

CONTEMPORARY COMBAT SCENES 14 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 handto-hand combat, stage fencing, broadsword, and quarterstaff choreography while simultaneously working on scene work with an acting instructor.

COCA–U. City MORNING 16334 JUN 1–5 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

COSPLAY COSTUMES II

14 TO 18 Cosplay is the creation

of costumes and accessories to reflect a manga or anime character in fully realized form. In this camp, we design our characters, then learn basic machine and hand sewing techniques to build one of the costumes we designed. Camp ends with an exhibition of created work for family and friends.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16622 JUL 20–24 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO

14 TO 18 Focus on the fundamental

formal skills in drawing and painting while experimenting with a wide range of materials and artistic genres. The studio will teach observational skills as well as use projects that cultivate individual intuition and imagination. Glean inspiration by looking at master works by contemporary artists that use drawing or painting as a main component of your works.

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16529 JUL 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

MANGA FOR TEENS

fashion ideas from sketch to production using hand sewing techniques and machine sewing. Throughout the sewing portion, they come up with individual concepts for their finalized photos. Campers look at and create fashion photography to create not just pictures, but an editorialized piece of art which utilizes location and props and conveys an idea. On the final day of camp, their photography and garments are put on display in a gallery format.

want to advance their drawing in the popular manga style. Campers learn and practice this technique of drawing facial expressions, hands, hair, clothing folds, and objects. Then, we use our skills to develop our own characters, stories, and narrative panels. Japanese manga is utilized in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports, comedy, science fiction, or mystery. Student artists explore a genre that reflects their point of view and personal style to create a graphic novel in the manga style.

14 TO 18 Campers conceptualize

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16430 JUN 15–19 | 12:15–3:00PM $180

FLIP & FLY

14 TO 18 Dive head first into this

opportunity to create your own circus. Designed for campers with experience in circus skills, this camp helps you take your work to the next level. Increase your technical skills in trampoline, low wire, juggling, unicycle, acrobatics, ground skills, and clowning. Achieve the perfect balance of grace, athleticism, and comedy as you collaboratively build a production that highlights your special talents.

For campers who have completed Circus Explorer, have previously taken Flip and Fly, or who have tumbling experience. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16457 JUN 22–26 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

14 TO 18 Designed for campers who

HIP-HOP STUDIO

14 TO 18 Learn high-energy,

cutting-edge hip-hop choreography using all the nuances of the music and expression while refining your skills and moves. We place special attention on the clarity of movement and intent within choreography. Then, we share dances to highlight what we learned with friends and family on the final day of camp.

For campers in Hip-Hop II and above. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16777 AUG 10–14 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

INDIE MUSIC II

14 TO 18 Define your style by

creating your 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. Camp ends with a single release party for family and friends. Campers then rehearse their songs and record at Clayton Studios.

Please indicate if you play an instrument under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA. Price includes field trip and all studio costs. COCA–U. City MORNING 16410 JUN 15–19 | 9:00–11:45AM $180

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COCA–U. City MORNING 16615 JUL 20–24 | 9:00–11:45AM $165

MOVIE MAGIC

14 TO 18 Curious about computer

generated images and special effects? Participants in this camp cooperatively plan, direct, stage, shoot, and edit a digital video film. Then, they create “magic” using green screen technology, camera angles, and post-production effects. They learn to use these techniques to shift environments and add visual interest, action, and fantasy elements to their video. We screen the films for family and friends on the final day of camp, and each camper receives a copy of the films developed.

Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City MORNING 16298 MAY 26–29 | 9:00–11:45AM $144


MUSICAL MARKETING: HAIRSPRAY JR.

12 TO 16 Learn about arts marketing

and create the plan and materials to support the work of their performing peers. They meet with the creative team for input. Then, they collaboratively design the poster, which will be distributed throughout COCA and the community, and T-shirt design, which will be created for cast and crew. They create a social media campaign and learn to conceptualize, film, edit, and post video ads. Everything they successfully build is considered a part of the marketing plan. Campers receive a T-shirt and one ticket to Hairspray JR.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16684 JUL 27–31 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION STUDIO

14 TO 18 Designed for “triple threat”

actors who want to refine their skills and improve their audition technique. Campers will focus on the process and performance of songs, learn how to manage a musical theatre dance call by learning technique and vocabulary, as well as select and rehearse audition monologues. Led by a professional actor, a vocal coach and a dancer, campers are challenged to reach their individual potential. The studio will end with a mock audition.

Features multiple professional teaching artists to present a variety of arts disciplines. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16446 JUN 22–26 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $290

SCREENWRITING

14 TO 18 Learn to structure, craft,

and create a screenplay as you write each day in response to prompts. Explore the formal elements of a good screenplay—what makes a good story, dialogue, and characters in both short “warm-up” exercises and larger written scenework. You learn to format and structure like a professional and how to pitch and position your work for producers. You also learn critique strategies as you give and receive vital feedback on projects.

COCA–U. City AFTERNOON 16311 MAY 26–29 | 12:15–3:00PM $132

SHORT FILM PRODUCTION STUDIO 14 TO 18 Short Film Production

Studio is a competitive challenge video experience. Each student is given a set of required “ingredients” (for example a location or object that has to appear somewhere in the video). They work to create a 3-5 minute video that best reflects their creative voice and meets the set of criteria. They add post-production special effects, CG images, editing, and sound design. On the final day of camp, we screen the videos to assess how each student met the challenge. Each camper leaves with a copy of all the videos created in the camp and a reel suitable for their portfolio.

Campers should have previous understanding of camera use and editing. Art and technology supplies and equipment use included in price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16618 JUL 20-31 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $490

SONGWRITING & RECORDING

14 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, and vocal accompaniment as needed. We revise, refine, and rehearse our songs and record at Clayton Studios. Campers receive copies of all the recorded singles.

Please indicate if your camper plays an instrument under “special needs” on the registration form or call COCA to provide the information. Field trip and recording costs included in the price. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16501 JUN 29–JUL 2 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $236

YOUTH MUSICAL: HAIRSPRAY JR.

12 TO 16 Tweens and teens are

invited to audition for COCA’s Youth Musical: Hairspray JR. You can’t stop the beat in this adaptation of the Tony Awardwinning musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance and change the world. The production is cast by audition, rehearses during the daytime for three weeks, and is fully produced and performed complete with set, lights, and costumes in the brand new Berges Theatre on August 7–8. Financial aid is available to cast members who qualify. Auditions are FEB 29–MAR 1. Register for an audition time by calling the Registration Office at 314.561.4898.

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16603 JUL 20-AUG 7 | 9:00AM–4:00PM $595

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THEATRE DESIGN INTENSIVE 14 TO 18 BY REVIEW Aspiring

ACTING THE DANCE INTENSIVE

14 & UP BY AUDITION Join Broadway veterans and regional professionals in this unique intensive designed for triple threats. If you are interested in connecting more deeply to your acting work while dancing, this intensive is for you! Get inspired to not just learn the steps, but to bring expression and individuality to your musical theatre dance technique. Campers explore the work of legendary musical theatre choreographers and iconic musical numbers in order to improve both their vocal and physical expression through dance. The intensive culminates in group sharing for an invited audience. Dancers must have two years of experience and receive placement by letter, or contact Jennifer Wintzer, Artistic Director of Theatre.

designers sharpen their skills at reading and analyzing a script, imagining the physical world of the play, and creating designs in their choice of discipline. Students create a set design, including renderings and drawings; a costume design comprised of renderings and sketches; or a lighting design, which includes rendering and drawings. Along the way, they refine the communication skills they need for effective design dialogue in a theatre production. They learn what it takes to build or alter the designs they have conceived by exploring COCA’s brand new Berges Theatre, the scene and costume shops, and light/ sound booth. Students leave the intensive with material for a design portfolio and have the opportunity to participate in developing and supporting the technical aspects of COCA’s Youth Musical Hairspray JR. in performance on August 7 & 8. Interested students should submit 3–5 jpgs of their work and a statement of intent to Shawna Flanigan, Director of Arts Education & New Program Development. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16747 AUG 3–7 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330

VOICE INTENSIVE I: ACTING THE SONG

14 TO 18 BY AUDITION The

focus of this vocal intensive is to highlight the importance of acting in vocal performance. We work to intellectually and emotionally understand the song’s story and connect method-acting technique to vocal production. While technical vocal instruction, such as basic sight-reading, diction, breathing, and tone production, is covered, the broader goal of the intensive is to help participants connect with the audience and sing in a more expressive way. Instructors: Michael Beatty, NYC actor, singer, and Broadway vocal coach; Phil Woodmore, musical director, composer, singer, and Broadway vocal coach.

Voice students not currently studying at COCA should audition by submitting a video of one minute of singing to Shawna Flanigan, Director of Arts Education & New Program Development. INSTRUCTORS MICHAEL BEATTY: NYC actor, singer, and Broadway vocal coach PHIL WOODMORE: musical director, composer, singer, and Broadway vocal coach COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16534 JUL 6–10 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330

COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16328 JUN 1–5 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330

AUDITION/REVIEW INFORMATION

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION, PLACEMENT CLASS OR REVIEW, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUMMER INTENSIVES AT COCA, PLEASE CONTACT: ACTING THE DANCE INTENSIVE: Jennifer Wintzer, jwintzer@cocastl.org CREATIVE LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE, THEATRE DESIGN INTENSIVE, VOICE INTENSIVE I & II: Shawna Flanigan, sflanigan@cocastl.org

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions, reviews, and video submissions must be scheduled or received by May 4, 2020.

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VOICE INTENSIVE II: THE SINGING ARTIST 14 TO 18 BY AUDITION This one-

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

Voice students not currently studying at COCA should audition by submitting a video of one minute of singing to Shawna Flanigan, Director of Arts Education & New Program Development. INSTRUCTORS MICHAEL BEATTY: NYC actor, singer, and Broadway vocal coach PHIL WOODMORE: musical director, composer, singer, and Broadway vocal coach COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16565 JUL 13–17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR TEENS! CREATIVE LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE

14 TO 17 Calling all curious, change agents! This two-week, hands-on leadership development program is designed to engage teens in the creative process to utilize the tools of artists to build self-awareness and develop authentic leadership qualities. There is a need for leaders who are capable of understanding others, can work across boundaries, are flexible in the face of change and can lean on their innate sense of curiosity. And, the arts provide some of the best approaches to developing these critical 21st Century skills. Through hands-on workshops, thought-provoking and fun exercises, reflection, engagements with inspiring leaders across the St. Louis region, and interactive site visits, students develop an understanding of observation, critique, design thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, entrepreneurship and effective communication. The program also invites a diverse cohort of teens to explore issues of community, identity and social change through the creation of a post-intensive project. This one-of-a-kind intensive will shape curious and thoughtful young adults into inspired, confident and engaging leaders of the future! COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16390 JUN 8–19 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $895 Previous arts training is not required. Interested students can find application materials at cocastl.org/creativeleadership. For question, please contact Shawna Flanigan, Director of Arts Education & New Program Development. INSTRUCTORS A variety of COCA staff members, teaching artists, and community leaders will serve as instructors.

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BALLET & CONTEMPORARY DANCE INTENSIVE

TAP INTENSIVE

11 TO 18 Participants spend the

14 TO 18 BY AUDITION This intensive

is for dancers looking to refine their technique and artistry, while having a fun and quality summer dance experience. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, men’s, jazz, and contemporary. We work on repertoire and variations led by the world’s greatest dancers and choreographers.

Dancers must have a minimum of two years of pointe work. Placement will be in your acceptance letter, or contact Kirven Douthit-Boyd or Antonio DouthitBoyd, Co-Artistic Directors of Dance. INSTRUCTORS LAUREN ANDERSON: Former principal dancer at Houston Ballet ASHLEY BOUDER: principal dancer at the New York City Ballet MATTHEW DIBBLE: Former dancer with Royal Ballet Company, founding member of K Ballet, Broadway performer TOMMIE WAHEED EVANS: Founder of Waheed-Works, former dancer with Philadanco, professor of dance at the University of Arts in Philadelphia STEPHEN ROOKS: Former principal dancer and Professor of Dance at Vassar College COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16337 JUN 1–12 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $895

BALLET STUDIO JUNIOR INTENSIVE 9 TO 14 This full-day, 3-week

intensive includes ballet, modern, and character technique classes led by American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Pre-Primary– Level 3 Certified Instructors. Dancers focus on elements to improve their training, including musicality, pirouettes, petite allegro, adagio and pointe. The dancers learn the process of preparing for a performance as well as studio and theatre etiquette. The intensive is divided into two sections—based on dancer’s ability.

week diving into the vast world of tap dance for High Intermediate and Advanced levels. Each day we 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. Participants begin the week with a placement class to determine levels. Participants are split into appropriate classes based off placement. The intensive culminates with an informal showing highlighting the choreography learned, displaying a variety of tap styles and music.

Recommended for dancers in Tap IV or above or campers with 6+ years of tap technique. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16408 JUN 15–19 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $330

Dancers must have completed Ballet IA through Ballet IV/V (if currently enrolled at COCA) or have completed more than three years of classical ballet training. The intensive culminates with a free, open performance for family and friends on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00PM. COCA–U. City FULL DAY 16490 JUN 29–JUL 17 | 9:00AM–3:00PM $700

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: Kirven Douthit-Boyd, kdouthit-boyd@cocastl.org, or Antonio Douthit-Boyd, adouthit-boyd@cocastl.org TAP INTENSIVE: Kelly Ging, kging@cocastl.org BALLET STUDIO JUNIOR INTENSIVE: Norma Gabriel, ngabriel@cocastl.org

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions, reviews, and video submissions must be scheduled or received by May 4, 2020.

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COCA SUMMER MUSICAL

BILLY ELLIOT

Directed by Nancy Bell | Choreography by Kirven DouthitBoyd | Music Direction by Colin Healy

AUDITIONS: AGES 15 TO 22

FRI, MAR 13 | 4:00–6:00PM | 16079/16080 SAT, MAR 14 | NOON–2:00PM | 16081/16082

CALLBACKS

SAT, MAR 14 | 3:00–5:00PM Book & Lyrics by Lee Hall | Music by Elton John | Originally Directed by Stephen Daldry

Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. The show follows his journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life. Students should prepare a monologue and 32 bars of a song and a prepared dance call at callbacks. Those cast will be asked to pay a $310 participation fee. Financial assistance is available to qualified students who are cast. Performances are July 25 & 26, 2020.

COCA YOUTH MUSICAL

HAIRSPRAY, JR.

Directed & Choreography by Christopher Page-Sanders | Music Direction by Tre’von Griffith

AUDITIONS: AGES 12 TO 16

SAT, FEB 29 | 10:00AM–2:00PM | 16848/16849/16850/16851 SUN, MAR 1 | 11:00AM–2:00PM | 16852/16853/16854/16855

CALLBACKS

SUN, MAR 1 | 2:00–4:00PM Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan | Music by Marc Shiaman | Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shiaman | Based on the New Line Cinema film written & directed by John Waters

Hairspray, JR. is the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance and change the world. With a fun, recognizable score, a relevant message and energetic production numbers. Students should prepare 32 bars of a song and a 1-minute monologue for their audition. Student cast members pay a participation fee after casting is announced. Financial assistance is available to cast members who qualify. Participation is competitive and by audition only. Students cast are asked to pay a participation fee of $595. Campers cast in this production will spend three weeks (July 20–August 7, from 9:00AM-4:00PM) rehearsing, then perform the show complete with set, lights and costumes on August 7 & 8, 2020.

Visit cocastl.org/register for more information and to schedule an audition time. Billy Elliot is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com Hairspray 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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I F F ULL A DD ME TO WA IT LIST

x YES sample program

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

TUITION

Jul 27–Jul 31

$165

$

SUPERVISED BEFORE AND AFTER CARE MAY 26–29

JUN 1–5

JUN 8–12

JUN 15–19

JUN 22–26

JUN 29–JUL 2

JUL 6–10

JUL 13–17

JUL 20–24

JUL 27–31

AUG 3–7

AUG 10–14

AUG 17–21

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

PAYMENT INFORMATION Payment plan option for early registrants ($15 service charge). Requires 20% down payment, registration fee and $15 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 April 1, 2020.

*The Registration Office will be open 9:00AM–3:00PM on the following Saturdays only: JAN 18 | JAN 25 | FEB 1 | FEB 8 | MAY 30 | JUN 6 | JUN 13 | JUN 20

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 11 Registration begins for Members (Designer Level & above) JAN 25 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. BY MAIL*: Send your registration form and payment (CHECK ONLY) to: COCA, Attn: Registration | 524 Trinity Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63130 *Credit card registrations are not accepted by mail. IN PERSON: Visit the Registration Office during office hours listed above. Faxed and phone registrations are not accepted. BUILDING CLOSED: JAN 20 | APR 12 | MAY 25 | JUL 3 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 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 $15 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: JAN/FEB MAR 1, APR 1, MAY 1, JUN 1 MAR APR 1, MAY 1, JUN 1 APR MAY 1, JUN 1 FINANCIAL OBLIGATION: COCA does offer payment plan opportunities. COCA reserves the right to suspend or terminate instruction and performance participation for campers who do not meet their financial obligations. Campers are liable for the full cost of tuition. Campers with outstanding balances will NOT be allowed to re-register until the balance is paid in full. 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: MAY 1 JUN 1

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

COCA offers no refund or credit for missed camp days due to illness, schedule conflicts or any other reasons. Registration fees are nonrefundable. 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 campers 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 AND/OR THEIR ARTWORK IN THE ROUTINE PROMOTION OF ITS PROGRAMS AND FOR OTHER NONCOMMERCIAL 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. COCA PRIVACY POLICY: COCA may collect the mailing addresses of its customers and will contact those patrons by U.S. mail with printed materials including special ticket offers, invitations, notices of educational programs or solicitations to support the organization. COCA occasionally shares its U.S. postal addresses with other St. Louis nonprofit organizations. Emails and phone numbers are not shared. If you do not wish to receive mailings, please call 314.561.4905. COCA does collect email addresses from those who subscribe to COCA’s e-communications or those who provide emails to COCA’s approved online ticketing services or through the online registration process. COCA may send emails to those addresses. Each e-mail includes an “opt-out” function, which will provide the reader the opportunity to discontinue e-communications from the organization. If you wish not to be contacted, please send an email with your request to coca_info@cocastl.org or call 314.561.4878.

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