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Young Artist Intensive Handbook 2012

Parents & Students



The History PIONEERS OF IMAGINATION, SPIRIT AND PERFORMANCE In 1913, two ladies came to the frontier mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado with a mule named “Tango.” Although the town was populated with people primarily interested in mining and ranching, it was Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield’s vision to explore and teach ”natural dance forms” and artistic expression ”close to creatures and out-ofdoors” impelled them to found Perry-Mansfield in this spectacular mountain setting. From their humble beginnings in a few rustic cabins and some through some lean years where the “scenery was the salary” Charlotte and Portia nurtured Perry-Mansfield into one of the premier performing arts schools and camps for students of all ages. In 1965, Charlotte and Portia gifted the camp to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. For twenty-five years, Stephens College continued to provide a summer program, rich with talent, creativity and challenge. In 1990, Stephens College announced plans to sell the historic camp. Perry-Mansfield staff and alumni, as well as the city of Steamboat Springs, banded together to save it. Subsequently, the Friends of Perry-Mansfield, Inc. was formed and continue its operation today. Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp is renowned for promoting new approaches to the creative and performing arts, education, camping and equitation. The camp was one of the early pioneers of modern dance, as well as dance therapy and physical therapy and spearheaded the development of children’s theatre, the use of multi-media and theatre-in-theround. In camping, it helped initiate the studies of survival skills, counselor-in-training programs and standards for equitation.

Some of the nation’s first master classes, artist-inresidence programs, national dance tours and formal classes in the creative arts took root at Perry-Mansfield. In its 99-year history, the camp has inspired distinguished performers, teachers and a wealth of educated audiences and patrons of the arts. PerryMansfield is now on the National Register of Historic Places. We are glad to welcome you to the Perry-Mansfield family and hope that you will be as challenged and inspired as the many others who have passed through our gates. Congratulations! You are about to become a part of the rich history of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.

WELCOME TO THE “MADNESS” It’s a divine madness that began nearly one hundred years ago. We have an amazing story to tell-a story that has no endingand hopefully, never will. As our story unfolds and grows we welcome you as you play an integral part in honoring our legacy and staging our future.





DAILY SCHEDULE Perry-Mansfield offers an invigorating program of dance, theatre, musical theatre, visual art, creative writing, and equestrian. This summer more than 300 students will enjoy the opportunity to study, perform and experience the arts in the beauty of the outdoors at PerryMansfield. A renowned summer faculty from around the world brings professionalism, creativity and joy to this experience. The daily schedule is as follows:


WEEKEND DAILY SCHEDULE Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cabin cleaning, trip to town & activities 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Camp activities such as songwriting contests, talent shows, camp Olympics, etc. Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cabin Cleaning & Inspection 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free Time 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Rehearsals

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 9:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. 12:40p.m. – 1:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 3:40 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Breakfast 1st Period Class 2nd Period Class 3rd Period Class Lunch Free Time 4th Period Class 5th Period Class Group Activity Dinner Evening Rehearsal*

*May go later closer to performance dates





All students sleep on bunk beds and are responsible for providing their own bedding. A vinyl mattress cover is provided, but students will need to bring sheets, blankets, pillow and sleeping bag, etc. All cabins are very rustic containing overhead lights and a limited number of electrical outlets. YAI GIRLS are housed in Glen Dormitory, a 22-bed dormitory which contains one large bunk room, three counselor rooms, a bathroom and a common room, and Ranch Dormitory which contains a common room, two bunk rooms and a bathroom, and houses 22 students and two counselors.

YAI BOYS are housed in cabins, located in Boys Circle. Students sleep in rooms on either end of the building with a counselor sleeping in the middle room. Boys use the nearby Pine Bathrooms.

Parent’s Note: During your student’s stay on camp, the Pre-Professional program will be in session. For your information, this is the location of their housing: HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS are housed primarily on High School Hill. A typical cabin on the Hill is a 12’ x 12’ wooden structure that houses 4 girls. Girls housed on the Hill use two bathrooms located at the hill’s base.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS are housed in Boys Circle. The cabins, Top Notch and Catty Korner, consist of 2 threeroom cabins across from one another. Each of the 4 available rooms houses 4 boys. A counselor resides in the middle between the 2 cabins. Boys use the nearby Pine Bathrooms.

COLLEGE STUDENTS are housed in Kiosk and Binnacle, which are 2 three-room cabins side by side. Each room holds two single beds. College students walk to nearby bathrooms. The cabins house 12 college students.



WHEN TO ARRIVE: All campers should plan to arrive for their camp session between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on opening day. If a student arrives prior to this time, no staff person will be available to check them in. Upon arrival, all students must go directly to the camp office for check-in. Program Coordinators and counselors will be on the front porch of the office to greet you. All campers should plan to depart from camp by 11:00 am on the last day of the program.

YAI PROGRAM DETAILS Monday, July 9 – Saturday, August 4, 2012 Students entering 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades The Young Artist Intensive encourages students to explore their talents in all aspects of the performing arts through a challenging level of instruction. Musical theatre, theatre and dance class placements and production casting are held the day following arrival. All students must participate. Students are required to participate in at least one dance and one theatre class and will be assisted through the class registration process by counselors and faculty members

Tuesday, July 10 Class placement and production casting Wednesday, July 11 Class registration- The cast lists will be posted during the first week of camp. •

All students will participate in all class placements. Students will either be cast in a world premiere play, musical or dance piece.

CLASS PLACEMENT & PRODUCTION CASTING All students will participate in both Dance and Theatre/Musical Theatre Placements. Students should be prepared to dance, perform a one minute monologue and sing a one minute song. Please bring sheet music to accompany song choice. Students without sheet music will sing “Happy Birthday”. DANCE Students participate in all dance placements. Placements will be held in the areas of Ballet, Modern and Jazz. Students will participate in a class in each discipline and will be observed by dance professionals. Students need only bring appropriate shoes and clothing. THEATRE/ MUSICAL THEATRE Students should prepare a one minute monologue and sing a one minute song. Please bring sheet music to accompany song choice. Students without sheet music will sing “Happy Birthday”. Selected pieces should reflect differing characters in order to demonstrate the range of talent. *PLEASE NOTE: Day Students that choose to participate in the public performance will be required to attend both evening & weekend rehearsals.





Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.

Production titles have yet to be determined. Our theaters have limited seating. Please purchase your tickets at least two weeks in advance of each performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 10.

PERFORMANCE TICKETS Parents interested in seeing performances should purchase tickets at least two weeks prior to the performance. Most shows do sell out. This year all ticket sales will be online. After June 1 you will be able to go to our website at to purchase tickets. We will send reminders out by email when tickets go on sale. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 10 years old.


Class Descriptions Students are required to take 5 classes daily including one class outside their primary discipline.

ATTENDANCE POLICY All students are required to attend class. Attendance is taken in each class daily. Students who are late to class or who need an excused absence are required to have a note from the nurse or the Program Coordinator. Students who are tardy or who skip classes without a written excuse will be sent to the Administrative Office.

*Please note that the courses listed below are subject to change. ART Students learn studio art techniques and study various mediums. Students will participate in projects focused on mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. DRAMATIC WRITING

PLAYWRITING Over the course of this four-week class, students will learn the basic elements of successful playwriting through in-class writing exercises, group readings and discussions. We will learn all about how dramatic action, high stakes and interesting characters combine to make great plays. This class is a nurturing place where writers should feel free to explore topics that are important to them. Everyone is expected to share and contribute to class discussions. Students should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil.


Over the course of this four week class, students will learn how to write compelling and complete sort stories (from 75-1000 words). Guided exercises will help students focus in on character, theme and content. This class is a nurturing place where writers should feel free to explore topics that are important to them. Everyone is expected to share and contribute to class discussions. Students should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil.




Class Descriptions Continued

*Please note that the courses listed below are subject to change. DANCE YOUNG ARTIST ADVANCED MODERN This class will focus on alignment of the body and use of the torso. The class begins with a floor warm-up including floor barre and Pilates exercises. These principals are then applied to standing exercises - demi and deep plies, brushes, extension combinations, standing developments of contraction/release, off balance including pitch and tilt, turns, full falls to the floor, jumps, and leaps. Here the emphasis will focus on sustaining balance while strengthening the use of the torso, the extremities, and challenging weight changes. In addition students will be encouraged to push the limits of their artistry, growing both as artists and technicians simultaneously. YOUNG ARTIST INTERMEDIATE MODERN This class will focus on basic modern dance principals - building a strong foundation. Class begins with floor work, contractions, alignment exercises, and stretches. Standing exercises will include the same principals learned in the floor work, adding shifts of weight, low runs, triplets, combinations which incorporate the elements of contraction, spiral, off balance and falls. Transitions, dynamics, and phrasing will be the major focus here as well as finding the artistry in each movement. YOUNG ARTIST INTERMEDIATE JAZZ This class will introduce new jazz technique steps while enhancing the foundation each student already has. Class will begin with conditioning and continue with an exploration of many genres of jazz. YOUNG ARTIST ADVANCED JAZZ This fast paced class will help perfect your jazz technique by working on many different styles of jazz through various phrases. Class begins with conditioning and progressions across the floor and ends with a combination. Building performance quality and technique are goals in this class. YOUNG ARTIST ADVANCED BALLET In Advanced ballet we will be honing our classical ballet technique on and off the barre, simplifying our movement and, investigating our counterproductive habits. Through challenging steps and combinations that push us physically in the centre, we will release our personal, artistic dancing voices.


YOUNG ARTIST INTERMEDIATE BALLET We will explore the basics of ballet technique in this class so that we can move with more confidence, intelligence, and joy in the center. Taking the time to understand successful alignment and use of breath at the beginning of class, the centre will challenge us to move through the dance space with our whole artistic being.

Class Descriptions Continued *Please note that the courses listed below are subject to change. DANCE CONTINUED YOUNG ARTIST POINTE This class is for those who have had half a year of pointe or more. A short class, we will be strengthening our ankles and feet while finding our connected length from head to toe. Centre will be quick, working on balances, speed, and turns. Come ready! YOUNG ARTIST COMPOSITION This class focuses on the development of short dances. Physical skill and articulation connect with the students' own imagination, their ideas and the forces of music and silence. YOUNG ARTIST TAP This class will concentrate on challenging rhythms, building speed, as well as picking up and learning many different styles of tap choreography. YOUNG ARTIST DANCE EXPLORATION FOR ACTORS This class offers movement experimentation and development, first in relation to strengthening and articulating technical ability, and secondly, in relation to emotional expression, characterization, gesture, words, timing (both metered and felt), and ensemble interaction. Physical knowledge, trust and daring are encouraged. YOUNG ARTIST AERIAL Students will explore a unique form of aerial dance using looped climbing rope and canvas slings. The class will include learning aerial dance technique, exploring individual improvisational aerial styles and creating both solo and duet work.

EQUESTRIAN The Equestrian program offers students the exciting opportunity to learn English and Western equitation from experienced instructors. Students who choose Equestrian as an elective will ride twice weekly. There is an additional fee for semi-private lessons and horseback rides – please see the Activities Form.



Class Descriptions Continued


*Please note that the courses listed below are subject to change. THEATRE AND MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE Mandatory Through physical work, improvisation, lecture, journaling, vocal work and dance, students will build the skills necessary toward becoming an actor/creator. This mandatory course is grounded in the individuality of the performer and the dynamics of group work. Students should come prepared with a journal and a pen/pencil. THEATRE: FOUNDATION This basic acting class expands on the disciplines explored in creative dramatics and takes the next step into characterization and working with text. Students will participate in improvisational exercises and games, class projects, scene work, monologue writing, and journal writing. Advanced session available by invitation, audition or permission. THEATRE: ADVANCED This class is offered for the student who is motivated to have an additional acting class and who is ready to move into a more intense study of the disciplines covered in the basic class. Admission is by audition only. AUDITION Students will be guided through the most important factors of the professional audition process. Emphasis will be placed on presentation, first impressions, etiquette/conduct, placement of your “audience,� and appropriateness of material. It will immerse students in scenarios that call for prepared material and improvisation MUSIC THEATRE: FOUNDATION Students have the opportunity to apply their acting and singing skills to scenes from the musical theatre repertoire. Script analysis is emphasized and exercises are created to free the singing actor to make strong and dramatically interesting choices. MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE - Admission is by audition only Students begin to form the basis of effective song interpretation through the study of music and text analysis and use of performance exercises. Students also examine the tools necessary for the creation of a character that sings from a particular point of view. The class is experiential and includes frequent solo performance. Repertoire is assigned on an individual basis. MUSICIANSHIP A combination of sight singing, dictation, and theory is used as a means of forming a strong foundation for the study of musical theatre. Students study the fundamentals of melody, harmony, and rhythm with an emphasis on learning to read music in a way that is rich in detail and musical understanding.


PRIVATE LESSONS - Private voice lessons are offered one time weekly for an additional fee. (Please see the Activities Form for more information.) - Students may pay an additional fee to take piano lessons.

RULES & REGULATIONS ALCOHOL/DRUGS Perry-Mansfield prohibits students from consuming or possessing alcohol or drugs of any form. Failure to comply with these policies will result in immediate expulsion from camp and possibly legal involvement. BED CHECK All students must be in their cabins in time for bed check each night. Following bed check, “Lights Out” goes into effect and each student is required to remain in his/her cabin for the remainder of the night. Bed check for YAI campers is 10:00 pm. CABIN RESPONSIBILITIES Campers are expected to keep their cabins clean and orderly. Weekly inspections take place with winning units receiving special privileges. Campers who do not help in the daily chores of cleaning will lose privileges to participate in off-campus outings. SHOPLIFTING/STEALING Shoplifting and stealing will not be tolerated at Perry-Mansfield or in the city of Steamboat Springs. If the camper is found guilty of shoplifting or stealing, he/she may be expelled from camp with no refund. Perry-Mansfield reserves the right to press charges if deemed appropriate. CARE PACKAGES Do Not Send Food of Any Kind. Students may receive care packages, other than food, from family and friends. Food is not allowed in the cabins because it attracts wildlife. Campers will be asked to dispose of any food that is mailed to them. NO FOOD IN CABINS Absolutely no food is allowed in campers’ cabins. Storing food in the cabins may attract wildlife inside the cabins. To avoid any problems, please do not send your child any care packages that contain food. Any food received in the mail will be taken away upon the opening of the package. Counselors reserve the right to be present during the opening of packages if there is suspicion of food inside. NOTE: Perry-Mansfield reserves the right to conduct FOOD RAIDS at any time to enforce this rule. Food raids are done strictly for the safety of all campers in the cabin. During a food raid, all personal property may be searched and food confiscated. Students can be present. CARS Students are not permitted to have vehicles at camp. BUS No campers will be allowed to ride the local Steamboat Springs bus without their counselor. CELLULAR PHONES Students may bring their own cell phone to camp. HOWEVER, all cell phones will be checked in with the Program Coordinator on arrival day and checked out for use on their call days. Having no phone access allows the students to




Rules & Regulations Continued ELECTRONIC GAMES AND LAP TOPS Students should NOT bring any type of electronic games or lap tops to camp for their session. Perry-Mansfield cannot be held responsible for the safety of these items in our rustic atmosphere. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Due to limited electrical service, campers are encouraged to bring battery-powered radios and alarm clocks. iPODS/MP3 PLAYERS Students may bring their iPods/MP3 Players with them to camp, but they are only to be used at night in their cabins. Special consideration will be made for use in required classes. Perry-Mansfield will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any musical device brought to camp. LEAVING CAMP PREMISES Students are not allowed to leave camp property without a staff member. Family members or friends over the age of 21 will only be able to check-out a student if written permission is received from the parent or legal guardian during camp office hours and at least 24 hours prior to check-out time. All students must be checked-out at the camp office and inform their counselors prior to leaving campus. PETS Please leave Felix and Fido at home. Students are not permitted to bring or obtain pets while on camp. CAMPUS SECURITY The camp gate is locked at 11pm each night by our camp security guard. REHEARSALS Evening rehearsals are scheduled from Sunday through Friday and each cast member must attend if they are scheduled. Sunday afternoons are scheduled for rehearsals as well. There are two Call Boards on camp (located at the office and dining hall) that post daily changes in rehearsal schedules. Unexcused absences from rehearsal could result in being removed from the production. SMOKING Perry-Mansfield is a smoke-free camp. Due to the extremely dry climate and significant number of trees on campus, smoking is a serious fire hazard. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus or the surrounding grounds.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE In most cases, students who fail to comply with camp rules will be subject to the following disciplinary procedure: 1st Offense: 2nd Offense: 3rd Offense: parents. 4th Offense:


Student receives a verbal warning. Student receives a written warning and parents are contacted. Parents are contacted and a punishment determined by staff and Student is expelled with no refund.

Exceptions to this procedure are those rules that require immediate expulsion ie: alcohol/drugs, shoplifting/stealing, and any other violations which jeopardize the well-being of other campers or the overall camp milieu. Leaving camp property without the express permission of a counselor is also grounds for expulsion.

GENERAL INFORMATION CAMPER’S BANK: The purpose of the bank is to help campers budget their money and keep it safe from theft or loss. Money brought to camp is deposited upon arrival in the camper’s account. The bank, which is located in the Camp Store, is open two days a week at a specified time. Students are responsible for remembering Camp Bank hours and withdrawing money during those times.

DANCE SHOES: Students must remember to bring correct footwear for each class they plan to take. Once the student gets here there is no way to purchase dance shoes.

EMAIL: Students may receive 1 email weekly. Office staff will print out email once WEEKLY and place them in student mailboxes. Students will not have access to send email. FOOD SERVICE: All meals are served buffet style in the Main Lodge dining hall. Students are responsible for

clearing their own dishes. Healthy snacks are provided in the dining hall between meals. If your child has a special dietary need please let us know, so we can discuss it.

LOST & FOUND: Perry-Mansfield is not responsible for items that are lost during a student's stay at camp. Please speak with your child about the importance of keeping track of his/her possessions. Lost and found items are only held until September 1st. Any lost and found items remaining are then donated to local charities.

MAIL: Mail is delivered daily. Letters are sorted alphabetically and posted on the porch of the office after 3:00pm. Outgoing mail is collected in the Camp Store. UPS delivers at the office daily. All packages MUST be opened in the presence of a staff member. MEDICAL CARE: Two registered nurses reside on campus and are available 24 hours a day. Perry-Mansfield has an Infirmary where all medication is stored and administered. Steamboat Medical Group and Yampa Valley Medical Center are located 7 miles from campus.

MEDICATION: Students are not permitted to keep any medication (including vitamins and herbal supplements)

in their possession during their stay at camp. Any medication, (prescription or over-the-counter), must be turned over to the nurse during check-in and will be dispersed as prescribed or recommended by parents on a daily basis. This is a mandate set forth by the Colorado State Child Care Licensing Board.




General Information Continued PARENTAL VISITATION: We know it is tempting to want to visit your child and spend time in beautiful

Steamboat Springs; however visits remove campers from their friends, their free-time and interferes with the independent experience of camp. Campers are allowed one family visit per session. Family members or friends over the age of 21 will only be able to check-out a student if written permission is received from the parent or legal guardian during camp office hours and at least 24 hours prior to check-out time. All students must be checked-out at the camp office and inform their counselors prior to leaving campus. Parents are not allowed to take their children off campus during classes or rehearsals. Saturday is the best time to visit.

PHONE CALLS: Outgoing Phone Calls - Campers are allowed to call home once weekly. Students must

bring their own cell phone, calling card, phone card or credit card or must call collect. Each age group has a designated phone day each week. Due to differing rehearsal schedules for each student, it is impossible to schedule a specific calling period. Each student will have an opportunity to call during their free time on their call day. Please be sure your child has your work and home phone number, as it may be necessary for him/her to call during daytime hours. Each student is given a 10-minute time limit. Please note that your child will not be allowed to make additional phone calls unless it is an emergency.

YOUNG ARTISTS CALL DAY IS WEDNESDAY. SEARCHES: Perry-Mansfield reserves the right to search cabins and personal property should we suspect

illegal activity.


CAMP ACTIVITIES IN TOWN HIKING Students and counselors may enjoy day hikes to Fish Creek Falls and Soda Creek.

Students and counselors spend the day in the quaint town of Steamboat Springs - relaxing, spending time with friends and shopping. Students are not allowed to ride the city bus or tour town without the supervision of a counselor.

SWIMMING Students may go to the local swimming pool which is equipped with an Olympic-size pool, a warm water pool, natural hot springs and a water slide. Certified lifeguards are on duty and counselors provide constant supervision.

TUBING The Yampa River runs through the center of town. Students may rent tubes for approximately $15 a day. This activity is fun and relaxing, but there are natural risks involved. The students will be with a counselor while on the river, but there are no lifeguards or trained guides. Students’ tube at their own risk. Tubing may not be available depending on river conditions.

WHITE-WATER RAFTING Students have the opportunity to participate in a full-day rafting trip once during their stay at camp. Students take a trip down the Colorado River (Class II/III). Those who are interested will sign up for the trip on the Activities Form prior to arriving at camp and will be charged an additional fee.




ARRIVAL INFORMATION LUGGAGE: Luggage may be shipped ahead of time or arrive with the student. Parents should check with airlines

for specific weight and size restrictions for footlockers. (Footlockers can be no taller than 14” to fit under the bunk beds) Luggage should bear tags showing final destination: PERRY-MANSFIELD, (CAMPER'S NAME), 40755 CR #36, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, 80487. Please be sure to add your name and home address on all items. Luggage should not exceed the following: One footlocker, one sleeping bag, one small bag to be carried by hand. United Parcel Service (UPS) will ship if the weight can be kept below the 150-pound limit. If you are shipping your child’s luggage home – please use UPS PRE-PAID. Perry-Mansfield will NOT be responsible for return shipping student’s luggage.

WHEN TO ARRIVE: All campers should plan to arrive for their camp session between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on

opening day. If a student arrives prior to this time, no staff person will be available to check them in. Upon arrival, all students must go directly to the camp office for check-in.

GETTING HERE By Air: Flying into Yampa Valley Regional Airport. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) is located 20 miles outside of Steamboat Springs, in the town of Hayden. Students flying into Hayden will be met by a Perry-Mansfield representative and transported to camp. The representative will be identifiable with a Perry-Mansfield t-shirt. Flying into Denver International Airport. Students who choose to fly into Denver International Airport (DEN) will have to take the GO! Alpine Shuttle. To arrange ground transportation from Denver International Airport to PerryMansfield, please contact GO! Alpine at 1-800-343-7433 or and refer to group # Perry 1. Please note that due to airport security restrictions there will not be a Perry-Mansfield representative at Denver International Airport on arrival or departure days.

By Car: Directions from Denver: Take I-70 West for approximately 65 miles and through the Eisenhower tunnel. Take

the 1st exit to the right past the tunnel - Dillon/Silverthorne Exit. At the bottom of the exit, take a right (Hwy. 9), passing through Silverthorne and continuing on. Follow CO Hwy. 9 approximately 40 miles until it dead ends in the town of Kremmling. Take a left onto U.S. Hwy. 40 and follow it approximately 50 miles into Steamboat Springs. Once in Steamboat, take a right on 3rd Street that lies between the Post Office and Wells Fargo Bank. Take the next right onto Fish Creek Falls Road. Take the 2nd left onto Amethyst (which later becomes RCR #36) Follow this road as it winds past the Middle School. Once the road straightens out, begin looking for the Perry-Mansfield entrance on the left. Turn left into the driveway and drive up to the horse stables. The office is located across from the horse stables and looks like a small general store.

Visit our website at for a map and more details about Steamboat Springs!


WHAT TO BRING Perry-Mansfield lies at 7,000 ft. above sea level resulting in chilly mornings, warm afternoons, cool evenings, frequently cold nights and occasional rain. Daytime temperatures range from 55º to 90º, with the sun becoming quite hot at midday. Evening temperatures cool off to between 40º and 55º. Students attending sessions in June should come well prepared for occasional cold nights. This is an active camp and students change clothes frequently. Students should bring enough clothing to last two weeks. Students must put their names on everything! Each item must be individually marked. This includes ballet shoes, clothing, flashlights, towels, etc. We suggest that students make a complete list of items brought and tape it into the top of their footlockers. This makes final packing much easier and ensures that each camper retrieves all of his/her possessions when leaving camp.


Everyday clothes & shoes: Everyday attire should be casual, practical and comfortable: jeans, shorts and t-shirts, cotton sweatshirts, long sleeved cotton shirts, several warm sweaters, several pairs of cotton and wool socks, two pairs of flannel pajamas, one warm bathrobe and a warm jacket (essential). Bring a poncho and/or raincoat and hat. Students live informally and out of footlockers/duffels, so please pack accordingly. (Students do their laundry at a Laundromat in town every Saturday). Choose sneakers, hiking boots, and /or sturdy sandals (like Tevas) for the dirt paths and roads around the camp. Bring warm, leather-soled bedroom slippers for cabin wear and flip-flops for the showers. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended for hiking. See below for horseback riding footwear. Riding clothes & shoes: Camp riding clothes are jeans and/or riding pants, riding boots (shoes with a sturdy heel and toe – NO sneakers) and long sleeved cotton shirts. All students are required to wear riding helmets. Bring your own if you have one, otherwise Perry-Mansfield will provide one. Students will not be allowed to ride unless they are wearing riding shoes with a sturdy toe and elevated heel. Dressy clothes: Two nice outfits for "Camp Night" performances are suggested. Dance clothes & shoes: Leotard and Tights are standard dress for all age groups in all dance classes. Ballet shoes (pink or black) are required for ballet classes. Two outfits are suggested, one of which should be black. Also bring tap and jazz shoes if interested in tap and jazz classes. Most students will take a period of dance. Theatre clothes & shoes: Students need to bring sneakers and clothing that they can move in easily.




WHAT TO BRING CONTINUED… Miscellaneous Items Barrettes and Hair Bands: Should be brought in good supply. Dance teachers must see the face and neck


Alarm Clock: Please bring a battery-operated or wind-up alarm clock. Flashlight: This is a necessity! Don't forget to bring extra batteries. Bath Towels and Wash Cloths: Soap, soap dish, toothbrush, toothpaste and an unbreakable cup are needed. A zippered waterproof case or other type of holder is necessary for transporting toiletries to and from the bathroom. Other handy items include a sewing kit and a laundry bag. Sleeping Bags: Colorado nights can get cold, so come prepared with a warm sleeping bag. An old sheet will serve well as a liner; this will preserve the sleeping bag and make laundering easier. Bring two pillowcases, a pillow and an additional twin fitted sheet to place over the slippery plastic mattress cover. Camp provides single or bunk beds. Eye Glasses: Eyeglasses can be easily broken and contact lenses can be lost. Bring with you the address to which you'd write for a quick replacement by mail.

Insect Repellant: For mosquitoes and flies. Lotion: The climate in Colorado is very dry. All students should bring lotion and use it daily to prevent dry skin and


Medications: Students should bring any prescribed or over-the-counter medications needed for their camp stay. Physicians should note prescribed medications and dosages on the Health Form. All medications must be given to the camp nurse upon check-in, including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, vitamins, laxatives, herbal medications, cough drops, etc. An insurance card or copy is necessary for students with pre-existing illnesses (asthma, allergies). Parents are responsible for all medication refills while the student is at camp. Medications can be mailed to camp, Attention: “Camp Nurse.” Water Bottle: This is a necessity! Students may bring their own water bottle or purchase one at the camp store. Altitude sickness is a real and serious concern. Campers must be sure to consume as many caffeine-free liquids as possible, especially when they are first acclimating to the elevation. Sun Screen: At least SPF 15. Sunglasses: The Colorado sunshine is very intense; therefore it is important to protect your eyes from sun injury.



 Wristwatch  Positive Attitude  Sturdy Sandals & Sneakers

 Flashlight & Batteries

 Dance Shoes

 Bath Towels & Wash Cloths

 Layered Clothing for a variety

 Pillow & Pillowcases

 Dance/Rehearsal Clothes

 Toiletries & Plastic Carrier

 Dance Equipment

 Rain jacket with hood and

 Riding Clothes & Helmet

 Warm Jacket

 Swimsuit

 Medication

 Sun Block

 Water Bottle

 Sunglasses/Hat

 Alarm Clock – battery operated

 Hiking Boots/Riding Boots

 Stationery, Envelopes & Stamps

Two Nice Outfits for Camp Night

 Hair Barrettes/Pony-Tail Holders

 Flip–Flops (for the shower)  Sense of Adventure

 Thermal Underwear  Your Smile 

 Notepad, Pens & Highlighter

 Lotion

 Phone Card or Cell Phone

 Insect Repellant

of temperatures

ie: ace wraps, braces, re-usable ice packs, tape

 Warm Sleeping Bag w/twin flat & fitted sheet








Toni Quick Bonnie Davidoff & Stephen Straub Janie Moore 40755 County Road 36 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MondayFriday and all arrival/departure days. Messages will be checked on Saturday and Sunday. 1-800-430-ARTS (2787) 970-879-7125 970-879-5823 In the event of a death or a serious family emergency, please call the camp pager number 970-870-5650

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Perry-Mansfield Young Artist Intensive 2012 Handbook  
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