Summer Camps

Summer camps in 2021 will be held in accordance with state and local recommendations for Covid-19
SUMMER CAMPS AT MODE MUSIC STUDIOS / MODE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS
MORNING ONLINE CAMPS:

SOCK PUPPET THEATRE

(Ages 6-8)

There are countless ways to tell a story. Why not do it with socks? In this class, students will create sock puppets,​ ​scenery, mini props and accessories to decorate their “stage”, and write a play that their puppets will perform via​ ​recorded video call. This class is a fun, silly way to learn the very important life skills of collaboration, creativity,​ ​and finding a spark of joy in anything–even in a sock! ​Students will perform their play via live recorded video on the final day of class.

BEGINNING VOICE

(Ages 7-11)

Sing out, superstar! In this class, students will learn important skills for singing including breathing techniques, vowel exercises, using your head voice and chest voice, and jumping intervals. We will play a lot of super fun games over video call as well as enjoy performances by guest singers. Finally, you will get​ ​to choose between 3 song options provided by your instructor and make a video cover, which we will enjoy together via an online watch party on the final day of class.

HOW TO MAKE A HOME MUSIC VIDEO

(Ages 8-11)

Stuck at home? No problem! You can make art wherever you are. Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill and find a way to flex those artistic muscles by turning your home into a music video recording studio!​ ​In this class, students will learn how to tell a story or express an idea through music and edit the footage​ ​together into a full-length music video. This camp will require a phone or tablet for recording (cameras are​ ​also welcome) and a tablet or laptop for editing. The class will celebrate their creations together on the​ ​final day of class with a virtual watch party.

HOW TO MAKE A HOME MUSIC VIDEO

(Ages 8-11)

Stuck at home? No problem! You can make art wherever you are. Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill and find a way to flex those artistic muscles by turning your home into a music video recording studio!​ ​In this class, students will learn how to tell a story or express an idea through music and edit the footage​ ​together into a full-length music video. This camp will require a phone or tablet for recording (cameras are​ ​also welcome) and a tablet or laptop for editing. The class will celebrate their creations together on the​ ​final day of class with a virtual watch party.

PROTEST SONGS

(Ages 7-11)

There is so much going on in the world today that it can be hard to make sense of it all. Kids today are more in tune with current events and more connected than ever before because of social media and technology. So how do we express all of the big feelings that come with processing the issues that society is facing today? What issues are important to you? How can you spread the word about these issues? What do you do when you see something wrong and you want to help make it right? All these questions and more will be explored in our Protest Songs class. Together we will dive into the history of the power that music has to change the world. We will learn by taking a look at influential protest songs and artists and using our discoveries to craft relevant protest songs of our own!

GARAGEBAND BASICS

(Ages 8-11)

Are you ready to take your songwriting and music production skills to the next level? Join us for the GarageBand Basics class, where you will learn everything you need to know to get started with recording your own music! We’ll cover recording techniques so you can create tracks using your own voice and instruments as well as how to use GarageBand’s pre-recorded beats and loops to make an original synthesized song from scratch. You’ll have all the basic skills you need to start creating and recording your own music! Students will work on a project that will be shared and celebrated via video chat on the final day of class.

SCREENPLAY AND FILMMAKING 102

(Ages 9-12)

In a world…where kids everywhere have learned to tell stories in new and inventive ways, where people have found new ways to express themselves and connect with the world around them, there is an opportunity for you to be the next great storyteller of your generation… Lights! Camera! Action! Join this class to be inspired by the wonderful world of movies and the filmmaking techniques that have inspired us through the ages. We will use examples from influential directors and screenwriters to learn how to craft our own original works of art and to express ourselves through film. This class is recommended for students who already have a basic understanding of video-recording apps and tech like iMovie and have an interest in movies and how they are made. We will explore the use of sound, color, dialogue, location, editing​ ​and final cut to bring our unique stories to life. We will celebrate our original student-made films together on​ ​the final day of class with a virtual watch party.

SONGWRITING 101

(Ages 6-10)

Mode wants to hear your songs! Through this program, we will encourage students to explore self-expression through music and help them develop the skills they need to write lyrics, melody, and chord progressions. Working both solo and as a group, our instructor will create short and long term songwriting goals for each student while building a lasting skill and gaining confidence to go home and write your own. Popular songs will be broken down as examples and used to create original compositions you can bring home to show the whole family. Each student is encouraged to bring their own songwriting instrument to class if they like. A demonstration of learned materials will be recorded via video chat during our final day of class.

AFTERNOON IN-PERSON CAMPS:

UKULELE 101

(Ages 7-11)

Come learn ukulele with us! Whether you’ve played before or have never picked one up, our group ukulele class gives students the opportunity to learn an instrument that they can take with them anytime, anywhere. Basic knowledge of the instrument is introduced while learning to tune, strum, read tablature and read chord charts. Students will leave being able to pick out simple, familiar melodies and play a few 3 chord campfire songs. On the final day of class, students will have the opportunity to share what they’ve learned with a casual showcase in the park!

BROADWAY DANCE PARTY!

(Ages 6-11)

Get ready to bust a move at the Broadway Dance Party! In this high-energy dance class, students will learn musical theatre dance routines set to music from hit Broadway shows like Newsies, Matilda, Frozen, and more! The class will learn proper warm-up techniques, important foundations for jazz, ballet, and theatre dance, and best practices for keeping your body healthy and strong while dancing — and we’ll have a great time while doing it! Students will prepare a number of routines to be performed for a limited audience of family and friends on the final day of camp.

SUPERHERO PLAY CREATION

(Ages 6-8)

Avengers, assemble! Students will explore the art of character development and storytelling by creating original characters, scenes, and songs that are set within the Marvel multiverse. In addition to writing and acting out their stories, students will make props, put together costumes, and create set pieces for their original play. On the final day of camp, the students will present their final performance to a limited audience of family and friends!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: A CRASH COURSE ADVENTURE

(Ages 9-12)

Take a trip into the Forgotten Realms with this class, an introductory exploration of the world’s greatest roleplaying game: Dungeons & Dragons. Students will exercise their imaginations by creating Player Characters, developing their backstories, and navigating through a world of high fantasy and adventure to complete their mission. D&D teaches students valuable social and creative skills like teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, and the artistry of character building. Let the adventure begin!

STAR WARS SCENE STUDY

(Ages 9-12)

Join the Resistance with the Star Wars Scene Study class! Students will explore the art of character development and storytelling by analyzing and acting out selected scenes from the Star Wars canon. Students will have the opportunity to create original characters, scenes, and songs. In addition to writing and acting out these legendary stories, students will make props, put together costumes, and create set pieces for their final performance. This class teaches valuable theatre skills such as creative collaboration, memorization techniques, identifying objectives and motivations, and character development. The class will conclude with a live performance in the park for a limited audience of family and friends.

STAR WARS PLAY CREATION

(Ages 6-8)

May the Force be with you! In this class, students will explore the art of character development and storytelling by creating original characters, scenes, and songs that are set within the world of Star Wars. In addition to writing and acting out their stories, students will make props, put together costumes, and create set pieces for their original play. On the final day of camp, the students will present their final performance in the park to a limited audience of family and friends!

MARVEL SCENE STUDY

(Ages 9-12)

Avengers, assemble! In this class, students will explore the art of character development and storytelling by analyzing and acting out selected scenes from the Marvel movie universe. Students will also have the opportunity to create original characters, scenes, and songs. In addition to writing and acting out these legendary stories, students will make props, put together costumes, and create set pieces for their final performance. This class teaches valuable theatre skills such as creative collaboration, memorization techniques, identifying objectives and motivations, and character development. The class will conclude with a live performance for a limited audience of family and friends.

MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE

(Ages 9-12)

Calling all young performers and theatre fans: Let’s put on a show! Join this camp to collaborate with your castmates and our instructors to create a one-of-a-kind musical theatre revue. Learn tips and tricks for turning out a successful audition, how to nail a dance call, and hone your skills in rehearsals for a final showcase that will be performed on the final day of camp. Students who have a passion for theatre are encouraged to join this camp and finally get back into the groove of performing. It’s been a long year, so let’s celebrate getting back out there in the best way we know how: with A MUSICAL! We can’t wait to see you there!

SUMMER CAMP DETAILS

– Our online camps are geared towards K – 8 students.

– Camp sessions run from Monday – Friday.

– Morning and afternoon sessions are three hours in length

– Cost for your first camp enrollment is $225 for online and $300 for in-person. Signing up for multiple camps will take 10% off of your total.

– Contact us by phone at (206) 659-0463 or via email at:
education@modemusicandperformingarts.org

Sign up for Summer Camps!

For scholarship registration, please fill out this form in addition to the registration above.

GIVE BACK WITH YOUR SUMMER CAMP SIGNUP!

10% of your summer camp tuition will go to your choice of an organization below:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
https://www.nwirp.org

American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund
https://www.nursingworld.org

Wildlife Conservation Society
https://www.wcs.org 

TESTIMONIALS

“I think this camp was really enriching for Violet… I feel this camp has helped strengthen her natural talent and built some additional confidence. Thank you for that!”

MMPA Summer Camp Family 2018

“Thank you! Oskar learned so much and we’re so thankful that you showed him how to think more creatively as he’s typically a non-fiction only kind of kid.”

MMPA Summer Camp Family 2018
Camp Withdrawal and Refund Policy

If camp canceled by MMPA: Full refund. Withdrawals more than 2 weeks before the start of the program: Full refund for each individual student registration, less $50. Withdrawals 2 weeks or less before the start of the program: 50% refund. Switching between programs is allowed, based on availability. There is a switching fee of $25 per switch.