BHP JR. Camps

Meet new friends, explore the world of performing arts, make memories for a lifetime

BHP Jr. Camps encourage creativity and exploration while giving students the opportunity to see the world through the diverse lens of the performing arts. Our camps are the perfect choice for families seeking a safe, friendly, and creative camp, combined with dynamic programs designed to meet students wherever they are in their arts journey.

Shakespeare & Musical Theatre

In conjunction with BHP’s production of Something Rotten! for youth entering 8th through 12th grade

 

Performing arts training integrated into the natural beauty of the Black Hills! Artists-in-training will learn theatre techniques, explore stage movement and choreography, music, and rehearse in preparation for a high-spirited performance for friends & family. Campers will field trip to the Playhouse to learn from seasoned theatre professionals and attend the musical Something Rotten! Kids will enjoy campfires and games, relax and unplug, and explore the outdoors.

 

Shakespeare Learning Opportunities

  • The magic of language

  • History of Elizabethan stage and Globe Theatre

  • Plots of various Shakespeare plays

  • Iambic Pentameter verse

 

Theatre Skills

  • Auditioning 

  • Vocal inflection, projection, and articulation training 

  • Stage movement and musical theatre choreography

  • Observation of summer stock professional theatre

 

The Show: I Hate Shakespeare! 

We hate Shakespeare! At least that’s what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare’s classics. With zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by Jerry Spring, I Hate Shakespeare! is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare--with a modern twist. 

Performance Location

Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park

24834 S. Playhouse Road

Custer, SD  57730

 

Camp Location

Placerville Camp and Retreat Center

13801 W. Hwy 44

Rapid City, SD  57702

Dates

July 5-11, 2020, Registration Sunday, July 5 at 1 PM

Performance Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020, Time: TBD

 

Cost

  • $475 if paid in full BY March 31, 2020 - $500 after March 31, 2020

  • $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve space in the camp

  • Payment plans are available upon request.  

  • Camp Enrollment Deadline:  6/14/20 No refunds after camp enrollment deadline.

 

Tuition Assistance:  Deadline:  5/1/20

Limited tuition assistance is available for families in need. Please apply HERE.

Who in the world am I?

Ah, That’s the Great Puzzle!

Performing arts through the looking glass

for youth entering 5th through 7th grade

 

Lewis Carroll’s literary classic, Alice in Wonderland explores themes of “growing up.”  Kids entering 5th through 7th grade will use performance to communicate ideas and feelings, practice creative skills, and rehearse and perform for an on-site showcase. Students will observe professional theatre at the Black Hills Playhouse and attend a performance. The week will end with a walking play in nature performed by participants for family and friends, based on the themes in Alice in Wonderland! Kids will enjoy campfires and games, relax and unplug, and explore the outdoors.

 

Alice Learning Concepts

  • Learn principle plot points from Lewis Carroll’s classic text

  • Describe and understand fantastic imagery

  • Understand how size affects a person or creature’s interaction with their environment

  • Characters and symbolism in Alice in Wonderland

 

Theatre Concepts

  • Auditioning 

  • Vocal inflection, projection, and articulation training 

  • Stage movement and musical theatre choreography

  • Different jobs in a theatre company

 

The Show: Alice in Wonderland in Nature

The outdoor telling of Alice in Wonderland where the ensemble of actors takes the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them. 

 

Camp & Performance  Location

Placerville Camp and Retreat Center

13801 W. Hwy 44

Rapid City, SD  57702

Dates

July 5-11, 2020, Registration Sunday, July 5 at 1 PM

Performance Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020, Time: 2:00 pm

 

Cost

  • $475 if paid in full BY March 31, 2020 - $500 after March 31, 2020

  • $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve space in the camp

  • Payment plans are available upon request.  

  • Camp Enrollment Deadline:  6/14/20 No refunds after camp enrollment deadline.

 

Tuition Assistance:  Deadline:  5/1/20

Limited tuition assistance is available for families in need. Please apply HERE.  

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The Black Hills Playhouse, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional theatre programs that engage diverse people and strengthen South Dakota communities.

Theatre Address:

24834 S. Playhouse Road,

Custer, SD 57730

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Box Office: 605.255.4141

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