When School is out then Art - Is - In. We come to you, we staff your event, your kids are the stars, You provide space, kids and two snacks a day, some lunch monitors then we do the rest.
This website is designed to answer your questions and get you started on the process of bringing Art-Is-In to your church or facility. If there's something we don't answer here feel free to give us a shout out and one of our team members will be back in touch with you. We hope to be partners with you in ministry and not a group that comes in and wants you to change how you do it.
How Does Camp Work?
8:30 a.m. your campers can start arrinving to be greeted by our loving and energetic staff.
9:00 a.m. sharp we will begin camp - we don't believe in wasting time and try to always run and end on time.
In our opening session we will introduce the musical we are learning for the week and begin solo auditions.
10:30 a.m. we have our first snack break and bathroom break. Our staff loves cookies too!
10:45 a.m. we head to Worship and Teaching time - all of the messages are themed to the musical.
11:25 a.m. we have our Solo audition call backs and first choreography session.
12:00 noon we break for lunch and bathroom break. Our staff will eat seperate from the kids as we only have 30 minutes and they have to eat. We only do this because usually by then they are falling in love with your campers and would spend all their time opening juice boxes and not eating.
12:30 p.m. we round everyone up and head into our drama and special part auditions - we do this in a laid back game filled format. Every child in the musical is given an opportunity to have their own special part. This part will be based on age, personality, motor skills, speaking voice, and presence.
1:15 p.m. we assign all of the drama and other special parts for each camper and break off into small groups to begin working on our special part in the show.
2:00 p.m. we have our second snack and bathroom break
2:15 p.m. we go into our final music and choreography rehearsal of the day.
3:00 p.m. we are dismissed in the parent parade where the parents parade in so we can see their child leave with their parent or authorized ride for the day. Each camper will leave that day with a flyer of the day and a music CD that contains all the music and drama for the show we are putting on. It is their's to keep at no additional charge.
Tuesday and Wednesday - these days the schedule is identical
7:30 campers can start to arrive and our staff is ready to greet and assist them with drama and other special part questions.
8:00 to 10:30 - Music Rehearsal
10:30 snack and bathroom break
10:45 worship and teaching time
11:20 Choreography and Soloist rehearsals
12:00 Noon - Lunch and Bathroom breaks
12:30 drama and special group rehearsals
2:00 second snack and bathroom break
2:15 final music and choreography rehearsal
Morning schedule is the same as Tuesday and Wednesday
12:30 we all come back together to put our show on the stage for the first time!
2:00 second snack and bathroom break
2:15 we go back and finish our first rehearsal with everyone on the stage
3:00 we are dismissed feeling awesome about having worked had to put our show on the stage. Every camper will receive their camp t-shirt with the show logo on it. This is at no additional charge. We ask EVERY camper to wear their camp t-shirt on Friday.
7:30 we begin welcoming campers and taking pictures of them and their groups in the Camp T-Shirt!
8:00 we finish up pictures and get ready to run through our show the 2nd time.
10:30 we will take our first snack and restroom break
10:15 we go back and finish up our show on stage and then take some more pictures as time allows.
12:00 noon we have our lunch and bathroom break.
12:30 we get together and run our show without interruption for the final time.
There is no snack break this afternoon.
2:45 we get final instructions about the show time, when to be here, what to wear - which has been communicated every day in the camp newsletter, and helpful notes on how we can be even better tonight.
3:00 we go home to relax and get ready for our show tonight.
One hour before the show we come back to use the restroom and get into our costumes.
One hour and 15 minutes after the show begins we are taking our bows, with smiles on our faces, listening to the thunderous applause of family, friends and members of our community celebrate the amazing job we have done. We get and give lots of hugs to our parents, say goodbye to our friends at camp and the staff, change out of our costumes and go home knowing that we were good stewards of the talents and gifts that God has given each and every one of us.
What Is Required of Me?
We're here to help you do ministry and hopefully not create a bunch of extra work for you. Below are the things you are responsible for during the week. Our staff will take care of everything else.
You have to arrange for housing for 12 to 15 staff members. Housing is the Saturday before your event to the Saturday after your event. This can be classrooms as long as your facility has showers or shower access.
You have to either arrange for lunch for 12 to 15 young adults or pay the lunch stipend on the first day we arrive.
You have to make arrangements to have the final check ready and available before the show on Friday evening.
You have to arrange for all the rehearsal and performance spaces to be available the week of your event starting Sunday afternoon through Friday evening midnight.
You have to make arrangement that the air conditioning is working during camp hours and in the sleeping quarter after camp and all evening as well as the performance area each night until 10 p.m.
You must make arrangements for the facilities, especially the lunch and snack area and restrooms to be cleaned daily.
You need to arrange for a minimum of 2 responsible workers to assist with snack and lunch breaks.
You need to arrange for us to have either one set of keys or passcodes to gain access to the building and kitchen area so we can make meals. If this is not possible you need to have someone who will be able to meet us at certain times to let us in the facility.
You will be responsible for printing the program guts we will provide you on Thursday before noon. We will put the programs together if you can deliver the materials before noon on Friday.
Enjoy your kids as they have a great time.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of hosting an Art - Is - In camp on the exact week you want will be 6,000 dollars as long as you provide housing and showers. The only other expense is a meal supplement of 300 dollars which is waived if you provide us with lunch for 12 to 15 young adult staff members.
We do offer discounts to clients who book far in advance and are also willing to be flexible with their choice of dates. This allows us to make our travel days in between shorter and therefore less expensive for us with gasoline, meals and sometimes accomodations. We also give discounts to clients who book multiple years in advance.
We're always willing to help out. Contact us if you want to make this happen but are not sure if you can fully afford it. We can often give you ideas on where to find campers and suggest prices for camps in your area. We charge the same fee whether you have 30 kids or 100 kids and yes we can take even more as long as your facility can handle that many campers in regards to number of bathroom facilities and size of stage. We only ask that if you are expecting more than 100 you let us know 2 weeks in advance.
We love what we do. Here are just a few of the many smiles, joys and amazing times that await you and your kids when Art - Is - In comes to your town.
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We love what we do and we love the children we serve because we love the Lord who created each and every one of them. We never under-estimate the potential of any child and we never stop believing. We hope to see you real soon as we bring Art - Is - In to you and your children.
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