Kids ❤️ Starlight Summer Camps

Kids  ❤️ Starlight Summer Camps



2016-04-02 CATEGORY: Education 


It’s never too early to share the magic of performance with your kids, and summer camp at Starlight Theatre is an ideal way to build their interest, skills and confidence!

For the past 11 summers, Act Like An Animal Camp, a collaboration between Starlight and the Kansas City Zoo, has been a wildly popular choice for Kansas City kids (ages 5-10). And, for the slightly older crowd, Camp Take-a-Bow (ages 11-14) is setting the stage for its fourth successful summer.

Act Like An Animal Camp sessions in 2016 are scheduled for June 13-24 and July 25-Aug. 5. During their two weeks at Act Like An Animal Camp, children spend half of each day at Starlight learning movement, music and acting skills; the other half of the day is spent at the Kansas City Zoo interacting with animals, enjoying craft projects and camp games. Camp culminates with a live performance and art display for families. The cost is $400 for the two-week camp session, and campers meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday. After Care is available for an additional fee. Maximum registration for each session is 60.

Camp Take-a-Bow will meet July 5-8 and continue July 11-15. Camp Take-a-Bow is Starlight’s answer to the frequent parent question “What do I do now that my child is too old for Act Like An Animal Camp?” At the nine-day Camp Take-a-Bow, tweens and young teens explore their inner performing artist. Participants enjoy intensive training in singing, dancing and acting, while also gaining hands-on experience with creating sets, costumes and props. Each afternoon is spent in rehearsals for a fully produced musical performed for parents and families at the end of camp. The cost is $315 for the nine-day camp, and participants meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday. Before and/or After Care are available for an additional fee. Up to 30 campers will be accepted.

To register, visit For more information, call 816.997.1134.

Here are a couple of our favorite quotes from last summer’s camps:

“It was the most organized and informative activity that my child has ever participated in. The schedule and activities were very age-appropriate but also exposed my child to new experiences at both the zoo and theater.”
- Parent of 2015 Act Like An Animal camper

“I would have discussions with my daughter each day, and I was amazed at how much she was learning from not only the staff but the other campers as well. The final performance was exciting! I can’t believe they can put something together that quickly.”
- Parent of 2015 Camp Take-a-Bow camper