Online Camps


Registration for the weeks of July 27 and August 3 open on Monday, July 13.

Welcome to the Virtual Segal Academy Camp! We are so excited to offer a variety of camps and workshops led by our very talented and professional Segal Academy instructors. Camps and workshops are for children finishing grades 1 to 11 (Secondary 5). 

Workshops and camps start Monday, June 29, 2020 and run throughout the summer. Each week will feature unique programming and content. 

If you have already registered your child for any of our camps, please click here to email Liana Wiener, Director of the Academy, to let her know in which camps and/or workshops your child would like to participate by indicating the corresponding workshop or camp number(s).

If you are new to the Segal Academy or haven't registered yet, please click here.

Please note that we require a minimum number of camper registrations in order to run each camp or workshop.

Below you will find a schedule and a list of descriptions. Each camp/workshop is numbered so you can easily find the corresponding descriptions.


Camp Cost Maximum number of campers Minimum Number of campers
1-Week Camp (2 hours/day) $125/camper 14 10
2-Week Teen Creation Camp (2 hours a day) $250/camper 14 12



Camps: July 27-31

MON TUE WED THU FRI
9:30-10:30 (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp
10:00-11:00 (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp
10:15-11:15 (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp
11:00-12:00 (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp (1) Gr 1-3 Camp
11:30-12:30 (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp (2) Gr 4-6 Camp
11:45-12:45 (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp (3A) Teen Creation Camp
Camps Number Dates Grades Teachers Camp Name Description
1 July 27-31 1-3 Kyla Smith/Daniel Hickie

Spooky Puppets around the Campfire

As summer rolls in, we're bringing you a classic after dark warm weather pastime – spooky stories around the campfire. Mwahahaha! Each camper will make their own puppet out of recycled materials. We will write and rehearse some spooky music together. And at the end - A Spooky Stories Session around the campfire!

2 July 27-31 4-6 Jenny Rizzo/Edward Enman Jukebox Musicals

Learn how the songs of Elvis, ABBA, Queen, Dolly Parton, and even Green Day have become sensational hits on Broadway, and even best-selling movies! We will learn one song and one dance from a jukebox musical and even have fun with creating our own mini-jukebox musicals. 

3A July 13-17 (Week 1 of 2) 6-11 Trevor Barrette Creation & Performance Camp In the first week, we will create a brand-new show! Together, we'll come up with our show's concept and characters and write its scenes and songs. In the second week, we take the words off the page and put them up on their feet and on screen! From staging to character development to design, all from your own home! Possible show concepts: Talk Show, News Cast, Game Show, Online Influencers.



Camps: August 3-7

MON TUE WED THU FRI
10:15-11:15 (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp
9:30-10:30 (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp
10:00-11:00 (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp
11:45-12:45 (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp (3B) Teen Creation Camp
11:00-12:00 (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp (4) Gr 1-3 Camp
11:30-12:30 (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp (5) Gr 4-6 Camp
Camps Number Dates Grades Teachers Camp Name Description
3B Aug. 3-7 (Week 2 of 2) 6-11 Jonathan Patterson Creation & Performance Camp

In the first week, we will create a brand-new show! Together, we'll come up with our show's concept and characters and write its scenes and songs. In the second week, we take the words off the page and put them up on their feet and on screen! From staging to character development to design, all from your own home! Possible show concepts: Talk Show, News Cast, Game Show, Online Influencers.

4 Aug. 3-7 1-3 Kyla Smith/Daniel Hickie  Folk Tales: Scrambled Up!

We are going to tell a well known folk tale all together - BUT SCRAMBLED UP! There'll be silly little scenes on zoom. Some original short songs created with the campers. A dance number. And at the end - FOLK TALE!

5 Aug. 3-7 4-6 Jenny Rizzo/Edward Enman

Specials and the British Invasion, Musical Theatre through Dance

A focused week on the musicals featuring the most landmark choreography, such as Newsies, Oklahoma, 42nd Street, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Cats, etc.), MODERN MUSICALS (2000s on), BIGGEST TONY WINNERS, MUSICIAN ACTOR MUSICALS (Special week for kids who play an instrument.



Workshops: July 27-31

Workshop Cost Maximum number of campers Minimum Number of campers
Workshops $15/block (2-block minimum workshops are $30) 12 5

MON TUE WED THU FRI
9:00-10:00 (1) Gr 3-6 Solfege (1) Gr 3-6 Solfege
9:30-10:30 (11) Gr 1-4 Mask Making (11) Gr 1-4 Mask Making
10:00-11:00 (2) Gr 7+ Audition Techniques (2) Gr 7+ Audition Techniques (7) Gr 4-6 Audition Techniques (7) Gr 4-6 Audition Techniques (13) Gr 4+ Magic
10:30-11:30 (3) Gr 4-6 Character Building (8) Gr 3-6 Improv
11:30-12:30 (5) Gr 3-6 Dance (9) Gr 1-4 Body Percussion & Rhythm (12) Gr 1-3 Character Building (13) Gr 4+ Magic
11:30-12:30 Gr 1-3 Dance (6) Gr 1-4 Improv (10) Gr 5+ Voiceover (10) Gr 5+ Voiceover

Number Workshop Grades Teachers Description
1 Solfege 3-6 Felix Dupont Foisy

Solfege is the ABCs of music. It teaches pitch, to hear and sing harmonies, and how to write down music you create in your head. In this introduction to basic solfege using the notes names, you'll learn to sing different songs from the Musical Theatre repertoire while also learning about music!

2 Audition Techniques 7+ Jonathan Patterson

Day 1: a group discussion about how to impress in an audition. From songs to monologues to dance a stone shall not be left unturned. Day 2: mock audition time! Each participant will be given a 5-10 minute “audition” slot to strut their stuff while the other participants step into the shoes of a director and have to cast a fictional show.

3 Character Building 4-6 Made Joliffe

Using things that can be found around the house and doing voice and body exercises, we will develop different characters revolving around a theme, and then we will discover how these characters can interact with each other virtually. 

4 Dance Technique 1-3 Debbie Friedmann

Students work on learning how to energize limbs while dancing. Focus on learning to jump using feet in order to build healthy dance joints. The class is structured using theatre games mixed with dance warm-ups to get students dancing and energized. A short routine to a popular song is also taught.

5 Dance Technique 3-6 Debbie Friedmann

Students work on balance, creating clean lines and using the floor and safe practices through an extended warm-up. They then learn a short choreography to a popular song that focuses on utilizing this technique in a fun and engaging routine.

6 Improv 1-4 Maria Herrera

In this workshop, we will break down the core rules and need-to-know‘s of improv theatre through a fun and engaging games & exercises. By the end of the workshop, campers will have a solid understanding of the “yes and” of improv and strategies to think on their feet in order to keep the scene rolling. Hope to see you there!

7

Audition Techniques (2 block WS)

4-6 Jonathan Patterson

Day 1: a group discussion about how to impress in an audition. From songs to monologues to dance a stone shall not be left unturned. Day 2: mock audition time! Each participant will be given a 5-10 minute “audition” slot to strut their stuff while the other participants step into the shoes of a director and have to cast a fictional show.

8 Improv 3-6 Maria Herrera

In this workshop, we will break down the core rules and need-to-know‘s of improv theatre through a fun and engaging games & exercises. By the end of the workshop, campers will have a solid understanding of the “yes and” of improv and strategies to think on their feet in order to keep the scene rolling. Hope to see you there!

9

Body Percussion & Rhythm

1-4 Debbie Friedmann

Students learn about body percussion by creating different beat patterns and teaching them to their peers using counts. The class creates a dance and song together using some of the patterns created by students, and collaborates with Debbie to structure them into a choreography.

10

Voice Over (2 block WS)

5+ Jonathan Patterson

From animation to radio commercials to game show announcer to audiobook reader, the world of the voice over artist is often overlooked. Come join me to explore these different media and how much fun it is to use your voice in previously unthought of ways.

11

Mask making (2 block WS)

1-4 Jennifer Nguyen In the first class, campers will make a mask using household items. In the second class, campers will participate in a variety of theatre games and activities using inspiration from their mask.
12 Character Building 1-3 Madie Joliffe Using things that can be found around the house and doing voice and body exercises, we will develop different characters revolving around a theme, and then we will discover how these characters can interact with each other virtually. 
13 Magic (2 block WS) 4+ Chris Barillaro Do you love magic? If so, this beginner's magic workshop will be a great way to start! We'll cover some basic card techniques (shuffles, fans, etc.) and learn a few tricks using household objects (playing cards, pens, paper, elastic bands etc.). New tricks will be taught at each session and a list of materials will be provided prior to each class. No experience required!


If you have already registered your child for any of our camps, please click here to email Liana Wiener, Director of the Academy, to let her know in which camps and/or workshops your child would like to participate by indicating the corresponding workshop or camp number(s).

If you are new to the Segal Academy or haven't registered yet, please click here.

Workshops: August 3-7

MON TUE WED THU FRI
9:00-10:00 (14) Gr 1-4 Solfege (14) Gr 1-4 Solfege (23) Gr 5+ Solfege (23) Gr 5+ Solfege
10:00-11:00 (15) Gr 3-6 Found Puppetry (20) Gr 3-6 Improv (25) Gr 1-4 Improv
10:00-11:00 (16) Gr 6+ Writer's Room (16) Gr 6+ Writer's Room (21) Gr 6+ World of the Play (21) Gr 6+ World of the Play (26) Gr 4+ Magic
11:30-12:30 (18) Gr 3-6 Dance (24) Gr 1-4 Character Building (26) Gr 4+ Magic
11:30-12:30 (17) Gr 1-3 Dance (19) Gr 1-4 Improv (22) Gr 4+ Character A to Z (22) Gr 4+ Character A to Z

Number Workshop Grades Teachers Description
14 Solfege  1-4 Felix Dupont Foisy

Solfege is the ABCs of music. It teaches pitch, to hear and sing harmonies, and how to write down music you create in your head. In this introduction to basic solfege using the notes names, you'll learn to sing different songs from the Musical Theatre repertoire while also learning about music!

15 Found Puppetry 3-6 Made Joliffe

During this workshop, we will be making found object puppets. After they are found and we have learned how to bring them to life, we will create little scenes or commercials featuring our puppets!

16 Writer's Room (2 block WS) 6+ Trevor Barrette

Do you have a great idea for a play? Have you written a scene or a story that you want to see on stage? Are you a singer/songwriter interested in musical theatre? Come join the writers' room to learn the basics of playwriting, share your work and get the feedback you need for your next draft! No experience necessary.

17 Learning Choreography 1-3 Debbie Friedmann

Students explore different types of characters through a dance warm-up focused on movement exploration and character development. Students then learn choreography to music from a Broadway musical focusing on building character and story through dance.

18 Learning Choreography 3-6 Debbie Friedmann

Students review technique through an extended warm-up that includes basics for jumps and turns. Students then learn choreography to music from a Broadway musical incorporating technique while focusing on building character and story through dance.

19 Improv 1-4 Marie Herrera

In this workshop, we will break down the core rules and need-to-know‘s of improv theatre through a fun and engaging games & exercises. By the end of the workshop, campers will have a solid understanding of the “yes and” of improv and strategies to think on their feet in order to keep the scene rolling. Hope to see you there!

20 Improv 3-6 Maria Herrera

In this workshop, we will break down the core rules and need-to-know‘s of improv theatre through a fun and engaging games & exercises. By the end of the workshop, campers will have a solid understanding of the “yes and” of improv and strategies to think on their feet in order to keep the scene rolling. Hope to see you there!

21 World of the Play (2 block WS) 6+ Trevor Barrette

You've just been cast in a play! What's next? This workshop teaches you how to break down a script, read between the lines and imagine the rest! We'll be going "Into the Woods" to develop these key skills. For the aspiring actor or director.

22 Character A to Z (2 block WS) 4+ Trevor Barrette

WHO AM I? Great question. Your character has a life beyond their lines in a script. In this workshop, we'll be taking a look at different exercises you can use to further develop your character. From how they walk, talk and think to what kind of sandwich they would be if they could be any kind of sandwich AND why it matters!

23 Solfege 5+ Felix Dupont-Foissy

Solfege is the ABCs of music. It teaches pitch, to hear and sing harmonies, and how to write down music you create in your head. In this introduction to basic solfege using the notes names, you'll learn to sing different songs from the Musical Theatre repertoire while also learning about music!

24 Character Building 1-4 Madie Joliffe

We will be creating characters during this workshop, and seeing how they would play together. Using things that can be found around the house and doing voice and body exercises, we will develop different characters revolving around a theme, and then we will discover how these characters can interact with each other virtually. 

25 Improv 1-4  Jennifer Nguyen

In this workshop, we will break down the core rules and need-to-know‘s of improv theatre through a fun and engaging games & exercises. By the end of the workshop, campers will have a solid understanding of the “yes and” of improv and strategies to think on their feet in order to keep the scene rolling. Hope to see you there!

26 Magic (2 block WS) 4+ Chris Barillaro

Do you love magic? If so, this beginner's magic workshop will be a great way to start! We'll cover some basic card techniques (shuffles, fans, etc.) and learn a few tricks using household objects (playing cards, pens, paper, elastic bands etc.). New tricks will be taught at each session and a list of materials will be provided prior to each class. No experience required!


If you have already registered your child for any of our camps, please click here to email Liana Wiener, Director of the Academy, to let her know in which camps and/or workshops your child would like to participate by indicating the corresponding workshop or camp number(s).

If you are new to the Segal Academy or haven't registered yet, please click here.