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BE THE STAR THAT YOU ARE this summer at the Carson Center!

Peter and Wendy Musical Theatre Summer Camp: June 24-28, 2019 (Ages 6-18)

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual…at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan. Mistaken identities, ever-morphing clouds, a classy crocodile, some very lost boys, and a fickle shadow all add to the mayhem. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Darling embark on a quest of their own and find themselves trekking everywhere from Hawaii to the North Pole in search of their three missing children. With help from the earth-friendly Neverlanders, exotic Neverland creatures, and faithful Tinker Bell, the Darling children are found, disputes are ultimately resolved, and everyone–including Captain Hook–finds a place where they truly belong.

The Peter and Wendy Musical Theatre Camp at the Carson Center is a 5-day Summer Musical Theatre intensive and performance opportunity for students ages 6-18. This year, the Carson Center and Missoula Children’s Theatre of Montana will present Peter and Wendy, an original musical production. Participants will open up the week with a relaxed open audition in our Myre River Room. This will be directed by Missoula Children’s Theatre touring actors and will be welcoming to all levels of talent. ALL students who participate in this audition will receive a role in the production. For those students interested in production and direction, there are Assistant Director Positions that will be cast by the MCT staff. Assistant Directors will help with the rehearsal process, as well as technical elements on the day of the production. When not rehearsing, campers will be involved in several different theater-based workshops taught by regional artists. This includes stage combat, movement for the actor, make-up, acting/scene work and characterization. Campers will perform on the Carson Center stage on the last day of camp for their friends and family. Performances are at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. 

The registration fee for this camp is $100.00. The camp schedule is Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. and Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  CLICK to register. 



ONLY 9 SPOTS REMAIN as of 6/18/19

Kids' Firework STEAM Camp - Did you know, the 4th of July is oozing with science?  Join us at The Carson Center on July 3, 2019 as we present Kids' Firework STEAM* Camp and Science Showcase featuring Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science,” of Hooked on Science. 
(*STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)

Kids’ Firework STEAM Camp will engage students in rising grades 3-6 in 6 hours of spectacular Fourth of July themed science experiments and activities that are sure to get them excited about science!

Participants will:
Create a 4th of July masterpiece
Capture the flag’s shadow
Launch a 4th of July water bottle rockets
Discover the science behind fireworks and more!

The camp day will culminate with the 4th of July Science Showcase, which takes place on the Carson Center Stage immediately following camp instruction at 3pm.  Family and friends are invited to this free event to watch student demonstrate their learning and perform experiments on the Carson Center stage.  During the showcase, participants will help “Mr. Science” by creating a Red, White, and Blue explosion and simulate fireworks with 4th of July streamers.  Following the showcase, camp participants will take the lead and guide and engage audience members in hands-on science stations which encourage fine motor and problem-solving skills.  Parents, enjoy a day of dining and shopping in downtown Paducah while your kids have a blast at The Carson Center!

Camp participation is open to students rising into grades 3-6.  Space is limited to 30 participants, and registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.  The cost of the camp is $60 and includes all educational activities, snack and drink, take-home science bag with a special surprise from “Mr. Science,” and free admittance for friends and family to the Fourth of July Science Showcase on The Carson Center stage. 

We look forward to putting the STEAM in STEM this 4th of July!  To register, click the link below, or call the box office at 270-450-4444!

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