A variety of camps are planned for children during the summer in southwest Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS LITTLE THEATRE
The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is set to offer its Summer Youth Theatre Academy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday from June 30 through July 25.
The camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12 to learn about improvisation, musicals, dramas and comedies. Academy director Emily Fagan-Baker plans to have the children perform a 20-minute show each Friday using a script they created.
“I’ve designed the program so that if a kid comes to the whole camp, they feel like they’re building on what they’ve learned,” Fagan-Baker said, “but a kid can also pop in one week and not feel behind.”
The cost is $175 per week. Extended care is set to be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an additional $25 per week. Registration is required and ongoing.
“I do everything in my power to make sure I don’t turn anyone away,” Fagan-Baker said. “Making money allows us to continue to do the things we’re doing at the theater, but this is mostly about building a community and allowing everyone to get involved.”
Youths 13 to 18 are also encouraged to apply for a summer internship at the theater.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/mqjh4ph or call 702-362-7996.
The Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, plans day camps for ages 5 to 15 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 9 through Aug. 22.
Children are scheduled to go swimming daily and participate in structured activities, such as arts, crafts and sports. Staff members are set to provide lunch daily with donations from Three Square.
The cost ranges between $130 and $180 per week. Registration is ongoing.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/lctjht3 or call 702-877-9622.
RAINBOW COMPANY YOUTH THEATRE
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to offer two-week conservatories from June 16-27 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
Camps are planned weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon for ages 8 to 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. for ages 12 to 16.
Children are scheduled to learn about blocking and script writing, props, set building and more.
“We’ll start out with the basics and move all the way into sharing a performance on Saturday, June 28,” said Kris Shepherd, theater administrator. “We try to help them become good artists. We’re not trying to make them stars but rather make them aware of art as a whole.
“Most importantly, we know this is their vacation, so we want them to have fun.”
The cost is $225, and registration is required.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ksdh3ls or call 702-229-6553.
The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans day camps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays from June 9 through Aug. 22.
The camps are designed for children ages 6 to 12 and are set to include crafts, games, nature activities, science experiments, swimming, miniature golf, acting and more.
The cost is $200 per week. Extended care is set to be available from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:40 p.m. for an additional $25 per week. Registration is required and ongoing.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/k7vbydf or call 702-822-7700.
CHARLESTON HEIGHTS ARTS CENTER
The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans a summer dance camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m weekdays from July 7 through Aug. 1.
The camp is open to intermediate or advanced dancers ages 12 to 18. Instructors are set to train students in contemporary ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and choreography. A camp performance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Dance attire is required.
The cost is $200. Registration is slated to end July 5.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ma5lxua or call 702-229-6383.
Contact Southwest View reporter Caitlyn Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0403.