1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 17th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

SUMMER CAMPS!
ON SITE June 22 – July 31

JULY SUMMER CAMPS 2020 (on-site)

We are excited to announce Millibo’s line-up of on-site summer camps for July 2020.  Providing safe environments of creative exploration and play, we have re-designed our programming to meet all safety guidelines provided by the CDC and Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment for Child Care.  Small class sizes, multiple outdoor learning experiences, the most talented faculty of teaching artists in the region and over twenty years of experience working with young creatives, the Millibo is poised to provide your child with a spectacular summer experience!

OUR VISION: The MAT is dedicated to the belief that theatre training promotes self-esteem, builds confidence, stimulates creativity, sharpens communication skills, fosters an appreciation of team work, raises cultural awareness, celebrates diversity, encourages respect for self and others, and lays the foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. The study of theatre not only trains students to be better actors, it inspires them to be better people.

REGISTER BY PHONE: 719 465 6321

SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE

SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE: The safety and health of your child(ren) remains our first priority, and as coronavirus guidance continues to evolve, we will follow all guidelines and updates provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment for Child Care.

The safety measures in place this summer Include:

  • Screen campers for symptoms and close-contact exposures at daily drop off and pick up
  • Stagger drop-off and pickup times to avoid large groups and allow for screening.
  • Keep campers in stable groups of 10 and fewer for all indoor and outdoor camp activities
  • Limited building access.  Only campers, teachers and staff have building access.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet during eating and recreation.
  • Secure same staff and counselors to work with small groups for the entire week
  • Require hand-washing upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Require masks or face coverings whenever possible.
  • Ensure sufficient cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces, equipment, and vehicles throughout the camp.

JUNE 22 – 26

  • COMEDY LAB / Middle & High School ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9am to 1pm ~ $185
    Dive into the world of comedy in this wildly hilarious workshop where you’ll uncover the fundamentals of improvisation, sketch and physical comedy. Working alongside professional theater artists you’ll learn how to write your own sketches, deliver the perfect pun, master a pratfall and just make it up on the spot.  Get ready for big laughs as you present your comedic know-how for friends and family on the final day
    abound.

JULY 6 – 10

  • ENCHANTED CASTLES / Ages 4 to Kindergarten ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9am to Noon ~ $155
    Travel back in time to a world of castles, dragons, trolls and unicorns.  Join us as we act out the stories of brave princesses and fearless knights who travelled far and wide to make the world a better place.
  • TALES OF OLYMPUS / Grades 3 to 5 ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9:15am to 3:15pm ~ $275
    Join us in this performance oriented class where we’ll use the ancient stories of Greek mythology to create an original performance incorporating scenes, monologues, movement and music.  We’ll build our own costumes and sets and inhabit such legendary characters as Athena, Zeus and Pandora.

JULY 13 – 17

  • HOGWARTS – Triwizard Tournament / Grades 1 – 2  & Grades 3 to 5 ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9am to 3pm ~ $275
    Join us as we get ready for the first ever Summer Triwizard Tournament.  Young witches and wizards will receive special training as they prepare to be tested in their magical prowess, their daring, their powers of deduction, and their ability to cope with magical surprises.

      • Grades 1 – 2Mon to Fri – 9:00am to 3:00pm ~ $275
      • Grades 3 – 5Mon to Fri – 9:30am to 3:30pm ~ $275
      • (Please note the staggered start time)

JULY 20 – 24

  • MY GRUFFALO / Ages 4 to Kindergarten ~ Monday to Friday, 9am to Noon ~ $155
    Into the forest we’ll go with the clever little mluse as our guide!  Meet an assortment of wonderful creatures and have a chance to dance and sing the Gruffalo way! 
  • MAKE A CIRCUS/ Grades 4 to 8 ~ TWO WEEKS (July 20 – 31) – Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm ~ $275
    Explore the skills you need to be a circus star – Acrobatics, Juggling, Aerial Silks, Teeter Board, Rolla Bolla, Diabolo, Tight Rope, Unicycling, Clowning and more!  Camp is directed by circus professionals and taught by instructors who have the experience and training to teach all of the skills and techniques required to safely perform each of the activities. Campers get hands on experience with all apparatus and present their skills in a final class presentation on Friday July 31.
  • MAC SHAKESPEARE/ High School ~ TWO WEEKS (July 20 – 30) Monday to Thursday, 9:30 to 1:30 ~ $275
    Join MAT’s longest running teen ensemble as we put together a vibrant and original adaptation of Shakespeare’s haunting play MacBeth.  Through scene work, language explorations and theatre exercises you’ll master the language of the world’s greatest playwright as you bring to life his most dynamic characters and in this fast-paced hands-on approach to Shakespeare.  Final Performance: tbd

JULY 27 – 31

  • SPLISH SPLASH/ Ages 4 to Kindergarten ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9am to Noon ~ $155
    Set sail for the high seas in this water inspired camp.  We’ll swim with the mermaids, sail atop a tortoise, search for sunken treasure with the pirates and splish splash in the most delightful ways.  Songs, stories and art projects abound.

AUG 3 – 7

  • NEW NEW
    Aug 3 – 7 ~ HOGWARTS – Forbidden Forest / Grades 3 to 5 ~
    Monday to Friday ~ 9am to 3pm ~ $275

Spend a fun-filled week in the Wizarding World as you help Headmistress Bumble Bee and her team of professors unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden Forest.  We’ll solve impossible riddles, learn the language of the Trolls, tell forgotten stories, encounter incredible creatures and master techniques to defend us from “you know who”.  (Be prepared to meet a Bowtruckle.)


“Thank you for making camp such a positive experience for my child.   This is his first camp experience away from his typical preschool and he is loving it! Each night, he has shared the events of the morning and told us about his new friends.”


AGES 4 – KINDERGARTEN

Exploring in a multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary way, children make connections to stories and build a theatre vocabulary through music, dance, visual art, and dramatic play. Students will share these fun adventures and newly sharpened theatre arts skills in an informal performance for family and friends on the final day.  Limited to 10 campers only!

Please note that the grade ranges specified for summer camps refer to the grade the student will be entering in Fall 2020.  Students who have completed kindergarten may register for these classes or for classes for grades 1 – 2

July 6 – 10  ENCHANTED CASTLES / Monday to Friday 9am to Noon ~ $155 ~ SOLD OUT
Travel back in time to a world of castles, dragons, trolls and unicorns.  Join us as we act out the stories of brave princesses and fearless knights who travelled far and wide to make the world a better place.

July 20 – 24 ~ MY GRUFFALO / Monday to Friday, 9am to Noon ~ $155 ~ SOLD OUT
Into the forest we’ll go with the clever little mluse as our guide!  Meet an assortment of wonderful creatures and have a chance to dance and sing the Gruffalo way! 

July 27 – 31 ~ SPLISH SPLASH/ Monday to Friday, 9am to Noon ~ $155 ~ SOLD OUT
Set sail for the high seas in this water inspired camp.  We’ll swim with the mermaids, sail atop a tortoise, search for sunken treasure with the pirates and splish splash in the most delightful ways.  Songs, stories and art projects abound.


GRADES 1 – 2

Millibo’s team of  teaching artists lead campers through an exploration of a story or concept based on the camp’s theme, followed by mini-lessons in drama, art, song, instrument play, or movement to bring the story or concept to life. These hands-on activities build an arts vocabulary as your child embodies each day’s exciting new characters and settings.

Please note that the grade ranges specified for summer camps refer to the grade the student will be entering in Fall 2020.  Students who have completed second grade may register for camps for grades 1 & 2 or camps for grades 3 – 5

July 13 – 17 ~HOGWARTS – Triwizard Tournament / Grades 1 – 2 ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9am to 3pm ~ $275
Join us as we get ready for the first ever Summer Triwizard Tournament.  Young witches and wizards will receive special training as they prepare to be tested in their magical prowess, their daring, their powers of deduction, and their ability to cope with magical surprises!


GRADES 3 to 5

As students explore the worlds of acting, improvisation and circus, they grow from the world of play to applying more advanced, specialized training.  Students gain a better understanding of story structure and given circumstances, as well as character motivation and positive ensemble work as they work together to build their play.  All classes, regardless of age, foster personal growth, teamwork, and creativity.

Please note that the grade ranges specified for summer camps refer to the grade the student will be entering in Fall 2020.  Students who have completed fifth grade may register for camps for grades 3 to 5 or camps for grades 6 and up

July 6 – 10 ~ TALES OF OLYMPUS / Grades 3 to 5 ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9:15am to 3:00pm ~ $275
Join us in this performance oriented class where we’ll use the ancient stories of Greek mythology to create an original performance incorporating scenes, monologues, movement and music.  We’ll build our own costumes and sets and inhabit such legendary characters as Athena, Zeus and Pandora.

July 13 – 17 ~ HOGWARTS – Triwizard Tournament / Grades 3 to 5 ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9:30am to 3:30pm ~ $275 ~ SOLD OUT
Join us as we get ready for the first ever Summer Triwizard Tournament.  Young witches and wizards will receive special training as they prepare to be tested in their magical prowess, their daring, their powers of deduction, and their ability to cope with magical surprises. 

JUST ADDED
Aug 3 – 7 ~ HOGWARTS – Forbidden Forest / Grades 3 to 5 ~
Monday to Friday ~ 9am to 3pm ~ $275

Spend a fun-filled week in the Wizarding World as you help Headmistress Bumble Bee and her team of professors unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden Forest.  We’ll solve impossible riddles, learn the language of the Trolls, tell forgotten stories, encounter incredible creatures and master techniques to defend us from “you know who”.  (Be prepared to meet a Bowtruckle.)


MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

June 22 – 26 ~ COMEDY LAB / Middle & High School ~ Monday to Friday ~ 9am to 1pm ~ $185
Dive into the world of comedy in this wildly hilarious workshop where you’ll uncover the fundamentals of improvisation, sketch and physical comedy. Working alongside professional theater artists you’ll learn how to write your own sketches, deliver the perfect pun, master a pratfall and just make it up on the spot.  Get ready for big laughs as you present your comedic know-how for friends and family on the final day.

July 20 – 31 ~ MAKE A CIRCUS/ Grades 4 to 8 ~ TWO WEEKS – Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm ~ $275
Explore the skills you need to be a circus star – Acrobatics, Juggling, Aerial Silks, Teeter Board, Rolla Bolla, Diabolo, Tight Rope, Unicycling, Clowning and more!  Camp is directed by circus professionals and taught by instructors who have the experience and training to teach all of the skills and techniques required to safely perform each of the activities. Campers get hands on experience with all apparatus and present their skills in a final class presentation on Friday July 31.  Lead Instructors: Jim Jackson and special guests

July 20 – 30 ~ MAC SHAKESPEARE/ High School ~ TWO WEEKS (July 20 – 30) Monday to Thursday, 9:30 to 1:30 ~ $275
Join MAT’s longest running teen ensemble as we put together a vibrant and original adaptation of Shakespeare’s haunting play “MacBeth.”  Through scene work, language explorations and theatre exercises you’ll master the language of the world’s greatest playwright as you bring to life his most dynamic characters and in this fast-paced hands-on approach to Shakespeare.  Final Performance: tbd  Lead Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

 

Author: Jim Jackson