1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 20th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

SUMMER CAMPS 2022

Millibo offers BIG ADVENTURES for curious minds all summer long!  We give our all to creating innovative and imaginative camps that encourage participants aged 4 to 18 to dive-in and explore the endless possibilities of the Performing Arts.

  • Over twenty years of experience
  • Especially developed to empower students to express their unique creativity
  • Explore through a variety of performing mediums including theatre, movement, music, improv, circus and the visual arts
  • The theatre, rehearsal studio and outdoor tent provide excellent learning spaces for all camps.
  • Grouped by age, all camps have a limited enrollment ensuring that every student’s experiences is personal, up-close and hands-on.

Please note that the grade ranges specified for camps refer to the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2022

REGISTER ONLINE or by PHONE – 719 465 6321

CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCEL THREE WEEKS BEFORE START OF CAMP:  If your registration is canceled at least three weeks before the first day of your camp, we will refund tuition less the registration fee.  Fees are $25 per half-day camp and $50 for full-day camps.

CANCEL LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF CAMP:  If your registration is canceled less than two weeks before the camp begins you will receive tuition credit minus the late cancellation fee.  Late cancellation fees are $40 for half day camps and $65 for full-day camps.  Credit can be applied to another future camp or tickets.

CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE:  If we do not receive prior cancellation notice and you do not attend the first day of class, no refund or credit will be given.

CANCELLATION BY MILLIBO: In the rare instance that a camp does not register with the minimum of 6 students, Millibo reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment.   We will do our best to give you 10 days advance notice.  Any tuition paid will be refunded in full, including the registration fee.

CAMP POLICIES

At Millibo we do our utmost to ensure a safe and happy experience for ever camper, teacher, volunteer and staff member!  Below are a few simple policies and procedures of which we would like you to be aware.   Please feel to call us any time if you have questions. 719 465 6321

WHAT TO WEAR:  Students should wear comfortable clothing in which they can move and play freely. We make wonderful messes throughout the day, and we want your child to be comfortable and ready for anything.    Please no ball gowns, tuxedos or haute couture items.

WHAT TO BRING:  A fed child is a happy child ready for play! Please be sure your child has had a healthy and satisfying meal before attending camp.  Also, please  have your child bring a healthy snack and water to camp each day.  If your child is attending a full day camp, please also provide a lunch.  We ask that you DO NOT come to camp with toys, soda or candy.

HEALTH & SAFETY:  Millibo will follow CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding the wearing of masks. If you or your child are feeling sick or experiencing Covid symptoms, please take care of yourself and others by staying home.  You are welcome to return when you are feeling better and have tested negative for Covid.

DROP OFF & SIGN IN: To reduce the number of people in and out of the building, we will check-in your child from your vehicle. Please enter the parking area from Cascade on the west side of the building.   Cascade is accessible from Tejon by turning west onto Brookside or Navajo and then left on Cascade. Please stay in your car and we will come to you.

RELEASE FORMS: Every student must have a signed parent release form on file before the start of camp.  Please be sure to fill out the on-line waiver as soon as you receive it.  It will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the start of camp.  Students attending multiple camps need only have one waiver on file.

SPECIAL CONCERNS:  Please let us know if your child has any allergies or other medical needs of which we should be aware. All parents will be asked to sign a medical release form for their child at the start of camp.


AGES 4 to Kindergarten

It’s never too early to enter the world of the imagination!  Millibo’s theatre camps for young children invite play and exploration through multi-sensory  experiences encouraging children to grow their expressive vocabulary through drama, music, dance and visual arts.  Each week they’ll have fun exploring a different story with their peers and our incredible teaching staff.  

Half Day Camps – $150 – Monday to Friday – 9am to Noon 

JUNE 6 to 10 / LITTLE PIRATES  Set sail on an hilarious adventure across the high seas!  We’ll meet tricky pirates and mystical mermaids, sing silly sea shanties and search for the hidden treasure guarded by a not-so-scary sea monster.  Themed around the book “Ten Little Pirates” by Brownlow and Rickerty.

JUNE 13 to 17 / INTO THE SECRET GARDEN  Join Ladybug, Snake and Grasshopper as they take you on a surprising tour of their world at your feet – right there in the tall, tall grass.   Oh the stories we can tell when we shrink ourselves down to “Antman” size!  Themed around the book “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming.

JUNE 20 to 24 / PETE & THE BAD BANANA  Pete the Cat needs your help!  Join him on a very silly journey where you’ll bounce on giant cream pies, slide down the side of a banana split and run a marathon as you search for the perfect banana. “I think we might learn how to make ice cream!”  Themed around “Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana” by James Dean

JULY 11 to 15 / BIRDS OF A FEATHER  Calvin is one rare bird – he can’t fly but he lets his imagination soar while reading about pirates, dinosaurs, and other fascinating things. The other birds call him geeky beaky, but Calvin just ruffles his feathers and buries his beak in a book. And then the hurricane comes…  Themed around the book “Calvin Can’t Fly” by Jennifer Berne 

JULY 18 to 22 / SNAIL & WHALE SET SAIL  Hitch a ride on the tail of an enormous whale!  Journey with little Snail past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins and, of course, be ready to save the day when little Snail calls for your help.  Themed around the book “The Snail & The Whale” by Julia Donaldson

AUGUST 1 to 5 / SPLISH SPLASH FUN Dive in and discover all the splishy-splashy possibilities of water! Yes, you can drink it, you can squirt it, you can fizz it and you can even giant bubble it. Dry clothes and Wet Clothes are a must!  Themed on the book “Hey Water” by Antoinette Portis


Grades 1 to 2

As students grow from the world of play to applying more advanced story making and character inventing skills, their arts vocabulary increases.  All classes, regardless of age, foster personal growth, teamwork, and creativity while stretching the imagination. 

JUNE 6 to 10 /SUPER SECRET AGENTS / Mon to Fri – 9am to Noon – $150 /  It’s time for some serious sleuthing.  Create undercover disguises, invent sneaky gadgets, and do your best to outwit the bad guys as you hone your problem solving skills while puzzling out the toughest mysteries ever! (For an additional $100 you can stay for lunch and then join the Gadget, Gizmos & Gags camp)

JUNE 6 to 10 /GADGETS, GIZMOS & GAGS /Mon to Fri – 12:30 to 3pm- $115 /  Spend the afternoon creating, building and exploring the possibilities of props, sets and  stagecraft illusions.  Part magic and part science with a dollop of “make it yourself know how”, this camp is the perfect answer to the question – “How does that work?” 

JUNE 20 – 24 – DRAGON RIDERS   / Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm $280 / Get ready for adventures in the realm of the Dragon Riders!  Embark on a grand and perilous journey, but first you must learn the art of the enchanted sword, dance among the magical flames, sculpt armor fit for a brave adventurer and brew “flaming” potions of ice and fire.   Only with your imagination, bravery and skill is there any chance we can uncover the secret stories of these majestic creatures.  Join us if you dare! (This is a Hagrid approved camp.)

JUNE 27 to July 1 – HOGWARTS ACADEMY /Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm – $280 / SOLD OUT – Please consider DRAGON RIDERS in the previous week as a great alternative to this camp!  Dragon Riders is a Hagrid approved camp! Enjoy a fun-filled week unraveling the hidden mysteries of Hogwarts past and future. We’ll brew up powerful potions, solve impossible riddles, encounter incredible creatures, and master techniques to defend us from the monsters lurking in the shadows.  All professors, prefects, and magical creatures have been thoroughly approved for “safety”.  

JULY 11 to 15  – SEARCH FOR THE LOST PYRAMID / Mon to Fri – 9am to Noon – $150 / Deep in the sands of Ancient Egypt lie the clues to the hidden pyramid.  Adventure back in time to the land of mummies, pharaohs, and hieroglyphs as you attempt to unravel the mysteries that will uncover this long-lost treasure.    

AUGUST 1 to 5 – ONCE UPON A TIME… / Mon to Fri – 9am to Noon – $150 / Put all the fairy tales in a big jar, shake them up, and spill them all over the stage and what you get is a great big jumble.  Join us as we put this wonderful mess all back together in a brand-new way!  Create characters, act out scenes, design costumes and makeup and we will have a whole new set of fairytale adventures!


Grades 3 to 5

JUNE 6 to 10 – GADGETS, GIZMOS & GAGS/ Mon to Fri – 12:30 to 3pm- $115 / Spend the afternoon creating, building and exploring the possibilities of props, sets and  stagecraft illusions.  Part magic and part science with a dollop of “make it yourself know how”, this camp is the perfect answer to the question – “How does that work?”

JUNE 13 to 17 – LEGENDS OF OLYMPUS / Mon to Fri – 9am to Noon – $150 / Create and perform your very own play!  Inhabit such legendary characters as Athena, Zeus, and Hermes as you craft the scenes, design the costumes, build the props and inhabit the world of these larger-than-life heroes.  Final Performance: June 17 @ 11:30.

JUNE 27 to July 1 – HOGWARTS ACADEMY/Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm – $280 /SOLD OUT – Please call to be put on the waiting list.  Enter Millibo’s secret Floo network and be transported to Hogwarts and the Wizarding World.  You’ll enjoy a fun-filled week unraveling the hidden mysteries of Hogwarts past and future. We’ll brew up powerful potions, solve impossible riddles, encounter incredible creatures, and master techniques to defend us from the monsters in the shadows.    

JULY 18 to 22 – OUTLANDISH ADVENTURES/ Mon to Fri – 9am to Noon – $150 / Jumanji meets Odysseus in this epic quest where you transform the empty stage into the wildest of environments and then use your best acting skills to survive the challenges, outwit the monsters and solve the riddles you encounter there.  

JULY 25 to 29 – JUKEBOX MUSICALS / Mon to Fri – 9am to Noon – $150/ Who can escape the enchanted jukebox?  Uncover the exciting answer in an original musical play that you script, design, costume and perform. Even the most shy performer will find their voice as they share their favorite rock-n-roll to Disney tunes.  Final Performance: July 29 @11:30

JULY 25 to Aug 5 – MAKE A CIRCUS / Two Weeks- – Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm – $280/ Grades 4 – 9 / 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 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, Aug 1 @ 3:30. No prior experience needed.


TEENS

JUNE 13 – 17 – WHOSE LINE IS THAT? / Middle School/ Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm – $150 /  / Discover the art of improv and “making it up” on the spot!  Bring scenes, stories, and characters to life with ease, bravery, and a whole lot of fun as you say “YES” to that wild imagination of yours just waiting to be set free!  Final Performance: June 17 @ 3:30

JUNE 20 to 24 – SHAKESPEARE ENSEMBLE / High School / Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm – $150 / A one-week intensive investigating the outrageous characters of Shakespeare’s comedic world. Through scene work, language explorations and theatre exercises, you’ll master the language of the world’s greatest playwright in this fast-paced hands-on approach to Shakespeare. Final Performance: June 24 @ 3:30

JULY 25 to Aug 5 – MAKE A CIRCUS / Grades 4 – 9 /  Two Weeks / Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm – $280/  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 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, Aug 5 @ 3:30. No prior experience needed as students will work at their level.


MILLIBO'S TEACHING APPROACH

At the Millibo Art Theatre, we foster learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, a creative and meaningful curriculum and supportive, professional instruction that ignites imaginations, flexes problem-solving abilities, grows language and physical dexterity, and encourages children to innovate, create and dream!

Whether your child’s school was fully remote or hybrid this semester, chances are they spent extensive amounts of time in front of a screen. If, like many parents, you are working from home, you may be relying more heavily on television and video games to keep your kids entertained. Let us help!

Creative play is critical for the physical, emotional, and mental health of children. For almost twenty years the Millibo has offered programming that inspires youth to grow as artists and innovators and we are poised to support your child’s learning and social health during these difficult times. Our experiences running summer camps and afterschool and weekend workshops this Fall, confirm our belief in the importance of creative engagements for kids, and our ability to provide safe environments where this can happen.

 

 

Author: Jim Jackson