Story Pirates Camp
The internationally acclaimed Story Pirates are running a two-week camp that kids won't forget!
Kids write their own amazing stories, engage in acting and improv games, build puppets and props, and perform an original show–with the Story Pirates at their sides every step of the way! This is a perfect beginning to summer for kids (from all schools), entering grades 2-6 in 2018.
June 24-28 & July 1-5 (no camp on July 4)
This year’s theme: Mysterious Detective Academy
Campers will spend their time solving mysteries, creating detective characters, coming up with devious clues, and inventing mystery stories of their own. Expect your kids to test family members' deductive reasoning skills as well, as they bring home mystery games and suspenseful whodunits of their own creation. At the end of camp, families will be invited to see the campers perform some of the stories and characters they have devised. You can be sure the mysteries they present will keep the audience in... suspense.
About the Story Pirates
The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. This critically acclaimed media organization, founded in 2004, has headquarters in New York and Los Angeles, and produces an array of original projects based on collaborations between kids and world-class artists. The group is made up of renowned comedians, musicians, authors, designers and teachers who use kids’ own words and ideas as the source material for everything they do. Adding professional polish, the Pirates bring to life on stage, on screen, in books and albums, and through their popular podcast, what young minds scribble down on paper. By inviting kids into the creative process, the Story Pirates offer a participatory new approach to kids’ media that’s fresh and engaging, not to mention hilarious.
Get your Story Pirates fill until camp begins! The Story Pirates Podcast is the number one podcast for kids and families! Tune in as we perform stories written by kids from all over the world. Did we mention it's free? Did we mention it's hilarious? Enjoy!
2019 Story Pirates Camp - Program Details
Dates: June 24-July 5, 2019 (no camp on July 4)
Campers: Kids entering 2nd-6th grades in 2019
Enrollment: Limited to 25 campers
Hours: 9am- 3pm
Other: Campers bring lunch, drinks & snacks from home (nut-free, only)
Location: 433 West End Ave. @ 81st St.
Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit required upon registration; cancellations after May 1 will result in forfeiture of tuition.
Financial Aid: If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please contact David Alpert before registering.
NYC Public School families: The last day for public schools in NYC is after this camp begins. If your child is unable to begin on the first day of camp, we will prorate their registration fee accordingly. To accommodate your schedule, please contact David Alpert, Calhoun Performing Arts Camp Director.
Peter Russo is a current member of the faculty at Calhoun. A graduate of Northwestern University, he has worked professionally in theater as a carpenter and technician for ten years, and as a performer, for thirty. A founding member of the Story Pirates, and a company member of Wakka Wakka Productions, he has run workshops and classes for people of all ages at schools, after-school programs, college campuses and summer camps in the city and around the country.