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See you at the collaboration station
From July 30th to August 8th , 25th Street Theatre will be presenting FREE mini day camps for kids ages 5 to 12 as part of the This is Not That Festival. We’re calling it The Collaboration Station!
Through a series of in person mini day camps focusing on the many different elements that go into creating a live theatre performance, Theatre Artists Angela Christie and Yulissa Campos will inspire kids to create their own Front Stoop Fringe shows.
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When is this happening?
Daily from July 30th to August 8th from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Where will it be?
All of our hands-on mini day camps will take place at W.E. Graham Park behind Victoria School.
Is this a drop-in program, or do I have to pre-register?
Pre-registration is a requirement, and space is limited to 15 kids per session.
When does registration close?
Registration closes 24 hours before each mini day camp or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first.
Why do I have to sign up in advance?
By signing up in advance we are able to ensure that we are adhering to the restrictions that are currently in place due to COVID19, and we are able to ensure that we have enough supplies for all of our participants.
If you have signed up and are suddenly unavailable, we ask that you contact us 24 hours in advance, so we can make a spot available to someone else.
How old does my child have to be to participate?
Your child must be between the ages of 5 and 12 as of the day of the mini day camp.
Is there a theme?
Yes! We’re so glad that you asked. Our theme for the 2020 Collaboration Station is Building Bridges of Understanding.
Does my child have to attend all of the mini day camps or can I choose the ones that work for us?
No need to sign up for every mini day camp, you can just pick the session that works for you.
Do I have to stay with my child the entire time?
No, but you are certainly welcome to. You know your child best, and if you want to stay close by, or take a walk around the block/grab a coffee, you do you. Just remember to be back at 11:00am.
Does my child need to bring anything with them?
Our suggestion is for your child to dress appropriately for the weather (complete with sun block and bug spray) and to bring a water bottle with them.
What about Covid-19?
We’re parents too, and we get it. We know that you want your kids to experience all the great things about summer (including camps), but you also want to make sure that they are safe.
Rest-assured that we will do all that we can to ensure that your child is safe. Here are some steps we are taking:
- All staff/volunteers will wear a cloth mask and sanitize their hands before going within two meters of your child and will only do so if absolutely necessary.
- All children will be assigned a hula hoop a minimum of two meters apart.
- Hand sanitizer will be available to all children on site.
- All activities will maintain physical distancing.
- We aim to have an adult to child ratio of 1:3.
- All staff/volunteers will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Person search in advance.
What if we can’t physically be there, is there another way that my children can access the Collaboration Station?
How can all this programming be free?
Their commitment to community is how we can do this while ensuring that 12 local theatre artists are compensated for sharing their expertise. We could not have done this without their support.
For the last 20 years, Angela has been involved with theatre across Western Canada as an actor, stage manager, and producer. She currently sits on the board of the Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan and Ferre Play Theatre, is the creator and coordinator for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s #ShakespearesaskLive school program, was a founding member of Live Five, and in her spare time she is a teacher in the Saskatoon Public School Division.
Yulissa Campos is a Latina actress, emerging playwright and founder of Ay, Caramba! Theatre, originally from Ecuador, but calls Saskatoon her second home. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Yulissa has worked with children and youth for several years and when she is not teaching drama or working with the newcomer community, she likes to write stories that connect and illustrate the underrepresented voices. You can also see Yulissa collaborating in the SUM Creation Studio Project and as part of the 25th Street Theatre’s Live in Your Lawn this summer!