2022 Season

Summer Arts Camp

Four 1-week day camps at Macon Creek for 6th-12th graders featuring Instrumental Music, Theatre & Dance, Visual & Applied Arts and Vocal Arts on a stunning campus with walking paths, a pond, expansive fields, a creek flowing through historic woods and outstanding faculty dedicated to art, innovation and sustainability.

We are unique.

Why Macon Creek?

We are creating and preserving a place dedicated to art, innovation and sustainability where the creative process is revered and nurtured. By positively impacting those around us through creative and generative processes on a picturesque 215-acre campus in southeast Michigan, we are simply and profoundly putting more good into the world.

interdisciplinary focus

  • High quality performance values
  • Learning about the intersection of the arts with media, science, technology and the environment
  • Addressing issues important to youth today, like navigating peer relationships, social media, current events

activities unique to Macon creek

  • Local History & Rural Rediscovery
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Composting & Sustainable Gardening
  • Exploring Ecosystems
  • Science of Cooking
  • Tunnel Tours & Creek Hikes

share our joy!

SO MUCH FUN for artists, young and old!

guest lectures in the arts

  • Program-specific topics: Music Technology, Theatre Improv, Songwriting, Experiential Anatomy and more!
  • The Arts & Engineering, Business, Urban Development and Healthcare
  • Marketing, Digital Media & the Entertainment Industry
  • Entrepreneurship: How to Have a Sustainable Career in the Arts
  • Dealing with Performance Anxiety & Preparing for Auditions
  • Mindfulness & the Creative Process
  • The Value of Collaboration & Multimedia Performance

opportunities for adults & families

Evenings & Weekends

  • Jam Session
  • Karaoke
  • Ukulele Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Charades Night
  • Dance Party

Session 1
June 20 – 24, 2022
Instrumental Music

Our Faculty

Eligibility
  • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
  • Students interested in full orchestra, chamber music, and jazz (instruments include: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, bass, drums).
  • Intermediate to advanced players are welcome (not suitable for beginners).
Sample Daily Schedule

8:30a: Arrival and morning ice-breakers / group activity / games 

9:00a: Rehearsal (Full Orchestra / Chamber Music / Jazz Ensemble) 

10:00a: Break 

10:30a: Outdoor Exploration 

11:00a: Sectionals / Chamber Music / Combo Rehearsal 

12:00p: Lunch 

1:00p: Personal practice time OR private lesson  

2:00p: Group Activity (scavenger hunt, board game tournament, etc.) 

2:45p: Guest Lecture * 

3:45p: Rehearsal (Full Orchestra / Chamber Music / Jazz Ensemble) 

4:45p: Pack-up Instruments, gather belongings 

5:00p: Dismissal/Pick-up 

Final afternoon: Public Performance  

* Guest Lectures may include the following topics: 

  • Technology & Social Media 
  • Instrument Repair & Construction 
  • Music Improvisation & Composition 
  • Entrepreneurship (Careers in Music) 
  • Arts & Engineering, Business, Urban Development and Healthcare 
  • Multimedia Performance
    Camp Fees

    Instrumental Music Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before May 1); $475 (apply after April 30)

    Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

    Scholarships available.

    Session 2
    July 11 – 15, 2022
    Theatre & Dance

    Our Faculty

    Eligibility
    • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
    • Theatre students interested in learning all aspects of theatre performance, including diction, stage direction and technical theatre OR
    • Dance students interested in technique classes and choreography in a variety of dance styles.
    • All experience levels are welcome.
      Dance Track - Sample Daily Schedule

      8:30a: Arrival and morning ice-breakers / group activity / games

      8:45a: Ballet

      9:45a: Jazz / Contemporary (rotation)

      10:45a: Break

      11:00a: Modern / Lyrical (rotation)

      12:00p: Lunch

      12:45p: Flex Time (environmental dance, meditation, site-specific & exploratory movement, guest lecture)

      2:15p: Musical Theatre / Acting for Dancers

      3:15p: Choreography / Improvisation

      4:15p: Hip Hop

      4:45p: Pack-up, gather belongings 

      5:00p: Dismissal / Pick-up

          Theatre Track - Sample Daily Schedule

          8:30a: Arrival and morning ice-breakers / group activity / games 

          9:00a: Class: voice & movement

          10:00a: Break / Outdoor Exploration

          10:30a: Class: Acting technique, scene study, devising, improv

          12:00p: Lunch & games

          1:00p: Group Activity (scavenger hunt, board game tournament, etc.) 

          2:00p: Guest lecture

          3:30p: Rehearsal 

          5:00p: Dismissal / Pick-up 

              Camp Fees

              Theatre & Dance Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before May 1); $475 (apply after April 30)

              Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

              Scholarships available.

              Session 3
              July 25 – 29, 2022
              Visual & Applied Arts

              Eligibility
              • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
              • Students interested in learning to work with textiles, ceramics, painting, writing, and exploring other media.
              • All experience levels are welcome.
              Sample Daily Schedule

              8:30a: Arrival and morning ice-breakers / group activity / games 

              9:00a: Large Group Instruction  

              10:00a: Break 

              10:30a: Outdoor Exploration 

              11:00a: Small Group Classes 

              12:00p: Lunch 

              1:00p: One-on-one instruction / Personal Project Work 

              2:00p: Group Activity (scavenger hunt, board game tournament, etc.) 

              3:00p: Guest Lecture * 

              3:45p: Large Group Instruction 

              4:45p: Pack-up, gather belongings 

              5:00p: Dismissal / Pick-up 

              Final afternoon: Public Art Show 

              * Guest Lectures may include the following topics: 

              • Galleries & Art Shows
              • Technology & Design 
              • Setting Up a Home Studio 
              • Creating a Portfolio 
              • Entrepreneurship (Careers in Art) 
              • Arts & Engineering, Business, Urban Development and Healthcare 
              • Multimedia Performance 
              Camp Fees

              Visual & Applied Arts Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before May 1); $475 (apply after April 30)

              Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

              Scholarships available.

              Session 4
              August 8 – 12, 2022
              Vocal Arts

              Eligibility
              • Students entering 6th through 12th grade this summer.
              • Students interested in vocal technique and performance in choral, cabaret and musical theatre styles.
              • Intermediate to advanced singers are welcome (not suitable for beginners).
              Sample Daily Schedule

              8:30a: Arrival and morning ice-breakers / group activity / games 

              9:00a: Large Group Choir or Cabaret Rehearsal  

              10:00a: Break 

              10:30a: Outdoor Exploration 

              11:00a: Sectionals / Small Group Rehearsals 

              12:00p: Lunch 

              1:00p: Personal practice time OR private lesson  

              2:00p: Group Activity (scavenger hunt, board game tournament, etc.) 

              3:00p: Guest Lecture * 

              3:45p: Large Group Choir or Cabaret Rehearsal 

              4:45p: Pack-up, gather belongings 

              5:00p: Dismissal / Pick-up 

              Final afternoon: Public Performance  

              * Guest Lectures may include the following topics:

              • Vocal Health & Technique 
              • Songwriting, Harmonization & Arranging 
              • Preparing for Auditions 
              • Technology & Social Media 
              • Entrepreneurship (Singing Careers) 
              • Arts & Engineering, Business, Urban Development and Healthcare 
              • Multimedia Performance 
                Camp Fees

                Vocal Arts Day Camp (per camper): $400 (apply before May 1); $475 (apply after April 30)

                Application Fee (nonrefundable & applied to tuition): $50

                Scholarships available.

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