Detroit – Summer is the perfect time to sharpen your musical theatre, acting, and dance skills if you’re lucky enough to secure a spot at Mosaic Summer Camp. Each summer, the Detroit-based youth development organization, Mosaic, welcomes kids from 3rd to 8th grade for two-week-long summer camp sessions, with each session ending in a powerful final performance.
Each day at camp, the campers enjoy theatre and music games, craft projects, dance breaks, mindfulness moments, and rehearsals and preparation for the end-of-camp performance.
Slots for the Mosaic Summer Camp fill up quickly and thanks to the generosity of Mosaic’s financial partners Kiwanis, M&M Fisher Foundation, the Bruce J. Heim Foundation, and the Jeffrey Seller Foundation, scholarships are available to cover up to 100% of the camp’s cost.
Summer Camp is just one of many youth theatre programs offered at Mosaic. Following summer camp, the organization pivots to its New Voices: Detroit program. This program is for students in 8-12th grade and pairs authors of winning submissions with professional coaches to help develop a play or song for the stage. The culmination of this program is a live performance on Aug. 12 at 6pm at the Detroit Public Theatre. Finalists have been chosen for this year’s event and have already begun working hard on their performances.
These summer programs, along with the rest of Mosaic’s 6,500 hours of annual youth theatre programming, leaves a truly powerful impact on the community. To-date, 97% of Mosaic’s youth ensemble members have been accepted into a college, and most of its students graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Additionally, nearly all the youth ensemble members report believing they are capable of achieving their goals.
Students interested in getting involved in the arts can try out during Mosaic’s next auditions beginning in mid-August. Details on the process are available on Mosaic’s social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.