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Registration underway for Junior Jacks theatre day camp

June 27, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Junior Jacks theatre day camp at Stephen F. Austin State University is for children entering third through ninth grades. Information and a registration form can be found at theatre.sfasu.edu.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Registration is continuing for Junior Jacks Theatre Camp at Stephen F. Austin State University. The popular two-week School of Theatre camp is designed for children entering third through ninth grades. This year's camp is scheduled for Monday, July. 31, through Saturday, Aug. 12. Registration deadline is July 28.

Junior Jacks was designed as a day-camp version of the highly successful High School Summer Theatre Workshop at SFA, according to Carolyn Conn, associate professor of theatre at SFA and the camp's director. The fun and exciting summer camp, offered in two age groups, fills quickly, and Conn suggested parents register their children early.

"We have children representing all local and nearby schools as well as many home schoolers," Conn said. "There are also many repeat campers. Many Junior Jacks 'graduates' go on to attend the High School Summer Theatre Workshop at SFA. We also have former Junior Jack/High School Workshop participants who become theatre majors at SFA. The camp is a great introduction to what we offer in the School of Theatre.

Junior Jacks is a community outreach opportunity designed to not only introduce children to theatre, but it also allows the School of Theatre's teacher certification students to work with students who are younger than high school age.

Junior Jacks campers play theatre games and rehearse plays that will be performed at the camp's conclusion. The younger group meets from 9 a.m. to noon and the older group meets from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Play performances will be at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in Room 160 in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Registration cost is $75 per student and $50 for each additional sibling within a single family. Needs-based scholarships may be available. More information and a registration form can be found at theatre.sfasu.edu, or contact Conn at (936) 468-1031 or conncs@sfasu.edu.