a note from alise

StarQuest Rocked It!

Unbelievable! What an amazing summer we had! In four short weeks, camp StarQuest became a home away from home…a place where our campers transformed into rockin’ StarQuest Super Stars! The last week of camp was action-packed! Not only did they perform an incredible production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR., but they also brought the spirit and battled it out “true camper” style for our Battle of the Stars 2019 color war. I’m including several videos below of our Battle of the Stars Song Fest, the culmination of our Hollywood Red vs. Broadway Blue Battle. Upon announcement of our winning team this year, Broadway Blue, as always at StarQuest we concluded with our traditional award ceremony, closing appreciation circle, ice cream, hugs, tears, and so much love! At Camp StarQuest we have been honored to have had the opportunity to experience your kids and watch their creativity soar and their minds grow. The bonds, friendships, and memories made will be cherished for years to come. We miss our amazing campers already, and the countdown to Camp StarQuest 2020 has already begun!

Alice in Wonderland Jr. Photos & More

Camp StarQuest Campers – Wow, just wow!

Our campers were mesmerizing from the moment they took the stage. We couldn’t be prouder of their hard work, commitment, and dedication, not only to their craft, but to each other. They clearly put to use all that we had learned in our specialty voice, dance, and acting classes in the mornings, and brought that focus and energy to our afternoon rehearsals to make Alice in Wonderland JR. come to life for the J stage. We hope they are still relishing in their success. Stay tuned as we will have video copies available likely toward the end of the month. I will keep you posted by sending out an additional communication about the video in the weeks to come. Here is a link to a Dropbox album our photographer took at our final tech rehearsal prior to showtime! Inside the main folder, there are two albums: “All Photos” and “Close-up Photos.”

Inside Peak into Battle of the Stars & End of Camp

Battle of the Stars: 2019 Color War was a hit! What an amazing Fake Out we had on Tuesday night. Thank you for being in on our “secret” fake out breakout. We officially broke Color War on Wednesday morning. The last two days of camp we laughed, we ran, we cheered, we smiled, we sang, we danced, we hugged. A snap shot of some special highlights…

  • Battle of the Stars Fake out Break Out – Hollywood Red vs. Broadway Blue
  • Arriving dressed in true battle of the stars spirit
  • Field Day – egg toss, watermelon eat, potato on a spoon relay, three legged race to name a few
  • Room – decorating contest
  • Song Fest – each team was taught two songs…an alma mater, a cheer, learned a march and created a banner
  • Awards – everyone received an award and our all-around camper award was given out
  • Final Appreciation Circle

We are all so sad Camp StarQuest has come to an end. The last four weeks have been amazing! Our closing circle last Friday solidified all we had wished this summer to be for our amazing campers. We can’t wait for them to walk into the school year with a truer sense of self, more confidence, and a deeper compassion for others. Their love of the arts certainly grew stronger, skill set improved greatly for sure, but perhaps most importantly, they learned a wealth of life lessons they can carry with them wherever they go and made friendships that will last forever doing what they love. Hats off to our amazing staff for changing lives and to our awesome, fantastic super campers who gave 100% everyday. We will miss you, but look forward to seeing next year. We accomplished all we set out to do and then some. Miss everyone already…so please join us during the year and be a part of our JPAS awesome programming.

Loved Camp StarQuest…be a Part of JPAS Year-Round…This is How!!!

Mark your calendars! If you loved Camp StarQuest, then you will enjoy many of our fall classes too. Please don’t fill up our camper’s fall schedule until you consider what we will be offering. Registration will open in the next few weeks and registration will fill up quickly! Many of our talented specialty staff will be teaching classes in the fall. While we don’t put on a full-scale production in the fall (that happens January – March/April, on Sundays 1:30 – 5:30 so save that date) we are putting on two musical revues that will culminate in a full-on showcase along with masterclasses taught by by teachers who have been seen on the acting stage on Broadway…national tours and locally! I am confident our new exciting programs will satisfy their theater bug, teach them new artistic skills to propel their talent, encompass life lessons, and be good old fashioned fun! We also plan to do some fun JPAS social events too. Let’s stay connected and keep this positive energy going!

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Alise Robinson
Director Camp StarQuest