Musical Theatre Camp is an intensive co-ed program for the child who is interested in the dramatic arts. The program features experienced professionals teaching classes in voice, dance, acting, set design, and make-up. At the end of each four-week program, campers present a production. A healthy lunch, snack, popsicle, swim, and other regular day camp activities are included daily. Although our specialty camps have a range of different aged campers all campers are grouped with other campers closest to their age. Our energetic and fully-trained staff are carefully selected based on experience, character, and leadership. Every staff member is background checked, as we continue to maintain the highest level of safety and security on campus.
Director Elyse Anderson, is a professional singer, writer, and teacher who resides in Delray Beach, FL. She studied vocal performance at the Peabody Institute and Art History at Johns Hopkins University. While at Johns Hopkins, Ms. Anderson studied theater and directing under the tutelage of theatre and TV legend, John Astin. After college, Ms. Anderson went on to receive her Master’s in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her original plays and musicals have been workshopped and performed Off-Broadway in New York City as well as at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Ms. Anderson has performed Off-Broadway in various venues across New York City and has also worked in multiple Broadway theaters including Disney’s Frozen, Aladdin, and Lion King.
Director Clay Cartland is a Florida native and an award winning actor. Most recently Clay was seen in Shrek and Groundhog Day at the Broward Center for the performing arts. Mr. Cartland is also a proud member of Actors Equity and the recipient of 2 Carbonell and 4 Silver Awards. Mr. Cartland can be found in the classroom teaching Lower School Music at American Heritage but before that he worked professionally all over the state. Some favorite shows include: 25th...Spelling Bee, Desperate Measures, Flashdance, 1776, Peter and the Starcatcher, and First Date. Mr. Cartland is also a voice over artist and teaches improv comedy.
Camper groupings vary by program. Day Camp programs will be grouped by age/grade/gender, Specialty Programs are grouped together by age, interest, and/ or skill level. Programs are not guaranteed and require a minimum enrollment. Campers are supervised at all times by our energetic and fully-trained staff. Our counselors are carefully selected based on experience, character, and leadership. Every staff member is background checked, as we continue to maintain the highest level of safety and security on campus. At American Heritage Day Camp we do our very best to make sure our staff is placed with the appropriate age group to ensure a successful and fun summer. A well-balanced lunch and healthy snacks are provided in all full-day programs. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.