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Welcome to
Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy
June 23 - 29, 2019

Shining Stars Camp DirectorsCreated and directed by Sherwin Mackintosh and Carrie Kelsey (pictured left), the Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy is now in its second year in the Southeast and at the Swamp. Sherwin and Carrie were two of the Producers of the recent revival of Upside Down. Sherwin was the co-writer (along with Steve Johnson) and Carrie was the Assistant Director and Choreographer. For this special week only, the Swamp will be transformed to include a Performing Arts Venue and Instructional Studios; while still including many of the things that you have come to love and expect at the Swamp (Starlight Devotionals, Swimming, Fishing, to name a few), PLUS a concentration in Singing, Acting, Dancing, and instrumental music, all in a spiritual and nurturing setting.


Shining Stars Camp Directors Last year was a HUGE success and brought together young performers from all over the country. Camp Swamp's dining hall was transformed into a performance venue (pictured right) including professional lights and sound. The week culminated in a special showcase for the parents featuring some of the pieces the campers learned throughout the week. The showcase also allowed campers who were interested in Technical Theatre the opportunity to learn more about Lights, Sound, Costumes, and more. We were very fortunate to be able to add a concentration in instrumental music as well and had several campers bring and play their instruments for the showcase. Check out the Rave Reviews section below to hear from some of our performers from last summer.


Shining Stars Camp Directors Shining Stars will be a great experience for anyone looking to build their confidence, leadership training and talent development. (Pictured: 2018 Participants) Studies show that students involved in the Arts score higher on SATs and learn to be more comfortable in social situations. So whether you are just starting out or have been performing since you were born (we've heard the stories!), there is a place here for everyone to grow in a very safe, non-threatening environment. And if you are thinking about trying to make a career in entertainment, there will also be special classes on how to use your talents for God while thriving spiritually in the field of entertainment. Join us today and prepare for the Stage of Life!

The Academy will feature a very distinguished set of instructors whose experiences include Broadway, TV, Opera and Screen Writing. Throughout the week we will be learning selections from some of the greatest plays and musicals, including excerpts from the recent revival of Upside Down.

Rave Reviews...

  • Shining Stars Camper
    Shining Stars camp was really fun! It was great getting to meet other kids that had the same interests as me. I loved getting to learn from professionals who had experience working in the industry. I learned a lot, and had fun working on the musical numbers as we prepared for the show. They picked some of my favorite musical theater songs, and it was cool getting to perform them at the end of the week. I am looking forward to going back again.”
    Sydney Sessions, 12 years old, Alpharetta, GA
  • Shining Stars Camper
    Shining Stars was awesome! I made new friends and had new experiences. I also grew spiritually and grew closer to God. I learned from the talented people around me and had tons of fun while doing it.
    Ty Brown, 9 years old, San Antonio, TX
  • Shining Stars Camper
    I loved Shining Stars Camp!! It was so amazing witnessing people in the Kingdom of God stay true to The Word when in the performing arts business. It gave me hope learning that I can truly use my talents for the Lord. I think my favorite part was dancing because Mr. Paul definitely pushed us past our limits. :)
    Emerson Faith Howard, 15 years old, Athens, GA
  • Shining Stars Camper
    The Shining Stars Performance camp was an incredible experience to expand my performing horizon all to strengthen my relationship with God. I was inspired to be around real life examples of the staff, who use their talents for God. My favorite part about camp was being around people like me who are interested in live performance, and being able to perform with like-minded people.
    Ryan Mertz, 16 years old, Greensboro, NC

SHOWCASE

Shining Stars Showcase

The week will culminate in a special Showcase for all the parents with professional lights and sound! There will be group numbers, smaller ensembles, and even some solos!

Shining Stars Sound Board

And if Technical Theatre is your thing, there will be opportunities for Lights, Sound, Costumes, and more.

Join us today and prepare for the Stage of Life!

Shining Stars will be a great experience for anyone looking to build their confidence, leadership training, and talent development. Studies show that students involved in the Arts score higher on SATs and learn to be more comfortable in social situations. So whether you are just starting out or have been performing since you were born (we've heard the stories!), there is a place here for everyone to grow in a very safe, non-threatening environment. And if you are thinking about trying to make a career in entertainment, there will also be special classes on how to use your talents for God while thriving spiritually in the field of entertainment.

Held at     June 23 - 29, 2019

Vital Registration Information...

Registration includes all meals, lodging, and activities.
No discounts.
$250 non-refundable deposit required. (Deposit applied to total fee.)
Balance due May 31. (Late fee after May 31.)
Registration closes May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
Space permitting, late registration plus late fee begins June 1.

Want a Discount?
Bring a Friend with you.

Once you and your friend register, send us an email with both your names.
Once verified, we will apply the $25 DISCOUNT to your account.

CAMP IS ALWAYS BETTER WITH FRIENDS.
Early Bird Price is $675.
Increases to $725 after April 15

Register today to get early bird rate and save late Fee,
which is applied after June 1 (space permitting).

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