Creative and Performing Arts Camp
About the Program
Join us as we explore drama, dance, music, technical theater and other art forms! Classes are available for students Pre-K through 12th Grade.
CAPA is a model arts program for young people in Western North Carolina. The faculty and staff of CAPA greatly value quality education and arts experiences for all youth. Discovering ones creative potential and individual self in relationship to the world in which they live, work, and play is essential to the creative and performing arts experience. A safe, encouraging and respectful environment is central to building a cohesive and collaborative learning experience.
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- To deliver a comprehensive curriculum which is supported by the National Standards for Arts Education.
- To provide opportunities for youth to discover their own creative potential through a wide range of arts disciplines.
- To encourage and nurture the development of self awareness and confidence.
- To foster an appreciation and awareness of the impact the arts have in society.
- To develop a sense of community through rich arts experiences.
Typical Week at CAPA
- Arrival to CAPA is 9 a.m. each morning
- Departure each afternoon at 3 p.m.
- Interactive games start each day
- Lunch in McDonald Dining Hall at 11:45 a.m.
- Sessions include crafts, storytelling, music, dance, theater, creative writing and more!
- Afternoon snacks provided
- Field trip on Wednesday
- Children's work on display
- Performance Showcase on Friday afternoon
Frequently Asked Questions
A Parent/Guardian will need to drop off and pick up campers each day. If campers are coming or going with a babysitter or friend, please let the CAPA staff know.
LMC van pool is used for local transportation, and if needed for further field trips. Campers will need to provide their own booster seats if needed.
Lunch and a morning snack are provided every day. You do not need to provide any of these unless there is a special dietary need that we cannot accommodate. (Please specify on the lunch form and on the registration form if dietary needs exist, including allergies and medicines.)
The Showcase on Friday afternoon is for family and all your friends! Invite everyone - it is FREE!
Meet the Staff!
Stacey Burgess Trivett
Stavey Burgess Trivett, is adjunct dance faculty at Lees-McRae, where she received a B.A. in Dance and also studied Music and Education. She is an instructor at Northwestern Dance Studio in Boone, and choreographer for their award winning Northwestern Starz Competition Team. She has also taught at Watauga High School and workshops at for Avery Middle and Crossnore Schools. She teaches at local workshops and state conventions in Tap, Clogging, Ballroom, and Musical Theatre. Stacey, also the Children's Minister and Music Director at her church, hopes to pass her love for the arts on to the next generation of artists.
Mindi Bishop, was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has been dancing for over 20 years. She was a member of the Pizazz Dance Company and the University of Miami Hurricanette Dance Line. Mindi has performed at the Jackie Gleason Theater for the Performing Arts on Miami Beach with ABT principles in "The Nutcracker" as well as with Rudolf Nureyev in "Giselle". She also has studied with dance masters Dr. Henry LeTang, Scott Benson, Judy Ann Bassing and Savion Glover. For several years she has taught tap, jazz, ballet, and acrobatics to 3 - 60 year olds. She has recently returned to school, at Lees-McRae College, to obtain her degree in Performing Arts Studies with an emphasis in Dance. While there, she has choreographed several dance pieces, as well as being the choreographer or co-choreographer for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!", "The Arabian Nights" and "Swing! The Musical". Mindi has also performed in several productions at Lees-McRae College. Currently living in Banner Elk, NC, she is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a not-for-profit educational living history group studying and recreating the Renaissance and Middle Ages.
Our CAPA Camp staff and guest artists are carefully chosen, well qualified, and have extensive experience in working with youth. The staff to camper ratio is 1:5. The staff embodies the values and mission of CAPA, keeping youth at the core of its program.