2022 Session Update

The college regretfully announces that the Creative and Performing Arts Camp (CAPA) will not return for the 2022 session. With questions, contact Stacey Trivett at

Creative and Performing Arts Camp

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.

Program Goals

  • 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 at 9 a.m., lunch at 11:30 am., departure at 3 p.m.
  • Interactive games start each day
  • 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

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.

Lees-McRae 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.

Campers will need to provide their own lunch every day except Wednesday (Subway is ordered).

Meet the Staff

Stacey Burgess Trivett 
Director, Creative and Performing Arts Camp

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.

Additional Staff

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.