RiverPark’s Commitment to Education
The RiverPark Center’s commitment to education continues to grow with the addition of four BRAND NEW summer camps in 2016. These camps will cover a wide spectrum of performing art disciplines, including theatre, visual art, magic, music, and more! Each week will have a main theme, but will also include structured activities in a variety of other areas. We have partnered with both local and nationally recognized organizations in order to bring the highest quality of fun and educational activities to children in the Owensboro and surrounding areas.
SPECIAL: Register for the first 3 weeks and get the final week FREE. (Additional child discount is only applicable for same week registration)
CAMP HOURS: Supervised Drop-Off: 8:30 – 9:00 am, Camp Program: 9:00 am – 3:00pm, Supervised Pick-Up: 3:00 – 3:30pm
AFTERCARE* : 3:30pm – 5:00pm *(additional $10 per day)
FOOD: A lunch and snack will be provided to each camper for each day of the camp. Water and juice will also be provided.
THINGS TO BRING TO CAMP: Appropriate attire for possible outdoor activities (Hat, sunscreen, jacket, etc.)
Camp Sign up Information
Click here to download the camp brochure and registration form Once complete please mail Registration form and fee to: RiverPark Center C/O Eli Halterman 101 Daviess St. Owensboro, KY 42303
Complete registration can be dropped off at the center anytime between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The early camp registration cost is $175 for one child and $150 for each additional child; after March 30 the cost is $200/175.
Online registration is also available by clicking here.
Aftercare: The RiverPark Center and Owensboro Museum of Science and History have partnered together to provide alternating days of aftercare programming from 3:30-5:00 each day of camp. For a small additional fee, campers will either stay at the center or be supervised over to the museum for structured activities. The aftercare program is offered on a “per day” basis, but space is limited; signing up your child on Monday morning for all of the days that they will be attending is recommended.
Camp Session Descriptions
Week #3 July 11th-15th:“Goldirox and the Musical Chairs” w/ GRADES 1-12
We’re really excited about our new script – but we need some help from you. Our script is still under construction and we want you to help us make it the best it can be by being the first kids to try out our new scenes, songs, and dances!
Chaos reigns as international rock sensation Goldirox and the Musical Chairs check in for a stay at the Bear Hotel and Suites. Searching for a room that’s “just right,” they wreak havoc on the hotel, leaving debris and discord as they fly from suite to suite. The hotel clerks and housekeepers scramble to meet Goldirox’s demands and to avoid the ever-present paparazzi determined to dig up a scandal.
Teaching Artist: Compass Creative Dramatics
Compass Creative Dramatics partners with school and community organizations to offer quirky, engaging theatre programming designed to provide arts enrichment and cultivate personal growth and character. We strive to provide these organizations an opportunity to enhance their current theatre education and life skills training as well as provide arts programming within schools and organizations with limited arts resources. Based out of Chicago, IL, Compass Creative Dramatics completes residencies throughout Illinois and in many states in the surrounding area.
Week #4 July 18th – 22nd: Magnificent Magic! w/ Marty Ransford GRADES 2-8
Abracadabra, alakazam! Learn the secrets of magic and astound your friends! Easy to find, everyday items will become objects of wonder and mystery. Each day, campers will be instructed on how to perform, and master, tricks both big and small. Campers will take home all the supplies they need to demonstrate their newfound skills, as well as an informational packet detailing all of the instructions and tips for each trick. But remember, a magician NEVER reveals their secrets!
Teaching Artist: Marty Ransford
Mt. Vernon, Indiana native Marty Ransford has been doing magic since age seven. He has performed in several states including California, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana. He has also worked in the entertainment industry as a scenic, costume, and lighting designer, technical director, props craftsman, and scenic artisan. He has worked in these capacities in over 150 musical and dramatic productions, motion picture, and theme parks, including South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, California, The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Cedar City, Utah, Disneyland, Anaheim, California, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, California, and Paramount Pictures. He holds three degrees including a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama, a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Technology, both from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Bachelors of Science in Visual Arts from the University of Southern Indiana. He performs magic in the character of MR Sharpe The Magician and Professor Randall Martin, Observational Psychic and Paranormal Investigator.
For more information, contact:
Eli Halterman, RiverPark Center Education Director, 270-687-2770, firstname.lastname@example.org