MTC '20: You Don't Want To Miss This
Musical Theater + Camp = MTC
MTC combines the quality of a full musical theater program with the fun and excitement of Mountain Mist Day Camp in the great outdoors!
MTC is a full day summer camp program that costs under $40/day for YMCA members. 
Please visit the Meriden YMCA website to learn about the registration and medical forms required to attend. All paperwork and medical forms must be submitted to the YMCA the Friday before a camp session begins.
Our Program
MTC (Musical Theater Camp) is MYT’s summer program located at Mountain Mist Day Camp (576 High Hill Rd, Meriden), where we put on a show in just two weeks! In these challenging times, our mindset remains positive: we are not focusing on what we cannot do, but on what we can do! MTC will adapt and adjust to ensure a great camp experience, but more importantly - a SAFE camp experience!
Social Distancing at Mountain Mist
This summer at Mountain Mist, camp will look a little different. In addition to taking additional health provisions to limit the spread of the virus, groups sizes will be limited to no more than 10 children. Each group of 10 will have 2 counselors and a designated "camp site" where they will enjoy their camp activities. These small groups will not have any contact or interaction with the other groups at Mountain Mist.
Register for MTC
For this summer, MTC is limited to the first 20 participants who sign up. The cast will be separated into 2 distanced groups that will not interact with each other. Each group will have 2 staff members and their own camp/rehearsal space. 
Registration has been open since February and will close once a session reaches 20 participants.
Auditions
The staff will organize and plan each production so the 2 MTC groups (of 10 campers) will have their own aspects of the production to work on. Auditions for registered campers will be held the Tuesday before the session begins virtually on Zoom. Campers must be registered to audition. 
We will send audition materials to the 20 registered participants 2 weeks before the session begins.
Rehearsals
For the health and safety of all campers and staff, each group will be limited to 10 campers and 2 staff members. The campers and staff will not interact/contact other groups at camp and have their own rehearsal space in the MYTent. Each group will be responsible for different scenes and musical numbers in the production. Some aspects of the production will be performed by both groups, but rehearsed separately.
On rainy days, we will conduct rehearsals virtually via Zoom.
Performances
At the current time, we are waiting for more information from the state regarding outdoor social gathering regulations. We are also exploring options to stream the production online. We will keep you updated.
Parent pick up and drop off at staggered times
No bus service this year
Each group will have own art supplies and sports equipment
Each group at camp will be assigned to a specific bathroom
Hand sanitizing stations throughout camp, frequent hand washing
Staff using all necessary PPE
No overnights
ANNIE KIDS - (RISING STARS Grades 1-4)
We are excited to announce our first session program is now expanded to include students entering grades K-4 this year! The show Annie KIDS will give all our campers the chance to shine on stage. With classic songs like "Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," and "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile," this is one session you can't miss!
CIT Program
Selected Counselors in Training (9-12 graders) assist the MTC Staff in choreographing, planning, and producing the show! This year our CITs will join our first session virtually!
SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK JR (JUNIOR COMPANY - Grades 4-8)
Knowledge is power and at MTC, our campers know a lot: Like how bills are passed, when the Louisiana Purchase was made, the order of planets in the solar system AND how to use conjunctions! WOW! (Interjection) It's going to be an awesome 2nd session of MTC for our newly named JUNIOR COMPANY. 
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR (TEEN COMPANY - Grades 8-12)
This summer: WE DANCE! The Teen Company will tell the story of two different worlds. Once on this Island just wrapped up a wildly popular Broadway revival. This beautiful story is told through breathtaking songs - we can't wait to put this together with our teens! Join us!
A True "Summer Theater Camp"
Don't spend your summer in a stuffy auditorium - kids already spend enough time in school! MTC rehearses in the fresh air and puts the 'summer' and 'camp' back in "Summer Theater Camp." We rehearse each morning under the shade of the MYTent or Pavilion. Between rehearsals, campers get to take part in camp activites, swim in the pool, play on the courts, and even use the water slide! 
Camp will not operate on rainy days. On days with "liquid sunshine" we will hold rehearsal virtually on Zoom.
The MTC Staff
MTC is run by a mix of educators and MYT alumni who love to share their passion for theater with others. The MTC Staff has been working together at camp for over eight years and loves to see how each summer season continues to raise the bar. Because we always have at least five staff members, we are bale to cater to more children individually to help develop their skills in small group and whole group settings.
You Don't Want To Miss This
Ready to join us? Register today at the downtown YMCA today!
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