Summer Camps 2020

Join us in Neverland this Summer with the beloved production, Peter Pan! We are excited to be able to present this show!
Students will be cast into a safe-sized groups and work with their peers to create scenes, sing, and dance. All groups will then present this show together in an open-air, evening performance. 

Registration Now OPEN!

ANNOUNCEMENT! Summer Camps ARE still happening. We are taking extreme measures to ensure everyone's safety.

We are fortunate to have large enough facilities where we can regulate proper COVID-19 protocol. Our safety measures include, but are not limited to:
-Touchless Temperature Checks for everyone (staff and students) at the start of the day.
-Smaller Camp Groups, students will be grouped into casts of 10 or less that they will create with for the entirety of camp - All campers that live in the same household or share a carpool WILL be grouped together.
-Staggered Arrivals (9am, 9:15am, 9:30am, and 9:45am) and Pickup (3pm, 3:15pm, 3:30pm, 3:45pm) times, so we facilitate check-ins (temp. check, hand-washing/sanitizing)
-6-foot-distancing and masks will be utilized as much as possible
-Strict Adherence to staying home if you do not feel well at all - this is SUPER important!
-Regular Cleaning and Sanitizing throughout the day
-Hand Sanitizer will be available in every room. 
-Students will keep all of their personal items in a tub or container that will be sanitized every day. NOTHING will be shared, whatsoever. 
-Staggered and Outdoor lunches when possible

Cost: $749 ($50 off Early Bird Pricing, through February 2020)
Rehearsals will be at our Studio West Location for the duration of camp!

Performance Location: Discovery Fellowship Church - Outdoor Stage and Seating!
6630 Brittany Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Camp 1: 3 rd      - 8 th      grade – June 9 - 26 
Performance: Sunday, June 28
Camp will run Tuesday-Friday All 3 Weeks, 9am-3pm

Camp 2: 9 th      - 12 th      grade – June 30 - July 17
Performance: Friday, July 17, evening
Weeks 1&2: Camp will run Tuesday-Friday
Week 3: Camp will run Monday-Thursday

Camp 3: 3 rd      - 8 th      grade – July 28 - August 13 
 

Performance: Friday, August 14, evening
Weeks 1&2: Camp will run Tuesday-Friday
Week 3: Camp will run Monday-Thursday

Steps for Registration!  
For NEW My Music Staff Accounts. If you already have an account, please start at 'Step 6' after logging in!

  1. Go back to our Homepage
  2. Under the ‘Login To Your Account’ tab, Select ‘Create an Account’
  3. Once you have filled in your information, you will be sent an email to confirm your account
    (Tip: You will need to connect a credit card to your account during creation.)
  4. Revisit the website to login to your new account!
  5. From your Homepage, visit the ‘Calendar’ tab on the Left Panel
  6. Toggle to your camp's start date, select the event and click ‘Register’
  7. You will be sent an invoice within 72 hours!

Please contact Leah, admin@divabeeproductions.com, if you have any questions or concerns. 

Production Team

Director  - Jalyn Courtenay Webb
Instructors:
Lincoln Brandt - Music Director

Katie Burke - Nursery Team Leader

Katie could not be more excited to work with these talented kiddos this summer!! Katie has been acting since a young age and has pursued her passion by performing professionally and teaching theater for many years. She graduated from UNC in 2015 with a theater education degree and has spent the past 6 summers working with theater camps. Katie LOVES Peter Pan and was lucky to act in it herself in high school! She can’t wait to come up with some crazy fun ideas with these kids and create some unforgettable experiences. “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it” -J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan 

Amanda Van Orden - Lost Boys Team Leader
Amanda is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity's Music Dance Theatre program. She has performed in and around Utah for the past several years. Her favorite roles include Charlotte (Charlotte's Web) at the Parker Theatre, Milly Pontipee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) at the Playmill Theatre, and Ms. Brill (Mary Poppins) at Brigham Young University. Amanda most recently worked as a theater coach for the Utah Children's Theatre where she taught acting, improv, and production design. Last winter, Amanda had the opportunity to assistant direct and choreograph Parker Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland. When she is not performing or teaching, Amanda works as a freelance photographer capturing everything from theatrical performances to newborn photography.

Abigail Hanawalt - Neverlanders Team Leader

Abbie Hanawalt, a Colorado native, has been performing since the age of 6. In May of 2017, she
graduated with her degree in English with a concentration in Education from Colorado State
University. While she has done a great deal of teaching in public schools, she has over 7 years of
experience with teaching theatre to kids from ages 5-18. Following her graduation, she spent 7
months touring with Missoula Children’s Theatre bringing theatre to kids in the U.S. and
Canada. She has also assistant directed, music directed, and choreographed summer camps with
Up In Lights Productions. Abbie teaches academy classes throughout the year and loves summer
camp! She helped teach and choreograph Grease and Matilda camps the past two years. It brings
joy to her heart to watch young performers grow and find passion and friends through the arts.
Along with teaching, Abbie performs regionally in Colorado and across the country. Her go to
Starbucks fuel is a grande iced coffee with some cream and sugar free vanilla syrup.

Kyle Smith - Pirates Team Leader
As a professional Kyle has performed all over the country and internationally. Theaters include: Sierra Repertory, Pacific Conservatory Theater (California), Oregon Cabaret Theater (Ashland, Oregon ), Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins and Vermont Shakespeare company. Internationally Kyle has performed in Chile, China and Scotland. As a teacher he has taught at The Academy in their Grease camp and is currently teaching theater to elementary school kids for Kidstage Denver. When not performing, Kyle is also a professional SCUBA diver having guided divers in Alaska, New Zealand and Hawaii. At present he is a safety diver for a traveling mermaid show and a divemaster for Flatirons SCUBA. Kyle holds a BFA in musical theater from Ohio Northern University.

Senior Intern/Assistant Director - Nic Rhodes
Nic Rhodes is so excited to continue with the Academy for their third summer interning! Some of their favorite Academy roles include the Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof and Teen Angel in Grease. Nic is a junior at Colorado Mesa University studying musical theatre. As well as interning for the three camps this summer, Nic hopes to share their adoration for dance with your kids, specifically beginning-intermediate tap, beginning hip hop, and beginning-intermediate ballet!  

Choreography Consultant - Carol Barnes

Costume Design, Team Support  - Taylor Marrs

Taylor Marrs is elated to be returning for another summer with the the Academy’s wonderful young artists!!! You may recognize him from Fort Collins productions of RAGTIME(Father), GREASE(Teen Angel), WEST SIDE STORY(Action), HEART OF THE HOLIDAY(Scott), and MY WAY(Man 1). Taylor attended Northwestern State University of Louisiana, concentrating in musical theatre and costume design. He has performed all over the country with many types of theatres. From outdoor historical dramas to touring educational theatre; equity houses to cafeterias. With 12 years of professional work under his belt, he brings many artistic skill sets to share with our camp. Singer. Actor. Dancer. Costumer. Wig Designer. You name it, he can do it, or figure it out quick. Growing up in his local community theatre (in a camp much like ours) and performing arts schools, he learned that to be able to work successfully and full time in the arts he would have to acquire many skills in the field. Now he gets the chance to share all those things with the future of the arts, your talented youngsters!!!

Academy Support - Allison Hatch