- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
Hidden Valley Alive is our camp’s advanced teen arts summer program for Creative and Performing Arts for ages 14-16 years old. The program cultivates emerging artists’ creative potential and provides opportunities to explore a variety of visual and performing arts at any level with our staff of professional artists.
Students work on two main projects, a gallery for their visual artwork and an original music, dance and theater production. The schedule includes many days filled with a variety of arts activities and other days with intensive performance or visual arts workshops. Trips to significant Maine art venues round out the experience.
Programs include -
Theater: acting, improv, play-writing, musical theater, experimental theater, comedy.
Art: drawing and painting, sculpture, stained glass, environmental art, pottery, hot glass beads, etc.
Dance: jazz, modern, ballet, cultural dance, choreography, and contact improv. Music: singing, song-writing, guitar, rock band.
Communication Arts: writing, poetry, photography, video, computer art.
Students live in their own 1800s restored, eight-room cottage together with the group’s professional counseling staff. The cottage is situated on the camp’s 300 acres of woods, fields and a private lake. The group makes use of Hidden Valley’s 5 art, music and dance studios and large performance spaces.