Where there is always something ON STAGE.

 

 

Drama Camps

In 2006 we began our Summer Drama Camp program!

 

The first year we staged three, two week camps. The camps were posted on the web site May 10th. By May 20th all three camps were full! Why? Because in our FULL DAY CAMPS we give the kids MORE field trips, (one per week); MORE crafts, (one everyday), and MORE fun than any other summer camp in North County. It also helps that we charge LESS than any other program. Shop around, you won’t find ANY OTHER CAMP that gives your child more for less.

Co-owners Randall Hickman and Douglas Davis both come from very large families. They know, first hand, how hard it was for their parents to pay for extra-curricular activities. Your child’s extra-curricular activity should not break a working family’s budget. 

 

Our SUMMER 2015 camps are posted below

 and registration begins March 16th.

 

 

 

 

 

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 HOW DO I REGISTER?

Camps are NOW POSTED ABOVE.  Registration will begin on Monday morning, March 16th at 10:00 a.m.  TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE CAMPS call us in the office 7 days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and we'll set you up over the phone. The phone number is (760) 806-7905.   You can also register ON LINE by CLICKING HERE

 

OUR CAMPS FILL UP FAST

Last year, we filled all 5 camps in 72 hours.  So If you want to secure a slot for your child register the first day.  If you will be calling to register be prepared to call frequently because we only have one line.  Your best option is to register on line by clicking the blue link above

 

VISTA CAMPS ENROLLMENT FEE

We pride ourselves on our affordable camps.  The cost of each camp is $260.00 per two week session... That is less than $2.95 cents AN HOUR!  The day you register you will be charged a $50.00 non-refundable, ’hold my slot’ fee.  This fee was implemented because during the past two years we have had an epidemic of parents registering and then dropping the camp a week prior to the start of the camp.  It is impossible at this stage to fill that slot with a child on our waiting list because parents have already found something else for their child to do.  The remaining $210.00 will be charged one week prior to the start of camp. Your child’s enrollment fee covers two snacks a day; one field trip a week; all crafts and supplies, and your child's costume rental and cleaning.  GREAT DEAL!!   NO PARTIAL enrollments will be allowed because the first day of camp we cast the SHOW and the kids perform in that show the second Thursday or Friday of camp.   ALL the VISTA DRAMA CAMPS will present their show on the San Marcos Theater West Stage in the San Marcos community center—3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, 92069. 

 

 FACILITY INFORMATION

The Vista camps are held our downtown Vista theater - The BROADWAY.  The Broadway Theater is located directly behind Vista's Avo Playhouse on the quiet street of East Broadway—340 East Broadway.  We are across the street from the Yellow Deli

 

 WHAT DOES MY CHILD GET IN THE VISTA CAMPS? 

(Items vary from camp to camp)

*   They get a speaking role in a full blown theatrical production, (If the camp you are registering for is doing a show)

*   A C.D. of orchestrated audition songs AND the sheet music to go with it.

      No more searching for a song when your child has an upcoming audition!

*   A black and white audition photo of your child suitable for any audition.

*   A completed costume design -- Done by your child.

*   A completed make-up design -- Done by your child

*   A completed set design -- Done by your child.

*   A certificate of participation.

*   TWO field trips during the two weeks   

*   We provide two Snacks every day one at 10:15 a.m. the other at 3:30 p.m.

*   Guest speakers and artists who will share their expertise in their particular area of theater.

*   A complimentary CAST PHOTO of their production.

*   We also supply the child with a COMPLETE costume on show day. 

     Parents provide underclothing and footwear

 

AGES of PARTICIPANTS and STAFF

To be a part of our REGULAR camps your child must be between the ages of 7 and 14 years AT THE TIME THEY ARE ENROLLED.  To be a part of our TEEN CAMPS your child must be between the ages of 11 and 17 years.  

Camp Directors are PREMIERE FOR KIDS founders, Randall Hickman and Douglas Davis.  Camp staff are 18 years and up and have been active within Hickman and Davis' program since they were kids.  Our entire staff is made up of young men and women we know personally and who are pursing a career in the arts.  Our staff to kids ratio is one Director, and 2 staff members. To find out more about camp directors, Randall Hickman and Douglas Davis, as well as the assistant directors click HERE.

 

DAYS and TIMES of VISTA CAMPS

ALL VISTA camps are two weeks long, (Monday through Friday), and run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8:00 am. if a parent needs early drop off). If you require the EARLY DROP OFF option, there is an extra fee of $5.00 a day and must be paid WHEN YOU REGISTER your child.  We do not offer drop off any earlier than 8:00 a.m.  Most parents use the EARLY DROP OFF option everyday, however, if you only need to utilize it on, let’s say, Wednesday's and Friday's we will be asking you in an email.  This email will be sent 1 week before the start of every camp.  The staff member who 'opens' the building will only allow children ON HIS or HER EARLY DROP OFF LIST to be dropped off before 8:45 a.m.  

 The structured day, when the kids are working with Randall Hickman or Douglas Davis, is between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You are more than welcome to drop your child off at 10:00 a.m. and pick them up at 4:00 p.m.  After 4:00 p.m. the kids play games, watch movies and do crafts with our amazing counselors. While the structured time with the Director ends at 4:00 p.m., the camp remains open until 6:00 p.m. There is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE if you pick up your child by 6:00 p.m.  We provide this extra two hour buffer to you free of charge.  However, there is a $1.00 per minute, per child, charge if you pick your child, (children), up later than 6:10 p.m.. So, if you arrive at 6:20 p.m., there is a $10.00 charge, (per child), that must be paid BEFORE your child, (children), show up for the next day of camp.

 

For other commonly asked questions click the link below. 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

To register ON LINE for one of our VISTA camps click HERE or call (760) 806-7905 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. seven days a week

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Details about our 2015 VISTA SUMMER DRAMA CAMPS: 
Text Box: YOUTH CAMP #2 - June 22nd through July 3rd
Text Box: YOUTH CAMP #1 - June 8th through June 19th

We kick off our 2015 camps with one of the most beloved shows of all time.  TONS of characters and TONS of crafts associated with this camp.  You don’t want to miss out on this one.  Register early to secure a slot!

 

                      AGES:  7 to 14

                      COST OF CAMP:  $260.00 for the two week session.

                      SLOTS LEFT IN THIS CAMP:  50

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP you may call our office 7 days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and we can set you up over the phone. The phone number is (760) 806-7905.   You can also register ON LINE by CLICKING HERE

This is the first time we have put up the MULAN camp, and we are so excited to bring it to our 2015 line-up of Drama Camps.  During the two week we will have a blast.  Register early to secure a slot!

 

                      AGES:  7 to 14

                      COST OF CAMP:  $260.00 for the two week session.

                      SLOTS LEFT IN THIS CAMP:  50

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP you may call our office 7 days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and we can set you up over the phone. The phone number is (760) 806-7905.   You can also register ON LINE by CLICKING HERE

Text Box: PRE-TEEN and TEEN CAMP #3 - July 6th through July 17th
Text Box: YOUTH  CAMP #4 - July 20th through July 31st

This is going to be one fun camp.  Two of weeks of dancing, singing and bring one of my favorite shows to life.  This is a pre-teen / Teen camp only.  Ages 11 to 17 years.  Since this is our only older teen camp this summer, register early to secure a slot!

 

                      AGES:  11 to 17  *PLEASE NOTE THE AGES.

                      COST OF CAMP:  $260.00 for the two week session.

                      SLOTS LEFT IN THIS CAMP:  50

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP you may call our office 7 days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and we can set you up over the phone. The phone number is (760) 806-7905.   You can also register ON LINE by CLICKING HERE

There is no other camp we are offering this summer that has more

characters and speaking roles than this one.  There are so many speaking roles, many of the kids will be playing two parts!  Don’t miss out on the fantasy trip through Wonderland!

 

                      AGES:  7 to 14

                      COST OF CAMP:  $260.00 for the two week session.

                      SLOTS LEFT IN THIS CAMP:  50

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP you may call our office 7 days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and we can set you up over the phone. The phone number is (760) 806-7905.   You can also register ON LINE by CLICKING HERE

Closing our 2015 camps is a fantasy ride to Neverland.  And before you ask, ‘yes’, I planned to have WONDERLAND and NEVERLAND back to back! Lost Boys, Pirates, Indians and of course, Peter and Tink themselves will lift your imagination off the ground.

 

                      AGES:  7 to 14

                      COST OF CAMP:  $260.00 for the two week session.

                      SLOTS LEFT IN THIS CAMP:  50

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP you may call our office 7 days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and we can set you up over the phone. The phone number is (760) 806-7905.   You can also register ON LINE by CLICKING HERE

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NOTE:  Registration for camps DOES NOT begin until March 16th at 10:00 a.m.

NOTE:  Registration for camps begins on March 16th at 10:00 am a.m.

NOTE:  Registration for camps begins on March 16th at 10:00 am a.m.

NOTE:  Registration for camps begins on March 16th at 10:00 am a.m.

NOTE:  Registration for camps begins on March 16th at 10:00 am a.m.

NOTE:  Registration for camps begins on March 16th at 10:00 am a.m.